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Figure of the Day

I know it’s baseball season, and the Masters. However, this stuff always amazes me. I briefly attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on a basketball scholarship. I got jazzed then when an F-15 blew over, and I …






Angel Capital Association Letter

In a couple of previous posts, I highlighted the pending Senate Banking Bill that Chris Dodd is in charge of. Truly, it’s a really bad bill all the way around. I am not the only fish in the sea that …






VAT, stands for Vamoose America Today

Paul Volker must want more meetings with President Obama. Volcker was trotted out during the campaign as a fiscal conservative that backed Obama. As soon as Obama was elected, Volcker was shut out. When Obama needed to bash Wall Street, …






Michelle Obama, plants the seed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=proi6NFdKVs&feature=player_embedded First lady Michelle Obama loves to garden. She knows that in the spring, you plant seeds for plants that you want to see grow. She plant one in this video. The “birther” movement is bunk. Unfortunately, fringe people are …






Figure of the Day-$85

Crude oil, and commodities in general have been on a bit of a tear higher. Oil is up near $85 bucks a barrel. The dollar is stronger, so this isn’t the old weak dollar strong oil play. Generally, as summer …






Figure of the Day, 4.5 Billion

$4.5B. Lot of dough. All non-cash charges. But still, a lot of cake. That’s how much that companies will write DOWN in earnings with the passage of Obamacare. This is an accounting cost. Accounting costs can make headlines. But the …






Figure of the Day-20 Ways Your Freedom is Taken Away

Here is a succinct non-emotional list of ways you have lost your freedom due to the vote last night. It’s from IBD. What is extremely interesting to me is that the writers of the Constitution were aware of how the …






Figure of the Day

216. The amount of votes the socialists needed to turn America into a European style socialist system. King George finally defeated the revolutionaries. Alexis de Tocqueville isn’t required reading anymore. He examined this new America and liked what he saw. …






Figure of the Day 53% Increase in taxes under Obamacare

Looks like we are headed down the road to socialism. The Democratic party is leading us there. Just so you know what socialism brings, it’s really high taxes. High taxes are not just for the rich. They don’t have enough …






Weak Dollars and the Yuan

It’s funny to listen to government officials talk about their currency value. The US hasn’t had a true strong dollar policy for years. Even though officials have publicly stated they were for a strong dollar, their policy hasn’t followed suit …






Figure of the Day

1% That’s the total amount of beer consumption today when compared to annual consumption! Or, 1% of all beer drank in a year is consumed today. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!






today's early market

Market volume is still subdued. It’s roll over in the S+P’s, and the volatility has been pitiful in the spreads. They traded only two prices on Friday! If we were talking Treasuries that wouldn’t be a big deal, but the …






Ugh. Can't these guys think for themselves?

No matter where you stand on climate change, this story ought to disturb you. All the environmental wackos are meeting in private to dictate what White House public policy will be. Currently, there has been a lot of controversy as …






Razorbacks

Feral hogs are a massive problem across the US. They are seriously damaging to land in the south. With toughness in the economy, entrepreneurs are naturally figuring out ways to make a living by solving a problem. In Florida, one …






Figures of the Day

This was a tough one today. We had the Florida woman who got in an accident while driving in her car. No, she wasn’t texting. And over at The Danza Tap, a good story about the Kansas Assistant b-ball coach …






Why the Economy is so Slow

Are you watching CNBC these days? Because of my occupation, we spend all day with it on in the background. Since October of 2008, you know where most of CNBC’s coverage has been? The committee rooms of Washington DC. When …