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Too Hot

Monday, November 25th, 2013


what now pairs of shorts?
have two? doing better than
I, at the moment.

Blame Thursday

Thursday, September 19th, 2013


Thursday can go burn,
right down to ash in the flames,
would not spit on it.

Lack of Leniancy

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013


some strange day goes on,
this week keeps going badly,
I say crawl to bed.

walking for days

Friday, March 22nd, 2013


and he walked the path
of frosty garden flagstones
rusty painted smile

Ugh, Wait, Double Ugh

Friday, February 22nd, 2013


a bad day for webs,
turns into quite a surprise,
now fixed, hope it lasts.

New Dawns, Old Daughter

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

diffident dreams sleep,
or rather lay in hiding,
kill them in the dark. (daughter mine)

Pruning Ones 401k

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

passion and other
poisons of youth still rack me,
edge of ruin, rue.

Youth and Greed:In a Mood

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Remembering past
future revenges, dark paths,
lead out of this fugue

New research on teenage brains.

You Ought to Be: 2008 Edition

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Recap 2008: A lot of people made a lot of bets on securitised derivatives based on home loans. These securities were rated “AAA” or rock solid by the kinds of folks who rate these kinds of things. Bada Bing Bada Boom, turns out alot of those securities were put together specifically to fail; that sucks, but it’s a big scary world out there.

You pay your money and you take you chances.

But… Then came the bail outs.

Large Financial institutions and the very rich got money from the Fed to stay solvent.

People with pension funds now empty and with crappy mortgages got nothing.

Here’s the thing that ought to tickle your wtf bone,  “Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke’s unprecedented effort to keep the economy from plunging into depression included lending banks and other companies as much as $1.2 trillion of public money, about the same amount U.S. homeowners currently owe on 6.5 million delinquent and foreclosed mortgages.

So Rich people and Middle Class people were in trouble because of rather dubious financial bets made on the backs of poor peoples home loans. The governments solution? Bail out the Rich people, with money that could have been used to secure the risky mortgages.

Good thing we didn’t go the route of securing bad debt, it seems to be working out swimmingly for us economically.

Today in Quotation

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

“You can’t take your cubicle apart!”

-“I used to take apart bombs, I think I can handle a desk”