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Monday, May 05, 2008

Yahoo! drives! another! nail! in! its! coffin!

So, Yahoo! has rejected Microsoft's last offer of $33/share, saying it won't accept anything less than $37/share for the company. The last time Yahoo! stock was $37/share was January 2006. It's dropped over $4/share so far today while Microsoft's stock has risen, and there are at least 7 lawsuits in the works from Yahoo! shareholders over the Microsoft rejection. I think this is a case of a company's founder having far too much pride and ego to think rationally about it's future, a future that is growing cloudier every day.

So, Jerry Yang and his cohorts have rejected what is probably going to be the best offer for the company. Congratulations, Yahoo! You've succeeded in driving another nail into your coffin.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Rant about people saying America needs to "change"

This was a post I made earlier today on a message forum, in response to several people who were advocating limiting oil company profits. A few people commended the post, asking permission to re-post it in other forums. I was humbled by this, and did give permission. But here's the post in its entirety.


If they start limiting the profits of BIGEVILOIL companies, it's going to be a domino effect - they won't stop there. I'm convinced that those who advocate such policies have an intense desire to see America turned into a bigger version of Europe or the USSR. Once America crumbles, what then?

Change? You think we need change in America? You damn right we do - change back to the way things used to be done, before the Democrats started their Robin Hood campaign to take from the "rich" and give to the "poor", before the mid-60's/early 70's "peace/love/tolerance" garbage. The seeds were planted back then, and they're starting to really see them growing and producing fruit now. Just look at the results - an American society whose moral fiber has eroded to nothing. An American society who thinks it's perfectly justified to steal from one and give to another in the name of "fairness". An American society that takes no responsibility for its actions yet needs and, worse, EXPECTS government to bail it out when it does something stupid. An American educational system that seeks to indoctrinate more and more youth to their way of "thinking". How well has it worked? Great for them, just look at all the minions they have, spouting off how things "aren't fair", and using terms like "greater good" and "social justice". Johnson started the "War on Poverty" in the late 60's. What has it accomplished? NOTHING. The "poor" continue down their path because of the choices they make, in most cases. You choose your own path - make sure it's a good one.

To those who think America is "unfair" and needs changing, I say "*&^*$&^%" [interpret as you will]. I work hard, I reap the benefits. You have no right to the income that MY labor produced. I'll support the government in it's Constitutional efforts to keep our borders and people safe. The governments powers were limited for a reason - to prevent EXACTLY what the government has become today - a monetary feeding trough for anyone who wants it.

James Madison, the acknowledge Father of the Constitution, said, "If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the general welfare, the government is no longer a limited one possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one subject to particular exceptions."