Juan: ‘How does the interest on the National Debt compare to the $200 billion cost of reconstruction in the Gulf?’
☞ At $8 trillion now, our National Debt – accumulated since 1776 – will have reached $10 trillion or so by the time President Bush leaves office. Of this, roughly […]
But first . . .
THE REST OF THE STORY
Hope you had a great weekend and reflected on what makes America unique and – let’s hope one day again soon – beloved around the world.
In case you’ve not seen it, here is radio commentator Paul Harvey’s view of what […]
But first this note on the gay marriage thing that’s so upset the President:
And yet so alarmed is the President at the prospect of couples committing to love, honor and support each other that he is taking time off from terrorism and health care and jobs and education to lead […]
Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
Counted as two.
So very briefly:
Last week I wrote about the possibility of TIPS in a retirement account, leaving some of you to wonder (a) how you can buy them at auction in an IRA; and (b) whether there would ever […]
Paul Morton: ‘I just noticed CN went up over 6% today, from 80 cents to 85 cents a share. And the number of shares traded so far was 1,900. Which to my mind begs the question how many shares of a stock have to be purchased before it sends the price up? I mean, I […]
Quick – want to hear my haikus again?
I’m just so pleased with myself. Because my haikus not only follow the 5-7-5 syllable format, they also make the requisite direct or indirect reference to the season. Or did until last week, when icy winter turned to spring.
Winter of the bear.
“He is richest who is content with the least.” — Socrates
But forget that. This is not one of those common ‘ask less and ye shall not be disappointed’ columns. It is, rather, a unique ‘Ask Less and ye shall not be disappointed’ column. It ushers in a new free feature of this web […]
In response to Monday’s gloomy column and ‘the tough row we could have to hoe,’ Craig Furnas writes: ‘Looks like we should all invest in hoes, then.’
☞ Good plan.
Joe Cherner, founder of Smokefree Educational Servies writes:
I am very saddened by the recent death of Morton Downey, […]
I’ve gotten this several times now, and you probably have, too. But can we risk that you have not?
Here they are, 17 syllables apiece, 5 – 7 – 5. I have taken the liberty of highlighting a couple of the most important ones:
Hey! Get back indoors!
Whatever you were doing
Quote of the Day
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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