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Dinosaur Extinction Update: Fossil Follies Special Edition!
Something's afoot in the land of GOPasaurs , those crass, craven creatures who rumble across the craton, roaring and wreaking havoc, stealing our resources, despoiling our environment, ...
cassandracarolina 06/20/2014 26 28 3 -
Hungering For Answers
This past Saturday was the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive event. Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and ...
cassandracarolina 05/21/2014 13 17 - -
Gimme [A Dog From The] Shelter: Our Shredded Safety Net
When I settled in North Carolina this past summer, my first order of business was adopting a shelter dog. My husband and I found this gorgeous Lab mix at a no-kill shelter. He had spent most of ...
cassandracarolina 02/26/2014 180 180 1 -
The Bridge Over The River Hubris
As revelations of Chris Christie's "bridge-gate" mischief come to light, speculation abounds on whether this will harm his political career. Other diarists and commenters have offered their thoughts,
cassandracarolina 01/08/2014 150 247 6 -
Gimme [A Dog From The] Shelter: No Bad Dogs, Only Bad [Tea Party] Owners
Observers of life - canine and human - can learn a lot at the dog park. Our dogs probably view this as a little piece of heaven where they can run free, finally disconnected from the leash and its ...
cassandracarolina 11/01/2013 10 30 - -
Gimme [A Dog From The] Shelter: More Lessons The Tea Party Could Learn From My Dog
The Tea Party pack is still on the loose, yapping, foaming at the mouth, and sinking their fangs into the old, the young, the sick, the elderly and the poor. They've even turned on their own party, ...
cassandracarolina 10/31/2013 8 25 - -
Tea Party Extinction Update: Release The Velociraptors!!
Explanations abound for the mass extinctions of slow-witted lumbering beasts that once roamed the earth only to find their skeletons incorrectly reassembled in the natural history museums of the ...
cassandracarolina 10/29/2013 30 40 - -
Gimme [A Dog From The] Shelter: What The Tea Party Could Learn From My Dog
Watching Ted Cruz foaming at the mouth, it's clear that we need to do a better job of inoculating the Right-wing fringe. Running amok having slipped the collar of reality, they are humping the leg ...
cassandracarolina 09/20/2013 39 39 - -
A Gun Violence Alphabet Of Tragedy
Since joining Twitter, I've done quite a few daily "alphabets" of Tweets on current events. Today's were about gun violence in general, the Navy Yard tragedy in particular. Someone suggested that I ...
cassandracarolina 09/17/2013 10 17 - -
Gimme [A Dog From The] Shelter: The Commercialism Of Canine Care
Two weeks have elapsed, and our adopted shelter dog Logan is settling in nicely. He's getting more accustomed to being around the water, and his coat is morphing from a sandy off-white "shelter color"
cassandracarolina 09/16/2013 98 93 - -
Gimme [A Dog From The] Shelter: The Chronicles Of Logan
As promised, I've moved from Texas to North Carolina, and the first order of business was adding a dog to our two-person pack. I've had several gently-used dogs in the past. One was adopted full-...
cassandracarolina 09/11/2013 129 155 - -
GOPasaur Extinction Update: Tar Pits Of Doom, Here We Come!
In what can only be described as the Full Employment Act For Paleo-Pundits, throngs of craven Cretaceous creatures are literally stumbling over one another in their haste to fling themselves off the ...
cassandracarolina 08/07/2013 44 69 1 -
Next Stop, North Carolina: No Turning Back!
Yesterday, I posted this diary reflecting upon my six years in Texas and my upcoming move to North Carolina. While hatin' on Texas is an evolved art form for some here, I was quite moved by the many ...
cassandracarolina 07/30/2013 54 33 - -
Next Up: Texas In The Rearview Mirror
The time has come to pack the moving van and leave the Lone Star State far, far behind. After six years of living here as a transplanted New Englander, it's time to make the move to a state that's ...
cassandracarolina 07/29/2013 251 210 2 -
State Hate: Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio... Your State's Next!
The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has already evoked calls for boycotting Florida. Any state where an unarmed young black man can be gunned down by an armed wannabe-cop assailant is not a ...
cassandracarolina 07/15/2013 124 53 1 -
Hey, Paula: It's Not About The Racism
There's something morbidly fascinating about a brand meltdown, especially one that's entirely self-inflicted. We watch, chowing down on a big ol' plate of schadenfreude, as Paula Deen's food empire ...
cassandracarolina 06/25/2013 99 40 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: "A Few Rough Edges"
It's been about a year since my 30+ year career in corporate America ended with the Walk of Shame out to the parking garage after a layoff at age 59. One thing that continues to amaze me: the many ...
cassandracarolina 06/18/2013 87 73 2 -
Megachurch Marketing Machinations
Megachurches in Texas are big business... just not big enough, apparently. Twice this week, while trying to enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant, I've overheard animated conversations at an ...
cassandracarolina 06/06/2013 184 134 1 -
Kos Was Right, I Was Wrong: 10 Very Cool Things I've Discovered About Twitter
In the May 24th "Ask me anything about anything... If you dare!" diary, Kos noted: Before we get started, I have something to ask you guys -- please stop shitting on people doing activism on ...
cassandracarolina 06/03/2013 148 88 5 -
Stifling Job Creation: GOP's Next Move
My stepson graduated college debt free. My husband and I had to borrow to put him through school, but our aim was that he be able to start his post-educational life with a clean slate. After ...
cassandracarolina 05/31/2013 89 113 1 -
Dinosaur Extinction Update: The Tiresome Laments Of Dressageasaurus Cruella
Quickly backfilling the immense intellectual void left by the departing Michele Bachmann, today's insipid comments are brought to you by Ann Romney . Evidently she's still smarting from the fact ...
cassandracarolina 05/30/2013 61 29 - -
Special Dinosaur Extinction Update: The Suspicious Farewell Of Archeopteryx Bachmannii
"Repeal Obamacare!! Repeal Obamacare!!" Benghazi!! Islamic Jihad! While craven Cretaceous GOPasaurs still walk the Earth eluding their long-overdue extinction, the ...
cassandracarolina 05/29/2013 115 138 - -
Before Disaster Strikes: Ten Practical Suggestions You Can Implement TODAY
As we continue to understand the enormity of the tornado devastation, there are practical things that you can do right now to empower yourself and your loved ones. In addition to protecting your ...
cassandracarolina 05/21/2013 55 29 2 -
State Hate: Springtime Storms And Schadenfreude
As lightning splits the night sky, and springtime tornados, thunderstorms, hail storms, wildfires, floods and other disasters descend upon us, we're fortunate here in the Great Orange ...
cassandracarolina 05/20/2013 30 17 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Mergers & Hackquisitions
Chances are, if you've spent any time in Corporate America, your company has either been acquired, acquired another firm, or been part of a merger. Like a shark that must propel itself through the ...
cassandracarolina 05/15/2013 57 54 2 -
Dinosaur Extinction Update: Fossil Fuels And Fossil Fuelishness
Darwin continues to knock himself senseless with facepalms as witless GOPasaurs continue roaming the landscape. Neither natural selection nor any other laws of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, ...
cassandracarolina 05/08/2013 30 45 2 -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: We Shall Not Excel
As reported by the BBC , ... two Harvard economists admitted a faulty spreadsheet calculation caused errors in a study used by numerous politicians to support their austerity policies. Oh, well. ...
cassandracarolina 04/22/2013 124 64 5 -
Taking Charge Of Your Safety: Practical Measures You Can Implement Today
As we continue to try to come to terms with the bombings in Boston and the other suggestions of ongoing terrorism, there are practical things that you can do right now to empower yourself and your ...
cassandracarolina 04/17/2013 13 11 - -
Contempt Of Congress: Your Poetical, Alphabetical Summary Of Grievances
With Congressional job approval hovering at a pathetic 13%, our illustrious legislators are ready to sink to the next level with a planned in-your-face filibuster. As a result, many Americans are ...
cassandracarolina 04/09/2013 14 10 - -
GOPasaur Extinction Update: Rewriting The Fossil Record
Actually, the GOP version is only about 6,000 years It's not easy being green a GOPasaur. All signs points to their individual and ...
cassandracarolina 04/01/2013 16 15 - -
GOPasaur Extinction Update: CPAC Fossil Follies!
GOPasaurs and GOPasaur wannabees, journalists, lobbyists, and hookers were joined by paleontologists at the Cretaceous Political Animal Circus (CPAC), proving once again that politics makes very, ...
cassandracarolina 03/18/2013 20 19 - -
Help Needed: Clearing Up Obamacare Myths
They are myths, aren't they? I just got off the phone with a long-time client, someone I've worked for and known personally for 19 years. I never knew much about her politics, but my ears are still ...
cassandracarolina 03/11/2013 39 13 - -
The Sheer Brilliance Of Thankless Tasks
When I look back on what passes for success in my 60-year-old life, one ability seems to pervade my faded tapestry of achievements: the ability to write on a deadline . I learned this valuable skill ...
cassandracarolina 03/11/2013 51 60 3 -
Extinction Update: Brontosaurus Romneii (The Song Has Ended But The Malady Lingers On)
Seismometers across the continental plate reverberated as previously-thought-to-be-extinct Onepercentasaur Brontosaurus romneii emerged from one of his well-appointed caves to grace the ...
cassandracarolina 03/05/2013 41 78 2 -
Entirely Preventable Workplace Fatalities
When the monsignor shows up at your door early on a Saturday morning along with an Army officer, bad news is sure to follow. So it was that my former mother-in-law learned of the accidental ...
cassandracarolina 03/01/2013 78 87 - -
Yahoo CEO To Employees: Get Your [Body] Into The Office
Well, happy Monday morning, Yahoo employees. Looks like your telecommuting days have come to an end. Silicon Valley firms are known for cushy perks: free food, bringing your dog to work and so on. ...
cassandracarolina 02/25/2013 244 120 1 -
GOPasaur Extinction Update: Griftasaurus Karlroveii
As reported in the New York Times and other reputable sources - and widely mocked elsewhere - Griftasaurus Karlroveii has concocted yet another plan to stave off extinction... or at least make some ...
cassandracarolina 02/12/2013 20 17 - -
Extinction Update: The Dinosaurs Of Downton Abbey
Given your intrepid diarist’s obsession with the extinction of lumbering organisms who have outlived their usefulness, it was only a matter of time before she was drawn into the hypnotic vortex of ...
cassandracarolina 02/09/2013 136 32 4 -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Knowledge Costs Money; Ignorance Is Free
In reading this excellent diary by pat of butter in a sea of grits, I wanted to expand on this comment that I posted: Beyond the copyright issues, it's extremely (2+ / 0-) unfortunate that so much ...
cassandracarolina 01/15/2013 24 19 1 -
Indigo Kalliope - Poems From The Left: Live, On-Demand Limerick Challenge!
Welcome to Indigo Kalliope's Limerick Challenge , a cozy artistic alcove tucked away from the more serious side of Daily Kos. Today, we're reducing some of the events of the past week to easily ...
cassandracarolina 01/08/2013 29 13 - -
Dinosaur Extinction Update: Fiscal Fossil Follies!!
A new day dawns, and the Earth shifts beneath their feet of the already uneasy GOPasaurs. The Grim Reaper has been working overtime to keep up with the carnage, and it's not over yet, not by a long ...
cassandracarolina 01/03/2013 16 8 - -
More [Limerick] Reasons To Say "Good Riddance, 2012"
[although 2013's not lookin' so hot either...] Mayan forecasts of doom were a bust Where's a prophecy people can trust? If the world's gonna end We will have to depend On some accurate facts! That'...
cassandracarolina 12/31/2012 20 10 - -
The Manipulation Of Melancholy
If the events of 2012 haven't already left you utterly despondent, take heart. There's still time for our annual descent into the darkest depths of melancholy. While we grope in the darkness of ...
cassandracarolina 12/28/2012 31 15 - -
A Stormy Carolina Day: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
It's a dark and stormy day here in coastal North Carolina. Tropical bands of rain with the occasional rumble of thunder are interspersed with drizzle. It's dark enough to trigger my Christmas lights ...
cassandracarolina 12/26/2012 45 18 - -
26 Holiday Wishes
The number 26, once the province of alphabets, now carries a much sadder meaning for us, etched into our souls with the venom of violence. In hopes that we can find the goodness in ourselves and in ...
cassandracarolina 12/24/2012 32 23 1 -
Investing for the Wayne [LaPierre] 'Pocalypse
A new day has dawned since Wayne "Double Down" LaPierre explained to an aghast nation that the only answer to the rampant gun violence in the US is... more guns. His dystopian vision calls for armed "
cassandracarolina 12/22/2012 13 6 - -
Your Mayan Cliff-Diving Week In Review: A Limerick Summary
With the holidays and the fiscal cliff and all the extra work we're facing now that those pesky Mayans let down the doomsday preppers, your intrepid diarist knows that you don't have time to delve ...
cassandracarolina 12/21/2012 11 10 1 -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: The Inhumanity of "Human" Resources
It's been six months since I was laid off from a long career in corporate America. I don't miss it much, but when I do, I only have to listen in to one of my husband's corporate conference calls to ...
cassandracarolina 12/19/2012 119 74 4 -
Your Poetical Alphabetical Commercial Christmas Countdown
A is for Apple; their prices are fixed For frugal grandparents, kids gift lists are nixed B is for Best Buy; go shop 'til you drop It simply won't matter; their e-mails won't stop C, Citibank, go ...
cassandracarolina 12/14/2012 6 6 - -
Mitt In Vegas: Can You Spell J-I-N-X??
From the UK's Daily Mail comes further news of Mitt Romney's post-apocalyptic doings. Not content to seethe alone in one of his resplendent mansions, the Nervous One is out and about, taking in the ...
cassandracarolina 12/11/2012 32 16 - -
The Sound Of Broken Glass
There's nothing as distinct as the sound of glass breaking. Whether it's that "fragile" gift telling you its story of rough shipment, or a vase crashing to the tile floor followed by a scream a ...
cassandracarolina 12/07/2012 31 8 - -
It's Not Schmoozing
Reading this diary this morning reminded me that much of what appears to be "schmoozing" is not the act of deference or weakness that some folks imagine. Far from it: properly executed schmoozing is ...
cassandracarolina 12/05/2012 20 10 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Keeping Fear Alive
Now that corporate America has weighed me in the balance and found me wanting, I've had the luxury of retrospection. One thing I've noticed: I'm a lot healthier and happier, even though I'm earning ...
cassandracarolina 12/04/2012 7 21 - -
Ladies & Horses: Ann Romney vs. My Grandmother
As noted in the Washington Post and discussed in this diary posted earlier this afternoon: By all accounts, the past month has been most difficult on Romney’s wife, Ann, who friends said ...
cassandracarolina 12/03/2012 34 54 1 -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Plenty Of Bosses And Managers, But No Leaders
Now that corporate America has kicked me to the curb, I'm finally working for someone I can respect: myself. From the time I began my career in 1974 until my recent [thanks, Bain & Company] layoff ...
cassandracarolina 12/03/2012 15 13 - -
The Environmental Impact Of Christmas
My dad, raised in the Depression among parsimonious New England folk, was an early adopter of energy conservation. Hardly a day would pass in autumn, winter, or spring without him remarking "Close ...
cassandracarolina 11/30/2012 68 53 1 -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: VPs Behaving Badly
Another thing I won't miss now that corporate America has tossed me onto the scrap-heap: executives behaving badly. Let's give these folks the benefit of the doubt and assume that they started out ...
cassandracarolina 11/29/2012 15 19 1 -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: The Dreaded Holiday Party
One thing I won't miss now that corporate America has kicked me to the curb: office holiday parties. Folks who've entered the workforce in recent years may be asking: "Cassandra, what on Earth are ...
cassandracarolina 11/28/2012 27 20 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Getting By With A Little Help From My [LinkedIn] Friends
As noted last month , my June layoff from corporate America severed me from more than my job and career. Along with those indignities, it plucked me out of my circle of long-time colleagues and ...
cassandracarolina 11/27/2012 13 14 - -
Holiday Safety Reminders... In Rhyme
So far you've survived Thanksgiving, the Black Friday crowds, and the carpal tunnel syndrome triggered by Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, more perils await you this holiday season, so let's be careful ...
cassandracarolina 11/27/2012 6 8 - -
Your Alphabetical, Poetical Encyclopedia of Horrific Holiday Hassles
Now that you've pushed your tryptophan-besotted self away from the Thanksgiving table and headed out to create the Perfect Christmas or holiday of your preference for your unappreciative family and ...
cassandracarolina 11/26/2012 19 11 - -
The Holiday Message I'll Honor Forever
The card reached me at the office, the week before Christmas, back in those blessed days before the advent of e-cards, when people took the time to send cards ...
cassandracarolina 11/23/2012 18 33 - -
Camping For Gadgets
I don't get it. Watching the news this morning featuring people camped out already at Best Buy... for Black Friday, I wondered aloud: WTF? Why would someone with a job to take vacation (or unpaid ...
cassandracarolina 11/19/2012 16 15 - -
Special Dino-Extinction Alert Featuring McCainasaurus Getoffamylawnii!
With the ascension of Obamasaurus Rex to the White Cave, the Cretaceous countryside is littered with limbic brains as the pandemic of exploding GOPasaur heads continues. Across the craton, lumbering ...
cassandracarolina 11/16/2012 56 94 2 -
All Packed For Your Holiday Guilt Trip?
Jeez, I hate this time of year. I'm already letting everyone down, and it's not even Thanksgiving. Retailers have already handed me my no-expenses-paid itinerary for yet another seasonal guilt trip.
cassandracarolina 11/14/2012 46 16 - -
"Hey, They're DEMOCRATS! Of COURSE They Have A Criminal Record!"
This line got a few hearty laughs among the six middle-aged white guys at the table next to me as I was enjoying breakfast at a local restaurant. Owners of local small service businesses, they were ...
cassandracarolina 11/12/2012 40 33 - -
Mesozoic Madness Trifecta! Still More Post-Election Extinctions!
As documented by our intrepid paleo-pundits in Part 1 and Part 2, the Grim Reaper has had a busy few days culling craven Cretaceous lifeforms from our midst in the Great Right-Wing Mass Extinctions. ...
cassandracarolina 11/10/2012 23 11 - -
Mesozoic Madness Part "Duh": More Post-Election Extinction Updates!
As threatened promised in yesterday's Dino Extinction Update , our intrepid paleopundits have compiled another installment on the ongoing extinction of the hideous lifeforms who have been ravaging ...
cassandracarolina 11/09/2012 37 62 1 -
Mesozoic Madness! Massive Post-Election Dinosaur Extinction Underway!
Paleontologists have long debated whether the dinosaurs became extinct in a sudden meteor-impact-like bang, or a stumbling, bumbling, drawn-out whimper. Recent findings show that it was a thrashing, ...
cassandracarolina 11/08/2012 36 24 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: The Art Of Negotiation
In the course of my 37-year career in corporate America, I learned a few unexpected and quite useful things about negotiation that helped me, my employer, and my clients. Today, as I read diary ...
cassandracarolina 11/07/2012 55 53 10 -
Graceless In Victory, Graceless In Defeat: That's Our Mitt
We're already seeing signs that, despite his smarmy bravado, the reprehensible Willard Mitt Romney has in fact planned for the possibility of defeat. He's already planning to visit Democratic ...
cassandracarolina 11/06/2012 125 116 - -
Practical Suggestions For Reclaiming Your Post-Election Sanity
The election season has left many of us ailing, physically and mentally, wrung out from well over a year of the Campaign That Would Not End. While Bill Clinton is hoarse from stumping for our ...
cassandracarolina 11/05/2012 16 6 - -
Daylight Losing Time
Turning back the clocks embedded in my household and vehicles, I'm reminded once again that I'm an analog girl in a digital world. My alpha-geek spouse usually helps with this, but he's overseas, so ...
cassandracarolina 11/04/2012 19 12 - -
Brought To You By The Letter "R"
As the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally races around the country in a last-ditch effort to roll out a few hundred more lies, false promises, and outrageous assertions, one can't help but notice ...
cassandracarolina 11/03/2012 12 6 - -
Final Edition And No I Am Not Kidding: The Innumerable Flaws Of Mitt
With the election around the corner, it's time to wrap up this series and move onto more pressing matters. Anyone still in the "undecided" column is unlikely to be swayed by mindless doggerel, but ...
cassandracarolina 11/02/2012 8 11 - -
Mitt's New BFF
Look out, Ann... , Mitt's got a new BFF: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says that he loves Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate almost as much as he loves his wife of 43 years.
cassandracarolina 11/02/2012 20 10 - -
Ann Hath Spoken: If We Lose, We're Not Running Again
"Ewww!" Where did I stash that hand sanitizer? I will be soooo glad when this is over!!" It you've been on the edge of your seat wondering about Mitt's future plans, you can relax.
cassandracarolina 11/01/2012 59 19 - -
A Texas Acorn Allegory
Something's afoot here in Texas... or at least underfoot, and it's not likely to end before election day. According to the Houston Chronicle , our oak trees are pelting us with five to ten times the ...
cassandracarolina 10/19/2012 74 115 1 -
Harris County Texas [Hispanic] Voter Registration Alert
I get a fair amount of Hispanic-targeted mail based on my husband's Mediterranean surname. Most of it goes into the recycle bin immediately, but this piece brought some cheer. It was: Paid for by ...
cassandracarolina 10/18/2012 19 33 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Checked Out, LinkedIn
After my 37-year career in corporate America ended one morning in June (thanks, Bain & Company), I went from having tens of thousands of colleagues to having zero colleagues in a matter of minutes. ...
cassandracarolina 10/18/2012 21 5 1 -
Limerick*Debate*Wrap-Up
Well, it's all over but the Etch-a-Sketching, the groveling to deep-pocket donors, and the sanctimonious scolding from Queen Ann that "you people" had better stop beating up on her husband or, as [...
cassandracarolina 10/17/2012 21 18 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: The Sales Pitch (With Some Lessons For Mitt...)
Over the course of my 37-year career, I morphed from reclusive introverted scientist to extroverted (well, ostensibly extroverted) effective salesperson. That's fortunate indeed, as I was laid off ...
cassandracarolina 10/17/2012 11 11 - -
Iran Threatens Unprecedented Environmental Disaster
Germany's weekly Der Spiegel reports that Iran may be planning an intentional oil spill as a mechanism for repealing the crushing economic sanctions: Oct 15 (Reuters) - Iran's Revolutionary Guards ...
cassandracarolina 10/16/2012 17 11 - -
Geography Is Not Destiny
Yesterday's diary by a Daily Kos front-pager has churned up some icky sediment at the bottom of the Great Orange Bayou. For those who haven't read it, the writer reviews a book that proposes that it'...
cassandracarolina 10/15/2012 87 36 1 -
Indigo Kalliope's Friday Limerick Challenge: Veep Debate Edition!
It's Friday afternoon and you know you're just killing time until you can knock off work until next week, so here's a way to pass the time while still looking like you're achieving something. I've ...
cassandracarolina 10/12/2012 14 9 - -
Livewrong
"Are you going to keep wearing that?", I asked my husband. I wasn't referring to some long-beloved but ratty t-shirt, but that familiar yellow "Livestrong" rubber bracelet he's been sporting for ...
cassandracarolina 10/11/2012 24 14 - -
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: The Unbearable Anguish Of Trying To Reconcile The Disconnects
It was almost worth getting summarily laid off this summer from my 37-year career in corporate America just to escape the witless presentations by "management". While our supervisers were the ones ...
cassandracarolina 10/10/2012 89 70 1 351
Ann Romney's "Thrilled" With "Completely Unfiltered" Mitt
Ann Romney's back, gushing again over her husband's newly revealed competence. Now that the American people have had a chance to see an "unfiltered" Mitt, everything's changed, apparently. Like ...
cassandracarolina 10/08/2012 37 13 - 164
More Mindless Mesozoic Mischief!! [Updated]
Brontosaurus romneii , fresh from a hypercaffeinated Gish Gallop across our collective consciousness, seems to have energized others aging Caucasiasaurs to emerge from their lairs. These creepy ...
cassandracarolina 10/08/2012 10 6 - 58
The Innumerable Flaws Of Mitt: Post-Debate Poetical Alphabetical Update
Mitt's debate performance and the news of the past week has left many chroniclers with a sudden onslaught of nausea, projectile vomiting, and carpal tunnel syndrome. If this miscreant is elected, we'...
cassandracarolina 10/05/2012 23 28 - 207
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Mitt, I've Seen Your [Bullying] Type
Watching Mitt's monopolization of the debate last night, I couldn't shake the feeling of deja vu. That faux smile. That fast-talking "even-though-I have-nothing-to-say-I'll-make-sure-you-don't-get-a-...
cassandracarolina 10/04/2012 192 169 2 808
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Financial Shenanigans
From the Wall Street Journal comes this revelation: If you believe a recent academic study, one out of five U.S. finance chiefs have been scrambling to fiddle with their companies' earnings. Yes, ...
cassandracarolina 10/02/2012 20 9 - 54
Saved From The Shredder! Mitt's Top Secret Cheat Sheet
It's down to the wire, now, and Mitt's brain is unable to absorb much more advice from his soon-to-be-fired campaign advisers. Unaccustomed to seeking or following the advice of anyone from the ...
cassandracarolina 10/01/2012 33 34 1 275
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Presentation Skills (Uh...Mitt? This One's For You!)
Watching the Romney campaign, I find myself wondering how this inept and ineffective communicator ever survived - much less thrived - in the corporate world. For much of my 37-career in corporate ...
cassandracarolina 10/01/2012 17 7 - 59
Worst Advice Ever
When I was in college, my freshman adviser warned me, "Don't go into any field of science. You don't have what it takes." Maybe not, I thought. To this virtual stranger, I was a female (strike one) ...
cassandracarolina 09/28/2012 83 31 - 269
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: Conformity
After 37 years in corporate America, I'm now on the "outside", thanks to a Bain & Company driven layoff in June. I'm feeling better by the day, if only because I can let myself off the leash and ...
cassandracarolina 09/27/2012 18 12 - 56
Corporate Life In The Rearview Mirror: The Insulation Of Executives
After 37 years in corporate America, my career came to a sudden halt when I was laid off in June, thanks to Bain & Company's management consulting advice to my former employer. It wasn't personal; ...
cassandracarolina 09/26/2012 26 17 - 113
Rick Perry: Sleepless In Austin... And On The Campaign Trail
From Sunday's Houston Chronicle , we learn that Perry's campaign was doomed from the start. No, not for the reasons you think. Sure, he swaggered onto the campaign scene just in time to steal ...
cassandracarolina 09/25/2012 11 15 - 90
Yes, I Built It Myself... With Help From The Government, And A Push From Bain & Company
In July, I launched my own small business after having been summarily laid off from my 37 year career in corporate America (thanks, Bain & Company). While I could claim full credit for having built ...
cassandracarolina 09/24/2012 18 13 1 68
The Innumerable Flaws of Mitt: Your Poetical Alphabetical Loathability Update
It's been a while since your intrepid diarist has posted a poetical update of the Innumerable Flaws of Mitt, but on the plus side, there's plenty of new material. A virtual tsunami of new material, ...
cassandracarolina 09/21/2012 21 14 - 54
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