• Ooh, breaking news...Republicans might use the debt ceiling to force a budget.
Yeah right. They haven't shown anything like a backbone yet, why would they start now? The democrats will say "hey, raise the ceiling a few trillion dollars and we will talk about cuts later in the year".
And then Lucy (the democrats) will yank the football out of the way when Charlie Brown (the republicans) go to kick it.
• Bank of America has frozen the account of a small gun manufacturer, because, their words here, they do not believe the company should be selling guns on the internet.
First, this sounds familiar...didn't BoA do this before?
Second, as far as BoA choosing who they do business with, for whatever stupid reasons, I am all for it. However, if this manufacturer is owed money, then BoA needs to pay up and close the account so that the company can go find another bank to deal with.
• Carry on.