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Fire Up the Fox News Crack Pipe

Americans look down their nose at the fraying ends of other cultures, with little reflection on our own. Some rural back-country Chinese folks eat bats? Huh. In parts of back-country America people fuck sheep when they’re not diddling their sister and handling rattlesnakes. You did not know? I assure you, it’s true. In America, we hunt and eat every kind of wild and domestic animal, including animals so similar to humans (pigs and cows) they are used as body pa...
Tags: Google, Pets, America, Joe Biden, Social Security, Fox News, Republican Party, Fdr, Hoover, Rogers, Tucker Carlson, Will Rogers, Herbert Hoover, Tennessee Valley Authority, Works Progress Administration, Hopi


Podcast #698: The Secrets of Public Speaking From History’s Greatest Orators

Despite the fact that public speaking remains an important and relevant skill in our modern age — you never know when you’ll need to give a toast at a wedding, pitch an idea at work, or champion a proposal at a city council meeting — most of us get very little instruction these days in how to do it effectively. Fortunately, my guest says, we can look to the great orators of the past to get the public speaking education we never received. His name is John Hale, and he’s professor of archeology...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Athens, Lincoln, John, Public Speaking, Gettysburg, PAUL, Abraham Lincoln, Will Rogers, Patrick Henry, John Hale, Demosthenes, Money & Career, Winston Churchill Guide


Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Twenty-Four; 31 Mar 2021

The 24th in a series of short story anthologies averaging around 100,000 words each. The stories are waifs and strays published in newspapers and magazines, but which have not been collected in print Author's own collections, nor in other anthologies; or have been, but those collections or anthologies are not in print. All are in the Life+70 Public Domain. As usual I have given the vital dates of the authors, and also the original magazine or newspaper source. 1: The Sovereign of the Sea / Albe...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Clifford, Will Rogers, Wiles, Aidan de Brune, Otis Adelbert Kline, George Allan England, Raoul Whitfield, Giesy, Richard Wetjen, Sasassa Valley Arthur Conan Doyle, Tlaxpam Otis Adelbert Kline, Junius B Smith, Minna Lang Charles Michael Williams, Tommy Lawn Albert Richard Wetjen


Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Twenty-Four; v1, 31 Mar 2021

The 24th in a series of short story anthologies averaging around 100,000 words each. The stories are waifs and strays published in newspapers and magazines, but which have not been collected in print Author's own collections, nor in other anthologies; or have been, but those collections or anthologies are not in print. All are in the Life+70 Public Domain. As usual I have given the vital dates of the authors, and also the original magazine or newspaper source. 1: The Sovereign of the Sea / Alb...
Tags: Books, Kindle Books, Clifford, Will Rogers, Wiles, Aidan de Brune, Otis Adelbert Kline, George Allan England, Raoul Whitfield, Giesy, Richard Wetjen, Sasassa Valley Arthur Conan Doyle, Tlaxpam Otis Adelbert Kline, Junius B Smith, Minna Lang Charles Michael Williams, Tommy Lawn Albert Richard Wetjen


"The effort by Ms. Harris to address the root causes of migration, which can take years, is..."

".... unlikely to quickly produce the swift action demanded by Republicans and some Democrats to reduce the overcrowding at the border."From (NYT).The "root causes" language is a reference to something Harris said: "While we are clear that people should not come to the border now, we also understand that we will enforce the law. We also — because we can chew gum and walk at the same time — must address the root causes that cause people to make the trek."Walking and chewing gum at the same time...
Tags: Texas, Law, Metaphor, George Carlin, Quora, Gum, HARRIS, Will Rogers, Lyndon Johnson, LBJ, Gerald Ford, Ann Althouse, Insults, Flatulence, Kamala and immigration


Native American comedy is explored in new book ‘We Had a Little Real Estate Problem’

There’s a joke that comedian Charlie Hill,  the first Native American to do comedy on network television, told on “The Tonight Show” in the 1970s: “I’m Oneida,” Hill said of his tribal affiliation. “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.’ That punchline is now the title of Kliph Nesteroff’s book “We Had a Little Real Estate Problem,” published Feb. 16 from Simon & Schuster, exploring the history of Native Americans and comedy. Nesteroff ...
Tags: Books, New York, Hollywood, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Williams, Wisconsin, Cleveland, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Hill


Reviewing key tax changes, and the presidents that championed them, on Presidents Day 2021

President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, addresses the Department of Defense. (White House Facebook page photo) It's a new tax year, a new filing season belatedly underway and a new Administration with some ideas on tax changes. Every time a new president moves into the Oval Office, especially one of the opposite party, political wags try to make pithy observations. Personally, I bow to some esteemed wits of the past, like Will Rogers, who said, "The difference betwee...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Obama Administration, White House, Reagan, Joe Biden, Intelligence, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Wyoming, Tennessee, House


Mater Dei alumnus JT Daniels leads No. 13 Georgia over Mississippi State

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — After waiting almost 15 months for this moment, JT Daniels took a knee and soaked up the cheers from the socially distanced crowd. There were only about 20,000 fans at Sanford Stadium, but it sounded more like the usual 92,000. “JT! JT! JT!” they chanted over and over again. Making quite a debut between the hedges, Daniels threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns as No. 13 Georgia held on for a 31-24 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday night. Playing for the first time s...
Tags: Mississippi, Sports, LSU, Georgia, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Athens, College sports, Mississippi State, SEC, Auburn, Jackson, Usc, Rogers, Burton


A fresh face, Konstantine Anthony, snares the spotlight in Burbank City Council race

Burbank council candidate, Konstantine Anthony, (Courtesy photo) A newcomer to Burbank politics found himself in the driver’s seat in the race for a City Council seat in Burbank on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Konstantine Anthony led the pack on Election Day, ahead of candidate Nick Schultz and Tamala Takahashi for two seats on the dais, leaving current Councilmember Timothy Murphy in the dust. “I’m very excited about the results,” Anthony said. “It’s a long time coming. I ran a very bold and progressi...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Anthony, Murphy, Burbank, Schultz, Will Rogers, Herman, Takahashi, Nick Schultz, Tim Murphy, Magnolia Park, Paul Herman


Newcomer takes early lead as Burbank voters fill two City Council posts, weigh eviction/rent measure

See the latest election results after 8 p.m. A newcomer to Burbank politics was ahead in early returns on Tuesday evening in the race for a City Council seat. Konstantine Anthony led the pack, ahead of candidate Nick Schultz and Tamala Takahashi for two seats on the dais, possibly leaving current Councilmember Timothy Murphy in the dust. “I’m very excited about the results,” Anthony said. “It’s a long time coming. I ran a very bold and progressive campaign. I’m the candidate that got the most vo...
Tags: Elections, News, Supreme Court, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Anthony, Trump, Murphy, Burbank, Schultz, Will Rogers, Herman, Takahashi, Nick Schultz, Palmdale


Election 2020: Candidates, measures up for vote in Burbank, Calabasas, Palmdale and Santa Clarita

Residents in small cities in and around the San Fernando Valley may have their eyes on the Nov. 3 presidential race but the results of city officials races and rent/tax measures in their hometowns may have a bigger impact on their everyday quality of life. Here is a sampling of local races: BURBANK Eight candidates ran for two seats on the City Council. Konstantine Anthony and Nick Schultz had an edge in early results over the other six candidates. The candidates ran for two open seats. One se...
Tags: Elections, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Will Rogers, Franklin, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Linda Sanchez, Castellanos, Nick Schultz, Palmdale


Election 2020: Eight candidates running for two seats on Burbank City Council

BURBANK CITY COUNCIL The race: There are eight candidates vying for two open seats in this race. One seat is left vacant by Emily Gabel-Luddy who is not seeking reelection. The second up for grabs was initially left vacant when the mayor died in 2018 and the council appointed a replacement. A majority of the candidates who are throwing their hats in the ring for the first time are registered Democrats. Burbank council candidate, Tim Murphy, (Courtesy photo) Appointed Incumbent: Tim Murph...
Tags: News, Oregon, White House, Disney, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Warner Bros, City Council, Screen Actors Guild, Anthony, Rogers, Murphy, Los Angeles County, Burbank, University of Oregon


Was the Democratic National Convention supposed to be a parody?

Hey, Ben Affleck: Did you script the Democratic National Convention we just saw? After all, you directed the 2012 Academy Best Picture winner “Argo” about the CIA and Hollywood creating a fake science-fiction movie to rescue American hostages. But by the time the convention ended, I wondered if I, a Democrat, had actually fallen into Alice’s rabbithole. Everything seemed upside down, a parody of profound political proportions. Consider it: On Thursday, Biden emerged from the bunker he’s been sta...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, Opinion, Senate, Iraq, Ben Affleck, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Chicago, Soccer, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, Cia


Houston PD should shut down Narcotics Division based on problems revealed in (redacted) audit

Readers of this blog know Grits is a solutions-oriented guy, so stick with me because I've got one here. The audit of the Houston PD Narcotics Division was finally released last week, albeit with officer names annoyingly redacted. Sam Walker, an old-school criminologist from the University of Nebraska who's seen a lot of dysfunctional agencies in his day, declared that, “The number and variety of errors looks like an operation completely out of control,” reported St. John Barned-Smith in the ...
Tags: Law, Houston, Turner, Houston Chronicle, Bryant, Will Rogers, Harris County, University of Nebraska, Acevedo, Sam Walker, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Goines, Gene Wu, John Barned Smith, Narcotics Division


Three Books with a Sense of Humor for Serious Leaders

“The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form,” says Canadian businessman and politician Stanley J. Randall. That should give anyone pause, it's both funny and true. It's funny because it's true. Being funny at work is a difficult proposition. Yet, “A company is known by the people it keeps,” said Will Rogers. He was an American stage and film actor, and for that reason knew a thing or two about performance. In all seriousness, play is serious busines...
Tags: Marketing, Will Rogers, Valeria Maltoni, Stanley J Randall, Johan Roos, Bart Victor


Walks in the parks: 13 getaways to excite outdoor enthusiasts

From sun-kissed beaches to breathtaking outdoor scenery, it’s no wonder Southern Californians enjoy spending so much time in the fresh air. Some of the best parks, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds and even underwater landscapes in the country can be found right here. Note that with coronavirus-related closures, hours and available activities at each location may be limited. So, it’s best to check online for the latest information. Orange County Bolsa Chica State Beach Pacific Coast Highway, H...
Tags: Hollywood, California, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, San Diego, Jim Carrey, Pacific Coast Highway, Rogers, Central Park, Huntington Beach


Beach bummer: Junior lifeguard programs cancelled throughout LA County, Seal Beach  

It’s a rite of passage that has happened along Southern California beaches for decades, a way for youngsters to learn water safety skills and spend their summers covered in sand and the salty sea. But this year is turning out to be a beach bummer of a summer. Seal Beach Junior Lifeguards celebrate the end of their seven-week summer program with a shaving cream fight on the sand north of the pier in Seal Beach, CA, on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The ritual is an annual battle to mark to last day...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Long Beach, West Coast, Local News, Beaches, Medina, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Chris Pierce, Los Angeles County


Biden surge keeps Sanders’ socialism at bay

Only a week ago, Democrats were in disarray, as Bernie Sanders was building a commanding presidential primary lead. Party leaders understandably were frantic, while Republicans cheered the prospect of running against an avowed socialist. It was reminiscent of humorist Will Rogers’ famous quip, “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” Then a funny thing happened on the way to a feared George McGovern-style wipeout. As the party turned to last Saturday’s South Carolin...
Tags: California, Opinion, White House, Massachusetts, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Editorials, House, Bill Clinton, Las Vegas, Party, Biden


Los Angeles’ First Olympics Changed It Forever

What sort of city did spectators, athletes and journalists see when they arrived in Los Angeles in the summer of 1932? It was, to be sure, not the same shambling village that had bid for and won the Olympics nine years before. LA’s population had doubled, to 1,470,516, during the decade. The dusty pueblo had burgeoned into a world center for moviemaking, oil drilling, and citrus production. No fewer than six daily newspapers covered the region, all now boisterously heralding the Olympic Games. O...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, Washington, La, White House, Virginia, Los Angeles, Paramount Studios, Groucho Marx, Amelia Earhart, Washington Dc, New York Times, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Ioc


Opinion: Reagan vs. Carter holds a crucial lesson for 2020 Dems

Will Rogers once quipped, "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."
Tags: News, Reagan, Stories, Carter, Will Rogers


Reagan vs. Carter holds a crucial lesson for 2020

Will Rogers once quipped, "I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat."
Tags: News, Reagan, Stories, Carter, Will Rogers


brand trust

“Customers are in the midst of a trust crisis,” Salesforce CMO Stephanie Buscemi recently observed. Citing a Salesforce study, she said “54% of customers don’t think companies operate with their best interests in mind.” Richard Edelman made a similar observation after the Edelman 2019 Brand Trust Survey published earlier this year: “Eighty-one percent say, ‘Trust in brands is an important part of my purchase behavior,’ but only one-third of people say they trust the brands that they buy....
Tags: Branding, Ann Handley, Will Rogers, Richard Edelman, Stephanie Buscemi, Brand Purpose, Edelman 2019 Brand Trust Survey, Bethany Johnson


Sharing knowledge this Native American Heritage Month

I am a proud tribal member of Doyon, one of the 12 Alaska Native regional corporations. Unlike the “lower 48” states, Alaskan Native tribes are organized as incorporated entities. My family has lived and fished in Alaska for generations; we have a fish camp on the Yukon River where we come together every summer to live off the land, with no running water, no electricity and no access except by boat. Growing up each summer on the Yukon has taught me the importance of knowledge sharing—passing tra...
Tags: Google, California, Alaska, Google Earth, Oklahoma, Rogers, Yukon, Fairbanks Alaska, Will Rogers, Yukon River, Columbia River, Alaska Native, Shauna, Cherokee Nation, Dontae, Heritage Month


LIFE IMPROVES AT FORTY, ESPECIALLY FOR THE SAN DIEGO JAZZ FEST and SWING EXTRAVAGANZA (Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2019)

The 1932 best-seller (with a Will Rogers movie a few years later): Even before I was 40, I was slightly suspicious of the idea, even though it came from better health and thus longer life expectancy.  Was it an insult … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, San Diego, Jazz, Happy Birthday, Will Rogers, High Sierra, John Gill, Tim Laughlin, Generosities, Hotter Than That, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love


Austin should freeze police hiring until pension problem resolved

Since the local press has ignored the topic, let's delve a bit deeper into the pension crisis at the Austin Police Department. As Grits reported yesterday, an audit released in July found that the city will never cover its police pension liabilities at current contribution rates.Bizarrely, in response to this news, some at city hall have claimed they need to hire MORE police officers with exorbitant pension promises so they can pay for the retiring officers. This argument fundamentally misunders...
Tags: Law, Police, Austin, Social Security, Dallas, Pensions, City Council, Apd, Marketwatch, Will Rogers, Census Bureau, Austin Police Department, Gritsforbreakfast


Lorraine Warren, Paranormal Investigator and Inspiration Behind ‘The Conjuring’ Series, Has Died

Real-life ghost hunter Lorraine Warren, who, with her late husband Ed, inspired The Conjuring series, has died at 92. The Warrens made a name for themselves investigating several famous hauntings, most notably the Amityville Horror case. In 2013, Vera Farmiga portrayed Lorraine in James Wan’s hit horror film The Conjuring, which would go on to inspire both sequels and an entire cinematic universe. While the veracity of Lorraine’s psychic abilities are dubious at best, her intentions were likely...
Tags: Facebook, Death, Movies, Warren, Ed, Annabelle, Will Rogers, Perron, Lorraine, Connecticut Post, McKinnell, Amityville Horror, Warrens, Steve Novella, James Wan, Vera Farmiga


6 Interview Outfits That Are Anything but Typical

First impressions are everything!The real world seems like a scary place, and what’s worse is that at our age, everyone seems equally qualified for every job. So often, two candidates have similar grades and are equally knowledgeable, with similar work experience and brilliant resumes. So, what sets one apart from the other? How could anyone possibly pick between the two? This is where the interview comes in; the chance to meet a member of the company face to face and show them what a wonderful ...
Tags: Interview, College, Job Interview, Suit, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Will Rogers, Blazers, Steve Madden, Fashion Tips, Interview Outfits, Jumpsuits, Neckerchief, Business Formal, What To Wear To Interview, Metropolitan Museum of Art StoreThis


data, privacy, and brand trust

Last week’s NYT exposé into the intimate location data collected and shared by mobile apps (including one app that tracked a user’s location more than 14,000 times a day) is the latest in a constant stream of bombshell data privacy revelations in 2018. A recent GlobalWebIndex survey found that 72% of consumers in the US and UK are more aware of how companies collect and use their personal data than they were 12 months ago. 70% are now more concerned about online privacy. They also found that ...
Tags: UK, US, Sap, Branding, Ann Handley, Will Rogers, Cochrane, GlobalWebIndex, Data-driven Marketing, Kevin Cochrane


The Difference Between Narcissism & Narcissistic Personality Disorder

People throw around the term “narcissism” all the time. And that’s not surprising, in an age where our technology (e.g., social networks and social media) reinforce narcissistic behaviors through social comparisons. What can get confusing is understanding the difference between a personality trait — narcissism — and a full-blown personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder. Let’s dive into understand the similarities and differences between these two related psychological concepts. ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Personality, Narcissism, Narcissistic Personality, Will Rogers, NPD, Navel gazing, Healthy Narcissism, Marie Hartwell Walker Ed


The best US national parks in winter

Winter may not seem like the ideal time to visit the wilds of a national park, but really there’s no bad time to enjoy the beauty of America’s public lands. Some national parks situated in temperate, even tropical climates are better to visit in winter, free from the scalding heat of summer. If you’re a snow bunny, you’ll enjoy relative quiet in some of the larger parks that are visited en masse during warmer months. No matter your preference, you’ve got plenty of choices. From Hawaii to Utah...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Utah, Yosemite, Colorado, US, America, Earth, United States, National Parks, Hawaii, Tennessee, John Muir, Calistoga, Ansel Adams, Mark Twain