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  • Something To Think About - 7/27/17
    Helen Keller believed that “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/26/17
    Literary critic and poet George Edward Woodberry once observed that "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."
  • Something To Think About - 7/25/17
    Colin Powell says “The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above-average effort.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/24/17
    According to hockey player Rob Ray, “Honor is a man’s gift to himself.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/22/17
    Writer Suzy Kassem says that “To be successful, one has to be one of three bees: the queen bee, the hardest-working bee or, the bee that does not fit in.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/21/17
    Author and journalist Joseph P. Ritz once observed that a “Critic” is “One who finds a little bad in the best of things.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/20/17
    According to prison warden and reformer Lewis Lawes, we should “Never give up on a man until he fails at something he likes.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/19/17
    Donald Trump’s constant, bombastic tweets attacking individuals and the media do not serve the people but only pone purpose: keeping the media he hates focused on his rants, taking attention away from the real progress that has been made on several fronts. Such as, the appointment of Justice Gorsuch; the approval of the Dakota and Keystone pipelines; and, the rolling back of countless harmful regulations created by decree by his predecessor. The lack of focus on these accomplishments and fixing Obamacare and the broken tax code is the real shame.
  • Something To Think About - 7/18/17
    Thoreau said: “For each striking at the roots of evil, a thousand hack merely at its branches.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/17/17
    Calvin Coolidge once noted that “I have never been hurt by what I have not said.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/15/17
    Shakespeare once observed that “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/14/17
    Clergyman and social reformer Charles Parkhurst called “Sympathy… two hearts tugging at one load.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/13/17
    Columnist Holman Jenkins points out that “Governments would be wise to invest in basic energy research rather than throwing money at energy technologies.” Or, we would add, companies like Solyndra that went bankrupt shortly after receiving a $535 million loan from the taxpayers.
  • Something To Think About - 7/12/17
    As the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors wrestles with its upcoming budget and the cuts necessary to operate another year, we continue to see a small faction fight economic vitality with obstructionism and lawsuits. It’s time for the community, including groups like Citizens for Responsible Growth, to understand the detrimental effect of their actions. Having to cut recreation, libraries, and other social services is harmful to our quality of life in Tuolumne County and could be partially offset by the fees and ongoing taxes that accompany healthy economic development.
  • Something To Think About - 7/11/17
    Despite paying record amounts in taxes, U.S. taxpayers also coughed up another $1.9 trillion just to comply with federal regulations; an increase of $600 billion dollars during the eight years of the Obama Administration.
  • Something To Think About - 7/10/17
    Writer and philosopher William Hazlitt claimed that “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/8/17
    Confucius said: “When anger rises, think of the consequences.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/7/17
    Humorist Olin Miller says that “You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do!”
  • Something To Think About - 7/6/17
    Writer Jack London once observed that “A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/5/17
    Writer Criss Jami notes that “There are two circumstances that lead to arrogance: One is when you're wrong and you can't face it; the other is when you're right and nobody else can face it.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/4/17
    Ronald Reagan said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/3/17
    Journalist Sidney Harris believed that “A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/1/17
    William Wordsworth "Habit rules the unreflecting herd."
  • Something To Think About - 6/29/17
    Congressman Ben Sasse believes that “In theory, America depends on all of us being “fit to rule”... that is, having the capacity to manage our own lives and the integrity to think of the greater good.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/28/17
    “John Marshall, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, had it right when he famously wrote that the ‘power to tax is the power to destroy.’
  • Something To Think About - 6/27/17
    President Trump’s plan to privatize the air transportation system will put control of modernization and improved efficiency of the national airspace essentially in the hands of the airlines. Really? These are the same airlines whose computer systems crash causing thousands of flight delays and cancellations; who overbook and drag passengers screaming off a plane; who, as an industry, have never made money and have nearly all declared bankruptcy at least once?
  • Something To Think About - 6/26/17
    Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones who dropped it.
  • Something To Think About - 6/24/17
  • Something To Think About - 6/22/17
    The brand new juvenile detention center currently houses, on average, less than 5 juveniles supervised by 14 1/2 full time employs positions and has a proposed budget next year of $1.5 million costing around a million dollars more than what voters were told when the project was first proposed, that is unless neighboring counties send us their juveniles to house for them. We hope that the proposed jail, which is truly needed, and the courthouse are better thought out as other vital services are sure to be threatened. The taxpayer cannot afford otherwise.
  • Something To Think About - 6/21/17
  • Something To Think About - 6/20/17
    Jean de La Bruyère "Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment."
  • Something To Think About - 6/19/17
    By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. - Robert Frost
  • Something To Think About - 6/17/17
    According to an Asian idiom: “He makes things easier for himself who makes things easier for others.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/16/17
    Only uncomfortable chairs become antiques… the comfortable ones are worn out from use.
  • Something To Think About - 6/15/17
    Teddy Roosevelt claimed that “No people is fully civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/14/17
    Today is Flag Day and as American statesman Charles Evans Hughes noted: “This flag means more than association and reward. It is the symbol of our national unity, our national endeavor, our national aspiration. It tells you of the struggle for independence, of union preserved, of liberty and union one and inseparable, of the sacrifices of brave men and women to whom the ideals and honors of this nation have been dearer than life.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/13/17
    Writer Jack London once observed that “A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/12/17
    Steve Jobs claimed that “It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/10/17
    “What I gave, I have; what I spent, I had; what I kept, I lost.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/9/17
    Business Executive R.H. Grant claimed that “When you hire people that are smarter than you are, you prove that you are smarter than they are.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/8/17
    Helen Keller believed that “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/7/17
    Economist Martin Feldstein says that “There is no way to shrink the deficit other than by slowing the growth of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security” which account for more than 10% of GDP; it will be necessary, for those under 55 today, to increase eligibility for full Social Security benefits to age 70. Otherwise a cut in benefits of 30% will be needed to prevent a crisis.
  • Something To Think About - 6/6/17
    As British Statistician Claus Moser said: “Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
  • Something To Think About - 6/5/17
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair notes that “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
  • Something To Think About - 6/3/17
    It has been said that we should pity the man who believes in communism, he believes in something that does not believe in him.
  • Something To Think About - 6/2/17
  • Something To Think About - 6/1/17
    Mario Andretti — 'If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.'
  • Something To Think About - 5/31/17
    George S. Patton "One does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit the plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances."
  • Something To Think About - 5/30/17
    "Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution." Ward Cunningham
  • Something To Think About - 5/29/17
    Warren Buffett "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."
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