In The Garden: Officials in Sierra Leone say that there have been 10 Ebola deaths in Freeport, the capital, in the last six months. Records and gravediggers at Freeport's cemetery say there have been 110 Ebola victims buried in the last week. WHO says 20,000 could be infected by Ebola by November while CDC scientists, citing a 71% fatality rate, expect upwards of 1.5 million Ebola cases (and at least a million deaths) by the end of January and that Ebola will become endemic in parts of Africa.
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: A Louisiana judge has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Clueless in Culloden: Under the banner of 'We Are the 45%', the unsuccessful secessionists, claiming voters were somehow 'tricked', now threaten to unilaterally declare Scottish independence. The banner ought to read “We Are the Bad Losers.”
Easy Does It: The National Association of Realtors reports that existing home sales 'eased' down 1.8% from July and down 5.3% from a year ago. The drop is due, they claim, because investors paying cash were no longer investing or paying cash.
The 12 Step Program: Prices in the Eurozone continue their slide as business growth slows and the recovery needs recovery from too much austerity. Even Mr. Draghi is beginning to consider QE to boost things a bit. Too little, years too late.
One Stop Stopping: With increasing numbers of young adults, adolescents and the occasional child trying to make their way to Syria to join the jihadists, maybe the various governments should simply offer them simplified and expedited processing. Then when they show up, arrest and imprison them. Or summarily execute them. Look, these folks are not intellectual geniuses and this would save having to hunt them down and kill them later.
Apples / Oranges: Texas' own Rick Perry says that if Joan Rivers had gone to a hospital for an abortion she would still be alive.
Porn O'Graph: The Good, the Bad and the Actual.