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Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-04

The Dow lost 323.31. The Euro fell below $1.20. The 10-year T-note yield fell from 3.36% to 3.2%. Gold up $12.20 to $1,220/oz. Bad, bad day. #

I wonder how Steve Jobs feels about AT&T stabbing his iPad marketing in the back with their new data plans. http://bit.ly/bxJBuI #

http://bit.ly/9QOFdz Obama on jobs report: “This report is a sign that our economy is getting stronger by the day.” That's…insane. #

Even Robert Reich sees us heading into a double-dip recession. Of course, his solution is more spending. As always. http://bit.ly/aKQbT8 #

The government has gotten oil spill advice from James Cameron and Kevin Costner. Why mess around with these losers? Call in Bruce Willis. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-02

Yesterday, I snidely commented that BP's Plan C for the oil spill was to nuke it. For some, that option isn't a joke. http://bit.ly/cFIVEM #

So, the national debt now exceeds $13 trillion. There has simply GOT to be a way to get the government to buy me a BMW R1200RT. #

Google is going after Apple with Android devices, and Microsoft with the Chrome OS. Google certainly isn't timid. http://bit.ly/90venk #

Steve Jobs created the PC Era. Now, it appears he's creating the post-PC era. http://bit.ly/bWRdLb #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-01

48% of voters say they want state laws similar to AZ's immigration law. 76% oppose anti-AZ boycotts. http://bit.ly/cRS5Sn #

Newest poll shows CA voters favor penalizing pot 49% to 41% opposed. Well, they'll get their chance in November. http://bit.ly/aWjbNh #

BP's Oil Spill Plan B appears to be "grasp at straws". I presume Plan C is to detonate some sort of nuclear device. http://bit.ly/dA3HU8 #

Al & Tipper Gore are splitting up. Thank God we won't uave to watch those two make out on national TV ever again. http://bit.ly/ctirAs #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-05-27

The top 3 reasons to expect a double-dip recession is coming. http://bit.ly/9W2RCk #

Treasury gets solid bidding on 7-year notes. Is there a little fear about equity prices out there? http://bit.ly/9aSwVd #

LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina seeks boycott of AZ. Except for buying water and electricity from AZ, of course. http://bit.ly/cHaNMs #

Obama on oil leak: Since the horse escaped, we've done everything possible to close the barn door. http://bit.ly/9jUk4e #

Blumenthal's misstatements about his service "in Vietnam" don't appear to have hurt him much. http://bit.ly/9dExd6 #

Kentucky Libertarians say that Rand Paul isn't libertarian enough for them. No one electable ever is. http://bit.ly/cqg4mC #

USCG Adm. Thad Allen says the "top kill" has plugged the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. http://bit.ly/cRdZzH #

Blinding glimpse of the obvious: Jamaica violence tied to US drug trade. http://bit.ly/c2rILk #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-05-25

N. Rosenkrantz proposes an entirely new framework for Constitutional jurisprudence. It's groundbreaking and fantastic. http://bit.ly/d1ZBqR #

White House investigation of Sestak allegations shows no White House wrongdoing. Nothing to see here. Move along. http://bit.ly/bUTH4R #

Radley Balko discusses the Detroit SWAT raid that got a 7 year-old girl killed by the police. In the wrong apartment. http://bit.ly/9nYMAu #

It's back to the Cold War on the Korean peninsula. With US troops there, let's hope it stays a cold war. http://bit.ly/9LSB3T #

With the Dow down 200 points at the moment, the 10-year T-note yield is down to 3.1%. But the economy is recovering, right? #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-05-24

Despite economists' previously noted optimism, is a double-dip recession now assured? http://bit.ly/ddxR7W #

10-year note yield approaches 3%, 2- to 10-year spread narrows on fears of slowing US growth. http://bit.ly/bEnJrV #

Economists predict solid US growth. Happy days are here again. Right? http://bit.ly/cNKmqi #

The Euro takes a hammering on news of Spain's central bank taking over Cajas, regulatory moves & new recession fears. http://bit.ly/d5f4Lv #

The #Lost finale really worked for me. The sideways timeline is neither sideways nor a timeline. For the rest, whatever happened, happened. #

And, lo! The tomb was empty. #Lost #

So, the sideways world in #Lost clearly isn't sideways. It's something…else. #

Lapedus is a good pilot. #Lost #

Lapedus is going to "back" a 767 up? He must have the extra special #Lost 767, with the reverse gear. Unlike every other one in the world. #

Jack: Worst. Locke-Killer. Ever. #Lost #

So far, Jack sucks at Locke-killing. #Lost #

Don't go towards the light, Desmond! Even if it IS the entrance to #Lost heaven. #

It's good to see Jack and Locke together on #Lost again, isn't it? Just like it used to be in the old days. Good times. Good times… #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-05-21

The Red Badge of Courtesy #lesserbooks #

A Midsummer Night's Insomnia #lesserbooks #

A Brief History of Tim #lesserbooks #

Mein Kampfire #lesserbooks #

I'm taking out my new Hobie Revolution Kayak for the first time tomorrow–today, actually–to Lake Hodges. Very excited. Expect pics, vid. #

The Puppy of the Baskervilles #lesserbooks #

The Sandwich of Monte Cristo #lesserbooks #

Tarzan of the Suburbs #lesserbooks #

The Moon is a Gentle Mistress #lesserbooks #

The Caves of Tissue #lesserbooks #

The Postman Never Rings #lesserbooks #

The Three Bruises Of Palmer Eldritch #lesserbooks #

The Day of the Truffles #lesserbooks #

A Clockwork Papaya #lesserbooks #

The Andromeda Stain #lesserbooks #

Ender's Nap #lesserbooks #

Starship Paralegals #lesserbooks #

A Connecticut Janitor in King Arthur's Court #LesserBooks #

Mopey Dick #LesserBooks #

Tom Swift and his Common Butter Knife #LesserBooks #

A Journey to the Center of Town #LesserBooks #

A Picture of Mars #LesserBooks #

The Food of the Dogs #LesserBooks #

The Timeshare Property of Doctor Moreau #LesserBooks #

The Comptroller of the Rings #LesserBooks #

To Mildly Irritate a Mockingbird #LesserBooks #

Heart of Moderate Discoloration #LesserBooks #

The History of the Peloponnesian Wart #LesserBooks #

The Administrative Assistant of Oz #lesserbooks #

Barleby the Scribbler #lesserbooks #

All Quiet on the Western Side of the Yard #lesserbooks #

A Good Manatee is Hard to Find #lesserbooks #

The Lingonberries of Wrath #lesserbooks #

Lord of the Moths #lesserbooks #

Indigestion Comes for the Archbishop #lesserbooks #

Remembrance of Things That Happened Yesterday #lesserbooks #

The Vaguely Satisfied Wives of Windsor #lesserbooks #

The Taming of the Vole #lesserbooks #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-05-20

WW1 started when Gavrilo Prinzep shot Franz Ferdinand. Germany's ban on naked short selling yesterday may be the financial equivalent. #

Richard Blumenthal says he "misspoke" and had a few misplaced words". Yeah. The words were "I" and "Vietnam". http://bit.ly/bMqEp0 #

Dow closes -376.51. 10-year Treasury Yield drops 95 basis points. There's no way to come up with a positive spin on today. #

http://bit.ly/a5gUVa The Democrat-controlled House Armed Services Committee has dealt a potential deathblow to plans to close Guantanamo Bay #

Ask yourself a question: if the economy is recovering so nicely, then why has the Dow dropped 800 points in the last month? #

Both the Dow and NASDAQ are essentially where they were during the "flash crash" low last week. Dow 4000 doesn't seem as silly as it did. #

http://bit.ly/aw88fd Dow Theorist Richard Russell: Sell Everything, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year. #

The Times of London asks "Can the Euro survive?" I suspect the Euro will, though the Euro-zone may be a LOT smaller. http://bit.ly/d9T5W4 #

The good news: Treasury prices rise, sending interest rates down. Bad news: weekly claims jump, leading indicators decline, Dow -200. #

Hawaii 5-0 is coming back. The old show had the best credits: With Zulu as Kono…and Kam Fong as Chin Ho. #

You only live once. Might as well enjoy it. My new Hobie Revolution Mirage Drive Kayak. http://twitpic.com/1p958a #