Pete Kirby: ‘I was glad to hear that someone else knows the rules of the fort vs. fortay controversy! Two other often mistaken uses of words and phrases are:
‘1. People that say ‘I could CARE less!’ what they mean is that they ‘could not’ care less. They care about the subject […]
If Katherine Harris does become an ambassador, Ken Ruebush suggests her posting be . . . Chad.
Meanwhile, there are a lot of things that are not practical to do to fix the mess in Florida. Foremost: a revote. In the first place, it wouldn’t be fair to Governor Bush, because all those […]
David Maymudes: ‘I just happened to notice that the limit for online purchase of the inflation-adjusted Treasury bonds you’ve recommended in the past has been raised to $1000, so it’s now possible to buy the Albert Einstein bond!’
☞ And remember, you can pay with a credit card and get the […]
See? I told you people would one day care about income again, once the musical chairs stopped and they couldn’t count on 30% gains in the stock market each year. Indeed, with the NASDAQ down from over 5000 to under 3000, Priceline down from 105 to under 3 and Yahoo down from 250 to […]
Last week, Great Britain’s revocation of our independence made the Internet rounds. (We were being re-annexed in light of ‘[our] failure to elect a President of the USA and thus to govern [ourselves].’)
Our very own John Bakke, faithful reader, has a counter-proposal (edited slightly, to avoid an international incident).
Thank heavens for little girls (for little girls, as Maurice Chevalier sang, ‘get beeger everyday’).
Thank heavens for The West Wing (NBC, tonight, at nine).
Thank heavens for our low unemployment, low inflation, and national security; safer streets, cleaner air, and bottled water.
Thank heavens for family and friends and the […]
1. See MEN OF HONOR with Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding, Jr. I love that it’s based on a true story.
2. American is my favorite airline. But for cities American doesn’t serve, or when I’m feeling particularly cheap, it’s Southwest. If you’ve never flown Southwest, click here. Or call 800-I-FLY-SWA. (It is […]
Today’s column will again touch on money — yea, verily, specific stocks! — even if it takes me a minute to get there.
Paul Jakubowski: ‘What goes around comes around. My trusty MYM came up this morning with the following quote: ‘Voters decide nothing; people who count votes decide everything. – Stalin.”
☞ I guess […]
Gene Daly: ‘Please recommend a few FINANCIAL sites. You know the kind, ones that talk about market bottoms, value stocks, growth stocks, good mutual funds, stuff like that.’
☞ No one knows where the market bottom is, and if you buy mutual funds, buy low-expense index funds. Over time, you’ll beat almost all the others […]
What a crazy notion – count all the votes in Florida . . . very carefully . . . since the margin currently separating the two candidates is a mere five thousandths of 1% and machines don’t count every vote. Sure sounds wacky to me.
(If all the voters in Florida were laid […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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