Everywhere I go it seems there’s some kind of housing crisis. In some places home values are dropping precipitously, people are unable to sell and move on, and formerly middle class homes are being abandoned or converted to poorly maintained rental properties.
Asks Mac McConnell in the comments to this morning's men-in-shorts post.My answer: "They should not be so long that I can stand on them."If you're thinking of wearing a kilt that has a train...... guys, don't.
Factory orders rose for only the second time in eleven months, in line with the Consensus Estimate. Factory orders rose nearly as expected in June, up 1.8 percent for only the second gain in the last 11 months. The durable goods component, initially released last week, is unrevised at plus 3.4 percent in a gain distorted by aircraft orders but one that does reflect a pop higher for capital goods.
A video that spread online earlier this week, showing a teenage McDonald’s employee being pulled through a drive-thru window and into a car, seemed too crazy to be real. But the attack wasn’t staged, and charges have been filed against the woman who allegedly grabbed the worker, plus three others in the car with her.Read more...
The swamp muck tourist trap Times Square is unquestionably the most crowded, busy, garbage place to take a car just about anywhere in the world. So we took this 500 horsepower “street car” built by professional drifter Ryan Tuerck there to see if it could handle it.Read more...
"“I’d be surprised if they can get that emissions under control and still have the performance.... That’s probably why they did this in the first place."Diesel, "kind of slushy on the road," not "very peppy." But if it is... it's too good to be true, apparently.IN THE COMMENTS: Joe Dirt correctly said: "The comment on about a 'slushy' ride and pep was related to the Prius, not the VW.
Only dogs and miniature horses from now on.ADDED: From the image-search annals of "therapy kangaroo":That's not the Beaver Dam kangaroo. That's the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma kangaroo, who "rides in a car seat, is dressed in a shirt and pants each day and is rarely away from his doting caretaker."
Putative GOP 2016 hopeful/South Carolina closet queen Lindsey Graham told USAToday's "Capital Download" that his party will lose the 2016 presidential election because of their agenda towards minorities. “We’ll lose... I mean, we’ve got a big hole we’ve dug with Hispanics. We’ve gone from 44 percent of the Hispanic vote [in the 2004 presidential election] to 27 percent [in 2012].
In the May 11 issue of Finance and Commerce, Matt Kramer, a local Chamber of Commerce representative lobbying for additional public transit and transportation spending (currently being debated at the Minnesota Legislature) is quoted as saying “Every person who is riding transit is one less person in the car in front of us.”This is a fascinating quote. First is the use of “us.
Home-made housing (left): Refugee families from Mindanao set up shop-houses in the grounds of the mosque in Quiapo. Quiapo contains a number of significant sacred sites for Catholic pilgrimages and festivals. Islamic refugees are making a living in the markets, even as some have sought refuge inside their own sacred site.
A 17-year-old non-celebrity, who those Kylie Jenner’s “camp” claim never to have heard of, is suing Kylie for allegedly threatening her, having her followed, and eventually staging a car accident to injure her, all because Jaden Smith was into this teen and Kylie was jealous. Whoa-kay. Read more...
by KenHave you had the experience of visiting a website and after a while hearing mysterious, not immediately traceable, er, stuff -- very likely stuff of a commercial nature -- and you can't figure out where it's coming from? Yes, there are Web pages that triggger the opening of other Web pages, but those you can find and close down easily enough.
By Jeff SimpsonChristian Schneider, the paid right wing, lackey of the Bradley Foundation, who surprisingly happens to have been granted column space in JSonline, recently took to that space, to call Scott Walker a liar,. But in the Walker world, we have to pretend that bare-knuckled "divisive" partisanship was invented in 2011, when Walker took office.
At the start of his career, not long after he helped Richard Nixon win the 1968 election, Roger Ailes boasted to a reporter that television would one day replace the political party as the most powerful force in American politics.