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Music Monday: He would have turned 257 yesterday

Published on January 28, 2013 By bmagnus

Rock me, Amadeus.   In closing: as true as this is, the other half of the solution involves prison time for supervisors and managers that ignore the law; facts can be twisted; work out before breakfast; how to cancel almost anything; hahahahahaha what planet are they from that they think doctors set their own prices??; […]

Little Dogs with Big Boobs

Published on May 6, 2012 By bmagnus

Yes, Of course I know they mean “Teacup“. It’s still funny, particularly in Pink. Follow up on Yesterday: Ron Paul ended up with 22 of Nevada’s 28 delegates, even though he was only “supposed to” get 8; no word on whether the RNC will have a hissy fit “challenge” the results. In Closing: It’s International No Diet […]

Things I Learned from the President

Published on August 26, 2011 By bmagnus

Nixon: It’s possible to proclaim innocence too much. Clean air and water are good things. Chinese food is tasty! Ford: Be Careful! Sometimes success is stepping up when you happen to be in the right place at the right time. Carter: It’s possible to be a good man and not-so-good a President. Telling people the […]

I Saw the Shorties

Published on May 19, 2011 By bmagnus

I have got to get into the habit of little posts throughout the week. Today’s items are a little mind-blowing. On Taxes and Debt: Two graphs. On Inflation: Core rate is crazy. Explains the Popularity of Certain People: Most people just don’t read books. I wonder if they’ll remember this come fall: Americans want to […]

Connecting the Dots

Published on March 3, 2011 By bmagnus

Today, the SEC announced fraud charges against a third banker for selling worthless and non-existent mortgages to Colonial Bank, leading to its collapse. This is on the heels said executive confessing to conspiracy and being sentenced to 30 years in prison. Most reporting on “mortgage fraud” centers on one of two themes: Joe Average knew […]

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 […]

Shorties Horizon

Published on January 6, 2011 By bmagnus

Dead Zombie Horse: a few thoughts on health insurance reform. And Immaculate Infection. Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree: you make a fine fish habitat. Laughing all the way to the bank: Only $3 billion? Pshaw! Let me get my checkbook. Speaking of Banks: FDIC may sue executives of failed banks to try and get […]

On Being a Responsible Consumer

Published on December 9, 2010 By bmagnus

I grew up in a household that values the power of the consumer. I have never crossed a picket line. My father refused to so much as ride in a Mercedes because of what the company did in World War 2, before he was born. I’m not sure, but I think when Mercedes bought Chrysler, […]

Education Roundup

Published on September 30, 2010 By bmagnus

This week, there’s been quite a buzz in education. Or perhaps it just seems that way since we have a new Superintendent of Schools in Clark County Nevada. So lets start with President Obama feeling that part of the problem is that many schools are using outdated textbooks. Has basic reading or math changed recently? […]

On One Hand We Have GDP; On the Other We Have Reality

Published on September 19, 2010 By bmagnus

Last month we were told that “Real gross domestic product — the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States — increased at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the second quarter of 2010, (that is, from the first quarter to the second quarter), according to the […]