Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cameron Hanes

On Friday, athlete, bow hunter and one, tough competitor in life, Cameron Hanes,  will take on the Moab 240 mile Endurance Run, a 238.3 mile ultra through some of Utah's most challenging terrain. 

Excited to see how he finishes because he simply puts in the work to prepare.

In life, that is nearly 90% of the battle.


Tuesday highlights from America...........

Whenever I think there's a slight chance of hope for this country in the political arena I am forced to remind myself of all the zoo animals that live off the public dole in every big city in America.

OVERRATED in Dallas Texas

I've been in Dallas for less than a year and haven't taken the time to cook at home very often.

We spend a substantial amount of time dining out.  Often.  Very often.

Last Saturday night we dined with friends at the Ritz Carleton at FEARINGS before heading over to listen to Mr. Tim McGraw and Ms. Faith Hill pretend to play their guitars and sing some songs.  

Mr. Dean Fearing stopped by the table to check in.  Nice guy with charm.

The food (and service) was less than stellar.  Those two little chunks of buffalo I was served were not anywhere near worth the price tag.  I have been eating buffalo since I was 12 years old.  Where do they train these cooks?  

Along with Ocean Prime and Water Grille it deserves to be mentioned to save you some of your hard earned money.  

It will be a long time before we go back.

Friday night we had a disaster at Coal Vines around the corner as well.  You would have to pay me to enter again.   The white pizza was uneatable and how about being able to just order a single glass of wine?  Are you kidding me?     No wonder why we questioned there were so many empty tables on a Friday night in Uptown Dallas!  At 63 and having lived on both coasts and raising sons I like to think I know an edible pizza from a non-edible.

Coal Vines. Never again.  Yuck.     

Monday, October 09, 2017

2008, Bailed out Wall Street, Screwed Main Street NEVER FORGET

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 681
(Democrats in roman; Republicans in italic; Independents underlined)

      H R 1424      YEA-AND-NAY      3-Oct-2008      1:22 PM
      QUESTION:  On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments
      BILL TITLE: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

YEASNAYSPRESNV
DEMOCRATIC17263  
REPUBLICAN91108  
INDEPENDENT    
TOTALS263171  


---- YEAS    263 ---

Abercrombie
Ackerman
Alexander
Allen
Andrews
Arcuri
Baca
Bachus
Baird
Baldwin
Barrett (SC)
Bean
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Biggert
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blunt
Boehner
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boozman
Boren
Boswell
Boucher
Boustany
Boyd (FL)
Brady (PA)
Brady (TX)
Braley (IA)
Brown (SC)
Brown, Corrine
Buchanan
Calvert
Camp (MI)
Campbell (CA)
Cannon
Cantor
Capps
Capuano
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carson
Castle
Clarke
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coble
Cohen
Cole (OK)
Conaway
Cooper
Costa
Cramer
Crenshaw
Crowley
Cubin
Cuellar
Cummings
Davis (AL)
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Davis, Tom
DeGette
DeLauro
Dent
Dicks
Dingell
Donnelly
Doyle
Dreier
Edwards (MD)
Edwards (TX)
Ehlers
Ellison
Ellsworth
Emanuel
Emerson
Engel
Eshoo
Etheridge
Everett
Fallin
Farr
Fattah
Ferguson
Fossella
Foster
Frank (MA)
Frelinghuysen
Gerlach
Giffords
Gilchrest
Gonzalez
Gordon
Granger
Green, Al
Gutierrez
Hall (NY)
Hare
Harman
Hastings (FL)
Herger
Higgins
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hobson
Hoekstra
Holt
Honda
Hooley
Hoyer
Inglis (SC)
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson, E. B.
Kanjorski
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Kind
King (NY)
Kirk
Klein (FL)
Kline (MN)
Knollenberg
Kuhl (NY)
LaHood
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lee
Levin
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (GA)
Lewis (KY)
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mahoney (FL)
Maloney (NY)
Markey
Marshall
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McCollum (MN)
McCrery
McGovern
McHugh
McKeon
McNerney
McNulty
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Melancon
Miller (NC)
Miller, Gary
Miller, George
Mitchell
Mollohan
Moore (KS)
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Murphy (CT)
Murphy, Patrick
Murtha
Myrick
Nadler
Neal (MA)
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peterson (PA)
Pickering
Pomeroy
Porter
Price (NC)
Pryce (OH)
Putnam
Radanovich
Rahall
Ramstad
Rangel
Regula
Reyes
Reynolds
Richardson
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Ryan (WI)
Sarbanes
Saxton
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schmidt
Schwartz
Scott (GA)
Sessions
Sestak
Shadegg
Shays
Shuster
Simpson
Sires
Skelton
Slaughter
Smith (TX)
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Solis
Souder
Space
Speier
Spratt
Sullivan
Sutton
Tancredo
Tanner
Tauscher
Terry
Thompson (CA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tierney
Towns
Tsongas
Upton
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Walden (OR)
Walsh (NY)
Wamp
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Weiner
Welch (VT)
Weldon (FL)
Weller
Wexler
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (OH)
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Woolsey
Wu
Yarmuth

---- NAYS    171 ---

Aderholt
Akin
Altmire
Bachmann
Barrow
Bartlett (MD)
Barton (TX)
Becerra
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blumenauer
Boyda (KS)
Broun (GA)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Butterfield
Buyer
Capito
Carney
Carter
Castor
Cazayoux
Chabot
Chandler
Childers
Clay
Conyers
Costello
Courtney
Culberson
Davis (KY)
Davis, David
Davis, Lincoln
Deal (GA)
DeFazio
Delahunt
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Doggett
Doolittle
Drake
Duncan
English (PA)
Feeney
Filner
Flake
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gillibrand
Gingrey
Gohmert
Goode
Goodlatte
Graves
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Hall (TX)
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Heller
Hensarling
Herseth Sandlin
Hill
Hinchey
Hodes
Holden
Hulshof
Hunter
Inslee
Issa
Jefferson
Johnson (GA)
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Jones (NC)
Jordan
Kagen
Kaptur
Keller
King (IA)
Kingston
Kucinich
Lamborn
Lampson
Latham
LaTourette
Latta
Linder
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Lucas
Lynch
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul (TX)
McCotter
McDermott
McHenry
McIntyre
McMorris Rodgers
Mica
Michaud
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Musgrave
Napolitano
Neugebauer
Nunes
Paul
Payne
Pearce
Pence
Peterson (MN)
Petri
Pitts
Platts
Poe
Price (GA)
Rehberg
Reichert
Renzi
Rodriguez
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Roskam
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Royce
Salazar
Sali
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Scalise
Scott (VA)
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuler
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Stark
Stearns
Stupak
Taylor
Thompson (MS)
Tiahrt
Turner
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Visclosky
Walberg
Walz (MN)
Westmoreland
Whitfield (KY)
Wittman (VA)
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

INVESTING 2017 STYLE

An ETF that holds Bitcoin futures. "A derivative of a derivative of an unregulated asset "

A sure thing!!! (Until it isn't"

Thursday, October 05, 2017

United States Congress

I met a fairy who said she would grant me one wish.
Immediately I said, "I want to live forever."
"Sorry," said the fairy, "I'm not allowed to grant eternal life."
"OK," I said, "Then, I want to die after Congress gets its head out of its ass!"
The fairy replied, "You crafty bastard."

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Puerto Rico Debt

Puerto Rico's $74 billion of debt is less than 1 month of Fed monetization.

It's only 10.5% of what Paulson & Kashkari gave their pals!

Novel Law Enforcement Action

I've heard that Police Departments in many cities have replaced sirens with the National Anthem to force suspects to stop running and take a knee.  WINK!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Calling bullshit on ex-con Milken..........

My legacy isn't any one asset class like junk bonds.  It's the understanding of capital structure and how best to finance companies that create jobs and drive change.

Michael Milken
Financier and Philanthropist

Mike,

That is all good, it's called selective memory.  I wish I could've gotten a handful of those side-pocket sweetheart deals via warrants in junk offerings myself.   For the 10,000 proud flag-waving employees of Drexel Burnham Lambert it's a different story about your legacy.


What is the score?

Here is the score boys and girls and for those of you in Marty, Mandaree and Manderson.
67 Trillion US Total Debt
4 Trillion Fed Balance Sheet
107 Trillion US Unfunded Debt
242 Trillion US Banks Derivatives
That sums to 420 Trillion in Debt that will not stop compounding.

Outdoor Concerts and Life in America

If the outdoor music scene is your thing you might want to heed this advice.  It looks like the kooks are ramping things to a new level.  Sick twisted demented scum bags for sure.

Prepare.  Buy a tourniquet, a real one that has a windlass and know how to apply it.  It may save your life and is probably much more useful than a sidearm once the shooters open up.

And while you are shopping throw in a clotting sponge for good measure!

God Bless this great country.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

NFL National Felons League

It's Sunday, October 1,  2017.

What a great day today.

Didn't watch a single play on any device.

Hell with them.   Since 2000, more than 850 NFL players have been arrested!!!   

And boycott these companies if you care........

§                         Anheuser-Busch
§                         Barclaycard US
§                         Bose
§                         Bridgestone
§                         Campbell’s Soup Company
§                         Castrol
§                         Courtyard Marriott
§                         Dairy Management, Inc. (Fuel Up to Play 60)
§                         Dannon
§                         Extreme Networks
§                         FedEx
§                         Frito-Lay
§                         Gatorade
§                         Hyundai Motor America
§                         Mars Snackfood
§                         Microsoft
§                         Nationwide
§                         News America
§                         Papa John’s
§                         Pepsi
§                         Procter & Gamble
§                         Quaker
§                         Verizon
§                         Visa
§                         USAA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Short Sellers Beware

Since Forbes created its first list of the 400 richest Americans in 1982 some 1,500 different people have been included.
All with one thing in common.
There are no short sellers on the list.     

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and IRMA..........

Watching these hurricanes makes me realize how little I want to pay carbon taxes to incredibly wealthy people and the international world order for my existence.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes tonight.......

For those pressed on time, courtesy of Axios, here are Bannon's most notable quotes, starting with his war with the GOP: "The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That's a brutal fact we have to face."
  • On 'the establishment': "In the 48 hours after we won, there's a fundamental decision that was made. You might call it the original sin of the administration. We embraced the establishment. I mean, we totally embraced the establishment ... Because ya had to staff a government."
  • On his relationship with the president: "I think I'm a street fighter. And by the way, I think that's why Donald Trump and I get along so well. Donald Trump's a fighter. Great counter puncher. Great counter puncher. He's a fighter. I'm going to be his wing man outside for the entire time, to protect [Trump]" and "to make sure his enemies know that there's no free shot on goal."
  • On Trump's Charlottesville remarks: "I was the only guy that came out and tried to defend him."
  • On the "Swamp": "The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That's a brutal fact we have to face." 
  • On Gary Cohn's critical interview with the Financial Times: "If you don't like what [Trump's] doing and you don't agree with it, you have an obligation to resign."
  • On Republican criticism of Trump's national security strategy: "That's the geniuses of the Bush administration. I hold these people in contempt, total and complete contempt ... They're idiots, and they've gotten us in this situation, and they question a good man like Donald Trump," Bannon said, naming Condoleezza Rice, Brent Scowcroft and Colin Powell.
  • On Economic Nationalism: ""Economic nationalism is what this country was built on. The American system. Right? We go back to that. We look after our own."" 
  • On the Russia investigation: "It's a total and complete farce. Russian collusion is a farce."
  • On Trump's tweets: "He knows he's speaking directly to the people who put him in office when he uses Twitter ... [General Kelly's] not going to be able to control it either because it's Donald Trump."
  • On campaign discussions following the Access Hollywood tape's release: "Trump went around the room and asked people the percentages he thought of still winning and what the recommendation. And Reince started off and Reince said, 'You have two choices. You either drop out right now, or you lose by the biggest landslide in American political history.' ... And I told him as he went around, I was the last guy to speak, and I said, 'It's 100%. You have 100% probability of winning.'"
  • On the Catholic Church: "Because unable to really to come to grips with the problems in the church, they need illegal aliens, they need illegal aliens to fill the churches."

The Ghosts within Wells Fargo are alive and well..............

Look at the names below and see if you can find a common denominator.

Kidder Peabody & Co. Inc.

Drexel Burnham Lambert

Thomson McKinnon

Prudential Bache

Prudential Securities

A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

First Union Securities

See a common thread? Probably not, but all of them, are names that are no longer in existence as brokerage firms. Amazing.

They are the names of every brokerage firm I was ever associated with, many names having changed while I was working in the same seat, wiith the same phone number, with the same manager.

Today it is about keeping your seat, selling the investment product de jour, global scale, trying to compete with the likes of BofA/Mother Merrill herself, keeping the compliance departments happy and trying to dish out the latest IPO that was no doubt the product of some private equity deal or venture deal in the fairly recent past. The liquidity out there is amazing and these firms trying to buy brokers and assets continues to make little sense for investors.

These deals aren't geared to make money for anyone except the honcho's at the brokerage firms.

And they are geared to separate the assets of the customers from the customer.

I always ignored the doubters.........always!


For wannabe HURRICANE reporters everywhere


The old days Rudy are long gone.........


DREAMER!!!

dreamer [dree-mer] noun 1. Someone who voted for , thinking he would keep his promises on immigration.

2. Nickname for Dean Parisian

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Bush Obama Trump ad nauseum...............

Quote of the Decade, maybe of our entire American history


The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Monday, August 28, 2017

1 in 6, ONE in SIX, remember that............

1 in 6 homeowners in the flood zone in south Texas have insurance.

ONE in SIX.

Who gets the bill?  One of my pals thinks very little of his wallet having to pay for the disaster.  He works his ass off and pays for insurance.  Couldn't have said it better myself!!!

"HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!"............yeah, like nobody gives a shit. we can already see our tax dollars going down the "drain" by incompetent government bureaucracy, fraudulent claims by uninsured, legitimate Texans & illegal immigrants, business owners, car dealers and insurance companies.  Just like New Orleans and New Jersey, the raping of the tired and withered American taxpayer will once again be upon us as the federal, state, and local governments start their "woe is me" bullshit, and we can sit back and watch our tax dollars going down the fucking "drain".....again. it must be a excruciatingly  good feeling having NO money, but spending other peoples money ad infinitum..........

Fear running rampant!!!!!

I used to think I was just a regular guy, but . .

  •     I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist;

•        I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist;

•        I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobic;

•        I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business;

•        I am a Christian, which now labels me as an infidel;

•        I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the vast gun lobby;

•        I am older than 63 which makes me a useless old man;

•        I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the main stream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary;

•        I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, which makes me a xenophobe;

•        I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist;

•        I believe in hard work, fair play, & fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist;

•        I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by all citizens, which now makes me a militant;

*        Recently, a woman called me and my friends a “basket of deplorables”;

•        Please help me come to terms with the new me...because I'm just not sure who I am anymore!

I would like to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, new found changes in my life and my thinking - I just can't imagine or understand what's happened to me so quickly.

Funny...it's all just taken place over the last 7 or 8 years.

And, as if all this crap wasn't enough to deal with, I'm now afraid to go into either restroom....

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