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I occassionally blurt out statements without thinking. So I'm compiling a list of my observations, comments and personal sayings along with the meaning (if needed):

1. Roberts Rule #1: How does it affect Jim Roberts? If it doesn't, so what? Meant to defuse discussions about those things which really do nothing more than inflame passions and rile dispute. Frequently used to defuse senseless arguments.

1a. Roberts Rule of Redundancy: When called upon to speak at a public event --…


Added by James Roberts on September 26, 2007 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

First Impressions

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression."

That's like the quote attributed to the late Philadelphia Mayor, Frank Rizzo: "The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people who make them unsafe."

I was reminded of this (first impressions, not Philadelphia) outside a Quik-Trip here in Liberty.

I had paid for gas (filling my gas tank costs me more than rent in my first apartment!) and was waiting for my daughter to come back with…


Added by James Roberts on June 8, 2007 at 3:19am — No Comments


If you live in a small town, you'll know what I'm talking about.

As you're driving, you see another vehicle and as you pass each other, you wave. (The left hand, two-finger wave, is my personal favorite).

I now live in a suburban community where, though not as frequently as in rural communities, you still see motorists wave or recognize other motorists. I…


Added by James Roberts on June 7, 2007 at 4:46am — 3 Comments

I live in a tough little town ...

I recently turned 53 and because I'm around so many females at work and home, I thought I'd do something manly to recognize by advancing years.

So I joined a local gun club, took my .44-Magnum revolver, and went shooting.

(Important note: When you ask ammunition clerks at the local Wal-Mart for hollow point .44-Magnum rounds, expect startled looks.)

So that birthday weekend I shot guns. I smoked cigars. I drank beer and…


Added by James Roberts on June 6, 2007 at 1:01am — 1 Comment

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