Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Grate of the Union

***You have probably already surmised what I thought of the State of the Union address. No, I didn't watch it. I refuse to put myself through that. I don't know what's worse - looking at Obama or his buffoon of a vice president. Here's Jonah Goldberg's take.

***As expected, the U.S. apologized for entering Iranian waters. Never mind that they detained 10 of our sailors. I don't know a lot about this yet and obviously there may be more to this than meets the eye, but I do know I'm tired of apologizing to savages.

***Mark Cuban gives some good advice to Powerball winners.

Here's the tax bite if you win.

I don't buy lottery tickets. I'm too cheap!

***As usual, the Democrat answer is always higher taxes. Heaven forbid the government actually cut spending.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is calling for a 4 percent "surcharge" income tax on people earning more than $5 million annually, a plan expected to raise $150 billion over a decade, a Clinton aide said on Monday.

That woman should be speaking from a prison cell.

***Hitchin' a ride...

This post isn't related to Spongebob or the UBER company

***Founders' facts:

Thomas Jefferson died broke. Before his death, Jefferson was able to alleviate part of his financial problems by accepting $25,000 for his books from Congress. Those books were used to begin the Library of Congress. Friends even tried to organize a lottery to sell part of his land to help, but it was not enough.

John Adams was the only president to be the father of a future president (John Quincy Adams) until George W. Bush became president in 2000, making George Bush Sr. the second president to have a son also be a president.

In terms of entertainment George Washington enjoyed raffles and lotteries, card playing, fox hunting, duck hunting, fishing, cockfighting, horse racing, boat racing, and dancing.

Alexander Hamilton was killed by Aaron Burr in a duel in Weehawken, New Jersey on July 1804. Hamilton’s son, Philip, had died in a duel three years earlier (1801) at the same location.

Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790. His daughter asked him to change positions on his bed to improve his breathing and his last words were: “A dying man can do nothing easy.

***“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ~~ Winston Churchill

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