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Joe Biden is a BAD BOY


VP Biden: Dignity trumps ring-kissing etiquette –

“NEW YORK (AP) – Joe Biden doesn’t kiss up to anyone – whether a queen or a pope. The vice president told a gathering of Irish-Americans in New York City on Thursday that as a young U.S. senator he was to meet the queen of…”

Brian Patrick Cork:

this fascinates me.

“Biden says his mother told him that no one is “better” than him. And while Biden should treat everyone with respect, his mother said her son should also “demand respect.'”

the Queen of England? The Pope? whom else might have earned a hell of a lot more respect than a boorish Vice President of the United States? the Queen inherited her title. but, those two people have to earn their titles every day. Biden was a runner-up.

my own parents, and their parents, as it turns-out, often reminded me that its better to earn respect, not “demand” it.

this, unfortunately, speaks to the whole entitlement issue represented by the Obama administration, and everyone associated with it.

I suppose Biden is a successful politician, for what that’s worth. but, he is just not likable. and, how much do we respect him now that he has basically told the world, and let’s not even get started over our staunchest ally, in Great Britain it can, collectively kiss his ass, because his Mommy said so.

Joe Biden is a BAD BOY.

it’s likely that Pope Francis has washed and kissed poor people’s feet. in fact, that thought may have crossed his mind when Biden failed to respect the Papal influence. Pope Francis’s entire platform is based on humility.

this is about Joe Biden being for himself. not we the people.

"Oh look... There goes Biden's dignity and credibility".

“Oh look… There goes Biden’s dignity and credibility”.

Biden and Obama always come across like the bad guys. smarminess smacks of evil. although Israel did give Obama the Obama awarded Israel’s Presidential Medal of Distinction recently. I wonder if he will wear it while he plays golf with the philandering re-surging Tiger Woods? I wonder what he might say to his daughters if they ask him why they like Tiger? all of that’s a head-scratcher. however, it probably also involves some shadowy dealings that were deemed necessary.

from Obama’s award speech:

“All things are possible, even those things that, in a moment of darkness and doubt, may seem elusive,” Obama said.

that evidently includes sincerity.

…as opposed to simply respecting meaningful traditions that bind society around great deeds.

how did the United States Diplomacy Corps liaison help Biden drop the ball on this one? an entire globe now sees’s the abject ignorance of an arrogant and insecure American blue-blood.

AMENDMENT TO POST (as discussed on Linkedin):

Read the entire message, Ken.

Ali, Churchill, Lombardi et al collectively earned our respect. Ali may have been more brash than the others. But, they all inspired us.

I have yet to see such a quality in Mr. Biden.

– Cork

“Ken Willis wrote: What??????? Demanding/commanding respect is an entitlement??? Guess Mohammed Ali, Churchill, Lombardi, MJordan (and my football coach) were wrong. What am I missing?? – Ken Willis

ORIGIN: Joe Biden is a BAD BOY EXCERPT: the Queen of England? The Pope? whom else might have earned a hell of a lot more respect than a boorish Vice President of the United States? the Queen inherited her title. but, those two people have to earn their titles every day. Biden was a runner-up.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork






shadowy groups known as, THEY, GOVERNMENT and WALL STREET


have you paused when someone invokes the amorphous “they” in a conversation, or lecture? as in, “you know what they say”.

they are insidious. the word, the interlopers, it’s pervasive nature unto itself…

consider these other musings, of my own…

the-truth2that smoking Rabbit again

dire Warnings, indeed

the secret series: in pursuit of They

that word is broadly used around almost anything uncertain, sort of like almost any reference to government and Wall Street.

it’s probably worse with government, especially when it’s invoked as, “the government”. such bodies are meant to be form or function, not an end-all reference as if it’s the best or only example.

here is how we can tie it all together to make you feel really uncomfortable:

“they say the government controls Wall Street”.


“they say the government is a helpless pawn of Wall Street”.

so… can you name the dude, bloke, puppet-master that actually runs the government? whom is actually in-charge of Wall Street? how is the ultimate decision made? is it all in the hands or at the feet of a shadowy group of old men, or smoking rabbits? or, is it really about a black pipe-smoking dog?  where do they get their training? are they actually Muslim youth Soccer coaches? don’t they actually have the most influence? what if Atlas really is shrugging?

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork


Wall Street Journal and Apple


so… let’s doing some reading between the lines.

I completely understand why some brian cork nay-sayers (and Apple-haters) are crowing over the recent pressure on Apple’s stock. but, as a shareholder I am still pleased with both the company’s stock, and it’s terrific products. and, there is probably a reason why Al Gore just exercised a lot of his options in Apple stock. read more about that here, Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock, despite the piece finding a start on CNBC, mind you.


Apple Bloggers Seem Convinced The WSJ Got Played By Stock Manipulators – (and, other, even credible news sources).

“If you don’t  smell stock manipulation  here, I have a bridge to sell…”.

let’s be clear… there is evil at play, amongst all of this. possibly even tomfoolery.

from Brian Patrick Cork on LinkedIN:

this language may be a bit broad. but, here is your driving cause for Apple stock being under so much pressure (Chip is nodding as he reads this). Apple tends to under report it’s forecasts and then outperforms. however, for the last five months “analysts” have touted numbers (expectations?) outside of Apple’s that are not reasonable. then Apple shares get punished because inflated numbers aren’t met. no one (at least those that make a stand for situational awareness, any way) will claim that the Wall Street Journal is a bastion of integrity… But, this was REALLY bad, and blatant. We must read between the lines and hold the media accountable. I address all of this constantly in my blog:

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork




that which we shall not talk about


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

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