Recently, in the Wall Street Journal, Fran Tarkenton, some quarterback from back in the day, suggested what a travesty the NFL would become if players were treated like US teachers and given tenure. Some flaws in Fran’s reasoning emerge when one considers the performance requirements for entry to the two leagues are different. The NFL admits [...]
Talk about extravagance. An anonymous Malaysian businessman just spent $4.8 billion on a super-yacht covered in platinum and gold, making it the most expensive yacht ever sold, according to Luxury Launches magazine. Act One: “Hello, Mr. Mital’s office. “Lemme speak to him.” “I’m sorry Mr. Mital is not currently…” “Just put me through for fuck’s [...]
I really like the band, Arcade Fire. Recently I heard they were coming to play in Chicago. I looked into the ticket price; expensive. The concert times; late. Staying overnight in Chicago; a must. As an overall excursion it added up to an amount of money I didn’t have after my obligitory expenses. So I [...]
Entitlement: “a guarantee of access to benefits by law or contract.” Entitled: “to furnish with proper grounds for seeking or claiming something.” See the subtle difference? I don’t know about you but I worked for thirty-plus years and out of each paycheck paid a substantial amount into what I was told was Social Security. I [...]
(a boar is often held by a dog not large in size) In the midst of our budget throes military spending seems seldom discussed. Yet it is a huge contributor to our debt problems. A couple of right wingers have claimed disaffection with activity in Libya, conveniently forgetting our entanglements in the region are overwhelmingly [...]
Congressional Reform Act of 2011 1. Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below.. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms 2. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. 3. Congress [...]
I wrote a ‘letter to the editor’ before the last election which posited the only viable candidate was Dora the Explorer since she was the only person with a map and a plan. The more I thought about Dora the better the idea of a Dora for President tee shirt sounded to me. ‘Dora for [...]
Does everyone in America Twitter?
I’m talking to an old friend the other day. Back in the day he ran public relations in the US for a company headquartered in another country. He’s an old hand at PR and Govt relations so I asked him a question about the Arizona thing. The illegal alien problem. What I asked was, why [...]
The use of mentally challenged children as suicide bombers is a matter of record.