Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lookin' Forward...

***It's going to be a great day! Yard saling and Amish store with Mom this morning, then Mark, Johnny, & I are meeting Emily for lunch at the Greene. I so need to get away from this computer, if only for a few hours. I'll have to hit it when I get back mid-afternoon, but I'm really looking forward to the first half of the day! Wish Peter could come too, but he has to work.

***Censoring Naomi Riley. Take the time to read this. The Left cannot stand to have the truth told about them, they really can't. With all their talk about 1st Amendment rights, they have no belief it that concept if it means shining a light on their deceit and hypocrisy.
Many academics I know agree that black-studies programs are often slipshod, academically non-rigorous, and repositories for “grievance” politics. But they won’t say so publicly, for fear of being branded as “racists.” Naomi Riley had the courage to state the obvious. The author of two substantive books on higher education, she has worked with me as an editor on such topics at the Wall Street Journal. She knows her stuff. Certainly in a 500-word blog post she oversimplified, but that’s the nature of the blog that the Chronicle hired her to write for — it consists of quick opinion takes on issues of the day. It is even called “Brainstorm” to make clear it doesn’t publish the definitive word on any issue.

Read the whole thing.

***Colorado court declares Day of Prayer unconstitutional. Unbelievable. 

***Rush: The choice is yours. Do you want to be a taker or a producer? Unfortunately, there are far too many Americans choosing the former.

This is a really good exchange between Rush and a caller who works 12-14 hour days (I hear that!), but has a neighbor who makes more money than he does, but doesn't work. They collect WIC, they use food stamps, they game the system. It's really maddening how easy it is to just get "free money" from the government, paid for by those of us who work our butts off.

***                       You put your right paw in, you take your right paw out...

***Hey, this will shock you: Romney classmate's family says media story is "factually incorrect." Knock me over with a feather...

***Good advice: Pursuing financial unity.

***Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship ahead of IPO. In one way, you can't blame the guy - our capital gains tax is obscene. On the other hand, he couldn't have done this in Singapore.

He lived the American Dream -- and then he packed up and left.
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, who made billions off the world’s most popular social network, stands to rake in about $3.84 billion from his 4 percent share of Facebook, Bloomberg reported.
American citizens pay several taxes, including taxes on salary and investments. Saverin would be hit with about $600 million in capital gains taxes whenever he sold the Facebook shares (or "realized the income," in financial speak).
But Saverin may not have to pay -- he's chosen to renounce his U.S. citizenship for residence in Singapore, Bloomberg reported, where there is no capital gains tax.

Kinda makes you want to renounce your citizenship in Facebook, doesn't it?

***And in the "Things You Absolutely Must Know" department...What you need to know about trailer hitches.

***Don't forget - tomorrow is Mothers Day!!


by William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy 
Does the winged life destroy
He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise

In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision 
Peter F. Drucker

***Have a great day!

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