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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

About those “Job Creators”

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Reality Show Governor Sarah Palin was talking last week about the need to keep the tax cuts for the very wealthy, and brought out the old mantra about America’s “job creators.”

All right, I’ll travel down that murky path, Comrade Palin.

The top two-percent in America, the stinking rich who are the job creators?

Okay, what we used to refer to as the “Titans of Industry” - there was actually a time when we had industry in America, Amazed Reader.

But wait, there’s more!

Sarah Palin herself.

Paris Hilton.

Supporting actors on television shows I never watch.

Possibly Jackie Collins, which would be a crime not only against the tax code, but also against anyone who appreciates good writing.

I have just begun the list; I’m sure that you could easily add about another ten names right off the top of your head.

I have this rather quaint notion that the actual job creators in the world are the people who go the store every day and buy things, whether it be soap, a book, a magazine, a can of beans or a television set.

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What the Duggars are really trying to teach America

The sacred cows of Northwest Arkansas, the Duggar Family, is once once again on TLC (the home of such fine series as programs on tattoo parlors). I have never cared much for for the Duggerites, or the fawning attention they get from local news media, but this morning I realized the message that the Duggars are desperately trying to convey to all of us, if only we would only stop and listen.

Sex with someone you love is good, healthy fun, and you should have it as often as you can.

I can almost stand the Duggars now - though not enough to watch their show, I confess.

Next time you meet a Duggar in person, why not shake their hand, and thank them for doing their part to make America sexually more aware, healthy and active?

In fact, why not drop them a line today?

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Blog Titles: Some days you’re a genius and some days you’re a moron

So yesterday I typed meant to type in the word “trucks” and it came out “tricks” when referring to the proposed two-year traffic level of dump trucks on Lafayette Street in Fayetteville. Something in my addled brain said, hey, that’s really funny! You know, like it’s a trick on the city cuz they’ll end up spending all this money to fix the street . . .

After the tenth joke about prostitutes on Lafayette, I realized that what I thought was clever was just really dumb.

Oh, thank you, one person in the world who recognized it for a play on words!

Obviously, plays on words should be left to the hardened professionals, and not ungifted amateurs like myself.

As a result of my attempt at cleverness on Monday, I wore the dreaded Shroud of Chagrin most of the day.

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Quote of the Day

"The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them." —Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787.

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