Arment Dietrich

What Happened to the Truth?

By: Arment Dietrich | December 5, 2007 | 
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The problem with irony is that often it is impossible to articulate its magnitude.  Trust me, I’ve tried!  “Now that’s ironic!”  “This could not be more ironic!”  “Can you believe how ironic that is?” Just in case you skipped your figures of speech class in college, a quick click to dictionary.com reminds us “The essential feature of irony is the indirect presentation of a contradiction between [&hellip
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Dangerous? Or Simply Unlucky in Love?

By: Arment Dietrich | December 4, 2007 | 
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Most people in the country are now becoming familiar with the story of Drew Peterson, the Bolingbrook, Ill. police sergeant that seems to have trouble picking faithful spouses. According to Peterson all he really wants from his fourth wife, currently missing, is to “expose herself to be alive and well”. He has also gone on to say that he is angry at Stacy Peterson for causing [&hellip
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The Politics of Planting

By: Arment Dietrich | December 3, 2007 | 
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Is Hillary Clinton giving students a negative outlook on politics? That is what 19-year-old Muriel from Grinnell College thinks. Muriel said she was asked by a Clinton staff member to ask Clinton a specific question after her energy saving speech. Clinton’s camp admitted that it planted the question and said it would never happen again. However, this might just be another blow to the campaign. Muriel [&hellip
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I'll Give You My Carrots for Your Snack Pack

By: Arment Dietrich | November 30, 2007 | 
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Growing up I can remember being jealous that my friends had their lunches packed with cookies, fruit roll-ups, cans of pop, potato chips. and Twinkies while I sat next to them eating my sandwich on WHEAT bread with an apple, a real fruit juice box, and a green vegetable of some sort.  A couple of times a week I’d get cookies, but they were usually the [&hellip
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Friends the Cause of Barry Bonds Indictment?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 29, 2007 | 
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As a diehard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball (ML, it brings me almost to tears to have to write something bad about the MLB. As I have been reading lately in the news when it comes to the indicted Barry Bonds, I can’t help getting upset when I read things about how it will be Barry Bond’s friends that are the cause [&hellip
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Deskside Story – What Reporters Really Think

By: Arment Dietrich | November 28, 2007 | 
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One of my favorite business magazines just hurt my feelings. In the December issue of Inc., there is an article about deskside briefings and how overused they are. I’ll admit it; when I started my business nearly three years ago, NO ONE was doing deskside briefings.  At least not with the reporters we were talking to on behalf of our clients.  So I suggested our clients [&hellip
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Traveling Spin

By: Arment Dietrich | November 28, 2007 | 
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TRAVEL NIGHTMARE TO SPOIL THE TURKEY  Drudgereport.com People know that when booking travel arrangements scheduled during the holidays with it comes with a risk, if not the probability of delay.  Yet news outlets invariably report delays as if they are so shocking. National networks all flock to the worst hit airport and interview the most distraught travelers they can find. Pictures of people waiting in lines [&hellip
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Most Dangerous City?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 27, 2007 | 
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As the 14th annual “City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America” was published by CQ Press, discussions erupted over the credibility of the lists.  The study, which was released Sunday, was hit with criticism prior to its release, and it continues to field complaints into this week. The American Society of Criminology issued a statement Friday calling the study “an irresponsible misuse” of crime data, as [&hellip
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Is Global Warming a Scam?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 26, 2007 | 
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“It’s the greatest scam in history”, writes John Coleman , founder of The Weather Channel.  “I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM”. (Click here to read the article). Wow. If John Coleman is in anyway right about this, not only are we are looking at the greatest scam in history, but also the greatest act of spin in [&hellip
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Let's Talk About Sexy

By: Arment Dietrich | November 20, 2007 | 
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I would have to take a guess that more than half of our population was not surprised when Matt Damon was announced “sexiest man alive” by People magazine.  Although a little degrading, I think nothing wrong with a little man eye candy.  Although that was 10 minutes well spent, flipping through pictures of the hottest men on earth, I was absolutely appalled when I read the [&hellip
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