Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Just a Few...

***...random thoughts. Gotta squeeze blogging in between lots of typing, proofreading, then taking my mom to the doctor and practicing Christmas music at church a bit later.

***The end of unions? That would be a big plus for our economy, no doubt.

“Between 1980 and 2011, overall employment levels rose by 71 percent in right-to-work states. In non-right-to-work states, they only rose by 32 percent. That differential does not come at the expense of wages, which grew four times as fast in right-to-work states: 12 percent versus 3 percent elsewhere. The explanation is clear enough. The productivity gains from escaping union work rules are shared with employees as employers bid up wages. The short-term monopoly gains to unionized workers eventually are, over time, more than offset by productivity losses. The New Deal union model is an economic mistake of major proportions.”

But it offers greater opportunity for graft and political manipulation, and will thus always find support among the political class.

***Love this, but it's too bad it had to be said:

GĂ©rard Depardieu:
“I am handing over to you my passport and social security, which I have never used,” he said. “We no longer have the same homeland, I am a true European, a citizen of the world, as my father always taught me to believe.”
He concludes: “Despite my excesses, my appetite and love for life, I am a free being, Sir, and will remain polite.”
At some point, the parasites will run out of hosts.


***Plan B a no-go. What did you expect? I mean, do you *really* think the Democrats want to solve this problem?

Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.
"In honor of this holy season," Saint Peter said, "You must each possess something that symbolizes  Christmas to get into heaven."

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. "It represents a candle," he said. "You may pass through the pearly gates," Saint Peter said.

The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, "They're bells." Saint Peter said, "You may pass through the pearly gates."

The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's glasses.

St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, "And just what do those symbolize?"

The man replied, "They're Carol's."


***I'm ready for some snow!

***“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~~ Albert Einstein

***Have a great day!

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