Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bsi 1,553.4 17.62 1.13%

The Index offers nothing scary this Halloween.


Barack Obama (BHO) 85.8 +7.54 +8.79%

No, we're not calling the election.  But this week the Illinois senator's star power really came into focus as over 33 million people tuned into his "closing statement" and his appearance on The Daily Show lifted that program and it's lead out -- the Colbert Report -- to their highest ratings ever.

It's good to know he has something to fall back on should this who Leader of the Free World thing not work out.  

Ocean's Fourteen?


Mike Singletary (MS50) 6.78 -1.86 -21.53%

Analysts here have ALWAYS loved Mike Singletary for his intellectual and physical dominance over the middle linebacking position in the 1980s.  However, in his first week on the job as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers Singletary, to make a point to his team at half-time, dropped his pants to his ankles and made a speech.  Yep.  First week on the job.

I'm laughing cause I'm STILL not wearing pants.

Yeah... not very professional.  C'mon Mike, we don't need this now.

Let's keep it together, people.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bsi +1,535.78 +20.00 +1.3%

Another day of gains as just over one in five households in the top televison markets tuned in to Barack Obama's televised informercial last night.

He's clearly made his case.  Now we decide.

Critics thought the infomercial might come off as arrogant.  Leave it to consultants to confuse the issue.  It wasn't a victory lap.  It was his platform.  God forbid a candidate talk about what he or she intends to do in office.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bsi 1,514.78 -19.12 -1.25%

Long-time Index anchor Rev. Al Sharpton drags the market downward behind his demand that the New York Post apologize for printing a sports column with the following lede:

“Good for Tom Coughlin. Good for Coughlin for tightening the noose around Plaxico Burress.”
That ticking in your head is a countdown to irrelevance.

Analysts here see no racial context to the statement what-so-ever and find it ironic that Sharpton presents himself as a spokesman for black equality, yet he continually puts forth the message that blacks need to be insulated from certain words, regardless of context.  And that's ridiculous -- particularly in a day and age when Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin hangs in effigy in West Hollywood.

Context is everything people.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Bsi 1,533.9 +9.53 +.62%

The polls favoring Obama drives the Index higher.


Lisa Kekaula

With Bassment Jaxx

With the BellRays


Black Racism

The right is trying to sell the idea that black America is the real racist out there, citing Obama's greater than nine to one lead over McCain for the black vote.  First he wasn't black enough, now he's too black.  How times have changed.

Yes, there are black bigots.  But the right's fetish to out as many blacks as racists smacks of a particularly odd sort of irony.  Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Michelle Obama, Jesse Jackson -- all have been painted by conservative commentators with the same brush reserved for the George Wallace's of the world.

It's a little like the pot calling the kettle... you know what -- I'm just going to leave it alone.

It's almost as though they feel like they're missing out on something.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bsi 1,524.37 +36.14 +2.37%

The Index crosses the 1,500 point threshold for the first time.  Nothing moves the market quite like the truth.

Wait, she made it up?!?!  No, it can't be.  Where would she learn something like that from?

Oh, Republicans and your race baiting.

Yeah, it's the Democrats who are playing racial politics.