Thursday, November 20, 2008

Can I have a bailout too?

CEOs take private jet to plead for bailout

That article infuriates me.  Spend over 20k to fly to DC and then ask for money?  Congress, I'll do one better, I'll take the metro down and plead for a bailout and I won't ask for nearly as much. 

The problem with the initial "bailouts" is that now every company wants one.  Oh the financial sector will crumble.. oh oh the auto industry will collapse.. oh oh oh the fish food market is unstable we need a bailout STAT

Here is how the free market is supposed to work. You are in business. Times get tough, you cut back on expenses (perks should be the first to go.. like company breakfasts...on the private jet that you are flying every weekend).  Not working out? Sell.  If you can't make it, you file bankruptcy.  Someone else buys up your assets at a discounted rate and then can trim the fat that you wouldn't / couldn't. The cars, banks, and fish food won't go away.. they would just be bought up by someone else.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Go Mason!

My alma mater is finally making athletic strides. Sure there was that whole final four thing a couple years ago, but now they are the #1 up and coming school by US News & World Report

They also got rid of Gunston and got this cheery fellow

2-0.. only a couple more months until March.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I don't usually post song lyrics.  Music for some reason doesn't resonate with me quite like it does others.  I like the beat and all but if I'm going to quote lyrics, they are usually Weird Al's.

That being said this song is resonating with me..

Well I just heard the news today
It seems my life is going to change
I closed my eyes, begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face
Well I don't know if I'm ready
To be the man I have to be
I'll take a breath, I'll take her by my side
We stand in awe, we've created life
Now everything has changed
I'll show you love
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
With arms wide open
If I had just one wish
Only one demand
I hope he's not like me
I hope he understands
That he can take this life
And hold it by the hand
And he can greet the world
With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
-With Arms Wide Open by Creed

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Watching the game on

I'm glad that the NFL offers streaming for Thursday night games on the NFL network, however I have to say I'm kind of disappointed that they make commentary a priority over the game.  During commercial breaks they go back to the studio to talk and then by the time they get to the game a drive is half way completed.

Oh well.. at least I don't have to pay for NFL network.

Henry trying to stay up late

Our cat Henry trying so hard to stay awake..