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Monday, October 13, 2008

TUESDAY AND WE'RE BACK!!!!!

First, please read our post from yesterday and this weekend about the crisis of children starving in the Sudan. Now is the time to stand up an do something. 

Second, congratulations to our new suicide pool champ: Surph. We have invited surph to go public so we can give him/her their just due, as well as some prizes we have. 
We would like to mention we had an improbable run of picking a winner every week for what was it last year- 9-8 weeks? And then for five straight weeks this year. We finished second along with FACDL Prez Rick Freedman who atoned for his one week and out finish last year.  Great job Rick- who knew it would be this week that the Rams decided to show up and play some ball? Oh well. It was fun. Wait till next year!!!!!  
We lost our MNF bet (and of course the over won, which we changed from. We have a rule- never ever change your bet. We violated that rule and of course we lost). We finish our week  -26 for the first losing week this year, coinciding with our inglorious exit from the suicide pool, we are at +714 for the year. 

Third. Many of you are emailing us and asking us privately for our advice regarding the stock market. If you thought we could pick football games, them you ain't seen nothing. We went all cash Thursday August 21, 2008, and sold the QQQ and the various exchanges short (or bought Puts) ever since. However, we took all positions out of the market last week when things got too crazy. As to Monday's rally, two things to consider: 1) In this day and age the bond market is the dog wagging the stocks tail, and the bond market was closed Monday, so what does that tell you? 2) It should be no surprise that after the worst week in the history of the street, we had the best day in 75  years. A classic Bear rally.  If we had any stocks left, we'd be a seller on Tuesday. Think of this- have the bailouts done one thing to improve earnings? Is CISCO or ATT or Apple or Microsoft ready to post earnings that exceed expectations? Of course not. The basic economy is still in the tank. 

What does that mean for stocks? We haven't seen the bottom yet, although we are close. When you go back in, go slowly and start with Johnson and Johnson, Kellogs, and the like. Nice defensive stocks. There are some values out there, but you have to search for them. Don't just buy a company because it has been beaten down 60 points in the last two months. Not every company comes back- and if you don't believe that we can sell you some Freddy Mac or Merrill Lynch stock if you like.

And finally there is some more action North of Border regarding Judge Ana Gardiner. The Sun Sentinel finally had an article about the Judge and her dinner companions (like the ASA who was trying a murder case before her) but here is Bob Norman's take on why it took the Sun Sentinel so long to even cover everyone's favorite dinner companion in Broward. 
 
The Broward Blog also has the opinion of the Florida Supreme Court denying cert in the Pedro Dijols matter.  Remember, in Broward a vote for Dijols is a vote for Obama...or wait...a vote for Dijols is a vote for Bobber...or is it Levey? Or Cohen. Or Levey-Cohen. Or is Palin saying vote for McCain to elect Dijols? Anyway, in Broward just vote. 

See You In Court. 

PS. We removed the side content mostly because people complained it bled into the text. We suggest you adjust your text size, but in any event, it is gone. 

10 comments:

Dump that kid in Nebraska said...

I just cannot control my teenage child. What can I do legally?

Answer: Nebraska.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081014/ap_on_re_us/safe_haven

Anonymous said...

I'm at a loss here. First you show incredible compassion and insight regarding the devastation in Somalia, then I can barely go back and review the update you were going to provide, or your original post, because ads of close to naked women run into your posts, covering you words.

Some are basicall bathing suits, others include photos where if the person' outfit, .or straps, moved a sixteenth of an inch, you'd have exposure on your site.

Your sincere an insightful thoughts on Somalia seem incongrous with and are over shadowed by these ads, in more ways than one.

Anonymous said...

Due you subscribe to "The Motley Fool"? If you don't you should!

appellate lawyer said...

Rump- how about one weekly "shumie segment"? I never participate but I must relate this story- I have three kids: 6,8,14. I hear the 8 year old on the phone with his friends and I think he is talking about Scooby Doo which the 6 year old watches. I start to ask him about it and my 14 year old daughter pulls me aside and tells me he is talking about "shumie and shumie doo, not scooby doo."

I ask her about it and she basically says its some stupid thing some kids at school picked up and she has no idea where it started or why but she thinks its dumb.

I relate this story just to say that whether you like it or not, the phrase has spread.

Anonymous said...

Bring back the skin.

Anonymous said...

one can't feed the starving children while also enjoying the beauty of a woman? I guess I shouldn't walk and chew gum either.

Anonymous said...

I'm sick and tired of the media telling me that I'm racist if I don't support Barack Obama. Does it make me racist to believe that America should not punish success? Does it make me racist to reject Obama's plan to take my money and give it away to others? Does it make me racist to believe in the American dream? Obama would kill the American dream by stripping money from working people and giving it to those who don't work.

An Autumn Wind said...

Gotta love the booming voice of John Facenda, though RaiderNation has seen better days.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:42--Where you and Sara Palin separated at birth. Good Grief

Anonymous said...

Republican nightmare. I woke up on Nov.5 and we had a black man as president. Top 10 changes in White House with a black man as President; 1. Head of State dinner with Presidents of Haiti and Jamaica. 2. White House is painted purple 3. Lots of bling instead of tapestries 4. No more butlers dressed like slaves 5. Lots, I mean lots of fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and cornbread. 6. Instead of classical music in the lobby you hear "too legit, too legit to quit" and "I like big butts and I cannot lie". 7. replace swimming pool with basketball court 8. ebonics is the official language of the u.s. 9.butlers and maids are hispanic instead of black 10. the limos in the motorcade have rims, neon lights- and have th ose air things that make them rise and fall. p.s. and americans have access to doctors, the war in iraq ends, and homelessness is no longer tolerated.