JASPER JOTTINGS Week 46 - 2010 Nov 14 

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College




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Nov 7, 2010 (6 days ago)

POSITRACTION: Chance meeting of two old soldiers


World War II Memories, and an Instant Connection
Published: October 1, 2010

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And so two old soldiers, who stormed Normandy 66 years ago, had serendipitously crossed paths in a preoperation room at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side, awaiting another daunting situation: open-heart surgery, which for the elderly can be especially risky.

In that room, they shared D-Day memories and realized “we could literally have been a mile away from each other,” Mr. Klein said.

Mr. Allegretti called it “a million-to-one shot” that he might run into another glider man from D-Day all these year later.

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[JR: The Times calls it “serendipity”. I’d say the Universe, the Creator, or just a “Higher Power”, put these giants together to support each other again in another dangerous time. Hard to imagine them being afraid of a “little” operation. I’ll remember them when I need a little courage.]

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Nov 7, 2010 

JEMAIL: Korney, Brian (MC2011) seeks speakers for MC Marketing Club


Would anyone like to be a speaker at Manhattan College Marketing Club?

Marketing Club is always looking for speakers to come and speak to students. If anyone is interested please contact me at {Privacy Invoked} or c/o Jasper Jottings


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Korney, Brian (MC2011)
President at Manhattan College Marketing Club
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

Summary: Marketer with experience in Strategic Marketing in the Medical Device Industry. Experience in developing Product Portfolio GAP Analysis, Medical Device Market and Procedure Databases including analyzing market trends, growth, and market segments.


• Identifying Business Strategy, Developing Product Portfolio GAP Analysis, Market Database Creation

• President of Manhattan College Marketing Club

• Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

• Successful in creating a marketing plan in the Essentials of Marketing, International Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Marketing Research Courses at Manhattan College

• Experienced with working in team oriented environments.

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Nov 7, 2010 

JOBIT: Brush, Deacon Wesley J. “Wes” Jr.[MC???? RIP]


Obituary for Deacon Wesley J. Jr. “Wes” Brush
Deacon Wesley J. Jr.

Deacon Wesley J. “Wes” Brush Jr. passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Care Center in Madison on Nov. 5, 2010, following a life filled with many blessings, wonderful family and great friends.

Born in New York City on Feb. 29, 1920, Wes was the son of Wesley J. and Julia (Duggan) Brush. He attended Power Memorial Academy and graduated with a degree in business administration from Manhattan College. Wes enlisted in the Army the day after Pearl Harbor, subsequently earned a commission at the Infantry School and chose discharge in April 1946 with the rank of Captain. Service included two years in the European Theater of Operations where he was attached to General Eisenhower’s staff in the G-4 division of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces. Military honors include the Order of Leopold awarded by the government of Belgium, together with the Croix de Guerre, avec palme, grade de chevalier.

On March 2, 1946, he was blessed in marriage to Eleanor L. Miller in New York City and they were subsequently graced by the births of daughter, Elizabeth and son, Thomas.

His career was in Catholic publishing from 1946 until his retirement in 1988, initially with the Bruce Publishing Company of Milwaukee, where he rose to the position of trade book publisher. Following the dissolution of Bruce, Wes was named executive editor of the Catholic Sun, the diocesan newspaper of Syracuse, N.Y.

In Syracuse, Wes served on several diocesan commissions and councils and was ordained in the first class of permanent deacons in 1978. Elected the first chairman of the deacon community, he was also appointed diocesan director of the program for the permanent diaconate.

In 1988, he and Eleanor retired from publishing and moved to Madison to be near to family here. For three years, he acted as the executive secretary of the association of Wisconsin Catholic Schools until its dissolution. Memberships included the Catholic Press Association, the Religious Publishers Group, the Eastern Church Goods Guild, the Syracuse Interreligious Council, Knights of Columbus Council #4527, and the Serra Club of Madison.

Incardinated (officially transferred) into the diocese of Madison in 1996 by Bishop William H. Bullock, he was assigned as pastoral associate to St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff and served there until his retirement from parish ministry in 1999. He was a member of the advisory board of the Catholic Herald, and was active in the development of the permanent diaconate program for the diocese.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth M. (Gerd) Petzke of Kelkheim, Germany; and son, Thomas H. Brush (Mary) of Madison; grandchildren, Thomas and Paul Martin Petzke, and Matthew and Alyson Brush; together with many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor; his parents; sisters, Elizabeth and Irene; and brother, John.

Greetings will be conducted at ST. MARIA GORETTI CHURCH in Madison at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 followed by mass at 11 a.m. Later, family and friends are invited to an Irish celebration and remembrance of Wes at Brocach Irish Pub in Madison from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Special thanks are given to the wonderful staff and friends at St. Mary’s Care Center of Madison where Wes enjoyed the final year of his life in a very special, caring, and loving environment. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to St. Mary’s Care Center of Madison.

Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257 www.ryanfuneralservice.com


Brush, Deacon Wesley J. “Wes” Jr.[MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://goo.gl/DFH3C


Nov 7, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Nite, Dan [MC1983] Senior Advertiser at Cooolbid.com


Nite, Dan [MC1983]
Senior Advertiser at Cooolbid.com
Greater New York City Area
Marketing and Advertising

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Nov 7, 2010 

JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) any interest in a iPad version of Jasper Jottings?

Any interesting in a iPad version of Jasper Jottings?

As the inveterate tinkerer and the fat old white guy injineer who is incomparably bad, I was thinking of producing an anthology of Jasper Jottings. Like an annual summary. Go back as far as I can. Wonder if I can find the one’s I did from Compuserve?

Like a fool, I actually first sent Jaspers framed stories about their promotions. Never so much as a thank you note. But, I was young and crazy once upon a time.

It’s days like this when I have a crazy idea and I look back at all the ideas that “tanked” — you know that carefully constructed paper airplane that you’re just sure will set a new record and it takes your dreams nose first into the pavement to the hysterical laughter of all your high school classmates — too personal?

Anyway, before I spend a lot of time and attention doing it, I wanted to get some feedback.

Like my attempt to be James Patterson with “CHURCH 10●19●62″ http://www.itstartedinchurch.com, it probably wasn’t worth the effort to sell 800 copies. (It was a prodigious effort.) And it’s “failure” weighs heavily on any desire to “do it again”.

So to, I wonder what is worth the time, attention, energy, and effort.

Shoulda, coulda, and woulda! They will kill you.

So before I jump into anthologies and epubs and all that stuff, is there a demand for Jasper Jottings on the iPad?

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Nov 8, 2010 

JEMAIL: Kennedy, Ed (MC1961) signs on to Jasper Jottings

I’d appreciate it if you would put me on the distribution list for Jasper Jottings. Thanks so much – Ed Kennedy MC ’61 Arts

[JR: Always glad to have readers.]

Kennedy, Ed (MC1961)

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Nov 8, 2010 

JNEWS: Davolio, John [MC1963] a local “celebrity” in Dix Hills


Dix Hills Celebrities
By Karen Forman | Email the author | 6:00am
The Neighborhood Files
From the Mound at Yankee Stadium to Otsego Park
Former NY Yankee and now a long-time Dix Hillian, John Davolio still enjoys the game.

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One name you might not recognize belonged to a 19-year-old boy who had just started his minor league career with the Yankees in 1955: John Davolio. Davolio played in the minors for the Yankees organization until 1962, his last year, when, at age 27, he was with the AAA Richmond Virginians.

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Davolio said that back then, “Guys in suits came into the locker room and offered you contracts.” But Davolio gave up his Yankees contract to go to college—Manhattan College—to get his degree in civil engineering.

He got a job with Bethlehem Steel. “I was down in the mines, in the mills, and up in the skyscrapers and on the bridges.” And then they wanted him to go back to New York. He had grown up in a house in the Bronx, so he wanted to get a house on Long Island for his growing family, and that was when he discovered Dix Hills.

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“I want to help them realize the value and importance of an education while possibly seeking a baseball career. I have told them already a dumb ballplayer will not survive above Little League. They need to take school seriously and study. Soccer, softball, basketball, tennis, etc. are all fine and dandy, but do not neglect your education. What you learn is yours; it becomes part of you and no one can take it from you unless you allow them. Someone may steal your sweater, jacket, shoes etc. but they cannot steal your knowledge.”

Davolio concluded, “I had my days in the sun and under the stars. Now, I am just trying to help today’s young ballplayers experience it too.”

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[JR: It sounds like a fellow Jasper who has attained “immortality” and is a celebrity. The “right kind” of celeb.]

Davolio, John [MC????]

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I believe that John J. Devolio is a member of the class of 1963.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Davolio, John [MC1963]

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Nov 8, 2010 

JVIDEO: Petrone, Louis S. [MC1957] aka Key West Lou has video of his radio show

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My radio show of October 29 is available for viewing at www.tikilive.com/video/28233. If you have the time, take a peek.

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Petrone, Louis S. [MC1957] does Key West Lou’s Legal Hour Fridays 10AM EDST http://www.konkam.com/listen.html

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Nov 8, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Cassidy, Kelly [MC2008] Operating Supervisor at Con Edison


Cassidy, Kelly [MC2008]
Operating Supervisor at Con Edison
Greater New York City Area

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Nov 9, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Dardano, Dave [MC1981] Glbl Strategic Acct Mgr at Realityworks


Dardano, Dave [MC1981]
Global Strategic Account Manager at Realityworks, Inc.
Bellingham, Washington Area
Education Management


A senior level business executive with twenty years of diversified division leadership, sales, and management experience. I have great passion for the K-12 education industry where I have spent the last seventeen years of my professional life. During this time I have worked with many different supplemental and curriculum based solutions delivered on-line, through software, and via paper offerings.

My expansive experience in the education market has enabled me to work with a wide variety of contacts at the state, district, and school levels. Within this group Curriculum Committees and adoptions have played a significant role in the decision making process. I have worked with various disciplines including, Business, Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies.

I have grown and led teams of up to 200 with a proven track record of developing successful strategies, executing business plans, and product and sales management that increases sales, profitability, market share and customer satisfaction. I have a keen ability to easily work with numbers and figures and come to qualified decisions on the fly. My strategic and analytical thinking along with strong communication skills enables me to make sound business decisions.

I have had great success entering new markets, work with a sense of urgency and thrive in a fast paced changing environment.

* K-12 Education Market,
* Sales and General Management,
* Sales Operating System Development,
* Market Expansion,
* Sales Team Expansion, Growth and Development

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Nov 10, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Carr, Lawrence [MC????] Account Executive at Nova Graphics


Carr, Lawrence [MC????]
Account Executive at Nova Graphics
Greater New York City Area

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Nov 10, 2010 

JEMAIL: Maryla, Joanna [MC????] asks for donations for American Cancer Society


Maryla, Joanna [MC????] sent a message to the members of Manhattan College Marketing Club.

November 10, 2010 at 7:16pm
Subject: Relay For Life!

Hi Everyone!

This year’s Relay for Life at Manhattan College is on April 2, 2010!

Marketing Club has a team created already for the event and will be there to help raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society! Please check out the club’s team page and even if you cannot attend the event show your support by making a donation (ever little bit helps!) Also you can join Marketing Club’s team and hold of on making any donations until the day of the event!

Marketing Club’s Team Page:


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Nov 11, 2010 

JNEWS: Murray, Jim [MC????] remembered for not getting records wet


Westport News
Reflecting on tides of change at Westport’s beach community
Karen Kovacs Dydzuhn
Published: 11:06 a.m., Thursday, November 11, 2010

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We had wonderful times on the float. My father used to tie our old wind-up portable victrola to his head and swim out to the float with us, sometimes smoking his favorite cigar at the same time. Jim Murray, who was the captain of the Manhattan College Swim team and lived in New Jersey, would bring the 78 dance records out to the float and not one of them would get wet. Then, people used to sit on their front porch and just watch what was going on. We would dance to the music on the float on those hot summer nights.

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Murray, Jim [MC????] who was the captain of the Manhattan College Swim team?

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Nov 11, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Rinaldi, Michael [MC2001] BusAnal at LD Highbridge Energy


Rinaldi, Michael [MC2001]
Business Analyst at Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy
Greater New York City Area
Financial Services

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Nov 11, 2010 

JFOUND: Mooney, William Jr. [MC1971] BoD Debt Resolve


November 10, 2010

Debt Resolve, Inc. (OTCBB: DRSV) Pure Play to Capitalize on the Financial Crisis

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These guys are making this happen — skip down to their bio’s and you will understand why. They KNOW what they are doing.

We do not typically include Bio’s in the first Blog – but these are so impressive we think this will help you understand why this Company works.

This is real, this is now and this is what is working. These guys have an EXCLUSIVE patent (well five to be exact).

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Why Invest in Debt Resolve

Every aspect of our lives has been transformed into an online system in the last three years. The average age of a credit card defaultee is 34 years old with $12K in debt. Debtors now fully understand online payments. Most defaultees have had jobs and extensive internet experience. Most lenders have email addresses for debtors which allows easy email contact, which is more direct and less expensive than phone or mail. Debt Resolve delivers a product that is a bidding platform. The auction model allows debtors to log on and essentially bid to resolve their debts.

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Management and Board of Directors

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William Mooney, Jr. – Director

Mr. Mooney has been a member of our board of directors since April 2003. Mr. Mooney is currently President of the Westchester County Association, and also serves as Senior Vice President at Independence Community Bank. Mr. Mooney has been involved in the banking sector in an executive capacity for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Independence Community Bank, he served for four years as an Executive Vice President and member of the management committee of Union State Bank, where he was responsible for retail banking, branch banking, and all marketing activity. Mr. Mooney also spent 23 years at Chemical Bank and, following its merger with Chase Manhattan Bank, he was a Senior Vice President with responsibilities including oversight of all retail business. Mr. Mooney was the President of the Westchester Partnership for Economic Development. He also held the position of Chairman for the Westchester County Association, past Chairman of the United Way Westchester and Chairman of St. Thomas Aquinas College. He has served on the board of trustees for New York Medical College St. Agnes Hospital, the Board of Dominican Sisters and the Hispanic Chamber of commerce. Mr. Mooney received a B.A. degree in business administration from Manhattan College. He also attended the Harvard Management Program and the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia.

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Mooney, William Jr. [MC????]

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I believe that William M. Mooney Jr. is a member of the class of 1971.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

Mooney, William Jr. [MC1971]

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Nov 12, 2010 

MFOUND: reference to “Brother Holiday”


Nuns and other clergy

The teaching nuns and priests at my Catholic college got the short end of the stick. Like smart-aleck college brats, we poked fun at the Sisters, using epithets like heads of cloth and black wings. The clergy at Manhattan College in New York City where Henry went to school were also hard hit. One Brother, who was old and doddering, was called Brother Holiday, because the students expected a holiday on the day of his funeral. Another epithet Henry remembers:: Brother Skull, a monk who had a long, drawn face with deadly pallor and looked about to die. I haven’t found much fault with the teaching clergy –except for one thing: they failed to teach us mercy toward themselves.

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 11th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

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[JR: I'd call this a Jasper blog except for the use of the word "monk" which is uncharacteristic for a Jasper. And, the lack of any confirmation of status. And, as far as "holiday", I never heard that at the Prep or the College. And, I traveled in the circles where it would have been used if someone thought of it. Beside, I don't EVER remember getting a "holiday" in either of the two MC "penal institutions". Argh!]

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Nov 12, 2010 

MNEWS: Unionization at MC makes waves


Church vs. Adjunct Union
November 12, 2010
Scott Jaschik

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The irony, according to O’Donnell, is that the college is being questioned because it embraces people of other faiths. “[T]he fact that we are a welcoming, pluralistic community is being presented as proof that we cannot be an authentic Catholic college,” he says. “Questions about the number of brothers in various roles imply that the work of lay faculty, staff, and administrators is negligible in forwarding our mission, and betrays a complete incomprehension of a full generation’s hard and faithful work in passing forward the charism of religious orders to lay colleagues.”

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[JR: I have yet to hear the issue that adjuncts have with MC. Till then, I'm firmly on the side of the "management".]

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Nov 12, 2010 

JLINKEDIN: Donato, Peter [MC????] Electrical Engineer at Burns and Roe


Donato, Peter [MC????]
Electrical Engineer at Burns and Roe
Greater New York City Area
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

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Nov 13, 2010 9:36 AM 

MNEWS: SEIU tweets about adunct need “social justice”



Manhattan College “talks about being committed to social justice. Well, its adjuncts need some social justice.” http://bit.ly/aBDegT


[JR: But no one cites a specific issue that needs "fixing". Given the SEIU pedigree, I'm even more wary.]

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Nov 13, 2010 2:39 PM 

JLINKEDIN: O’Brien, Tim [MC1983] HR Leader


O’Brien, Tim [MC????]
HR Leader
Greater Detroit Area

Twitter:   timothygobrien

Summary: Innovative and client-focused senior human resources professional with a proven track record of business partnership and global leadership in delivering strategic human resources. Expressive communicator whose sound, consultative approach support a culture of partnership with multiple leadership teams to ensure business goals are realized.

Specialties: Change management, negotiations, leadership development, talent management, organizational design, and acquisition integrations. Skilled in labor relations, developing policy and process improvements, persuasive communications, and compensation. SPHR Certified.

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I believe that Timothy (Tim) G. O’Brien is a member of the class of 1983.


McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

[JR: Thanks, Ed. Much appreciated.]

O’Brien, Tim [MC1983]

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Nov 13, 2010 3:47 PM 

MNEWS: Eight into MC Athletic HoF


Manhattan Inducts Eight into Athletic Hall of Fame
Release: 11/12/2010

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Brenton Birmingham ’95
Roger Freda ’67
Joseph A. Hayes ’36
George W. Kiefer ’36
coach James McHugh
Steven Quagliano ’78
former Manhattan College President Brother Thomas Scanlan
Sophia Tasker Sterling ’97.

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Nov 10, 2010 

Comment on JEMAIL: Reinke, F. John (MC1968) any interest in a iPad version of JJ?

by Carolyn Predmore

Hi John,

Right now Jet Tech and I are wrestling with how to get a free book (one that was electronically given to me by the publisher) onto one of the 6 ereaders on my iPad. I like reading on the iPad so I encourage you to go with it. Any hints you have for my little problem will be gratefully appreciated. We already have imported it into iTunes, and can read it from the Mac, but it does not go over the the iPad. Just tons of fun.

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Nov 11, 2010 

Comment on MNEWS: MC opposes an adjunct union

by Manhattan College Adjunct Faculty Union

Thank you for posting this. Please see the website for updates on Manhattan College’s adjunct faculty organizing campaign. We are also encouraging alumni to sign this petition of support: http://www.nyorganizing.org/manhattan/Petition.htm

Questions? Please email organize@nysutmail.org or call the Union office at 212-989-33470

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Nov 12, 2010

Comment on MFOUND: reference to “Brother Holiday” 

by Rich Kaufmann

FJohn, as a graduate of the Prep ’64 and of the college ’68, I can verify the existence of Brother Holiday. We knew we would get a “holiday” when he passed away, which he did in 1969, I believe. Never heard the story about the good Sisters or about the “monk” in my 8 years on campus.

Rich Kaufmann

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Nov 13, 2010

ENDNOTE: No American should BEG for anything!

[JR: This was a headline picture on Drudge where (purportedly allegedly maybe) a fellow was begging from BHO44. Is this what our society has come to? Have we trained the serfs to beg from the "kings"? I have no doubt the man felt he was in need. (Maybe?) And, that was his only choice. (Did he put paper down so as not to get his knees dirty?) I object to anyone kowtowing to ANY politician and / or bureaucrat! Is this what our "feminized Gooferment Skrules" have brought us -- men who are emasculated. Argh! It makes me mad. And, suspicious. And, crazed!]

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