In The News – Wednesday, October 8th ,2014 Edition
Well, the Oracle of Omaha has just called the 2016 Presidential election. Would it be uncharitable of me to point out
that at the market low in 2002 he suggested the Dow was likely to drop another
2000 points, echoing Bill
Gross’s call in Sept. 2002 just before the low in October. The
market has a way of slapping even the best around sometimes. Just saying.
I’m thinking about having a contest open only
to those who are parents of children under six. This is going to be the prize. I gave a friend’s two year old this once
for Christmas. My friend almost put out a contract on me. All he heard until
the batteries finally gave out was the sound of breaking glass. He got me back,
though. We had him impersonate Santa Claus on the telephone when my five year
old made his annual call to the North Pole to speak with Santa on the night
before Christmas. Santa promised him a real four-wheeler. Ever try to find a
four-wheeler dealer open the night before Christmas?
Ever heard of the Battle of Lepanto?
October 7th, 1571. It may be the reason Christendom survived
and flourished while the forces of Islam were driven back. It was a “winner
take all” fight that “risked all against the military hordes of the Ottoman
Empire”. “That the forces of the Christian West banded together to defeat the
largest caliphate in history is a story everyone should know.” The special is
over an hour long, but very interesting.
needs a good caning. If she came in my place of business I’d offer her some
bacon and eggs and free chicken nuggets. As for Snow, Chicken Kiev sounds like
the right solution. And here’s Peanut Butter. All Peanut Butter needs is a
little Buffalo Sauce as the perfect accompaniment. These people are bull goose
loonies to paraphrase Jack Nicholson.
Dare we hope? J.K. Rowling tweeted her followers just before she was due to go on holiday. The
tweet was “Cry foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My
wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.” Diehard fans have taken it to mean that
there may be a return of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling is playing it close the
I’m sure this is just a coincidence. Right?
I’ve shown some of these before as an example
of how incredibly low information a huge number of voters are. Here’s another. Apparently Joe Biden isn’t too well known in