Craig: ‘Where in this country is there a gated community that is guarded with machine guns? [as you suggested yesterday].’
☞ No where. But I’ve been in countries like that, where the gap between rich and poor is just overwhelmingly wide, and my point was that this is the direction we are headed in . . . even though, you’re right, I dearly hope it is an exaggeration to think we’ll ever actually get there. In 1980, the every big-company CEO made 40 times as much as his average worker. In 2000, it was 532 times as much (if memory serves). And now we’ve had huge tax cuts for the best off, paid for in part by cutting back on things like after-school programs.
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GIVING FREE TRAVEL TO GIs
Bob Price: ‘In addition to the American Airlines site you mentioned, heromiles.org has sites for a number of other air lines.’
James Redekop: ”Weird Al’ Yankovic’s latest album, ‘Poodle Hat,’ features a Bob Dylan spoof composed entirely of palindromes. You can find the lyrics here.’