Sunday, June 21, 2009

He's Tan He's Rested


... and ready to blog.

25 comments:

Sweet Cashback said...

R.I.P. First

con said...

What could explain this mysterious Casey -404? It is rather stunning (for me, anyway). My best guess is that haterz somehow freaked out the family and the family made Casey take it all down, asap...

Con

averagerainfall said...

Steve Serin has started a [moderated] blog right here.

It might grow into something nice if he tells what's really going on behind the scenes, without the constant "it's all good" spin of his idiotic brother.

Tyrone said...

I had a response to your $17M dead project over at CR.

Here is the $750M response from Sunnyvale, CA:
$750M and Dead
.

Peripheral Visionary said...

Wait, the Dawg is tanned? And here I was thinking that the Dawg had gone on vacation to Canada . . .

Stagflationary Mark said...

The "tan" man is willing to blog? Watch out Countrywide! ;)

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Do you happen to know if California has sold the bonds to finance the high speed rail yet?

Sun said...

no, there are still plenty available...wait, do you have any money?

If so, are you interested in a one-time investment opportunity?

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

No, but I hear Gov Girlie Man might have some extra money...wait, just kidding. No, I was just wondering if there were any takers and what happens to the high speed rail if they do not get the money from selling high quality CA bonds.

Property Flopper said...

You just know Arnie is going to try anything he can to "borrow" that money for use on other parts of the budget.

Lost Cause said...

Who is Tan He? Is that some kind of asian name?

Rob Dawg said...

I can't believe nobody remembers "He's tan. He's rested." It is an old joke about Nixon.

Peripheral Visionary said...

*sigh*

Well, I knew this would happen. One accident on Metro, and the entire D.C. region goes into a frenzy. Cars jamming the roads, buses absolutely packed full of people, more pedestrians than usual, after people are shocked and distressed to find that rail transportation isn't perfectly safe.

Of course, more people are killed in traffic accidents in D.C. in a few days than have died in the entire history of Metro rail, but try telling that to the hysterical people who now refuse to ride Metro. What's even more bizarre is the incredible number of people riding buses--my bus had *twice* as many people as usual this morning--when buses are measurably, significantly more likely to get in accidents than rail (although you're still safer in the bus than in a car, for reasons having to do with being enclosed by several tons of steel.)

The most dangerous place in Washington, whether people like it or not, is behind the wheel of their own car. Actually, I take that back--the most dangerous place in Washington is between a camera and Joe Biden, the *second* most dangerous place in Washington is behind the wheel of a car. I know Rob has all kinds of statistics on the efficiency of public vs private transit, but the one area where public wins every time is safety. But people will take the devil they know--their own incompetence at operating a motor vehicle--over the devil they don't know--the proven safety record of public transit.

Sun said...

PV,
Are you trying to imply that people are irrational?? Must be the same group who dropped $500K for a “cozy” studio? Those crazy guyz! ;)

Having said that, the accident yesterday was pretty bad. Definitely feel for the families involved.

Captain Nemo said...

@Peripheral:

On NPR the other day there was an interview with someone who had studied health spending and outcomes -- one of his comments was that 100K people die each year from complications following operations. That would make hospital a more dangerous place to be than behind the wheel of a car.

Monica said...

On what were the figures based? Because whether there are many gross medical errors or it's just a matter of having tried to save too many hard cases would make a huge difference.

wagga said...
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wagga said...

Dawg, did you know that some new Nixon tapes would surface today?

Lou Minatti said...

Casey's begging for not one, but two iPhones. Yet he won't get a job or eat a bug. Some nerve.

Orange10 said...

Serin needs to face a firing squad.

wagga said...

The single solitary benefit to the re-emergence (to the power 4 - or is it 5?) of kc is that benoit might just come back with limericks.

Hint, hint, hint...

Rob Dawg said...

wagga said...
Dawg, did you know that some new Nixon tapes would surface today?


Yes.

Property Flopper said...

Rob - Evidence that the inmates have taken over the asylum... AKA - why I refuse to own rental property in San Fran.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/23/BAUH18CIJG.DTL&tsp=1

This is on top of some of the most restrictive rent control laws in the US (short of NYC). Surprisingly, rents in SF don't drop, ever. Since you can't raise them again, owners ride out bad times (like now) with empty units rather than get stuck with a really low rent for the next 30 years.

Bill in NC said...

Martin Weiss: California Collapsing

"In my view, there is a very HIGH probability that California will default."

http://www.moneyandmarkets.com/california-collapsing-34271

Hey, maybe they can remake that old John Ritter movie with the Governator in the starring role.

Mr. Outspoken said...

But Flopper,

Daly said, that landlords will also benefit because they will be guaranteed rental income, even during hard economic times.


Now landlords won't be losing revenue from empty units after they evict the tenants. He's found a win-win!

I can't believe he managed to say that with a straight face. It must have been in print and not on TV because he must have had an ironic smirk at the time.