The best news to come out of last week for President Trump was an absolute failure; trust me it actually got worse from there. Let’s explore. Continue reading Zero And A Third
WARNING: The next paragraph uses one of the late comic genius George Carlin’s 7 dirty words. I don’t think I stepped outside my PG rating but a few might disagree.
A song of my late teens and an adage I picked up as a young adult sum up how I feel on this Tuesday morning as I commence this article. President Trump deplaned in Hanoi about an hour ago and Michael Cohen is about to start his three consecutive days of Congressional testimony. The song is Carly Simon’s 1971 hit Anticipation and the expression is the restaurant industry’s 6 P’s: Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance. Let’s explore. Continue reading Carly And The 6 P’s
The time difference between metro Raleigh, North Carolina (where I live and write) and Singapore is 12 hours. American President Donald Trump (a/k/a Spanky – more about that later) is scheduled to meet with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jung-un at 9am (Singapore time – 9 pm Raleigh time.) This article is scheduled to publish at 1am Raleigh time. All that said there is a good chance that since the meeting and “festivities” are scheduled for only 11 hours everything will be over by the time you read this. I still think it is worth discussing and speculating about. Let’s explore. Continue reading Spanky Goes To Singapore
The other day I heard someone say that a story that years ago would have earned a Pulitzer now came along about four times a week. I’m not saying that I’m of Pulitzer quality or that there should even be one for op-ed blogging, but like every week of late a lot happened last week. This is the story that I feel has the potential to have the biggest long-term impact and it’s not a good one. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Opportunity To Profit
Some of the best things that happen in life happen by accident. Theodore Roosevelt becoming the President was an accident. He was sworn into office on September 14, 1901 at the Wilcox Mansion in Buffalo, New York following the assassination of William McKinley becoming the 26th President of the United States of America, and at 42 years of age, the youngest ever. Despite the rhetoric of presidential candidates, running mates are never chosen because the candidate legitimately feels they are the second best qualified person in the country to sit in the Oval Office. (Does anyone really think John McCain felt Sarah Palin was the next best qualified to him?) They are chosen for political reasons. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Theodore Roosevelt