Entries by Doug!

Your Daily Affirmation that we’re all screwed

Exhibit A, today’s jobs report: Private-sector employers shed 693,000 jobs in December, a private employment service said on Wednesday in a report that was far worse than expected and pointed to more ugly news from the government’s jobs data due later this week. The drop, much bigger than the revised 476,000 private sector jobs lost […]

It’s Calvinball season

Comparing Calvinball — a game wherein the permanent rule is that you may not play the Calvinball the same way twice and the primary rule is that the rules are subject to be changed, amended, or deleted by any player(s) involved — to contemporary politics has become something of a tradition at Balloon Juice. Calvinball […]

To Russia with love

One amusing byproduct of the financial meltdown will be endless stories of the pathetic and tasteless ways in which various crooks spent their ill-begotten gains.  You may have already heard of Bernie Madoff’s attempt to mail his family a million dollars in jewels yesterday. Here’s another that happened a little while ago: a financial rep […]