Banana Republic News: Kamela warming up in the Bullpen

According to AP, subpoenaed for “…information related to more than two dozen entities, including Ukraine gas company Burisma, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department tax investigation of President-elect Joe Biden’s son.” Reportedly includes tax evasion, money laundering, Chinese dealings, and racketeering. Alleged co-conspirator Jim “The Bagman” also under investigation. Which, of course,Continue reading “Banana Republic News: Kamela warming up in the Bullpen”

The Supremes’ Texas Decision – Cole Porter had it decades ago

Here’s the text of the decision: “Times have changedAnd we’ve often rewound the clockSince the Puritans got the shockWhen they landed on Plymouth RockIf todayAny shock they should try to stem‘Stead of landing on Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock would land on them.” Opinion written by Cole Porter. Great footwork by the Supremes, don’t you think?

Banana Republic: Allan West on the Texas Punt by the Supremes

“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressman, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences. This decision establishesContinue reading “Banana Republic: Allan West on the Texas Punt by the Supremes”

ENSO and Climate Temperature

There are a lot of ways physics can explain climate warming. But the best explanations are those that successfully backtest – where the physics can reliably hindcast the past from the present. Two issues, in particular, plague the IPCC CMIPx model series: (1) cloud formation and (2) the role of el Nino and the SouthernContinue reading “ENSO and Climate Temperature”

Escape from New York

NYC commercial real estate on increasingly shaky ground? Well, as Kathy Wylde (Partnership for New York City) told Bloomberg: “All the banks, insurance companies, and hedge funds are considering options.” NYC office space available for rent are now at levels not seen since 2003. Where is everyone going? Florida for starters. Just like Goldman. AsContinue reading “Escape from New York”

Bill Blain on Bonker Markets

“It’s been truly extraordinary. DoorDash, a food delivery company that’s never made a penny profit is worth $70bln? It exists in a no-barriers-to-entry, highly price competitive, and ultimate risk sector – where if Micky D makes a bad burger they get the blame. It’s also a concept that’s shifting on the value curve. Money ain’tContinue reading “Bill Blain on Bonker Markets”

Wire Fraud? Racketeering?

Corrupt Joe in the cross-hairs? Inevitably. “The fact that this is being done in Delaware means everyone in Delaware who has a business connection to Hunter Biden is at risk for getting drawn in. “The FBI and IRS criminal investigators who do these types of investigations are exceptionally good at what they do.  The combinationContinue reading “Wire Fraud? Racketeering?”

Oligarchy – so easily sold, so easily bought

Orwell in 1984: “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever”. It could be a Chinese Communist Party official. Or, a corporation serving their Chinese Communist Party business associates. Or, a corporation engaging a Chinese Communist Party enterprise. All the same.