Unexpected Slow Growth

Fortune reports the the U.S. economy is growing more slowly than expected.

The government also reported that after-tax corporate profits fell at a 2.4% rate last quarter after increasing at an 8.1% pace in the first quarter. Weak profits could limit an anticipated rebound in business spending.

The nanny state taxes tobacco and soft drinks in an attempt to curb their use and then is surprised about the effect high taxes have on corporate profits.

Thanks for the Links

A significant number of page views here at Hogewash! come from outside links. I’d like to thank those sites that have sent viewers this way during the past week. In addition to hits from search engines, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Hogewash! has had visitors linked from:

Allergic to Bull
Dave Alexander & Company
Saber Point
Helm’s Deep
Food Fun Blog
Daily Beast
Bob’s Blog
The Other McCain
Thinking Man’s Zombie

Thanks, fellow bloggers, for those links, and thank you to everyone who clicked on them.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has a interesting month ahead.

On 13 September, he has two hearings before Judge Mason in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County. The docket shows a pretrial hearing in the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit scheduled for 9:00 am. The docket also shows a motions hearing in the Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams LLP, et al. RICO 2 Retread LOLsuit scheduled for 9:30. I believe that all the remaining defendants will have ripe motions to dismiss, and all of them are similarly situated as the defendants who have already been dismissed. That case could be over after the hearing.  I suspect that TDPK will have a very bad day on the 13th.

Two weeks later on the 27th, there’s a motions hearing scheduled in the Circuit Court for Carroll County in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. There’s a pending motion to dismiss from Very Ordinary Seaman Ferguson and a pile of frivolous motions from the Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt and the Kimberlins. There are also pending requests for orders of default against the Kimberlins, the Cabin Boy™, Almighty Media, and Breitbart Unmasked; a motion to compel compliance with a subpoena by GoDaddy; and a motion for alternate service against Matt Osborne. I look forward to seeing how many of the defendants show up.

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.