Friday, October 5, 2012

Hope you all have a nice first Friday in October.  Partly cloudy here today with temperatures starting out in the mid 40s (F) and we won't get out of the 50s.  We had a bit of rain overnight though the pavements have already dried.  If I hadn't heard the rain, I wouldn't have known.  I got four very pretty lipstick peppers and a spicy pepper in yesterday--they simply aren't ripening very fast now that the temperatures are lower and the shadows of the house put the gardens in shade.  The plants only get a bit of more intense light from the brief reflections off the white fence.  The basil is looking a bit bedraggled and thin.  I should pull it soon.

So Romney now says his '47 percent' comments were 'just plain wrong.'  That's nice; but, I would be far more impressed if he hadn't, when the video first came our, described it as 'inelegant.'  Or if his running mate hadn't doubled down in support of it.  The Chameleon strikes again.

This should be good news for both Obama and the stock markets.  It is nice that the unemployment rate has improved (from 8.2 to 7.8 percent) but the 114k jobs doesn't keep up with population.  I will be reading several economic bloggers who do a very good job of dissecting the nicely massaged government numbers.

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