Category Archives: The Facts of Life

Filthy rich spottings: Steve Mnuchin and his honeymoon

From 538 Significant Digits: $25,000 per hour Hourly cost of the U.S. Air Force jet that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, independently wealthy from his time at Goldman Sachs, asked the government to use to fly him to his honeymoon in … Continue reading

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The weirdest, wonderfulest unaffordable thing ever

From Hammacher Schlemmer, of course. It’s on the front of the current catalogue. Just in case you have $139,000 to spend on whimsy. Yes, those of you who are paying attention, I did get caught in a Hammacher April Fool’s … Continue reading

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The Sue Rule: anyone can sue anyone at any time, but…

It’s a rule. I learned it years ago from a lawyer I worked for. The “but” is most significant. (Can also be spelled “butt.”) As Darrell Issa learned when he sued an opponent for defamation. Here’s DailyKos Elections dish about … Continue reading

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