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Pink Floyd has the theme music for the majority of my e-mails these days: Money.

The only political ads I see are on blogs or media sites, normally because they are bad or funny. The media buyers seem to be throwing their money ‘preaching to the choir’. The latest screeching e-mail is that Trump was out fundraising Biden during some period.

First off, if you have been paying attention, you would know that a significant amount of that money is going to be skimmed off the top by various elements of the Trump organization. Don Jr’s girlfriend and Eric’s wife are each being paid $180k/month by the campaign for unknown reasons and campaign events are held at Trump properties wherever possible. (These are the same people who believe that $600/week for an unemployed single mother is outrageous.)

There is no evidence that the Biden campaign ‘overhead’ is anywhere near as expensive as Trump’s. So if his media buyer isn’t a crook, Biden’s money may actually buy twice as much as Trump’s. It isn’t how much you spend, it’s how you spend it. Hysteria over money is just annoying.

August 12, 2020   Comments Off on Money

Tropical Depression Eleven – Day 2

Tropical Depression ElevenPosition: 12.5N 47.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 1135 miles [1825 km] East-Southeast of the Northern Leeward Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

August 12, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Eleven – Day 2