Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday random thoughts

Another installment of the weekly random thoughts, cheap shots and bon mots.

• "I'm not dead! I'm not dead!" Mayor Brent Ives is breathing political life back into the Tracy Hills project/development deal. The matter will appear on a future City Council agenda.

• My broker gave me this advice Thursday afternoon: "After today I think a diversified portfolio of canned goods and bottled water might be most appropriate." Yeah, Wall Street might be in trouble.

• The folks who live near Bakersfield are not surprised: The town of Arvin is the smoggiest town in California.

• A recent poll says fewer Americans trust the media than did 20 years ago. That might be true, but I still trust the media a whole lot more than politicians. Well, maybe except for stuff owned by this guy.

• Random thought of the week: "Exercise. Eat Right. Die Anyway."

• Cavlin and Hobbes quote of the week: "If mom and dad loved me at all, they'd buy me a pair of night-vision goggles."

• Attention all alert readers!!! Send me your own random thoughts for publication in a column (if I get enough) or for posting right here on the blog.

1 comment:

Erdos56 said...

A broker? I dunno, no- to low- load mutual funds in a 401K are the right choice. It's mid-year and despite volatility, we are 6% up on the year. Trends hold and that is 12%, tax-deferred in a 401K.