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Monday, September 29, 2008


About 2 years ago I mentioned that we were headed for a financial crisis. Last year I reiterated my statement, to which one commenter made fun of my "cabbie index" for predicting the economy.

It didn't take a genius to see what was coming but then again, the market is not controlled by bright IQs, is it.

Greed has always been the motivationing factor behind the financial markets and greed is always a loser, in the long term.

Last week's presidential debate showed that neither candidate really understands what is going on. They are both idiots. IMO.

When asked for details about their economic policy both could only paint a picture using a roller and neither provided the details that the American people so desperately sought.

A country always gets the leadership it deserves. Now we can see that what we will receive is just more of the same BS as we have always be given.

On a different topic - I appreciate all the comments I have been receiving. I do read every one but with the bad vision, trying to respond is a gigantic struggle. But please don't stop. I work very hard everyday to produce this blog. It takes me a couple of hours to do what used to take maybe 30 minutes. I haven't given up on you. Please don't give up on me.

My deepest thanks to everyone who still comes by. I still visit each of the blogs listed on the sidebar, also. I just don't leave comments because of the vision problem.

Please excuse any typos. Its just too difficult to proof read.

You friend,

"Let's all be careful out there!"


Today is Monday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2008.
There are 93 days left in the year.
The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana begins at sunset.

Today's Highlight in History:

  • On Sept. 29, 1978, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment just over a month after becoming head of the Roman Catholic Church.

On this date:

  • In 1758, English Admiral Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.
  • In 1789, the U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of
  • several hundred men.
  • In 1829, London's reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.
  • In 1902, Broadway impresario David Belasco reopened the Republic Theatre under his own name.
  • In 1918, Allied forces began their decisive breakthrough of the Hindenburg Line
  • during World War I.
  • In 1938, British, French, German and Italian leaders concluded the Munich Agreement, which was aimed at appeasing Adolf Hitler by allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
  • In 1963, the second session of the Second Vatican Council opened.
  • In 1979, Pope John Paul II began the first papal visit to Ireland as he arrived for a
  • three-day tour.
  • In 1982, Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area. (To date, the case remains unsolved.)
  • In 1988, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., marking
  • America's return to manned space flight following the Challenger disaster.

Ten years ago:
  • Former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley died at age 80.
  • The Federal Reserve cut the federal funds rate a quarter-point, to 5.25 percent.

Five years ago:
  • The White House denied that President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, had leaked CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity to retaliate against her husband, an opponent of the administration's Iraq policy.
  • President Bush signed legislation to ratify the Federal Trade Commission's authority to set up a national do-not-call list for telemarketers.

One year ago:
  • President Bush signed a bill to prevent a government shutdown, but lambasted Democrats controlling Congress for sending him the stopgap measure while they continued to work on more than a dozen spending bills.
  • Actress Lois Maxwell, who'd starred as Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond movies, died in Fremantle, Australia, at age 80.

Today's Birthdays:
  • Actress Lizabeth Scott is 86.
  • Actor Steve Forrest is 84.
  • Actress Anita Ekberg is 77.
  • Actor Eddie Barth is 77.
  • Writer-director Robert Benton is 76.
  • Singer Jerry Lee Lewis is 73.
  • Actor Ian McShane is 66.
  • Jazz musician Jean-Luc Ponty is 66.
  • Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland, is 65.
  • Television-film composer Mike Post is 64.
  • Actress Patricia Hodge is 62.
  • TV personality Bryant Gumbel is 60.
  • Rock singer-musician Mark Farner is 60.
  • Rock musician Mike Pinera is 60.
  • Country singer Alvin Crow is 58.
  • Actor Drake Hogestyn is 55.
  • Broadcast journalist Gwen Ifill is 53.
  • Singer Suzzy Roche (The Roches) is 52.
  • Comedian-actor Andrew "Dice'' Clay is 51.
  • Rock singer John Payne (Asia) is 50.
  • Actor Roger Bart is 46.
  • Singer-musician Les Claypool is 45.
  • Actress Jill Whelan is 42.
  • Rock musician Brad Smith (Blind Melon) is 40.
  • Actress Erika Eleniak is 39.
  • Rhythm-and-blues singer Devante Swing (Jodeci) is 39.
  • Country singer Brad Cotter ("Nashville Star'') is 38.
  • Actress Emily Lloyd is 38.
  • Actress Natasha Gregson Wagner is 38.
  • Actress Rachel Cronin is 37.
  • Country musician Danick Dupelle (Emerson Drive) is 35.
  • Actor Zachary Levi is 28.
  • Country singer Katie McNeill (3 of Hearts) is 26.
  • Rock musician Josh Farro (Paramore) is 21.

Thought for Today:
"Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as occasionally receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful — just as one is more angry for being told one is angry."
Katharine Fullerton Gerould, American writer (1879-1944).

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"