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Browsing Natural Selection

that which we shall not talk about

January16

I have no gripping insight with or keen desire to engage this activity…

in fact, I feel that is it decidedly pointless.

uh-oh… I have offered insight. DAMN IT!

what would Monty Python make of any of this?

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

give me liberty or give me apathy

November12

I think it’s fair to say, possibly just admit, that I have lost my zeal for blogging.

it’s not that I no longer have opinions, or have discovered apathy, mind you.

however, I awoke this morning with the thought, which is worse apathy or death? or, are they the same?

…seriously…

so… here I am foisting a blog post upon the lot of you.

this is more about me finding other things beyond my own imagination, view, or standpoint to champion. I have been very much involved with Emma Jo and our soccer. despite me as their coach, Emma Jo and her U12 Shockers Nation found themselves 11-0 on the regular season, and finalists in their first bonafide tournament at the prestigious KOHLS Cup. I’ve also been coaching everyone else’s son in Lacrosse these past eighteen months. and, as evidence of my lack of desire to pontificate, I’ll not trouble you with any of those details. …well, at least for the moment.

meanwhile…

I have made a very conscious decision to stop being so hard on Barack Obama. for bad or worse, he is our Commander-in-Chief. we may not know if he is an anti-Christ until it’s to late. my own sixteen-year-old daughter Haley Anne pointed-out that if most Americans voted for the man, they must see something the minority does not.

she’s pretty bright.

so, we are mostly stupid or mostly right.  only time will tell for the rest of us.

on the other hand, maybe this is Gods own way of forcing the laws of natural selection down our collective throats. the European nations favor Obama. but then they are all sliding towards Socialism, and “misery loves company”, as they say, whomever they are. I suspect they conceived of Socialism as they follow apathy as a form of religion.

reference (I dare you): the secret series: in pursuit of They

in any event, with all of it weighing heavily on my mind, I have recalled a poignant, if not foreboding quote from the formidable Alexander Fraser Tyler, from his indomitable (and, certainly foresightful) work, Cycle of Democracy (1770):

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world’s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.”

okay… so, now what next, neighbor? could we hear the words, “give me liberty or give me death”, again? what might only 300 of us do?

we saw Emma Jo off on her first school away trip early this morning. as I brushed touseled hair from her eyes this morning to wake her as gently as I could, my eyes did tear-up somewhat as my mind ran rampant with memories of high intensity and drama from the weekend, natural apprehension around the pending trip, and a earthly fathers keen desire to protect his child from the rigors of an uncertain future. or, would that be opportunity?

God knows, right? I just want to be part of the solution, and not the problem. so, that is my prayer, today.

peace be to our Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

evander holyfield is putting up something other than his Dukes

June3

Brian Patrick Cork so… I’m thinking that a guy that made his living by putting gloves on to get physical with other people might be able to put-on a condom. but, then I realize we are talking about a man that blew through $250MM, and needs help putting on those gloves.

Evander Holyfield Facing Jail Time Over Delinquent Child Support for… hinterlandgazette.com

BABY MAMA DRAMA:  Boxing legend Evander Holyfield could be thrown in jail for being delinquent on child support payments to the tune of $372,097.40, for daughter Emani Holyfield. The Georgia Department of Human Services isn’t playing around. They…

evidently Mr. Holyfield is not interested in Natural Selection – or, he has his own views on such matters. however, he is, himself, unfortunately a fairly good example of Darwin’s theories. he is a “poster boy” for what not to do.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

Facebook and Divorce lawyers

June1

Brian Patrick Cork the article below ↓ is rather fair. it tells you what a mindless journalist thinks.

so… I suppose it’s fair – if you care about things that are pointless.

meanwhile, what it made ME think of is that investors should have known better than to buy the IPO stock. and, I did warn you, here: why other people should buy Facebook (stock).

Facebook is not about financial value, or societal value. part of this is because the Facebook platform is deeply valued by people like divorce lawyers because it’s a great way to find cheating spouses. it’s also great for HR managers that don’t really know how to recruit but want to find the pictures of you doing things you don’t really (after thinking about it) want people to see, so they have an excuse not to hire you.

purchasing Facebook stock at the IPO, and thereabouts, makes you a terrific example of Darwin’s theories around Natural Selection.

oh… and, Barack Obama probably appreciates the whole IPO thing – but mostly because it has drawn more attention away from his own shenanigans. but, you can argue that Obama’s presidency is a lot like Facebook’s IPO, right? a lot of promises, but everyone that wanted the change, and bought in the media-hype, feels like they got taken for a ride.

so… maybe it’s the media that is the truest villain with all of this. they fuel unrealistic expectations and overly tout things that create collateral damage, just like Facebook and…

Actually, Mark Zuckerberg Should Say NOTHING About The Facebook…finance.yahoo.comIn the past few days, as Facebook’s (FB) stock has continued to collapse, a growing chorus of people have been suggesting that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg needs to say something. Specifically, the grumblers say, he needs to…
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