Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Simply Observations

Virginia governor's race ended....48 to 46 percent, with Democrat Terry McAulifee winning.  To note.....Arlington and Fairfax ended up being the helper on this victory and kinda spells the issues of 2014 and 2016 in the upcoming elections.  As for McAulifee?  He has this odd tendency to take every single golden situation given.....and screws it up by incompetence, corruption or just bad decisions.  He always looks good.....but he's a bad executive.  He'll last four years, and quietly leave because there's too big a mess to clean up.

CNN's latest numbers are crap, period.  Advertisers are getting dirt-cheap rates, and the network is trying dozens of different concepts and new formats.....hoping that some idiots will break free of MSNBC and Fox News, and come back to CNN.  Frankly, it's hard to find myself viewing CNN.  If you can find some hurricane or live car-chase in California....I might flip to them for half-an-hour.  The simple truth is....they look fake, ask stupid questions, and act like some cheerleader squad for the administration.

The federal government is going after Georgia for it's stand-your-ground law.....saying it's mostly unfair.  The general argument is.....a person is never justified in protecting himself or associates when threatened by someone who intends to kill or bring harm to innocent people.  A reasonable guy would stand there and read over that argument.....a dozen times.....getting to the point that you must die under all circumstances to ensure that the Constitutional rights of all people are equal.  For some reason, that just doesn't sell to most folks....unless you are a crack-addict or meth-head.

German business experts are predicting one of the most profitable Christmas seasons in years.  Jobs are stable....the economy actually booming....and stability is obvious.  The US predictions?  The predictions have been mostly quiet the last few weeks.  I'm predicting ten to twenty percent less sales than last year, and the news media quietly sitting there and avoiding the questions over why.

I noted that a report came out yesterday....over internet addiction.  Hospitals are saying that their addiction programs for internet users are up, and lots of customers coming forward.  Basically, they end up putting in some wing....with no internet access, and weaning you off the stuff.  No text messages, no pop-ups, and no Facebook activity.  The curious thing is that you have to pay for this service.  I'm assuming under the new Affordable Healthcare Act....it's all free with that.  Pretty sad service....if you ask me.  

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