THE MORNING BANTER: Obama Urgings, Admirable People, Parking Ticket Fighters, and Google Innovations

Happy Friday Jr.! Here's what's happening on the interweb:
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Happy Friday Jr.! Here's what's happening on the interweb:
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Happy Friday Jr.! Here's what's happening on the interweb:


1. Obama Urges Senate Democrats To Oppose Iran Sanctions In Closed-Door Meeting

President Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats at the White House on Wednesday, urging senators to oppose new sanctions against Iran, according to people at the meeting. The president warned that new sanctions could derail the fragile nuclear talks, and after Obama made the case against sanctions, not a single supporter argued the opposite case, sources said.

“God damn right they didn’t,” Obama thought to himself. This is the power he thought he’d have from day one. This is the control he needed. The wheels in his head had shook their cobwebs and were now spinning for the first time in ages. He had plans now. Big plans…


2. Another Reason Why We’re All Screwed: Rush Limbaugh Among Top 10 Most Admired People In The World

The Times of London, which conducted a poll of the most admired people throughout 13 nations determined that, among Americans, Rush Limbaugh is the ninth most admired human being in the entire world, therefore calling into question the entire concept and validity of admiration.


3. Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You

Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. But now a new app called Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it’s dismissed, you pay Fixed 25 percent of the ticket price. If Fixed loses, you pay it nothing, so there’s nothing to lose. Fixed just launched in San Francisco, but wants to fight tickets nationwide.

I’m not even going to make a snarky joke about this; this is amazing and needs to be in DC like yesterday.


4. Google Just Fixed One of the Most Annoying Things About Browsing the Web

It looks like Chrome has finally implemented a very useful beta feature for all users: It now shows a small speaker icon next to whichever tab is playing sound. While this may not seem like a big deal, for those of us that have literally screamed, “WHERE IS THAT COMING FROM?!?!?!” at an inanimate machine, this is big.