You’ve probably found yourself saying words like “rigged” and “collusion” recently. They’ve become sexy words, haven’t they. That’s because Donald Trump’s made rigged and collusion household words. He’s put them in your head. You might even use them wrong. “There was a collusion on highway forty-four.” Or “I rigged my shorts.” (BTW, Hillary sounds weak […]
Original Post: Save Your Life?.
My latest book, Fight to Evolve: The Governments Secret War on NTX, is available for pre-order now at Amazon. GET IT! Folks, this is the war we’re fighting. It’s the war that pits innovation against entrenched incumbents. It’s the too small to survive against too big to fail. And it’s the reason we call ourselves…
Original Post: A crushing defeat for Glenn Beck.
Glenn Beck was pretty sure that God killed Antonin Scalia so Ted Cruz would win the presidency. Glenn Beck’s theology is very different from mine. In 2010, I worried that Glenn Beck was doing more harm than good. For days, I’d watched Beck tell his watchers that the world was ending and they would be…
Original Post: I bet Donald Trump reads my blog.
Donald Trump probably reads my blog first thing every day. Until today, I figured Donald Trump never heard of me. He’s never mentioned me in his tweet storms. He’s never called me an idiot or a liar during a debate. He’s never pointed to one of my many egregious typos and tweeted: (The guy has…
Original Post: NRO: Against Jefferson.
“Aristocrats fear the people, and wish to transfer all power to the higher classes of society.” –Thomas Jefferson to William Short, 1825. National Review has entered dangerous territory: they have inadvertently made the case for Trump. An angry screed by Kevin Williamson titled “Our Post-Literate Politics” (later renamed to “What’s a Book?”) makes the case that Trump…
Original Post: 2016 is the year we overwhelm the Flak Catchers.
Cars that get 200 MPG. Cures for multiple sclerosis and cancer. Someone saw Elvis in Dallas eating lunch with Jim Morrison. Conspiracy theories satisfy a psychological need to blame others for our problems or explain why the world doesn’t work the way we wish it worked. Maybe two nuns in Peoria found a cure…
Original Post: White Water/Black Ops.
When I was a kid (thought I felt kind of old at the time) disaster movies were the thing. Before Star Wars, the 1970s were about killer sharks, towering infernos, earthquakes, and capsized cruise ships. Psychologists and sociologists attributed the genre’s popularity to the people’s need to assimilate nuclear holocaust. I think the movies were just…
Original Post: Kroenke’s Brilliant Move.
I figured it out about the same time Ben Hochman of the Post Dispatch did: Stan Kroenke wrote a letter designed to force the owners to move the Rams to Los Angeles right now. The acrimony created by Kroenke’s relocation request letter makes the situation in St. Louis untenable for the team and its owner….
Original Post: 2015 was a bad year for Wall Street analysts.
Last year about this time, Business Insider asked 13 Wall Street analysts where the S&P 500 would stand at close of trading today. For background, the S&P 500 began the year at 2058.9. The mean guess for closing number was 2212 with a standard deviation of 83. Here’s the ugly chart: Three of the guesses–Oppenheimer, RBC, and…
Original Post: How Missourians can access military bases after January 10.
Need to visit a federal building or military base after January 10? Your Missouri DL won’t work by itself. If you have a Missouri drivers license or ID card but you do not have a passport or military ID, bring your Social Security card or your birth certificate. That’s the word I got from Navy…
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Original Post: One thing the military teaches that business school doesn’t.
“What was the biggest adjustment for you going from the military to the business world?” Several people have asked me that question, and my answer always surprises them. “In the military,” I say, “every individual has a lot more latitude and authority to act. In the business world, no one can do anything without explicit instructions.”…
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Original Post: Why Did the Pritzkers Donate to Greitens?.
A couple weeks ago, the blog Progressives Today ran an attack piece on Eric Greitens for two of his donors (link). The piece generated of lot angst and fury on the right side of social media. Turns out the story was pretty shoddy journalism. Progressives Today didn’t bother to look at the Pritzkers’ other donations or the military…
Original Post: It Can Happen Again—The Big Short Movie.
“You know how when you walk into a post office you realize there is such a difference between a government employee and other people,” said Vinny. “The ratings agency people were all like government employees.” The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in) (Movie Tie-in Editions) (p. 156). W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle…
Original Post: Top 10 Posts of 2015.
With 2015 winding down, here are the most read posts on Hennessy’s View in the last year. Clearly, the governor’s race is the top story. In reverse order (most read on bottom). The GOP’s Sad New Whisper Campaign View Is Earth’s Axis Shifting? View Can John Brunner’s Consultant Do His Duty? View Paris Attacks Expose Narcissists of Mizzou View…
Original Post: Missouri’s 2016 Electorate Very Different from 2012.
When it comes to the number of potential voters, 2016 is shaping up to be a watershed year in Missouri politics. Take at look at this chart of generational voters in 2008 and 2012: (Source: Missouri Census Data Center) Where Did the Millennials Come From? Simple: 2016 will be the first election in which the…
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