Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Good News/Bad News

Gold is trading around $825 and silver around $15.50. Good news if you own some, bad news if the only bling you own is the crap you wear.

USD is now worth $.91 Canadian. Good news if you're Canadian, bad news if you just wanted to be. Caveat: if planning to beg from Canadians it's now good form to ask "Mister, can you spare 90 cents".

Fewer deaths in Iraq. Good news because, well, people not dying is a good thing. Bad news for anyone wanting us out of Iraq....most Americans don't care as long as we're "winning".

Mexico awash in silver & gold. Good news: fewer Mexican immigrants for us to fight over in the near future. Bad news: fewer Mexican immigrants for us to fight over in the near future.

Hollywood writers on strike. Good news: many series will not be returning from this break. Bad news: no Daily Show...turn off your TV and read the Scotsman.

Nevada will probably remain a Red State. Good news: we don't really matter. Bad news: I still live here.

15 comments:

Woozie said...

The Daily Show? There are far worse consequences, like no Colbert Report!!!! How will I survive without a nightly dose of America?!?

Not Your Mama said...

Colbert annoys me, I hate "pointers". Too narcissistic and he talks over his guests, not worth listening to his "interviews".

Featheriver said...

Too bad if Nevada remains red. It also sucks to not really matter. I still live here too.

Oh well. Guess I'll move to Canada.

Nevada Mojo Rising said...

It's funny how things hit people about the same time. I was at work discussing how corrupt alot of the "monopoly-enabling" laws are in this state. Thought to myself, it's time to move. This state is corrupt.

RJ Adams said...

Label: 'Bloody Funny'. Well, it made me laugh.

Good News: lowest US troop deaths in Iraq this month since...blah. Bad News: highest troop deaths this year since the war started. Confusing, isn't it?

featheriver: unless you have family there, or are very, very rich. they won't let you in. I tried.

Not Your Mama said...

Yeah, we're still "young" enough to squeeze in on job skillz but they're very biased against older people. Probably afraid we'll drain their healthcare system. NZ is also closed to the less-than-Bill Gates-wealthy.

Try Mexico, welcome mat is still out there....so far. Panama & Costa Rica are not unattractive either. If you're feeling adventurous Fiji & Vanuatu are wide open.

Flimsy Sanity said...

That is funny RJ - they wouldn't let me in either.

I know a swindler who will be really glad gold is high as his con relies on ripping off coin dealers because he misrepresents the value of the lesser coins by using the inflated price of the gold ones as the bait. Assholes everywhere.

TomCat said...

And I always used to tease my Canadian friends about "real" dollars. ;-(

Woozie said...

That's exactly the point of the CR! Oh well, I can't stand Jon Stweart's weird noises. We'll call it even for now.

Flimsy Sanity said...

If you are Blanche, I am Rhonda Dangerfield.

Flimsy Sanity said...

Sorry I am reaching pest status here, but the only things worth watching are the Daily Show, Colbert (probably the best actor around) and the Simpsons (the most anti-authoritarian thing on TV and it is on EGADS Fox).

S2 said...

Scotland still welcomes immigrants. :)

It helps if you like whisky and oatmeal and have a sense of humour (and thermal underwear).

We don't get Fox, but we do get the Simpsons (eventually).

Not Your Mama said...

It does, I checked some time ago ;). The only trouble is I'm not certain of my ability to adapt over the long term. Scotland is very grayish and gentle greens and soft blues and pinks and I'm so very screaming yellow and orange and purple and cobalt blue....

Mixter said...

Oh yeah, and oil is nearly $100 a barrel... I like to walk, but it's a bit far to walk to work every day.

Mixter

Not Your Mama said...

Woozie: to me Colbert (though funny if I look at it objectively) is overkill because Bill O' is already a parody of a human being. Plus my hatred (of Bill-O) is deep & personal, I grew up with a parental unit who was more like him than I care to remember even more than 30 years since setting eyes on him.