Category Archives: Rated R

Rated R – National Rifle Association

This is an article I never anticipated writing and am sorry that I feel compelled to do so. I feel it is time for Americans to restrict their financial interaction with the National Rifle Association, (NRA). Starting with the 1977 “Cincinnati Revolution” the NRA has evolved from an organization that promoted firearms related sports and firearms safety to an industry lobbyist for firearms and ammunition manufacturers. If they want to advocate for and train sportsmen then Americans should support them. If they want to be lobbyists then their clients should finance them. The interests of the two groups are not always mutual. Continue reading Rated R – National Rifle Association

Rated R – Chick-fil-A

We all do something stupid occasionally. Usually we realize it, apologize to those we have wronged and learn from our mistake. America is a very forgiving nation. Americans tend to dismiss a lone transgression with the attitude of: we all make mistakes and are not in a position to cast the first stone. Chick-fil-A president and Chief Operating Officer, Dan T. Cathy, obviously never learned that lesson or did not appreciate the forgiveness bestowed upon him from most Americans because; well, he did it again. Continue reading Rated R – Chick-fil-A

Rated R – Cancer Treatment Centers of America

On Christmas Day Amy Gardner wrote a story in the Washington Post that has not received sufficient follow-up. Today I am doing my part by putting the Cancer Treatment Centers of America on the Rated R list. Continue reading Rated R – Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Rated R – Hobby Lobby

Often when I research a story it is like pealing back the layers of an onion and other stories result. This is one of those cases. I have to admit I had never heard of Hobby Lobby until last week when the Supreme Court agreed to hear Sebelius v Hobby Lobby. To the extent that I have influence over my readers’ spending, its founder and C.E.O. David Green will wish I never had. Continue reading Rated R – Hobby Lobby

Rated R – Brandywine Funds

One of the latest names to burst on to the political scene is Foster Friess. He is the chief financial backer of Rick Santorum’s campaign. Although he has recently hit the radar screen he is by no means a newcomer to the political money game. He seems to be enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame. I want my readers to start making him pay the price for it. Continue reading Rated R – Brandywine Funds