Archive for November, 2011

Last Night’s Dream

So there I am, minding my own business, walking along the base of a mountain inside of Battlefield 3. I guess no one else is on this server because it is peaceful. Suddenly I hear music. It’s Michael Jackson. In fact, it’s Billy Jean. I start singing along, then notice that there is something floating […]

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Because We Were There

So the Facebook news today is an upset to the theory of six degrees of separation between any living actor and Kevin Bacon. The news is, there’s an average of 4.74 “hops” — or lines — connecting every person to every other person. Sigh. Facebook means so little to me. Seriously, it just doesn’t hold […]

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Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving. Time to reflect on how filthy rich I am, and to acknowledge that I did nothing to deserve it. The US population is roughly 310,000,000. To be among that number at all is a blessing; the most free country in the history of mankind. The most opportunity, by far, than anyone who has ever […]

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Like a Camp Fire

Liquid wood. Don’t do it. Lick a fence, it’s cheaper.

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Whee, I’m sick!

Sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office. I took last Friday off as a vacation day, but as the day went on it became a sick day. Sat was miserable sunday was so so, Monday was mediocre. Today I retuned to work and it lasted all of two and a half hours. I […]

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I am the Walrus – Part 3

I heard a liberal commentator recently state that Republicans must be beside themselves when they are told that the tax rates are lower under Obama than under Ronald Reagan. I immediately thought to myself, “Self, don’t hate this man. He’s just really really stupid. It might not be his fault.” You see, the tax rates […]

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I am the Walrus – Part 2

Part 2 U.S. income taxes have popped up over the centuries to pay for wars, supposedly beginning with a 3% tax on the wealthy during the Civil War. In 1913, the sixteenth amendment made the income tax permanent. Over the decades we have taken HUGE percentages of their money away from successful people. Many times […]

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I am the Walrus

Should five per cent appear too small, Be thankful I don’t take it all. ‘Cause I’m the taxman, Yeah, I’m the taxman. Between 48% – 50% of all working Americans are now paying zero income tax, while the top 10% of all income earners in America pay 69.94% of all income tax paid. [See Here, […]

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