Much is made in the media about exorbitant salaries of corporate CEOs. Even as a capitalist the compensation that some CEOs get seem way over the top, but that is between them and their stockholders. One thing about CEOs, however, is that they generally are responsible for what happens to their company in good times and in bad. The buck stops there.
This is the best summary about the events around the September 11, 2012 attack on our diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. It has only taken eight months for this to get some press outside of Fox News and British papers…
One cannot both feast and become rich – Ashanti proverb
Before seeking revenge, dig two graves – Chinese proverb
Man must sit with mouth open for very long time before roast duck fly in – Chinese proverb
May you live in interesting times – Chinese proverb
May the worst day of your past be better than the best day of your future - Chinese curse
It is all very well in practice, but it will never work in theory – French proverb
Birds of prey do not sing – German proverb
Above all, LIBERTY – Greek proverb
This is a very good book by Glenn Beck that will be devoured by his fan base and heartily ignored by most everybody else as he exposes the truth about gun control. In Control, Beck and his coauthors use the most common arguments of the gun control crowd and not only questions the “data” that they love to quote, but shows that their data is wrong. He also uses many of their direct quotes as an introduction to the sections. Glenn Beck’s purpose was to give us the ammunition (I couldn’t resist that one) to respond to the lies often used by the Michael Bloomberg’s of our world.
In honor of Rush Limbaugh’s birthday (I have no idea when it is, but needed a reason to print these) here is a list of his thirty five Undeniable Truths of Life. According to Mr. Limbaugh number one is no more important than number 35 and are numbered simply for ease of reference. Rush has a way of getting under the skin of progressives and though I am not surprised to hear folks disparage him, it is disappointing.
This is the second Seal Team Six novel by Don Mann featuring fictional SEAL Team leader Thomas Crocker. Crocker and his men find themselves in and around Libya after the fall of Gaddafi looking for weapons of mass destruction. Needless to say in Hunt the Scorpion they find themselves in the middle of some pretty intense action. The novel moves fairly quickly and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The end sort of leads you to the next book which I generally dislike, but Mann completed the story well enough for my taste.
Something is happening in Spam-land as the number of spam comments has exploded lately. I am well over 100,00 for the life of this blog. That’s not so much of an achievement as a pain in the butt deleting all of them. As usual here are some of the highlights from the last batch…
August 12, 2011: “Was Catsup Used As Medicine?” [Since I was raised in Pittsburgh I have mixed emotions about this spammer. First it's Ketchup not catsup! Second it could have been medicine, but generally it's used to cover whatever flaws there were in the meal cooked. Lastly I am assuming that they are talking about Heinz Ketchup as there are no other brands.]
First off I am amazed at how far author Brad Taylor has improved as a writer and storyteller. Awesome. In his latest Pike Logan thriller, Enemy of Mine, the members of the Taskforce jump around Europe and the middle east trying to stop an old nemesis and discover perhaps a bigger threat. Taylor touches on some of the terrorist organizations in the regions which would certainly cause criticism…not because it isn’t true, but because we don’t talk about it. There are many in the Middle East who are against the peace process and will go to great lengths to stop it.
Demicans and Republicats that’s what they are; the two political parties. They often fight and try to outwit each other, but far too often they get together and that’s when we really get screwed. They were recently at it over Obamacare. Oh the Republicans still officially hate it and the Democrats conversely love it, but lately neither are as far apart as would normally make me comfortable. The Politico reported that;
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