Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AB.com Hot Topics - 5.10.11

Here's the daily rundown.

NBA Instant Classic - If you stayed up until 1:30am, you witnessed one of the greatest NBA games of all time last night, as the Thunder defeated the Grizzlies in triple overtime. This game was the NBA at its best, with lots of miracle shots, unlikely heroes (Harden), and a bunch of "what the **** is he thinking?" decisions by Russell Westbrook. That series is going 7, and I'mma watch every minute of it.

Debt Ceiling - Ignore Boehner's theatrics. The GOP is quietly backing away from the Paul Ryan plan and suddenly is mute on repealing ObamaCare. I think they see the writing on the wall, and know they can't possibly get any of that stuff passed, despite how much Tea Party a$$-kissing they did last year. I think they also realize that possibly shutting down the government by demanding unpopular cuts in services is a lose-lose. I don't think we'll see the same game of chicken on this debt ceiling as we saw a few weeks ago when the gov't shutdown was averted. Cooler heads will prevail and this will get done sooner rather than later.

Microsoft Buys Skype - I don't really get this acquisition. Spending $8.5 Billion (!) on Skype? Really? I'd be the last one to question Bill Gates' business acumen, but this one has me puzzled.

Mayor As He Wants To Be - How come nobody told me Uncle Luke from the Too Live Crew was running for mayor of Miami? Imagine the campaign theme songs!

Question: What do you think about these issues?

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