In Quotes: Cheez Whiz, Subprime-Mortgage Martinis, and a Big Year for Darwin

| 3/2/2009 4:45:06 PM

cheez whiz: not unlike the modern think tank.“Like Cheez Whiz and the atom bomb, modern think tanks are a distinctly U.S. invention that has spread all over the world.”

—Jeff Gailus, “Mind Games,” from Alberta Views (not available online)


“The country’s run itself down, drinking too many subprime-mortgage martinis and smoking too many credit-default-swap cigarettes; having ignored clear signs its lifestyle was out of control, the nation’s caught a raging, recessionary cold that just might turn into the dangerous flu-monia of economic depression.”

—John Mecklin, “Work Out Plan,” from Miller-McCune


6/2/2009 2:37:21 AM

Very impressive site.

4/28/2009 3:44:19 AM

Loan modification can help those people who are facing financial troubles depending on the situation, current mortgage interest rate, and actual savings. Refinancing these days will typically be the best option as it can save you hundreds of dollars per month if you are refinancing from a high interest rate to a lower rate. Let me give you a certain situation. Bo Jackson was a standout talent as running back for the Oakland Raiders and as a left fielder and designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, excelling at both before a hip injury sidelined him for good. Many would give short term loans to see him play again. However, he is trying his hand at something else. Bo is a part owner of the Burr Ridge Bank and Trust, a community bank in Burr Ridge, Illinois. He picked a community bank as a type of bank known for financial stability, and its unlikely Bo Jackson will ever need mortgage loan modification.

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