Thanksgiving – We Were There!

At this time of year we like to take time to remember Jonathan’s great grandpa Richard Warren who was not only a passenger on the Mayflower but among the ten men in the landing party with Myles Standish at Cape Cod on November 11, 1620.  Warren co-signed the Mayflower Compact and was one of  19 signers who surved the first winter.   Keep Reading…

The Parable of Beer, Taxation, and Redistribution

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

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Jonathan Hole – The Late Actor

I originally discovered there was an actor named Jonathan Hole when I noticed the name in the credits of an Andy Griffith Show where he played a guest role in several episodes.  It seems that the actor Jonathan Hole had a long and successful career in television playing guest roles on many (if not most) of the top TV shows of all time.  You can learn more by reading the rest of this post and by viewing his entry on the IMDB.

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United Airlines Breaks Guitars

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A musician named Dave Carroll recently had difficulty with United Airlines after United apparently damaged his treasured $3500 Taylor guitar during a flight.  Dave spent over 9 months trying to get United to pay for damages to his custom Taylor guitar caused by sloppy baggage handling.     Keep Reading…

Mainframe Sales Training Videos

Early in my career I worked for Attachmate and later CompuWare selling mainframe software solutions.  This video “training” series is a great parody of IT sales, especially in the good ‘ole days! (think Dunder Mifflin meets IBM)  You should watch the entire series in order as the concepts build on each other!

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Martin Luther King – Republican?

It should come as no surprise that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. In that era, almost all black Americans were Republicans. Why? From its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. And as one pundit so succinctly stated, the Democrat Party is as it always has been, the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks. The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950s and 1960s.
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A Few Good Expenses!

This is a great video to haul out at the next sales meeting when the travel and expense police are reviewing the latest policies and procedures! (Warning: bad language at end of video)

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