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  • To The Moon Tuesday: Damn The Torpedoes! [View article]
    Outstanding article Mr. Davis. One of your best. We may disagree on the greatness of Obama, but we're on the same side bashing the South and celebrating the victory of the North.

    In fact, my most-prized possession is a signed portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman which I've hung over my mantle ("Uncle Billie" we call him at home). You see, Obama threatened our cities would be burning in the wake of the "sequestration," but Uncle Billie actually pulled off the trick.

    The markets seem to be burning hot as well--I guess market players aren't as fooled by Obama as are journolists.

    As for Apple, buy the dips to the bottom, then sell the rally.

    (Cue the music)

    "Glory, glory hallelujah, glory, glory..."
    Mar 5 11:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Recession Probability Is Only 1/5 Of 1% [View article]
    "According to Professor Piger, 'Historically, three consecutive months of recession probabilities exceeding 0.8 has been a good indicator that an expansion phase has ended and a new recession phase has begun...'"

    I understand Professor Perry and the Sunny Beach Pundit are optimsists (why?), but who is Professor Perry trying to convince? Professor Bernanke?

    Quarter 4 of 2012 was negative, then positive, then...who cares? 0.0% ain't growth. The returns from Europe are even worse.

    ...and still, we were to become Citizens of the World and follow Europe for what reason?

    (Please tell me Professor Perry, it's for "World Peace.")

    Otherwise, I don't buy it. Nobody's buying it, except...

    ...naturally...L.A.

    There's a guy there, a fighter, who has on his jersey, "Meta, 12.5% permanent unempl...."

    OK, so nobody would be dumb enough to change his name to...
    ...what? He couldn't even get it on the back of the jersey.

    So there!
    Mar 3 05:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors [View article]
    I do have a position here. I had no idea how strong the green tea was. Those of us on our side (on the side of humanity and against injustice) applaud our...

    ...oh, who am I kidding...

    ...Tesla forever...but can we unionize the workforce? Yeah, I know we have Michelle on board but...

    ...Michelle on board...have the engineers plotted out that one? One mile? You've got to be kidding? It's at least 15 miles to Congressional--our models get only 17 or 18 holes before they...
    Mar 3 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke On Why Rates Might Rise [View article]
    Mr. trutta. You've convinced me. The Jefferson Mall should be renamed in honor of...

    I have no truck with Professor Bernanke except these three things:

    1) When he became a doctor someone should have said in the background: "first, do no harm."

    2) He has a dual mandate (thanks a lot Hubert Humphrey and that other guy). Do the economic formulas at Harvard on the dry-erase boards spell 8.0% unemployment forever?

    (I know the answer to that one: NO)

    3) He has helped to prevent a crushing deflation. I give him credit for that. For how long?

    (the dry-erase board at Harvard never gives a tinkerer more than two quarters)

    Your man gets one cheer.
    Mar 3 04:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Playing Semantics With Krugman and Politicians [View article]
    Three years hence, I take it all back. No investments were made for our grandchildren, our children, our children's children, our...oh, who are we kidding? Where is the Obama Bullet train. Chicago to D.C? The Pelosi Dam? For that matter, the Pelosi Damn!

    Anyone seen groundbreaking on the Joe Biden International?

    Money-laundering is a crime unless you bless the children, get propaganda by way of the establishment media and promise part of your campaign contribution towards...the children.

    It can't be that easy. In Cuba--OK. Maybe Chicago, but...
    Mar 3 04:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Se-Frustration': Tough Medicine To Swallow [View article]
    Mr. M0nst3B0y. You is right. Cuts is cuts. Still, I was hoping at this point to...oh, at least have a Y2K moment or, a really long line at the Fort Laurderdale airport...

    (an anonymous source texted-me that the lines are always long in Fort Lauderdale--scrub my last comment)

    "Senators should be limited to three terms and house members to five. Their pensions should run out ten years after they leave office and their health plan should be the free clinic."

    I never imagined a Man called "M0nst3rB0y" would flank me on the right.

    Two terms. All offices. One ten-year term for Supreme Court justices. No pensions. Not ever.

    Anybody joining me?

    If not, you pay Sotomayor's pension as I think she'll last forever.
    Mar 3 03:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicles: Front Loading The Filth [View article]
    You geeks. Edison didn't need to publish his findings for unbelievers. You don't either. Contact Fisker.

    A green future is ours!

    If it ain't...

    ...is Jane Fonda too old for "The China Syndrome II, Thorium was the Answer?"
    Mar 3 02:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors [View article]
    Al this time I thought Mr. Petersen was patiently explaining science but now it seems even he needs this to work because...

    (?)

    He needs an efficient way to get from...

    ...no...

    ...he's just an early adopter.
    Mar 3 02:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors [View article]
    ...you plug in the thing, it gets power not from "the grid," but from the local coal or nuclear plant. (sorry to raise "nuclear plant") but...

    ....backing off....whew...we is green and...

    ...we'll need a new religion if it depends on Gore, Holder and those Hollywood deadheads.
    Mar 3 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors [View article]
    They laughed at Darwin but I've identified a new religion:

    "On the other hand, and referring to a lot of right brained individuals, there is the thrill of the possibility of a true game changing event, the spirit of entrepreneurship associated with an obvious visionary..."
    Mar 3 02:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors [View article]
    Tesla is tied at the hip with the current regime and needs backing and I don't mean "access to the physics department of Berkeley" backing, I mean, Holder-style "our people" backing.

    Disclosure: Would not consider buying Tesla nor would I vote (as a green representative) to keep the Tesla leadership out of federal court as I consider Fisker greener.

    My proof:

    Name one unsubsidized human being besides millionaires, billionaires, Warren Buffett, and his secretary (and only because Buffett paid her to do it), and perhaps, Harvey Weinstein, to ride in the burn unit?
    Mar 3 01:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Se-Frustration': Tough Medicine To Swallow [View article]
    I'm with GHargis' on this one. I (as I assume Mr. GHaris has been) have faced competition.

    (checked my window--shy hasn't fallen)

    ...got me thinkin'...

    Let's close the Department of Energy--send pink slips to the employees and sell the building to the Chinese (after clearing the building of Chinese bugs).
    Mar 3 01:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Se-Frustration': Tough Medicine To Swallow [View article]
    Darrell. We truly have a weak and inefficient federal workforce.

    Worse than that, we have a weak administration and a president known for leading from behind. You're there--you know.

    We've cut the rate of the increase in federal spending and now we have:

    "...most federal staffs on reduced work hours..."

    "...and, federal employees who are of retirement age to choose retirement rather than continue to work."

    (This mocking joke has written itself)
    Mar 3 01:44 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China has begun a week and a half of political pageantry that will complete the handover of power to new leadership, with Xi Jinping set to replace Hu Jintao as President and Li Keqiang to take over from Wen Jiabao as Premier. Observers will be watching the extent of any bureaucratic reorganization as an indicator of Beijing's appetite for reforms. The hugely powerful railways ministry, for example, could broken up and folded into the transport department. [View news story]
    It's worse than that Mr. The_Batman. The Chinese know how to build and run a bullet train and we, after squandering 4 trillion. don't have a single "Joe Biden Line."

    Can you forgive me for being bitter?
    Mar 3 12:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China has begun a week and a half of political pageantry that will complete the handover of power to new leadership, with Xi Jinping set to replace Hu Jintao as President and Li Keqiang to take over from Wen Jiabao as Premier. Observers will be watching the extent of any bureaucratic reorganization as an indicator of Beijing's appetite for reforms. The hugely powerful railways ministry, for example, could broken up and folded into the transport department. [View news story]
    Mr. The_Batman.

    (sorry, can't resist: sending your name to homeland security, "likely theater shooter")

    (back)

    I'm a communist hater. There are few of us left.

    So when I get a shot at those guys, I drag in the communist likers.

    Get it?
    Mar 3 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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