Monthly Archives: November 2012

Edgy Powerball Plans

Jackasses should realize that the $570 million jackpot would have only funded the federal fix for 86 minutes, so Lotto Luck with that plan of living on the fiscal edge. 

 h/t: Dana Summers

Taxing Public Perception

How easily the public’s perception is taxed.  So enough about the boring stuff like the fiscal cliff or covering up the Obama Administration’s Benghazi bungle, so how about more fluff about the big Lotto winners

Professor John Keating on Communication

Lotto Luck Avoiding the Fiscal Cliffs

As American teeters at the edge of the fiscal cliff, and most of the Lamestream Media gave saturation coverage to Powerball mania, it may be instructive to use the lotto fever paradigm to explain the futility of “soaking the rich” via President Obama’s unceasing class warfare campaigning as governing strategy.

As the Heritage Foundation’s graphic illustrates, even confiscating all of the lucky Lotto winners gross (granted government already takes around 50%), this would only fund the Federal Government for 86 MINUTES.

If the American public thinks that by soaking the wealthiest one percent, it will balance the budget, then lotto luck. If they are able to engage in critical thinking, it would behoove them to determine what is someone’s “fair share”. Moreover, since the Obama Administration has defined millionaires downward to just $200,000, they should discern how low the label of the wealthy will go when seizing true millionaire’s incomes only funds the government for around just 100 days. As Ayn Rand observed in Atlas Shrugged: “If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”


Zig Ziglar on Motivation

Orientation Origins?

h/t: Derek Brettle

Half Baked Hostess Humor

Hostess Brands  has shut down bakeries nationwide after a strike by the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union combined with poor with poor management.

But you probably have not heard how Hostess is splitting up 
its assets. It is all earmarked for the District of Calamity. 

  • The State Department took all the Twinkies
  • The Secret Service hired all of the Ho-Hos
  • The generals cornered the Cupcakes
  • and the voters sent all of the Ding Dongs to Congress.
But what about the Wonder Bread?  Will the best thing since sliced bread head to the White House?
That’s dubious as it is probably too white bread for the Obama’s.  Besides, it doesn’t go well with organic arugula. 

R.I.P. Zig Ziglar (1926-2012)

Zig Ziglar, known as the Master Motivator, died of pneumonia in a hospital in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex at the age of 86.  Ziglar was born in Alabama in 1926 but spent much of his youth in Yazoo City, Mississippi.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, Ziglar briefly studied at the University of South Carolina.  But Ziglar chose a career in sales rather than studying and started out selling pots and pans.  He went on to successfully sell for various companies. But as Ziglar improved his pitch and sales increased, he developed a basic philosophy which impacted his personal and professional career for more than half a century.

The Ziglar Way considers action, common sense, fairness, commitment and integrity to be the basis of living well.  Ziglar believed that if you lived by this powers of positive thinking philosophy, you would live a balanced life while achieving significance at work and home.

In the early 1970s, Ziglar began his career as a motivational speaker and corporate trainer.  Along with being a headliner on the speaking circuit, Ziglar  authored 29 books, including 10 best sellers on topics like sales, leadership, personal growth and faith.  His “One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar” is an inspiring daily devotional. His self help classic “See You At The Top” (originally titled “Biscuits, Fleas and Pump Handles”) still generates strong sales thirty years after originally being published.

Though he was known as the World’s Greatest Salesman and a Master Motivator, Ziglar was not all business.  The Ziglar Way reflected his fervent evangelical Christian beliefs and much of Ziglar’s work had subtle evangelization without sounding too preachy.

Ziglar continued to be a feature on the speaker circuit through 2010, despite a tumble down the stairs in 2007 which impacted his short term memory.  When Ziglar appearing in Washington, DC in October 2010, he was joined by his daughter who guided him through his presentation.  Ziglar persiverated on “winning the home court” and did not realize that he had thoroughly covered that point a couple of times before.  Still, the then 84 year old speaker was inspiring and offered earnest down home advice.

Zig Ziglar, Verizon Center Washington, DC October 2010 (photo: Gail Broeckel)

Ziglar’s Facebook page proclaims:

Though his time on earth has ended, he is speaking with Jesus now in his heavenly home… The angels in heaven are rejoicing and his family is celebrating a life well lived.

A fitting tribute for an American Icon.  But as Zig Ziglar would put it:

“This is not the end of your story…Turn the page and start a new chapter.”

Naked Ambition on Capitol Hill

Yesterday, some publicity seeking protesters with naked ambition briefly occupied the ante-chamber to House Speaker John Boehner’s office.

WARNING the video exposes the naked truth from this “happening”. It is not for the faint hearted or those offended by public nudity.

Former Majority Whip Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) quipped “If you are naked, you’re without clothes. If you are nekkid, you’re also without clothes but you’re up to something.”  Aside from generating some titillating news pegs, it is unclear what these demonstrators are really seeking to do.

Presumably, they are agitating over sequestration (a.k.a. the fiscal cliff) during the 112th Congress’ Lame Duck session, but that is a 10% across the board spending reduction. So is their plan to not cut discretionary domestic to make the greenback as worthless as Monopoly money or to follow a donkey plan to extract all savings at the expense of the Pentagon?

Maybe President Obama could show some leadership and offer a real plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, instead of remaining in the role of campaigner-in-chief for class warfare without offering any real solutions.  

But then the protesters would have to move to Lafayette Park and it’s pretty cold in the District of Calamity right now.

One thing is for sure is that these protesters are better bathed than the Occupy types who were permitted to take over McPherson Square last year.

Carl Jung on Adversity