Monday, February 4, 2008

Looks Like Everyone Wants To Make History

The Clinton and Obama campaigns remind us that this is America's opportunity to make political history.

Each time that the media broadcasts a Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate they remind us that it's an historic moment.

George Bush and Condoleeza Rice want to broker a Middle East peace accord so history will view them a little more favorably.

During yesterday's pre-game Super Bowl coverage, Terry Bradshaw stated that he wanted to be a part of history. Too bad FOX Sports wasn't prepared for the very real possibility that the game had to be played on the field and the New York Giants had a different view of destiny. The post-game coverage was pitiful.

And last week Exxon Mobil got into the act and made a little history of their own.

NEW YORK ( -- Exxon Mobil made history on Friday by reporting the highest quarterly and annual profits ever for a U.S. company, boosted in large part by soaring crude prices.

Exxon, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said fourth-quarter net income rose 14% to $11.66 billion, or $2.13 per share. The company earned $10.25 billion, or $1.76 per share, in the year-ago period.

The profit topped Exxon's previous quarterly record of $10.7 billion, set in the fourth quarter of 2005, which also was an all-time high for a U.S. corporation.

"Exxon can put out some amazing numbers and this is one of those cases," said Jason Gammel, senior analyst at Macquarie Securities in New York.

Exxon also set an annual profit record by earning $40.61 billion last year - or nearly $1,300 per second in 2007. That exceeded its previous record of $39.5 billion in 2006.

Folks, remember it's not just "making history" that counts it's the type of history that really matters.

By the way I'm not sure of this but didn't Super Bowl XLII make history by being the first time that brothers had won consecutive Super Bowls?

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