Monday, April 1, 2013
Big important news for Rink Rats followers this week, Rats is moving. Yes we are moving from our Southern California headquarters to the great state of North Carolina. We have accepted a new career and will be moving within the week.
Rink Rats blog will continue, but we will be located in North Carolina. Why North Carolina?
The business opportunities in North Carolina necessitate the move. North Carolina has a wonderful climate, the state is the best for golf, you can smoke a cigar in public, and I love catfish. Also, after over twenty years in California it is time for a change. The growth of unauthorized web sites, crowded freeways, no longer any decent Italian restaurants, lack of turn signal use, has all grown too much to take. We will miss our friends but hope to make new ones in the Tar Heel State. But, I assure you Rink Rats will live on.
WALL STREET WEEK - Investors return from a 3-day weekend with a number of milestones in hand, including record losses in the Dow and the S&P 500. The Dow now resembles 1932, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq saw their fifth straight month of losses.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – Birthday wishes and thoughts this week to: Lon Chaney (130), Walter Chrysler (138), Bette Davis (105), Bud Fisher (128), Billie Holiday (98), Washington Irving (230), W.K. Kellogg (153), Henry Luce (115), Lowell Thomas (121), Booker T. Washington (157), Muddy Waters (98).
COMING OUT – I need to come out; this writer is not a member of the Democratic Party but a card caring member of American Crossroads and the Republican Party. There it is out there finally, what a relief! I adore Karl Rove, Sarah Palin, Mike Welch, and above all else Rush Limbaugh.
SPORTS BLINK – Opening day for Major League Baseball. The Houston Astros have a powerhouse this season and are among the favorites. Vin Scully begins his 164th season at the microphone for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
THE SWAMI’S TOP PICKS: ice – Charlestown Chiefs 5 Syracuse Bulldogs 1; golf – Roy McAvoy to win The Masters. ULV Burbank Campus will not make their April 2 web site opening deadline; sorry (someone should check those logos). Season to date (65-37)
2013 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PICKS – American League: (East) Toronto Blue Jays, (Central) Kansas City Royals, (West) Houston Astros, (Wild Card) Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners. American League Champs – Kansas City Royals.
National League: (East) New York Mets, (Central) Chicago Cubs, (West) San Diego Padres, (Wild Card) Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwaukee Brewers. National League Champs – San Diego Padres.
World Series Champs – Kansas City Royals.
THIS MONTH’S POLL – Vote for one; your favorite comedy film of all time – (1) Schlinder’s List, (2) The Pawnbroker, (3) Midnight Cowboy, (4) Day of Wine and Roses, (5). Other.
DRIVING THE WEEK – The schedule is light with both the House and the Senate still in rehab. Fed Chairman Paul Abbondante will deliver remarks Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on financial and personality education. President Obama will visit San Jose and ask Google to close down due to poor hiring policies. City of La Verne, CA. City Council will disband and in their last official duty will end, forever, the Thursday Night Farmers’ Market. California lawmakers will propose a law to authorize no longer the use of turn signals (except for law enforcement) and allow texting while driving in California.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH – “The secret to life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” Groucho Marx
Next week; North Carolina we arrive.
Until Next Monday, April FOOLS!
April 1, 2013