Eugene Scalia, DoL Secretary


The Senate Thursday confirmed Eugene Scalia as DOL secretary on a 53-44 party-line vote. As a partner at law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Scalia played a key role in defeating the department’s Obama-era rule requiring brokers and advisors working on retirement accounts to act as fiduciaries. He was lead counsel in a financial industry lawsuit that resulted in a March 2018 federal appeals court decision vacating … Continue reading Eugene Scalia, DoL Secretary

Pointing out Isiah Thomas III


Isiah Thomas never appears in Hoop Dreams but he fills the picture like a spirit hovering overhead as two boys, Arthur Agree and William Gates use basketball to create their American Dream. The official time of Isiah is 10 PM Chicago time but that symbol (HS 7 Sagittarius) — stacks of books in a library — is so crazy, we could not even consider it. … Continue reading Pointing out Isiah Thomas III

Grizzly Man, Tim Treadwell


Who was Tim Treadwell? Timothy Treadwell was born Timothy Dexter in Ronkonkoma, a hamlet outside of Islip, Suffolk Count (aka Long Island) New York on April 29, 1958 under a new moon, nicknamed the “Widow Maker;” his ex-girlfriend who worked with him for many years said during the documentary that she felt like the “widow,” as she is the only one from Alaska who was … Continue reading Grizzly Man, Tim Treadwell

Cokie Roberts, legendary Liberal commentator


Cokie Roberts, long the face of ABC’s national news, has reposed. She won countless awards, including three Emmys from the National Academy of Television throughout her decades-long career. Mrs. Roberts was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and cited by the American Women in Radio and Television (now called Advancing Women in Media) as one of the 50 greatest women in the … Continue reading Cokie Roberts, legendary Liberal commentator

Mundane Charts have moved? Maybe, Maybe not


Driving to the new site Ric Ocasek of the Cars died and we have been playing his songs all day since we heard the news. Our header shot is of his beautiful wife, Paulina Porizkova who found he had fallen asleep after a recent surgery. Speaking of Drive, the Mundane charts , those dailies & natural hazard reports, are now on Google Blogger as WordPress … Continue reading Mundane Charts have moved? Maybe, Maybe not

#6 When was Evangeline Smith Adams born?


Having just finished Karen Christino’s biography on “Eva Adams” the controversy on her birthdate is barely settled. She gives that Evangeline, a popular name at the time, was born to the poor side of the Adams family on Pavonia Avenue, right next to Journal Square (where the PATH station is these days) Jersey City, New York on February 8, 1868 at 8:36 am. Marc Jones … Continue reading #6 When was Evangeline Smith Adams born?

Soon the Titanic will be no more, Extremeophiles are eating it away


Titanic, a steel made ship, is slowly being eaten away by the microbe called a rusticle because it is eats steel and not the wood. This microbe,  D. radiodurans , was thought to be from Mars and in the Guinness World Book of Records, is listed as “the world’s toughest bacterium.” It is classified as an extremophile, a living thing capable of surviving and thriving in conditions too … Continue reading Soon the Titanic will be no more, Extremeophiles are eating it away