South Carolina: Obama kicked Hill's ass in South Carolina. Wow...I wonder if that can translate into some real movement going into Super Tuesday. As of a few days ago, Hill had a nice lead in California, the biggest prize on Feb. 5. But can she hold on?
Florida: It looks like today's primary in Florida is going to be a horse race between Mitt and McCain. So, come on guys, sing along with me. You all know the tune:
"Start spreading the news, He's losing today, He won't be a part of it, Rudy Rudy..."State of the Union: I'm still reading the transcript because I just couldn't listen to the man talk. He has become a characterization for himself. The cadence, the slurred pronunciations, I just can't believe that he is sitting in the office for which I have so much respect. Is it November yet?
Middle Age Depression: Using data from 2 million people in 80 countries, researchers have determined that people in their 40's are more likely to be depressed than any other age group. Tell me something I don't know.
Middle-Aged Misery Spans Globe, Study Says
French Trader Loses 7.09 Billion Dollars (and what that could buy): According to French authorities, a young trader named Jerome Kerviel lost that huge sum gambling in the markets. He says the bank he worked for had to know, the bank is calling him a "rogue trader". Either way, according to the Associated Press, these are a few of the things you can buy for just over seven billion dollars
— 110 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jetsBy the way, that means the stimulus package is worth between 140 and 150 billion dollars. The current cost of the war is estimated at around 490 billion dollars. Personally, based on those figures, I think the federal spending priorities need some significant adjusting.
— 8 Queen Mary 2 luxury cruise liners
— 1 week’s worth of U.S. oil imports
— 2 Freedom Towers at Ground Zero
— 17 million Apple iPhones
— Nearly double Bolivia’s foreign debt
— But only 4.75 percent of President Bush’s economic stimulus plan