Like an operator working a buzzing switchboard, Liz Seither deftly juggles the two phones that never stop ringing in her kitchen. [more]
There's just no other way to say it.
His late, great idea? Cajole auditors into serving as his footsoldiers for a subprime bailout.
"As late as Sunday afternoon, Mr. Gonzales himself was denying through his spokesman that he was quitting. The spokesman, Brian Rohrekasse, said Sunday that he telephoned the attorney general about the reports of his imminent resignation “and he said it wasn’t true — so I don’t know what more I can say.”" [more]
Awww. And he'd been such a stand-up guy! Telling the lies that needed to be told, shaking down enfeebled, hospitalized cabinet members, etc. He'd have made one heckuva Supreme Court Justice.
I did 4 segments on MSNBC today. If I can find embedable video, I'll drop it in here for you all to watch.*
*Not responsible for eye injury. View the bald geezer at your own risk.
Reading, bah! What's that ever gotten anyone?
What's the big deal? So a few doctors who make decisions about what drugs are approved for use by government-sponsored healthplans are on the payroll of companies that make the drugs. What's the possible harm there?
Good on the AP for breaking this story.
Here's what Dave had to say.
Of course, he's just some former GE rocket scientist who makes graphs over breakfast and can spot squandered capital like a hawk finds a field mouse, or Rosie finds a donut.
Using the wikipedia scanner to see who may have edited what, from where, can be interesting. There's a great list of salacious edits from wired, and among the most evil to be found is this one reportedly made from a Republican Party IP address. Vandalizing the Harry Potter page by deleting everything and giving away the ending to one of the books? Yeah, someone's a complete jackass. I'd use a stronger word, but I don't think even that one will remain. (I'll get a talking to, I suppose, but so be it.) [more]
2 pictures, much better than 2000 words.
I bought a lot of stocks yesterday. Today, everything's going green, green, green.
Obviously, this means I saw it coming, and proves that I am extraordinarily intelligent.
Couldn't have been a lucky break, could it?
Seems yesterday may have been a good time. Today, I'm guessing, the short attention-span street will issue the "all is well" whistle. I don't think the rate cut will do much besides reassure the world that the Fed is paying attention. I'm not convinced that the Fed actually has a real lever to move monetary policy. [more]
I'd argue the same logic prevails in the markets, these days. Maybe even at the Fed, after today's pandering rate cut.
In The Know: Candidates Compete For Vital Idgit Vote
Or at least buy him an ice cold beer. This is far too close to reality, but it's hilarious. (Thanks to Mr. Simpson for sending it my way.) [more]
I certainly don't envy this woman her problems with cancer or money, but let's get real here, bankrupt for lack of $7,000 to $15,000? [more]
is that there's no way to add "money" to a stock when it gets cheaper. That's how I've made tons in the real world, by picking up bigger chunks of companies when they're punished for no reason.
for this reason alone, I don't think caps is very good at all at quantifying investor savvy.
Here's your proof, silly renthole.
Great blog, link found at the always amusing, Housing Panic Blog.
Good on Shrubbie, or, more likely, the guys pulling the strings on the puppet. [more]
The me first! primary decision made by the boneheads in Florida will soon have us gagging on a multi-year presidential campaign. The only possible good fallout is that it would keep senators out of the legislature for so long, they may not be able to cram so many home-state vote-buying pork projects into bills that don't need them. [more]
Sure looks like that's what's going on at the Mortgage lender Implode-o-meter. They got a couple tips on a reportedly iffy mortgage lender that seemed to check out, posted the anonymous, claimed whistle-blower email, and when contacted by the whiny lender, offered to publish their side of the story, and even then retracted the entire thing. [more]
At least that's the word from Georgia. (The babushka one, not the peachy one.)
The Russian response: No, they did it so they could blame it on us. (Just like the Brits and their nasty Polonium poisoning, triple-reverse conspiracies, I guess.)
New comparison testing out, here. Make sure you watch the video.
It's not even close.
And all he can do is cry? [more]
Chiquita tells Chertoff that it's paying terrorists in Colombia. Chertoff says no big deal...
Get all the details here. [more]