ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JOEL KLAASSEN
We’re right in the heat of battle for the current political campaigns and the Aug. 1 primary.
Here’s a reminder to political candidates that we’re passing along from Lowell Goering: “It’s appropriate to stand on your political platform, but inappropriate to lie on it.”
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We noticed that none other than Vern Miller was endorsed by the Wichita Eagle last week for Sedgwick County sheriff. We’re wondering who is going to provide the oil for the hinges on his car trunk.
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Speaking of endorsing candidates…. Our policy at the Free Press is to let the people decide on the best candidates. They are smart enough to make their own decisions without our input.
In these parts, the people running for office are all good folks and willing to take on a tough and often thankless job.
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When we moved to Hillsboro in ’55, the Hillsboro Municipal Pool was brand new. For a kid who had only seen a real pool a couple of times in nine years of living in Minnesota, it was a dream come true.
Back in the lake in Mountain Lake, you swam with the bullheads and squished mud between your toes from the earthy bottom which took over the sand that was hauled in a little past the shore.
The water was warm on top and cold at the bottom. And the biggest problem was getting stuck in the foot with a bullhead sticker when jumping off the end of the dock.
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Old boy’s law: You don’t learn anything the second time you’re kicked by a mule.
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Moriarity’s Secret for Financial Success: BLASH.
It’s named for a highly successful investment broker named Morton P. Moriarity, who once was one of the biggest failures on Wall Street. When destitute and reduced to sleeping on park benches, he had a dream in which a bearded holy man handed him a piece of paper with the word BLASH on it. Moriarity ran all over New York in search of a bearded holy man who could tell him what BLASH meant. Finally, after a year-long search, he found his man, who told him it stood for “Buy Low and Sell High.”
This comes from Carl Winston’s book How to Run a Shoestring into a Million and Other Shortcuts to Success.