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Obama could be Trump’s Apprentice

May19

so…

yesterday I hauled-off and wrote, Obama and the Apprentice.

that raised some eyebrows, elicited fist-shaking, the gnashing of teeth, emails of admiration, and two marriage proposals.

but, it’s occurred to me that I should have named that post, Obama could be Trump’s Apprentice.

…seriously.

although not soon enough, Obama’s own cartoon side-show, the President will end, and he will be looking for some other way to unhinge our status as a First World Nation. what better way than an obnoxious television show to help further dumb-down the American people and take us off our, collective, guard?

if we keep getting candidates on par with Obama, we might as well use Trump’s the Apprentice format to actually run the general election.

I wonder if, after the next election whether Trump will broadcast a quick television short advising Obama, “you’re fired!”.

meanwhile, I’m looking for Herman Cain. come on brother, lead us!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

Obama and the Apprentice

May18

Donald Trump, that skalawag, has evidently decided not to run for president of the United States.

“I will not be running for president as much as I’d like to. Ultimately, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector,” Trump said.

can you imagine Brack Obama’s relief?

for a few weeks while Trump appeared to be seriously taking a run at the GOP (Republican Party) nomination, he was hanging his hat on the “birther” issue. it got so uncomfortable for Obama that he finally distributed his long-form birth certificate (Obama responds conclusively to brian cork) and also arrange something rather spectacular, like KILLING OSAMA BIN LADEN, just to get Trump off his back.

Trump took credit for the release even though it robbed his candidacy of its signature issue.

NBC interrupted the airing of Trump’s show the Apprentice with word of an Obama announcement that he would release the certificate. but, within forty five minutes the president then informed the nation and the world the al-Qaida leader had been killed. whatever buzz over a Trump candidacy was left fully faded.

I’ll have to admit, they are both good show men. but, Trump is at least successful and good at what he does.

in any event, Trump’s office released a formal statement that he would not run for the presidency just as he was taking the stage during NBC’s announcement of it’s forthcoming Fall lineup.

so… just to make sure we are all clear, here… Trump used running for president to, essentially, advertise The Apprentice.

during the statement, a confident Trump said he felt he could win the Republican primary and beat president Barack Obama in the general election, but had come to realize a presidential campaign could not be run “half-heartedly”.

so… Trump is basically saying he could beat Obama with one hand tied behind his back, but it’s not a worthwhile effort, or as interesting as obnoxious television.

I wonder if Obama will have his own television show after he finishes with his current side show, the President.

I think he could co-host with Oprah, and make really serious faces into the camera.

…wait… Obama could host the President, right now, and use a format similar to the Apprentice and pick the Vice President or his Cabinet each week.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

 

networks

November8

just a quick thought – and, a few observations; followed by opinions, around “networks”, and related words.

why did I use quote (“”) marks around the word: “networks”, you ask? admit, it hundreds of you did ask yourselves, collectively, what I was up to as you paused upon that provocative word. well… it’s due, in part, to the fact that it happens to be an idiomatic utterance with many applications and meanings – a vital element (there’s another one) to the richness of our our English language. and, there begins the approach to my point.

I’m seeing weakness in the broad application of most things associated with some type of network.

to wit:

it can be argued that television programming, as offered by the communication networks, is weak and uninspired. example: Joanne made me watch Grays Anatomy and Private Practice – so, my point is made, there (note: Addison is both a bitch, and pointless).

most of your social and business-oriented networks are also of highly questionable value. daily I hear people say they rely on their networks for job leads, business leads and financing leads. but, they end up feeling like Custer requesting reinforcements at the Little Big Horn.

AT&T’s network has gotten so awful that I abandoned the iPhone  for Sprint and the EVO 4G (interestingly, this did launch me down the path of exploring all things Android, then open-source [so…Linux {Ubuntu} operating systems, and even Windows).

broadly, the word “shallow” comes to mind when I think of “networks”.

maybe some good news is much of these offenses can be resolved by internal “accountability”.

we can easily turn-off the television and speak to one another (no mean feat when I’m competing with Private Practice. but, a worthy effort nonetheless). we can help one another better by being more clear about what we actually need and can do for, and within, our social and business networks. we all really do want to help one another. we just need to understand how. so, being responsible for being less casual, and more focused, is a good direction (this will make us more productive [and less self-entitled] workers, by the way. we can get there by watching less television, to start. then use a cellular service (fewer daily, actually use land-lines any more) that work (this is also a way to hold the service providers accountable) and engage in meaningful exchanges of information, that include dialogue (hint: email and text less, please).

so… ironically, we look to our “networks” to bind (there is an example of a word that is both multi-useful and juxtapositional [look it up]) ourselves together. but, that system has broken down, regardless of the words application. in a period of time when hiring, for example, is now more “mission-specific” than ever – which means we have to be clear, concise and relevant in what we do for a paycheck. the Laws of Natural Selection are going to play a vital role in what happens next. so, we need to communicate, and really (also consider genuinely because it’s so apropos) want to help one another.

me? I’m using the word: “connected”. some how I’ll sort out a way to integrate virtu into that so accountability and responsibility are the baring points. and, all I ask is that you join me in creating that “daisy-chain” that makes life as meaningful as possible.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

zeke And luther

October2

So…

I’ll freely admit that I thoroughly enjoy the Disney Channels: Zeke and Luther.

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I don’t watch much television – even the Discovery Channel, which is what most sanctimonious pricks claim to watch when they piously claim not to watch television, when in fact the probably watch House and Greys Anatomy and often with the help of their Tivo. But, if I can, I’ll watch witty shows like Zeke anf Luther, and also Phineas and Ferb – which is totally awesome.

My little Emma Jo probably is not sure what to make of me standing in a room howling at the television when these shows are in progress. I suspect Joanne would rather I was elsewhere.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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