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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Random Musings-

Al Gore's son Al was arrested for speeding and the possession of prescription drugs for which he did not have a legal prescription yesterday. I can't help but muse that the news story will be a big boost for Toyota and Al Sr.'s anti-Global Warming campaign, since Young Al was caught doing 100 mph in a Toyota Prius hybrid. Halle Berry, Mama o'God- if you'd asked me before yesterday, I'd have bet big money that you couldn't make a Prius hybrid do 100 mph without strapping a Learjet engine to the back.

The Bush White House is assailing the Clintons for "hypocrisy" for criticising the Scooter Libby commutation. Bush supporters point to a number of pardons made by President Clinton, including that of millionaire Marc Rich, whose wife was a Clinton fundraiser. Well, they may have a point about that that's even more pointed than they are willing to admit- after all, back then Marc Rich's attorney, the man who got him that pardon, was... yes, that's right, all together now- Scooter Libby. I'm so glad the Irony Fairy is alive and well and working overtime.

Hilton Hotels are being sold to The Blackstone Group for $26 Billion. Blackstone opted for the $26 Billion sum after turning down a Hilton offer to sell Blackstone the chain for $20 Billion if Blackstone would take Paris as part of the package.

Speaking of unlikely sums of money- the Massachusett's State Lottery's 'Star Spangled Sweepstakes' -a grand prize of $20 million, was won by a fellow-resident of our own Hatfield yesterday, who bought her ticket at the Hatfield Market, which is just a block and a half down the street. We'd thought about buying one of the $20 tickets, but didn't do it... Thankfully, even if we had it would not have made any difference, because we patronize the Main Street Market, a block in the other direction. That makes me feel so much better, you bet...


I hope everybody had a racous and rambunctious Fourth!!

8 comments:

Mike said...

My new favorite saying regarding anything to do with Clinton vs. Bush:

When Clinton lied, nobody died.

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike- now there you go again, being Factualist.

Colonel Colonel said...

Oops, sorry- Facty.

Sara Sue said...

I heard that Gore's son got the prescription from Rush Limbaugh.

Joey Polanski said...

And Limbaugh got it from Noelle Bush.

Kerstin said...

I'd be really interested to know how he got that car to go so fast. I really thought they maxed out at like 68 mph or something.

Colonel Colonel said...

Sara- I bet you're right. Rush gets all the really good pills.

Joey- Stealing drugs from the nurse at her drug-rehab center! That girl has a future in politics!!

Kerstin- I'd have bet the only way to get it to 100 mph would have been to drop it from the Empire State Building, but apparently not...

Phoebe Fay said...

How'd I miss this post? It didn't show up in my reader as new!

Anyhoo, I see a lot of those Priuses around here, and I'm not surprised at the speed. I've been passed by quite a few. Granted, I drive a Saturn, which aren't the fastest cars out of the gate, but still, no one will accuse me of being a slowpoke.