Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Super Bowl Pick

  • OK, I think 6.5 or 7 is too much.  I even think the Bears can win outright.  However, I will take the 6.5 points believing that a strong Bears defense and a pretty good running game against the Colts' weaker run defense will make a difference.  In addition, the Bears' special teams are the "X factor" and they have a huge advantage here over Indianapolis.  I think this one is a no brainer.  Taking the Bears and the points.
  • The market?  Monthly strength cycle is nearing the end, and February can be a weak month.  Of course, despite those of us fearing a correction the market continues to show strength.  A correction doesn't have to be a move down; it can also be a long period of sideways consolidation.  Earnings are growing and the overboughtness of the market can diminish as prices trade sideways.
  • Is "overboughtness" even a word?  How about "overboughtiness?"
  • John Edwards says he'd "raise taxes on the wealthy" to pay for health care"We'll have to raise taxes. The only way you can pay for a healthcare plan that cost anywhere from $90 to $120 billion is there has to be a revenue source."  Is it just me, or do the Democrats seem to want to use the same tax revenue (raising taxes on the wealthy) for multiple purposes? 

Edwards seems to me to be a populist.  Nevermind doing what's right or wrong. Instead, he seems to say whatever it'll takes to get elected.  I like to call him as "Used Car" Johnny.  Whatever it takes to sell the junker out front.

  • If you don't have a Nintendo Wii yet, try the Wii Seeker.
  • I blew off work friday and went to SoCal.  Came back late saturday night.  Quick trip, but needed something to change up the pace.  Saw some family.  Had dinner.  Saw a high school hoops game.  Went to the beach for a bit.
  • Chrysler may cut 10,000 jobs and close plants.  Seems like the whole US car industry is going under.  Lots of bad decisions on car designs.  Lots of bad decisions on big union contracts.  Blame everywhere.  And lets give credit to the Japanese car makers, who seem to have captured the hearts and wallets of car buyers.
  • Is Super Bowl Sunday a junk food paradise or what?  What will you be having today?
  • The decimation of YouTube continues, as Viacom demands that YouTube remove more than 100,000 videos.  Pretty soon the only thing left on YouTube will be infomercials, movie trailers, and home vids of kids singing karaoke.  Do you think Google spent its money wisely when buying YouTube?
  • Enjoy the game today.  Should be lots of fun.

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