Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day 2010

Today is one of those "minor" holidays. No one gets the day off work because it's Flag Day and it's business as usual throughout the country. A few towns and cities across the nation have small parades or other community events to celebrate but it largely passes unnoticed by most Americans. And this "minor" holiday seems to become less important as the years go by.

The big question of the day, (at lest for me) is will President Obama observe this day? Will he even call attention to it?
But why would Obama care? He removed his American flag lapel pin. He doesn't hold his hand over
his heart during the playing of the anthem.
Forgetting to put on the flag pin is one thing. But making a "statement" by not wearing a flag pin is something else.
Does anyone need a reason for wearing a Flag pin? Well, let's see, how about if you are the President?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Jobless Claims Rise

The number of workers filing new applications for unemployment insurance rose unexpectedly last week, a report showed on Thursday, heightening fears the labor market recovery was stalling. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000 in the week ended June 26, the Labor Department said. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected claims to slip to 452,000 from the previously reported 457,000, which was revised slightly up to 459,000 in the latest report.
Based on what I see, unemployment is not going to improve until 2011.