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"I want him to buy me out."
LOL. I'll bet she does. Too late!
Housing prices will stabilize
Lyon | Homepage | 12.30.08 - 6:04 pm | #
Well if anyone had any doubt who was right, that comment settled once and for all!
I didn't know Casey "Lyon" was now moving mortgage paper and got a Jack Russell. There are nothing but blue skies ahead.
"Gary I think you are an ignoramus as well but am with you on this point."
God damn, I do love this place.
BTW, what was the news in the last 30 minutes today?
Or is it just year end gremlins?
I don't read Mish's site. never have.
I wouldn't mind if I had to register to comment on CR, but I would be very, very sad to see things change.
BTW, I do not use Ken's glorious invention, I prefer to read the comments warts and all. The ignorant babblings (jg, bearly, cliffo, etc.) that set me into a rage are the guilty part of the pleasure of the whole experience.
Well, the one constant in life is change. Here's hoping this one is for the better rather than worse.
Eric's best cartoon to date.
For an example of Macklowe-esque hubris in the NYC residential rental market, see this article on Tishman-Speyer's folly:
TISHMAN'S STUYTOWN DEBT WOES DEEPEN - NYPOST.com
Apologies for the link to NYPoo. I was gobsmacked when they inked this deal - anyone on this board could see it was a colossal failure in the making. Kudos to MetLife though for selling this bag o'crap for 2-3X it's intrinsic value.
DkDkDk, I can only assume absed on your comments you are a gay Islamic fanaticist & pederast with a fetish for speculum play.
Happy New Year to all, I'm out!
The ACLU is a radical left wing apparatchik of the Democrat party.
DkDkDK | 12.31.08 - 7:25 pm | #
Card carrying member since 2001.
bearly, duly noted on your returns.
papasloth, on the other hand - I also earned money and saved it this year, paid off debt and built my bank account up. And that of course is the important goal . . . but it is a totally different measure than what others were describing.
Up until 2002 I considered myself an independent and tended to vote GOP due to a civil liberties bent.
At this point we have a two party system and one has to take sides to be even remotely effective. Pick a party and attempt to make it better. i'd prefer a european style parliamentary system that allowed multiple parties to flourish but we have what we have for now.
bearly and papasloth - you can't count your new contributions and non-investment earnings when calculating your returns, who is your accountant, Friehling and Horowitz CPA?
bearly, bearly, bearly. Incorrigible.
As long as we are discussing returns, mine was about 3-4% for 2008 - average interest rate on my CDs.
But nary a nickel lost, having gone all cash in mid 2007.
A major victory, given the alternative had I not liquidated my 401k and rolled it into an IRA. Or had I taken the Smith Barney rep's suggestion of a "safe" investment: VSLAX. What a load that fund is.
"Republicans seem to have recently passed this huge welfare program with the medicare D thing."
If by welfare, you mean welfare for Big Pharma, then you're right. That is pure corporate pork.
And the point of the piece, which is the first in a series, is to counteract the coordinated and ongoing right-wing disinformation campaign on FDR.
The important takeaway in my view is the GOP ethos of "Fuck you, hooray for me". This works very well for the top 1-2%, but it continues to elude me why another 40-50% of the voting population is routinely taken in by it.
Gary, is the author of that article Bond Girl's father?
Morocco Bama | Homepage | 12.31.08 - 5:13 pm | #
LOL. Also at your exceptional pun a few later.
Happy New Year to all! May your 2009 be better than your 2008. Note the parameters.
A worthwhile read for the No-Nothing wingnuts . . . you know who you are:
Daily Kos: The Great Depression, Pt. I
Bearly, I hope you're ringing up the tip jar as we speak :)
and to jg: eat it!
Night all, I am tired but never been happier.
Yeah Dawg, WTF is up with bashing the guy who hasn't even taken office yet? Stick to Snowflake.
bearly, just curious to see if you had modeled your election predictions by borrowing Sebastian's Wright Model B?
Given what we know about Circuit City, any word on the health of
Nobody Beats The Wiz
Topps Appliance City
Crazy Eddie's, or
I quit shopping there years ago when they decided to sack all of thier seasoned employees and replace them with low-wage newbies. A morally-bankrupt company that deserves to fail.
Diana | 11.10.08 - 9:43 am | #
Not to mention "DIVX". Can't think of another company more deserving of bankruptcy. Let 'em burn.
obamageddon = santorum
as defined by Dan Savage.
Clean non-hat-tip sheets upstairs.
And Toll Bros revenues off 41% . . . the next two quarters in New York real estate are going to see the beginning of the bloodbath.
B_R, that's what you get for reading Drudge. "The Dreck Report" would be more appropriate . . .
Somebody tell Broward Horne, he'll believe anything about O, as long as it sounds bad.
Tell you what. If we get back and everyone's slaughtered, I owe you a Coke.
CSC is right: if the dude had any class AT ALL he'd be posting as "Sperm Motel" - the ill-fated contraceptive device marketed by RAID in the '60s.
or were you testing the authenticity and I just screwed it all up?
Volker, you can just say Namaste. It's a fairly literate crowd.
What CSC said.
This does not sound like the real Jas at all. Impostor!
Shelly is the correct analogy.
Wasn't pretty and at the end she was dead.
jane in los angeles | 11.11.08 - 4:29 pm | #
I think they're going for The Abyss, with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Paulson look-alike Ed Harris punching her blue-faced corpse in the chest screaming "Breathe, goddamn you!!!"
Kona, if you want to read a thoughtful piece that is highly critical of the idea of giving the Rubins and Summers's of the world any voice in an Obama administration, see this one by Dean Baker. I think you'll agree with the sentiments, and it has the added benefit of being . . . honest.
TPMCafe | Talking Points Memo | The High Priests of the Bubble Economy
Kona, i will say I am no fan of Rubin.
But we shall see what happens. i'm actually willing to see what the man, who won't even be inaugurated for another two months and who has not announced ANY cabinet picks yet, actually does.
As for blind partisanship . . . I voted for that chucklehead Bush in 2000. Figure that.
Kona, Weil is an intentionally misleading rightwing crapsack.
His column reminds me of all those chain emails form the early oughts tying Bill Clinton to Enron. It was intentionally misleading bullshit.
Jonathan Weil is a mendacious hack. That is all. He should be thrown in a sack with Ben Stein and Amity Shlaes and drowned in a river.
I live for reading about bj's from chubby staffers as opposed to what I've had to read the past 8 years.
Lebowski | 11.11.08 - 3:43 pm | #
Local man ain't judgin' . . . just sayin' Obama won't make the same mistake.
Kona | 11.11.08 - 3:36 pm | #
Kona, as I and others have noted in these comments over the past couple of years, Jonathan Weil is a turd-flinging chimp.
Accept his columns at your own peril.
O-, please do prepare criminal indictments all around!
Comrade-Dope jg (jg) | 11.11.08 - 3:04 pm | #
By glod, we agree on something!
There had better be a lot of trials for these crooks, or I will be severely pissed off. I think there will be. Obama will not make the same mistakes Clinton did (e.g., Iran-Contra bygones, bjs from chubby staffers)
I think this Jas has "Nostrovia" written all over him.
Kona, what did you think of the Dean Baker piece?
Future welfare hotels? All that overbuilding is the blight of the future.
"The "recovery" is ALWAYS Exactly 6-9 Months Away."
Like Tom Friedman's victory in Iraq!
And Pavel - I always enjoy your poems.
Barack's father wasn't a Kenyan, he was a Targaryen!?!
For the rest of you who don't get any of these references, pick up "A Game Of Thrones" and sequels for a highly engrossing read.
Cersei = Palin
Tywin = Paulson
Failing US companies demanding aid via TARP = the others?
deflationary jane | Homepage | 11.12.08 - 4:05 pm | #
King Robert = Bill Clinton
Prince Joffrey = George W. Bush
My favorite character is Tyrion, but I can't think of a real life example.
I knew there's be a couple fans here!
The House of Stark had it right: Winter Is Coming.
just concepts amigo. I'm open to whatever routes are technologically feasible.
If you've ever ridden a TGV or the new AVE, as an American you have to shake your head and say what the f#@$ is wrong with us?
kis, a full national system is neither necessary nor practical.
Take a look at these back of the envelope examples to see what I envision (and these are not my authorship):
Daily Kos: America, as it turns out, was Made for High Speed Rail.
Daily Kos: More on high-speed rail
bearly, good on you. I've been trying to needle you on this since the election but hadn't been able to find you online when I had time to lurk.
Receipt Number: 0676-0623-5102-XXXX
$50 to the jar from me, for good measure.
Rail is degrading compared to the personal auto
Better get used to it, you selfish d-bag. The current situation is untenable.
Feel like doing something instead of griping?
Plum Book: 2008 Edition
We are the Germans of 1940.
Unit472 | 11.14.08 - 6:12 pm | #
Under John McCain, we would have been the Germans of 1941-1945 as well.
(crosses self, thanks god)