The Meaning Of Life. (new geo Blog for August 22/16)

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It all began when I immigrated to America about the time as Nixon was getting ready to exit the white house. Gerald Ford did his very best to fill in until little Jimmy Carter showed up and with him sky rocketing interest rates and the so called gas shortage. Uh huh! Next we got Reagan who compared to the peanut farmer appeared to be a war monger. He actually stared Russia down and got them to blink without any shots being fired but the war like atmosphere caused our economy to grow by leaps and bounds. Now it was George Bush Senior’s turn who for whatever reason decided to distance himself from Ronnie by claiming that he was going to bring a kinder and gentler government to to the nation. (being the former CIA director I guess he’d know how mean we could be) He of course invaded Iraq to help out some place called Kuwait who must have been his college buddies because few of us ever heard of the place. (did they even send us a Christmas card or pick up our gas tab) Tiring of hearing George Sr claim that he’d never raise taxes while he was doing so we moved on to Bill Clinton who was only one BJ away from being regarded today as one of our greatest Presidents ever. (hey even women understood Marilyn but nobody got Monica) Slick Willy had the economy booming with a surplus and full employment. Al Gore managed to turn a sure thing south by also doing the distancing dance from Clinton which allowed George Jr. to two step his way into the White House. Then just as his father had, Georgy boy immediately invaded Iraq claiming that Saddam was storing weapons of mass destruction but a lot of us wondered what the hell he was going to do if it just wasn’t true. Tiring of the war we elected Obama who promised to get us out of Iraq and when he asked for a little more time to do so we gave him four extra years.
The thing that amazes me now as Trump and Hillary do battle for the White House, (they both make Nixon look like a pussy) getting out of Iraq doesn’t appear to be on either’s agenda. I can only surmise that Mr. business man must be involved because as I was taught long ago … If you don’t understand something look for a financial connection.
 
OTHER IRRESPONSIBLE RAMBLINGS
 
The only thing you need to work on is what you’re afraid to do.
 
Marijuana for all intents and purposes has been decriminalized in America so Obama has finally set 214 pot smokers free which is good news because we finally have room for a few bankers.
 
I wonder if even Melania is fearful of younger women.
 
Do servers actually wait to ask you if everything is alright until someone is halfway through explaining the meaning of life.
 
Remember when the terrorists were all Irish.
 
My Blog isn’t very PC and seeing as I seldom agree with the left or the right there’s always a little something in there for both of them.
 
I wonder if any beautiful women sleeps alone.
 
Encouragement moves a project forward much faster than criticism ever does.
 
Speaking of Bush, when I mentioned on Facebook that the cop killings were being done on Obama’s watch and would become part of his legacy if he didn’t do something about it I was immediately chastised. His fans were quick to tell me that he could not be held responsible and I thought, aren’t these the same people though who hold Bush responsible for everything wrong with America 
 
Giving attitude to a person who has a gun is just stupid and is not going to end well.
 
Isn’t it weird that everybody seemed to smoke then all of a sudden nobody did.
 
The media always asks Ivanka what she thinks of her father’s behavior towards women but I for one would rather hear Chelsea’s answer to that question.
 
Just for giggles once I went through the rating book in West Palm Beach and found a 137 different places where WRMF was #1 which I listed and sent to the sales department. I also included facetious note which asked if there was anything else they needed me to do for them. They immediately responded yes and asked if I would reconsider doing remotes.
 
Recently up in the wine country watching the TV news and they were talking about a job fair that had been designed to hire 300 of the homeless. The whole thing turned out to be a huge success because all 300 openings were filled which I thought was very cool until they mentioned that you had to be black to qualify. WTF !
 
If you give someone your undivided attention they’ll do likewise.
 
Brent Farris says that they did a study where they spent $100.00 in every state of the union. They got $115.00 worth of stuff for it in Alabama and Mississippi which was the most and $88.00 worth in California which was the least.
 
My grandson Nathaniel who is just back from a week in Cleveland with his dad said that he wasn’t very impressed with the Rock&Roll Hall Of Fame it was just filled with a bunch of old guys that he’d never heard of although he knew the names of everybody in the Football Hall Of Fame. 
 
When I hear women complaining about men hitting on them I tell them that it’ll be over soon enough.
 
I wonder if singers and musicians realize how silly it sounds to hear that they have checked into a rehab facility for their addiction to pain pills. Pain from what is what we’re asking.

So who’s bigger in Jamaica Bolt or Marley?

Speaking of the Olympics when’s the media gonna apologise to Rio and us for their bad mouthing of everything. I think it all came off beautiful and now maybe it’s time to start checking the credentials of the folks who claim to be media.

Henry Ford and Steve Jobs were right, you don’t give the people what they want. You give them what you want them what to want then figure out how to get them to want it. Are you listening radio?

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4 thoughts on “The Meaning Of Life. (new geo Blog for August 22/16)

  1. Regarding WRMF: I remember one sales lady approaching me, one morning, shortly after the format change from Rock J98 to Adult Contemporary WRMF. She was wearing a black evening dress with 4 inch heals, crying, and clearly had some white powder under her nose. Since there were new rules on what advertisers we would accept, and most of her clients were head shops and bars, she asked ” how will I make my BMW payment?”

    • It’s always been a struggle Bruce for the sales folks to live up to the lifestyle they think they deserve.
      What I fondly remember most when launched WRMF was you me and Russ writing and recording the promos which told the continuing story of WRMF. I especially liked the one where we claimed that music masters from all over the world were helping us do the music. We got their names out of Billboard’s world reporter section. Hope we pronounced the Japanese guy’s name correctly.

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