Red Line in the Sand Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Red Line in the Sand
A red line is hard to miss. It's not vague or ambiguous like a "grey area." It's a pretty clear demarcation that forces you to choose which side you want to stand on.
That's the problem with red lines. Once you draw one, it's hard to pretend it's not there. So in August of 2012, when President Obama drew his red line in the sand to warn Syrian President Assad against mobilizing chemical weapons in Syria, he was setting himself and the U.S. up for having to deliver on the threat (promise) of counteraction.
Stopping Violence Must Become a Priority Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Stopping Violence Must Become a Priority
We can now add Aaron Alexis to the list of mass murderers who have taken innocent lives for no apparent reason.
This latest act of violence played itself out on Monday at a military yard in our nation's capital. In a matter of mere minutes, 12 innocent lives were taken, before law enforcement officials were able to fatally stop Alexis, bringing the death toll to 13.
Washington DC now takes its place with Columbine; Virginia Tech; Newtown, CT; and far too many other locations to list. This time, the slaughter wasn't at a school with innocent children and minimal if no security, but rather at what should have been a secure U.S. military base.
Just Say No to Candidates Strutting Their Smut Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Just Say No to Candidates Strutting Their Smut
This past Tuesday, the people of New York City spoke, and it's safe to say, ended the attempted political comebacks of Carlos Danger and Client Number 9.
In the case of Carlos, otherwise known as Anthony Weiner (no relation, thankfully), his embarrassing showing with just 4.9% of the vote may be just the message he needed to make sure he never, ever runs for public office again. It wasn't enough that he was previously forced to resign from public office in disgrace, publicly embarrassing his then-pregnant wife. He had the gall and ego to try it all over again, with none other than Sydney Leathers waiting in the wings to out him, while Carlos continued his old tricks of sexting and distributing pictures of parts of himself over the internet that no other human being needs to see. And in the process, causing what may be irreparable damage to his wife's promising career, should she decide not to throw Carlos out on his butt. Having grown up with the same last name, I can only imagine the torment his infant son will endure when his school friends are old enough to access all of this information online.
What I Did On My Summer Vacation Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Eric Snowden, Paula Deen, Alex Rodriquez, Anthony Weiner, Elliot Spitzer… I sure missed a lot of interesting material during my summer hiatus, and there was so much to say! But the break from blogging was well worth it. It was truly a great summer.
As I wrote in my last post in late June, I reserve most of my annual vacation time for the July 1 to Labor Day stretch. My summer vacation affords me the opportunity to do many of the ordinary things that I often don't get to do when I'm working at 110% capacity the rest of the year: have breakfast with my family, drive my daughters to and from their day camp, go to the gym, bike ride, learn a boot camp workout with my wife, and play more golf than I did last year. All while keeping up on my work load – at least I think I did.