The US won't have hyper-inflation; we'll call it something else.
Tracks: Reports say US Manufacturing is increasing – especially in the auto sector, along with consumer spending and consumer confidence. But no one seems to notice that the customers have no increase in income to pay for this. Hasn't bothered Wall Street for 30 years, why should it now?
Image Problem: Between 1946 and 1948 US government researchers intentionally infected people in Guatemala with gonorrhea and syphilis, then encouraged them to spread the STDs. About 30% were left untreated so their cadavers could be examined.
Grasping at Straws: Researchers report that when two dolphin species meet, they attempt to find a common language. Maybe there is hope for our political discourse after all.
Correction: Google should issue an apology for its delay in upgrading its software to display AfPak properly now that Afghanistan and Pakistan have merged and attacked the USA, forcing the forces of truth and light to carry out a glorious campaign in the general area.
Heads You Win: The SEC is canceling hundreds of thousands of roboticly made computer trades that quickly drove the LQD ETF down 10%. The rule is that if high-speed computer trades make a profit, they get to stand, but if they lose money, the SEC calls a mulligan and everyone gets a do-over. It's the free market in action.
Family Values: “At least 78 GOP candidates for US Congress would force women to bear the babies resulting from rape or incest.”
Choices/Consequences: There's been this fairy tale making the rounds about American deleveraging, American austerity. Hasn't happened yet – all of the reduction in consumer credit can be traced directly to bank write-offs, not ‘savings’. After 30 years on a credit binge Americans still cling to the McMansion/fillet mignon mirage and not the cardboard box/cat-food future that is far more likely. Nearly 40% of those in the 45-55 year age bracket have less than $10,000 in retirement savings (and much of that is in the supposed equity in their houses). 30% of those over 55 have less than $10,000 saved up. It is too late for these people to decide to save. Their choice was made long ago and it depended on magic and a lot more Bigger Fools than there turned out to be.
Sci-Fi Creep: Homeland Security is buying a bunch of mobile 'backscatter' X-Ray vans so they can drive around randomly scanning passing vehicles. It's to make you feel more secure.
Slant: Our myopic friends in the MSM are pointing out that Chavez managed to gerrymander election districts so that even with just 48% of the vote he will win a crushing victory. Look at the shape the politicians have carved your voting district into in order to make it “safe” for them and tell me the difference. Remember that George W.'s 47.9% was less than Al Gore got.
Priorities: Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnel says God wants her to win so she can filibuster the godless Democrats and prevent the Congress from passing any legislation until Boehner gets back from The Mountain.