Forbes, one of the central arbiters of conventional business culture, has declared that, in business, if you’re 5 minutes early for an appointment, you are on time, but if you’re on time for an appointment, you’re late.
The implications of this idea are obvious. If you meet expectations, you’re a disgraceful slacker. If you […]
I won’t be rushing out to buy an Apple Watch, and here are the seven reasons why… […]
Last week, I observed that the preparations for National Impeach Obama Week looked sparse and half-hearted. Now that we’re in the middle of National Impeach Obama Week, those weak preparations have extended into an anemic performance.
The images available of impeachment protests so far show a few lonely people standing out on the street corners, […]
Yesterday, a shadowy political action committee gave tens of thousands of dollars to a cheesy Washington D.C. political consulting firm called Candidate Command to send letters to large numbers of voters in the first congressional district of Kansas, telling them that U.S. Representative Timothy Huelskamp shouldn’t be re-elected to Congress this year.
Exactly who from […]
What could be more temporally confused than a political group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction? A direction, if it is truly new, and not merely rehashed elements from an old direction, cannot be reinvented.
How about a group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction 2014, which is a successor to an organization […]
At the airport today, I came across this catalog from Avon, featuring the front cover message that I am “Just in time for the holiday rush.”
What this means, I think: I have, in the nick of time, gained access to a sacred rite of being in a hurry to get to something else.
Memento mori. Do what you can in the time that remains.
My son and his buddies all got together this weekend to watch The Day Of The Doctor, the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. I understand that Doctor Who long ago hit upon a formula of appealing to the audience’s instinctual reaction to predatory pursuit, with a touch of warped reality added alongside playful tweaking […]
It’s the only explanation I can think of.
Checking this afternoon to see what the U.S. Congress is up to today, I see this notice on the official web site of the Senate:
“Monday, Apr 15, 2013 2:00 p.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business.”
Morning business at 2:00 PM Eastern Time? Apparently […]
Readers here know that I am not a big fan of Barack Obama. President Obama has gone too far to the right, repeating too many of the worst mistakes of George W. Bush, to pass my gaze without harsh criticism.
Still, when I see anti-Obama messages from the Republicans, I’m tickled at the unreflective stupidity […]