Tag Archives: Politics

Reinventing Football With Modern Day Politicos

Quote of the Day: “Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think its important. –Eugene McCarthy What drives TB batty about political discourse is … Continue reading

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Ignorance, Tyranny and Health Insurance

Quote of the Day: “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” –Act IV, Henry VI, William Shakespeare Today’s QOTD is TB’s all time favorite widely misunderstood quotation. The line was written not in commentary of lawyers filing … Continue reading

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If Political Consultants Became Marriage Counselors

Quote of the Day: “You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one–I can’t speak for you, but I’m on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show.”   … Continue reading

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Observations From An Interesting Weekend

Quote of the Day: “And that’s the way it is.” –Walter Cronkite Like most everyone else with even the mildest sporting interest, TB watched with anticipation, hope and fear as Tom Watson lined up his putt for par on the … Continue reading

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PhilosoBuffett

Quote of the Day: 1. If it’s too good to be true it usually is. 2. Always look at how much the other guy is making when he’s trying to sell you something. 3. Stay away from leverage. –Warren Buffett, … Continue reading

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Don’t Tread on Me and Other Reflections on Independence Day

Quote of the Day: She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which … Continue reading

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Who Are You People Anyway?

Quote of the Day: “A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.” –Vice President Dan Quayle TB is loadin up the truck and gettin ready to head out for the long 4th of July … Continue reading

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I’m a Ramblin Baen

TB went to see “The Hangover” last night. It’s the funniest damn movie I’ve seen in quite a while, a true classic. If you haven’t seen it, you must. In some ways its a “formula” movie in that its a … Continue reading

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Another Customer Service Conversation (GTHAT&T edition)

Quote of the Day:     “Discontent is the first necessity of progress.”     —Thomas Edison Before TB shares a laugh with you inspired by the absurdity of a customer service call involving a ten-year customer of a certain … Continue reading

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The Quiet Coup

Quote of the Day:      “Behind the ostensible government lies an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.”     –Teddy Roosevelt If you are interested in the state of our economy and how we … Continue reading

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