My cab driver pulled out a guitar as he approached the airport this morning and began to sing . . . Merrill’s CEO is expected to get a $50 million bonus this year . . . Goldman’s earnings are up 93% and the firm’s average pay (including receptionists) is something like $663,000 . . . […]
I have never been to Chile, have never eaten a frozen teammate after a plane crash, and cannot assess the fairness of what follows. I am counting on you to point me to significantly differing points of view, if you find them (or hold them), to which I will dutifully link. So there may be […]
MORE ON MEDIAN HOME PRICES
(And why they understate the downturn.) Thanks, Michael Monahan, for the link. In part:
For the past year, newspapers, including the [Arizona] Republic, have run repeated articles that make two points: the housing inventory (supply) has seen a dramatic rise (from 3,000 units to over 35,000 […]
MEDIAN HOME PRICES ARE WORSE THAN THEY APPEAR . . .
. . . because the published statistics are based only on homes that have sold – not those languishing on the market. Click here for the story. And don’t rush to buy a second home just yet; prices could have further to […]
Bill McLeese: ‘Your answer to John in Atlanta missed an important point. John is assuming that we liberals […]
Mary Cheney, the VP’s daughter, is pregnant. According to the Washington Post, she and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are ecstatic. But what rights should the baby have?
Justice Scalia, President Bush, et al., hope to amend the Constitution so Mary and Heather can never get a marriage […]
STILL, IT CAN’T BE GOOD FOR YOU
I know, I know – the Polonium 210 in cigarettes is of a dosage very substantially less than was used to murder Alexander Litvinenko. But did you know cigarettes apparently do contain the stuff? Washington, DC, goes smokefree January 1. Maybe you should, too.
What are you doing December 16? Why not screen An Inconvenient Truth for your friends and neighbors as suggested here. Hey, it’s the only planet we’ve got. Al Gore will be on ‘Oprah’ today, and on ‘Today’ tomorrow. (I was on ‘Tomorrow’ years ago.)
John in Atlanta: ‘If you […]
HOW MUCH AUTO INSURANCE IS ENOUGH?
Following up on our Thanksgiving discussion (where Jeff asked whether there’s any reason to choose higher liability limits, since his agent told him – erroneously – that drivers are never sued for more than whatever coverage they carry):
Matt: ‘As one of those greedy liberal […]
A New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client who lost his house in Hurricane Katrina and wanted to rebuild… He was told the loan would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to the parcel of property being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back […]
Quote of the Day
On Hollywood Squares, gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch was asked: You are the most popular fruit in America. What are you? His answer: Humble. (The correct answer? Banana.)~.
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