Thursday, October 15, 2009

Short Takes

The Dow closed over 10,000 yesterday.

More attacks in Pakistan — It makes you wonder why the military wants to spend all this time in Afghanistan.

Britain mulls more troops for Afghanistan.

Making nice — All of a sudden North Korea wants to be friends.

Short trip — President Obama will drop in on New Orleans for a brief visit today.

$250 goes only so far, but the president is hoping the emergency payments will help Social Security recipients who aren’t getting a COLA this year.

Another barrier broken — President Obama has nominated the first openly gay policewoman to become a U.S. marshal.

Importing an opponent
— A South Florida Republican — from Coral Gables — says he will run against Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) up in Orlando.

Grand plan — Gov. Crist calls for a grand jury to investigate public corruption.

No Rush — The group putting together a bid to buy the St. Louis Rams has dropped the man in the glass booth from their team.