Friday, January 9, 2009

Skattered Thawts of the Day

I find it humorous that many Americans want more from the government (better schools, roads, medical care, social security, protection from bad people and bad stuff in general) yet refuse a tax increase. You can't have both. That kind of math is what made Enron.

News says toxic coal ash is accummulating in 32 states and poses a serious health and environment problem. Why not add it to food and ship the food to China. Show them how much we appreciate that Melamine of theirs.

Smoltz heading Boston? As if they need a fading pitcher? Geez. At least it's a cheap deal for the owners.

The UN has demanded a cease fire in Gaza. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, media coverage is still going strong and biased towards Hamas, oops, I mean Palestine.

Looks like the Oakland police dept got some training in Greece. The citizens sure appreciate that it seems.

Palm Pre looks like the final Hail Mary for Palm. Looks interesting, but I'm a happy Verizon customer. They're partnering with Sprint it seems.

MSDN fixed the Windows 7 key generator last night. Just in time too.

Congress got their latest automatic salary increase of 4.1 percent. Quietly too. Very little mention in the press. Average is now $169,300, with majority leaders and Nancy Pelosi making even more. Congratulations to them on their example and asking the auto maker execs to lower their pay. And what a fine job our Congress has done. (Not)

Superman comics will begin making Krypton a multi-racial planet.

Obama and George Bush are here in town this Friday to attend the christening of the new aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush. Traffic is going to suck horribly here all day.

Windows 7 went into public beta today.  I'm pumped.

Layoffs announced at Dell, Lenovo.  Citi may merge brokerage division with J.P. Morgan.

Cheers!

EDIT:

Correction - Obama and Bush were not scheduled to be here.  It was also not scheduled for Friday, but rather Saturday (tomorrow) at Norfolk Naval Base.  The guests of honor are to be George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.  They're to christen the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier.
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