From the Loony Bin: Ford’s Nanny State Car, Etc…

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Ford’s Nanny State Car will help you obey the speed limit. (Photo:

Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel

  • Slow down: New Ford car obeys speed limit for you.  (CNN)
  • AWOL: Bowe Bergdahl, once missing U.S. soldier, charged with desertion.  (WaPo)
  • Ivy ISIS: Cornell U assistant dean says OK to ISIS training camp for students.  (NY Post)
  • Channeling Joe Namath: West Virginia’s Daxter Miles predicts upset over Kentucky.  (ESPN)

From the Loony Bin: Revenge of the “Villanova Piccolo Girl,” Etc…

Hillary_4Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel:

  • New lease on life: Herbalife shares up over 40% this month.  (USA Today)
  • Swing and a miss: Time Warner Cable to take $1 billion write-down on LA Dodgers television deal.  (TV Week)
  • Keystone Cops: US spied on Israel, who was spying on US and giving info to…US Congress!  (WSJ)
  • Tapped out: Greece to run out of cash by April 20.  (Reuters)
  • Just the normal noises: Iran’s supreme leader chants, “Death to America,” as nuclear pact looms.  (NY Post)
  • Cruzin to the primaries: Ted Cruz is first to declare his candidacy for president.  (NYT)
  • Just coffee, please: Starbucks modifies its racial awareness campaign.  (Washington Post)
  • Plea bargains for former NFL player: Darren Sharper avoids possible life sentence by taking deals in four states.  (NBC)
  • Little Leaguer is the bigger person: Mo’ne Davis asks college to reinstate player who insulted her.  (NPR)
  • Wildcat revenge: Crying “Villanova Piccolo Girl” plays with The Roots, Jimmy Fallon’s band.  (Bleacher Report)


From the Loony Bin: All the Way with UVa, Etc…


Canada Bill picks UVa.

Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel:

  • Your tuition dollars at work: Penn State associate professor of sociology is arrested for bizarre, disorderly conduct aboard Nicaragua-Miami flight.  (Washington Post)
  • Schocking fall from grace: Republican Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois will resign amid questions about his spending.  (Bloomberg)
  • Blame it on the weather: Housing starts fall 17% in February to lowest level in a year.  (Forbes)
  • Enemy within: US Air Force vet charged with trying to support ISIS.  (Reuters)
  • Bibi’s back: Netanyahu reelected.  (AP)
  • WMT breaking bad: Meth lab found in Muncie, Indiana WalMart bathroom.  (NY Daily News)
  • Using his head: 49ers LB Chris Borland, 24, retires over head injury worries.  (FoxSports)

From the Loony Bin: Waiting on the Fed, Etc… intwest wate.

The markets wait for either Tweety Bird or…

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…Federal Reserve chair Yellen to speak on Wednesday.  (Photo: Getty images)

Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel:

  • The wait on rates: The Federal Reserve speaks this Wednesday.  (USA Today)
  • Has the Middle Eastern arms race begun? Saudi Arabia signs nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea.  (WSJ)
  • Was he away at sensitivity training? Putin returns from 10-day AWOL.  (Reuters)
  • He got weeded out: St. John’s shot-blocking center banned from NCAA tourney because of failed drug test.  (NBC Sports)
  • Wheel him into the OR: Mets’ fireballer Zach Wheeler likely to go under knife for torn elbow ligament.  (USA Today)
  • Rangers are disarmed: Ross Ohlendorf is fifth Texas Ranger pitcher to go down with an injury.  (ESPN)
  • Kentucky or the field? The other 67 have the edge.  (ESPN)
  • Pelicans’ Anthony Davis puts up historic line in loss: 36 points, 14 rebounds, 9 blocks, 7 assists.  (CBS Sports)
  • HBO gets its man: Killer unwittingly confesses during filming of documentary.  (NYT)
  • Not pot: 6th-grader suspended for possession of leaf that is not marijuana.  (Roanoke Times)

From the Loony Bin: Atlanta Fed’s “Real-Time” GDP Estimate, Hillary Takes Questions, Etc…


The Atlanta Fed’s GDP estimate of another estimate is 1.2% for 1Q15. (Source:

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at the United Nations in New York

Asylum escapee-cum-Captain-Queeg-Clinton: Happy to answer hand-picked, softball questions. (Photo: Drudge Report)

Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel:

  • Interesting: Hot-lanta Fed’s GDP estimate of another estimate…Atlanta Federal Reserve’s “GDPNow” forecasting model provides an updated forecast of the official estimate prior to its release.  (Fed Reserve of Atlanta)
  • Hillary on the hot seat: Clinton takes handpicked questions at UN.  (Business Insider)
  • One lump or two: Clinton says she did it because she wanted to carry only one phone. (WaPo)
  • iKnock-off: Counterfeit Apple Watches already for sale in China for less than $40.  (Daily Mail)
  • Federal pain in the arse: Strong jobs report leaves the Fed in a quandary.  (NY Post)
  • New York Times can’t find Iraq on a map: Note correction at bottom of article.  (NYT)
  • Nanny state: Judge’s temporary order blocks man from smoking in his own home.  (Komo 4 News)
  • Was that a wounded bird or a football pass? Tim Tebow might surface at the NFL veterans combine.  (CBS)

From the Loony Bin: Apple’s Dumb Smartwatch, Etc…


Apple Watch: Is this a dumb or smart watch? (Photo:

Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel:

  • Apple Watch: “Sport” model starts at $350.  (USA Today)
  • Hillary hit: SNL has some fun at Mrs. Clinton’s expense.  (Youtube)
  • Golden Arches look tarnished: Continuing trend, McDonald’s February same store sales fall 4% in US, 1.7% globally.  (NYT)
  • Senate Republicans to Iran: Your deal with Obama won’t last.  (Bloomberg)
  • Clarence Thomas and the Klansmen: Barron’s AP European History test prep guide lumps the Supreme Court Justice and the Ku Klux Klan together in fascist category.  (Daily Caller)
  • NJ Transit riders:  Prepare for a rate hike AND service reduction.  (
  • Calling Dr. James Andrews: Yu Darvish’s baseball season is in jeopardy.  (SB Nation)
  • Racism comes to campus: University of Oklahoma students protest a fraternity’s racist video.  (USA Today)

From the Loony Bin: 295K More Jobs in February, Etc…


Mark Twain’s got nothing on Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim: Don’t let schooling interfere with your basketball. (Photo: AP,

Bud’s Round-up of Daily Drivel:

  • Here we go again: Treasury Secretary Lew says US to hit debt limit on March 16.  (NBC)
  • Apple juices Dow: iPhone maker replaces AT&T in Dow Jones Industrial Average.  (USA Today)
  • Jobs report surprises to “upside”: US non-farm payrolls rise 295K in February; unemployment rate falls to 5.5%.  (Reuters)
  • The age-old question: Up 3 with time running out, do you foul?  (Deadspin)
  • Syracuse Orange gets bruised: NCAA suspends basketball coach for 9 games, cuts 12 scholarships, vacates 108 wins.  (ESPN)
  • Not again: Harrison Ford makes his 2nd crash landing.  (NBC)