Friday, April 20, 2012

A Daily Read Worth Reading

From Jesse :

"Don't exhaust yourself chasing rainbows here.  Sometimes the best trade is to stay out of the short term scrums, the wash and rinse cycles, and just ride the macro trends, ignoring the day to day noise.  And judging by the shrinking volumes and low open interest, quite a few people are fine with that decision."

It is easier to stay out than get out. - Mark Twain

Thursday, April 19, 2012

More? More of Everything!!!

If an $80,000 per year salary and an additional $30 million liberated from your employer are not quite enough to support your hobbies, you can squeeze some extra cash out of Uncle Sam by way of farm subsidies to help pay for gas in the $2.1 million luxury wobbly box used for going to and from horse shows.

How Bubbles Lead to Great Music

This will tend to lead to this.....

Which will sometimes lead to this....

Damned If You Do & Damned If You Don't

A motorcyclist fleeing from police at high speed was killed early Tuesday when he struck another vehicle that had been stopped by police further down the same road.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ahmadinejad Warns

Why would we bother to invade? You're doing a heckuva job, Brownie all on your own. - W

"Yesterday, controversial Iranian President Ahmadinejad insisted that Iran has freedom of the press. He says there are 30 newspapers published there that oppose his government. So, if you're keeping track, that's 30 opposition newspapers and 0 gay people." --Conan O'Brien

No gay people in all of Iran AND oil priced in soon-to-be-worthless Euro!  Fantastic.

"As you know, the Iranian president said a lot of stupid things yesterday. My favorite is when he said there are no homosexuals in Iran. In fact, today, Idaho Senator Larry Craig volunteered to go over there on an ass-finding mission." --Jay Leno

"How about that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? What a guy this guy is, huh? According to this guy, he says there are no homosexuals in Iran. I guess that explains the pathetic state of their musical theatre." --David Letterman

"The president of Iran gave a speech in New York City today, and thousands of New Yorkers are really upset about it. The New Yorkers said, 'If we want to hear a short-tempered Iranian man yell at us, we'll take a cab.'" --Conan O'Brien

He might as well price his chief export in fucking yap coins.  I've got an idea.... if he needs cash he could garage sale some of those fabulous casual jackets that he loves so much.

Oh Cabbie!!!

Central bank reserve managers responsible for trillions of dollars of investments are shunning euro assets and questioning the currency’s haven status because of the region’s sovereign debt crisis, research has found, according to the FT.

Going down Mahmoud - not a question of "if" but "when".  When Spain goes under,  your ass might wind up as the main attraction in a soccer stadium for the half time entertainment.  I humbly suggest that you consider "gettin' while the gettin' is good".

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Marco??? Polo....... Marco???? Polo...... Globe Trotting for Imports

There is nothing new with this statement:

"There is no shortage of consumer demand in Russia," Dmitry Polevoy, an economist at ING in Moscow told the Dow Jones Newswire. "But this demand appears to be for imports, rather than Russian products."

We always think the grass is greener on the other side of the pasture.  I will give them their due on this point - Mother Russia produces some totally smokin' hot women but they like to torture you a bit under the guise of fragile femininity.

Money For Nothing - Chicks For Free

"Copper is piling up in bonded warehouses not because the owners plan to use it to make wire, but because speculators are sitting on it, like gold, figuring that they can sell it one day for a huge profit."

Creating wealth from the misery of others thin air is what vampires do.  Now go do that voodoo that you do so well and turn that lead into gold!!!....but remember this old Wall Street rule - don't panic...but if there is a panic, be the first to panic and do the gettin' when the gettin' is good.

"That is how average citizens experience, as an anchor weighing down their every move, not the exciting froth of the hot new thing."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Forgive Me Father For I Have Ponzi'd

"Soon, the clergyman who collected rare valuables, who was driven around in a fancy car and who boasted of lecturing at the University of Oxford, was served three different search warrants and questioned by the FBI.

He traveled to the UK six times a year or more. As Stajduhar recalls, he would regularly pay up to $6,000 for a roundtrip ticket in first class.

According to documents from an Ohio-based insurance company, Sigillito owned a fifteenth-century book from Germany, insured for up to $120,000. His copper oil lamp, unearthed in the Holy Land some 2,000 years ago, was valued at nearly $30,000.  He also collected expensive antique maps, Persian rugs and British jewelry. Stajduhar says he was the kind of man who spent $5,000 on a bottle of wine, $1,500 on a pen and hundreds of dollars on lingerie (purchased for whom, she did not know)."

More from my "oh, how the once mighty are falling" file.

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

Say it with me, kids - "America is not ending; America is re-pricing"

“These people are addicted to credit, and banks are pushing it,” said Charles Juntikka, a bankruptcy lawyer in Manhattan.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

From Master of the Universe to Begging Bitch Assed Pussy

Oh, how some of the once mighty have fallen....

"I am asking you for your mercy," the 65-year-old disgraced former executive told a three-member New York State parole panel at the close of the April 4 video conference hearing. "I am asking you, in fact, I am not too proud to beg you, for your mercy here today."

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

So, The Laws of Gravity DO Apply Afterall....Whoduhthunkit?!?

A short 3 years ago, people were celebrating this sort of idiot...

“I've never sacrificed my morals and values,” said Suleman, 36.
 It's pretty tough to sacrifice those things that you do not first possess.  14 kids... no job outside of taking her clothes off in front of a camera.... no father.... one "Octokid" is autistic.... what could possibly go wrong?