Friday, February 7, 2014

Happy Hour Time

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner passed away yesterday at the age of 91. He had the greatest ten year career in the history of major league baseball. Back problems forced him into an early retirement but his yearly averages stack up against any slugging great. It's by mere coincidence that he had the same name as my grandfather but they did look an awful lot a like. My grandfather always had a friendly chuckle every time someone asked him if he was Ralph Kiner the baseball player. It must have been the Dutch ancestry that both men came from.

A mediocre jobs report was reported by the government this morning. Surprisingly, the stock market reacted positively. In looking over the narrative over half the job gains came from manufacturing rather than the service sector. The last time that happened was 2005. Hopefully this trend will continue on next month's report.

The nations debt limit is officially reached today. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will juggle money around the next few weeks to pay the nation's bills. The battle will probably start Monday with more finger pointing and more drama until an agreement is reached. Congress always waits until the last minute unless it's vacation time. Procrastination at its finest.

Kudos to Clint Eastwood for saving a man from choking at a Pebble Beach golf dinner. I wonder if Clint is still talking to empty chairs?

Once Krissy gets home we're heading to Bosley on Brady for happy hour. In my humble opinion it's the best seafood restaurant in not only Milwaukee but the entire state. It's that good just like some Key West restaurants. That's no surprise as the owners lived in Florida and Key West has a heavy influence on the restaurant. We're lucky to live just three blocks away.

A man on a Ukraine passenger plane attempted to hijack the plane to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. It landed in Turkey instead which is famous for having the worst prisons in the world. Enjoy your stay Mr. Hijacker!


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