Saturday, April 14, 2012

Things to Know - 14 April

Ben Sargent

1.  After much analysis and exhaustive research, the main difference between the rich people and the rest of us is that they pay less taxes than we do.   Is this a great country or what?:

2.  For those of you who have never experienced life in a closed vacuum, where the very essence of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not something that is to be shared by all, I give you an insight into the type of attitude that makes it into a local newspaper.  It is the Fayette Citizen.  It is dominant local newspaper of where I used to live.  It brings to life the phrase ..."  the South, where ignorance and intolerance is an enduring tradition...":

3.  For those of you have not had the excitement of an airline career (not saying that other careers are boring or filled with angst), George Will has a good overview of the financial stability for you in a few paragraphs:

4.  Sarah Palin has a PAC that has raised a lot of money.  She's not in the running for anything, so what do you think the money is for?:

5.  It's official, Tennessee has seceded from the state of sanity:

6.  Turning to North Korea, and its provocations and failed rocket, instead of just waiting them out for another screwed up launch, perhaps stronger sanctions that hit the cushy upper crust are in order:

7.  The GeeOpee is in bed with the NRA for votes.   Day after day news stories abound about shootings and killings, and more shootings and killings.  The NRA does not even think to address the outcome of their lobbying and the subsequent carnage and destroyed lives and families.  Where does it stop?:

8.  It's all Big Gun Talk in St. Louis at the NRA convention.  Not to be forgotten, Porkie  (aka Newt in case you have forgotten) is going to take the right to bear arms to the global community.  In fact, I wager that his next little speech will be about his entrepreneurial spirit opening up the first gun store on the moon...anyone wanna bet?:

9.  While Obama has released his 2011 tax return, Romney is not saying much about anything except that he has filed for a 6-month extension, which would put it right about election final days.  Still there is a lot that is being revealed, even now, and it is not just what is on a government tax form:



"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job."

       -- Franklin P. JOnes

"Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first." 
       -- Peter Ustinov
"All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else." 
       -- H. L. Mencken
"You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature." 
       -- George W. Bush
"Men have become the tools of their tools." 
       -- Henry David Thoreau

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