Leading Off (7/31/08)

1. Exxon Mobil’s second quarter earnings rose 14 percent to $11.68 billion, setting a record for biggest quarterly profit by a U.S. company. In a related story, I just applied for a job at Exxon Mobil.

2. Imagination Station, the daycare center in Denton that allowed a 5-year-old boy to wander off to Hooters, was officially shut down by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. They kind of had to see that coming. Though I guess they don’t have a good track record of seeing things coming and going.

3. I’m pretty sure, if I were forced to resign while facing disciplinary action, I wouldn’t be leaving with half a year’s salary. So well played, Ann Lott.

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4 responses to “Leading Off (7/31/08)”

  1. Tom says:

    The money quote in No. 2: “My hat is off to the employees of Hooters.”
    Is that all?

  2. mh says:

    Thank you Betty Culbreath for your fiscal responsibility to the sheep you represent.

  3. IttyBittyWussy says:

    re:2. See what you did there? You just can’t teach that.

  4. Craig says:

    …and the other shoe drops. Wall Street is so disappointed in E-M’s profits that shares fell 3% today.