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The Short End of The Regulation Stick

The hard earned emotions of our life influence our thoughts.  They distract us from our initial purpose.   I often begin a post and when finished I have to change the title to reflect the actual post – the burr under my saddle led me off course.  Many of us have burrs under our saddles that […]

5Jul2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Hypocrisy is a Bridge to Nowhere

Local hypocrites beg Feds for money.  That might have been a better headline in a local newspaper.  The actual headline is, “Local Officials rallying for funds.”  This small Missouri community is very conservative – the joke around town is that we have too many churches and not enough strip joints (127 Churches, one strip joint).  […]

29Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Hypocrisy is a Bridge to Nowhere | Continued
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Countrywide and Bank of America

Son, Good news and bad news.  Countrywide is a mortgage lender that has gotten into trouble with greedy lending practices.  The economy caught up with them.  Now the Bank of America is reportedly buying Countrywide for a ba-zillion dollars.  That sound like good news – like maybe the mortgage lending fiasco may be coming to […]

11Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Countrywide and Bank of America | Continued
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Political endorsement, any value?

Son, There is an old axiom in local politics, “When someone or some group endorses you, you get all of their enemies and none of their friends.” Who knows?  We do know that politicians actively seek endorsements. Readers – what do you think – are endorsements valuable? Dad

11Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Political endorsement, any value? | Continued