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1st July
written by Sean Noble

I’ve been highly distracted the last couple days.  Just thought you should know.


So at dinner I ask my 7 yr-old daughter what she thinks it means to be tolerant.  My wife leans over and whispers something in her ear.  Daughter responds, “Taller than an ant.”  Now that’s funny.


I’m a Diamondbacks season ticket holder and I have yet to step foot in Chase Field this season.  There is something very wrong with this picture.  And there is a certain amount of irony to why I’ve been too busy and too out of town to do so.


Wal-Mart announced that it is joining with the Service Employees International Union in support of an employer mandate to provide health insurance coverage.  For one thing, doing anything with SEIU (I actually refer to it as SUIE – as in sooooweee! Like when you are calling the pigs since SEIU leadership is like a bunch of hogs at the trough of forced union dues) is a recipe for disaster.  Does Wal-Mart actually believe that SEIU won’t try to unionize them in exchange for supporting bad policy on health care?  Think again.  Sam Walton is turning in his grave.  Tevi Troy has a good take on it here.


There are a lot of flowers in our house as a result of my 15 yr-old daughter’s spinal surgery.  When they are a few days old, they really start to smell the opposite of what they are supposed to – but they’re still pretty, so I don’t want to throw them out yet.


Given the distractions, my daughter’s surgery and my schedule for the last week, I have paid zero attention to the Arizona budget fight between the Legislature and the Governor, so I don’t know what to think.

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  1. 01/07/2009

    I’ll call the building Bob until the day I die, heh. 😉

  2. Frankie

    it’s probably best not to pay attention to the budget battle, as the whole thing (regardless of your party) will make you want to pull your hair out and fire them all.

  3. quinn

    sean, i’m curious as to why its a bad thing to fight for a decent wage and health benefits for the very people who do the grunt work that make a store like wal-mart so successful. would it be so bad if wal-mart goes union?

  4. Charlie W

    So its your fault the DBacks are having such a rough year? Thanks Sean!

    Seriously though, Frankie is right; the budget battle is very frustrating. I have no idea what Governor Half-term is thinking.

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