William Hennessy

  • Persuasion and Fat

    Reading Time: 5 minutes  The Easiest Formula for Mastering Persuasion, Losing Weight, and Avoiding Disease (video) “Persuasion” is part of my job title. When you’re a persuasion professional, you get a lot of questions about persuasion. Some are sincere. Others are skeptical, like, “Okay, persuasion boy, persuade me to give you a hundred dollars.” Persuasion doesn’t work like […]

  • Why I’m Not Freaking Out About the Budget

    Reading Time: 2 minutes  Congress is about to pass a budget. I call it a “Paul Ryan Special.” This budget lets the government spend money for four months. It expires in September. The budget is horrible. Republicans are spinning a few “wins” in the budget, but that’s a terrible argument. It’s like telling a terminal cancer patient, “but […]

  • Ted Cruz: Mensch!

    Reading Time: 1 minutesIf you read my blog, you know I’ve had differences with Senator Ted Cruz. But the Senator has stepped up. Bigly! Only a gentleman would do what Cruz just did with his El Chapo bill. Remember the GOP race? Cruz and Trump went at each other like nobody’s business. Wives and all. While Cruz couldn’t […]

  • Democrats Ruin the World (f-bombs included!)

    Reading Time: 2 minutesPicture this. Every time you leave your teenage kids home alone for a weekend, you come back to stink-eyes from your neighbors, a living room that’s a sea of empty beer cans, a yard filled with cigarette butts, and a pregnant cat. Pretty soon, you’d stop leaving those kids to their own devices, wouldn’t you? If […]

  • You Might Be Thinking About ‘Passion’ All Wrong

    Reading Time: 3 minutesYou hear people say “follow your passion.” It sounds nice. Then you hear wildly successful people say “do NOT follow your passion.” Mark Cuban is in this camp. So is Dilbert creator Scott Adams. So which is it? Do you follow your passion or not? My answer might disappoint you. Because it’ll sound evasive. But […]

  • False Flag or Not

    Reading Time: 8 minutesThe contemporary term false flag describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. [Wikipedia] Think of a time when you acted on false information. You knew it […]

  • What Do I Mean By “Narrative”

    Reading Time: 3 minutes“I don’t agree.” Some folks disagreed with my instant assessment of the Syrian strike. My assessment: Trump’s surprise military attack will shift four narratives in Trump’s favor: Trump is Hitler: dead Trump is a Russian agent: dead Trump is incompetent: dying Trump is a lightweight among world leaders: dead In other words, it took 59 […]

  • Trump Launched 59 Cruise Missiles at Leftist Narratives

    Reading Time: 2 minutesNo child of God should suffer such horror. —President Donald J. Trump The most powerful weapon in the world is narrative. The most powerful weapon in the world is narrative. That’s another way of saying the pen is mightier than the sword. The most powerful weapon in the world is narrative. Tonight, President Trump blew […]

  • The Right Question to Bring Down Susan Rice

    Reading Time: 2 minutesSusan Rice admitted she lied. She requested unmaskings of Trump associates.   Rice says her unmasking requests were routine. Maybe they were.   We can find out. It’s simple data analysis. I’ll show you how. But, first, you have to know the right question to ask. And few people do.    Right Questions You hear […]

  • Obama Admin Wiretapped Trump

    Reading Time: 2 minutesNow you know. You can stop doubting. You have more than hope. The Obama administration spied on Donald Trump and his campaign and transition teams. There is no longer any doubt. The questions that remain are: Who ordered and authorized the illegal wiretaps? Who illegally received and disseminated the intelligence? What did Obama know? It’s […]

  • The Day Reagan Was Shot

    Reading Time: 5 minutesThink about the sun, Pippin Think about her golden glance How she lights the world up Well, now it’s your chance With the guardian of splendor Inviting you to dance Pippin Think about the sun —Finale, Pippin by Stephen Schwarz We were standing near the glass doors at the back of the theatre waiting for the […]

  • Trump’s Next Move: Infrastructure

    Reading Time: 4 minutesI’ve changed my mind on priority. Instead of going to tax reform next, President Trump should work on that big-league infrastructure bill. Now. Fast. President Trump needs a big win because power is in perception. He also needs to put Democrats in a bind. Plus, he needs to prove he can pass big legislation without […]

  • How to Neuter a Crossing Guard

    Reading Time: 5 minutesThis is for my conservative friends who are celebrating the healthcare bill’s demise. You’ll want to read it all. Let’s begin with a little story about a crossing guard. Imagine you are standing at a dangerous intersection now. Cars whizzing by nonstop in all 4 directions. You feel powerless and frustrated. There are no structural safeguards, […]

  • Without Power, Principles Are Platitudes

    Reading Time: 3 minutesWithout power, principles are platitudes. Consider this a favor to the Freedom Caucusers. Those folks can’t see past the end of their own principles. Knowing the Freedom Caucus people pretty well, I know they’re very happy with Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. I know they’d be very miserable if Gorsuch were rejected and Trump had […]

  • Jobs Trump Healthcare

    Reading Time: 2 minutesI feel drunk but I’m sober, I’m young and I’m underpaid I’m tired but I’m working, yeah I care but I’m restless, I’m here but I’m really gone I’m wrong and I’m sorry baby —Alanis Morissette, One Hand In My Pocket If your biggest problem involves choosing between multiple appealing jobs, everything else will seem […]

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