October 31, 2008

Friday Ruminations

Unfortunately, another story you won't see in the local rags: The Buffalo metro area, which consists of Erie & Niagara Counties, outpaced 87 percent of the nation’s metropolitan areas in job growth during the past year. They obviously have a serious aversion to reporting good news, which is downright sad.

While many of us worry about the solvency of companies we either work for or have invested in, the employees of Exxon Mobil seemingly have little to fret about about. The oil giant posted its largest U.S. profit, $14.83 billion in the third quarter, breaking its own record. I'd love to be on the other end of that bonus check.

What does it mean when a 27-year incumbent calls on Clinton and Schumer to come stomp for his campaign? It means he's in big trouble, which is exactly where State Senator Bill Stachowski finds himself in his challenge from cold case detective Dennis Delano. This would be a monumental upset.

Speaking of Schumer, he pulled his "they need to address this" act last night on the news. When questioned about Exxon's profits, he stated something along the lines of "lawmakers really need to go after these big oil companies and their huge profits." Okay, YOU are the lawmaker. YOU go after them. We see this type of garbage with Virtuoso enough, now we're peddled this crap from Chuckie? Give us a break.

Reality Check: The Cost Of Obama's Pledges.

McCain will appear on SNL this week.

In case you haven't had enough of the presidential commercials this elections season, this is an interesting site called The Living Room Candidate which contains more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952.

Neither side in the Time Warner/LIN Broadcasting dispute would release details of the agreement that put WIVB back on the air in WNY, but you can rest assured, if TW is paying, we're gonna pay. Talk about legal extortion.

Lastly, today is not only TGIF, it's Halloween. So please, be careful this evening should you venture out.

1 comment:

Barney said...

What ever happen to Bian Grear. It's kind of ironic that the below comment is the last thing he posted to his outdate web site.

"Today is it. Please make sure you go out and vote. Primary Day always has a low voter turnout, but you can make the difference."

I wonder what he's doing now?