25 September 2015

Chanel, Uber, the Pope himself and St. Patrick's Cathedral Facelift

Wasn't terrifically thrilled with the Pope's coming to America (where's Eddie Murphy when you need him?) and lecturing Congress on all things Pope-centric.  But, I'll give him that he means well and his visit is good for the young folks in the Catholic church to get some revival going, Lord willing. Now, I'm praying and predicting that his pontiffness will realize the 1,000 year error of their ways and allow the priesthood to once again marry (please, God). Imagine a millennia of blue balls. Man, sake's alive!

Above is a wonderfully insightful weekly vid-recap from the amazingly prescient folks at L2. Many of you know that I launched a high-end aspirational website years ago called LuxeMont (JustLuxe.com) just a few years out of law school.  The idea of JustLuxe.com was to ultimately act as a placeholder for some luxury holding company to come along and fill it with the wares of their many companies (think Richemont or LVMH, et. al.).  I've since started 2 or 3 companies and pray and wish my brothers well in their/our endeavor to transition JustLuxe.com into someone else's capable hands.

So, L2 ... highly recommended to you, which is why I've slapped ole Prof. Scott Galloway's visage atop FatScribe.  These guys are entertaining, quite fun, and full of pith (and vinegar).

Have a great weekend all.

22 September 2015

Nice guys not always meant to be President

Was invited by one of my besty fave clients to a little soiree and fund raiser just down the road from where Joe Biden was also pressing the flesh.  After a day/week of conservative policy wonks running around SoCal fighting for the same meetings and limited resources, the focus and locus now shifts to New Hampshire and climes eastward and other deep pockets.

I will say, I've met several presidential candidates and sitting Supreme Court Justices and Attorneys General and Governors and loads of policy types in between over the years, during and since law school, and few are as nice and down-to-earth as Mike Huckabee and his wife. True delight to make his acquaintance, and as usual, many friends in common.

Like I said, nice guys and excellent pols and eloquent conservatives are not always meant to be president of these united states.  Which is too bad, but part of the facts of life inside the Beltway.  Joe Biden is another nice guy, a lefty nice guy who plays hardball. Let's hope he's another nice guy who isn't meant to be president.  ;)