For years, Nimrod meant “mighty hunter.” But then Looney Tunes used it to refer to a dumb person in an Elmer Fudd episode of Bugs Bunny. Since then, nimrod means stupid. Link. * * * * * * * Can you trust or believe any mainstream economists? Sure, a few. You might want to start with Robert Shiller. * * * * * * * Happy birthday to my Mom. * * * * * * * Remember that St. Patrick’s Day beating of that Baltimore tourist? Well, they’ve apprehended two of the miscreants and they’ve identified two more. Maybe we’ll get the full story. I can’t imagine those fine people did all that without proper provocation. I mean, there was the Zimmerman thing brewing. Ain’t that enough? * * * * * * * Prediction: On average, the perpetrators will serve less than one year in jail for the beating. * * * * * * * Wow. You’d think Obama might consider turning it down . . . Okay, not really: “Jon Corzine — under federal and congressional investigation following accusations that the securities firm he headed illegally took clients’ funds before collapsing — is among President Obama’s top re-election campaign bundlers, raising at least $500,000, according to the campaign’s filing Friday with the Federal Election Commission.” Link.