Interpretive Jiggery-Pokery

June 25, 2015

You may not be a Scalia fan (I’m not) but some great lines today:

The Court’s next bit of interpretive jiggery-pokery involves other parts of the Act that purportedly presuppose the availability of tax credits on both federal and state Exchanges….Pure applesauce.

Applesauce as a legislative argument, classic.


NYC Changes

June 23, 2015

An amusing tweet:


Female Tech Founders

June 22, 2015

Rare, but less so in NYC. And even less so in Brooklyn:

New York City, on the other hand, has produced the largest number of companies with a female founder: 374, or 21% of all startups

And while we are on the subject of New York City, it’s worth noting that Brooklyn, considered on its own, is the national frontrunner with 28% of startups

Still not great numbers, but go BK…


Fox News Anchors Are Dangerous

June 22, 2015

This is not a political/fact type argument. I mean genuinely dangerous in the “throwing a two sided axe directly at a person and hitting them” sort of way.

I was hit by an axe while performing a drum solo live on National TV…..words I never imagined saying!

This is Fox News promoting an upcoming lumberjack competition…

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.prosperie/videos/1674267599461490/


Let Greece Go

June 19, 2015

While I think a sensible compromise that keeps Greece in the EU is probably the best answer, that doesn’t seem likely and Barry Ritholtz’s article is amusing.

The bottom line is this: There is no easy end in sight for the absurd dance Greece has found itself stuck in with its European colleagues. It needs to start fresh. To quote my colleague Josh Brown, “The reason we’re all getting sick of the Greek drama is they haven’t killed off any main characters yet and it’s already season 5.”


Lady Liberty is 130 (ish)

June 17, 2015

Google has a doodle today commemorating the Statue of Liberty being delivered to the US, 130 years ago.

But the story is more complicated. Here’s Liberty’s head in Paris 132 years ago:

This is part of the NY Daily News slideshow on the topic.


Music Has a Well Known Liberal Bias

June 17, 2015

From fivethirtyeight.com:

The Long History Of Musicians Telling Republicans To Stop Playing Their Music