We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lots of good comments on yesterday's economy post. One reader is waiting for the Really Big Barf to get us to Dow 6000. Thus far, the global loss of wealth seems staggering to me. Andy Kessler in the WSJ advises Ignore the markets until Feb.
The .pdf reads great but seeing as it's a Lyndon Larouche publication leaves me hesitant to recomend it to others...
Bill from Blossum Hill
Imported cars are piling up in San Diego too. Which just happens to be the home town of the San Diego Union/Tribune, the paper you linked to for the Long Beach imported auto pile up story.
Which leads us to Victor David Hansen's report on journalists and journalism. For there was a time when the U/T would cover local stories like the one Channel 10 covered just yesterday. But now the Usually/Tepid doesn't have the staff to cover local stories, relying on wire services for stories. This a newspaper that once won a Pulitzer for a series of stories on border issues. Today she's reduced to a reprint service.
The San Diego Union Tribune serves as a prime example of why newspapers across this country are failing. Out of touch with their local audience, unwilling to change their self-destructive ways, and showing no imagination or adaptability where the Web is concerned. And this a paper that showed the way at one time. The way things are going now, if the current owner doesn't find a buyer soon San Diego may become the first major city to lose it's daily paper.
There's more to be said about the decline and fall of the U/T, but not in this thread.