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Footnotes: Facebook’s Earnings, Dirty Harry Norquist, and Hating The Olympics | 07.27.12

NUGENT: Grover Norquist — Beltway’s Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry Norquist, president of Americans For Tax Reform (, has never seen a tax increase he supports, which should immediately put him at the head of the line for a Presidential Medal of Freedom once Mitt Romney is elected. If there was a Hall of Fame of Common Sense, a huge statue of Grover Norquist would at be the front door. [WT]

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Deloitte loses accountancy board appeal [FT]

The Hater’s Guide To The 2012 London Summer Olympics  The IOC is full of freeloading, vampiric maid-pinchers who use the guise of Olympic spirit to siphon off billions of dollars from any town dumb enough to still believe in the idea of civic pride. It's London. It's one of the great cities of the world. It doesn't need the Olympics to thrive. If anything, the Olympics are RUINING London. They would have been much better off spending a fraction of that money to lure a Five Guys franchise to Trafalgar Square. Dumbfucks. [Deadspin]

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