Worst president in my lifetime

This was a post I did on Facebook back in July on Bush I’s birthday. I decided it needed some  updating because I really hadn’t thought about all the factors that should go into deciding the title of worst president. Dumbass Dubya has a lock on the #1 slot, but there can be some legitimate […]

Buffett’s view on gold

I posted this last April, as I heard lot’s of people taking about a bubble in gold, and how gold “doesn’t provide a dividend” and how gold “doesn’t make a profit”.   After reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders today, I felt compelled to update the numbers, as Buffett dissed gold pretty bad. […]

Why Gold Keeps Rising

Saw this story in the Daily Reckoning and wanted to pass it on, as it says something important, something I haven’t been able to put into words. We don’t expect the gold price to soar because gold is such a great thing; we expect it to soar because the world’s major currencies are notsuch great […]

Stop the insanity

I was in an argument – umm, I mean a discussion – with some family and friends on facebook today, and I was looking up some facts to show just how fucking stupid Bush, Obama, our congress, and the Federal Reserve super-duo of Greenspan/Bernanke have been over the past 10 years, and I decided WTF? […]

Got Gold?

Just forty years ago in 1971, one ounce of gold would buy 35 US dollars.   Twenty years ago in 1991, one ounce of gold could be exchanged for 350 US dollars.   Today, that same ounce of gold will buy you more than 1500 US dollars.  $1508 to be exact. From $35 to $1500 in forty […]

Fox News has a Boner for Boehner

Wow.  How he did it: Three Keys to Boehner’s Budget Victory is a Fox News story that drools over Boehner.  I personally think Boehner is the worst possible leader for the Republicans, because he’s a typical middle-of-the-road “Moderate” who stands for nothing – aka George “Read My Lips” Bush Sr and Bob “Could I possibly […]

Arm the rebels?

WTF has the “no fly zone” in Libya morphed into now?  Obama is turning into moron GW in front of our eyes!!  According to this story from BBC , “US President Barack Obama has said he does not rule out arming the rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.” So we went from […]

Why are stocks rising?

The S&P 500, DJIA, and NASDAQ are all up about 40% from their lows on March 9th.  Why?  Has the economy (and earnings) rebounded that sharply?  Or were the March lows an aberration?  It’s been a while since I talked about the stock market or the larger economic picture, so it’s time to revisit those […]

Is Geithner really that dumb?

Timothy Geithner is either really stupid or he’s simply lying to buy time.  I left work early today and I heard this quote from Rush Limbaugh on the way home (I used to listen to him regularly, but his shtick is getting old – how long can he blame everything on the Democrats and Clinton?  […]

A discussion continues

This will be a different type of post.  Over the past few days, I have had an exchange of comments on MarketWatch.com, and the format there doesn’t lend itself to that type of discussion, so I’m going to continue it here. I have no idea if “Marsden” will reply or not, but I hope so, […]