Monday, August 27, 2007

Daddy Doyle's Games

Jim Doyle is calling on the state legislature to "stop the game playing," according to Dan over at Still Spinnin'. Interesting he should say that... precisely what "games" would you be talking about, Jim? Seems to me you've been playing some games with the taxpayers of Wisconsin as of late...

Kill a Moose, Fight Global Warming

After all, it is the carbon neutral meal. I just wonder what it tastes like...

HT: Stepping Right Up via Subject to Change

Friday, August 24, 2007

The iPhone's biggest drawback...

according to Elliot at From Where I Sit. Go read. You'll laugh, I promise. And if not, well... I can't help you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Texting Teen Thumped by Train

Remember kids, practice safe text, or this could happen to you.

At least he wasn't texting and driving...

HT: Air1 Radio

Friday, August 17, 2007

Midwest: Is It Really Over?

First, let me point you to a couple of posts about the announced sale of Midwest from two blogs on my blogroll: From Where I Sit and No Runny Eggs (both of which are worth a read). Long story short, TPG Capital of Texas (which Northwest Airlines holds a minority stake in) has agreed to purchase Midwest Airlines for $17 per share, all cash, which beats AirTran's last offer of $16.25 cash and stock, which itself was a response to TPG's offer of $16 all cash.

So here's my thing: after two years trying, multiple attempts, and voting three people onto Midwest's board, do we really think that AirTran is just going to take this lying down? Granted, the proposed buyout must first past federal scrutiny (anti-trust laws may come into play), but still... after all that time and effort, AirTran is just giving up? Why do I get the feeling that there is more to this than meets the eye? I really do think that we haven't heard the last of AirTran's buyout attempt.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

What can we blame on global warming today?

Real Debate Wisconsin asks that very question, and provides some interesting observations. Basically, if we walk or drive to wherever we're going, it makes no difference; global warming will happen anyway. And, apparently, global warming contributed to Barry Bonds breaking the record, and caused the bridge in Minneapolis to collapse.

Well, it's slightly more plausible than blaming everything on President Bush...

Friday, August 3, 2007

Dude, It's Time to Move On

Another story from Reuters for you, this one involving a 61 year old man who not only still lives with his mother, but receives an allowance from her as well. While the article does point out that it is not uncommon for men in Italy to live at home until well into their thirties, this guy is WAY past that mark, and past the age when he should be supporting himself. At the very least, he should be chipping in for household expenses.

In the interest of full disclosure, I'm 25, and share an apartment with my mother, who is turning 48 on Sunday (although if you saw her, you'd probably call me a liar to my face). I don't make much money but I do chip in as much as I can, and help out with household duties. I can cook, I can clean, I do windows, all that jazz. Sorry ladies, I'm not in the market. :-D

Squirrels Like Chocolate?

At least one does. Reuters brings us the story of a squirrel in Helsinki who visits a local grocery store at least twice a day for "Kinder Surprise," chocolate shelled eggs with a toy inside. Reportedly, the squirrel shows no interest in the toy inside, and also does not clean up after itself. More's the pity.

As a side note, this is the first in what will (hopefully) become a weekly feature here at According to Coop, called Friday Funnies. This is a feature I've ported over from my "other" blog, While Rome Burns, which deals with issues within the Christian church, and the Christian blogosphere.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Dems Blame Bush for I-35W Bridge Collapse

I am absolutely appalled at the conduct of Harry Reid. Less than 24 hours after the tragic collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis that claimed at least four lives, he took a potshot at Bush, blaming him for the collapse. The families of the dead have probably not even begun planning the funerals, and Reid wants to point the finger at Bush. Need I remind him, the bridge had been inspected and found to be sound enough to last another 15 years before needing replacement.

Mind you, I'm not an all-out Bush supporter or a hardcore conservative. However, I think it is very telling that Reid has decided to pin this on Bush, and make it out to be his fault. I highly recommend heading over to The Politico Blog for a deeper look at this.

HT: Hugh Hewitt