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Friday, December 31, 2010

Carol Moseley Braun vs Marion Barry vs Betty Loren Maltese

I've been thinking a lot about Carol Moseley Braun's audacity to enter the Chicago mayoral race had me thinking about former Washington DC mayor Marion Barry and Former Cicero town president Betty Loren Maltese. Funny connection they all have.

Braun has, incidentally, never gone to prison, but I personally wouldn't trust her watching my hound dog.

Betty Loren Maltese: She received national attention for her role in an insurance scam which robbed the town of $12 million. (Wikipedia)
Marion Barry: His celebrity transformed into international notoriety in January 1990, when Barry was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and arrested by FBI officials on drug charges. (Wikipedia)

Carol Moseley Braun: Chicago Democrats survive their scandals by multiplying them, hoping the unbroken monotony of misdeeds will anesthetize the public. But Moseley-Braun may have overdone it even after some notable campaign finance excesses in 1992. (George Will)

Then again, Rahm Emanuel is running after qutting his post (just like Sarah Palin, only he was serving our nation, not a barely populated state), and everyone yawns.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas, Fig Puddy, Santa's Gut, and An Amazing Foul Shot Stuck on the Rim

Christmas is, if nothing else, a time when people are culturally forced to be nice to each other. While this guy is a little crude about it, he gets it. Even the most bitter, angry, hateful people slow down a little. They might not see the full reality of Christmas, but halfway there is a start.

Me, I have, as most of you have, plans to have dinner with family. No work today, or tomorrow, but back Monday hawking and slinging everything I've got.

To the mystery visitor to this blog who donated to my cause, thank you. May God bless you, too.

I hate fig pudding. It sounds awful.

Getting a good hot bowl of a thick hearty soup is one way to watch out for the cold mornings.

So Merry Christmas. Be thankful, be warm, and don't get too cynical out there. It is Jesus Christ's birthday. Don't ruin it for Him.

The News
The Madoff Chronicles: Inside the Secret World of Bernie and RuthRonny Santo died. Sad. Always liked him. So did Madoff's kid. Can't say nothing nice about a guy I never knew. Santa has been declared a fatty.

Speaking on Ronny, or at least thinking of sports, did you see the Idaho State player's foul shot gets stuck on front rim? Amazing.

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