Hedge your bets →
So Eric Cantor is so confident that their will be a solution to the debt ceiling debacle, that he bought an $15,000 worth of shares of an ETF that gains value when Treasury Bonds decrease in value. Of course his pension fund holds a lot of Treasure Bonds and it’s a hedging move, but it’s not exactly the most ethical thing to do in the world to bet against the talks that he personally...
You might not think that splitting a series against the Braves is a big deal, but look at the silver lining. The Bucs were a failed squeeze play and 1 run away from sweeping one of the best teams in the NL. That’s encouraging.
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Congress isn’t going to give the President a blank check, Speaker Boehner? You mean like you did under the last administration? Read this article and re-watch Boehner’s rebuttal from last night and try to keep a straight face.
Worst day ever
After waiting outside for 2 hours for a bus that never came in 100+ degree heat, I gave up and came home. And then the power came out so I had to deal with it some more. What a crappy day.
I just had two coworkers lecture me on how easy it was to find a job during the recession. One was in college at the time, the other was already 2 years into his first job. I can’t express how angry I am right now. What makes it worse is that I know there are plenty of people out there who see the long term unemployed as lazy. I wouldn’t wish my experience during that time on my...
The Bucs make their return to national TV
Next Monday’s game will be nationally televised on ESPN. It’s been too long…
The whole debt ceiling debate
I’m not going to get into much detail here, but this is something that I’ve gotta get off my chest. The Republicans are digging their heels in demanding that the government cuts spending drastically. Well that’s a novel idea, but at the same time they refuse to allow higher taxes to be part of any deal that gets done. Well, that’s a hard stance to reconcile, since...
Anthony Robles...Champion →
If anybody needs an excuse to sit through the disaster that is the ESPYs, Anthony Robles is it. He is one of the most inspirational people you will ever see. I can’t stress enough how hard Division I wrestling is to anybody that doesn’t know. It’s a grind and many talented athletes fade into the crowd in the transition from high school to college. To become one of the best...
I like your style, Washington DC. Maybe a move to Dupont Circle is in my future.
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