Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The problem, of course, is that Sanford is completely wrong. His analysis is not even close to reality, and it's unsupported by any evidence at all. But it at least offers us some insight into why a governor would deliberately choose to undermine the interests of his constituents -- he starts with a lack of economic understanding, follows it up by misdiagnosing the problem, and then concludes by making a misguided decision based on foolish assumptions.
Good to know.
Friday, March 13, 2009
I really like Cramer (as I've said, more as an author than a TV guy) and this was kind of sad. But, I guess, after the last 18 months or so, sorta deserved.
Here are the links to the individual unedited segments:
1 2 3
Thanks to DkosTV for archiving this stuff!
Update: Steve Benen in an insightful post on this at Political Animal sums it up well:
Cramer apparently went on the show to make nice and end the "feud." Stewart apparently had him on the show to expose how ridiculous and irresponsible CNBC is as a network. The result wasn't pretty, but as Alex Koppelman noted, it was "a riveting half-hour, something almost completely unlike anything else ever seen on television."
Watching the evisceration, I couldn't help but wonder why it takes a comedian on Comedy Central to do the kind of interview the non-fake news shows ought to be doing. When the media establishment marvels at Jon Stewart's popularity, they tend to think it's his humor. It's not. It's because he calls "bullsh*t" when most major media players won't. He did so last night, and it made for important viewing.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here's the link via Americablog, still no luck with Comedy Central's embed thingee....
(For the record, I like Cramer. I think he gives better (actually, close to great) advice in his books. The shows are little more problematic, which both Cramer and CNBC admit, and disclaim the hell out of. IMHO, anyone who does anything in the market, based on what anyone on TV said, without further research, analysis, and discussion, deserves whatever they get.)
Why is this man not in hiding in Argentina or Uraguay? Why is he allowed to speak in public?
And for the record- I want so much regulation of the financial sector that if someone at Goldman Sachs wants to take a piss, he has to get a hall pass from Dennis Kucinich. They don’t like it, they can move to Iceland and see how they feel about bankers.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Update: I guess recommendation is a little strong. More of a random musing about could happen, not what should.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Never doubt my political acumen again, oh ye mere mortals!
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Click through to the Playboy link, it's worth a read in its entirety.