Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Morning Blog News Update: Day after massacre edition

Unemployment in Mississippi has soared in Mississippi by three in the past few days. There's a real crisis out there folks. I am about ready to record a charity single to benefit these poor guys :

"We are the World...we are Mississippi.
We are the ones who'll make a better life for those whose jobs went missing.
There's a choice schools are making; to fire their own kind,
and Trent Lott is stepping down to make a better living."

... What? They get nice retirements/buyouts? What? They will end up getting new jobs that pay more than I will make in 20 years? Hang on, I need to call Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson and cancel the record session.

Clearing and 61.

Trent Lott
Who will succeed him? Mississippi has had only four Senators in nearly 3/4 of a century. This is a job opening that doesn't come open often. For the record, I am not running. I want to spend more time with my family.
Trent on the National scene: the Good, the bad and the ugly.
Trent Lott slideshow: 15 of my favorite cartoons.

Coach O and Bower
One I get, one I don't. Dissenting Southern Miss fans feel like the program was stuck. That someone needs to bring it to the next level. And that Bower was let go to unite a divided fan base. I heard the same things about Cutcliffe -- Ole Miss was taken to the next level, alright. Morale: Be careful what you wish for. Truth: I wish Bower well. And I hope Southern can attract someone who doesn't mind being fired for winning.
Houston Nutt is now at the top of the Ole Miss wish list. He was offered $2.4 to stay at Arkansas so Ole Miss would have to squeeze Dickie Scruggs pretty hard to get that kind of cash.

Foodserver set to close in Jackson
U.S. Foodservice is about to close North Star distribution after losing the contract with Sonic Drive-ins. 180 will be put out of work. No Coach-like buyouts or Senator-like retirements are coming their way.

You're getting nuthin' for Christmas...
The Jackson Council couldn't pass payroll because of a spat over giving raises to Frank's bodyguard promotions. City workers may not get checks. The vote was 3-3. Councilman Stokes didn't attend (once again). Maybe he shouldn't get a check either.

Redskins player shot and killed in his Miami home
Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is dead. From the story: Family friend Richard Sharpstein said Taylor's girlfriend told him the couple was awakened by loud noises, and Taylor grabbed a machete he keeps in the bedroom for protection. Someone then broke through the bedroom door and fired two shots, one missing and one hitting Taylor, Sharpstein said. Taylor's 1-year-old daughter, Jackie, was also in the house at the time, but neither she nor Taylor's girlfriend were injured.

Hulk slammed; wife Linda wants a divorce
Hulk Hogan might lose the costliest match of his life -- to his wife. Linda wants property. Lots of property. And alimony. And child support. I can't wait to watch the next season of their reality show, Hogan Knows Best. Apparently he didn't.


Supermom said...

24 years of marriage....hmmm...me thinks sudden stardom has come to Ms. Linda's head.

mayberry said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could ALL quit our thankless jobs to spend more time with our families or because somebody wanted to give us a fatter paycheck?!

Marshall Ramsey said...

It's a phrase that should be banned from the lexicon.

Forcedtoretirelegaleagle said...

I was in Clearwater Beach in March and forgot that Hulk Hogan had a house there. I knew I should have taken that cigar boat ride to see the homes of the stars!

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