"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen


"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister


"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont


"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister


"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Monday, November 14, 2011

David Wessel tweets:
White House eyes ex-Bush Tsy official Jay Powell for one Fed vacancy, Harvard's Jeremy Stein for another
Finally. Although Powell is a Republican... This is not the change I was hoping for seeing as Republicans are trying to destroy the town in order to save it, metaphorically speaking. They want to make Obama a one term President by blocking any legislation or appointments which might help fix the economy.

Maybe Powell is a closet NGDP targeting supporter...

In August they floated Stein and Richard Clarinda of PIMCO. I assume Senator Dick Shelby didn't go for Clarinda.

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