Grab Bag – Wednesday Night

It is sad when you are so old that it takes you several days to recover from a very busy day in the hospital. Anyway, I would like to throw a couple things to you on a Wednesday evening.

Microsoft vs Apple

  • The US government has ordered British Petroleum to use a less toxic disbursement. I was just wondering, when they use the disbursement where does the oil go? If we’re just spreading it around, how is that helpful?
  • Is Apple King of the hill? Is Microsoft yesterday’s news?
  • BP may be intentionally underestimating the amount of oil that’s being released into the Gulf in order to save the company millions of dollars.
  • Former Detroit mayor gets 18 months in jail for being a moron. I’m not sure how he figured he would be able to lie in court and get away with it.
  • James O’Keefe pleaded guilty to tampering with Senator Mary Landrieu’s phone. I’m not sure how he only got a $1500 fine and 100 hours of community service. That seems a little light to me. If I tried to tap a senator’s phone, I wonder how much I would be looking at. Just a fine for me. It would never happen.
  • As the president works to end the stupid policy of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, conservatives are pulling out all the stops. Conservative talker Bryan Fischer has stated that Hitler used gay soldiers. (Notice that anything that conservatives don’t like must be associated with Hitler.) The Family Research Council has stated that ending the discriminatory policy will mean more gay rape in the military. Their logic is crazy and convoluted.
  • New study suggests the best time to act on climate change and the energy bill is right now.
  • Glenn Beck is crazy.
  • The only reason that Texas was able to balance their budget was the stimulus package. Serendipity?
  • A black bear was spotted roaming in downtown Asheville earlier today. You don’t see this kind of excitement in Atlanta! 🙂