For a populace to swing wildly back and forth every two years is a madness that indicates there our mass of citizenry that is rocked back and forth on the waves of change, without anchor, without direction, without guiding principles grounded in fact and the realities of the universe.
This article slid across my desk this morning: It turns out that our furniture first became full of flame retardants because of the tobacco industry, according to internal cigarette company documents examined by The Tribune. A generation ago, tobacco companies were facing growing pressure to produce fire-safe cigarettes, because so many house fires started with …
Herman Cain is in the category belonging to “I can stomach voting for him” and the subset of that category, “I can even speak a kind word about him and am comfortable advocating for him- and will.”
His 9-9-9 proposal has a simple and important premise: the elimination of the Federal tax code and starting over. Amen, brother. Preach it.
However, the notion of a national sales tax is abhorrent to me. I do not feel reassured by assurances that the 9% tax will not in later years be increased. If we know anything about how the US governments work (and the plural is intentional; I am counting local and state governments as well), a tax will always go up. It never goes down and it never goes away. This is the real world, not fairytown. We know what is going to happen. We know it.
I’ve had quite a few things on my plate this last week so I didn’t have much of an opportunity to comment on the V-tech massacre, even if I had wanted to.Â Having listened to some of the media coverage, I’m frankly glad that I wasn’t able to hear more.Â The run to make political …
Last night I was watching Extreme Make-Over “Home Edition”, the show where they take a needy family and basically give them a new house and sometimes throw in extras.Â I was struck (for about the billionth time, I’m afraid) with the failure of the Christian church to handle the needy families in their own neighborhoods.Â …