Is there anything significant about this week in history?
I’m not talking about the “dreaded” tax day, April 15. Today’s references are about major moments in our nation’s history. This is the sesquicentennial — 150th — anniversary of red letter days in our development as a nation, including the continuation of our united country.
The first date — April 9; the place — Appomattox Court House, Virginia (That is the name of the town. What happened was not at an actual court house.); the event — surrender.
“What the heck!” The only thing unusual was the results from the pain medicine. First off — it burned something fierce, then — I went out of my mind — to a very unhappy place. I decided I was dying and being embalmed.
They had some things on my legs like vibrators, and I tied them to the embalming fluid doing weird things to my legs. I thought I was on this cold embalming table, and they were embalming me from the legs up! I told grandson-in-law, Jonathan, “I’m still alive.”
Stocks and bonds could probably be considered the basic building blocks of an investment portfolio, and you’ve most likely heard of them before. But beyond just these two basic terms there is a whole world of investment opportunities, and sometimes the financial world seems to have a language of its own. Fortunately though, there are many resources available to help you understand what it all means. To get you started, let’s discuss a few of the most common terms you might hear and what they mean to you.
Here we go again. Louisiana faces yet another budget deficit.
This time, the shortfall for the spending year that begins July 1 is approximately $1.6 billion — at least as nearly as the state’s revenue estimating gurus can calculate.
Who knows what the number will be by the time the Legislature convenes April 13 to officially start wrestling with the predicament. The bottom line is pretty simple: Once again the ends don’t meet in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed budget.