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Europe's leaders met again, looking in vain for a way to get their economy to "Stop Breaking Down." But investors looking for a "Safe European Home" for their money had "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide." The "Greek Style" of economic management has thriftier nations shaking their heads and vowing, "No More Mr. Nice Guy," but France's new Socialist president wants to pursue a new policy -- one where Germany says, in effect, Here, "You Take My Money." Maybe it's time for "A Little Less Conversation," a little more compromise.
Meanwhile, back at home, Facebook's shareholders were asking themselves, "With Friends Like These," who needs enemies? With the stock stuck in the low 30s, jerked-around investors and rage-baiting regulators summoned a legal "Wave of Mutilation" that could make Mark Zuckerberg a very "Lonely Boy" indeed.
President Obama's week wasn't much better. "The Process of Leaving" Afghanistan is dragging on longer than he or his supporters would like, and the message from the White House is "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place." His "Generals and Majors" disagree, and you can bet that Republicans will show no "Mercy" if America's "Emergency Exit" ends up enabling "Terrorists in the City" to reclaim control of the nation.
The GOP is already trying to paint Obama as a "Big Spender" who's turning the nation into one big "Bleeding Heart Show" -- a criticism White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed as "Bullshit" (though he used a family-friendly abbreviation). But Democrats' efforts to paint Mitt Romney as the kind of guy willing to "Party on Fifth Ave." while ensuring that "The Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" are so far falling flat. Even Cory Booker complained about the attacks on Romney's old company, Bain Capital. Team Obama responded right away, telling Booker to "Shut Up, Man." Seems the Newark mayor will have to shelve his "Policy of Truth" until after the election.
There was some reasonably good news this week: two years after the "Arab Spring" began, Egyptian voters are getting an overdue taste of "Freedom!" in what's being billed as the Arab world's first free presidential election. Unfortunately, the choice is between Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood and the heirs of "Mr. Big Thief" himself, Hosni Mubarak.
And in New York, police announced a break in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, whose case inspired Ronald Reagan to create National "Missing Children"s Day (which happens to be today). "Confessions" like the one reportedly offered by suspect Pedro Hernandez aren't enough to close a case, but here's hoping the Patz family will soon have some long-overdue "Peace of Mind."
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