Interestingly, it was McCain who a few months ago brought up "executive pay" as an issue. From April 2008:
Holtz-Eakin said McCain would like to see shareholders and boards of directors take the initiative to ensure that pay packages for CEOs are reasonable and in line with performance. "We'll see what the response is," he said.
Lawmakers have expressed outrage over huge pay for executives at firms that were leading players in the subprime mortgage lending crisis, such as Bear Stearns Cos Inc and Countrywide Financial Corp.
McCain added his voice to those expressing concern about the vast compensation earned by the executives of those companies at a time when their firms performed disastrously and most shareholders lost millions of dollars.
I'm now convinced McCain just wants to give the presidency to Obama more than ever.
a buck a post.
How do you not know what a Hail Mary is?
"longest Hail Mary...in the history of Marys." I am happy to be alive to hear the most powerful out gay congressman throw casual shade like that.
Full of grace
The lord is with thee
Blessed art thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus
THAT is a fucking Hail Mary, BITCHES!!
@4: because Charles is from Zimbabwe?
Aw, gee... I love football passes like that. I'm not a hardcore sports fan, but moments like that get me a little teary-eyed.
@5... I also love Barney's clever little comment!
What, they don't have sports metaphors in Zimbabwe?
I'm dying to learn a Zimbabwean sports metaphor...
@10 (Mike in MO): Yes! We need Zimbabwean sports-metaphor Slogging. HELP US OUT, CHARLES!
@10 - Pulling your goalkeeper for an extra attacker is known as a "Hail Mugabe".
@12 - awesome. Though I'd think a "Hail Mugabe" would be something more like beating the shit out of the opposing goalkeeper during halftime.
@12: from Germany, but the same idea.
Its like trying to score 150 wickets in 1 inings.
I was living in the Boston area at the time of that play (Doug Flutie throwing to Gerard Phelan). Those 6 seconds are permanently etched in the memories of anyone who was there. Doug became an instant legend, and is still warmly beloved there. 'Hail Mary' as a football term long predates that game, but was appropriate since Boston College is a Jesuit institution.
Abby: The Bundesliga makes watching paint dry seem like a worthy pursuit. Fans here are insanely loyal and slavishly undemanding.
I know many, many HSV fans, the team is boring as shit, and they still schlep around with those damn blue scarves.
Xabi Alonso's goal from midfield (last season?) was a lot cooler...
So, if Wikipedia is right, then when I was playing Canadian football in Canada (longer field), that wasn't a Hail Mary pass?
Um, yet another time when Wikipedia is not quite right.
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