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  • Something To Think About - 12/9/16
    Cartoonist Kin Hubbard once noted that “The only way to entertain some people is to listen to them.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/8/16
    George H.W. Bush says “Don’t try to fine-tune somebody else’s view.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/7/16
    After serving as a key fundraiser for Pres. Obama, multi-billionaire Penny Printzker became the US Secretary of Commerce in 2013. Where was all the angst at that time about billionaires in the Pres.'s cabinet? Competent is competent.
  • Something To Think About - 12/6/16
    No one who had their job on the line questioned whether Donald Trump should have or should not have called on Carrier Corp to not move all their jobs to Mexico.
  • Something To Think About - 12/5/16
    Essayist Joseph Joubert claimed that “The goal is not always meant to be reached, but to serve as a mark for our aim."
  • Something To Think About - 12/4/16
  • Something To Think About - 12/3/16
    Henry Kissinger claims that “The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/2/16
    Voltaire said, “One always speaks badly when one has nothing to say.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/1/16
    According to writer Doris Lessing, “There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/30/16
    Mark Twain once observed that “Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to share it with.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/29/16
    Writer William Faulkner said: “Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/19/16
    Epicurus said: “It is not so much our friend’s help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/18/16
    The late Erma Bombeck one observed that “It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super-sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
  • Something To Think About - 11/17/16
    Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/16/16
    According to writer Herman Melville, “Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/15/16
    Humorist and editorial cartoonist Frank Tyger’s advice was to “Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/14/16
    Of children, Anne Frank wrote: “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/12/16
    Civil Rights Activist Whitney M. Young encouraged us to “Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/10/16
    President Obama may not go down as First Golfer given that Wilson and Eisenhower played more rounds while in office, but he gets the prize for most expensive: $3.6mm for a round of golf in 2012 in Florida with none other than Tiger Woods. At taxpayer expense of course.
  • Something To Think About - 11/11/16
    I guess all this civil disobedience taking place in urban areas around the country is fitting payback for all the rioting and distruction caused by Republicans in 2008 and 2012. Oh, wait, there wasn't any.
  • Something To Think About - 11/9/16
    Sir Winston Churchill, himself a staunch supporter of democracy, wryly noted that “The greatest argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/8/16
    Sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov advised us to “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/07/16
    Harry Truman claimed that “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/5/16
    Genetically Modified Crops now occupy 12% of all global cropland, increasing yields by an average of 21% reducing the amount of arable land required to feed the world and, just as important, reducing pesticide use by 37%.
  • Something To Think About - 11/4/16
    Ayn Rand wrote: “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect them against you; When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming self-sacrifice; You may know that society is doomed.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/3/16
    Jerry Brown’s “Train to Nowhere” really is just that. The first 240 miles of track will be laid from San Jose to a makeshift platform in an almond orchard just north of the bustling town of Shafter, population 17,000. Quite a bargain at only $27.8 billion.
  • Something To Think About - 11/2/16
    President Obama vowed to kill the coal industry, a promise Hillary has doubled down on, and he almost has. But now he wants the U.S. taxpayer to bailout the United Mine Workers union pension plan to the tune of $5.6 billion. Because he killed their jobs by bankrupting coal companies, just as he promised he would.
  • Something To Think About - 11/1/16
    Paul Ryan’s policy plan, named ”A Better Way,” is just that, focusing on upward mobility and alleviating poverty by lifting incomes and providing a safety net, not entitlements, while changing incentives to work; by giving more money to states for local programs; and by measuring success of economic programs by outcomes rather than the amount of taxpayer dollars spent.
  • Something To Think About - 10/31/16
    Joe Sabah “You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
  • Something To Think About - 10/29/16
    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale believed that “People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things.
  • Something To Think About - 10/28/16
    Where is the media and politico outrage over black on black killings which has resulted in more people this year in Chicago alone than the police have nationwide?
  • Something To Think About - 10/27/16
    Admiral Halsey said: “There are no great men. There are only great challenges, which ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/26/16
    Eleanor Roosevelt advised us to “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/25/16
    The late Arnold Palmer believed that “Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/24/17
    Every two years the American Politics industry fills the media with the most vile wall-to-wall character assassination of every political practitioner in the country and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
  • Something To Think About - 10/22/16
    According to a Hindu proverb: Even nectar is poison if taken in excess.
  • Something To Think About - 10/21/16
    According to English novelist and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/20/16
    Goethe said: “A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s torrent.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/19/16
    Scottish journalist James Boswell correctly notes that “He who praises everybody, praises nobody.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/18/16
    If the Obama Administration is serious about saving the planet and re-building the country’s infrastructure, why has it stopped both the Keystone Pipeline and, most recently, the Dakota Pipeline, both of which help the environment by reducing the possibility of oil spills during transport by rail?
  • Something To Think About - 10/17/16
    The Duke of Wellington, he who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, claimed that “The only thing I am afraid of is fear.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/15/16
    Andrew Jackson claimed that “One man with courage makes a majority.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/14/16
    Thomas Jefferson’s advice was that “When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/13/16
    French poet Jacques Delille once observed that “Fate choose our relatives, we choose our friends.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/12/16
    Sir Winston Churchill said: “The price of greatness is responsibility.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/11/16
    Thomas Edison believed that “Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/10/16
    “Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand."
  • Something To Think About - 10/8/16
    Inventor Oliver Edwards once noted that “I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but I don’t know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/7/16
    General George S. Patton once observed that “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/6/16
    The U.S. public debt will increase to 77% of GDP this year, up from 52% in President Obama’s first year in office, and is expected to increase to nearly 86% in another 10 years. Meanwhile both candidates propose massive spending increases with no entitlement reform.
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