Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Just Observations

First, this story of Jesse Jackson Jr having been diagnosed now as Bipolar is an odd story.  Presently, Mr Jackson is still in the running for his district race, against a Republican who might....at best...pull in thirty percent of the vote in a normal election.  Every indicator shows that Mr Jackson will still continue to run.....probably win....and it's purely a question mark if he can physically stand in the House of the Representatives in 2013.  They have yet to get to some clear point on Meds....to make him stable and discharge him from the mental facility.  Even if he gets the right Meds....there's the question if he can stay clear of booze and stress, and continue working in DC.  If I were a betting man, I'd say that Jesse Jackson Jr does return to the House....manages to show up forty percent of the time....and retires after the 2014 period.

Second, a number of news media guys have tried to explain the terrible woes of Medicare, if that terrible young punk Ryan shows up as VP.  Curiously, none of them ever mention that $700 billion is scheduled to be yanked from Medicare anyway....via the new Health Care Law.  Somewhere within ten years....Medicare would falter and need a massive infusion of cash or reorganization.  Yet the news media folks pretend that it'll just continue on forever.

Third, another NCAA football episode is underway with Auburn University.  One of the young signees....Reuben Foster....had shown a number of signals that he'd sign with the University of Alabama, then at the very last minute....flipped over to Auburn.  To make it concrete....he kinda had a Auburn War Eagles emblem tattooed onto his arm (it's a sure sign of permanent intent, if you ask me).  Luckily, this only involves the "intent", and not some illegal transcript deal....like the other kid.  I'm guessing those University of Bama guys are upset about having this kid all but final-signed, and then things fall apart.  Life in Bama is very dependent on NCAA football, if you haven't figured that out.

Fourth and final, thirty-eight thousand GM-built police cruisers are being immediately recalled.  Something to do with the front-control arms of the car.  So far, no injuries reported, but at least two accidents.  Now, you would think that the GM guys would be awful thoughtful over the police cruisers because they would be driven at high speeds.  My humble guess is that they just never did test the cars at the right level of use.

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