Something To Think About - 3/16/17
“All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. ...” claimed Walt Disney, “You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
Something To Think About - 3/6/17
Benjamin Disraeli once made that observation that “Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.”
Something To Think About - 3/4/17
Singer Marian Anderson believed that “So long as you keep a person down, there must be some part of you down there to keep him down.”
Something To Think About - 3/3/17
Writer Douglas Adams once noted that “”I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Something To Think About - 3/2/17
Writer Berthold Auerbach identified “Discontent” as “the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.”
Something To Think About - 3/1/17
It’s disappointing to see Citizens for Responsible Growth try and block yet another proposal to improve services for the residents of Columbia. The addition of a medical facility to the Parrots Ferry commercial property brings emergency healthcare miles closer to the residents north of Sonora and we would urge the County Supervisors to move ahead with allowing this project that meets all zoning, design and both the Columbia Area Community Plan as well as the County General Plan.
Something To Think About - 2/28/17
NOAA recently announced that 2016 was the warmest ever, by 0.04 degrees, that’s four one-hundreths of a degree, significantly less than the margin of error and what was predicted earlier. Interestingly enough, 40% of the temperature increase since 1900 happened between 1910 and 1945 when carbon emissions only increased by 10%.
Something To Think About - 2/27/17
Theologian William Ellery Channing believed that “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”
Something To Think About - 2/18/17
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently estimated that regulations had cut annual GDP by almost 1% since 1980 for a cumulative $4 trillion in lost domestic production.
Something To Think About - 2/17/17
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once observed that “The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Something To Think About - 2/16/17
The President’s Cabinet was originally comprised of only four positions: State, War (now Defense), Treasury and an Attorney General. Since then, twelve positions have been added, most of which, like the Department of Education, are unnecessary and exemplify federal government overreach.
Something To Think About - 2/10/17
English cleric Charles Colton once observed that “It is curious that we pay statesmen for what they say, not for what they do; and judge them from what they do, not from what they say.”
Something To Think About - 2/8/17
Time management guru Hyrum W. Smith believes that “What is important is not that there are uncontrollable events in our lives, but how we respond to them.”
Something To Think About - 2/7/17
While fretting over the Betsy DeVos appointment as Secretary of Education, the politicos should take into consideration that whatever it is we’re doing now isn’t working. Despite the billions of dollars poured on the system by the Obama Administration, test scores have declined over the past four years while graduation rates have improved. In other words, we’re graduating more kids who still cannot read or do math as well as their predecessors.
Something To Think About - 1/26/17
Writer and motivational speaker Stephen Covey says that “The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”
Something To Think About - 1/25/17
“Power is better than revenge,” noted writer Lois McMaster Bujold. “Power is a live thing, by which you reach out to grasp the future. Revenge is a dead thing, reaching out from the past to grasp you.”
Something To Think About - 1/24/17
The Mercatus Center at Georg Mason University recently estimated that regulations had cut annual GDP by almost 1% since 1980 for a cumulative $4 trillion in lost domestic production.