"Boys and Girls Clubs Halting Service," Bulletin, Nov.7, 2008: Oh, oh. Might explain the swarms of kids I had come into the store yesterday. I'm really uncomfortable with swarms. Pass on by.
Small side story in the business section: "Retail Sales Weak:" "....the weakest October in at least 39 years." You think? IN 39 YEARS! Pass on by.
Graphs showing the housing and labor forecasts: Nice U shape. Of course, only the downside of the U has actually happened, and the upside of the U seems completely guesswork. Just cause they make a graph of a U doesn't mean it will happen. It seems more likely to me that it will look like an L. Even the timeline seems really optimistic. And the idea that we'll escape the worse because of less subprime mortgages. Then again, did they forget we were the most overpriced market in America for a couple of years? Pass on by.
"Big Three Press Legislators for Aid": Where the hell is all the money they made from making big expensive gass-guzzling SUV's for the last 10 years? Can I get a handout too? No? Pass on by.
"Mattel to Cut 1,000 Jobs." Wait. I thought toys were the one thing that would sell this Christmas? Pass on by.
"Tourism Report Gives Bleak Outlook for '09." "During the last five months, Central Oregon's leisure business has dropped 8 to 10 percent..." Pass on by.
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