Scientology apologist and practicioner, Tom "I'm So Freakin' Happy" Cruise announced his much sought-after endorsement for a Presidential candidate. Says Tom; "I put much thought into the positions of each of the candidates and after trading in three of my bankrolled life events, I've decided that Katie and I will support Gorlock the Magnificent from the Beta-Tau system. Sorry Barack."
For those who partake, might I be so bold as to suggest another brand than Absolut? They have taken to being an "agent for change" vice trying to sell their vodka. Recent advertisements include posting the map ad (photo-shopped to a more reasonable position above) that showed Mexico going up to about Washington/Oregon/Idaho and an ad targeted to the homosexual community that addresses the perfect "member." Whatever happened to "selling the product" vice trying to engineer social change?
Interesting side-note; the map of Mexico ad was "only going to be used in Mexico" according to Absolut spokesmen. Question raised in ol' Subby's mind was "If so, why is 'In An Absolut World' printed so boldly in English?"
Fantastic article by Neal Boortz on the topic at Townhall.com
"A typical column runs some 800 words. For some subjects, that’s far too many. One case in point: your “right” to health care. ... Therefore, you have no “right” to health care. Deal with it. Point made in only 200 words. That’s short and sweet."
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases: 1 - A billion seconds ago it was 1959. 2 - A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. 3 - A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. 4 - A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet. 5 - A billion dollars ago was ONLY 8 hours and 20 minutes at the rate our government is spending it!
While this thought is still fresh in your brain, let's take a look at New Orleans.
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division. Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (Dem, of course) is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans.
Interesting number, but what does it mean?
Let's break it down into more personal impact, shall we? A - If you are one of 484, 674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), then you would get $516 , 528. Not too shabby. B - If you have one of the 188, 251 homes in New Orleans, you get $1, 329, 787. Getting better, isn't it? C - If you are a family of four, your family gets $2, 066, 012.
Washington , D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your freakin calculators broken?!?
So, the next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want him/her spending YOUR tax money. And it doesn't matter which party she/he belongs to - earmarks and pork are doled out collectively by all of them.
MORE FUEL FOR THOUGHT
Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL License Tax Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Federal Income Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax Hunting License Tax Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax) IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax Luxury Tax Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service charge taxes Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax (Truckers) Sales Taxes Recreational Vehicle Tax School Tax State Income Tax State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) Telephone Federal Excise Tax Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax Telephone Federal , State and Local Surcharge Taxes Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax Telephone State and Local Taxes Telephone Usage Charge Tax Utility Tax Vehicle License Registration Tax Vehicle Sales Tax (and you pay this on that "trade in value" that you already paid once before) Watercraft Registration Tax Well Permit Tax Workers Compensation Tax
FACT: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely NO national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Moms could stay home to raise the kids without worrying about buying enough groceries to feed the big families. What happened?
Can you spell P - O - L - I - T - I - C - I - A - N - S ???
Tired of the bad press over public back-stabbing, eye-gouging and other primary skills by "I-Couldn't-Tell-The-Truth-If-My-Life-Depended-On-It" Kkklinton and "My-Wife-and-Pastor-Hate-America" Osamabama, the DNC resorted to an appeal to the Christopher Reeves Gene Therapy institute to help them get out of the mess they are in. Welcome to the public stage Uber Dem Candidate!
Interesting research that proves that those with conservative values out-give in all ways those with liberal values. I saw a teaser on Fox News that made the claim and did a little internet digging and came up with a good overview article at http://www.beliefnet.com/story/204/story_20419_1.html
I think I see another interesting hypothesis from it. Seriously, no "tongue in cheek" intended. Conservatives are good at giving away their own money and choosing who they think is worthy of it. Liberals are far better and more comfortable in giving away other people's money and not having to make a value judgement on who is worthy; they'd rather let "the government" make the decision for them.
Article posted at Bloomberg suggests that botox injected may migrate directly to major organs in close proximity to the injection site. Scientists have asked the junior Senator from Massachussetts to come in for a "little look-see..." No word yet on whether Mr. Skary will comply, but it WOULD go a long ways towards explaining his dynamicly riveting oratory style, now, wouldn't it?