The hidden cost of rising gas prices

The hidden cost of rising gas prices … Recently, gasoline thefts have been reported in the Rundberg/Parkfield area by Northeast Austin businesses. These types of thefts have been reported in the past and appear to be increasing. Business owners are advised to take precautions to secure company vehicles in such a manner that will not allow potential gas thieves to have access to large company … Continue reading The hidden cost of rising gas prices

Free milk and a cow

NPR Sunday Morning laments that savers are not getting much interest these days, interest from banks that is. Risk-averse savers who shun stocks and bonds often turn to government-insured Certificates of Deposit. With these investments, savers tie up their money for a set period — anywhere from three months to five years — in return for a steady, reliable payout from a financial institution. But … Continue reading Free milk and a cow

Devotion to Hockey

PatsPapers take a look a water consumption during the recent Olympic gold metal hockey game between the US and Canada. The city of Edmonton’s water utiity EPCOR published the most incredible graph of water consumption last week. By now you’ve probably heard that up to 80% of Canadians were watching last Sunday’s gold medal Olympic hockey game. So I guess it stands to reason that … Continue reading Devotion to Hockey

K-Lo’s My Homie

For whatever reason, my personal brand of self-expression seems to tickle Kathryn. What can I say?  After 6 minutes of actuarial foreplay, with a climax of “If you think that [the American people] want a government takeover of health care, I respectfully submit, you aren’t listening to them,” my conservative bodice is officially ripped.   What isn’t shown in the video is the sputtering, rambling, shambling, … Continue reading K-Lo’s My Homie

Rangel on Taxes

Charlie Rangel is proposing lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to 28%—a move that comes close to McCain’s proposal to lower it to 25%, but not so close to Reagan’s better proposal to lower it to 0%—while raising the top individual tax rate to 44%, applying on income over $200,000. One out of two…. Why do Democrats think, for example, that two-income professional couples … Continue reading Rangel on Taxes

Puzzling Juxtapositions

Have you noticed? Obama won 52% of the vote—a “landslide,” according to the increasingly foolish mainstream media. California’s Proposition 8 also passed with 52% of the vote. Why is no one calling that a landslide? Obama is said to have won because voters were concerned about the economy. But the stock market has plummeted since he was elected although there has been little economic news. … Continue reading Puzzling Juxtapositions

Thomas Sowell on Obama and Biden

He disapproves: Barack Obama has the kind of cocksure confidence that can only be achieved by not achieving anything else. Anyone who has actually had to take responsibility for consequences by running any kind of enterprise– whether economic or academic, or even just managing a sports team– is likely at some point to be chastened by either the setbacks brought on by his own mistakes … Continue reading Thomas Sowell on Obama and Biden