Did you see the front page story in last Thursday’s Times showing how well we are all doing? Well, not all, but the 400 wealthiest taxpayers, anyway, which is hundreds of us. These taxpayers showed $86 million in income and capital gains for the year 2000, at the low end, and – on […]
Yesterday’s 6-3 Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence v Texas was terrific. Thank you, America.
But do you know what Attorney General Ashcroft, Senator Santorum, House Majority Leader DeLay, Justice Scalia and the rest are all thinking today? They are thinking, ‘Let ’em have sex at home – what do we care? In the […]
Several of you wrote in response to the unsigned e-mail I posted Tuesday. I won’t waste your time posting the supportive ones (much as I appreciated them). It’s more interesting to post the opposing point of view – not least so its proponents know they’ve been heard.
Juli Bednarzyk: ‘I have been […]
True or False: A lone 54-year-old man in a crowd of people waiting for the President to arrive can be arrested and prosecuted for holding up a protest sign. Click here for the answer.
(My favorite line: ‘The prosecutors say that Mr Bursey was not in a special ‘free-speech zone’ . . […]
But first . . .
Unsigned [reacting to yesterday’s column]: ‘I believe that W learned a lot from Dad’s mistake and I don’t think the Dems have a hope in hell. Howard Dean sounds the most intelligent of the whole bunch, but I think they’re all stupid to criticize W for the Iraq […]
‘You know,’ DNC chair Terry McAuliffe told Democrats assembled in St. Paul Friday, ‘there are some who feel the Democrats should just throw in the towel right now. I even read the following just the other day by political commentator Tom Wicker: ‘The real question is whether any Democrat can match George Bush’s claim […]
Visit myfico.com to find out. The basic report costs $12.95 and you can download a free digital booklet, ‘Understanding Your Credit Score,’ with tips on improving it. Most people think their rating is higher than it actually is – I did – and are surprised at some of the reasons their score is […]
Wayne Bennion: ‘Is your question about raisin pits serious? Everyone (at least everyone who grew up in Fresno) knows that raisins are dried Thompson Seedless grapes, so of course the raisins are also seedless. (This is ignoring the fact that grapes have seeds, not a pit, which appellation, I believe, is reserved for […]
. . . free at last . . . thank my friend and webmaster, the estimable Marc Fest – all righty! – I am free (of AOL) at last.
Well, okay, I still use it, but this $30 program Marc turned me on to takes three minutes to buy and download and […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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