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  • n. Alternative spelling of whack-a-mole.


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  • Pursuing violent gangs is like Whac-A-Mole, the arcade game in which a player smacks one pop-up rodent and then another pops up elsewhere, because gangs never truly go away, said Rory Little, a professor at Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and a former federal prosecutor.

    Prosecutors Launch a New Assault on California Gang

  • "It's like Whac-A-Mole," said Mr. Van Hollen, after checking a daily report on Republican campaign ads popping up from coast to coast.

    Democratic Official Keeps Up the Fight

  • "The problem is to solve the systemic dishonesty at the root level, but all this chopping off troublemakers at the top, it's like Whac-A-Mole," he said.

    Some Investors See a System Still Stacked

  • The folks on CNBC's Fast Money may be smart, but their Whac-A-Mole approach always makes you feel as if you should be doing something -- anything -- to make a quick buck.

    Get a good read on the market: Pick up a book

  • It's a bit like Whac-A-Mole: GOP leaders keep reiterating that BP must be fully held accountable and that Obama himself is awash in BP money.

    Is Obama a patsy, or a thug?

  • In the last few years many executives have been playing a corporate version of "Whac-A-Mole."

    Leaders As Meaning Makers

  • As executives leave the days of "Whac-A-Mole" behind, they need to become meaning-makers.

    Leaders As Meaning Makers

  • Many employees have tired of "Whac-A-Mole," and want more out of work than endless responses to crises.

    Leaders As Meaning Makers

  • "This issue reminds me of the game Whac-A-Mole," said

    Fund-Fee Critics Find Gaps in SEC's Planned Overhaul

  • But these actions were unlikely to have much impact on the tracking industry, which in Whac-A-Mole style continues to develop new techniques.



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