July 2011

paper trail to document bush/chenny actions

How do find the documented paper trail to document the comments Thom makes about Dick Chenny’s and George Bush’s comments and actions about gas and oil rights in Iraq and Iran and the wars that were started from before they took office through their terms in office.

Once There was a Statesman,

and now there are none.

These quotes are attributed to Benjamin Disraeli (late 1800’s) but might well serve us today. I've changed a few of them but I don't think that Ben would mind)

To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection, it is plunder.

Obama's fuzzy tax math

Obama wants to tax the top 2% in order to balance the budget, a campaign line that Obama has used since 2007. Unfortunately, that won’t solve the problem, not even if we taxed the top 2% at a 100% rate.

The Commander that couldn't.

Obama's speech was actually more poignant and targeted than I expected.

Is Obama ramping up for the big (unnecessary) give away?

Along this same line of obvious questioning, Is a hog's arse pork?

The Shamrock Two-Step

House Speaker Boehner has on national TV unmistakeably worn the Shamrock Colors to Battle in his latest polka dot party tie. These are the Colors of the Amarillo Bank Gang, which in its upper strata are Don Powell, Walker and Trotter, the mad Maddens, and Walt Disney. Their Doppleganger is the Yellow Industries of Taxis, Pages, and Books. Remember the publisher Doubleday! The Daily Double. Double your pleasure with DOUBLE MINT gum.

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Obama’s Rancid Integrity on Social Security

“…serious deficit reduction would still require us to tackle the tough challenges of entitlement…”

Govt Priorities ignore "horn of uncertainty"

When dealing with financial and economic phenomena it pays to remember that the further out in time you go the smaller will be the probability associated with any individual outcome.

U.S. trucking funds end up in Taliban hands: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cash from part of a $2.16 billion U.S. transportation contract in Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The disclosure is another example of the persistent difficulty the U.S. military has in keeping its massive war funding from reaching the insurgents it is fighting in the unpopular, decade-old Afghan war.

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Thom plus logo As we are seeing millions of people in the streets in Hong Kong becoming politically active, we also learned that roughly 70% of Chinese millennials already own their own homes.