Here are ten things I am musing about today:
- I have Google Chrome set as my browser. This week, for some reason, when I click on my Google Chrome icon, Yahoo pops up. I have to type in Google to get to Google from Google. I am mystified as to what I did to cause this to occur.
- The Olympics, thus far, have some cool swimming and gymnastics but too much horse dancing and ping pong for me.
- Imagine working for years to get to the Olympics, then throwing a badminton game to get a better seeding in the second round. Then, someone figures it out and sends you home. Really. The other victim is the fellow who "wins" the thrown game. He has to be reminded all his life his victory was handed to him.
- If Mr. Romney's foreign trip during the campaign (England, Poland, Israel) was intended to make him look presidential, he must be running for president of some clown college.
- MSNBC polls have Mr. Obama with the election locked up. Fox polls have Mr. Romney up by as much as eight points. Apparently, their surveys are done in-house, by which I mean they poll the people in their studio at the moment.
- The weather in Texas is seasonably warm, meaning just right if you live on the Sun.
- Next year's Taxastrophe will be taken up largely in eliminating tax credits, not voting on new taxes. The result will be the same. The middle class will take another hit, the poor will still be poor and the rich will have some folks taking very good care of them.
- Facebook went public, raised a zillion dollars of cash and is now crashing because their phone ap is not large enough to accomodate ads. My prediction: increasing competition will put Facebook back private before you know it.
- Unemployment will not go down under 8% prior to the election in the fall because people are coming back into the labor force. The unemployment rate will go up a tick to 8.5% or thereabouts, meaning a hit for the Obama campaign. Regardless of who wins the presidential contest the rate will not go down appreciably until more people leave the labor force. As the Baby Boomers (me) and Busters age, the labor force will shrink in number.
- Chris Christie will have to lose about 125 pounds to be a major party candidate in 2016. Sorry.
Musings expressed here are mine alone.