Jefferson Carter: There’s no such thing as a stupid question


by Jefferson Carter

All the good questions have been asked.
Am I my brother’s keeper?
Are you my pork chop?
What’s a guy gotta do to get a drink around here?
I’ve been dreaming about my brother,
who lived on Crete. I dragged him out of the surf,
dead drunk, 150-pound carp, but hairier
& muttering every pariah’s secret,
“I’m a creep. I’m a creep.”
Do dreams begin responsibilities?
Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques, dormez vous?
A squalid rented room,
the furniture shrouded in wax paper.
Who’s to blame? A stupid question.
Brother Jon, Jon, my brother, are you sleeping?

Christopher Dodd: Legislation

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“We can’t legislate wisdom or passion. We can’t legislate competency. All we can do is create the structures and hope that good people will be appointed who will attract other good people.”

Senator Christopher Dodd, trying to justify the expanded discretionary power given to regulators to constrain excesses in the financial services industry.

Dolly Parton: Put up with the rain

Dolly Parton at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

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“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~Dolly Parton, quoted in “Happily Ever After”

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Jeremy Grantham: Volatility

Volatility is a symptom that people have no idea of the underlying value – that they have stopped playing the asset game. They’re not buying because it’s a company with certain attributes. They’re buying because the price is rising.” Jeremy Grantham.

Anonymous: Remain competitive

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“We should remain competitive by paying less than our competitors.”

– Anonymous.