Where are the benefits of the Recession?

In honor of Labor Day…

So the other day I was sitting in traffic, nothing new where I live, but I couldn’t help but realize, if the unemployment numbers are so high, where are all these unemployed people going during rush hour?

They’re not going to work. They’re not coming from work. They’re unemployed. Would they really pick rush hour to run their errands?

Then I get out of my car and into a store- and the lines are long. Who are all these unemployed people buying things?

Look, I want a robust economy as much as the next guy, but when it’s less than robust, why do we have to deal with the inconveniences of prosperity? We should be at least 9.2% less inconvenienced, based on unemployment data at the time of this writing. Who’s with me?!

Happy Labor Day.

Today

Is my last day doing Shaun T’s Insanity- been putting off my workout long enough- late night working last night. ::yawwwwwwn:: One of these days I think I’m just going give this all up and retire on a tropical island, a wealthy and handsome billionaire…

Hope y’all are having a good weekend!

Where’d all the content go?

Took it all down. Been writing this for about 9 months, and it now has an audience of 3,000 readers a month, and an hoping to be at 10,000 by the end of next year.

I had about 270 posts and am trying to streamline the site. Some of your favorite posts may return, and some of the ones you hated might too.

Have a good weekend.
-Tom

Is this a Joke? (Wall St.)

The headline reads “Stocks plunge after US hiring dries up in August;” apparently the people who do the hiring and job creating needed to wait for the government’s report that they hadn’t created jobs or hired anyone, and then their stocks fell. 

Seems like if these numbers, stock prices, are fiction to begin with, just stop releasing reports.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Stocks-plunge-after-US-hiring-apf-251010017.html

“Stocks are sinking after an awful report on the job market in August.

The government said early Friday that no new jobs were created last month. It was the worst jobs report in 11 months. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent. It has been above 9 percent in all but two months since May 2009.

Overseas markets followed U.S. stocks lower. They already had fallen on reports that talks about Greece’s shaky finances were breaking down.

At 11:45 a.m., the Dow Jones industrial average was down 160 points, or 1.4 percent, at 11,334. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 19, or 1.6 percent, to 1,186. The Nasdaq composite index fell 37, or 1.4 percent, to 2,510.

All 30 stocks in the Dow fell.”

Thank You

With over 3,000 readers per-month, thank you for making Tom the Blog the #1 blog by Tom, about Tom, for all the Toms and the women that love them.  Please enjoy this digital cake.

Tom the Blog is Under Construction

Hello, Tom the Blog is currently under construction- and you know what that means- real men, doing real manly things- lots of cranes, hard hats, high fives and Internet cat-calling. 

We’ve digitized the whistling, and once we get it up and running, and it is going to sound pristine whether it is being listened to via Dolby surround or your standard low-quality lap top speakers.

Even if you are normally offended by whistling as you strut yourself past a construction site, as I am (but I mean, deep down inside, what other reason did I have to wear these cut offs and muscle-T?)…

the whistling is going to sound so good that you’ll say, “is that the whistle of Jesus?”  But it’s not- it’s not the whistle of Jesus.  It’s just the Internet cat calling from the Tom the Blog construction site.

As this site nears 3,000 readers a day, we want to make sure we are putting our best foot forward.  There may even be a name change, “Modern Toms, in Modern Times,” but nothing is official yet.

Thank you for your patience.