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Dale’s Observations For 2010-08-16

Moto Forza in Escondido has a brand new Ducati Multistrada 1200 S waiting for me to take out for a test ride. More will definitely follow… #

RT @dmataconis: Strip clubs…as close to Ground Zero as that proposed Mosque.| Now, that's what I call "Twin Towers"! #

Justice Department: Tom Delay will walk. #

This may be the most trite, inane, and pointless op/ed piece I've ever read. #

Treasurys Rise On Economic Angst; 10-Year Yield Touches 2.579%. #

Obama's Friday statement on the Ground 0 mosque made it a national issue. That's what you call an unforced error. #

The two major political philosophies of this country are fundamentally incompatible. Hence talk of secession. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-08-13

SC's Alvin Greene indicted for showing porn to a coed. When I was in college, we didn't have today's access to porn. So, we just had sex. #

RT @mattklewis: Can't be good for Linda McMahon that an ex-WWE star died of heart failure at age 29.| Or that the rest die before 50. #

Iran says the Bushehr nuclear reactor will go live 21 Aug. Isn't it great to see Iran turning away from carbon usage? #

Retail Sales Tepid, Inflation at 40-Year Low. #

I've always hated Oracle, both the technology and the company. Things like this is why. Legal extortion. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-08-12

RT @dmataconis: Employment Picture Looking Even Bleaker #RecoverySummer #

Is this finally the economic collapse? #

The average 30-year mortgage rate fell to 4.44 %, the lowest since Freddie Mac records began in 1971. #RecoverySummer #

Jobless claims jump to 5-month high, with 484,000 new claims for unemployment. #RecoverySummer #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-08-10

.@dmataconis Did someone say, "Captain Obvious"? #

MV Agusta really DID screw Harley-Davidson! H-D had to pay the Italians $20 million to take it back. #

After 9 years of pay and benefit increases, Federal workers are now earning double their private counterparts. #

FOMC statement says no change in interest rates are in the offing, as economic growth remains slow. #

Note to @DerSPIEGEL: Its not really appropriate for Germans to make moral pronouncements about WWII actions. #

Is America heading for a "lost decade" similar to Japan's? #

These people have the power to put you in jail for years. But don't dare think that you can hold them accountable. #

The National Federation of Independent Business said its optimism index fell 0.9 to 88.1 in July. #RecoverySummer #

The productivity of U.S. workers unexpectedly fell last quarter, increasing cost-cutting pressures. #RecoverySummer #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-08-09

Russian man dies in searing heat at sauna contest. There's a world championship of…sauna? #

Castiglioni completes his rape of Harley-Davidson. #

DNC Chair Tim Kaine is complaining that Michelle Obama's Spanish trip is being politicized. Cry me a river, Weepy. #

Mike Pence admits Republicans have "credibility problem" on deficits. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-08-05

The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May. #RecoverySummer #

Economy concerns send US mortgage rates to the lowest ever recorded in the Freddie Mac Survey. #RecoverySummer #

Jobless claims in U.S. climb unexpectedly–there's that word again–to three-month high of 479,000. #RecoverySummer #

Best. Gubernatorial. Candidate. Ever. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-08-04

After 107 years, Harley-Davidson may move its manufacturing operations out of Milwaukee, scouting other states. #

I looked at an iPad, and played with it a bit. I think I'd rather wait for an Android tablet. #

RT @sirfith @dmataconis @freddoso @warbiany: "Just buy the land next door and build the Charles Martel Cultural Center." | Would be amusing. #

RT @dmataconis @warbiany: Of course, if they aren't willing to sell that's the end of that. | Everybody has a price. Might be high, though. #

Opponents of the Ground Zero mosque are off to court today to try and block the project. #

The ADP Employment Survey came in with much stronger than expected gain of 42,000 private jobs in July. #

You know, there's an easy way to keep the nasty Muslims from building the Ground Zero mosque: Buy the property from them. #

RT @ewerickson: "I'm not happy to let the enemy score points at Ground Zero."|If they're dangerous enemies, then shouldn't we lock them up? #

RT @AblativMeatshld RE: Cordoba House: "It is a place with seats made of fine Corinthian leather…" #

.@MelissaTweets @dmataconis: This may be one of those cases where the perfect is the enemy of the…well…less bad. #

RT @MelissaTweets @dmataconis: WHO GIVES A SHIT? She won't be Reid. | Hate to say it, but there is much merit in that position. #