No Surprise to Me

Well the NYT stated the obvious, so no need for me to do it. Rudolph W. Giuliani is a supporter of gay and abortion rights who is building his Republican primary campaign around his response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Pat Robertson, the Christian conservative broadcaster, once said permissiveness toward homosexuality and abortion led to God’s “lifting his protection” to allow those attacks. So, to put it honestly, Pat Robertson has endorsed…Read More

Mitigation

In spite of the general bleeding and beating I've been taking in the markets (on the indexes), here's a few mitigating single equity trades that worked out. These are part of a group of 25 short-term option trades, highly leveraged (out of the money options at purchase) and super high risk. The idea is that most will expire worthless, but a few will be very big winners, i.e., hundreds of percent gains with the idea…Read More

Better Safe Than Sorry

Yes. Absolutely. Christ, already. This is one of my pet peeves in the world (go check that photo at the NYT link). Yea, we're "not being too careful" everywhere, now. It was just the other day I decided to forgo a normal dinner in lieu of a Nathan's hot dog, a buttered popcorn, and a Coke while seeing what's all the hubbub about Ben's brother in Gone Baby Gone (good performance; I'd probably have just…Read More

Ersatz Libertarians

Justin Raimondo does a good number on fake libertarians of all kinds and shapes. The denizens of the Beltway “libertarian” crowd are largely legends in their own minds: Ron Paul, on the other hand, is a real world person, a nine-term Republican congressman from the Gulf coast of Texas who has nonetheless managed to maintain his unblemished record of libertarian integrity. Paul, as Gillespie would have it, is “too stupid to realize that’s not how…Read More

Nothing to see here

Ron Paul raised $3.8 million so far...today! Nothing to see here, libertarians. 'Aint perfect. No guarantees. Prolly'll amount to squat. Move right along. Update: Looks like the final total for the day is coming in around $4.2 million.Read More

Almost There

Well, see for yourself. I switched out Bea's Mac Mini for her work MacBook Pro (setup to the left; she has only the 2.2Ghtz model, not the 2.4 as I do). It's a bit more cumbersome, as she has to pack up and set up every morning and evening, but with an extra power supply in place, she has only to unplug the power and monitor (no need to screw in the DVI monitor interface),…Read More