Saturday, October 03, 2015

Closed Sundays

  The blog is closed on Sundays. Have an excellent weekend and I will see you bright and early on Monday morning. It's been a helluva week...


IBD: Donald Trump Falls: Ben Carson Surges To Lead In Poll
The nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared with 17% who say they support Trump.

'Everybody Wants To Rule The World'

Tears For Fears

Sinking Bush

Slate: Jeb Bush Just Sunk to His Lowest Point Ever - And it’s all because of Donald Trump.
The Bush campaign came into the election knowing that it would have to address concerns about dynasty and being considered a member of the establishment. It likely didn’t expect a bombastic (to put it generously) figure like Trump to come along and seize polling front-runner status by amplifying these weaknesses through gaudy but attention-grabbing performance art.


Who Were They

  I hate, hate, hate, looking at these photos, what a pile of shit. This country is so stupid, you can't measure this degree of stupid.

CNN: Victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting

Have A Great Saturday

work by Fernando Bottero

The Onion - Report, Increase In Gun Sales To Be Most Concrete Result Of Obama’s Pro-Gun-Control Speech

Maiasaura Peeblesorum

38% Of American Workforce Still Jobless

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin Of Oregon

The Drought

Never Happen


Reich's Latest

Human Sickness

Friday, October 02, 2015


'The Big Short'


Just The Facts

Room To Grow

Chris Mintz Is A Hero

Oliver To Cobert - 'I Couldn’t Give Less Of A S**t About Donald Trump'

Student On UCC Campus Had Concealed Weapon During Shooting

  Listen to his story - "...not knowing where SWAT was on their response time, they wouldn't know who we were...they could think we were the bad guys..."

Papal Swindle

  A must read especially for all those who think there is a cultural shift going on in the Catholic Church. The short answer is no, the ultra conservative Catholic ideologues are still present and remain powerful.

Esquire: Was Pope Francis Actually Swindled into Meeting Kim Davis?

Have A Great Friday

work by Fernando Bottero - 'Abu Ghraib'

The Onion - ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

Exercise In A Bottle

Science Daily: Exercise in a bottle could become a reality
summary - Research finds around 1000 molecular reactions to exercise, opening the door for drug treatments to mirror the health benefits of exercise.

TRNN - Latin American Leaders Demand UN Reforms

The Drought


The Shooting

Global Warming - Prisons


The Market On Friday

  Good morning. It is 47 degrees and cloudy here in the Upper Hudson Valley. The coolness of the Fall slowly works its way into the weather system. We had yet another mass shooting and we have all become quite used to the media pattern of these horrible and tragic events. We learn about the shooter but essentially all the shooters have one things in common, they are all highly disturbed and violent people. There is no safeguard in society that prevents people who are highly disturbed and violent from getting a gun. At this point I don't believe any such legislation will ever happen, the country and especially the GOP is much too embedded with the NRA and the NRA mindset. We all need to learn how to protect ourselves in these types of situations because as we know they are occurring regularly and all over the country.

  At 8:10 a.m. ET futures are moderately higher and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open higher.

  The monthly Federal report on jobs created in the preceding month will come out at 8:30. This is an important one as always but especially because the Fed is tottering on the edge of raising the base interest rate. A good report will more than likely assure a rate hike.

CNN: 3 things to know before the open
The U.S. government will post September jobs data at 8:30 a.m. ET, including the unemployment rate, payroll figures and earnings.