Monday, October 17, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The Fed has promised to keep interest rates at zero. Savings are not really savings when inflation is above zero. You're supposed to trust your money to the market. Of course the market is worth zero and the market should be regulated by the gaming commissions which protect gamblers from making any money.
Anyway, the Fed should raise raise interest rates so that savers could get 5 or 6 percent interest on savings. That won't happen until that rate of return won't do savers any good. Some of us remember when simple savings accounts paid 5 percent. That isn't enough to put anyone over the top, anyone who isn't already over the top, But it would give people an option to stay out of the market and cause a little grief to their brokers. That's a good thing.
Honest interest rates to savers would would really annoy a lot of people. It wouldn't annoy honest people, just bankers, brokers, traders and traitors. That's at least okay.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Have no fear. Congress will come to our rescue and raise the debt ceiling. It won't do most Americans any good. More than likely, it will do harm. I'm sure the bankers will like it. They're just worried that some day they'll have to accept the losses from the half-crashed housing market. And from the next half yet to come. Really though, I have no doubt that Congress will cut Social Security and Medicare as much as necessary to keep them whole. Congress is very attentive to its' real constituents.
Friday, July 1, 2011
happen to be a Gator fan. I hate to think of how much time I've spent
watching and listening to Gator sports of all sorts. Recently, the Gator
softball team reached the NCAA tournament finals. They may have choked.
But they did get burned. The Gator baseball team made the finals as
well. They certainly did choke. On the chickens from South Carolina, but
to be fair, they are a game little flock.The Lady Gator tennis team
didn't choke. Lauren Embree rallied from 4-0 in the final set to win the
National Championship. Tony McQuay, the Gator's sophomore 400 meter
runner, didn't choke either. He won the U.S national title and now moves
on to the World Championships. Congratulations. And Go Gators!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I do wonder how many homers Mantle could have hit if he'd been on the juice instead of the sauce.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Face it. If everything goes down the toilet, most of us are in deep trouble. The survivalists in Idaho have a chance, if only because they're readier than the rest of us.
Really, most of the survivors would be starring in "The Time Machine". As the Morlocks.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
In a survey among energy traders, these were the most common reasons offered.
1. It's hot.
2 It's cold.
3. Aunt Hettie has gas.
4. Cousin Sylvie has hiccups.
5. The Chinese drive too much.
6. The Americans drive too much.
7. There was a fight outside my favorite strip club last night.
8. My mistress is greedy.
9. My other mistress is even greedier.
10. I used to work for Enron. This stuff gets me high.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
persuasion, let alone Clevelanders. Not since The Ohio State University
fired Woody Hayes. But I really liked Leroy Hayes. Yes, I am old. But
after Cavalier fans gave their love to the hometown hero, King James,
and were pretty much much told to stick it on live television, now this
happens. The Cavs have lost 25 games in a row, more than last years
Nets, more than any NBA team ever. Cavs fans deserve better. Not much
mind you, but better.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It increases gas prices, so that the federal government can come off as
all concerned. Perhaps for the welfare of the energy traders,who can
barely afford their exotic car collections. So let us keep the dollar
low and then push through Cap and Trade, the coming mind blowing scam
to save the world and benefit the exotic car collections of the traders
of that. In the meantime, lets make it impossible for the poor to fill
up their economy cars and ratty old pickups and pretty thoroughly
destroy the rural lifestyle. When everyone has moved into the cities,
people with exotic car collections will finally be able to really enjoy
them, out on the very open road.