Days ago, a political savant arrived for dinner and announced: “We’re going to lose the House.”
“No we’re not!” I said.
“Yes, we are,” he lamented.
“The odds are against us, but — ”
“A hundred percent.”
“Not a hundred percent! What would you have said in 2020 the odds were that Warnock and Ossoff […]
I will always love you — sung by a financial analyst with her mouth shut. Pretty great, if you have two minutes.
And now . . .
We have too many people on the planet.
If you don’t believe me, read How The World Really Works (and if you do believe me, maybe […]
At home (if you missed it in the Wall Street journal):
Abroad (if you missed it in the New York Times):
Both strong statements, it seems to me.
> Standing up to, not siding with, Russia; sending arms […]
I can see the caps now: MAMLH.
The problem is, this threat is serious.
Share it with young folks who ordinarily don’t vote?
More than ever this November, if they care about their friends and their future, they need to.
The inflation threat, by contrast — undeniably painful as the current price hikes have […]
Some of us paid $1.92 a share for STON last September. They got an offer yesterday to be acquired at $3.50. I sold all my shares at $3.42. It’s not the double or triple I had hoped for in “two or three years,” but 78% in eight months is good enough. Chances are, if […]
I haven’t read it, but who can resist Bette Midler’s ultra-succinct, possibly unfair (remember, I haven’t read it), blurb for David Gelles’s The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America—and How to Undo His Legacy, excerpted here.
I’m a fan of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Level-headed, modest, honest, superbly competent and decent.
If you missed Sunday’s “Face The Nation,” you might want to watch.
Or read the transcript:
MARGARET BRENNAN: Mr. Secretary, thank you for your time and for having us here again.
FORMER SECRETARY ROBERT GATES: Always […]
SIGA, last mentioned here ages ago at $3.75, was quoted at $15.33 in after-hours trading last night. Fear of monkey pox being perhaps overdone (see below) — I’m selling the shares I have left.
Likewise, much of my CMRX, up 60% since mentioned here last week. (Again, see below.)
Did you see that […]
Old but fascinating: Octopi are just so special. Stop eating them!
I’m pretty good at Words With Friends (and a “genius” every morning with Spelling Bee). Do you know who regularly beat me, back when she had time to play? The new White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre. Hats off to her.
Six minutes that speak worlds. In Russian, on state-owned TV, with subtitles.
As the Times explained:
A military analyst on one of Russian state television’s most popular networks left his fellow panelists in stunned silence on Monday when he said that the conflict in Ukraine was deteriorating for Russia, giving the kind of […]
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HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED DEPT.: Front page headlines from Monday's New York Times (one cent), January 1, 1900: SNEAK THIEVES GET $3,200. (In Chicago, no less.) BRITON TO BECOME AMERICAN. (Vice Consul at Kansas City to Be Naturalized There.) ERRORS IN THE HEMP FIGURES. (Someone must have been smoking it.)~.
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