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Brad's morning edition
* On Thursday, Warren Buffett turned 82. He planned to take a break from writing President Obama's convention acceptance speech to celebrate.
* Berkshire Hathaway shareholders sang “Happy Birthday” to Warren, and then added, “Wish you 82 more.”
* Warren Buffett still seems young and vibrant. I believe the fact he's frequently standing beside Charlie Munger has something to do with that.
* There's a tropical storm in the south and Labor Day weekend is approaching. By Friday night, I predict gas prices will be $30 per gallon.
* Traffic is backed up for hundreds of miles as millions try to flee. Of course, I'm talking about Florida seniors trying to get out of the path of Paul Ryan's Medicare plan.
* Paul Ryan is accused of distorting President Obama's record during Ryan's speech Wednesday night. For example, I'm reasonably certain Obama did not co-write “Call Me Maybe.”
* Ryan tried to convince voters he's capable of being vice president. So he lugged a set of golf clubs on-stage.
* On Thursday night, a mystery speaker will be at the Republican National Convention, and some think it's either Sarah Palin or Tim Tebow. Of course, there's a huge difference between the two – Palin's preseason passing efficiency rating is much better.
* Deb Fischer told the Republican National Convention how Nebraska achieved its economic success. By the time she was finished speaking, all the delegates were chanting, “Raise property taxes, raise property taxes.”
* Taylor Hicks performed at the convention. This proves that Republicans have an incredible employment plan. They're even capable of creating professional singing jobs for “American Idol” winners.
* Mitt Romney is delivering his acceptance speech from a $2.5 million stage inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. With all the proposed Romney spending cuts, wouldn't it go over better if he stood on a bucket atop a throw rug?
* President Obama just campaigned in Columbus, Ohio. This meant Obama was the second most powerful man in town, right after Urban Meyer.
* Obama insisted on visiting the Ohio State football program. He'd never seen anything more corrupt than Chicago politics.
* Bill Clinton is going to formally nominate President Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton promised to give Obama the best lukewarm, half-hearted endorsement you've ever seen.
* A 76-year-old Boston jockey is suing to keep his job. He's the only jockey eligible for preboarding in the gate.
* Its easy to spot the 76-year-old jockey during races. He's the guy with his turn signal blinking for 12 furlongs.
* The world's oldest person just turned 116 and celebrated in traditional fashion by signing a contract extension with the Boston Celtics.
* The Mars rover is utilizing a robotic arm that's incredibly strong and eerily accurate – wait, that was Peyton Manning in a preseason game.