11/22/2004

Apprentice for a Moron

Filed under: — menk @ 1:07 pm

So once again the self proclaimed ‘worlds greatest dealmaker’, Donald Trump has driven his company’s into the toilet. The Trump Casino’s and Hotels has declared bankruptcy. How anyone can take a fundamentally foolproof business like a Casino where the odds mathematically force the house to make money and actually lose money is beyond me.

I guess we will just have to wait for ‘The Donald” to write a self promoting book on the topic to learn how it was done. Perhaps this one will have a more appropriate title like, ‘How to run a business like a Moron

Perhaps the lame Apprentice contestants will realize what a sham it is to want to work for him, but this would be too much to expect.

Hey Donald get a clue and pop your head out!

11/18/2004

Election overdose!

Filed under: — menk @ 8:55 am

So I am starting to get truly annoyed with the media. They spend about two years running up to the Presidential election obsessed with how the Democrats and Republicans stack up and how the election will come out. (We suffered this crap daily for all of 2003 and 2004.)

Now it seems like every other story I hear on the radio and TV is about how the Dems will need to restructure and remessage to change the public perception of them in preparation for the 2008 cycle.

This is insane! The election is done and we shouldn’t have to relive it with the damn ‘talking heads’ spouting huge amounts of conjecture and supposition until it’s time for the next one!

BTW: In my opinion a big factor in the Dems loss was the fact that the public knows they are searching for a message that connects with people. Who is going to trust what someone says they represent if they constantly tweak the message based on what the particular audience they are speaking to wants to hear?

Perhaps they should look inside to see what they actually can stand behind and take a damn position already!

11/16/2004

Medical Malpractice Myths

Filed under: — menk @ 12:20 pm

The United States is in a Medical care crisis. The trial lawyers would have you believe that bringing lawsuits against Doctors for bad outcomes somehow benefits the system and improves healthcare. This is not the case and in fact the skyrocketing cost of Malpractice Insurance has dramatic effects in worsening our national healthcare system.

The President of John Hopkins University (William R. Brody) has written a piece that describes the 5 ‘Myths of Malpractice’ that is quite enlightening for the general public who does not perhaps understand the current issues faced by the medical community.

Contrary to John Edwards and his fatcat Trial Lawyer friends we are facing serious issues that could result in a significant degradation of our Heathcare System. As a result this is everyone’s problem not just a problem for physicians and hospitals.

11/12/2004

Springer Show Candidate

Filed under: — menk @ 4:58 pm

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a candidate for the Jerry Springer show? Well with the power of the Internet ‘wonder no longer’. be Brad!

I ran across this game a few years back and it is hilarious. Brad and his fictitious family and friends are all carved from the lowest end fabric of our country today. So spend a few minutes as Brad and remember “Underpants are a kind of Pants.”

This role playing game is not for kids it’s strictly for the cultured adult.

Leggett Party 2004

Filed under: — menk @ 12:00 pm

Dan and Alyse finally finished a massive project to rebuild their home (adding a whole floor) and it looks great. To celebrate, they hosted a party at the house. Fun was had by all and many beers were demolished. The crew was actually quite well dressed as you can see.

group of bates

You can view all the pictures here

11/11/2004

Bon Voyage

Filed under: — menk @ 6:18 pm

This came to me in the form of an e-mail. I am not sure where it came from but it is amusing. Frankly I cannot wait for the Dixie Chicks to leave the country. Bruce (formerly known as ‘the boss’) Springsteen you are on my “S—T List” so don’t wait here in the US for me to buy any more of your commie music!

Subject: Special Liberal Cruise Offer - For Those Liberals Who Must Leave the Country

Liberal Bon Voyage Cruise!!

We at Carnival Cruise Lines: didn’t forget that a lot of entertainers had promised to leave the country if George W. Bush were to be re-elected President.

With that in mind, we have a Special Offer for those who still want to keep their promise!

Attention: Would Alec Baldwin, Rosie O’Donnell and her wife, Ed Asner, Jeanane Garafalo, Whoopie Goldberg, Al Franken, Michael Moore, Cher, Phil Donahue, Rob Reiner (apparently still a “meathead”), Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, Pierre Salinger, as well as the entire staffs of the LA and NY Times and anyone else who made that promise, please dispose of all US assets and report to Florida for the sailing of the Funship Cruise, “Elation,” which has been commissioned to take you to your new vacation homes in Afghanistan.

You may opt to be dropped off in Somalia or Iraq.

The Florida Supreme Court will sponsor a Farewell Parade in your honor through Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties prior to your cruise.

Please pack for an extended stay… at least four more years.

Note: Since you advocate strict gun control, you may not bring any.

Staffing your voyage is Bill Clinton as captain, Al Gore as cruise director, Grey Davis, Purser Terry Heinz Kerry hopefully will be kept somewhere below decks away from the media.

Monica Lewinsky as the “Cigar and Cigarette Girl”,

Entertainment by the Dixie Chicks and Bruce Springsteen, John Kerry will be our Life Guard in consideration of his past experience in pulling people out of the water. (Unless he decides at the last minute not to go)

He is advocating the elimination of the game “shuffleboard” in favor of his new game he calls “waffleboard” Be sure to pack your flip flops as you will need them while playing!

Ted Kennedy will double as Bartender and Director of Emergency Procedures

Rev. Al Sharpton will provide inspirational services, and Ex-Congressman Gary Condit as intern coordinator.

If you have any questions about making arrangements for your homes, friends and loved ones, please direct your comments to Senator Hillary Clinton. Her village can raise your children while you’re gone, and she can watch over all your money and your furnishings until you return.

“Bon Voyage!”

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