October 2010

Business Unusual

October 27, 2010

Here I offer you yet another one of my pet peeves. I seem to have a very full treasure trove of them but this ranks high on the list. Government should be run as a business, so they say. One of the problems is that they are so ignorant of government, and possibly of business […]

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Fake Yodas

October 25, 2010

Have you ever acknowledged that there was something you didn’t know? Fortunately, it’s a problem I need seldom confront. I have a pet peeve. I constantly see politicians and others pontificate on issues as though they actually know what they are talking about. Given the certitude with which they deliver their dicta, one would think […]

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Shake Things Up

October 22, 2010

First a little quiz. It is said that there is a tradition at the Supreme Court where every Justice shakes the hand of every other Justice prior to entering the courtroom to take their seats. The question is: how many handshakes are involved? Do you think the answer is obvious? Not once has anyone answered […]

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Class Warfare

October 15, 2010

Yes, class warfare has been waged against those of the middle class and the poor for decades. No, the middle class and poor have not been fighting back, at least not yet. I am suggesting a new and different strategy for at least the first significant counterattack. The plutocrats have handed us the weapon we […]

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October 11, 2010

Have you ever been angry? Surely you have experienced it at least once. Would you consider that time of anger the optimal time for making consequential decisions? The two definitions of mad often get so close to each other that they actually become entangled. There may be occasions when that serves a purpose but probably […]

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