Blog Focus: Pro Athletes, Municipal Bonds, Dr. Laura and Mosques
Today's Blog Focus covers a couple of professional athletes, municipal bonds, Dr. Laura and mosques. As always, whatever is trending is typically random:
Unless you're living under a rock or are a non-sports type of person, you should know by now that Brett Farve is coming back to the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings.
Take a gander over at All Things News that has a good timeline of the Farve retirement, re-retirement and un-retirement story.
The other athlete in the news is Carmelo Anthony, who looks like he's headed to a divorce with the Denver Nuggets. This news, as well as the LeBron James situation begs to ask the questions, "Why can't athletes just honor their teams and honor their contracts?"
The NYT DealBook has a post about the Securities and Exchange Commission, who accused the State of New Jersey of securities fraud for telling the bond markets that it was properly funding state workers’ pensions when it was not.
As a result, the S.E.C. said in a cease-and-desist order, investors bought more than $26 billion worth of New Jersey’s bonds, without understanding the severity of the state’s financial troubles. New Jersey, the S.E.C. said, has agreed to accept the order, without admitting or denying the finding. The agency did not impose a financial penalty.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the talk show host who recently apologized for saying the N-word 11 times to a caller on the air, plans to leave the show when her contract is up at the end of the year. Pop Eater has a pretty good run down of the story.
Yes, the mosque issue isn't going away and our writers are ripping into the issue in our Soapbox Musings feature.