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In The News – Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Edition
Posted Oct 09 2014 7:00AM
  • There’s been a real rush to the presses by those in the Administration who realize there is a finite shelf life for memoirs about the Obama presidency. In the past these tomes have typically come out after the President leaves office and in some cases well after the President leaves office. In this case there are already been five books come out, the latest by Leon Panetta. As you might imagine, the Administration isn’t real happy about these tell alls.

  • An interesting study done in the U.K. seems to confirm the out of body and near death experiences that people have described when they were “clinically” dead. The book Heaven is for Real dealt with this subject and was fascinating.

  • Apparently Rush Hour traffic is more popular in Chicago that Rahm Emanuel. Can’t say I’m surprised. A sharp stick in the eye probably came in ahead of Rahm.

  • There’s been a lot of speculation that something is brewing in North Korea. The pudgy supreme leader, Kim Jong-Un, hasn’t been seen in public since Sept. 3rd.

  • Suit against IRS allowed to go forward. Good. Punch back twice as hard.

  • Rant Of The Day. I’ve been thinking for some time about raising the subject of the abominable Sonic advertising. I’ve always been a fan of Sonic and think they are one of the best of the fast food purveyors. Unfortunately their advertising is insulting and just plain some of the worst on TV. I actually know people who refuse to go there as a result of their advertising. I have yet to find anyone who disagrees with me. Two supposedly talented improv actors are usually shown sitting in their car at a Sonic having a totally insipid conversation. I’ve come to the conclusion that someone at the advertising agency that produces this tripe must have a picture of the Sonic CEO checking into a Holiday Inn with a goat or something. Nothing else explains why these ads have continued for at least two years. I’m not the only one who thinks these things are awful. Interestingly, the other one that seems to garner the most complaints is another I’m soooo tired of, too. Flo from Progressive.

  • This article on Nigerian investing caught my eye because my son claims the best beer he’s ever had was a beer named Tusker that he had in Kenya. I was so proud. It wasn’t Mount Kilimanjaro, the wild animals, the natives, the culture, etc. that made the greatest impression on him during his sojourn in Africa. No. It was Tusker beer.