Rigged Rating Agencies Explained

by Rabble Rouser

Thank you, John Stewart.

John Coffee, The Daily Show, Aug. 10, 2011.

photo: lawdragon.com

Thursday
11
August 2011

Hide The Porn.

by Mike729

Teavangelical Nightmare

Conservative? No. Theocratic nightmare? Uh, yeah. Many of us reasonable folk ask, how are these people even being considered for the Presidency?  C’mon, we need to create a 21st century economy and create living-wage jobs in this country and Bachmann wants to invade your bedroom and burn your porn.  Jobs will magically appear if you keep your hands off your privates and give your heart to Jesus.

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Wednesday
10
August 2011

Rating Agencies Rigged?

by Rabble Rouser

Loan sharks corner the market as banks and rating agencies have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar one too many times.  How long before we stop running scared, letting them run the show?  How long, before actions are heinous enough for those who are allowing them to perpetrate these economic catastrophucks say enough? And when will those who say they want to be fiscally conservative learn that threatening to default for grandstanding ended up costing taxpayers more money.

photo: cartoonstock.com

 

Tuesday
09
August 2011

Adventure in a Sea of Prufrock.

by TBird

“Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda – and woke up with me.” Rita Hayworth. photo: carnegiestout.blogspot.com

Summer’s in full swing.  Don’t blink, or it might go by.  Much to see, do, so many counting on you.  Hard to get away, even for a day.  Funny how some of us still think of those three odd months as a time to go a little crazy.  Adventure waits around the corner between now and then.  The night can whisper by unnoticed, or rage on, wildfires set ablaze in waves.

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Saturday
06
August 2011

“Madcap” Legislators, Wall St. Casino.

by Rabble Rouser

"Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since ... " charlesgoyette.com

 

Guess it’s time for the market to take a dip.  Are short sellers lighting cigars somewhere?  All it takes is a hush, a whisper and a false report, to bring down an entire company overnight.  Yes, because regulators are so intent on pleasing their corporate masters, they threaten to plunge America into default, rather than bite the hand that feeds them.

Yes.  The boom and busting bubble market will always pop and go down.  Those who are hoarding cash will go shopping for the low, low price of whatever they decide to plunge the price down to.  If you’ve already got investments, hold on.  The roller coaster usually comes on the heels of political news, so it’s not surprising to see it happening now.

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Friday
05
August 2011

The Beat Goes On.

by TBird

photo: crushable.com

If, as one Greek philosopher put it, the world is always in a state of flux, or change, then what is one to hold on to, when the seas are shifting, and sands blow in different directions? Keep trudging along forward, I suppose.  Your own motion, steadily, toward your target.  You’ll find adventure along the way, which is where most of the fun is.  On the side of the road, up a road you never meant to go down, or in the back roads you never knew about.“The end of the road gets more and more narrow, so follow as many roads as can take you, before you get to the end,” she said.  Continue Reading…

Wednesday
03
August 2011