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Cold Fusion – Pete Carroll Yo Edition

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made a good decision when he chose to pass the ball against New England’s goal line defense. On second down. With thirty seconds to go. And one time out left. The Patriots were thinking run. Pete chose pass. Zig versus zag. Like the old line from baseball goes “Hit it […]

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Turn The Page, Grandpa has Pregnancy Coverage.

How fitting. President Obama’s soon to be barely remembered line from Tuesday’s State of the Union (#SOTU) is “turn the page.” Full disclosure – I did not watch the #SOTU address largely because there were so many other available options on cable that same night in which the outcome was not predetermined. Honestly, why watch […]

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Free Pizza and Community College

Last week, our youngest daughter Nora, now 15, approached me and asked if she could have some money for some food. Fifteen feet behind her was our soon to be renovated kitchen which had food that had already been purchased with after tax dollars and delivered to her house free of charge by her parents. […]

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Jailhouse Joe and Mitt 3.0

The morning text from my dear friend, Jack Mitchell of the Murfreesboro Mitchells, began “So, let me get this straight…he (does the wah wah) his 17 year old secretary and he’s a good guy?” The “He” my good friend, fraternity brother, boon traveling companion, Jack Mitchell of the Murfreesboro Mitchells, himself a defense attorney, is […]

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Obama No Show, Mitt’s a Go, Buckeyes are VERY #1

Obama No Shows in Paris That President Obama decided not to attend a rally of world leaders in Paris Sunday should not come a shock to anyone who has watched this president over the last six years. He’s aloof, a raging narcissist, and focused on his goals. He is, after all, getting ready for another […]

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Tough Calls

Sports “The Call” – Big controversy out of the NFC semifinal game at Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field – that is until you see Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant not actually catch the ball because, as the video replay clearly shows, the ball hit the aforementioned Tundra. When the ball hits the ground – […]

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Cold Fusion – Trend Following Edition #1

One locality in the Commonwealth of Virginia has voted almost exactly the same way as the entire state in the last FOUR statewide elections. Four for four. No other locality is even close to this performance. Look at this consistency: UPDATED VERSION! Dr. Bob Holsworth corrected me on the 2006 US Senate results – previous […]

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Dear Son – Another not so Ultimate Tip

Dear Son, This Ultimate Tip from the kids at Tickld.com comes in at #18 – Never Leave a Pint Unfinished. I’m going to disagree here. Some beers just should not be consumed – if that’s the case tell the bartender that the beer has gone bad, or the taps are not clean, or the glass […]

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Cold Fusion – Politics Post U.S. v McDonnell Edition

Politics in Virginia changed forever after Bob and Maureen McDonnell were found guilty in federal court on September 4th and if you think the changes are all good, I would offer a Jimmy Buffett inspired “slightly different point of view.” Many will default to the wrong conclusion that the verdict will “clean things up” in […]

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Dear Son – Learn how to shake hands – Tips #16 and # 23

Dear Son, A good handshake goes a long way in life. The authors of this list apparently could not combine them into one; however, technology is not that big of an issue to do so. “Give a firm handshake” (16) and always stand to do so (23). The key here is what is a firm […]

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