Have you noticed we are becoming like the Taliban? First, facts don't trouble us. The Transportation Security Administration has yet to stop a single terrorist. You read that right, not one. Even so, the TSA assures us that the "terrorist threat" is real. If terrorists are everywhere, you would think even the TSA would have run across at least one by now. But we are supposed to ...
It looks like the midterm elections are going to lead to a witch hunt for government waste.
Until the recent FedEx terrorism scare I never realized how cheap and easy it is to be an international terrorist.
The claims that President Obama is "anti-business" during the recent elections surprised me.
A bankruptcy court judge I knew would tell people: "Pay yourself at the first of every month. That is your pay for living. Put that money in the bank. Then when you want to buy something, you can pay cash, and get at least three or four times as much as if you were buying on credit."
President Obama wants to make the Internet "safe for wiretappers." To do so would require re-designing the Internet and be worse for all of us. By design, the Internet doesn't work like a telephone. If you write a letter and tear it into three pieces and send one piece down Floyd Street, another down Washington Street and one down Highway 278, that is how the Internet sends messages. When your message arrives, all the pieces are put together. Just like the Internet.
As I was listening to the back and forth on the recent stem cell research, it occurred to me that an important opportunity for bipartisanship was being overlooked.
I disagree with both the liberal and conservative approaches to the current economic crisis.
I never thought the days of "separate but equal" would return. It was well settled that Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896) was bad law. I wake up one morning to find that both liberals and conservatives both support "separate but equal," at least for Muslims.
The leaked secret reports about Afghanistan were disappointing. That Republican and Democratic administrations had kept these secrets was more disappointing. But the reaction of Republican and Democratic officials to the leaked reports was the most disappointing.
Elections must be getting close again. I see ads on TV promising smaller government, control of run away spending, cutting taxes, all of which means fewer government services. All of which will have a disproportionate impact on the poor. All in the name of promoting business growth.
I ran across an article about the "victory" gardens during both World War I and World War II. With contaminated food from distant sources and the benefits of local agriculture, I thought about urging everyone to have a "victory" garden, whether large or small.
About 3 mills in property taxes will make the difference between a third-world Newton County and Newton County as we enjoy it today. For 3 mills, 120 county employees, our friends and neighbors, will provide for their families.
President Obama keeps saying that he wants more bipartisanship in government. Not to be outdone, the Republicans also sing the mantra of bipartisanship. Unfortunately, both sides mean, "agree with me," as bipartisanship. That resulted in precious little bipartisanship, at least until the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.
I was in line at a local grocery store with a young mother and her baseball clad child. He looked to be about 5 years old and was very cute in his brightly colored baseball shirt.