Showing posts from May 27, 2012

This Is Who Runs the Country

First the donor list for Obama circa 2008. University of California $1,648,685 Goldman Sachs $1,013,091 Harvard University $878,164 Microsoft Corp $852,167 Google Inc $814,540 JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799 Citigroup Inc $736,771 Time Warner $624,618 Sidley Austin LLP $600,298 Stanford University $595,716 National Amusements Inc $563,798 WilmerHale LLP $550,668 Columbia University $547,852 Skadden, Arps et al $543,539 UBS AG $532,674 IBM Corp $532,372 General Electric $529,855 US Government $513,308 Morgan Stanley $512,2

What the Cops Haters Haven't Learned Yet

In a minute, I'm going to tell you a personal story in my own self disclosing and humiliating way. I can do this because I am a man of great courage. And ample stupidity. I have been taking a raft of shit from the cop haters lately. Unreal. Mostly, I usually just keep my mouth shut but lately I find my cup- overflowing. I am a retired cop. That's my disclaimer. I am getting sick of having to defend my former profession like it was some hideously terrible occupation that I should be ashamed of. Here's my newsflash. I'm not ashamed. I did not steal from people under some umbrella of legality like a car salesman, banker, or lawyer. I did not operate a strip club or some other unscrupulous or sleazy business. I was a public servant in a capitalistic system that has largely thrown away the rule of law where the rich and elite are concerned. The rich and elite can mount a rigorous defense. Like O.J. They intimidate and outspend prosecutors and they regularly beat them

Obama Administration, Sans Any Plan, Gets Entirely Predictable Result Today*Updated

Wow. Some seriously shitty  numbers today. Even worse than I expected. The unemployment rate actually ticked up even though the government statisticians added 200k jobs out of thin air with the birth/death model last month. Last months's report was revised down 35,000 jobs and today's report misses by nearly 100,000. Of course, today's report has been "touched up" and undoubtedly will be revised lower next month. Dow futures are down -203 points. Oil is down HUGE....nearly 3 bucks a barrel. Brent is down under 100 a barrel. It looks like my call for 80 buck oil may have been too conservative although retailers are still gouging the hell out of us. Oddly, gold and silver are up. *Gold now up 67 dollars- putting a major hurt on the shorts. The stock market, our default investment, looks terrible. The Fed will meet in June. This looks to get interesting as our crooked administration will not like today's numbers and I can easily see Bernanke and the FED hin

Once In Awhile The Good Guys Win, Fuck You Citibank

This whistle blower won 31 million. That's not as odd as the hundreds of thousands who didn't whistleblow. A nation of hostages. Think about that. Warm and fuzzy at the link.

The Economic Malaise Continues

In 2010, it was green shoots. In 2011, it was recovery. Last month in 2012, it was recovery. Three years of media spin. I believe that this economic spin is initiated at the White House level and repeated by the media ad nauseum in a desperate attempt to keep the worst President ever- in office. (it is a traveling trophy which Bush currently possesses) We could use a miracle or two. I love days like today. Once in awhile, the truth in the form of unmanipulated economic numbers, leaks out. That has been quite obvious in the commodities. Oil has been leading the sell off. Gold and silver holding up today. I am beginning to think my prediction a couple months ago of 80 buck a barrel oil was too conservative. Retailers in Boise are still gouging the shit out of us. (Avg price 370.0) Japan knows the economic end game. They had a giant economic boom brought about by easy credit, a commercial real estate market that went so bad shit crazy that at one point- Tokyo real estate was selling


That's the fish on the right. Heh... Science ‘Frankenfish’: What Odd Fish Did an Angler Reel In at a U.K. Lake? Posted on May 29, 2012 at 9:43am by Liz Klimas Print » Email » Comments (89) While fishing for carp recently, the Tackle Editor for the  Angling Times reeled in what is being dubbed the “Frankenfish.” Mark Sawyer was fishing in Magpie Lake in Cambridge, U.K., when he caught what some are saying has the features of at least three different fish species.

President Obama: No More "Unnecessary Wars"

We are only going to kill you if we have to. Thankfully, we may all rest well knowing that our next war will be necessary unlike those other ones. I have clipped a couple paragraphs from the news story and it's Obama quotes. My interpretation of what Obama is really trying to tell us is in parenthesis.() "As commander in chief, I can tell you that sending our troops into harm's way is the most wrenching decision that I have to make," Obama said shortly after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (Except when deciding whether to lay up or go for the green in two on the dog leg, par 5, sixth hole. Bunkers on the left and a stream running in front of the green make this a difficult birdie opportunity.) "I can promise you I will never do so unless it is absolutely necessary and that when we do, we must give our troops a clear mission and the full

Write Like a Hillbilly, Edit Like a Moran*

Hi it's me. Frankenstein. It's Sunday morning. I have finished my editing chores. For now. Every time I think about the word "moron" I think of that idiot holding this sign. Normally I wouldn't believe anyone was that stupid if in fact this guy didn't look the way that he does. It all just congruent. I love this pic and this guy. I want to make this picture my new screensaver. I mean that. You see that American flag doo rag? I would bet serious money that this guy rides a Japanese motorcycle. Every week, I scan hundreds of news stories on line. From those, I pick out a few links. Some cause me to think. That's what happened when I read a piece last week on the ten happiest countries and noted that Israel numbered among them. Israel. That's the place where everyone goes into the military. That's the race of people everyone hates and wants to kill. That little postage stamp of a country where bombs are dropped off every now and

The Sunday Collage- Happiness and Shithouse Luck

This week I read an article about the ten happiest countries in the world. Here's a newsflash. The U.S. wasn't one of them. How could that be? We have the perfect form of government and the capitalistic success story. Right? Don't we make all the dough? Isn't that happiness? Isn't that the meaning of success- to go out and screw as many people as possible out of their money? To have private jets taking us to our vacation homes in France? Ivy League schools and people kissing our asses just to get a job? Won't that make us happy? Look at that big bundle of joy, Warren Buffett. Ain't he just a peach?  How could this great country of ours- fail to make the top ten list of happiest countries? So here, before we go any further- let's address the obvious house cleaning now. Some of you will actually dispute the poll's findings. You will call the poll arbitrary and subjective. Because the nationalist in you doesn't want to admit the cold, hard, tr