September 2010

Payroll Tax, Get Informed!

Technically we pay about 7% of our pay check into Social Security and the employer matches that with 7%. The employers 7% is part of the employees compensation package, employers paid for that tax when Reagan jacked it up by lowering other pay and benefits of the employee. Giving the employer a "Payroll tax Holiday" you are taking money, that 7% of your pay package, from the employee and giving it to the busyness. I reality, the emplyee pays 16%, it's not the employers money.

The Freedom to be Ignorant

What more can be said about Terry Jones (no not the Monty Python one), pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida except trim your mustachio. Christianity is a religion of attraction not promotion and Jones' attraction is a side show and an embarrassment. Burning the Koran on Saturday to commemorate the 9/11 attacks is as silly as burning the flag. Both things go up in flames, but Islam and this country continues. Ignorance is rampant in this country. What passes for truth in some circles are half-truths and outright lies.

Obama and Elections 2010 (Not the Issue)

Dear Thom

Trying to get new job stimulus legislature passed may carry short term benefits that drive voters into voting democrat in November. However isn't it more important to pass legislature to end or limit lobbyists in Washington altogether? As Dilligan Rattigan has pointed out, aren't both Democrats and Republicans guilty of lobbying sway? ( I wish you and Rattigan would team up and get your own tv show) I don't know who's smarter, but I'd love to see the results.

Fomenting a Religious War

Thom must bring up the issue of christian fundamentalist and how they firmly believe in the 'End of Days ' and 'Second Coming of Christ' and just what must happen first for it all to take place.

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

If people show up on 911 with a thousand fire extinguishers it could demonstrate an important symbol. And it would be fun to hit that terd in the face with a bast of extinguisher dust.

Progressive and Conservative Perspectives

Progressive and Conservative Perspectives

Thom, get the gnat out...

Thom, when are you going to get the gnat out of your eye so that you can see the elephant? How can you continue to praise Obama's intelligence given his record? Do his hollow speeches take you in?

Socialistic Health Care vs Fascistic Health Care

I know I'm a bit behind on this but last week PBS aired a re-run of an episode of their series, "Frontline" which originally aired in April of 2008. I must have missed it when it origionally aired but I caught it this time around. It was an outstanding analysis and comparison of the health care systems of about five countries including England, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Taiwan.

New* Money Saving Idea

*At least, this was a new one, for me.

Yesterday (Sunday, I mean) afternoon, while walking around downtown, I noticed a woman, with two young children, at a newspaper dispenser. She put in the required amount of coins to get the hatch open, and took out one edition. Then she told her children to hold the hatch open, while she removed the coupons from all the other papers in the dispenser, and returned them to the pile.

I continued on my walk. Ten minutes later, I saw them at another coin operated dispenser, doing the same thing.

Stupid... not so negligible

In a letter to his brother in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower wrote:

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.