| Political Talk|| Jolly wins 48.5% to 46.6% 100 %reporting - BYE ALEX !!!!!!!!!! - NHTIGER on 3/11/14 at 3:31 pm|
The Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times, long a liberal source of news in the Bay Area, is performing its duty admirably in reporting on today's election in Pinellas County to replace deceased Congressman Young.
The linked story consists of two parts - the first part (the bottom pa...
| Tiger Rant|| Matty Ott off to a good start in Red Sox Spring Training - NHTIGER on 3/4/14 at 5:42 pm|
Pitched a 1-2-3 inning today against the Rays, on top of a 4-up and 4-down performance against the Twins on Sunday.
Looks like he will be starting the season at Double-A Portland.
Am hoping I'll be watching him closing out a Ranaudo win a couple of years from now..
Here's a recent video of ...
| Political Talk|| 2014 primary season kicks off tomorrow in Texas - NHTIGER on 3/3/14 at 7:21 pm|
Will Sen. Cornyn get his 50% +1 against his 7 Republican opponents to avoid a runoff?...
| Political Talk|| Today's Gallup: Obama's disapproval rating reaches 56% - NHTIGER on 3/2/14 at 4:20 pm|
Highest in five-plus years of 3-day Gallup polls on this question, previous high was 55% in 2011.
However, the approval/disapproval gap at 16 (40/56) is still 1 shy of his previous high of 17, also reached in August of 2011 (38/55).
While presidential candidate polls for 2016 are too early to ...
| Tiger Rant|| Encouraging Update on Ranaudo's Spring Debut today - NHTIGER on 2/28/14 at 6:27 pm|
Two scoreless innings today. Six up and six down on 4 strikeouts and 2 easy comebackers to Ranaudo.
"Anthony Ranaudo Continuing Resurgence Among Boston Red Sox’s Prospects"
| Political Talk|| Easily the Quote of the Day - Politics - NHTIGER on 2/24/14 at 6:22 pm|
Dem. Congressman John Dingell:
"I'm not going to be carried out feet first," Dingell told The News. "[b][u]I don't want people to say I stayed too long.[/u]"[/b]
59 years in the House ...
Wife Debbie almost sure to succeed him- she was 1 yr old when he was first elected.
| Political Talk|| CNBC and the concept of "steadily improving labor market conditions" - NHTIGER on 2/20/14 at 12:02 pm|
Opening sentence to this morning's first-time unemployment claims number:
"The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits [b]fell [/b]last week, [b][u]pointing to steadily improving labor market conditions,[/u][/b] despite two straight months of weak hiring."
| Political Talk|| It's that time of the month again - unemployment/jobs reports in the morning - NHTIGER on 2/6/14 at 10:05 pm|
These reports have been so unexplainable of late that making predictions is pretty much like shooting in the dark. Nevertheless, will take a stab at it tonight.
- November jobs, revised downward by 6k, from 241k to 235k
- December jobs , revised upward, doubling from 74k to 148K
| Political Talk|| Memorandum to: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Re: Advice for tonight - NHTIGER on 1/28/14 at 9:57 am|
| Political Talk|| 12 hours until December unemployment and jobs reports - guesses? - NHTIGER on 1/9/14 at 7:35 pm|
I'll go with 226,00 new jobs and the rate staying at 7.0% ( once it drops below 7.0%, it will be difficult to get back to it in an election year - nevertheless, it would not stun me to see 6.9% tomorrow morning at 8:30 Eastern)...
| Political Talk|| Today's First Time Unemployment Claims at 330,000 - NHTIGER on 1/9/14 at 12:44 pm|
"Weekly claims tumble, [b]fanning hopes for labor market thaw" [/b]- CNBC
"Jobless Claims Decrease
Fewest Claims in a Month [b]Show U.S. Labor Market Mending[/b]: Economy" - Bloomberg
| Political Talk|| One more thing for Obama to fret about on the beach in Hawaii - NHTIGER on 12/19/13 at 5:15 pm|
"A BILL To expand sanctions imposed with respect to Iran and to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes."
| Political Talk|| Perspective on a particular NBC/WSJ Poll finding - NHTIGER on 10/11/13 at 11:34 am|
"Just 26 percent view the Republican Party positively, which is an all-time low for the party. That's compared with 49 percent who have a favorable view of the Democratic Party."
Is such a finding a bad omen for the next Congressional elections for the Republicans?
| Political Talk|| Is Reuters in some sort of time warp here? - NHTIGER on 8/18/13 at 7:35 pm|
"DUBAI | [b]Sun Aug 18, 2013[/b] 3:31pm IST"
"American al Qaeda militant urges attacks on U.S. diplomats"
"U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in Libya's Benghazi in 2012 [b][u]when Islamist gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate during a protest by a mob ...
| More Sports Board|| The third and fatal Emile Griffith - Benny "The KId" Paret Fight - NHTIGER on 7/24/13 at 6:21 pm|
Watched the whole thing with my Dad on ABC's Fight of the Week, with Don Dunphy doing the blow-by-blow commentary, on that Saturday night in March of 1962.
Even though Paret didn't die for another 10 days, we knew we had witnessed something very horrific on live television. Paret looked dead on ...
| Political Talk|| So really bad economic news just glides by the media today - NHTIGER on 6/26/13 at 5:55 pm|
1st quarter GDP went from an initial estimate of 2.5% in April, was revised down slightly to 2.4% in May and then today, completely unexpectedly, plummeted to a paltry 1.8%.
So after a 3.1% increase in the 3rd quarter of 2012, the economy has "surged ahead" towards recovery with a +0.4% 4th quart...
| More Sports Board|| Deleted Thread - See Memorial thread - NHTIGER on 6/1/13 at 4:41 pm|
| Political Talk|| DJIA - Yesterday + 106.29, Today -106.59 - NHTIGER on 5/29/13 at 3:41 pm|
They should have just extended the 3-day holiday weekend through Thursday and saved a lot of words and fees. :lol:...
| Political Talk|| The Players in the IRS Events - A Primer for anyone unsure of who's who - NHTIGER on 5/24/13 at 11:20 am|
Have not seen any similar threads but if there are, I will delete. Just trying to be helpful on a sometimes-confusing set of characters. In fast-moving stories such as this, the media sometimes just assumes everyone has time to keep track of the principals.
I pieced this together from my own rese...
| Political Talk|| The difference between an audit and an investigation - Pfeiffer 's Pfolly - NHTIGER on 5/19/13 at 11:30 am|
Pfeiffer is making the rounds of all 5 major Sunday morning shows (a la Susan Rice, and for the same purpose - establishing a false narrative)- now watching him on CNN's State of the Union Ccandy Crowley), the 4th one I have seen so far.
Pfeiffer has repeated the word "investigation" regarding th...
| Political Talk|| Rough sleddin' for MSNBC, Wagner, Hayes, Maddow ... - NHTIGER on 5/5/13 at 4:20 pm|
"MSNBC's 'Now With Alex Wagner' Hits Series Low"
Couldn't happen to a more deserving dimwit. Even with four sympathetic guests always helping her "carry" her one hour a day, she falls flat on her smirking face.
| Political Talk|| Friday morning jobs, unemployment predictions for April - NHTIGER on 5/2/13 at 7:16 pm|
I'll take a shot at it:
U-3 to stay even at 7.6%.
U-6 to increase from 13.8% to 14.0%.
Labor participation rate to drop from 63.3% to 63.2%.
Nonfarm payrolls will add 145,000 jobs. March figure of 88k will be amended upward to 120k. February figure of 268k will be revised downward...
| Political Talk|| Today's Massachusetts Senate Primary Winners - NHTIGER on 4/30/13 at 8:10 pm|
It'll be Dem congressman Ed Markey (37 years in the House, known as the "ice cream man") vs. former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez for the Republicans, vying for the John Kerry seat.
Gomez is actually a liberal, so it's liberal vs. super liberal in June.
Watched the debates leading up to today's vot...
| More Sports Board|| Kevin Faulk announcing Pats 2nd round pick tonight - NHTIGER on 4/26/13 at 4:23 pm|
I assume it will be their later 2nd rounder, since they picked up Minnesota's 2nd last night, which is earlier.
This man is always a great rep for LSU.
Lots of talk on the radio sports shows up here this week that the team is considering drafting Mathieu with one of their 4 picks tonight with ...
| Political Talk|| Suspects identified by FBI - NHTIGER on 4/18/13 at 3:37 pm|
Should be interesting ...
| Political Talk|| Feinstein Amendment re: semi-automatic weapons & magazine limitations - NHTIGER on 4/17/13 at 4:42 pm|
Got only 40 voted Aye, 60 against, a resounding defeat. We knew it would lose, of course, but many Dems voted against it....
| Political Talk|| Manchin-Toomey Amendment fails to get required 60 votes in Senate - NHTIGER on 4/17/13 at 3:05 pm|
After all those months of bullying and boasting by the MSNBC crew and Piers Morgan on CNN telling us that major gun control changes were a CERTAINTY, they are probably glad that it's going to at least happen when most media is focused on Boston.
Vote now underway on Manchin-Toomey ... (4:05 PM E...
| Political Talk|| Jobs - 88k, but U-3 7.6% // U-6 13.8% - Part. Rate at 63.3%, lowest since 1979 - NHTIGER on 4/5/13 at 7:31 am|
Manufacturing jobs down.
Participation rate at 63.3%, lowest since 1979.
U-6 dropped from 14.3% to 13.8% - mainly due to part-time workers losing those jobs, voluntarily or non-voluntarily, thus being eliminated from being "counted"....
| Political Talk|| 4th Quarterr GDP tomorrow morning - will it be elevated to +0.5% or more? - NHTIGER on 3/27/13 at 6:07 pm|
Started at -0.1%, revised to +0.1 last month - anyone betting against a significant increase in this upcoming revision tomorrow?...
| More Sports Board|| Inactives for Texans-Patriots game: - NHTIGER on 1/13/13 at 2:21 pm|
Texans: CB Rashad Carmichael, CB Stanford Routt, LB Cameron Collins, OL Antoine Caldwell, OL Andrew Gardner, OL Cody White, DT Terrell McClain
Patriots: WR Kamar Aiken, DB Derrick Martin, DB Malcolm Williams, OL Nick McDonald, OL Marcus Zusevics, TE Daniel Fells, DE Jake Bequette