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I Read The News Today …

Actually, I have been paying attention to more than the race, and a number of things caught my eye:

Yet another politician who held power when I was in San Diego, has legal problems. Maureen O’Connor replaced Roger Hedgecock, after he was finally convicted of his part in a financial scam, in 1986. She has managed to blow a billion dollars gambling, with several million of that money not actually belonging to her.

Along with ‘Duke’ Cunningham, Joe Scarborough, and most of the recent officials in Okaloosa County, I’m beginning to suspect that I attract politicians with a less than ethical bent.

While people are still reacting to the Chelyabinsk meteor, John McKay thoroughly covers the the Tunguska event of 1908. Russia seems to have the same problem with meteors that I have with politicians.

I saw in passing that one of the buses that was being used to take the passengers of the Carnival Cruise floating septic tank broke down about midway between Mobile and the Big Easy. If it wasn’t for bad luck, the people on that bus would have no luck at all.

The $9 minimum wage is better than a sharp stick in the eye. It still doesn’t come up to the $1.25/hour minimum wage I made in 1964 as far as purchasing power, especially when you take into consideration that the FICA withholding tax rate is twice as high now than it was in 1964.

February 16, 2013   2 Comments