Debt and Taxes

From the Wall Street Journal, the best summary assessment: Whatever tax and spending decisions Washington makes over the next few months, the likelihood is that government will be bigger in 2013 and the fiscal problems even more urgent…  

Greek Unemployment at 26%

It appears that unemployment is heading even higher in Greece (I still haven’t heard an explanation of how the Greeks break out of this economic death spiral).  I‘m now waiting for the Germans to repossess the Parthenon…  

Signs of the Times

From my buddy, Slick Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office: “Dr. Jones, at your cervix.” ************************** In a Podiatrist’s office: “Time wounds all heels.” ************************** On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels ************************** At a Proctologist’s door: “To expedite

It’s Now All About Your Identity

Since the election, some fatalistic Washington conservative elites have accepted — and Obama operatives have rejoiced in — a supposedly new and non-white-male ethnic electorate:  Americans will be categorized, and collectively so, on the basis of largely how they look

Do We Live in a Welfare Society?

In 2011, “payments for individuals,” including health care, constituted 65% of federal spending, up from 21% in 1955. That’s the welfare state. Yet, the subject is virtually taboo. Because Americans disapprove of government handouts, we don’t even call the welfare

Interesting Definitions

From StrangeCosmos, new word definitions: Smile – A curve that can set a lot of things straight. Dictionary – The only place where divorce comes before marriage. College – A place where some pursue learning and others learn pursuing. Office