As a possible sign of things getting better is increased revenue at the Connecticut gin mills. The reality is this is money going into the coffers of another state rather than this state and programs in that state that will not be eliminated or gutted since they’ll be getting some bucks for the suckers.…I mean THE CUSTOMERS…who take that long lonesome ride.
The lowest number of work place deaths have been reported in almost 20 years. With the high unemployment this is a real shocker.
A poll shows that many Americans consider Obama a Muslim. I’ve listen to some of the Imam’s going full bore. Talk about hate speech that is laced with half truths, demagoguery, absurd conclusions and just plain old ranting (sounds like some anti’s) and you know president WOW could never listen to or subscribe to that. What’s that? Reverend Wright? Twenty years of listening to his ravings? OK…forget about the Imam’s.
My son emailed me from Iraq a day after it was announced that our combat troops have pulled out. He spoke of the motor attack, RPG attack and IED’s that hit his convoy. Yep…things are all quiet.
One hundred and four Democrats voted against the war funding bill - primarily for Afghanistan - and a few Republicans tagged along - too few - some Obama got his wish of amping up the fray. I would strongly urge that the administration seriously reconsider our continued involvement. Let them enjoy the attributes of 16th century life and if it becomes a Taliban stronghold - probably already is we know exactly where to find them. This is an endeavor we cannot win nor justify.
The economy continues to be in shambles but some places it is going strong such as in Germany. American companies are showing some reasonable good bottom lines and many are pointing to how foreign income has been responsible for that. So many large corporations are multi-national which usually means jobs overseas and the unemployment line over here. Manufacturing reports so continuous sluggish or non growth. Now reports are from Fidelity that folks are dipping into their 401(k) to stay afloat.
The great grocery give away continues at Hannaford’s Super Market. I wonder if the anti’s participate?
Nice picture of Roger in the paper helping out at the Burt Wood School. I will refrain from the obvious cheap shot opportunities this presents.
Interesting that Allin’s letter regarding Marsha’s my way or the highway approach appears in the paper in conjunction with Mike Maddigan’s piece on the “Gag Rule.”
Wonderland is gone and a tip of the hat to those who voted to eliminate dog racing. Somehow all the hand wringing on doggie abuse really could not be found at the local tracks. When this measure was first proposed my knee jerk reaction was to support it until I actually talked to some of the folks who worked at the Raynham track. One of the trails I occasional run goes behind the track and that gave me the opportunity to take a gander at the housing quarters for the pooches. Not bad. Wandered over for a peek. A little investigation on my part convinced me this was animal activists gone loony. Now Wonderland has fallen victim to the fact our government could not compromise on a gaming issue. Next will be Raynham.
The Republicans offer little in the way of an alternative to the failed president and the absolute totally failed Democrats. They just have to sit back and say no, watch voter anger increase, look at the idiocy of Pelosi et al, watch the jobs reports continue to flounder, the body counts from Afghanistan escalate and wait for November. I didn’t think they’d have a snowballs chance of gaining control of Congress but that has gone from a long shot to even money - that is betting talk for you anti’s. Then when things screw up they can blame Obama. When election time nears why does the song “Send In The Clowns” stick in my h