Archive for February, 2010

  • Power Outage
    Posted by on February 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm, Comments: 0

    It’s not exactly The Shining, but we’ve been without power up here in NH since midnight Thursday.    “Kid Dynamite, ” you ask, “How are you […]

  • Olympics Moment of The Day
    Posted by on February 26th, 2010 at 4:23 am, Comments: 0

    Before tonight’s Women’s Hockey gold medal game – the much anticipated showdown between the US and Canada – MSNBC was reporting live from the Molson […]

  • R.I.P. Mosi Tatupu
    Posted by on February 26th, 2010 at 4:08 am, Comments: 0

    1980’s Patriot’s special team force and power running back Mosi Tatupu has passed away. From the NYT obit: “A bruising 227-pound running back, Tatupu rushed […]

  • Reality Bites: Mark to Wishful Thinking Fails Again
    Posted by on February 25th, 2010 at 2:17 pm, Comments: 0

    Thanks to Karl Denninger for pointing readers toward this story from Bloomberg’s Jonathan Weil. “Next time you see some company complain its “mark-to-market” losses aren’t […]

  • Thursday Links
    Posted by on February 25th, 2010 at 1:50 pm, Comments: 0

    First of all, I want to give props to commenter JCH who came up with a (half joking, I think/hope) suggestion in my “Employer of […]

  • Warren Buffett Invented the PPIP?
    Posted by on February 24th, 2010 at 1:58 pm, Comments: 0

    The Pragmatic Capitalist brings us a must read letter that Warren Buffett sent to then Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson back in October, 2008.  In the […]

  • Maple Sugarin’
    Posted by on February 24th, 2010 at 11:00 am, Comments: 0

    It’s just about time for the Dynamite Household to engage in our inagural batch of Maple Syrup production.  We inherited a bunch of tools for […]

  • Links: Goldman Sachs, Reality, and Cantor
    Posted by on February 24th, 2010 at 3:30 am, Comments: 0

    -Cantor continues it’s push to bring wall street to main street, with a proposed platform to trade movie futures. “Cantor Fitzgerald said on Monday it […]

  • Vanity License Plates
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2010 at 9:49 pm, Comments: 0

    Vanity plates are huge here in New Hampshire.   Today my wife and I were driving back from picking up our new laundry room cabinets at […]

  • Jobs – On the Topic of Employer of Last Resort
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2010 at 2:29 pm, Comments: 0

    I promised last week that I would write a post where commenters who so desired could debate the merits of an ELR (employer of last […]

  • Olympic Ice Hockey: "Tremendously Tremendous"
    Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 3:14 am, Comments: 0

    Olympic Ice Hockey is awesome.    I always thought it was because the ice was bigger and roomier – thus leading to a more offensive oriented, […]

  • Las Vegas Sands Q4 Select Tidbits
    Posted by on February 19th, 2010 at 4:17 pm, Comments: 0

    When I go to Vegas, I frequently stay at The Venetian (owned by LVS).  However, I’m uber-bearish on Vegas, and recently held short equity positions […]

  • Once Again, The Onion Nails It
    Posted by on February 18th, 2010 at 3:33 pm, Comments: 0

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight this story from The Onion which I mentioned in yesterday’s comment thread. “U.S. Economy Grinds to a Halt […]

  • Two Sides To Every Story
    Posted by on February 17th, 2010 at 1:38 pm, Comments: 0

    The news-making piece today comes from KC Fed President Thomas Hoenig. “The United States is moving into an era in which government finance is taking […]

  • Your Online Privacy
    Posted by on February 16th, 2010 at 5:07 pm, Comments: 0

    People are angry about Google Buzz infringing on their privacy.  As usual, The Onion has the best take on the potential solution, with their report: […]

  • Brief Winter Olympics Thought Of the Day
    Posted by on February 15th, 2010 at 4:03 am, Comments: 0

    Short Track Speed Skating is awesome. Seriously – check it out.  Physical, tactical, strategic, athletic, exciting.  -KD

  • Weekend Roundup – Blame Canada!
    Posted by on February 13th, 2010 at 6:55 pm, Comments: 0

    So I watched the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics last night.  I can’t believe they didn’t have Wayne Gretzky slap a flaming hockey puck […]

  • There is No Change In Value – The Value is The Same
    Posted by on February 11th, 2010 at 4:29 am, Comments: 0

    In light of the discussion in my prior two posts, “Partisan Economics” and “Partisan Economics Revisited,”  I thought this would be a good time to […]

  • Debt and Partisan Economics Revisited
    Posted by on February 9th, 2010 at 9:30 pm, Comments: 0

    My last post, Partisan Economics, generated a lot of discussion and debate, although much of it was a back and forth between me and a […]

  • Partisan Economics
    Posted by on February 8th, 2010 at 3:00 am, Comments: 0

    This is not a political post. I think partisan politics is one of the worst traits of our country.   Now, however, as we continue to […]