Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

Tullys

Seattle Times Editor:

So Dr. McDreamy buys Tully’s out of bankruptcy to be a good guy?

 
Successful business investments aren’t made for feel-good reasons — they’re made because there’s a sound business reason to invest. This deal is sentimentality and resentment toward Starbuck’s.  

Instead of selling Tully’s to serious investors who could integrate it into their own operations, a celebrity dilettante (I’ve never seen Grey’s Anatomy, so I have no idea who this guy is) engages in an investment lark.
 
Tully’s never took off — it couldn’t compete or be profitable. What happens if its failed business model continues to fail and Dr. McDreamy loses his initial $9.15 million and the millions more necessary to staunch the cash-flow hemorrhage? 

Failing enterprises can be salvaged. But hard change – closing unprofitable stores and layoffs — must happen. The laws of business and the laws of nature are alike: Because you don’t like what happens when water runs down hill doesn’t mean a TV star can make water run up hill. 

   
While he has the right to lose his own money, playing “economic hero” won’t win Patrick Dempsey an Emmy or profits. The market rendered its judgment on Tully’s, and from it there is no appeal.
 
Scott St. Clair

611 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07013

206-919-6047 – cellular

Bernie Giusto: Oregon’s New Motorcyle Law

Oregon lawmakers passed a new statute that begins this month requiring motorcycle riders under the age of 51 to complete a “government approved motorcycle safety course” before they can get a motorcycle endorsement for their operator’s license.  

And if you don’t? It could be a $720.00 mistake.  If you complete the training course and get the 


endorsement within 120 days of the sentencing the State of might reduce the fine. That’s right, Oregon is looking out for you because the statute says that, “the court should reduce the fine”.  Which of course means nothing because “should” is no better than “may” and certainly is not “shall”. 

Could be an expensive ride.


I wonder if that means that current endorsements are grandfathered or if every “renewal” endorsement will need to be preceded with a “government approved safety course”. 

Bernie Giusto is the retired Sheriff of Multnomah County, former Gresham Police Chief and former OSP Trooper and a member of the Victoria Taft Blog Force.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Blast From Past: Obama Wants to Raise Taxes for "Fairness" Because History Shows When You Raise Capital Gains Tax, Revenue Goes Down

I reiterated it here and wanted you to see that even though candidate Obama in April 2008 knew the facts, he just wanted to stick it to the rich. It’s not fair, he bleated, that a wall street type should earn his money and only have to pay capital gains rates but “his secretary” (sound familiar?) pay a higher rate.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Tullys

Seattle Times Editor:

So Dr. McDreamy buys Tully’s out of bankruptcy to be a good guy?

 
Successful business investments aren’t made for feel-good reasons — they’re made because there’s a sound business reason to invest. This deal is sentimentality and resentment toward Starbuck’s.  

Instead of selling Tully’s to serious investors who could integrate it into their own operations, a celebrity dilettante (I’ve never seen Grey’s Anatomy, so I have no idea who this guy is) engages in an investment lark.
 
Tully’s never took off — it couldn’t compete or be profitable. What happens if its failed business model continues to fail and Dr. McDreamy loses his initial $9.15 million and the millions more necessary to staunch the cash-flow hemorrhage? 

Failing enterprises can be salvaged. But hard change – closing unprofitable stores and layoffs — must happen. The laws of business and the laws of nature are alike: Because you don’t like what happens when water runs down hill doesn’t mean a TV star can make water run up hill. 

   
While he has the right to lose his own money, playing “economic hero” won’t win Patrick Dempsey an Emmy or profits. The market rendered its judgment on Tully’s, and from it there is no appeal.
 
Scott St. Clair

611 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07013

206-919-6047 – cellular

more anarchist occupy

 from zero

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer said the group is made up of anarchists who are “frankly in the process of trying to obstruct” the federal inquiry into the May Day firebombing at the Seattle federal courthouse.
Peifer also told the court Wednesday that there were people who came to Turzhanskiy’s first federal court appearance in Portland last month who are involved in the investigation into the Seattle courthouse firebombing.
In an order by a Portland federal judge, an Occupy Portland anarchist has been told to avoid contact with others of like mind while pending trial.






“Peifer urged the court not to release Turzhanskiy, considering the danger of the offense and his ties to the anarchist groups.
Peifer said.

 


A post on the Resist the NW Grand Jury’s Facebook page Dec. 5 said, “Our friend Sergey has been in jail for a full month now (unrelated to the grand jury),” and asked if readers have written to him yet. 

In particular, he must have no contact with members of a group that a federal prosecutor called the Resist the NW Grand Jury.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer said the group is made up of anarchists who are “frankly in the process of trying to obstruct” the federal inquiry into the May Day firebombing at the Seattle federal courthouse. 

Bernie Giusto: Oregon’s New Motorcyle Law

Oregon lawmakers passed a new statute that begins this month requiring motorcycle riders under the age of 51 to complete a “government approved motorcycle safety course” before they can get a motorcycle endorsement for their operator’s license.  

And if you don’t? It could be a $720.00 mistake.  If you complete the training course and get the 


endorsement within 120 days of the sentencing the State of might reduce the fine. That’s right, Oregon is looking out for you because the statute says that, “the court should reduce the fine”.  Which of course means nothing because “should” is no better than “may” and certainly is not “shall”. 

Could be an expensive ride.


I wonder if that means that current endorsements are grandfathered or if every “renewal” endorsement will need to be preceded with a “government approved safety course”. 

Bernie Giusto is the retired Sheriff of Multnomah County, former Gresham Police Chief and former OSP Trooper and a member of the Victoria Taft Blog Force.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Blast From Past: Obama Wants to Raise Taxes for "Fairness" Because History Shows When You Raise Capital Gains Tax, Revenue Goes Down

I reiterated it here and wanted you to see that even though candidate Obama in April 2008 knew the facts, he just wanted to stick it to the rich. It’s not fair, he bleated, that a wall street type should earn his money and only have to pay capital gains rates but “his secretary” (sound familiar?) pay a higher rate.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

more anarchist occupy

 from zero

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer said the group is made up of anarchists who are “frankly in the process of trying to obstruct” the federal inquiry into the May Day firebombing at the Seattle federal courthouse.
Peifer also told the court Wednesday that there were people who came to Turzhanskiy’s first federal court appearance in Portland last month who are involved in the investigation into the Seattle courthouse firebombing.
In an order by a Portland federal judge, an Occupy Portland anarchist has been told to avoid contact with others of like mind while pending trial.






“Peifer urged the court not to release Turzhanskiy, considering the danger of the offense and his ties to the anarchist groups.
Peifer said.

 


A post on the Resist the NW Grand Jury’s Facebook page Dec. 5 said, “Our friend Sergey has been in jail for a full month now (unrelated to the grand jury),” and asked if readers have written to him yet. 

In particular, he must have no contact with members of a group that a federal prosecutor called the Resist the NW Grand Jury.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer said the group is made up of anarchists who are “frankly in the process of trying to obstruct” the federal inquiry into the May Day firebombing at the Seattle federal courthouse.