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YouTube - Doug Stanhope - Remember When I Used To Give A Shit/Killer Closer
h/t Dave Cohen @ declineoftheempire.com
All forms of the domain appear to be available - .com. .org, .net., etc.
I would like to go back to a time when I believed "Hope" and "Extrajudicial Drone Killings" were different things, but sadly it is not possible.
I will give President Obama some credit. He taught me a lot.
He taught me that Hope is a dirty word and I should shun anyone who uses it.
He taught me that the differences between the US and other corrupt, dysfunctional oligarchies are quantitative rather than qualitative, and the quantitative difference is a lot less than our oligarchs would have us believe.
He taught me that the Democratic party is a trap, deliberately designed by the oligarchs who own it to neutralize anyone who thinks working people should get a fair shake.
That's more than George Bush taught me, so yes I will give President Obama some credit.
Is that your $3 million bid?
'Cause if it was anyone but you I would have my doubts about whether they are on the up-and-up.
7 years 44 weeks
Amber - haven't thought about that in a while.
I just looked it up - I read the books that existed in the mid 70s, but apparently he published a bunch more.
Bush the Younger's world is reality, and we consistently voted for it. Folks could claim they didn't know what they were getting into in 2000 and 2008, but that's clearly bogus given that we turned around and voted for more of the same in 2004 and 2012.
At this point there's no excuse - Americans clearly chose this reality.
What’s a dream job that you’re completely unqualified for? Chef at a good Italian restaurant. I love to cook, but I’m no chef!
Large company CIO: Beth Jacob, Target Corp. - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal?
If the IT gnomes can't explain their problems well enough to be understood by a VP of guest operations, that probably just means that the IT gnomes are communication-challenged.
Here's something comforting to help you sleep:
The Archdruid Report: Fascism and the Future, Part Three: Weimar America
Any news behind the index gyrations in the last hour or so, or is this just a technical failure of a breakthrough attempt?
I am once again feeling tremendously inspired with confidence based on the strong impulse advance of the S&P 500 yesterday and today.
I'm a little surprised that you maintain illusions about humanity after all the time you've spent here.
Uh oh, killed the blog again.
YouTube - Royals - ("Sad Clown With The Golden Voice" Version) - Lorde Cover
USAir/American is apparently applying pressure as well, and they have some serious local jobs at stake.
The chamber of commerce rats are leaving the sinking ship, and the writing is on the wall, and the cards are on the table, and the fat lady has sung for this one.
I can loan you some chest hair for that if you need it - I think it's just about the right consistency and numerosity.
Beards are so 2013.
I've upgraded to a Ron Burgundy moustache with no beard - not even a goatee or soul patch.
It's a non-ironic moustache, just so you know.
Oh no, I killed the blog again.
Oh well, here's some good advice:
I'm poking around for the perfect theory that explains everything so I don't have to think anymore.
"We all have untapped potential! Mostly for eating bad stuff and violence, but still--untapped!"
I read a little of the transparently bought-and-paid-for hagiography of Tymoshenko in the New York Times today while I was waiting for a sandwich. Which is not to say the other guy is any better - who knows?
You may not learn much reliable information about the subject matter of the article when you read the New York Times, but you certainly can learn something about how this country works.
I bet that's why he announced no more acquisitions. He's afraid of you!
That was a lovely and confidence-inspiring close.
They call it Pony because it is attached to this video.
YouTube - Three - The Pony #DancePonyDance
Purely subjective, but that S&P chart looks awfully heavy to keep levitating forever.
Smells like a bunch of wise guys who want one last chance to say they got out at the absolute top.
I like this guy better than anyone at Minyanville since Bennet Sedacca died.
Vince Foster: Markets Can 'Dream' Of Growth, But Tail Risk Is On The Rise | Markets | Minyanville's Wall Street
Memorable name too.
I collect comic strip art, and early Dixie Dugans are definitely on my list.
YouTube - Eric Bogle - He's Nobody's Moggy now
That's great news - somebody besides a bank made money.
We can't all aspire to be bankers, but maybe we can aspire to be a banker's nephew getting a deal on REO.
Be veww-wy quiet! I'm twading maw-gages.
The voice in my head says "twanches." Like Elmer Fudd.
Can't be worse than JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs, can it?
By the way, here is an interesting case from the Arizona court of appeals.
The most interesting part is near the end. They basically say if banks have already been paid by the FDIC or insurance for their losses on a mortgage, they may not be able to collect from the borrower. This is very different from the understanding of the banks and the FDIC.
Five or six years too late, but interesting nonetheless.
Isn't that true of everything now?
Anyone who is betting is either in on the fix or betting on the come.
Compared to the K-Car I wouldn't disagree.
I have a vague memory of spending an afternoon chiseling through one of the bolts holding the starter motor on that baybee.
Yes, gen 2. I had a gen 1 that I bought for $200 that was a different kettle of fish.
edit - I consider brittle plastic in my car a good metaphor for life.
YouTube - MISS JENNIFER JONES
Mine was Mazda with the distributor. I would prefer that for familiarity.
As far as I can tell the main thing is not to get the automatic transmission. Which is nice because the standards stay on
craigslist a lot longer.
I am pretty sure that if President Obama can get fast track authority for the TPP, he can lock up all intellectual property rights associated with yoga forever.
One more reason to vote democrat in 2014.
I am thinking of buying a '96 escort wagon with about 80,000 miles. Manual transmission. The one I bought new in '95 ran more than 200,000 miles without even changing the clutch.
Costs about $2000, and I am definitely not seeing anything new on the market that I want to pay an order of magnitude (+) more for.
Plus it doesn't have an NSA feed pre-installed.
That thought process shows that the economy is right of the brink of inflationary growth, right?
Some high quality doom on the blog tonight.
Wish I could disagree.
Wow, Janeane Garofalo started doing Denis Leary's show about the time I quit. I guess I should have stayed. I could have been Albrt Garofalo.
But working at Morgie's Goodwill store downtown was also fulfilling in its own way.
The wikipedia pages all say Play It Again Sam's was an "underground" club. That makes it sound cooler than it was. The comedy part was in the basement.
Upstairs they served burgers and pizza and showed old movies on a 16 mm projector. I saw The Terminator, Repo Man, Caddy Shack and Mad Max probably 50 times, but Repo Man was the only one I ever watched all the way through.
OMG, DJ Hazard (Hanard) is still in showbiz. I bartended for his Sunday show every week for about six months. Worked Denis Leary on Thursdays pretty often too.
Leno, Goldthwaite, Wright mostly only showed up for a few minutes on Fridays and Saturdays. I was never senior enough to work those nights.
Leno was the nicest guy in the world when I worked at Play It Again Sam's in Boston circa 1985-86.
Them was the days - makes me feel like the Duke just thinkin' about it.
Can't say much good about his tonight show stint, though.
I was named after Alexander Jordan (indirectly).
JORDAN THE CHAMPION. - WINNING IN THE ALL-AROUND CONTESTS OF AMATEUR ATHLETES. - Article - NYTimes.com
He was my grandmother's favorite cousin.
Capital Grille is fine dining?
See, that's what the elites get for employing middle class journalists.
Let's just stop pretending to provide information to the masses. Off with their heads.
That's exactly the point - the dumb money supply needs to be removed from private hands so the banking cartel can have a smart money supply that is more easily subject to manipulation.
We are in wash-rinse cycle 3. It may take a couple more cycles to completely remove 200 years of private prosperity from the non-banking sector.
The problem with our economy is that most of the activity is based on investment with not much actual domestic production, and there is too much capital sloshing around the markets, so returns are too low to meet the expectations of the folks who had planned to live on that capital.
Fortunately the markets have a very efficient solution to the problem of too much investment capital.
We're not embarrassed because we know it's the result of a conspiracy.