NFC South - Week 9 Standings

Note: This article was written on November 4th prior to the Week 9 games for New Orleans & Carolina.

Barring catastrophic injury to Matt Ryan or Julio Jones, we can award the NFC South to the Atlanta Falcons.

Usually, the first Sunday in November would be quick to award a Division title. However, a basic analysis of the season to-date leads to only that conclusion.

Just evaluating Atlanta's position

Was Losing Trump's Plan All Along?

Why would Donald Trump whose personal mythology and self-image as so intertwined with winning put it all at risk for what appears to be a near-certain loss?

Obama's Collapsing False Narrative

It is disappointing when a #FalseNarrative collapses, but it must be especially frustrating when it disintegrates while you are trying to deliver it! President Obama was busily defending his recent Executive Order on Gun Background Checks and "mansplaining" safety and security to a former rape victim at the same time that stark reality was showing the ineffectiveness of them.

Unfortunately for President Obama, reality is a vicious master over his Liberal pablum.

That's Not A Unicorn

Beware the Political Consultant selling their Unicorn consolidation strategy! That's just another horse with a plastic funnel glued to its head.

It's The Math, Stupid!

For all the pushback that David Axelrod has gotten referencing Senator Marco Rubio's campaign, it is mathematics; not politics. Campaigns are measured in wins & Rubio (along with others depending upon winnowing of the GOP field) have few wins on their horizon to support their strategy.

Follow-up considerations on Terrorism & Gun Control

Much has been assumed, interpreted, and written about the events of San Bernardino, California and the murders of 14 innocent American civilians. These notes are edited for grammar from notes published December 3rd.

Democrats Problem Bigger Than TheDonald

There is a plethora of hand-wringing among Republicans expressing concern about "damage" that Donald Trump is doing to the "Republican Brand" & their chances in 2016. Whether it is his comments on Immigration or his on-going feuds with other Republican officeholders like Sen. John McCain or Sen. Lindsey Graham, many Republicans are seeking madly for a way to put this Genie back into his Corporate bottle.

On Trump:

Today's Tweets - July 15, 2015

While today was the Scott Walker announcement (and thanks to AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka a field day for him), today's most fun tweets were about none other than #YesterdaysCandidate, former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton!

Her speech today against the #GigEconomy suggests a candidate beholden and stuck more in the past than our future. It is truly hard to imagine a candidacy that will have to depend upon America's youth vote calling attacks on Uber and questioning the economic / career flexibility that our current environment affords.

Limitations Of A Tribe

Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) has shown the power and influence of Tribes. Much can be achieved by a motivated group of focused people. As Seth shares, groups as small as 1000 can have far-reaching effect.

In the political arena, this dynamic is often only partially effective.

Much the same way that a dog encounters a real problem when it actually catches the car, a "successful" political Tribe often encounters difficulty post victory.

Why Your Process Stinks

You have seen it numbers of times. A squad of High School cheerleaders leading a stadium filled with employees of a company:

“We got Process! Yes we do! We got Process, Better than YOU!”

Yeah, never!

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