Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

Unskewed

Thanks to pundit Dick Morris we cannot trust any presidential polls as they are uniformly, intentionally and conspiratorially skewed to show liberal bias and hence that is why Obama shows a lead. To fix the problem, we have to unskew them as they “just don’t...

The Romney MBA

I don’t doubt that Mitt Romney’s MBA has served him well in the areas of finance; where it falls short is on the brand management side. From a personal brand management side, here are the mistakes: 1) Inconsistency — Buyers look for consistency in the...

Retraction

This is embarrassing in light of my recent jest with Charlie on presumed-to-be  terrorist telemarketing:  “This video, obtained from a credible third-party source, features grainy footage of a group of men strongly believed to be al-Qaeda members making phone solicitations for vacation-home rentals, long-distance phone...

Now What, So What, Then What

Apparently, the Northville vote against consolidation in the Mayfield/Northville school merger has created a bit of apoplexy and derision at the Recorder given their recent editorial OK, Northville: Now What?  What an affront to the consolidationists that voters would find their medicine unpalatable and perhaps...

I Get So Emotional… Baby

Apparently any time you advocate on behalf of your values or principles on school district issues, no matter how sound your arguments and facts, you are deemed emotional while the opposite side, typically the editorial writerss and the administration, are objective and factual. Maybe it...

Sounds Very Familiar

This is a post for the advocates of going through large budgets line-by-line and questioning every expense.  Focus too much on the pennies and you miss the dollars. Ace Greenberg served as CEO of Bear Stearns from 1978 to 1993 and Chairman of the Board from...

Bang Your Head

Regrettably the head banging in this post is not on metal or thrash but on a cool 7-figures for more demolition.  Let me ask an impolite question: Why can’t we take 50% of that and instead of creating more parking lots that will sit empty...

The Consolidationists

Let me introduce you to the close relatives of the local demolitionists — the consolidationists. Much like demolitionists who view the solution to every problem as a wrecking ball, consolidationists view every solution as a matter of scale– the larger, the better as their ideology...

Those People

At long last, the issue of those people hits the national stage with Mitt Romney’s remark:  In one clip, Mr. Romney describes how his campaign would not try to appeal to “47 percent of the people” who will vote for Mr. Obama “no matter what.”...

Get a Job!

Life in the City of Amsterdam would be like Mayberry if people would only get a job– the underlying ideology inherent voiced by the never ending meme that people use DSS services here disproportionately to anywhere else. Why, if I’m to believe local folklore, we...