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    Turning a negative into a positive.

    Turning a negative into a positive Digging for votes I’ve spent the better part of my weekend laying out and digging a couple hundred square feet of lawn along side my home for a new mulch bed. A couple hundred square feet doesn’t sound like much until you have to turn it over with a pick and shovel. All I can say is I that | Read More »

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    Banking and Insurance! What’s next?

    “The Bush administration, which took office as social conservatives, is now leaving as conservative socialists.” -Allan Mendelowitz Well that pretty sums it up I think. Congratulations folks.We are all now in the banking business! Banking and Insurance! Aren’t they the second and third oldest professions?? looks reasonable on the surface I guess….as reasonable as government stomping on free markets can possibly appear… http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200810141743DOWJONESDJONLINE000670_FORTUNE5.htm “A Treasury | Read More »

    Ideas for the housing market….

    Ideas for the housing market: What’s the best way to swallow some bad medicine? Roubini has been right on this thing from the very beginning. I think that warrants our attention. Here’s a blurb from his 10/8 oped in Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008/10/08/recession-depression-keynes-oped-cxnr1009roubini.html “The flawed $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) legislation will have to be modified in three ways to: a) allow for direct government | Read More »

    The first….but certainly not the last…

    First diary …..so please excuse the formatting…I just saw this article and got done pouring myself 3 fingers of Johnny Walker Black. I never thought I’d see the day. Apparently the sheriff of Cook County, IL, that’s Chicago for those not familiar with the area, announced that he would no longer enforce the eviction notice on foreclosed properties. The implications boggle. Lawlessness is only the | Read More »