No kidding….

Only 8% of Americans think the economy is “recovering strongly.” Most think it’s recovering, but not very strongly. Gee, I wonder why! Despite the fact that poverty seems to be dropping and more people have health insurance, it’s tough out in the real world — that’s the place where people understand that there’s just no way Alibaba has more inherent value than Citigroup ....more

Music Monday: Too soon?

No, just too tacky. Urban Outfitters swears that their new vintage style Kent State sweatshirt isn’t meant to look like it’s spattered with...more

Shorties Untold

Appetizers: Let’s start with the NSA poppers, and perhaps a beer flight to wash it down? Soup or salad: The soup du jour is puree of police violence and race issues with a hint of civil forfeiture, topped with prison visit data. Perhaps the lady would prefer our Cosmo-inspired salad with cranberry vinaigrette? ...more

Shooting oneself in the foot

You’ll notice that I didn’t do anything to commemorate...more

Music Monday: Fun. Well, Fun and Boots!

H/T to Comrade Misfit for pointing out...more

Harvest Time is Upon Us!

And apparently, nothing says “autumn” to my local store than pumpkins and lots of boxed wine! Or perhaps you’d prefer the hard stuff? Drink that much Jack, and you’ll need the tombstone! ...more

Well, isn’t this interesting

In California, one out of every ten workers is here illegally. Most of them have lived here for years and live with an American citizen. Yesterday’s protests seeking an actual living wage for fast food workers resulted in arrests — and remember, if you eat lunch at these places you need to be served by an adult rather than a kid who will someday get a “real job” ....more

Music Monday: Good Luck Finding One

Happy Labor Day. Do you like weekends? 40 hour [theoretical] workweeks? ...more

Newly Remodeled, Enlarged Asian Food Section

That’s a lot of rice. And in the upper left, a whole bunch of Sriracha! For the record, this particular store is in the Kroger family of stores, about 5 minutes from the Las Vegas Chinatown ....more

News

Even though the stats say people read this little site regularly, the fact is not many people comment. One of the few people who I’d call a “regular commenter” was Cynthia. It is with great sadness that I must report that Cynthia passed away this morning ....more