f/k/a archives . . . real opinions & real haiku

June 16, 2005

there’s no business

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 5:17 pm

 

A question for slander and defamation experts:   Is there anything a small 

not-for-profit like the American Antitrust Institute can do when it is called a

criminal organization” by the Voluntary Trade Council?  VTC has classified

AAI as a “criminal organization:”


“because the group uses funds confiscated through taxation and

extortion to attack free market principles and constitutionally-

protected liberties.”

What did AAI do?  As we reported here, it is accepting funds from the  jailbird neg

Antitrust Vitamin Price Fixing Settlement, which will be used to make an

educational video about the antitrust laws.  VTC, whose president is one

S.M. “Sandy” Oliva, recently described itself in Tunney Act Comments to

the U.S. Justice Department as:


[A] nonpartisan educational organization that analyzes the

antitrust and competition laws from a pro-reason, pro-capitalism

perspective.”

On its website, VTC states that its “approach combines the principles of

rational ethics, libertarian political theory, and the Austrian School of

economics, to repudiate contemporary antitrust theories and practices.”

 

update (Oct. 1, 2005): see our post Voluntary T[i]rade Council for

another round between VTC and AAI.

 

 

tiny check  Around here, we’re pro-antitrust and pro-haiku:

 

 

unpacking a new home —
do whales strand themselves
in this bay?

             

 






dandelionClock

 

 






drifting seed fluff . . .
the rented horse
knows an hour’s worth

         

 

 

 










a child’s laugh

the first plum blossoms

high in the trees

 

 


drifting seed fluff . .” & “unpacking a new home” – The Heron’s Nest

“a child’s laugh” — Snapshots #9

                                    

 potluck



tiny check  My income may be too low to attract a high-class p/i lawyer        “ethelMerman” orig.

(see our June 14th potluck), but I think I’ve suffered tortious mental

anguish due to the wreckless (and certainly knowing) behaviour of

a local morning “drive time” talk-show host, named Don Weeks.  Early

last week,  my clock radio woke me to a segment of Mr. Weeks’ AM

show in which he was complaining about the voice of Ethel Merman

Weeks pointed out how, as a youth, he had to suffer through a

Merman tune just to see the rest of the Ed Sullivan Show.  Then, to

my dismay, he had his engineer cue up and play part of Ms. Merman’s

signature song, “There’s No Business Like Show Business.”  That was

a particularly traumatic way to begin any day, and might in and of itself

be actionable.  However, as Don Weeks should have anticipated, that

damn song has been playing in my head ever since.  Help!  Do I have

a case!  I’m sure Weeks’ radio station, WGY (a Clear Channel Station),

has deeeeep pockets, as does Don, after 25 years on the air.

 



birthdayCakeS  Happy Birthday to My Big Sister, Linda!!  Every year, she seems

to get more and more youthful, when compared to her 18-months-younger twin

brothers.  But, I’d like to think she is a symbol of what good geriatric genes we

have in our family.   I appreciate her more every year as a friend and confidante.

I’ll save the gushy stuff for offline.  Best wishes, always, Linda.  Click here and

scroll down for pictures over the years of the Giacalone sibs. 













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12 Comments

  1. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  2. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  3. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  4. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  5. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  6. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  7. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  8. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  9. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  10. dave,
    no comment on the entry, just another
    baseball & firefly haiku.
    ed

    late innings
    the shortstop backpedals
    into fireflies

    ed markowski
    6/16/05

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 8:56 pm

  11. dave,
    another haiku.
    ed

    late summer
    holes in both knees
    of his baseball pants

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 11:04 pm

  12. dave,
    another haiku.
    ed

    late summer
    holes in both knees
    of his baseball pants

    Comment by ed markowski — June 16, 2005 @ 11:04 pm

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