Honey, Where Did You Put the $600,000,000?

Entry Img

No doubt many know that at the top of the financial news of the week is the implosion of MF Global, a New York based investment firm that went belly up after failing to attract buyers when its balance sheet was called into question by wary federal regulators. The CEO and leader of MF Global […]

Sex in the City: Brits Teach Us a Thing or Two

Entry Img

I don’t know about you, but when I am pondering life long ago, or sort of long ago, I am always thinking that it was boring back then but people were better, more honest, more moral.  Surely all the crazy tacky behavior we read and hear about today is an invention of modern culture.  Well, […]

Public Pensions and the Brothers “B”

Entry Img

Are we fast approaching an era where people will talk of pensions the way they do of the rotary dial phone and the ringer washer? (I clearly remember both.)  More and more it’s looking that way. The myth is that change usually emanates from the West Coast and flows toward the stodgy and staid easterners […]

Getting the Gospel Out, One Hanging at a Time

Entry Img

I thought Halloween was SUPPOSED to be scary.  Guess not. The Northview Baptist Church in Westboro, Ohio is doing some damage control after handing out religious tracts to trick or treaters which depicted a hanging and featured another death by police chase, as well as a no nonsense “mean momma.” Hundreds of the pamphlets were […]

Firing Line: Three More Years of This?

Entry Img

Twelve more Americans were killed yesterday in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing as they were being transported in an armored vehicle. Yesterday’s killings included five US combat troops. The bombing occurred not in some far off province or in a supposed Taliban stronghold, but rather in downtown Kabul on Darulaman Road, also the site of a […]

NYPD Tribe

Entry Img

A raft of NYPD officers, including several union officials, have been arrested and charged with offenses related to the fixing of parking and traffic tickets, mostly in the Bronx and mostly for their friends, relatives and “important” people.  The fixing apparently did not include payoffs to officers but the City estimates that between $1-2M in […]

Mitt Clarifies: Castrate Unions

Entry Img

Presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney apparently stumbled this week when he led some to believe that, as a front-running Republican contender, he was anything less than exuberantly for the destruction of public sector unions. The AP reports that Romney, campaigning in Ohio, “distanced” himself from Governor Kasich’s “efforts to restrict collective bargaining.” […]

$500 for a Hit: Hard Times, Indeed

Entry Img

I thought the recession was over, but apparently not. You know things are still bad when $100 down gets you a potential double murder in one of America’s richest counties. TWP reports this morning that Ann J. Cinnamon, of Loudoun County, VA, seriously irked at her boy friend’s (other) girlfriend, hired a “bargain basement” assassin to […]

Go Along, Get Along

Entry Img

The New York Times reports this morning that the feds are finally charging some folks as the result of an amazing series of stories they completed back in 08 about fraud at the Long Island Railroad to the tune of $1 Billion, with a B. They reported that “every career employee of the railroad was […]

Welcome to Turn Out.

Entry Img

First, a hearty thanks to Bill Schumm, a.k.a. Firegeezer, and Mike Ward, Fossil Medic, for their support and nearly infinite patience over the past year as I learned the “blogging ropes.” Turn Out: It’s a phrase we are familiar with.  It conjures up images of a dash for the rigs or a turning on to […]

Page 69 of 69« First...102030...6566676869