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Five things Jeter could teach politicians

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POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 5:57pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:37am

Thomas Basile wrote this piece for the Wall Street Journal a week ago. I found it in the intellectual conservative website.

Love or hate the New York Yankees, they are the Dallas Cowboys of baseball. Yankee great Derek Jeter is retiring after this season.

The article is called Five Things Washington -- meaning politicians -- Could Learn from Derek Jeter.

Number one: Do Your Job - This might sound like a no-brainer, but all too often in politics, we see folks spending a lot more time telling people how someone else isn't doing their job, instead of working hard at doing their own.

Number 2 : Don't Showboat - This is a tough one for politicians but it's essential to making government work.

Number 3: Don't Blame Others for Your Own Failures - Derek Jeter never pointed fingers. Just like anyone, he has had his rough patches, but he never blamed someone else publicly or privately for his bad game, hit-less streak or error on the field.

Number 4: Perform in the Clutch - Derek Jeter was never a big home-run hitter. He knew however, how to stay calm and come through when the team needed him the most.

And number 5:Know When to Quit - Perhaps this one is the most important in terms of sending a message to Washington or our state capitals. Jeter appreciates that he's made his contribution to the game. He's done his best and left an indelible mark on history. At the ripe old age of 40, he knows it's time to hang up his pinstripes.

That's my point of view what's yours? You can e-mail me at ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.  

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Well as Curly Bill said in "Tombstone".... well bye.

Gentlemen- thank you for the opportunity to converse with you.
Seems the game is rigged so, I'm dropping out.
Good ol' Nell holds comments from days up to a week or more.
He does this to stifle Free Speech.
Seems solid facts by some here shed light on Nell's biased, unsubstantiated POVs.
As Gump said "Stupid is as stupid does" & Nell is just downright stupid as they come.
Y'all have a good time dancing to Nell's tune.
He's not going to change, he thinks he right.
God Bless America & Pres. Obama.

"food stamp beneficiaries increased by 14.7 million during Bush’s two terms in office, which exceeds the current increase under Obama of 14.1 million"

but don... Obama STILL HAS 2 1/2 YEARS TO GO. Hint hint..

And the oil pipeline will bring in JOBS, as well as oil to the market. Obama as not allowed that yet don..

And households are still 1/3 poorer don. Seems like only the RICH benefit from Obama, why is that don?

January 26, 2014.Food stamp use is now highest among working Americans, according to government statistics. This is the first time this specific group has had majority use of food stamps in U.S. history.
Because of corporations with record profits use tax payers to supplement their employees so they can put more profits in their pockets & in foreign banks. But that is Obamas fault not Corporations right deaf?
It is not the fault of the republatards in congress that refuse to increase min. wages

As of the first quarter of 2014, seasonally adjusted exports of goods and services have increased 34.7 percent since the quarter before Obama took office, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Commerce Department.
http://www.factcheck.org/2014/07/obamas-numbers-july-2014-update/

Consumer prices have risen slowly under Obama. As of May 2014, the Consumer Price Index has risen 11.9 percent since he first took office.
The highly visible price of regular gasoline has continued to fluctuate at well below the record high of more than $4 per gallon that it reached in June and July 2008, before he took office.
http://www.factcheck.org/2014/07/obamas-numbers-july-2014-update/
WHAT IS YOUR POV ON THAT NEAL?

Production of crude oil in the U.S. now has increased 67 percent since Obama took office, while imports of foreign oil and petroleum products have declined by 48 percent, as measured by the Energy Information Administration figures, comparing the most recent three-month period with the last quarter of 2008.
I WONDER WHY GAS PRICES HAVE NOT GONE DOWN? JUST PROVES THAT THE XL PIPELINE WOULD NOT BRING DOWN GAS PRICES!!!
http://www.factcheck.org/2014/07/obamas-numbers-july-2014-update/

The number of food stamp beneficiaries increased by 14.7 million during Bush’s two terms in office, which exceeds the current increase under Obama of 14.1 million.
http://www.factcheck.org/2014/07/obamas-numbers-july-2014-update/

WHAT IS YOUR POV ON THAT NEAL?

News flash: Boston ‘Teeming With Protesters’ in giant rally against housing illegal immigrants in the state. Yes even blue state Massachusetts now is getting angry with Obama and his illegal activities.

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after ‘free-wheeling militia violence.’ Meanwhile Obama, the one who disstabilized Libya and let our Ambassador be murdered, goes golfing.

Economically the typical American household has been getting poorer, worth 1/3 less thanks to Obama.

Impeachment is coming!

I would agree. However, we live in a nation that demands people with those qualities apologize for it. Their values: #1 It's not my job, or in kind this is not my chosen career, so why should I try. #2 Ignore your job duties and spend all day telling everyone how hard you work. #3 "It's not my fault, even if I get caught at it, it's always someone else's fault. #4 Blame in a clutch, always be sure to have a scapegoat. #5 You're the victim and your employer the unfair tyrant.

It ain't just pols Nell
BIG business & those tycoon types are worse.
Don't forget - they have bought congress & have them in their back pockets.
Here's another headline for ya "SEC seeks $1.4 bln from Texas Wyly brothers after fraud verdict"
No, that's not a typo - BILLION! That's only a portion of the profits they made.
Like I keep sayin' about these White Collar Criminals costing American taxpayers even more Billions
NO JOBS 4 Illegals= NO Illegals.
Enforce Texas laws already on the books.

You make a good point town. As a minor I was convicted of criminal mischief and ordered to pay full restitution. The court held me responsible for my actions at age 14. As they should have. I worked at a lumberyard that summer to repay my debt. It taught me that I would be held responsible. The Citizens United decision, gives corporations the rights of a citizen without the criminal liability of a citizen. "All the animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."

After Greg Abbott (R-TX) was busted for claiming to support equal pay but paying the women in his office less than men for the same jobs, he finally admitted that he would veto equal pay in Texas.

WHAT IS YOUR POV ON THAT NEAL?????????
HOPE FOR CHANGE 2014... VOTE ALL OF THE MILLIONAIRE/BILLIONAIRE TAX CUT AND SPEND REPUBLICANS / T-PARTIERS OUT IN 2014

THEY HATE THE U S CONSTITUTION ANYWAY

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