Bob Costas is one of the premier sportscasters and a very smart guy, so it was somewhat surprising to see him join the chorus of those decrying the fact that the owner of the Washington Redskins is resisting the pressures to change the name of his football team.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/thomas-sowell/10-29-2013/results-race-hustling
“Some day,” Daddy used to say often as I was growing up, “I’m going to the Holy Land. I want to walk where Jesus walked.”
He talked about it a lot and dreamed about it even more. In those days before the world was presented to us wrapped up in a passel of knowledge known as the Internet, Daddy bought big maps of that storied land.
They were gingerly rolled up and tied with a ribbon after each time he spread them out on the kitchen table and studied them like a child studying a new game.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/blogs/ronda-rich/10-29-2013/don%E2%80%99t-wait-some-day
I’m a conservative and have voted and contributed to GOP candidates since the mid-1970s; heck, I even voted for Hal Suit for governor in 1970.
That said, I’m extremely disappointed in our local Republican congressman, Lynn Westmoreland. Together with other Tea Partiers, he chose to follow a wrong-headed strategy that put this nation at grave economic risk.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-29-2013/westmoreland-needs-fresh-ideas
Remember when they said of Richard Nixon, “Would you buy a used car from this man?”
“You don’t have to change your current doctor.”
“If you like your plan, you can keep it.”
“Premiums will go down $2,500 per family.”
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-29-2013/nixon-and-obama
I have attended every open city meeting about the proposed development on Grady Avenue since early last year. The meeting Oct. 17 was especially frustrating.
The developer has, once again, tried to appease the opposition to his plan by saying he will make “changes” to the plan.
The community opposition to his plan is the apartments he wants to put in. None of his “revised” plans, however, have eliminated apartments.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-29-2013/neighbors-oppose-grady-plan-%E2%80%98apartment-community%E2%80%99
Nice to finally know what’s going on.
It has been fascinating to watch the difference ten months can make. A majority of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners in 2012 were secretive and cantankerous.
The band, made up of Herb Frady, Robert Horgan and Lee Hearn, were combative and worked almost exclusively outside of the will of Fayette County’s citizens. The new 2013 team of commissioners have been a breath of fresh air.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-29-2013/you-can-trust-group-splost
Southern Conservation Trust (SCT) urges voters to carefully consider the core stormwater infrastructure SPLOST on the November election ballot.
The SPLOST referendum would authorize funding for key projects to help preserve the natural condition of lands in Fayette County as well as help address low flow issues in the Flint River Basin.
At the heart of our SCT mission is conserving land and conserving water quality and quantity goes hand-in-hand with the mission. Ensuring each of us, as well as future generations, have affordable, clean and adequate water supplies is crucial.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-29-2013/southern-conservation-trust-favors-splost-passage
For months, I have attempted to learn just what Fayette County intends to do on each of the 181 projects on their SPLOST list.
But no matter what I have said or written, the responses have invariably been about funding those projects.
No matter how much time I have spent reviewing files or how many of the sites I have visited, I could not obtain anything near an understandable plan. I do not believe any of our commissioners know either.
If you are willing to accept unsubstantiated proclamations that they really need our money, then I guess you will vote to increase taxes.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-29-2013/environmentalist-chase-says-vote-no-against-splost
There is some speculation in Peachtree City lately that passage of the Core Infrastructure SPLOST means that Peachtree City taxpayers would be double-taxed for stormwater since they pay a utility fee as well. I truly appreciate my neighbors in Peachtree City contacting me and asking these types of questions.
Unfortunately, the city government has not sufficiently spread the word that the city’s portion of the sales tax proceeds is going toward road and multi-use path maintenance which they urgently need. Many thought the city’s projects were stormwater related like the county’s list.
via The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/10-29-2013/brown-answers-concerns-about-splost-being-double-tax-cities
SSDD. Collapsing confidence, check. Housing Recovery meme toast, check. Volume at 2013 lows, check. BTFATH and send Trannies up for 13th of last 15 days (+10.4%), Dow near all-time highs again (thank you IBM buybacks), and S&P to new all-time highs… but don't tell Treasuries (which stand +/-1bps on the week). VIX wasn't drinking the kool-aid but the NASDARK session enabled futures to drag us back to higher before limping lower into the closer. The USD oscilatted around Nowotny comments and POMO ending the day up a rather notable 0.5% from Friday's close and that pressured commodities in general lower (gold hovering at $1345). The last 2 minutes saw stocks scream higher on their own as the world was terrified it would miss out on something (but no other market moved) and all the major indices managed new highs.
US Equity markets have only one master… JPY carry levered muppetry…
But bonds weren't buying the stock exuberance (or was the post-PMO rally in both bonds and stocks just more of the same Un-Taper hope?)….
And credit is absolutely ignoring stocks' exuberance…
But the straight line rise to infinity and beyond continues as the entire market finds Birinyi's ruler…
Homebuilders rejoin Discretionary stocks at the top of the heap post Debt-ceiling lows… (up 8.5%!)…
Volume continues to slump as stock prices rise…
VIX remains 'relatively' bid as we head into tomorrow's FOMC decision…
Intriguingly, shorts have actually not done so badly in the last week or so (but today saw a late day squeeze)…
When the Nasdaq cash indices cat is away, the futures mice will play…
Bonus Chart: Let The Kool Aid Flow… (h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)
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