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First Thing We Do

I’d missed yesterday’s Times piece on Lehman, but it’s worth mentioning that US corporate lawyers come off looking pretty good: Here, the investment bank used repos to temporarily park assets off its books to make its end-of-quarter debt levels look better than they did — while calling them sales instead of loans. The accounting tactic, […]

Brooks Would Be a Lousy Whip

On NPR’s All Things Considered, David Brooks was discussing how Nancy Pelosi would convince House members to vote for HCR. He said she would say something like, “Well, you’re going to lose your seat over this, but for the good of the country, you need to make this vote.” Horseshit. Pelosi would say the opposite: […]

This is for Bart

Since there’s a special rule that all Catholic Democrats can obstruct any legislation in conflict with their religion, just like all Jewish Democrats, and even all Muslim Democrats (those were added when Keith Ellison got elected), I thought this little educational video might help us better understand some of the Catholic teachings that Bart Stupak […]


Some commenters in the last post wondered where I came from.  Others asked to have me kicked out.  I guess that’s the Balloon Juice community’s way to ask for an introduction. So, hi, I’m mistermix. I’m a friend of DougJ’s IRL, as the kids say.  When he pastes a rant “from a friend” into one […]