"Everyone understands the decision Senator Obama is making"

A number of national sites are now reporting that Senator Obama will leave the campaign trail this Thursday and Friday and fly to Hawaii for a visit with his ailing grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham – described by Obama as

the daughter of a Midwest oil company clerk who “taught me values straight from the Kansas heartland” _ things like “accountability and self-reliance. Love of country. Working hard without making excuses. Treating your neighbor as you’d like to be treated.”

Continuing with another quote from the story on the Huffington Post

Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Obama’s plane that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, who helped raise him, was released from the hospital late last week. But he said her health had deteriorated “to the point where her situation is very serious.”

According to campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki, Obama was expected to resume campaigning on Saturday.

“Everyone understands the decision Senator Obama is making”

A number of national sites are now reporting that Senator Obama will leave the campaign trail this Thursday and Friday and fly to Hawaii for a visit with his ailing grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham – described by Obama as

the daughter of a Midwest oil company clerk who “taught me values straight from the Kansas heartland” _ things like “accountability and self-reliance. Love of country. Working hard without making excuses. Treating your neighbor as you’d like to be treated.”

Continuing with another quote from the story on the Huffington Post

Robert Gibbs told reporters aboard Obama’s plane that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, who helped raise him, was released from the hospital late last week. But he said her health had deteriorated “to the point where her situation is very serious.”

According to campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki, Obama was expected to resume campaigning on Saturday.

Perdiago Update – Detention hearing continued

A brief update on Perdigao with the four items from the separate docket for new charge, computer fraud:

Complaint signed by Magistrate Judge Moore

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Magistrate Judge Louis Moore, Jr:

Initial Appearance as to James G Perdigao held on 10/16/2008. Appearance entered by William F. Wessel for James G Perdigao. Defendant remanded. Detention Hearing set for 10/20/2008 02:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Louis Moore Jr.. Preliminary Examination set for 10/24/2008 10:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Louis Moore Jr.. (Court Reporter Magistrate Clerical.) (gec, ) (Entered: 10/17/2008)

Order for Medical Examination
It seems Perdiago’s recent bad luck includes a case of poison ivy.

Ex Parte/Consent Motion for Continuation filed by William Wessel, Perdigao’s attorney
The unopposed motion asks to continue the detention hearing and Motion to Revoke Bond until October 27 and the hearing in the criminal case set for the 24th until the 31st.

Jim Grant Writes About Confidence Game

I saw this in the Saturday Wall Street Journal and is well worth linking here. Our readers may recall my affinity for Jim Grant’s newsletter which I highly recommend. Jim doesn’t offer solice to the sleepwalkers or comfort to the many human ostriches who buried their heads to this budding crisis. Instead he focuses on the human behavior that got us here:

In disclosing plans to buy a quarter-trillion dollars of bank stock in the name of the American taxpayer, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson harped on confidence. “Today, there is a lack of confidence in our financial system, a lack of confidence that must be conquered,” he said on Tuesday.

What Mr. Paulson did not get around to mentioning was the excess of confidence that preceded the shortfall. Continue reading “Jim Grant Writes About Confidence Game”

New Bay St Louis Bridge Wins People's Choice Award

I received somewhere between 50 and 150 emails with the URL to vote over the past couple of months as people down here are very proud of their new bridge over the Bay. The result was a landslide.  I can almost hear Journey singing in the background……

When the lights go down in the city
And the sun shines on the bay
I want to be there in my city
Ooh, ooh…..

WLOX tells the story:

Mississippi’s Bay of St. Louis Bridge has been named the winner of the People’s Choice Award competition, announced Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Executive Director Larry L. “Butch” Brown. Continue reading “New Bay St Louis Bridge Wins People's Choice Award”

New Bay St Louis Bridge Wins People’s Choice Award

I received somewhere between 50 and 150 emails with the URL to vote over the past couple of months as people down here are very proud of their new bridge over the Bay. The result was a landslide.  I can almost hear Journey singing in the background……

When the lights go down in the city
And the sun shines on the bay
I want to be there in my city
Ooh, ooh…..

WLOX tells the story:

Mississippi’s Bay of St. Louis Bridge has been named the winner of the People’s Choice Award competition, announced Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Executive Director Larry L. “Butch” Brown. Continue reading “New Bay St Louis Bridge Wins People’s Choice Award”

Anyone Remember the GOP Meme on the Wall Street Crisis?

You know the one – that the financial crisis was the fault of poor people and the Democrats because they pushed affordable housing and protected Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from being regulated because of all the money they gave Democrats?

When the election is said and done such sheer idiocy (especially on part of non thinking ditto heads) may well be the epitaph on the grave stone of McCain and his loyal supporters on the fringe right. Pot meet kettle:

Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse. Continue reading “Anyone Remember the GOP Meme on the Wall Street Crisis?”

The "F" word hits the road – finds Wall is dead end Street (Part 1 of 3)

It’s a long and winding road from Katrina to Wall Street; but, that’s where the F’word is going- so gas up as we follow using this FEMA map of landmarks:

  • Part 1: Friend of the Fifth Circuit’s Opinion in the consolidated Katrina Canal Levee Breech?
  • Part 2: Final statistically unreliable report- Hurricane Katrina: Wind Versus Flood Issue.
  • Part 3: Financial Crisis: Wall Street dead end for disaster protection.
Friend of the Fifth Circuit’s Opinion in the consolidated Katrina Canal Levee Breech?

Every f’n road trip has to have a place to start.  This one starts with the recent change in policy language reported in this post on SLABBED – with the Fifth’s decision on the appeal of the consolidated Katrina Canal Levee Breach litigation in the rear view mirror. Continue reading “The "F" word hits the road – finds Wall is dead end Street (Part 1 of 3)”

The “F” word hits the road – finds Wall is dead end Street (Part 1 of 3)

It’s a long and winding road from Katrina to Wall Street; but, that’s where the F’word is going- so gas up as we follow using this FEMA map of landmarks:

  • Part 1: Friend of the Fifth Circuit’s Opinion in the consolidated Katrina Canal Levee Breech?
  • Part 2: Final statistically unreliable report- Hurricane Katrina: Wind Versus Flood Issue.
  • Part 3: Financial Crisis: Wall Street dead end for disaster protection.
Friend of the Fifth Circuit’s Opinion in the consolidated Katrina Canal Levee Breech?

Every f’n road trip has to have a place to start.  This one starts with the recent change in policy language reported in this post on SLABBED – with the Fifth’s decision on the appeal of the consolidated Katrina Canal Levee Breach litigation in the rear view mirror. Continue reading “The “F” word hits the road – finds Wall is dead end Street (Part 1 of 3)”