Friday, September 26, 2008

2008 Presidential Debate Open Thread

Barack Obama and John McCain duke it out in, what I'm calling, the "Thrississippi in Mississippi."

-John McCain, pictured here in a bathing "costume," circa 1907.

-Barack Obama. Not a smart guy; not an elitist. Just a regular guy who likes to bowl.

Here's one clip I found from the debate. I'll post more as they become available.

Belle & Sebastian, "The State I Am In"

The RO Report, "Fuck Politicians" Edition

Seriously... if something is so important... so necessary to rush through Congress with no oversight, etc. etc., you'd think the leaders we elect to represent us, could do better than bicker like little schoolchildren.

But they can't, because they suck.

Take them all to the woodshed the next chance you get. We need new blood in Washington.

Anyway, my time tonight is limited, so here's the stats. Out of 18 traders today, 13 were positive, or 72%. 9 traders finished over $1,000 gross. I was #4 of 18. In other words, I'm a boss.

Here are today's Bosses:

1. Trader B, $11,959 on 446k shares traded.
2. Trader P, $4,200 on 47,400 shares traded.
3. Trader F, $1,696 on 40,500 shares traded.
4. Trader S, $1,442 on 46,200 shares traded.
5. Trader J, $1,182 on 47,200 shares traded.

And the Manservants:

1. Trader H, -$4,683 on 3,100 shares traded.
2. Trader D, -$3,583 on 237k shares traded.
3. Trader T, -$1,575 on 4,200 shares traded.
4. Trader V, -$1,030 on 58,400 shares traded.
5. Trader N, -$503 on 57,600 shares traded.

Don't forget to drop by later to discuss the debate on the Open Thread. It'll be up by 8:30.

Have a good weekend.

Thank God They Banned Short Sellers

Otherwise they could take down fine upstanding American banks like Wachovia.

Oh, wait... it's getting slammed?

McCain Will Debate!

YAY! Now all we need is for Sarah Palin to speak with the "icky, non-deferential" media and they'll almost be a real ticket!

-John McCain, circa 256 B.C

-Sarah Palin, 9/26/2008

NOTE: I will have a debate open thread up this evening. The debate starts at 9pm. Please drop by and let everyone know why "your guy" is better than "the idiot."

FUNNY LINK: Chris Rock on Larry King.

Things To Do This Weekend

1. Buy a gun and a Bible.

2. Stock up on food and water.

3. Purchase bars of gold.

4. Stash wads of cash in safe deposit box.

The Daily Show- Clusterfuck To The Poor House

Cynicism Wins Again!

During the Great Depression, my grandfather walked 9 miles to shovel some snow to make money for a day.

That's when you know a bottom is near.

Meanwhile, speaking of depression, as you all know by now, the bailout plan is on the verge of collapse. Or, as our folksy but incredibly stupid president put it, "If money isn't loosened up, this sucker could go down."

Blame whomever you want. However, I do know that responsible parties to a negotiation do not get down on one knee and say something like, "Please don't let the Democrats blow it up."

This is theater. In fact, I thought things were very serious. Reading about the actions of the last few hours however makes me feel like it is all part of some lame political game.

Fuck every politician.

UPDATE: President Bush: "The legislative process is sometimes not very pretty, but we're going to get a package passed." (After we somehow make John McCain look like a hero for it.)