Monthly Archives: November 2008

Exxon CEO Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Does anybody remember the story about greedy oil companies, their rapacious CEO’s and Big Oil’s conspiracy to bankrupt the American Consumer?  In 2006 the average price per gallon of gasoline was around $2.00.  By July 7, 2008 the price had … Continue reading

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Letter to Nancy and Harry

Before I launch into this week’s blog, let me say that there have been times in my life when I’ve been both hypocritical and nonsensical.  Nobody is perfect.  However, public officials stand on a broader stage and their actions affect … Continue reading

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Wishing Obama Well

Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States.  I wish him well.  I predicted his election nearly two years ago (See “My Crystal Ball” from December 2006) in this blog, so I’m not surprised that he won.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to our New Website Layout!

You will undoubtedly notice that the homepage of this website has changed, thanks to the assistance of my Son, Tad.  The photo of Wrigley Field is gone for now.  Instead I’ll feature a shot of the front porch at our … Continue reading

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Election 2006: Few Good Choices on Tuesday

I have voted for nearly 30 years now and I cannot remember any election when I’ve felt less motivated to go to the polls.  The candidates’ fiscal irresponsibility, negative advertising, lack of character, and inability to effectively communicate has left … Continue reading

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Read These Truths Before You Vote on Tuesday

The French economist Frederic Bastiat might have summed up Tuesday’s election best when he said, “Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”  After listening to politicians for nearly two years … Continue reading

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