headline from November 1st, just a few days before the election:

cnbc1 headline on November 8th, two days after the election:


They couldn’t have told us that three days earlier, could they?

(h/t Flopping Aces)


25 Responses to “Dueling Headlines, Pre-Election vs. Post-Election”

  1. JetHeadJoe on November 9th, 2012 5:40 pm

    If you cup your hand to your ear and you tilt your head towards the Great Beyond, you'll hear the voice of Frank Zappa saying "Yeah, man, I knew you'd be surprised!"

  2. Marshall_Will on November 9th, 2012 6:02 pm

    No investor 'I' know worth his/her SALT uses CNBC for investment info! Any time your remote accidentally dumps you off there, seldom do they even discuss 'markets' any more. Haven't seen a hard hitting piece since they put Martha Freaking Stewart in the slammer!

    They didn't 'see' the Tech Bubble and actively HYPED the Housing Bubble.

    Real traders use Investor Business Daily and move to the end of the bar when someone mentions CNBC. In fact. more times than not, when MM has finance-related stories to follow, it's their links she's referencing.

  3. Truesoldier__ on November 9th, 2012 6:06 pm

    To prove the point. I went to CNBC right now to see if I could find the above mentioned story to see why they claim we could be headed towards a recession (figured I needed a good laugh). The top story on their ticker….Patreus to resign due to extramaterial affair.

    Not exactly a financial story, but it does explain why we havent heard from him on Benghazi (he was too busy imitating Bill Clinton perhaps).

    I am just waiting for Obama to place all the blame for Benghazi squarely on the shoulders of Patreus now.

  4. Marshall_Will on November 9th, 2012 6:23 pm

    Explains everything! Had to toggle over their to see it myself, not that I doubt you. Ahem, who in Washington ISN'T having affair!? The whole place has pheromones pumped in thru the vent ducts like Vegas pumps oxygen to slot addicts! Whakah-whakah-wha….

    Dig this, in keeping w/ being the ultimate journo-tools they offer a "Rise Above" pin under their link for "The Fiscal Cliff". Sign up and get yours today!

  5. backwoodsconsr on November 9th, 2012 6:58 pm

    A Democrat voter I work with said he understands how bad the Republican voters feel and their believing this country is lost. He felt the same way after Bush won in 2000. If the subject comes up again I plan to tell him that there's one thing Bush and Obama have in common–the Democrat voters were wrong about both of them.

  6. Truesoldier__ on November 9th, 2012 7:31 pm

    Good answer and leads in nicely to what I just saw as the latest from the Obama interior department.

    "The Interior Department on Friday issued a final plan to close 1.6 million acres of federal land in the West originally slated for oil shale development.

    The proposed plan would fence off a majority of the initial blueprint laid out in the final days of the George W. Bush administration. It faces a 30-day protest period and a 60-day process to ensure it is consistent with local and state policies. After that, the department would render a decision for implementation."

    I think I will fill my tank today on the way home as I have a feeling this is going to send prices higher by Tuesday (after the long weekend).

  7. Marshall_Will on November 9th, 2012 7:34 pm

    Yes, of course. Because there's so many perfect 'parallels'. Sheesh, I hope you broke it off in their..?

    Going into the Fall of '99, the economy was absolutely ROCKING. No one had ever heard of a Housing 'Bubble' and 9/11 wouldn't happen for another YEAR. Bailouts? WHAT 'bailouts'?

  8. Truesoldier__ on November 9th, 2012 7:35 pm

    And now the TSA has unionized into a bargaining unit. And here is just part of their new agreement:

    Under their new collective bargaining agreement, Transportation Security Administration officers get to spend more taxpayer money on their uniforms every year than a United States Marine Corps lieutenant can spend in a lifetime.

    “TSA employees will see their uniform allowances nearly double to $446 per year,” the House Transportation Committee noted in a press release on the TSA’s new collective bargaining agreement. “By comparison, a combat Marine Lieutenant receives a one-time uniform allowance of $400. The cost of the increase in TSA uniform allowance is an estimated $9.63 million annually.”

  9. Marshall_Will on November 9th, 2012 8:08 pm

    It's not the uniforms nor the allowance we find so offensive. It's the POS inside!

    If you've ever wondered what a Mook would look like in a rent-a-cop Halloween costume, well now you KNOW? I swear, they must not have any PT requirements WHATsoever.

  10. Truesoldier__ on November 9th, 2012 8:21 pm

    And in many cases, grooming standards either.

  11. SignPainterGuy on November 9th, 2012 8:35 pm

    Wow, I CAN hear it. I turned around and listened the other direction and heard my college cheerleaders chanting, "Nuts and Bolts, Nuts and Bolts, We`ve Been Screwed !"

  12. Marshall_Will on November 9th, 2012 8:40 pm

    Doug wrote a children's book to help youngsters understand why it's 'ok' to have certain adults touching their bottoms and in some cases, genitals:

    My First Cavity Search

    Gawd I miss getting poured out of a cab at the last possible minute, breezing thru the airport [blind drunk] like I was part of The Stones Tour, making inappropriate wisecracks while ever polite airline employees made sure I didn't get on the wrong flight!

    Anyone else miss that?

  13. SignPainterGuy on November 9th, 2012 8:49 pm

    I last flew in `86 when all commercial airports got walk-thru metal detectors and baggage scanners, before it was common knowledge that those detectors zap the magnetic strip on credit cards.

    I take the TSA as an indication that our gov. wants to limit air travel / hurt commercial airlines; their refusal to profile for terrorists, but rather search baby diapers, nuns and grannies with walkers is proof they aren`t looking to stop terrorism !

  14. SignPainterGuy on November 9th, 2012 8:53 pm

    Great response – give it to him !

    We have 200+ years of history of the positive effects of capitalism as opposed to that period of time watching so-cial-ism destroying lives !

  15. SignPainterGuy on November 9th, 2012 9:00 pm

    I`ve told the story before about when I was about 14 and flying alone. My connecting flight shouldn`t have arrived til after mine did, but they got there first, and waited probably 45 minutes ……. for ME !

    I miss THAT !

  16. Marshall_Will on November 9th, 2012 9:16 pm

    Could there have been any doubt the advent of Travelocity, Orbitz ( and I feel silly just typing their faux 'hip' names ) etc. would be the DEATH of "high touch" in travel?

    Then throw in 9/11 and you've got a cattle call.

    This is why we still use a travel agent. It costs us nothing and Darlene ( nice Filipina gal ) handles all the arrangements! What to expect on your connecting flight, which airlines/ports to avoid at all cost. She gets constant feedback from travelers when they complain and makes all the confirmations etc.

    And when you're ON those sites you're broadcasting your every whereabouts, preferences, destinations and trip length. Even if you didn't buy a ticket. Then you can't kill the pop-ups w/ Raid.

  17. Marshall_Will on November 9th, 2012 9:26 pm

    Just got off the phone w/ stock trader buddy and… it's not good. He's almost entirely in CASH and bracing for the worst. Over the last year he figures he has Sold (18) stock positions ( and only Bought 3! )

    In the late 90's, there was this emergence of "Socially Conscious Investing". Funds that only bought companies that were, wait for it… environmentally aware! Guys it's not hard at ALL for me to visualize "Capitalist Friendly" funds coming out in droves. Chick-Fil-a and other companies that don't give a DAMN about being "Appeasement Yellow".

  18. SignPainterGuy on November 9th, 2012 9:41 pm

    "Appeasement Yellow", stay away from that just like the snow of the same color !

  19. SignPainterGuy on November 9th, 2012 9:44 pm

    Travel agents ARE invaluable, especially when you are friends with them.

    A printout with your entire itinerary and special suggestions is worth a bazillion pop ups !

  20. Jimbo on November 10th, 2012 12:48 am

    What is this CNBC you speak of?

  21. SignPainterGuy on November 10th, 2012 1:43 am

    If you`re serious, it`s one of NBC`s cable news networks, like MSNBC. If you`re being facetious, it`s another Communist News Broadcasting Company that provides financial news, opinion and advice. Sounds like evidence is proving my assessment of them long ago to be accurate – NOT worth watching !

  22. Marshall_Will on November 10th, 2012 4:50 am

    "and advice"

    The likes of which gushes from Suze Orman whom ( self appointedly ) dishes out copious measures of friendly financial advice Liberals would NEVER submit themselves to from their solidly conservative Greatest Gen. parents, Paul Harvey ( Licensed CPA's? ) (TM) or that kindly Jewish gentlemen walking his dog at 4:00am when you're trying trying to start your car?

    It MUST be 'true'… I done SAW it on MSNBC..!? Got it ALL figured out, thanks!

  23. backwoodsconsr on November 10th, 2012 11:03 am

    Is that like "It must be true, I saw it on the internet."? Some people still haven't figured that out.

  24. SignPainterGuy on November 10th, 2012 2:07 pm

    I`m a French model. "Bone Jewer !" See?

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