Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Things to Know - 3 May


1.  Here's something to start you off. It's a short article on the things you need to know today.  Yes, I intend to investigate the plagiarism laws as soon as I figure out how I circumvent copyright laws:

2.  Campaign videos will be where most of the big money is spent to lull voters.   However, may some of the collateral teaching points may actually get to the roots of how the wealthy actually hide money to prevent taxes that the rest of us endure:

3.  The Romney campaign is befuddled on how to capture the Latino vote.   Here is one that will play very well.   It will play so well, that his Mittness and the GeeOpee might as well concede now.   Take this one, Karl Rove:

4.  The Republican controlled House is on an agenda that appears to be doing absolutely nothing.   It is the Crown Jewel of the Do Nothing Congress:

5.  I'm running this link by request from the Obama people to counter the $6.1 Million ad by Karl Rove's Koch-funded attack:

6.  This column is more comic commentary on Karl Rove (a.k.a. "Turd Blossom).   TB is trying to come up with something to hang on Obama (take his greatest strengths and make it into a liability), but that is not working at all.  He is confronted with the fact that Romney is just a weird and strange dude.  TB has the difficult job of having to make a bear's dump in the wild look like a field of daisies with the aroma of fresh baked cookies - not going to work:

7.  The play "Death of a Salesman" is running again on Broadway.  The social context that it portrayed and played to in 1949 is much different (price $1.80 to less that $5.00 for a ticket to $111 to over $800).   What this column points out is that the social context is really the biggest change.  It first played to a sympathetic audience that could identify with WIlly Lohman.  Today, the Willy is a "delusional loser":

8,   Gail Collins requests that we turn away from the boring and trivial contest between Obama and Romknee, and look at the details and suspense in the Senate races.   The entertainment dollar is better there:

9.  In an action promised long ago, about an problem we all knew about, the hammer has finally fallen.   A raid that has exposed over $450 Million in Medicare Fraud.  More action is on the way, and maybe this criminal activity be diminished to an occasional nusiance:

10.  The are at least two unconscionable results of saddling students with the burden of saddling graduates with huge debts incurred in paying for college.   (1) Inability to get hired because of a bad credit rating for not being able to pay down the debt (2) Colleges and Universities withholding transcripts because they are behind in their payments.   There is nothing fair about this.   There is injustice.  This situation needs help:

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." 
       -- H.L. Mencken
"First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time." 
       -- Honore de Balzac
"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart." 
       -- e e cummings
"'So you think *I'm* the murderer? What do I have to do to convince you that I'm not, be the next victim?'/ 'Well, that would be a start.'" 
       -- Peter Stone
"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." 
       -- Sir William Preece

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