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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Brokers Have Terrible Judgment

Doh! I just learned that, after a boneheaded stock purchase a couple weeks ago of a couple of mortgage companies, my brokerage firm of Paulson Bernanke LLC went ahead and bought me controlling interest in a bankrupt insurance company.

Now, I'm no pro, but I would have thought maybe some shares in tech or healthcare or something like that might have been a better investment these days of my hard earned cash, instead of real estate and insurance. I'm only out a couple grand, since I have 300 million fellow shareholders, and it's bargain pricing... But still! These are not the soundest investments. And now they're talking about buying a failing S&L!

At least our contract is running out soon. I'll have the option to dump these guys in November. I figure it's a no-brainer.

Friday, September 05, 2008


In a good posting, Steve Shaviro takes overly aggressive Democrats to task for their misogynistic attacks on Sarah Palin. I had noticed this too, and I'm glad other people are pointing it out. But Steve also makes the point there that Palin is a much stronger candidate than she's been given credit for being:

...at this point, Sarah Palin is more a Sarah Connor than she is a Harriet Miers or Tom Eagleton.

I knew about Harriet Myers and Tom Eagleton, both past failures at pre-nomination vetting. But it took me a while to place Sarah Connor. Of course! The gun-toting (future) mother from the Terminator movies.

I was looking for a picture of an armed Sarah Palin to make the point. This is the best I could find: