Saturday, August 6, 2011

Count monkeys for better slumber, U.S. loses triple-A credit rating, and it’s International Beer Day

Image: Capuchin monkey

Good Morning Humboldt County!

It’s coffee time. Have a nice steaming hot shot of java and let’s explore what the headlines offer this morning.

Back on line. Quite a few people were without the internet and home phones yesterday as At&t & Suddenlink experienced problems.

To fall asleep faster, listen to monkeys

Forget counting sheep -- many people prefer listening to lions roaring and monkeys calling to help them nod off, according to a new survey.

US government loses triple-A credit rating

It was bound to happen after the world saw how pathetic our Congress is after the contrived debt crisis.  Make sure to thank a Tea Bagger today because that group in the House is paving the way for America’s demise.

“The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor's Friday in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the world's largest economy.

S&P cut the long-term U.S. credit rating by one notch to AA-plus. The credit agency said it was making the move because the deficit reduction plan passed by Congress Tuesday did not go far enough to stabilize the country's debt situation.

The S&P report cited "the gulf between the political parties" evidenced during last week's debt-ceiling debate that resulted in legislation designed to cut over $2.1 trillion over 10 years among its reasons for the first-time lowering, but GOP leaders laid the blame on President Barack Obama, according to reports from NBC News.”

Cheers! It's International Beer Day

It's International Beer Day, as if anyone needed an excuse to grab a cold one. Bottom's up!

Time to walk on down the road…


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