1mi @ 11:30min
2mi @ 23:11?min
3mi @ 35:06min
3.82mi @ 45min
Dear ESPN SC announcer(s?): Please stop saying, "Why so serious." It's creepin' me out.
CNN American Morning had Romney on videoconference. Responding to the Obama ad attacking McCain for being in Big Oil's pocket and wanting to give them big tax breaks, Romney pointed out the tax breaks are for all corporations, not a special BigOil-only thing, which I think is a legitimate criticism. He said that the execs get paid before the profits come out, that the profits go to the shareholders and retirees and reinvestment in the company and yadda yadda, and I'll concede that to some extent . . . but surely the salaries/bonuses of the top execs are influenced by the company's profits.
Kiran quoted a WaPo article which said BigOil execs and employees gave $1.1mil to McCain. Romney said they give to Obama, too. I wish Kiran had had numbers for that.
Later I read:
"Barack Obama's latest attack ads shows his celebrity is matched only by his hypocrisy," said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds. "After all it was Senator Obama, not John McCain, who voted for the Bush-Cheney energy bill that was a sweetheart deal for oil companies. Also not mentioned is the $400,000 from big oil contributors that Barack Obama has already pocketed in this election."Now, when I saw on a YahooNews item on, I think, Friday about Obama conceding off-shore drilling (which I saw on a YahooNews on like Friday) initially shocked me but then I read the article and it was couched as part of a bipartisan compromise, which I could understand. I had a similar (i.e., "wtf?") reaction to the idea that he was proposing tapping into the SPR to bring gas prices down. I mean, okay, I recognize that my instinctual bitchy, "People are not gonna make sacrifices unless they have a strong incentive, like a monetary one!" is short-sighted because there are plenty of people who don't have the luxury of choosing to reduce their car usage significantly (e.g., they work in a city but live far away so they can afford the rent, and public transit isn't feasible), but it still rubs me the wrong way.
-from a YahooNews/AP piece about tapping oil reserves
I read a thing in the metro this morning about full seating for Michigan and Florida [first three paragraphs of this]. I'm still bitter at Michigan and Florida for f*cking up the primary race.
Also: What's this I heard on CNN about Obama proposing a second round of rebate checks? I thought the word from the Left was that they were a horrible idea. Now they were a success so let's do them again? *confused*
I love where I work kind of a lot sometimes.
I had lunch with Sara, Nithya, Mimi, Avanti, Anna, and Lowell. This last is my new favorite (of the RAs), though apparently he's leaving in like a month for Japan.
I'm helping plan some stuff for AOM, and that is good times :)
I may have skipped dinner tonight because I was still full of cheesecake deliciousness.
And unrelated to work: polymexina edumucated me about susan sontag and annie leibovitz.
And I played with Sam (housemate's cat) a bit after I got home tonight. (Speaking of, I saw this on friendsfriends the other day.)
Oh, and PSA: ibarw.