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Biden’s Infrastructure Bill. A Conservative Win.

In 1993, a comedian came to prominent attention with his unique and very relatable approach. Jeff Foxworthy released the comedy album titled “You Might Be a Redneck If…”.  His signature bit was packed with jokes like “If when you cut your grass you find a car… you might be a redneck.”. By appealing to blue collar workers, and those whoContinue readingBiden’s Infrastructure Bill. A Conservative Win.

Why can’t Big Bird be our friend anymore?

Boys and girls, have you been seeing Big Bird in the news lately? Big Bird recently shared on Twitter that he had gotten the Covid 19 vaccine.  Since then, some media outlets, and at least one vaccinated politician responded, saying bad things about Big Bird’s positive message. They’re saying that our neighborhood friend has become a puppet of the GovernmentContinue readingWhy can’t Big Bird be our friend anymore?

I’ve never been Trick or Treating. Here’s why I always will from now on.

Every year on October 31st, scores of children fill the neighborhoods with activity. They’ll run the streets (looking both ways) creatively dressed to impress, scare or  invite a laugh. Their cheaply made costumes are designed to look like recent television or movie characters, or more traditionally, to depict some otherworldly character or a ghoul from beyond the grave if notContinue readingI’ve never been Trick or Treating. Here’s why I always will from now on.

Why we don’t trust advertisers and politicians

As marketers, we’re constantly pondering the form of that perfect message to generate allure and persuade customers to purchase our product. We create clever branding statements and advertisements often overstating the advantages of our product while avoiding any mention of its weaknesses.  The pattern is like this. Create ads, make promises, get sales, repeat. Advertisers tell you what you wantContinue readingWhy we don’t trust advertisers and politicians

Everything they don’t tell you about how to make the perfect old fashioned

In 1880, a decade marked by economic prosperity and innovation, James E. Pepper changed the world, perhaps forever. It was at the The Pendennis Club in Louisville, KY where it happened. Pepper took a lump of sugar, Angostura bitters and some whiskey and created The Old Fashioned Cocktail hereafter known as an old fashioned. If you are one to imbibe,Continue readingEverything they don’t tell you about how to make the perfect old fashioned

With our 3.5 Trillion Dollars, Should We Fight Crime or Poverty?

What should we do with all of our money? There are two big things in the news right now. First, the republicans and the democrats are having a friendly discussion about how to spend all of our money. This includes Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with a 3.5 trillion dollar spending bill at hand. As is the American tradition, theContinue readingWith our 3.5 Trillion Dollars, Should We Fight Crime or Poverty?

The United States Has The Worst Healthcare in the World

Since we’re finally through the pandemic (LOL), I suppose it’s time to talk about our healthcare system more broadly. In an effort to understand views about our healthcare system, I conducted a non-scientific survey on social media. I was able to confirm that this is indeed a very controversial topic, but unable to determine almost anything else. That’s the problemContinue readingThe United States Has The Worst Healthcare in the World