Bag of Randomness

  • McCain loses blinking contest.  Link
  • For fellow Daily Show fans – Jason Jones and Samantha Bee appear to be getting their own show.  Link
  • If liking the feel of new socks on your feet is wrong then I don’t want to be right.
  • Rightly or wrongly, a U. S. president gets the credit or blame for the economy.  But I wonder how many presidents have left office with the Dow lower than when he started.  George W. Bush was sworn in on Saturday January 20, 2001.  The previous day, the Dow closed at 10,587.59.  Yesterday the Dow closed at 8979.26.
  • Man, I’ve been in the doldrums as of late and I can’t figure out why.
  • KitKats taste best right out of the freezer.
  • That’s the only candy bar I eat, if you consider that a bar.
  • I turned over to PBS for a brief moment to check out the Texas Senate debate and heard an extremely stupid question asked by a moderator.  Her question, and I’m paraphrasing, “Both of you state that you would punish businesses that hire illegal immigrants.  Lets say you hire a contractor to do some work on your house, and the contractor brings over illegal immigrants to work.  What would you do?  Would you call immigration? Would you allow them to work? What would you do?”  Come on, give me a break.   Like you can tell someone is an illegal immigrant just by observation.  She didn’t even clarify the question by stating that the contractor told you he hired illegal immigrants.  And if it’s an issue that that don’t speak English, that’s a weak argument because there are plenty of legal immigrants that do not speak English.
  • I learned that Dallas Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham has a cameo in the Oliver Stone movie W.  He plays a reporter at a press conference of all things.
  • MoOM – The Museum of Online Museums
  • Strip club offers seniors free flu shots.  Article
  • Super Bowl tickets are expensive, no telling what they will be when the Super Bowl comes to North Texas.
  • Dallas ISD continues to disappoint.  For those of you that don’t know, because of an accounting error, they are short $84 million and had to lay off teachers.  Notices were announced yesterday, and the news coverage was just heartbreaking, especially seeing the young students crying.  Just think, at one time people went to teaching for the job security.
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    2 Responses to Bag of Randomness

    1. Rev. Hart says:

      Senator McCain has many of those physical idiosyncrasies. He’s a very very intelligent man who has been a true patriot of his country for an entire lifetime, but he sure is quirky! If he becomes president, the comedians will have plenty of material…

    2. dan says:

      1) No matter how much talent the Daily Show loses they still keep coming up with brilliant replacements
      2) It will take some time to definitively find the blame for this disastrous economy and it won’t be just one person or political party. Nevertheless, it will be one of the two things the Bush presidency will be remembered for. What surprises me is how far things got before Paulson began screaming, “Fire!” They gave the impression they weren’t clued into what was happening until a few minutes before midnight. The average person reading the Business Section of the paper could see it coming more than a year ago
      3) I didn’t hear the Senatorial debate but the illegal immigration issue is becoming lame. It looks as though it is working itself out through the poor economy. What baffles me is Cornyn’s television ad campaign showing him wandering around in West Texas ruminating about how messed up Washington has become over the last six years that he’s been in office. He doesn’t even portray himself as a maverick or reformer. He might as well conclude it with, “Vote for me. I’m part of the problem”
      4) Your doldrums may be a combination of Cowboys mediocrity and injuries combined with the incessant economic news that things are really bad but they’ll probably get worse. Let’s hope the country gets a big bounce after this election.

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