On this day in history, December 12, 2000
The U.S. Supreme Court put an end to the Presidential election Florida recount between George Bush and Al Gore.
Many American were asking themselves if they would ever vote again. Was the right to vote taken away during the weeks leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision? Maybe it was, maybe it was not. But ironically, the same thing happened in the State of Alabama Governor election two years later. While the apparent winner was celebrating his victory, the votes were still being tallied. Again, people went through a long time period wondering who won the election. Several days later, the other gentleman won the election.
The other day, I went to the post office to mail a simple letter. The cost of the postage was 66 cents.
I didn’t have any cash, so I asked the attendant, “I feel funny using my credit card for 66 cents. Is it all right?” She said, “That’s fine, don’t worry about it.”
Then I said to her, “I never carry cash. I always use my card. If I am ever held up by a robber, I would be in big trouble. Of course, it is my understanding that most thieves today will take plastic. They will take a debit or a credit card. In fact, it would not surprise me if, some day, thieves will rob you on time, and let you go to the bank, take out a loan and finance the robbery.”
Before I left the post office, three people were laughing hysterically.
Asking a Question
This should be a simple thing to do. You ask someone something, and then, you shut up, and let them answer you.
If this is so simple, then why do so many people in the media screw it up? The next time you see an interview on TV, watch closely. The interviewer will ask the question, and then try to answer the damn thing before the person asked is given the chance.
About a month ago, I was listening to a pro football post-game interview of the player who was named the player of the game. He was the kicker. The interviewer asked a question by saying, “How do you guys prepare for a big game? I know that the kicker and members of the specialty teams belong to an exclusive club. You probably do not prepare for a game like the rest of the team, I was just wondering how you guys prepare for a game . . .if you go through the same drills . . .if you . . .” Finally, I said, “Damnit, man, shut up and let him answer the question!”
When someone asks a question, and keeps on talking, I laugh, but I also get irritated.
Most members of the media have no idea how to ask a question. Only three people in the media know how to ask questions:
“Now, do you know how to ask a question? Before you answer this, I want you to understand that I am not trying to insult your intelligence, or make you out to be uneducated, but what I really want you to understand before answering is, . . . .”
YOU GET MY POINT?
Diplomacy can be many things.
Diplomacy can be, poise, politeness, delicacy, finesse, etc.
Diplomacy is being as nice to someone as you have to be.
Diplomacy can be politics, artfulness, and craft.
Diplomacy is making someone feel like you enjoy their company, while, deep down, you know that they are a gigantic PAIN IN THE ASS !
Diplomacy is not ignorance. On the contrary, most of the people to whom you have to show diplomacy are ignorant.
Diplomacy is not impoliteness, rudeness or bad manners. . . . BUT MOST IMPORTANT. . . .
Diplomacy is telling someone to GO TO HELL, after which they are very excited about making the trip.
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Many attribute the beginning of blogging to Justin Hall. He is known as the pioneer blogger. But Mr. Hall is not the one who started blogging.
If you want to know who really started blogging, you have to go back in time, like, two thousand years. The very first blogger was Paul the Apostle. Paul created the first blog, before anyone even knew about blogging, or what blogging is. As one of the first twelve Bishops of the Church, Paul created the greatest blog of all time, The 13 Letters of Paul in the New Testament.
Let’s think about this. There are six requirements that make up a good blog post. Let’s see if Paul’s letters meet these requirements.
- The blog must target its audience. Paul’s letters did this. He targeted Christians. Considering the fact that Christianity was a new thing when he blogged, the market was not exactly saturated.
- The blog must speak to the same audience. Paul was speaking to followers of Jesus Christ. He was also speaking to those who he wanted to be followers of Jesus Christ. Yes, he was speaking the the same audience.
- The blog post must not interesting and useful. Paul’s letters are definitely interesting. If a Christian can’t get interested in Jesus Christ, then something is wrong. His letters are also useful. If they were not useful, what’s the point in praying?
- A good blog post will show, not tell. Paul’s letters have been showing, like for the last two thousand years. Look at the world around you.
- A good blog post has a call to action. Paul definitely had a call to action in his letter. He said, if you want to get to Heaven, you better follow Jesus Christ. Preachers persuade this call to action every Sunday morning.
- A good blog post allows comments. For years, people have been commenting on Paul’s letters – like Every Sunday morning in Church.
Keep another thing in mind. Paul’s letters have received more traffic than any other blog has received, or ever will receive. His letters have been receiving tons of traffic every day for the last two thousand years, and should continue doing the same for the next two thousand years.
So, when it comes to blogging, the first blogger, and the greatest blogger of all time was Paul the Apostle.
Unfortunately, Paul is not blogging anymore. Even if he were still alive, he would not have to blog. He is like a coach who has won five championships. He never has to do anything else, and will walk away a champion. His blogs still receive more traffic today than any other blog has, or ever will receive.
Paul’s blogs still receive more traffic than the blogs written by today’s greatest blogger. AND BY THE WAY, WHO IS TODAY’S GREATEST BLOGGER?
Today’s greatest blogger? That’s a no-brainer !
He has the same name as one of the Apostles, but it is not Paul. It is JOHN !
In his day, Paul the Apostle was the greatest blogger. Today, the greatest blogger in the world is, no doubt, John Chow. If you don’t believe me, Click Here to see his website. This guy is the world champion, and he is absolutely unbelievable. Just imaging what else Paul could have accomplished as a blogger if he had the resources that John has !
John is the owner of one of the biggest blogs in the world and best known for showing the income power of blogging by taking his blog from zero to over $40000 per month in two years.
Over the years, his blog has become synonymous with the term ‘make money online’ and his latest guide – Blogging With John Chow – is an all-in-one treatise on the art of blogging, complete with step by step PDF guides, in-depth videos created by John, along with multiple case studies thrown into the mix.
His 8 years of experience in the Internet Marketing scene have been condensed into bite-sized pieces, making this the complete all-in-one solution to every budding blogger’s arsenal. There is no other dummy proof way for every level of marketer to take advantage of what was once considered a trade secret. You are going to LOVE this.
I don’t know your exact reason for reading this. Perhaps, you want to be entertained. Perhaps you just stumbled on it.
BUT , , , IT you are reading this because you want to be a successful blogger, you have the opportunity to learn from the greatest today, and one of the greatest of all time.
The final episode of “The Fugitive”, starring David Janssen aired. He finally caught the one-armed man, but he played hell doing it. At least this television series had a happy ending.
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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage. It was publicized before their marriage that she was a virgin. If this was the case, Prince Charles created a monster.
Amazon head man, Laurence Kirshbaum is being sued by his former girlfriend, Teresa McCoy for sexual assault, after she came to him about a job. I wonder what her job duties were going to be.
What went wrong. Possibly, Michael Douglas’ portrayal of Liberace in Behind the Candelabra caused him to have a change in preference.
Source: USA TODAY
It appears that Mr. Football, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M will be allowed to play against Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Does it really matter? He may be worse off than before. After last year, Nick Saban is on pissed-off guy.
State District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings Montana sentenced a teacher, Stacey Rambold to 15 years in prison for having sex with a 14 year old. Then, the judge reduced it to 31 days in jail. That’s all the time Mr. Rambold he will need. Some big brute will be attracted to him, and he will have all the sex he ever wanted for a lifetime.
Source: NBC NEWS
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted that he smoked a lot of marijuana 35 years ago, and then decided to go into politics. Why else would he have gone into politics?
President Obama, along with former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton helped Americans remember the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. With the media talking about it three times a week for the past 50 years, how in the hell can Americans forget it?
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A Kentucky man, at his ailing wife’s request, shot and killed her to end her suffering from breast cancer. Now, I ask, is this that thing called LOVE?
Source: ABC News
It appears that there has been a lot of beer drinking in the City of Las Vegas.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Yes, Dallas does have the “secret sauce” for winning super bowls. The secret is, keep Jessica Simpson away from Tony Romo. Then, he will have a better chance of holding on to the football during a field goal attempt.
Source: The Dallas Morning News
What is the penalty for this? I hope the State of Illinois does not seek criminal prosecution for this. After all, they just used the highway. They didn’t steal it.
Source: Chicago Tribune
I suppose that the Government will watch this animal closely, and tell everyone when it has sex. Could you get sexually excited if your girlfriend has a thermometer stuck in her rear end during sex?
First things first. It seems like the kid is going to recover and will be all right. Thank goodness. Now, for the levity. Remember the quote from the old woman in the movie, The Wolf Man. The next time the moon is full, if there is no werewolf roaming around Minnesota, then the legend of the Werewolf is all BS.
Source: CBS NEWS