Appetizers


Gun Control


Barack Obama at a recent rural elementary school  assembly in East Texas, asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, holding the audience in total silence.

Then he said into the microphone, 'Children,  every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun  violence.'

The Afghan Quarterback

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The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European Leagues, but he couldn't find a ringer who could ensure a Super Bowl win.

Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in Afghanistan . …

The Parable of the Cows (Redux)

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The "Parable of the Cows" has been around for a long time. I remember hearing a much shorter and less complex version during the Cold War Era. This offering has been updated to include more modern, and even postmodern examples.


SOCIALISM
You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour.

Just Some Facts


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Passed along to the Editor by Col. David Couvillion (USMC Ret.) from a friend of his. It is true, that is it is factually based. One can argue the relative merits of Paul Ryan's plan, and it is certainly argued with a vengeance these days since Ryan has received the VP nod. but critics are not telling the truth; that is they are purposefully muddling up the facts in order to mislead citizens as to its details, and intent. …

The Breakfast Bunch on South Louisiana Eats & Eateries

For the first time, I read Alan Richman's stinging critique of New Orleans dining in GQ Magazine. It was published several years ago, but after Katrina.  No article about New Orleans has inspired such vitriolic attacks from the people of the Crescent City.  New Orleans circled the wagons as it often does when its culture (even if it's contrived, and it is, though I'm not rejecting it) is under attack. …

An Elegant Deal

For those who are called to the “deals business,” every deal is unique.  Some pay off in cash, some in other rewards for the deals man and those around him.  Some are just losses which he puts a good face on by calling them write offs.  There is no failure.

By far, the most elegant deal I ever ginned up was the Boehm Bird secondary market I participated in during the late sixties and early seventies.  …

Walker and Hitler and Stalin, Oh My!

The Left has been making considerable hay of late comparing Governor Walker of Wisconsin (and by extension, the Right) to Hitler and Stalin, accusing them of following in their footsteps by trying to destroy unions. This argument, in both cases is both misplaced and, as is usually the case in political rants of this type, overly facile.

Ne Plus Ultra

In the new biography of Robert Morris by Charles Rappleye, the issue of the destruction of the value of the “Continental” is addressed.

He writes of economist Pelatiah Webster from Connecticut, graduate of Yale, “a public intellectual who served as a sort of American counterpart to Adam Smith.”  …

A Class Action Farce

I recently received a notice via email that I am a plaintiff in a class action suit/settlement vs.  Classmates.com. Each "plaintiff" will apparently receive a $3 credit that may only be used to purchase services from the defendant. Big question is, should each attorney receive $1.4 million or $1.05 million? …