2.01.2008

Random Thoughts

- No Friday Morning Dance Off. My bad. - I saw a big "Bridgeport Discount liquor " sign on the back of a truck this morning heading to be installed - I saw that TABC ran a sting last night on Wise County liquor stores. Thank gawd we are not letting the terrorists win. - Microsoft intends to by Yahoo! for $44 billion which is a big deal but I'm not exactly sure why. - Someone told me I missed a doozy on one of the local news stations covering the Paradise fires. Apparently there was the sign on a door that read, "Excepting Donations." - Did you know it has been since 1976 that either "Bush" or "Clinton" did not appear somewhere on the presidential ticket? - The NFL is cracking down on churches having Super Bowl parties due to copyright issues. How are we supposed to worship without debating if that was pass interference? - Today is the 5 year anniversary of the Shuttle Columbia disaster over Texas. It was one of the most surreal moments of my life. Not knowing anything had happened, I woke up and stumbled downstairs and turned on the TV. The screen immediately showed a cameras looking skyward with no graphics on the screen. The reporter was saying things like, "People have reported seeing streaks of light. Others said it looked like four or five streaks of smoke. But there appears to be nothing in the sky right now." For thirty to sixty seconds, I thought there had been an alien spaceship sighting.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmmm. I thought Microsoft only had like $20 billion in the bank.

Anyway, went over to see about risk arb, and yahoo was already up 48% on the day with MSFT down 5%.

Wonder how it'll end the day?

Denney Crane said...

Speaking of random thoughts,

In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers next year. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett while he played QB for the Packers. During this period of time she became familiar with the definition of a corner blitz, and is now completely comfortable with other terminology of the Packers offense. A survey of Packers fans shows that 50% of those polled supported the move.

Does this sounds idiotic and unbelievable to you? Well, Hillary Clinton makes the same claims as to why she is qualified to be President and 50% of democrats polled agreed. She has never run a City, County, or State. When told Hillary Clinton has experience because she has 8 years in the white house, Dick Morris stated "so has the pastry chef". He also said, "I can't wait to see what Bill does, running around the White House with nothing to do."

I think maybe Obama is in the same category, but I could be wrong...

Alan Shore said...

Hippopotamus!!!!
Pardon me I am having a reoccurance of word salad after reading DC's remark! So by your logic someone who has run a city, the mayor of Boyd perhaps, is more qualified to run this country than Hillary. Why don't we all just write in Brett Favre for president then, he can run an offense and we already know Deanna will pick up the political thing after a few years. By your estimation Senator John McCain in no more qualified than Hillary.

Nice try but this is not an apples to apples comparison.

Anonymous said...

here's a random thought for ya: don't buy an apple iphone!

Denney Crane said...

Alan,

The word is "recurance" and John McCain is no more qualified than Hilary or Obama. Actually, I was joking...sorry you didn't get it.

As a matter of fact, in the debate last night when I heard Hilary talk about how on January 20th, 2009 someone would be sworn in and take the oath of office, I couldn't help but wonder if she would lie or tell the truth when being sworn in. Recent history shows that some liars are more popular than others...

But I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

11:06, your analogy is really dumb. Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate. In other words, she's "played the game" on her own. Hey I don't want her to become president either, but a better analogy to her might be, for instance, John F. Kennedy, who also leveraged the family name and wealth and also was a Senator and also did not run a city, county or state.

Anonymous said...

"buy" Yahoo, Barry...not "by"...just thought I'd let you know since you made fun of "Excepting"

Denney Crane said...

7:18 PM

It was not my analogy, I just copied and pasted because I thought it was funny. You know, a joke...

Playing the game does not make someone able to be an effective administrator of the most powerful country on the planet! I don't want game-players, I want experienced problem-solvers who get the job done and know how to manage more than a campaign or an office in the Senate. Hell, she can't even manage her own husband!

I believe you can make a similar analogy with Hilary and JFK. You are speaking of the heroic, well-versed, highly popular and patriotic JFK who led us into Vietnam, oversaw the Bay of Pigs fiasco and backed a coup against the government of Iraq?

If he wasn't assassinated, I think history would not be as kind to him other than his rhetoric, Civil Rights issues and social programs.

But I don't think I'm wrong...

Anonymous said...

Microsoft intends to "BUY" Yahoo. Don't poke fun at Fox 4 for "Intererst" Rate if your spelling is not correct.