Lately the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been seizing banks it deems insolvent at the rate of about two a week. When the F.D.I.C. seizes a bank, it takes over the bank’s bad assets, pays off some of its debt, and resells the cleaned-up institution to private investors. And that’s exactly what advocates of temporary… Continue reading Banking on the Brink
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Now that the realities of Prop8 are setting in, there is talk that the LDS church is willing to compromise by supporting Civil Unions. That seems fair. And I mean fair in the most sarcastic way possibly. But in the interest of compromise, let me suggest that the LDS get behind a new ballot proposition… Continue reading Prop 3/5ths
Twilight seems to answer the question, what would Buffy the Vampire Slayer be like if Buffy didn’t slay vampires? And wasn’t witty. Or funny. And Buffy was annoying, hapless and helpless. This is a question that didn’t need to be asked.
In a new audio message, in fact, Ayman al-Zawhri, Osama bin Laden’s number two, has some harsh things to say about the president-elect. Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, al-Zawhri says in the tape, according to the Associated Press. Al-Zawhri also uses an old racial slur to describe Obama,… Continue reading Al-Qaida deputy insults Obama
Pastor John Hagee thinks God sent Katrina to punish the gays. He thinks God sent Hitler to force the Jews to move to Israel. I think God sent Pastor John Hagee to make sure McCain doesn’t become president.
I have one quick thought on the writers strike. Why aren’t the striker’s signs better? They should have creative, snappy slogans. They should have witty, catchy chants. The speeches given to the news crews should be moving. Or at least touching. What gives?
A few days back, I was lazily browsing the net – when suddenly I discovered that I have Schizophrenia. No, I did not get a hallucination that my dual monitors suddenly changed into a two headed beast. Nor did I hallucinate about anything else. What happened was that I stumbled upon a page about schizophrenia.… Continue reading 30 Reasons Why All Programmers Are Schizophrenics
On October 7, 2006, Alex Roy set out from the Classic Car Club on Hudson Street in New York City. His self-assigned mission: Beat the record for a cross-country drive to Los Angeles. That record, set in 1983, is 32 hours and 7 minutes. To achieve his goal, Roy and his copilot, Dave Maher, would… Continue reading The Route Coast to Coast