Author Archive for

A good read

Two Great Stories – BOTH TRUE – and worth reading!

STORY NUMBER ONE

Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago . Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for enmeshing the windy city in everything from bootlegged booze and prostitution to murder.

Capone had a lawyer nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was his lawyer for a good reason. Eddie was very good! In fact, Eddie’s skill at legal maneuvering kept Big Al out of jail for a long time. To show his appreciation, Capone paid him very well. Not only was the money big, but also, Eddie got special dividends. For instance, he and his family occupied a fenced-in mansion with live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day The estate …


More disasters

As if the recent cyclone disaster in Myanmar wasn’t bad enough, now comes word of a 7.9 magnitute earthquake in China that has killed more than eight thousand people including many schoolchildren still buried under rubble over the weekend. This earthquake was even stronger than the Tangshan earthquake of 1976, which killed more than 240,000 people died and it is feared that the death toll could go far higher. The tremors from this quake shook buildings throughout China and were felt as far away as Thailand and Vietnam, according to interviews and reports in China’s state media.

Here in the United States, crews are searching for storm survivors from violent storms that have killed twenty-three people (at last count) in Missouri, Oklahoma and Georgia over …


The Right Guy

I will strongly recommend that our readers to take a look at the cover story of Newsweek’s March 10 edition . It is a great story about the late Mr. William F. Buckley.  You will find additional articles from various contributors also in this edition.  It will be quite an understatement to say that with the passing of Mr Right,  conservatives have lost a staunch supporter.

Those of you who have any of numerous books will attest to his tremendous talent. Here is a guy who could write a column in twenty minutes. It takes me a few days sometimes to write a post here because I allow myself to be distracted by events happening around me as I write.  For example, I had …


The EXPERIENCE factor

Let me preface this blog by stating that nobody comes into the job of POTUS with any on-the-job experience. A vice president can rightfully claim to be experienced for the job based on the simple fact that he or she had been part of the Executive Branch in a previous administration. The fact remains that a vice president is not the President despite the fact that they might have assumed the position for a few hours while the President was under anaestesia getting a tooth pulled.

So in spite of the claims by Hillary and McCain that they are more experienced, I see both of them in the same category as BO. They have experience in other areas but not the presidency. Hillary slept in …


Taking responsibility

Two news items that I saw on the news shows this evening that I find very interesting and would like to read what other people who saw the same think about them.

Firstly, I saw and heard shock radio jock Bill Cunningham say not too flattering things about Obama during a rally for McCain. Cunningham used Obama’s middle name Hussein during his rant. To be sure, McCain never what Cunningham uttered about BO. When Senator McCain completed his event, he was briefed by staffers about what Billy boy had said about Obama and possible negative backlash.

Senator McCain wasted no time in getting back on the stage and repudiating Billy boy. McCain took full responsibility and promised that it will never happen again.  I applaud …


If Hillary wins in 2008

I am reviewing my emails just before I settle down to watch the returns from the Potomac primaries. There is an email message from one of my buddies that I have not checked for accuracy and may be hogwash for all I know but which I find kind of interesting. This intriguing piece was written by someone with the email address [email protected]. I do not take credit for this piece. If you have any questions, kudos or comments, please feel free to pass it on to the original writer. I am only sharing a personal email message. Here it goes..

“If Hillary wins in 2008 and Bill is ‘appointed’ to fill her Senate seat
and either live to retire ‘they’ (together or alone) would


It is not about you, Senator Specter

Our august Senator Arlen Specter has found another pressing cause which he feels he must look into and take it wherever it leads him. I respect Mr. Specter a whole lot but sometimes his pursuits leave a lot to be desired.

Over the last couple of days, Senator Specter has found it necessary to pursue Spygate to see if a smoking gun exists in this episode and if the NFL handled the New England Patriots with kid gloves. For those of you who don’t read the sports pages nor tune into the sports channels, a little backgroung is required here. 

The New England Patriots admitted videotaping a game they were playing against the New York Jets earlier this year. This was after they had been …


John Edwards should quit the race now.

John Edwards sought the Presidency in 2004 campaign. He lost the Democratic nomination to Senator John Kerry and accepted Kerry’s offer to join him on the ticket as the veep.

About a month or so ago, John Kerry chose to endorse Senator Barack Obama rather than give the nod to his former running mate. If this slight, a combination of punches to his gut, his cojones and his teeth,  was not enough to knock him out of the race, Barack Obama has landed the final punch.

In last Saturday’s South Carolina primary, Barack Obama gave Edwards a beat down. In Edwards’ own backyard, no less. Edwards lost the race, no better yet, Obama won by a three to one margin.

When Edwards finished second to …


Obama lands BIG guns

Today, the Presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama received a huge shot in the arm when Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass) and her niece Carolyn Kennedy endorsed his candidacy. In fact, Carolyn Kennedy went so far as to say that Obama stands for the same ideals as her late father who was a very popular Democrat in his time.

What does this mean, you ask? Well, it means that the one endorsement that the Clintons coveted so much is lost. It also means that Senator Obama now has a heavyweight in his corner. Here is a political heavy who will take on the counter-punching chores that every campaign needs. Obama can now sit back and watch Ted Kennedy show how his late brother did not have …


Econony stimulus plan in the works

A couple of days ago, I expressed concern about our nation’s economy. You will recall  from an article  I posted here I worried about our nation’s business running to foreign countries looking for more capital to prop up their companies.  Evidently, the President and Congress believe that additional help won’t hurt.

The New York Times reports on its website that a tentative deal has been reached to send much needed cash to tax payers to help alleviate the credit crunch that the majority of the population is facing. Half a loaf is better than no loaf at all so I am hoping that the majority of receipients would take this as a “hand up” and not a handout.

This national “hand up” is coming to …


    Log in