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Inspiration For The Day


"Members of Congress should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we could identify their corporate sponsors."

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"The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself"

- J K Galbraith - Annals of an Abiding Liberal

35 comments:

  1. If they are rewarded for achievement with larger bonuses' might we punish them for failure by firing them, without bonuses or other compensation. Succeed and grow prosperous, fail and perhaps find another profession. Like the rest of the world's workers.

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  2. As a matter of fact during the campaign, Obama said he would do exactly that---and demand back any abused funds. Since his election however I believe execs still have been bounding off to exotic retreats or sponsoring reward vacations for super-salespeople using our taxes. Maybe Barack will get his feet under him soon.

    Or...maybe we should invite him in here for a little noodling around. He did say yesterday he'd be "good for a beer" if Slanthead Hannity were to invite him. If he'll drink with that bozo, certainly he'll have one with our Utah.

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  3. All right, then, sir.

    (*sigh* - the things those people will have me do!)

    Mr. Obama's email is obama.barack@fcboe.org And the Bartender just did sent the President of the United States of America an invitation to the Wulfshead. As per your request, sir.

    The gentleman does realize, of course, that President Obama is a buzzy man. At least there are those who hope that he is a buzzy man, sir---And if not, he'd better start getting buzzy in a fast hurry - that's what people say, sir. So, as it is..er...the pressure is on for the President to perform, and I am sure that the gentleman understands that it is unlikely that the President will have much time to drop by the Wulfshead.

    Thank you for the suggestion, sir. If there is anyone else the gentleman would like to recommend, the gentleman knows there is a place, here, dedicated to that purpose.

    The gentleman will be pleased to know that Blue Gal responded to the invitation send to her and dropped by for a drought.

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  4. ..........I meant, "for a draught," sir.

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  5. And does the Blue Gal like our watering hole and smoking room?

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  6. LOL - Come on, now, you didn't really invite Obama to the Wulfshead, did you?

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  7. I did send the customary invitation, sir.

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  8. In response to your question, Ms Savage, Lady Gal did say that she would stop by "for a wee draught," now and then.

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  9. Bartender, I do have someone who has visited and would consider joining the club if invited. However, I don't know how to contact management except in this fashion. Could you send me the instructions? The hyperlink you provided yesterday seemed only to take me to another entry. So may portals to explore.

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  10. Ah, I see what the gentleman means.

    Has the gentleman tried the unusual channels?

    That's what I always do, sir, if I ever need to contact the management.

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  11. Lucky 13, but here's the result at the end of the link~~~

    Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog THE WULFSHEAD does not exist.

    Hmmm, are you the regular bartender or a Valentine replacement?

    Perhaps this is a topic to be discussed privately in the Board Room?

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  12. The Valentine bartender, sir?

    Why, that would be the February 14's shift. That's what I would expect, sir - even for the Wulfshead.

    But the gentleman's better watch out, though. The bartender will, no doubt, try to talk the gentleman into ordering the Valentine. No just any old Valentine, sir. THE Valentine: 1/2 oz. of vodka, 1/3 oz. Chambord, 1/3 oz. chocolate liqueur, and 1/3 oz. Kahlua. But I wouldn't recommend it, sir. Not my kind of a drink---a little too sweet for my taste. But many people do like it.

    I am so very sorry about the missing link. It is the nature of the place, sir. Things are not always what they seem, nor are there always where you thought you 'd left them.

    Missing links... Ah, the things I could tell you about them. The scientists, sir, they have been looking for them for ages. Some of them have been found, I understand. And some are still missing. And so, it was just bound to happen, sir. Sooner or later, some of them occasionally find their way here. And the unusual channels, sir . . . they can be . . well, "unusual," sir.

    Why doesn't the gentleman try this address.

    Let me write it down for you, sir:

    the.unusual.channels@live.com

    I hope this will work to the gentleman's satisfaction.

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  13. Oops, sorry about that, sir.

    The actual address is:

    the_unusual_channels@live.com

    But, the gentleman already knew that, I was told.

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  14. That's all good and well, but has Barack Obama responded to the invitation? I mean, shouldn't we have heard from him by now? That's what I want to know.

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  15. What did the President say?

    Did he respond?

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  16. I am not at liberty to say, sir.

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  17. I didn't know that Valenkine was a bartender.

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  18. No, no, no, not "Varkentine!" "Valentine," Ma'am: the "Valentine bartender!"

    I meant the bartender who will be on duty on Valentine's day.

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  19. How fitting! It would make sense that it be him, then.

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  20. "Valentine's day," Ma'am.

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  21. If you happen to find a pair of gold heart-shaped cufflinks, please let me know. They were a Valentine's gift last year. I'd hate to get home and have to say, "I was in the Wulfshead again, and now my links are missing."

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  22. Well, you can't say that you hadn't been warned. Now that I recall, Monda did say something about that, didn't she?

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  23. Monda...and the underbelly of Arkansas. Yes well...I'm not suspecting theft. I don't usually lose things though...especially important links. But then the Bartender says things come and go here, are not what they seem. Maybe they're not missing. Time for another round.

    I don't suppose Utah will be in tonight. It's her big date with that guy from 49 years ago. Wow, what an opportunity to get so fulfilled she'll flip inside out!

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  24. Hmmm... we haven't heard back from Utah in a while. Do you think she got lucky?

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  25. Speaking of which, any luck with the missing cuff links?

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  26. Lost and Found just posted some kind of a notice. As it turns out, they keep lost items in several boxes, and it does appear that they do have a few cufflinks.

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  27. Yes dear friends, the missing links are among that batch! What a relief.

    Earlier I was honored when the bartender brought me a note from Concierge Lloyd him(?)self referring me to Lost and Found.

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  28. As for Ms. Savage, yes Tom, perhaps she got lucky. She certainly had high hopes. Maybe the activities of the evening continue on into a second and third day. I remember this Mexican girl one time...but enough...

    Or perhaps she didn't survive the event...went up in a puff of smoke or something. Can the concierge send out a messenger to check on her?

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