Day off. Write on.

I’m watching the market tank again (buyer’s remorse regarding a trillion dollars in new debt, anyone?) and getting a few things done around the house. Woo hoo.

Maybe I’ll be back after voting tallies are in tonight, but I doubt it. The book club gals are getting together for a little mid-winter dinner outing, and it might be a late night.

You’re welcome to add what’s on your mind.


  1. Looks like the, “Now is the time to buy because P/E’s look cheap” experts are losing another 2-3% today.

    They gotta be right someday.

  2. I thought our budget problems were bad. How about this:

  3. Kansas, too.

    Then there are place like lovely Brookfield – bad times are never bad enough to keep from bonding for millions in new stuff the community really doesn’t need. High schools, fire stations – just call us the original stimulus community from government spending. (Except local people never get the work.)

  4. Re: CA

    Never has a state had so much beauty, wealth, and resources and never has a state squandered them so badly mainly in the name of political correctness. If you want to see where WI and the nation are going then study CA.

  5. Randy in Richmond says:

    Interesting that the article on California is in the NY Times. With it’s close today you can now buy a share of their stock for less than their Sunday paper costs. I’ll lose no sleep over this.

  6. Another article to give you faith in government decision-making during a time of crisis:

  7. Randy in Richmond says:

    Illinois Politics…
    Every Democrat elected governor of Illinois since 1960 has either gone to jail or been impeached. Republican Governor George Ryan is presently in prison until 2013 and 76 people on all levels of his administration were convicted of crimes.

  8. Even ol’ laissez-faire has come around. Sorry to beat a dead horse on this one:

  9. Randy in Richmond says:

    Unfortunately for Greenspan’s statement, having the government do anything on a ‘temporary basis’ is like being a ‘little bit’ pregnant.

  10. Three words:

    Resolution Trust Corporation.

  11. Randy in Richmond says:

    The Resolution Trust Corporation morphed into the Savings Association Insurance Fund, under the roof of the FDIC. There was no funeral–only an adoption.

  12. Technically yes. But the RTC was effectively wound down before hand. I think the word “morphed” is a bit too strong of a word in this case. Keep in mind, the RTC performed extremely well in minimizing taxpayer loss following the S&L crisis.

  13. Randy in Richmond says:

    Eric Holder, our Attorney General, when speaking to employees at the Justice Department, had this to say:

    “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,” said Holder, nation’s first black attorney general.
    Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, Holder said, but “we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.”
    I agree I don’t discuss the issue and I consider it to be a positive, a huge positive, that hopefully I look at others, as , others. However, if this is Mr. Holder’s point the most important person he needs to share his thoughts with is his boss. During the campaign he treated the issue like the plague until forced to discuss it as a result of the Rev. Wright fiasco. Then he put it on the back burner again. If anyone is a coward under Mr. Holder’s reasoning, it is President Obama.,w-eric-holder-black-history-month021809.article