I was writing the other day about being at the press conference in Winnipeg where they were giving Bobby Hull a million dollar bonus cheque for jumping from the NHL to the World Hockey League. Bobby had just signed multi-million dollar deal to play for the Winnipeg Jets, but the league kicked in the extra million because his jumping they hoped would cause other NHL players also to do it.
Anyway, Bobby was smart enough deposit that million dollar check (see picture above) into an American bank account because had he deposited it in a Canadian Bank, the feds would have taken 90% of it for taxes.
I became very familiar with this situation when I jumped from Ottawa to Toronto to double my pay. However, when I opened up my first paycheck, I was horrified to discover that my take home was almost the same as it was in Ottawa. Unbeknownst to me, I’d jumped into a new tax bracket reserved for rich people which I certainly wasn’t. I also know that Jim Hilliard is also very familiar with what I’m talkin’ about because when he moved to Winnipeg to become the PD of CKY, I know for a for a fact that he was a card-carrying Democrat. However, after seeing what the government did to his big bonus cheque for big ratings, Jim instantly became a Republican because as he said, “I now know exactly where the Democrats are headed and I’m not going there.”Even though the first time I ever voted, I voted for the NDP, I’ve always said, “That free health care in Canada sure is expensive ain’t it?”
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Do the stars just desire those they can’t have?
I’ve been in love with six different women, but here I am still alone. Hey, maybe I’m the problem? Nah, couldn’t be. 🙂
The biggest mistake rich people make is thinking that they’re smarter than everybody which makes them vulnerable.
I wonder how the pay thing with the Eagles goes now? A few years ago Don Henley and Glenn Frey decided to take a bigger share of the revenue because as they claimed, they were the Eagles. (can you imagine John and Paul saying that to Ringo and George?) Does Don now get to take most of it home because he no longer has to share it with Glenn?
I dislike confrontation mostly because I can’t trust myself in the situation. So when someone begins to drift away, I don’t deal with it, I just bid them “Bon Voyage.”
Aaron Rogers may go down in history as the first pro football player ever to sleep with an Indy driver.
As legendary coach John Wooden said, “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change may be.”
As you may or may not know, there is no cure for addiction so choose yours very carefully.
Why does America choose to attack its leaders, other countries have the same rights as we do but they seem to respect the office more. Once they leave office, I believe they’re fair game, but for now, we should show a little class.
To err is only human but figuring out how it’s someone else’s fault is not only human it’s very creative.
How many people do you suppose would pay for today’s radio? Hopefully, we’ll never find out.
If you’re a runner, like everything else, only the first step is difficult.
I still don’t get the connection between football and police brutality?
The stock market needs to grow some cajones.
Is anything moving slower in the equal rights movement than women picking up a tab or two?
Who’s safer, a white guy in a bar filled with black folks or a black guy in a bar filled with whites? Just askin’ ’cause I think racism needs to be kicked out of both bars.
I don’t know of any politician who runs for office so he can give free money to foreign countries. Where do they learn that shit?
A lot of people who are not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame are a lot more interesting than many who are.
Speaking of the Hall of Fame, why is the press afraid to call out Jann Wenner, he’s the one blocking all the deserving artists from getting in the Hall for his own personal reasons.
I just read an article that said whatever song was #1 on your 14th birthday would define your life. For me, it was “The Yellow Rose Of Texas” that was number one on my fourteenth birthday. Wow, nothing changed my life more than KVIL in Dallas, and the first Class FM station on KLLS in San Antonio did.
Is there anyone more fun than a little girl but unfortunately when they become women, not so much.
Does someone need to explain to me what a good economy is? For eight years I had to listen to Obama brag about the good economy we were enjoying. Now Trump says that it’s even better but all I know is that the prices keep going up and there’s no extra coin rollin’ in?
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