Archive | May, 2012

Call it crazy, but J.P. Morgan’s loss is Jamie Dimon’s gain

May 24, 2012

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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, feels really bad about the mistake that occurred on his watch. He felt so bad that he fired a couple people, and he actually apologized to shareholders. I’m sure that an apology from Dimon is like finding a real diamond in the garbage heap — rare, real rare. Dimon […]

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Figuring out the Tunica way

May 22, 2012

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Tunica is a strange place. I can hardly wrap my brain around this little spot on the map. A few weeks ago, I traveled there to speak at a conference. We ended up taking the long route through Senatobia, winding on a country highway and passing farms and pastureland along the way — a scenic […]

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Reeves fails to help his state, needs a lesson in ‘basic finance’

May 22, 2012

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Well, the legislators have packed up and gone home. As I survey the wasteland of passed and failed bills, I wonder if these folks have a clue about the dire straits many Mississippi families find themselves still in. While they were arguing about immigration and charter schools and abortion, while they were poring over redistricting […]

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Edwards a criminal or just your plain scum of the Earth?

May 8, 2012

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John Edwards is a worm. That may be overstating his humanity. The one-time rising star in the Democratic Party has turned out to be another empty, narcissistic pretty boy, with the morals of an alley cat. Combine money, power, and a dose of boyish charm, and you’re bound to end up with a sex scandal. […]

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Rice: Immigration is not the enemy of U.S.

May 1, 2012

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We have a game we play when we head back home for a visit. How long before my mother starts railing against the immigrants? Personally, I don’t know what the fuss is all about. Of course, my job is not in danger due to these outsiders. I’m not bothered by Spanish exit signs in Wal […]

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