Monday, November 16, 2009

What Comes Around Goes Around (Especially Monday!)

Re-set to Monday! This week the world will be buzzing over President Obama's trip to Asia. The price of gold has gone through the roof... but...

Which Way The Economy?

Just a thought: all the so-called experts and analysts seem to agree that the economy is righting itself and that a few European countries are already "out of recovery"... But all those jobs shed. Are they filled? And the repossessed homes and cars... what happened to the people who once owned them? And how can anyone afford to own them now, especially since banks aren't even lending money to folks with good credit?

Trials & Tribulations

Days after the sentencing of two video blogging youth activists in Azerbaijan, other bloggers are starting to speak out about the imprisonment of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli. The two online activists will spend 2 and 2.5 years in jail after a trial which most consider to be politically motivated.

Across the Capital Region all eyes and ears will once again be looking and listening for information concerning the trial of former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.

Here are a few additional Brunotes... from other keyboards!

Joe Bruno...Albany Personified:::"Prior to the Spitzer inaugural, I was invited to Bruno's office where he was holding court with a full table of snacks in a pre-swearing-in fest for the loyal opposition... Joe probably already knew about Ashley...the fact that you had to hire Joe as a motivational speaker in your company in order to get access to government contracts is hardly surprising to anyone, least the pols and media who were marinated in the same Albany stew. Sure, he's guilty....Guilty of governing in our state capital."

New York Daily News:::Whatever its outcome, the trial of former Senate boss Joe Bruno has torn the lid off the cesspool that is Albany.

Last but not least:::

Eman at AquaCool comments on the first Twitter-inspired street name, in a West Bank Palestinian refugee camp.

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