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I really wish he'd won, although his running-mate would have established the VAT, a value-added-tax system. VAT is ripe for corruption because it hides accountability.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/12/sports/olympics-the-man-in-charge-romney-s-future-after-salt-lake-a-guessing-game.html. But based on Romney's record, maybe he would have gotten his running mate to right the rules first before signing junk into law.

I don't know, it's a future that didn't happen. Instead, he, Romney, is a footnote in history, like Dan Quayle, but he's still a stand-up guy, acknowledging the apology.

A good friend told me recently that a behavior grown men have to have is to be firm, but soft. And they don't pout.

Younger sister told me yesterday I'm still acting like a little kid, and people are fed up with it, and sorry doesn't cut it if people won't, can't choose to believe the apology.

So, I'm stuck with the same dilemma the American tourist had when a Chinese court was assessed of 10% of fault when a bicyclist ran into her. "How was it 10% my fault?"

"If you hadn't been in the country to begin with, he couldn't have run over you."

Lots of aphorisms cover the "and then what happened?" when the choices of writing "happily ever after" to close the storybook at bedtime, and the kiddo pouts.

"Sometimes, no matter how much you pray, the gods say 'no'."

"Actions have consequences."

"Everything always works out for the best, it just sometimes it takes strong nerves to watch."

Stories matter only to humans, as far as we know. But their importance to reality is always, as far as I have ever experienced, serve to act as history and guidelines to possible futures.

It's impossible to tell stories without an audience. The teller can practice in private, but eventually you gotta go on stage and take the risk the audience says, "boooo!" Or "fail!," in the popular vernacular of today.

My favorite endings>

"Go to bed, little one, and dream of what happy-ever-after looks like."

"Everybody deserves an n-th chance, because until we're dead, it's not game-over." That's what Mitt did here...accepted the apology and noted it's all he could expect.

Maybe Romney gets another chance at the Big Chair, maybe not. God knows, and He isn't talking, yet. 
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http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/02/a-schrodinger-cat-with-eight-tails-quantum-entanglement-of-eight-photons.ars

love the 'Spinal Tap' ...do not yet go to 11...reference.

Is anyone reading these things, since they shut down Buzz?
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http://news.yahoo.com/mystery-grows-over-body-parts-found-hollywood-041626057.html

...I find a lot about this disturbing. Fer instance, 'the feet were found together. You go to the trouble to detach the head, hands and feet...and what? The shoe laces were tied together???

And now, I'm troubled by that fleeting thought, where did I read it, or hear it in a movie or TV show, that with a dismembered corpse, the body is cut into 6 pieces. Yah gotta count the torso for the math to work out right.

Probably an Elmore Leonard novel. Sounds like his stuff.

Other items of note: file under 'Very Bad Things,' with Cameron Diaz, 'Playing God,' with David Duchovny, and '8 Heads in A Duffle Bag,' with Joe Pesci.

Black Dahlia references will not be accepted nor permitted. 'If a geek makes a blog post and no one reads it, did a thought really occur?'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police combed the hills below the famed Hollywood sign for more human body parts on Thursday as the mystery deepened surrounding the discovery there of a severed human head, fe...
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/artcarden/2011/12/09/occupy-bourbon-street-big-time-sports-and-inequality/ there's something to be said about the 'Big Collegiate System,' other than the 'C' is redundant and it's always been 'BS.'

The '90's had a lot of problems, but the worst was the idea that academics should become a business. It was inevitable, but it was still a bad idea. Professionalizing the sports teams is just a symptom that made the patient that much worse off before the disease set in.
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http://www.cnbc.com/id/45657943

I don't know that 'careers' is very accurate...class offerings might be a better title for accuracy, but not getting web hits.
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...cryptic...
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Stonehenge may have been the place to rock out at trippy Neolithic concerts of sorts — and that may explain why the mysterious circle of stones was erected.
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http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/17/justice/california-severed-head/index.html

I know, you're thinkin' what I'm thinkin'.

'There can be only one!'
2012: The Highlander Gathering. Seems an Aztec calender predicting the EOTHWAWKI would be more fitting, but I'm a gonna Mayan my own business.
Two dog walkers discovered a severed human head in a bag Tuesday in the Hollywood Hills area, Los Angeles police said.
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http://news.yahoo.com/paul-mccartney-releasing-album-standards-154755635.html

Everybody knows, like John with Yoko, Paul ain't got no standards...
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However, if you’re already in a position to fall into lava, you had it coming.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-die-when-you-fall-into-lava/
If someone falls into liquid-hot lava, would they float or sink? Volcanologist and Eruptions blogger Erik Klemetti weighs in.
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Okay, Herman Cain's out of it. Seems if I remember correctly $9.99 was a Domino's special, not Godfather's, anyway.

Here's my next recommendation for 'people nobody will vote for but should.'
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/ron-paul-runs-edgy-ad-iowa-hampshire-164548140.html

Seriously--didn't we learn from Clinton that Newt would be a horrible president? Couple Howard Dean's temper, John Kerry's intellect, and John McCain's spousal ethics and you get Newt. Well, maybe Rove's intellect--Kerry's not so much wonk as patrician: it's not important to really be smart if you come across with Gravitas. (Which is what surprises me: we get the 'grabatass' presidents: Kennedy. Reagan. Bush. Aforementioned Clinton. Obama.)

Character matters. So does ego and self-delusion. I always thought William F. Buckley, Jr. would have made a great president. The man wrote fiction. So did, if you read their memoirs, Clinton, Bush, Bush, Reagan (Dutch? The man was IRISH, for gosh sake. Sean CONNNERY is more 'dutch' than Reagan...just kiddin'. I know it's a nickname: you see his tax proposals and the way he kicked off unsupportable government spending while simultaneously destroying the social network implicit in the government contract...and you know 'Dutch' is what Reagan was a master at getting into, as well as a lunch-buying technique), Johnson, Kennedy, Grant, etc.

Now, if my prediction comes true on Ron Paul not getting the nod for presidential candidate, I'm gonna have to set my sights on the big man. You know, as sitting POTUS, nobody's lost one since...well...Al Gore as sitting VEEP and Bush 1.

If my magic predictor-by-support works on Paul for an early nod out of the race, I'm gonna have to cast my support behind our man with no plan but his next career step, Mr. B.
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