Daily Archives: October 19, 2011

The day turned SPECTACULAR in one brief moment…

I stopped into a Weis supermarket, a place where I don’t normally shop. Elly needed a bottle of Advil, and as I was looking for the Pharmacy aisle, I walked by the meats rack… and there, in all it’s glory, was Gaspar’s Linguica!

Gaspar’s Linquica is a Portuguese sweet sausage which, if you ever lived on Cape Cod or in New Bedford, MA, or anywhere in a hundred mile range of North Dartmouth, MA, you would have accepted as one of the ordinary joys of life.

It’s only after you move far away… say to Shepherdstown, WV… that you realize what you have lost. Elly and I have searched stores for years to see if anyone carried this most delicious meat product with no luck. But finding it today gives me hope for peace and prosperity in the world.

Dinner tonight will be great!

… and an Economic Quote for the Day:

“The modern lords of finance look at the protesters and ask, Don’t they understand what we’ve done for the U.S. economy?

“The answer is: yes, many of the protesters do understand what Wall Street and more generally the nation’s economic elite have done for us. And that’s why they’re protesting.”

Paul Krugman, NY Times

Let’s see… did they push worthless mortgages and leave the lower middle class holding the bag?

Did they make millions while many of us lost just about everything because of their activities?

Is the sky above us?

Second Quote of the Day – I couldn’t resist…

“What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.”

– John Huntsman

Governor Huntsman skipped last night’s Vegas debate… smart move, I think, after seeing the nonsense that came out of it, and instead held a New Hampshire Town Meeting, finishing up with:

“What happens in New Hampshire affects the World.”

Quote of the Day – S#*T from Mitt…

Romney Joins the Ranks of the Inverted

“As to what to do for the housing industry, specifically, and are there things that you could do to encourage housing: One is, don’t try and stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom. Allow investors to buy homes, put renters in them, fix the homes up. And let it turn around and come back up.”

– Mitt Romney on the mortgage crisis,

Wait until they try to find renters that can afford them.