Saturday, July 31, 2010
That is an important distinction that I am happy to hear Bachmann make.
Friday, July 30, 2010
My district is now in contention
The decisions, which were confirmed by party strategists on Tuesday evening, bring even more clarity to the battlefield on which the two parties will fight for control of Congress over the next three months as Republicans work to reclaim the majority.
The latest wave of races include these Congressional districts: Ark.-1, Ark.-2, Delaware-at large, Fla.-25, Hawaii-1, Ill.-10, Ind.-08, La.-2, Mass.-10, Md.-1, Mich.-1, N.H.-1, N.H.-2, Ore.-5, Pa.-7, Pa. 15, Tenn.-8, Wash.-3, Wis.-7, W.Va..-1.In the coming weeks, Democrats intend to announce at least one more set of districts.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
"Journolist was a terrible idea from the start, not so much because it enabled the promotion of “lock-steppedness” and a progressive party line across media organizations (though Salam more or less concedes that it did), or because it fostered an “us vs. them” mentality (which it also obviously did). It was a bad idea, mainly because it took a process that could have been public, democratic and transparent and gratuitously made it private, stratified and opaque."
It seems to me that the goal of the Journolist was to influence hearts and minds while concealing motives. It was a good idea for them and it worked.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Bigger than a Rabbit?
Why Are Banks Withholding Highend Repossessions Over $300,000 From the Market?
As of July 15, RealtyTrac listed 28,829 properties which had been foreclosed and repossessed by lenders. Some have been owned by the bank as long as 2½ years without having been placed on the market. Roughly half have been repossessed by the lender since late January 2010.
This year, banks in the Chicago area have foreclosed on a huge number of expensive homes. RealtyTrac lists 2,650 repossessed homes for more than $300,000 and 169 for more than $1 million.
Here is where it gets really interesting. Out of 28,829 repossessed properties, there were only 1,292 listed by lenders as "for sale." The vast majority of these available homes were inexpensive. A mere 29 homes over $300,000 were for sale. In other words, the banks have withheld from the market 2,621 properties listed at $300,000 or higher. [Emphasis added.]
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
...and the Geek Shall Inherit the Earth
Must credit Pratt in the comments (#12) for the post title.
Bill C: Awesome.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The Land of Obama
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Small Investors Flee Stocks, Changing Market Dynamics
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My son found an old car key and put it in our ignition
That caused the car to think it was being stolen which is why it stopped running at WalMart on Saturday. Now it has to be towed from the mechanics to the dealership where they will make a new key and reset the computer. I don't know the total cost but it is north of $300.
At least he doesn't swallow pills or drink Drano.
Bare Naked Ladies
We Will Not Be Silenced
Egomann is back
Needless to say, the overwhelming number of comments to my last diary divided into agreement with support, disagreement with support, or anger/frustration/namecalling - still with support. I did not write what I wrote to provoke a reaction but if I had, that would have been the spectrum I would have hoped for. [Emphasis added.]
You get the feeling he needs that stroking in order to keep writing. More like he is asking for it as a condition for him to stay at DailyKos. What's the over/under for when Keith has another hissy fit and leaves again?
Saturday, July 10, 2010
I wanted to dive Belize before
Now I really want to.
Labels: Stupid things Bill wants to do
Friday, July 09, 2010
The Mighty Crim
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Are Taxes a Factor for LeBron?
New York, $12.34 million in taxes.
New Jersey, $10.32 million.
Cleveland, Ohio, $5.69 million.
Miami, Florida. $0.
I would have a lot more respect for LeBron if he used some of his allotted hour tonight to explain the tax implications of his decision to choose Miami, if that is his choice.
Monday, July 05, 2010
A reminder that we dodge a bullet when McCain lost
Speaker Nancy Pelosi even enlisted Mark Zandi — a former economic adviser toRepublican John McCain’s presidential campaign — to make the case to her caucus for more spending. Zandi’s warning Tuesday: boost aid to the states or risk a “double-dip” recession — which House Democrats clearly understood could cross-check their chances of retaining the majority in November. [Emphasis added.]
It has always been my belief that the deflationary depression we are in cannot be stopped, only mitigated. Like Japan, Obama seeks to borrow for the future to prop up the economy now spreading the pain out of years rather than tearing off the band aid. The quote above is just a reminder that the McCain administration would have tried the same tactic and it would have been a huge disaster for the Republicans because they would not have gotten the favorable media coverage that liberals enjoy.
Imagine constant heartbreaking stories about people whose dreams are shattered by prolonged unemployment and the heartless, old, clueless John McCain.
Labels: John McCain