Monthly Archives: August 2011

Comrades! Let us praise Oklahoma City and County government!

Comrades!  Commissars! Members of the State Central Committee for the Suppression of Free Enterprise and the Encouragement of Misery Among the People! Let us salute the government of Oklahoma City and County, which in a bold move, struck down a … Continue reading

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OKC is a dangerous place for pedestrians.

The Brand Oklahoma City boys sure won’t like this news. But it is a fact: Oklahoma City is a seriously dangerous place for pedestrians.  In fact, we rank #22 in the nation as a dangerous place to walk, according to … Continue reading

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Sobering news.

This weekend brought sobering news. The first is the occasion of the issuance of the 2nd quarter 2011 report by 72 year old Jeremy Grantham, who sits on top of $100 billion in managed assets as the head of the … Continue reading

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Rick Perry for Prez?

We just can’t get a break this year.  Things are going from bad to worse everywhere and what does the news now tell us — that Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for President of these united States. The last … Continue reading

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How to throw the bastards out of office.

Politico’s Morning Money had an interesting quote from a market personality. . . NO! FEAKOUT! – Cumberland Advisors David Kotok, emailing form his high-level market guru pow-wow in Maine (Camp Kotok), where Dr. Doom Nouriel Roubini called the Monday collapse. … Continue reading

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OKC unemployment rate jumps 14% in one month!

From the Department of Numbers comes news that Oklahoma City’s unemployment rate rose from 4.9% to 5.7% May-June 2011.  That’s a 14% increase in just one month. It remains below its peak of 7.3% in 2009, but it is certainly … Continue reading

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These guys crack me up.

Now that their bad behavior has resulted in this credit downgrade — the first of many going forward — are our dear politicians perhaps considering reforming their toxic ideological death-spiral that is pushing us ever closer to the ash heap … Continue reading

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That loud thud. . .

That loud thud you heard last night was the sound of the US federal debt being downgraded.  What this portends “no one knows” except that it isn’t good.  I don’t know that this will send us over the cliff and … Continue reading

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This is promising.

Comes now the venerable New York Times, reporting that the disapproval rate for Congress is at a record 82% — the highest on record.  The Times sez: More than four out of five people surveyed said that the recent debt-ceiling … Continue reading

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Mr. Market, that was not very nice.

Mr. Market was not very nice to the government today.  Here our esteemed aristocrats in Washington, D.C. got themselves all in a tizzy and came up with a compromise so that we could continue to borrow money, and instead of … Continue reading

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