A Pertinent History Lesson

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, “Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land.” Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said,

Sports Trivia – Part 1

Some random trivia about various sports: Pittsburgh is the only city where all major sports teams have the same colors: Black and gold. Before 1850, golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers. Jesse Owens won 4

A Texan’s Viewpoint

This appeared in the Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX, Nov 18, 2011 Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice

Happy One-Liners

Humor from my buddy, Slick… If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.  I feel like I’m diagonally parked in a parallel universe.  You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted,

Culture and Wealth

Victor Davis Hanson penned a recent article to explain the economic situation in Greece and elsewhere in the world.  He articulated some general stereotypes that are pertinent to understanding the reasons for rampant wealth in one nation, while a nation

Greece and California

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve probably seen my continuing series on the future of Greece (see here)…  The irony is that — in many ways — the State of California has many similar economic characteristics.  

Facts about the Current POTUS

This was has probably been around for a while… it’s useful to review once again: Facts Barack Obama Fans Should Ponder: 1. If a previous president would have increased the deficit by double the amount of his predecessor’s eight year