Archive for the ‘It’s the economy-stupid’ Category

From Steel Mill to Obama care

August 1st, 2011 1 comment

Like Yogi said, “It is Déjà vu all over again.”  We Midwesterners aren’t noted for our prescience. But, if you shove it in our face we finally get a clue.  That is especially true when it has major impact in our lives and well being.  Over a fair part of my lifetime, I watched something play out.  It was the rise and fall of a driving industry — specifically steel production. Read more…

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Myth and Money

July 29th, 2011 No comments

I view a fair amount of financial data.  I don’t talk about most of it.  It often has the same Libertarian bent that I like.  That’s hardly mainstream and I insult the view of enough folks without linking to those views too. Read more…

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Jumping through Hoops

July 29th, 2011 No comments

We’ve all manage to be annoyed by how support can go with them asking us personal detail after personal detail.  The reason at the online poker sites was they needed to protect our money so that it’d be available to us.  What a reasonable thing we all said.  And aren’t we all grateful for that. Read more…


July 25th, 2011 No comments

Consolidation can bring benefit is scale.  Consolidation can run horizontal or vertical.  Vertically, the concern is competition.  Horizontally, you are building a camel.  That’s the old story about what a horse looks like when built by committee.  With either there are about as many ways to get it wrong as get it right. Read more…

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Fair and Balanced

July 25th, 2011 No comments

What is the difference between MSNBC and Fox News?   Nothing!  They are both fair and balanced.  Fox just hypes that a bit more.  OK, you’re suspect I’ve been sampling the Kool-aid, aintcha? Read more…

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July 16th, 2011 5 comments

No, not heading out on a world cruise.   I am not talking about the Queen Elizabeth II.  This is my teaser.  I will be back after the weather report and some commercials.   Who says you can learn something from the 6 o’clock news?

I never did figure out why it went happy talk news though.  The South Bend station shows its teleprompter at times and the transitions are noted [AD LIB] at which point the they switch from inane new to inane banter.   Wish that was where I was headed.  NO! DON”T GO THERE!! Read more…

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July 4th, 2011 2 comments

First quick thought is the reality is a bitch one.  Science says we manipulate it.  Observing somehow changes it.   Proof seems available with that damn cat that is part of the long list of those who poo-poo our grip on reality.  I’m not sure how or if reality relates to today — THE  FOURTH.  Founding fathers in reality didn’t walk on water.  Today’s politicians are often the basis for the disruption that causes more of it.  It is the season of stump speechifying.  Read more…

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May 12th, 2011 No comments

I am no economist.  What I am is old.  Neither is a recommendation.  But, it provides a perspective different from most of my readers. Read more…

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Thank your Sir!

January 23rd, 2011 No comments

May I have another?  Yeah, the world keeps looking more and more like Animal House.   There a mine field out there full of unintended or concealed lies consequences. Read more…

Rich Bastards

November 23rd, 2010 2 comments

Well, Barak doesn't quite go that far but the idea is connoted. He really PO'd that the tax breaks are also going to those rich [insert invective here] and that tramples us common folk with greater needs. Read more…