Glend McDonald, BMRT Honorary Member, past Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and who was a valuable member in good standing of Bracket Masters for eight years, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, after having a motorcycle accident.

Funeral Services will he held at Hall Davis & Sons Funeral Service, 9348 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA.,
11:00 am, Wednesday,
Oct. 8, 2008.

The Team would like to offer their condolences to the family and we are praying, especially for Glend Jr., for God’ Love, Strength, Blessings and Harmony in this time of grief. (Glend’s Page)

The Economy! My stock that I purchased last week had gained 6 points. It dropped down to a 2 point gain over 4 days of trading. Monday (Dow down 777 points) I lost 4 points, so I am down a total of 2 points. Today, so far, I have gained almost one point, with the Dow up over 200 points. The last few minutes of trading will be the real test. At the end of the day, it was up to the level where I first purchased it (Dow was up 485)!

We all have our opinion about the “Bailout”. Contrary to what my son, the stock broker says, I am glad “that version” failed. Now Congress should get their behinds back to Washington and devise a real plan, write a good bill, with appropriate checks and balances, and make it happen.

If someone gave an official 7 million dollars (I cannot comprehend 700 billion) and said, go fix a problem, and, oh bye the way, do whatever it takes, any way you see fit, and nobody will be able to question your actions or place any blame on ANYTHING you do (no convictions can take place), what do you think will happen to some of that money? I know they took that out of the final bill, but look at how stupid that was, and there were many other consequences that we just don’t know about if that bill. The next “Rescue” should be much better, and it should help many of the Main Street people.

I listened to a lot of Wall Street people, analyst, financial news reporters and everyday people today. I also heard from many Congressmen and Congresswomen, both that voted for and against the Bailout, and all of them agree something must be done, but not the Paulson Bill (or Bush Plan) in the current format.