And So I Go: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Some Bits and Pieces

Posted on: May 26, 2010

Here are just some bits and pieces  that might interest you.  Click on the referenced in blue words  in the articles below for the story.  BB

  • According to the latest CBS News poll, seven in ten Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in Washington; including 22 percent who say they are “angry” about the situation.  (Did you note this?  CBS has actually done a poll and even announced it!  Wonders will never cease I guess.  The Main Stream Media, which is everything but FOXNEWS has been praising The One since he began his campaign for the Presidency and they have stuck with him for the past monstrously incompetent 18 months in office.  Now even they are beginning to hint that perhaps The One is not so great afterall.  BB)
  • According to Rasmussen Reports, confidence in America’s efforts in the War on Terror has fallen again this month with 52% saying the country is not safer today than it was before 9/11.  (That’s okay because all we need is for The One to go over and bow before another Muslim and everything will be fine.  Besides, we all know because the Obamanites have told us that there is no war or terrorists.  BB)
  • The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index showed prices of single-family homes dropped for the sixth straight month.  (Great time to buy a home because interest rates are at a 50 year low too.  BB)
  • Moody’s Investors Service Inc. again warned that the U.S. government’s Aaa bond rating will come under pressure in the future unless additional measures are taken to reduce projected record budget deficits. (So the Congressmen in both houses just keep spending and spending with no end in sight.  So far this past  10 days I figure they have  piled on another $435 Billion in debt.  We the people are going to be bailing out the union pensions just when Obama and his Labor Relations Board have made it impossible for the union bosses NOT TO UNIONIZE ALL WORKERS IN ALL INDUSTRIES.  I blogged on this.BB)
  • Senators will have less background to help make their decision on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan due to her lack of a judicial record.  (One more incompetent in the Obama  reign is not unusual;.  Unfortunately this one will stick around for possibly decades after Obama is gone.  BB)

BP had warning signs hours before the rig explosion, reports Stephanie Kirchgaessner: “A memo released by Democrats on the House energy committee said that BP has found three “flow indicators” from the well before the explosion, one of which occurred 51 minutes before the blast, a time when more fluid began to flow out of the well than was being pumped in. When the pump was shut down, 41 minutes before the explosion, the well continued to flow instead of stopping, and drill pipe pressure “unexpectedly increased”. Then, just 18 minutes before the explosion, abnormal pressures were observed by the rig crew. Eleven men died as a result of the explosion.”

BP acknowledges not heading this warning as a “fundamental mistake”, reports Stephen Power: “Oil giant BP PLC told congressional investigators that a decision to continue work on an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico after a test warned that something was wrong may have been a ‘fundamental mistake,’ according to a memo released by two lawmakers Tuesday. The document describes a wide array of mistakes in the fateful final hours aboard the Deepwater Horizon¿but the main revelation is that BP now says there was a clear warning sign of a ‘very large abnormality’ in the well, but work proceeded anyway.”

  • According to a new analysis by USA TODAY, during the first quarter of this year, paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history while government-provided benefits — from Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs — rose to a record high.
  • Big labor ally Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is introducing a $165 billion bailout for troubled union pension funds.

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