In The News – Monday, August 18th Edition
Jim Rogers is always an interesting guy and he has some
things to say that make a lot of sense. One of them is that successful investors do
nothing most of the time. In other words, time is your friend, not timing.
I’m all for this trend. I really don’t want
my local police department to have the ability to invade the
neighboring state. Both sides of the political spectrum are concerned
over this trend of militarizing local police departments.
What the heck kind of chess were they
playing? Full contact, jungle rules? Two Players
Die At World Chess Event.
Well, I guess this answers the old question
about whether a cat always
lands on its feet.
This is a
good thing. The Senate Armed Services chief is going to review the Pentagon program
of arming police with military equipment. The militarization of our police
forces seems to be outrageously out of control. Armored Personnel Carriers with
top mounted .50 caliber machine guns seems to me to be totally over the top.
Here’s a look at some of the
equipment that those who protect and serve have been accumulated.
We’ve commented before on Operation Choke
Point which is nothing more than a government bureaucracy creating law by fiat.
Here’s a comment on Instapundit. The FDIC
claims “confusion” caused some
of the problems. I’m of the same opinion as Glen Reynolds. I think they just
Gringos has a new meaning these days. “Graduates
in non-graduate occupations.” To some extent the economy is to blame, but
the fact that someone with a masters in gender studies or Byzantine pottery is
working at McDonalds is because they didn’t have enough sense to pick a viable
In case you missed this, A Travis
County grand jury has indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry in what appears to be
a totally political abuse of the justice system brought on by a District
Attorney who was arrested for
drunk driving and has refused to resign. Rosemary Lehmberg had to be
restrained and was given 45 days in jail. Even sane liberals, and some who might be
questionable, think the situation is
pretty sketchy. I hope Governor Perry punches back
twice as hard .
This is not
good news. I love my Keurig. Headed over to local Wal-Mart to stock up over the
The last Confederate on top of Stone Mountain
watching Gen. Sherman leave Atlanta with his troops after burning the city to
the ground. Courtesy of
Anyone else ever had this problem? Your
son/daughter ignores your calls and texts. Well, take heart. One mom has come
up with a solution, an app that locks their phone until they call home and get
a password. It’s called Ignore No
More. Sounds like a plan to me.