1. I didn’t know that having been a senator or congressman is a lifetime title. I don’t mind if they call themselves former senator or former congressman, but please stop confusing the public by leading them to believe you are still a serving senator or congressman.
  2. It’s amazing to me when I hear someone tell me about a health problem of one kind or another when they don’t seek out a second or third opinion, or, depending on the nature of the problem, other alternate practitioners.
  3. Why is the computer against me? You too?  I thought it was just me.  “You’re not connected to the internet.”  “Why won’t this mouse scroll?”
  4. I think I’ve solved the problem of waterboarding. We can get rid of that technique in dealing with alleged terrorists by simply forcing them to watch the Republican presidential primary debates.  If they don’t fess up given the prospect of having to watch additional debates, they’re probably innocent.
  5. We seem to have become obsessed with giving “historical status” to all kinds of buildings. Some of them I can understand, but take the Aero movie theater in Santa Monica or the house Ira Gershwin lived in briefly and never wrote a song in.  There are apparently over 200,000 buildings in the U.S. recognized by the National Historic Trust.  These designations come with a lot of restrictions, which make it hard to tear down or rehabilitate.
  6. Don’t sweat the small stuff. There’s enough big stuff to be concerned about.
  7. Men’s shorts have gotten longer and women’s shorts have gotten shorter, much shorter. I like it better this way.
  8. Barack Obama has been the single biggest fundraiser in Republican history. Yes, you heard me right!  The plethora of conservative causes have used him as their reason to raise money.
  9. Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi told his team: “If you want to be on time, plan to be 10 minutes early.”  He apparently  never lived in L.A.  With our traffic to be on time you have to leave an extra 20 to 25 minutes.
  10. If all politics are local, as all the pundits tell us, why is the turn out for the mid-term elections so low?
  11. Someone was late one morning and I started to mouth an old expression, “The early bird catches the worm,” and then I realized I have absolutely no idea what that means.
  12. If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
  13. It’s better to burn out then just fade away.
  14. Back problems have been characterized as the ulcers of the 21st century because so many people suffer from this condition. In 2013, I visited with four spine surgeons a total of eight visits and each time I had to wait an hour to an hour-and-a-half past my appointment time. No one ever apologized.
  15. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
  16. If the immigration problem was so important that Obama had to do something by executive order before the new congress had a chance to act, why didn’t he do it three months or a year ago?
  17. Friend Spence told me we send people to the moon and the technology has raced ahead with advancements in computers and medicine. So with all this technology, why is it the dental community can’t find a way to prevent cavities or the auto industry can’t give us tires that won’t wear out?
  18. There appears to be three types of people: The people who make things happen; the people who watch things happen; and the people who wonder…what the heck just happened?
  19. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
  20. When the Supreme Court, shall we say, “creatively” decided that the individual mandate in Obamacare was really a tax—and thus constitutional—the court created an alternate problem. If the individual mandate is a tax, then the law is unconstitutional because the bill did not originate in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Constitution directs. It was created in the Senate.
  21. The offerings on the Thanksgiving table have expanded so much we could probably give up the turkey and nobody would miss it.



















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