Archive for July, 2009


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A Republican Action Plan

In 2002, and 2004, (and afterwards, as well), the Montana Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (LCC) developed what we called “The Republican Action Plan”. It was a list of around ten things that we promised to work to enact if elected, and all the candidates statewide used this as their campaign platform. It was VERY similar to the GOPAC “Contract With America” that led to great success in 1994′s Congressional races.

The basic idea is to come up with a list of specific things that could be accomplished that would move the state (or country) forward without being a partisan laundry list.

We’re in dire need of one, again, both in my current state, California, and nationally in 2010′s Congressional campaign.

Of course, I have a few ideas — mostly stolen, but still and all, they are fairly good and need a little honing. Over the next few months, I’ll be posting them to Twitter and here, and I would appreciate any suggestions for refining them AND getting them into mainstream GOP thought-streams.

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Just when I thought I was out…

… they’ve sucked me back in.

Recent experience with Twitter has led me to a renewed interest in politics, and hence a reason to get back into maintaining Tinyminds on a more regular basis.

It seems to me that now, more than ever, our nation and in fact our world is afflicted with TinyMinds Syndrome — when a “Beer Summit” can captivate the media for days, when Michael Jackson’s death can cause millions of people and millions of dollars to be utterly wasted (on many levels) for a month, when whether or not the Obama girls have a laptop for the summer makes front-page news, it’s time to sit up and say something.

We’re on the verge of destroying American health care. We’re talking about hobbling the financial markets. We’re down in the dumps because the “Cash for Crappers” money ran out after a week. We’re wondering whether we should be apologizing to the Universe for everything we’ve ever done in the past — and coming to the conclusion that, yes, we should.

In a nutshell, we’ve all gone nuts and lost our collective tiny minds. Well, most of us have.

Time to get to work, and make sure that tens of readers each week are subjected to the pointless drivel that used to make this place almost interesting to read.

Now, if I can get my fellow authors to put something worthwhile up, like they used to from time to time, we might actually attract tens of readers every few days. That would be something ;)

- Henry

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Oh goody, a new one!

This just in from

Good Day,

My Name is Mrs. Sabina Johnson,I am a retired Auditor With Shell Development Oil Company Hong Kong. I write to inform you of my intention to invest in a Hotel or any other business in your country and to request you to assists me in carrying out the feasibility studies on location, type and estimation on how much it will cost to establish a three star hotel, either by outright purchase, or already existing but dilapidated one and renovate or setting up a new one entirely or real estate and industrial production.

If you sincerely ready to assist me for the investment,I will give you the power of attorney to manage the investment on my behalf, Pending on when we will get a good site for the investment. I have (US$15,000,000.00) that I deposited in a Finance company in China mainland for this project.I am willing to give you 20% of the funds while the remaining 80% will be for my investment in your country.I will like you to provide me with more information about yourself e.g

Mrs. Sabina Johnson

1.Full name……………………………………………….
4.Telephone number……………………………………

I am in hospital now for knee injury operation, as a result of my old age but I have been assured by my doctor that I will be fine soon. Please do let me know if you are capable of handling all these. I will be expecting your reply as soon as possible.

Thanks and best regards.

Yeah, a retired auditor. Thanks for making CPA’s look good, Sabina (or Bob, or Mtutse, whatever your name actually is)….but still, great English for a Shell auditor — I especially like the touch where you call yourself Mrs. Sabina Johnson — because, after all, that’s modern usage. I often end my emails with Mr. Henry Jennings, doesn’t everyone?

Ding dong.

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