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Chuck's List: Not enough Buffetts in this world

A one-man opinion poll.

  • Lawrence DePrimo

    Lawrence DePrimo

    OK, so the cold, shoeless, homeless man New York City police officer Lawrence DePrimo bought boots for, and subsequently became a media sensation over, didn't keep the shoes. Heck, it turns out that Shoeless Jeff Hillman wasn't even homeless. But I don't care if it's revealed that Hillman is a Hilton. The gesture lives and can't be undone. DePrimo saw a person in need and was moved to help him. The fact that Hillman is a panhandling scammer I hope will not deter one single person from acting kindly.

  • Nucky Thompson

    Nucky Thompson

    Another great season for arguably the best show on television came to an end Sunday night. Granted, I don't watch a lot of television. I hear great things about Breaking Bad and Mad Men. There's apparently a zombie show that's a must watch. And I still haven't finished the old seasons of Dexter to feel good about watching the latest episodes of Dexter. But I do watch Boardwalk Empire, and I love it. For me, I appreciate great writing and great acting, and Boardwalk Empire features some of the best acting I've seen on television. And it's not just the stars of the show. No, what impresses me is that the entire cast is good, and the secondary and tertiary characters are what make the show. Michael Shannon as Nelson Van Alden, Jack Huston as Richard Harrow, and Stephen Root as Gaston Means are incredible.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett

    Frankly, you are politically warped if you don't like Warren Buffett. And yet, I hear the billionaire criticized frequently. Why? Because one of the wealthiest men on Earth, a self-made man, realizes he won in the game of life? In fact, he won so convincingly he has money to spare. And when he dies, he's giving his wealth to charity. His daughter's reaction to being deprived of her inheritance? "He's a better father than he is a businessman." I'm here to tell you, the quality of a man is reflective in the eyes of his daughter. Warren Buffett is a quality man. He doesn't want to be taxed more. Buffett believes he should be taxed more. He believes he owes it to a system that allowed him to thrive, a system that is presently hurting. Capitalism is a beautiful thing. But it will eventually fail, because there aren't enough people in the world like Warren Buffett.

  • Bob Costas

    Bob Costas

    He's one of the most accomplished broadcasters in history, and he happens to be one of my personal favorites. But Bob Costas was wrong to use Sunday Night Football's halftime show to express his personal distaste for guns. There were a number of angles Costas could have taken to tell the story of the Jovan Belcher tragedy, but he chose to travel a dead-end street. In truth, Costas wasn't even speaking of gun control he was speaking of the elimination of guns, period. A useless discussion that only served to stir up anger. Personally, I'm not a gun owner or gun user. In my perfect world, we wouldn't have guns. But my personal beliefs don't match my political beliefs. Who am I to suggest I know what's right for everyone? Who does Bob Costas think he is?

  • Larry Birkhead

    Larry Birkhead

    You remember Larry? Birkhead was the man that Anna Nicole Smith ultimately decided fathered her child. Birkhead was the guy who actually seemed to have the best interest of the baby at heart during that mess of a public custody battle years ago. Birkhead is the person who, after Anna Nicole's death, took their daughter and disappeared from the public eye. I like Larry Birkhead, or at least I thought I did. But now, Birkhead has entered his daughter, now 6, into modeling, you know the career that turned her mother into a monster. Why? I could understand if, at 16, Danielynn might tell Dad that she's thought about it and wants to be a model. But at six? Larry, you have the power to steer your six-year old away from the path that destroyed her mother.

  • The Doomsdayer

    The Doomsdayer

    I read this week that due to panic and demand two prominent organizations have felt compelled to release statements intended to alleviate fear of the world ending later this month. You know, Mayan calendar and all that. And we're not exactly talking about the PTA and Boy Scouts of America here. No, a couple little organizations known as NASA and the US government have received so many letters and calls from concerned citizens, press releases were issued to emphasize that there is no scientific evidence of anything catastrophic occurring on the date December 21st. Hey Doomsdayers, do us all a favor and get a grip, have a talk with your kids, and try applying something to your life I like to call logic. And if NASA, the government, and I am wrong, and we all die later this month, well, at least we didn't spend our last days worried over what we can't control.

About the Author

Career: My broadcast career began in 1990 at the age of 19. I've spent 19 of my last 21 years as a talk show host. Twelve years were spent in sports radio (only 3 in Phoenix), seven in music/comedy (most notably 103.9 The Edge), and now KTAR.

Education: BS at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (Illinois)

Family: 2 parents, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 11 nieces & nephews

Favorite Food: Perfectly cooked salmon with asparagus

Favorite Spot in Arizona: My old house on Scottsdale Mountain

Favorite Movie: "Clarice, are the lambs still screaming?" (Silence of the Lambs)

#1 Sports Team: I don't root for teams

Outside interests: Writing, Sports, Reading, Eating


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