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RANDOM THOUGHTS: WALKER RECALL

Scott Walker, Wisconsin governorThe effort to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was reportedly the first such effort to recall a U.S. governor that's failed. I find that surprising. As I get older and someone asks me a question, my recall often fails. ... I don't know where people find such an array of cats doing amusing things. Read more...

RANDOM THOUGHTS; GOLF AID

Golf artWe've finally found a cause that can motivate rich Americans to care more deeply about the European financial crisis. The Czech Open became the third European Golf match to be cancelled because of the problems. (Although some argue, there's nothing unusual about cancelling a Czech.)

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: TRAVEL DANGERS

Consider how difficult travel was in olden times: There was danger from attack, rough handling by strangers, being sandwiched together in unbearably close quarters, a scarcity of food and when it was available to those other than the privileged, the average traveler had to pay terrible prices for awful provisions. But enough about my flight to San Francisco. Read more...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: MARIE ANTOINETTE

marie antoinetteSomeone asked me about my business philosophy and I told him follow the Marie Antoinette School of Management. “Marie Antoinette?” he replied. “Yes,” I said. “It’s all about execution.”... The Octomom is going to market what can be described as a highly personal, do-it-yourself video. It takes a very hands-on approach.
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RANDOM THOUGHTS: CHRIS CHRISTIE

Chris ChristieCombative New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently signed a law concerning road rage. He then called anyone who disagree with him an idiot and arrested himself. I would describe his mood as permanent road rage, although I think, after considering his ample girth, that it’s probably more like fudge rage. Read more...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: STRIP SEARCHES

Teenage boys are using a recent court decision to argue that they should subject girls to strip searches. “Don’t you realize, the Supreme Court says I have the right to do this?” is the rationale they are giving. …. There’s a very effective new weight-loss technique, the Alicia Silverstone diet. You can eat anything you want, but she has to chew it and place it in your mouth. Read more...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: KENTUCKY BASKETBALL

John Calipari, U.K.The NCAA Basketball playoff game between the University of Kentucky with coach John Calipari and the University of Louisville with coach Rick Pitino was noteworthy. It is probably the only time in our lives that half the Italian population of Kentucky will be in the same building. Read more...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: CLARENCE THOMAS

Clarence Thomas,  Supreme Court JusticeRegarding the healthcare debate: I don’t want government making health care decisions. I think we should leave those in the hands of faceless nameless health insurance company employees the way it was meant to be. But the debate before the U.S. Supreme Court this week is heated. Read more...

RANDOM THOUGHTS: OEDIPUS

Albert Greiner as Oedipus, 1896The most common complaint Oedipus heard from his siblings while he was growing up? “Mom always liked you best.” But then Oeddy never listed to his mother. She kept telling him, "Be careful running with that stick or you'll put your eye out." The big problem at the King's house when he grew older was the name of his dog. People would call, "Here, Rex, here boy" and he would come running. His courtiers were always disappointed when the king refused to play fetch.

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RANDOM THOUGHTS: RICK SANTORUM

Rick Santorum will ask to have stoning as the punishment for witchcraft and adultery. He is also proposing to make French Toast illegal. "We should be proud to eat only good American toast," he said. His proposal to eliminate you-know-what on the Internet (being careful of the spam filters here) is drawing nationwide protests from that such a move would cause ecommerce to collapse

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