Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.
Ernest Hemingway; A clean, well lighted place
Sue Lowden to buy U.S. Senate seat (satire)
In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused.
I have to tell you that I am watching the elections with only lukewarm interest. Sue Lowden looks like she will lose, at least that is what polling looks like. The kid, Nikki Haley won’t reach the 50% barrier to avoid a runoff for the republican spot on the ticket for the Governorship of South Carolina. The tea party is 1 for 2 in New Jersey, with a win in the third district and a loss in the 7th.
The kid Strasburg from the Nats looked pretty damn good in beating down the Pirates today. 14 k’s is impressive, regardless of what team the kid pitched against. Let’s see what happens when the kid faces Albert (ROIDS) Pujols, or Matt Kemp or Ryan Braun. Good start tho, kid, don’t let it go to your head!
I wonder if the tea party patriots understand what they are really going to get for when they vote for these ultra conservatives. The people they vote for will be walking into the lions den, and they will be just as affected by lobbyists and monied interests as the people they may well be replacing. The problems in Washington come as much, if not more from lobbyists and corporate influence of congressmen as corrupt congressmen and women. Without fixing THAT money issue, the tea party will find that the people they vote into office will be just as liable to the influence of money as their predecessors. President Obama, who ran for President and won on fixing that, has been unable to. If he can’t do it, what makes you think you can?
Have a nice day!
Ending today’s article with the Viddy of the day, from youtube via Fora.tv; Nouriel Roubini talking about accountability on Wall Street.