Friday, December 07, 2012

It's Friday, and this blogger types onward...

Welcome to the end of the working week: for me, it has already ended. I usually take a day of solitude in early December to reflect on things and make plans going forward. So, before I head for my retreat, here's a krazy mix of stuff I'm clearing my mind, desk and computer of this morning:

"DRUNK DRIVER" IN THE END MAY JUST TURN OUT TO BE SELFISH, SPOILED BRAT ::: The Times Union already spilled the cookies about Dennis Drue aka Toomer. Always beware of anyone who changes names or assumes multiple identities. I learned that a long time ago! But the Shenendehowa Killer (as some on the street are calling him) may not be a killer at all, just a poor wretch who got into an honest-to-goodness accident on the Northway. It happens all the time. The authorities have a little egg on their faces right now, after telegraphing the message via the media that DDT was probably likely surely hopefully going to faces drunk driving charges. He won't.

BOWING TO COMMUNITY PRESSURE, local media has upped coverage on another Capital Region tragedy. The Times Union has a report HERE. Memo to WTEN: This is a much better lead story for the evening news than one about a dog finding a new home, don't ya reckon?

THE DAILY GAZETTE (Schenectady) is dropping the paywall for "major" stories, according to a tweet sent yesterday afternoon by Rob Madeo... right now, Drudge has this up:

WASHINGTONPOST PLANS PAYWALL...

DAILY BEAST IN CASH DASH...

NEWSWEEK was on track to lose $22 million...


 NATIONALLY THE BUZZ IS ABOUT MONEY ::: or, more specifically, the "new economy" which is as perplexing to some as the "new climate." (By the way, I hear new employment numbers are to be released today.) Last week in The Nation, Jon Cavanagh and Robin Broad urged progressives still enamored with Keynesian-style reform to consider strategies that will create real systemic change — strategies such as expanding community banks, transforming industries to create real green jobs, and more.

The ideas of the New Economy movement are beginning to penetrate the national discourse. While our elected officials debate the "fiscal cliff," we need make it clear that failed policies of the past won't work. It's the New Economy, stupid.»

There's also a little buzz of a different kind, here.

Yes, I heard about the Earthquake in Japan. The evening network news will most certainly have the details on this by airtime tonight. The days are getting shorter now, as we approach the Holiday Season. It is indeed an appropriate time to take inventory of one's life and soul. And to be grateful.


Michelle O tops poll for IL Senate seat in 2016...

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