Fresh off its failed attempt yesterday to host a coherent debate on the merits and drawbacks of a carried interest tax, CNBC gave it another go today. This one didn’t go much better than yesterday’s, although at least today the guests allowed one another to finish their thoughts. It devolved pretty quickly at the end, though, with the standard TV reminder that “this is TV” and we can’t spend all day on this stuff. There’s just no point to these segments, other than to fill time.
Not to pick on CNBC, but what was up with Mark Haines’ tie this morning? If he explained it, I missed the explanation. But in a way I’m glad he wore it. Sometimes I forget what country I’m living in, and an American flag tie always helps, as do the flag pins, flag underwear, flag beach blankets, flag-colored motorcycle gas tanks, flag T-shirts and flag hats.
But what do these folks do with their flag items when the wear out? Googling “American flag underwear disposal” provides no useful official answer to this question. So Mark, what happens to the silk tie when it wears out?
Stranger and stranger
This one has legs, folks, for good or ill.
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