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Election Day………

New Jersey Governors race……..

Virginis Governors race…………

Mayor of the City of New Yok…..

New York’s 23rd Congressional Dirtrict…..

 

New Jersey and the NY -23 seem to be close…..Deeds seems to be on the verge of losing in Va, and Bloomberg will probably win big in New York……

 

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Kate Gosselin TLC Special……comments….

My wife and I watched a good part of the Kate Gosselin Special on TLC tonight…..while one reviewer commented that it was about other things we found it to be centered on her, Jon and the Kids……Natalie Morales …came across to me as stiff, wooden and emotionless…and she seemed to handle this as a ‘hard’ interview……My wife also thought some of her questions where stupid and didn’t merit answers….and the girl could use a few good meals, she’s so skinny……..

While I’m not a big fan of the way Kate interacted with Jon…I found myself sometimes agreeing with her reasons on why she was doing several things…..namely…working, her need of a bodyguard (whom she defended, along with his family), my advice would have been to switch guys around,  and the fact the kids miss their extended family that filmed them, and having to live thru  Jon’s sexual reawakening……

My wife was not so forgiving…when Kate had to take time after her eyes wetted up when Morales asked her about husband….my wife didn’t buy it…..I’ve said this in previous posts… also my wife tends to not believe too much of what Kate says……

But this is the beginning  because…..Kate Gosselin is gonna to continue to do TV work (hence the plug for TV crew?)…she said so tonight……

And in the end my wife thought the whole thing was boring…..She only watched it because, I did so, to write this review…..

Thanks Honey……..

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Other Things | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bret Farve is the real deal…..he ain't ready to quit yet!…..

Some words about the ex-Green Bay Packers, and now Vikings quaterback ,and all out wonder boy…who has confounded all of us………..

 

 

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Health, Men, Sports | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bret Farve is the real deal…..he ain’t ready to quit yet!…..

Some words about the ex-Green Bay Packers, and now Vikings quaterback ,and all out wonder boy…who has confounded all of us………..

 

 

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Health, Men, Sports | , , , , , | Leave a comment

THe USS New York comes home to the City to be christened……the ship has WTC steel in it……

The ship, the USS New York, the US Navy’s newest, is a amphibous transport, that carries Marines and their equipment, and was built by Northrop Grunman Ship Systems in Avondale, La…….the ship has 7.5 tons of steel in its bow,  that came from the New York and New Jersey’s Port Authority’s World Trade Center after 9-11……

The ship will be commissioned in New York  this week……

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Military, Politics, September 11 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are China's banks actually having trouble?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting in a little noticed piece, that China’s bank’s may be having trouble, like everyone did, six months ago……The piece goes on to say that their profits may in fact be just driven by expansion and may not reflect the sum of their assets?…hum??????

Didn’t they lend this country a boat load of money a few months ago?

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , | 11 Comments

Are China’s banks actually having trouble?

The Wall Street Journal is reporting in a little noticed piece, that China’s bank’s may be having trouble, like everyone did, six months ago……The piece goes on to say that their profits may in fact be just driven by expansion and may not reflect the sum of their assets?…hum??????

Didn’t they lend this country a boat load of money a few months ago?

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , | 11 Comments

Ford Motors has it first profit since 2005…

The Ford Motor Company posts a profit of $997 million (posting a profit after 17 quarters of losses)…Ford, the only of the United States ‘big three” auto makers never received federal help due to the financial crisis…the company rode thru the period by selling off assets right before things went south, and borrowing billions before, enabling it to have a money set aside, unlike the other companies, that are now back at Treasury asking for more money (GMAC and Chrysler)……in addition, Ford has been much faster in changing its car lineups to mimic the European and Asian type vehicles, with styling and technical updates……the company does not expect this profit to be sustainable in the future because of its European sales slump…….

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, The Economy | , , , , | Leave a comment

Companies stock up on cash……is this anyway to help the economy?…..

Turns out that companies act a lot like people….when things get rough..they hold on to their money…the Wall Street Journal reports that’s what happening out there….and you know what that means?….instead of hiring, the just sit on that salary money…..and the unemployment numbers continue to lag……

That held figure is at a staggering $994 BILLLION……yes, billion folks……..

November 2, 2009 Posted by | Politics, The Economy | , , , , | Leave a comment