Obama's iPod Playlist for The Queen

Queen Mix, Spring 2009 Name                        Artist                           Genre                  Playcount London Calling        The Clash                    Punk                    6 If I Were President   Wyclef Jean                 Hip Hop              3 Anarchy in the UK   Sex Pistols                   Punk                   9 Her Majesty              Beatles                        Classic Rock       4 Trouble                     Lindsey Buckingham  Classic Rock      2 Kings and Queens    Aerosmith                   …

Judge Arthur A. Hiller aka Mr. Freeze

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.804530&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]   Oh Goody Gumdrops, a state judge in Connecticut has finally gotten around to freezing everything in sight related to Madoff and the feeder funds who loved him. From Dealbook (NYT): A state judge in Connecticut has slapped a temporary asset freeze on the managers of three large hedge funds that invested their…

The Annual G20 Picnic and Slumber Party: Anarchy in the U.K.

[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.804425&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26]  In the tradition of The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Guy Fawkes, London’s citizens have taken to the streets and declared Anarchy by the hundreds of thousands to protest in front of The Bank of England during this week’s G20 Circle Jerk. The prevailing chant?  “ABOLISH MONEY”…yeah, its like that, now. Here’s some color: From…

Sucks to be Cerberus

Oopsies! Steven Feinberg:  Oh my gosh, honey, are you awake? Mrs. Feinberg:  Yes, what is it, Dear?  You sounded like you were having a nightmare… Steven Feinberg:  Yeah, it was weird…I dreamt that my private equity firm owned both GMAC and Chrysler!  It was horrible! Mrs. Feinberg:  Well…umm…ok, go back to sleep, hon.  Everything will…

Seeeck And Tired: The French Awaken from their Wine and Cheese Stupor

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2299314&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] You know its goin’ down when the riots in Paris start.  The French practically invented the modern-day civil unrest/ revolution in the streets thing…and I know because I saw it in a Broadway musical! As fires were lit and shop windows smashed soon after 8pm last night, riot police unleashed rounds of tear…

Joseph Cassano: Peekaboo!

Peekaboo!   “It is hard for us, and without being flippant, to even see a scenario within any kind of realm of reason that would see us losing $1 in any of those transactions,” – Joseph Cassano, Head of AIG Financial Products, August 2007 This may be the most important and prescient quote you could…

A Footrace to Zero: Heelys vs Crocs!

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2297214&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] Oh boy, this is one ugly race, with the finish line possibly being bankruptcy for both participants.  I never owned a pair of either Heelys or Crocs and never will.  Its not that I don’t get sucked into fads every now and then (I rocked a yellow LIVESTRONG bracelet throughout most of 2003-2004)…

This is What Socialism Looks Like: Obama's Auto Speech

Below is a visual representation using the full text of President Obama‘s speech regarding General Motors and Chrysler yesterday.  The size of each word is dictated by the frequency with which it appears in the speech. I’m no bankruptcy expert, but friends of mine in the legal field are.  They believe that the notion of…

Mortgage Rates Gettin' Low, Low, Low…

The Notorious B.I.G. picked up this stat from last Friday:  The national average for a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage is now below 5% for the first time since the summer of 2003.  And your elected/ appointed officials down in D.C. want it even lower. My take is that they’ll succeed.  Meanwhile, if no one has a…

A Foreclosure Play in the Stock Market (LPS)

The following is not research or a stock recommendation and should be used for strictly informational purposes.  The opinions contained herein are the author’s only and should not be construed as an official recommendation from any party. Here’s an interesting story…so this company Lender Processing Services (LPS) probably could’ve been considered one of the most…