Tuesday, March 25, 2008

From the "You just can't make this stuff up" file.....

It doesn't even qualify for a darwin award, but i feel like somehow it should get some kind of honorable mention...

DEEPWATER, Mo. -- Officials are trying to decide whether to file charges against a Missouri man who fatally shot his wife while trying to install a satellite TV system in their home.

Patsy Long, 34, of Deepwater, died after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun on Saturday. Her husband, Ronald Long, fired the shot from the inside of their home after several unsuccessful efforts to punch a hole through the exterior wall using other means.

Henry County sheriff's deputies said the woman was hit by the second of two shots fired by her husband.
Long was given CPR by neighbors and family until medics arrived, police said. She was transported by air ambulance, but was pronounced dead at the hospital just after 6 p.m.

Sheriff's department spokesman Maj. Robert Hills said a person involved in such a case normally would be charged with manslaughter, but that was up to the prosecutor.

"Once we complete a diagram of the incident, we will be submitting everything to the prosecuting attorney and let him decide if he wants to press criminal charges," Hills said.

On Tuesday morning, Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard M. Shields said he has yet to receive the case from the sheriff's department.

Henry County Coroner Scott Largent declined to release details about Patsy Long's death until the sheriff's department completes its investigation.

Neighbor Mark Lassince said he believed it was a tragic accident.

He was taking a shower when the woman’s son knocked on his door and told him that his mother had been shot. Lassince went to try to help, but Patsy Long was already dead, he said.

Lassince described Patsy Long as a good person who always took care of her family.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tournament Time!

I have took the liberty of setting up a league for Yahoo's annual College Basketball Tournament Pick'em. To join this group click on this link and sign in with group ID:Taylor Group, and the password:taylorgroup.

Note: Some of you will have to sign up for a Yahoo account before you can join the group.

The ID # is 150871

Monday, March 10, 2008

Six Degrees to Sir Francis Bacon

Heartbreaking. I thought this guy was going all the way to the White House. Unfortunately, he did not wait to get there before cheating on his wife.

The CNN writers show their age with this tidbit about the man and his days as attorney general of New York...

"Tabloids labeled him 'Elliot Ness' after the hero in the crime drama 'The Untouchables,' because of his reputation for rooting out corruption..."

CNN also reports that many people see Barack Obama as the next John F. Kennedy. No, not the former president but the character played by Martin Sheen in the 1983 miniseries entitled "Kennedy." Interestingly, Elliot Ness (Kevin Kostner) later starred as Jim Garrison in the movie 'JFK' and as Kenny O'Donnell, Kennedy's campaign manager and top aide in the movie '13 Days'. 

Freaky isn't it. 

Friday, March 7, 2008

Larry David

Larry David, the mastermind behind George Costanza and Curb Your Enthusiasm, has wrote an insightful piece on Hillary's "Red Phone" ad.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

An intemperate and unwise blast at the Buckeye State

Hi, Ohio:

So I see you've decided to vote for Clinton. Bully for you. I see you've decided to lap up all the politicians pandering to you on NAFTA. I've got a little to say about it:

Those manufacturing jobs? NOT YOUR JOBS. They're just jobs, not Ohio's jobs, not America's jobs, just jobs. Every single freakin' one of us not involved in immediate hands-on occupations (ER surgeon, plumber, hairdresser, etc.) has to compete for our positions on a global basis. It's not changing back to the good ol' days, where wages were high and so was job security. Sorry. I wish it were so.

Stand up, Ohio, and look at yourself. You have a large and well-educated population. You're relatively wealthy and have two great American metropolises. You have two three high-powered universities that can compete on a global basis. It's not so bad -- you're not Mississippi.

Quit whinging about NAFTA and get to work building your own future.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

And one from the political coverage...

I think Apple is missing a huge marketing opportunity here, I mean, as I watch CNN (good thesis-writing background noise), the screens are basically what the iPhone uses. Can't you see it, Super-Jumbo sized iPhones positioned around the studio, and then when they are done with the coverage they can push the home button, open the SMS feature, and send huge harassing text messages to KO (ok, that part was for me). Seriously though, if you watch the anchors they even use the drag apart zoom, Apple, get on the ball here!

Signs of the Apocalypse?

No, sorry all, this isnt a political entry.

We've seen the first 2 signs, right? I mean, the Patriots lose the superbowl and now Brett Favre actually retires, so whats the next sign we'll see that the world (the football world, no politics here) is imploding? For my amusement I think it would be if Brady Quinn ever puts on a helmet other than to free his right hand to write on the clipboard in his left hand... but thats just me. What do you think?

Monday, March 3, 2008

When will this thing be over?

Put your Texas-Ohio predictions in the comments.