A WINE JOKE

Apropos of nothing political… I think I\’ve posted this before, but it just popped into my mind, and I like it enough to put it up – even though it might be for the second time. A husband and wife are on their third glass of wine, and the wife, with deep emotion says “I love you so much.  I don\’t know how I\’d get through life without you” The...

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IS THERE A MORE BORING “SPORT” THAN CURLING?

I needed a little catnap earlier today…so I put on the Olympic curling competition. Is it just me or is curling basically shuffleboard – only less exciting? Maybe that\’s why the “crowd” was so small that they didn\’t even have to announce the number of spectators; they could have done it by names (“Attendance today was Jim, Marcia, Pete, Marie and...

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A WINE JOKE

Apropos of nothing political… I think I\’ve posted this before, but it just popped into my mind, and I like it enough to put it up – even though it might be for the second time. A husband and wife are on their third glass of wine, and the wife, with deep emotion says “I love you so much.  I don\’t know how I\’d get through life without you” The...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from the Obama-appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)Kathleen Sebelius, and was made during a discussion with reporters yesterday.  Do yourself a favor and be sitting down when you read it: “Thereis absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this,that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care...

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IS VENEZUELA ON THE BRINK OF LIBERATION?

hugo chavez, the former “President” of Venezuela (I put that in quotation marks based on the quality of elections  – after the first one – which put him there) ran Venezuela into the ground, while supporting every left wing government in Latin America. His successor, nicolas maduro, won a similarly odoriferous election, and has continued to do the same. Finally...

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GREAT NEWS: ELECTRIC RATES JUMP 70% – 80%…THEN DOWN TO JUST 35% -40%

Sometimes you don\’t believe you\’re reading this stuff. Excerpted from Mark Drajem\’s article at businessweek.com: Capturingcarbon from coal-burning power plants would increase the cost ofelectricity at those facilities by as much as 80 percent, more thanutilities would get by selling the carbon, an Energy Departmentofficial said. JulioFriedmann, the deputy...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from the Obama-appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)Kathleen Sebelius, and was made during a discussion with reporters yesterday.  Do yourself a favor and be sitting down when you read it: “Thereis absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this,that there is any job-loss related to the Affordable Care...

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IS VENEZUELA ON THE BRINK OF LIBERATION?

hugo chavez, the former “President” of Venezuela (I put that in quotation marks based on the quality of elections  – after the first one – which put him there) ran Venezuela into the ground, while supporting every left wing government in Latin America. His successor, nicolas maduro, won a similarly odoriferous election, and has continued to do the same. Finally...

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TWO STATEMENTS FOR YOU TO COMPARE

First, I would like to post a statement about the USA\’s manufacturing industry.  Please read it through and see if you agree with my comments: Themanufacturing industry has long called the USA its home and, at onetime, had grown into one of America\’s greatest and most lucrativeexports, an industrial touchstone known around the world, an economicengine for jobs and business and...

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AN ANNIVERSARY TO FORGET

Today is an anniversary.  It marks five years since Barack Obama signed the so-called “stimulus package” into law, on the way to putting us 7 trillion more dollars into debt. Do me a favor and keep the champagne corked –  unless you think that 7 trillion more dollars of debt is worthy of a celebratory toast, that is. To commemorate this anniversary (so...

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WHAT WE LOSE IF WE LOSE ISRAEL (CONT.)

Time for another blog about what we – and, in this case, very especially Arab countries in the Middle East – lose if we lose Israel. Yesterdat;s New York Times op-ed page had an article by Seth M. Siegel which talks about Israel\’s extraordinary advances in water management, and how its successful technology might become a factor in promoting middle east...

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A “CLIMATE CHANGE” EXCHANGE

Here is the transcript of a little segment of yesterday\’s Fox News Sunday show, when Chris Wallace asked George Will about “climate change”.  See if you find it as interesting as I did: Wallace: …as you heard the President say, climate change accountsfor everything from drought to floods. George? Do you buy it? Will: No. And neither does science.But I\’m...

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WHAT WE LOSE IF WE LOSE ISRAEL (CONT.)

Time for another blog about what we – and, in this case, very especially Arab countries in the Middle East – lose if we lose Israel. Yesterdat;s New York Times op-ed page had an article by Seth M. Siegel which talks about Israel\’s extraordinary advances in water management, and how its successful technology might become a factor in promoting middle east...

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THE IRS WAR ON FREE SPEECH

In case you wonder whether the IRS is finished with its blatant attempt to minimize free speech in this country… …I strongly suggest you read today\’s editorial in the Chicago Tribune, which goes into detail about the new ways of doing so it is aggressively trying to implement. I will give you a taste below – but I urge you in strongest terms to click here and read every...

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THE IRS SCANDAL TIMELINE

Mainstream media have done everything they can to bury it. Chris Matthews calls it “obscure” – and there is little doubt that his cohorts at (where else?) MSNBC could not agree more. President Obama says there is “not a smidgen” of corruption involved with it. So how can that be, when the IRS scandal is so obviously an attempt to suppress freedom of speech...

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