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The WeekholeView: October 3, through October 9, 2012

Here each hole starts on Wednesdays and this is what fell through this past week:

Last Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Obama faced Romney in a televised presidential debate and Jon Stewart let Rand Paul, a Republican aparachnik and the son of another Republican aparachnik, criticize the federal government which has been feeding their family for decades. Disappointingly, Jon did not ask Rand if he intended to resign to prove his support for a lean government.

On Thursday, October 4, 2012, the press was abuzz with Obama having misplaced his mojo the previous night. From our PHV headquarters on the Lower Eastside, Obama just looked tired. Obama was so tired that there is no reason for anybody to vote for him unless you were Big Bird.

On Friday, October 5, 2012, the American Academe aired its displeasure with college curricula emphasizing job-related skills instead of the real value of a college education which resides in how it affects the way students think and act, ideally for years after they graduate. The students did not understand any of this intellectual sophistry being busy searching for part-time jobs.

On Saturday, October 6, 2012, everything anybody remembered from the debate was that if elected, Mitt wants to kill Big Bird.

Amid much football, Sunday, October 7, 2012, suddenly mattered. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected for another six-year term, despite much CIA opposition. Inexplicably,  CNN spread the news a day later.

On Monday, October 8, 2012, while celebrating Columbus Day, Americans learned that small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa months before Libyan militants killed the U.S. ambassador. Their role was to set up a network to prevent such attacks. Obviously this approach did not work.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, TPV just learned that yesterday, 375 New York Times staffers walked out to protest the management’s position that NY Times employees are so fortunate to bask in the prestige of the institution that they need less wages and certainly no pension benefits. We at TPV understand the management’s conundrum: Why shall Arthur and Mark pay their staff anything, as long as they still have family and friends? ThePotholeView relies 100% on myself and my friends. The only difference is that here at TPV, we equally share the profit, which is limited prestige.


  1. I was skeptical about finishing your weekly survey, but I have to say, I am impressed. Good choice.

  2. I actually read your weekly summaries for news. Isn’t that neat? I hope I’m not the only one (:


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