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Cognitive Dissonance

Published on June 17, 2013 By bmagnus

Hey Christians, can you do me a favor and stop pretending this song has anything to do with Jesus? Ok, yeah, Light of the World. I get it. The lost without him thing. I get that too. But there’s no way around the fact that none of you can think of a reason it would […]

Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Shorties

Published on February 8, 2013 By bmagnus

I haven’t been as posty as I’d like lately. As some of you know, I have recently gone back to school. That means I have a lot of reading, and a bit of getting used to classmates who occasionally make me feel like this: I remind myself that I am old enough to be mommies […]

Beauty is Everywhere

Published on May 10, 2012 By bmagnus

  In Closing: More Kip Hawley; permission to work or state sanctioned restriction of trade?; almost half of Americans have nothing saved for retirement; underemployed; surprised?; and my, they’re recruiting terrorists early these days.

The Cabin in the Shorties

Published on April 19, 2012 By bmagnus

Gee, no kidding: When young people pay all their money on student loans, they don’t have money to take out mortgages. Separate but Equal?: On women’s workouts. I hate agreeing with Kip: I’ve said a lot of things about former TSA director Kip Hawley over the years, but the Kipster is making sense these days. […]

Breaking the Shorties

Published on October 28, 2011 By bmagnus

Otherwise Occupied: the OWS movement may actually be getting somewhere. It was really a bad idea to seriously injure a Marine, because they are serious about Occupy. Someone who can’t tell the difference between an enemy who wants to hurt you and an innocent that does not want to hurt you shouldn’t be allowed to carry […]

Misdirection

Published on August 11, 2011 By bmagnus

OK, Maybe CNN wasn’t terribly subtle when they said “Washington could take down a mega-bank” and then immediately below showed a row of Bank of America ATMs. And don’t get me wrong, everything I have read about B of A lately indicates that they are skating on thin ice. But don’t lose track of the […]

Follow-Up Thursday

Published on February 3, 2011 By bmagnus

HR3: “Ok ok, we’ll take that word out if you’re going to get pissy about it. Damn feminists and liberals! We’d better get some concessions in return!” It’s still a bad bill that should not become law. Banking Corruption: Oh yeah, JP Morgan knew Madoff wasn’t quite legit, problem? Elizabeth Warren still needs to head […]

But the Recovery is Still On, Right?

Published on February 1, 2011 By bmagnus

The Dow and S&P were both up today. The economy is [allegedly] growing. Everything is on track and will be wonderful in the future, right? Yeah sure. The experts — at least the ones that don’t have their heads stuck in the sand — know that a real recovery means people will have to spend […]

Revisiting the BAMTOR Principle

Published on December 23, 2010 By bmagnus

Banks Always Make Their Own Rules, and this has been a banner week for demonstrating it! You’ve heard of course about the lady who arrived at her second home to discover new locks and all her stuff missing, including her late husband’s ashes, right? What about Deutsche Bank agreeing to pay a bunch of fines […]

Self-Serving Bunch of Asshats

Published on December 6, 2010 By bmagnus

Today, Bank of Asshat America said “Investors should be buying bonds in all categories of U.S. securitized debt, in part because the market will continue to shrink next year.” Securitized debt. That’s bonds backed by things like real estate loans and leases. Now let’s see, Bank Of Asshat, where might you come up with those? […]