Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday videos: The War on Drugs


I really, really don't like Tom Petty, or 80s singer-songwriter stadium rock, but this song has something in it that overcomes those very strong reactions:



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Scaramucci's conversation with Lizza was so crazy...


It was so crazy that Lizza saved the audio of the interview under the filename insane_scaramucci_interview.mp3.

Really. Jump ahead to 2:40 if you don't believe me.


Trump is pretty bad at screening new hires, if Scaramucci is any indication


So Anthony Scaramucci is fired as communications director after just a few days, and here's why:

New Yorker - Anthony Scaramucci called me to unload about White House leakers, Reince Preibus, and Steve Bannon. Quote:

He responded by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. “What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” he said. I laughed, not sure if he really believed that such a threat would convince a journalist to reveal a source. He continued to press me and complain about the staff he’s inherited in his new job.

Sounds like someone who has no clue how to deal with the media, which makes him a bad choice for WH comm director. Also, he sounds like someone who either runs on empty bluster or destroys organizations on a whim, either of which makes him a bad director of anything.

Continued:

Monday, July 31, 2017

In lieu of market commentary, here's a stupid cat video


The volume comes to sell QQQ, but then the volume goes and QQQ stops doing anything. Meanwhile people are buying $DJIA because who the fuck knows it's not as if any of those companies were ever worth shit to begin with.

So in lieu of any sort of real commentary, here's a video about a stupid cat: