William Shatner sings Cee Lo Green’s “F*ck You”

You can’t say f**k on television. So Shatner sings it. A la Cee Lo Green.

Category: Weekend

Succinct summation of week’s events

Succinct summation of week’s events: Positives 1)Oct payrolls surprise big to the upside 2)Fed lights another fire under asset prices but are we really wealthier as a result? 3)Emerging markets continue to rally as investors seek non $ assets 4)Oct auto sales rise to best since Sept ’08 ex clunkers 5)ISM services and mfr’g indices…Read More

Category: MacroNotes, Uncategorized

‘Daily Show’ Beats Letterman, Leno

Here is our bizarre data point of the day: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart beat everyone else in October: Late Night Talk Shows – October 2010 1. “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – 1.3 million viewers 2. “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – 1.2 million viewers 3. “Late Show with David Letterman”…Read More

Category: Television

Stockman on Bloomberg TV

Category: Taxes and Policy, Video

Foreclosure Crisis Monthly

Charles Hugh Smith brings us another edition of Foreclosure Crisis Monthly, the often-amazing source of humorous material for quite some time to come: >

Category: Foreclosures, Humor

Pragmatic Capitalist is the founder and CEO of an investment partnership. Prior to establishing his own business, TPC was a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor. TPC is a Georgetown University alumnus, growing up in the DC area and now living in Southern California. In addition to regular commentary by TPC the website is a collaborative work…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Politics, Regulation, Think Tank

Does Barack Obama Have George H. W. Bush Senior Syndrome ?

Damn, those Republicans work fast — the jobs situation is already improving ! In all seriousness, I am not (yet) willing to bet, based on a single recent data point, that  the employment situation has turned around. However, the data point does raise a fascinating question: Does Barack Obama have George Bush Senior Syndrome? A…Read More

Category: Employment, Politics, Psychology

Galbraith: Reality Means GOP Can’t Cut Deficit

Source:
Galbraith: Lousy Economy, Political Reality Mean GOP Can’t Cut Deficit
Aaron Task
Yahoo Tech Ticker Nov 05, 2010
http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/galbraith-lousy-economy-political-reality-mean-gop-can%27t-cut-deficit-535574.html

Category: Video

NFP = 151k

BLS: Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Since December 2009, nonfarm payroll employment has risen by 874,000 The breakdown: • 14.8 million people remain unemployed, unchanged from prior month; 9.6% is still the percentage. • Long-term…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Employment

Oct Payrolls a pleasant surprise

Oct private payrolls added 159k private sector jobs, twice expectations of 80k and the prior two months were revised higher by a net 93k. In contrast, the household survey fell by 330k and combined with a 254k drop in the labor force, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6%. The all in rate fell .1%…Read More

Category: MacroNotes