Before I Go…

Mrs. Common Sense and I are taking a long and well-deserved vacation.  We haven’t taken a vacation for a long time, and this one will be special.  We will be celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary next Wednesday.

But before we go to a place without Internet access or cars(!), there are a few comments about the past week’s events:

Fred Thompson finally announced his candidacy for the Presidency.  It will be interesting to see if his bid is as well timed as he hopes it will be.

Osama bin Laden released a tape a week before the 6th anniversary of 9/11.  It looks like he is just as vain as the civilization he wants to destroy – he dyed his beard and eyebrows!!

Cerberus has stolen or hired away a top gun at Toyota to run the sales and marketing for Chrysler.  Then the next day they hired GM’s man in China to help with globalization efforts.  Does make you stop and pause and think about the future of Chrysler.

Volkswagen announced this week that they were moving their North American headquarters from Michigan to the suburbs of Washington DC.  Another blow to Michigan…

The Michigan Legislature wants to raise taxes on anything from telephones (cell, land-line, & Internet) to health clubs.  Just what a state in trouble needs – more taxes…

Another sex scandal in Washington.  This time, a Senator plays footsie in an airport stall.  Where are the politicians that actually stand for something besides themselves and their party?  Is there no one with integrity?

The financial meltdown in the mortgage industry continues.  Countrywide Financial, a major lender, is cutting 12,000 jobs from it’s payroll in response to the flurry of bad loans, defaults, and the collapse of the housing market in general.  Who knows where this will end?

Luciano Pavarotti died this past week from cancer.  While not a fan of opera, his voice was one that would send chills down your spine with it’s power and tone. 

Finally, the Surge appears to be working, but we’ll see what General Patraeus has to say next week with his report.

Later…

One thought on “Before I Go…

  1. I just saw a bumper sticker about an hour ago that said

    “Deport All Dangerous Aliens”

    with Jennifer’s picture on it.

    Loved it.
    Shoprat | Homepage | 09.11.07 – 10:00 am | #

    Enjoy the vacation. All Congress proved while ‘listening’ to Gen. Petraeus was they are a bunch of idiots. I await Countrywide and its Pelosi connections to implode soon.
    Anna Puna | Homepage | 09.11.07 – 10:14 pm | #

    Bravo Israel!

    Hope the trip is going well and ENJOY!
    dcat | Homepage | 09.16.07 – 12:20 pm | #

    Please be sure to talk about O.J.

    NEO | Homepage | 09.17.07 – 10:41 am | #

    Enjoy your vacation and congrats on the anniversary.

    Apparently, there are people waiting in line to see “the” stall in MSP airport where what’s his face got caught in.

    Indiana has been hit very hard on the mortgage fiasco. I couldn’t sell my house for what I paid for it 10 years ago.
    Teresa | Homepage | 09.17.07 – 2:24 pm | #

    congrats on the anniversary, Tom, hope it’s a great one!
    Smite a hippie | Homepage | 09.17.07 – 9:25 pm | #

    Shoprat – Yeah, I know… Glad that Michigan has term limits on the Governorship. And congratulations on the new job!!

    Anna – If only Congress would implode right along with Countrywide and Pelosi – that way, we could get a fresh start on the whole mess.

    dcat – We’re back, but we got spoiled big time. Perhaps a post might be in order once my desk gets cleaned off…

    NEO – We didn’t visit Florida or California, but we did have some fantastic breakfasts with orange juice. Nice to see you back!

    Teresa – Thank you! But waiting in line to see a bathroom stall just shows that people are 1) idiots, and 2) have nothing better to do. Last, the housing market stinks in Michigan too.

    Smite a hippie – It was a great trip, and nice to get away for a while.
    Tom | Homepage | 09.18.07 – 7:04 pm | #

    Vacation! Isn’t it wonderful?

    I had just about the best vacation of my life in Indiana a few weeks ago. I had forgotten that life’s pace could be so leisurely.

    I came back rested, but I wish I were in Indiana.
    Always On Watch | Homepage | 09.20.07 – 4:21 pm | #

    AOW – I know – I’m originally from there.
    Tom | Homepage | 09.21.07 – 2:50 pm | #

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