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We interrupt Goat Rope's regularly scheduled programming due to a major news development reported this weekend on NPR which has forced El Cabrero to remake his cognitive map of the world.
According to someone who should probably know,
"Alligator wrestling is not a thinking man's sport."
And to think that all these years I was convinced you had to be really good at math to do it...
One other point to ponder about that statement...it was made to people who paid $100 to learn how to wrestle alligators. Could there be some intended or unintended irony or something there?
MASS DISTRACTION. Here's Krugman talking sense on jobs and deficits. Again.
TWO FROM LABOR. Here are two good Labor Day op-eds from the Charleston Gazette. The first is by Teamster leader Ken Hall and the second by state AFLCIO secretary treasurer Larry Matheney.
SPEAKING OF WORKERS, a new report (the easiest part of which was written by yours truly) looks at the state of working West Virginians. Here's a link to press coverage from the Gazette and the West Virginia News Service and here's a link to the report itself.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED