hard work

Notable Quote – Capt. Keith Colburn

by Skip August 7, 2014

“Work harder than the next guy. Make sure that what you’re going into, that you’ve done your research, and you know what you’re doing, and you’ve got a good handle on the job or the business you’re trying to open. “I didn’t go up to [Alaska] and say, “I’m going to buy a boat in […]

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GrokTV: Alton Business Association / Workforce Housing Forum – Ric Perrault and Sylvia French

by Skip September 29, 2013

While Ken Eyring did use most of the time allotted for speakers, he was by no means the only speaker: Alton taxpayer and conservative activist Sylvia French also spoke at the Alton Business Association’s Workforce Housing Forum (again, kudos to them for being willing to host such a forum – generally businesses steer wide of […]

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Advice From Ashton Kutcher…No, Seriously.

by Steve MacDonald August 14, 2013
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Perhaps the best speech ever given at this award show, or any like it…ever.  

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Observation: an example of Progressive repudiation of an American virtue: self-responsibility

by Skip August 1, 2013

And the continued push for acceptance and assimilation of the Progressive value that is a 180: eternal victimhood.  From George Will comes the example (in talking about Detroit, emphasis mine): Steven Rattner, who administered the bailout of part of the Detroit-based portion of America’s automobile industry, says, “Apart from voting in elections, the 700,000 remaining […]

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From Ace of Spades: Unworthy: We’re Losing the Battle of Ideas to a Bunch of Low-Information Snarking Hipsters

by Susan Olsen February 18, 2013

After Granite Grok, Ace of Spades is probably my favorite read.  I have no idea who ‘Ace’ is – a lawyer, a professor, a soldier, or simply a thoughtful and informed citizen.  Like Grok, subjects run the gamut from politics to technology to the occasion movie review but yesterday, Ace wrote a piece about a […]

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Obama’s move to a more Socialistic state – a warning from someone who grew up in a socialist state

by Skip October 13, 2012

“America’s wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy. Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer — but the poor will also be poorer. People will lose interest in really working […]

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