Amazing weekend of college football craziness, eh? Now College GameDay is being forced to go to StarkVegas.
Here are some less astonishing midday news/views treats:
* WSJ says rising southern unemployment rates “a mystery.” Could it possibly be bad state economic development strategies?
* New York Times urges voters in Alaska, Oregon and DC to legalize recreational pot on November 4.
* Panetta book promotion to batten on conservative criticism of Obama for withdrawing combat troops from Iraq. Hits close to home here on Central Coast.
* E.J. Dionne ponders lack of credit Obama is getting for job numbers.
* Bobby Jindal, still searching for ’16 wingnut traction, calls for defense spending increases.
And in non-political news:
* Hewlett-Packard to split into two computer/printer and corporate hardware/services companies. Unclear if one is to be “Hewlett” and the other “Packard” [joke!].
As we break for lunch, here’s Dave Hole again with an amazing introduction to “Bullfrog Blues.”