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  • Something To Think About - 2/22/18
    Columnist Sydney Harris once observed that “Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a necessary evil, it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/21/18
    The media’s fawning over Kim Jong-un's sister at the Olympics is disgraceful in light of the his continued nuclear threats toward the US mainland and our allies, especially as she is responsible for North Korea’s propaganda machine.
  • Something To Think About - 2/20/18
    Philosopher Francis Bacon claimed that “Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/19/18
    Admiral William Halsey believed that “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 - 2/17/18
    Steve Jobs once observed that “It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/16/18
    ScFi writer Arthur C. Clarke claimed that “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/15/18
    According to politician and diplomat Adlai Stevenson “All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/14/18
    Writer Elizabeth Bibesco said: “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/13/18
    Philosopher and political economist John Stuart Mill believed that “It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/12/18
    Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy, in his book Uncommon, wrote: "Integrity is the choice between what's convenient and what's right."
  • Something To Think About - 2/10/18
    French Revolutionist Jeanne-Marie Roland once observed that “People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/9/18
    According to a Greek Proverb: Well begun is half done.
  • Something To Think About - 2/8/18
    We hope that the City Fathers pay attention to the lack of public support for mid-block bulbouts and anything else in the Vision Sonora plan that negatively impacts already scarce parking and difficult traffic flows in our historic downtown.
  • Something To Think About - 2/7/18
    Canadian educator Laurence J. Peter, know for the “Peter Principle” of hierarchy once observed that “If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/6/18
    Shakespeare said: “No legacy is so rich as honesty.”
  • Something To Think About - 2-5-18
    Benjamin Franklin said: “He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
  • Something To Think About - 2-3-18
    As Presbyterian minister Lyman Beecher said, “Eloquence is logic on fire.”
  • Something To Think About - 2-2-18
    Marilyn vos Savant says that “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.”
  • Something To Think About - 2-1-18
    According to a German Proverb: “Who begins too much accomplishes little.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-31-18
    Scientist Louis Pasteur said: “Chance favors the prepared.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-30-18
    British politician and former Prime Minister Anthony Eden once observed that “Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.” As true in Congress and Sacramento today as it was then.
  • Something To Think About - 1-29-18
    Author J.M. Barrie believed that “Not in doing what you like but in liking what you do is the secret of happiness.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-27-18
    As Benjamin Disraeli noted, “What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-26-18
    Irish statesman Edmund Burke felt that "No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear."
  • Something To Think About - 1-25-18
    Nehru said: “Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-24-18
    Philosopher Epictetus said: “”First, say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-23-18
    By declaring “war” over the full deductibility of SALT, Andrew Cuomo, Jerry Brown and other Governors of high tax states prove that they will do anything rather than address their own root problems of spending more money than they take in; broken state pension plans; and wasting billions on projects like bullet trains to nowhere.
  • Something To Think About - 1-22-18
    As author William Feather correctly observed, “We all find time to do what we really want to do.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-20-18
    François de La Rochefoucald believed that “The violence done us by others is often less painful that that which we do to ourselves.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-19-18
    According to writer James Baldwin, “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
  • Something To Think About - 1-18-18
    A 2011 American Enterprise Institute study found that federal employees received wages 24% higher than their counterparts in the private sector. A disparity that leaps to 61% when factoring in benefits and more recent studies indicate that the disparity in favor of government employees has only grown.
  • Something To Think About - 1/17/18
    Between internet bloggers and bad reporting we recall H. L. Mencken who, in 1926, wrote: “What ails truth, is that it is mainly uncomfortable, and often dull.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/16/18
    Investor, author and teacher Charley Ellis claims that “The greatest moment of risk is when you make a decision in which you think the outcome is certain.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/15/18
    Robert F. Kennedy said: “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/13/18
    Gandhi said: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/12/18
    Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George once noted that “There is no greater mistake than to try to leap an abyss in two jumps."
  • Something To Think About - 1/11/18
    Author Jonathan Swift believed that “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/10/18
    If you’re wondering why “higher education” costs so much look no farther than the new $85million student rec center LSU that contains an inflatable tube “lazy river ride.” No wonder college students aren’t in any hurry to graduate.
  • Something To Think About - 1/9/18
    Aviator Amelia Earhart said: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/8/18
    Writer Samuel Johnson claimed that “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/6/18
    The decision to finally move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is correct. President Clinton signed legislation that recognized Jerusalem as the capital more than twenty years ago, a decision that was ratified by Presidents Bush and Obama. It’s where Israel’s seat of government is so, as with all other nations, that is where our embassy should go.
  • Something To Think About - 1/5/18
    In Oscar Wilde’s opinion, “There is no sin except stupidity,” which would account for the multitude of sins committed by Congress.
  • Something To Think About - 1/4/18
    William Shakespeare once noted, “There is no darkness but ignorance,” which London publisher Nicholas Ling called a “voluntary misfortune.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/3/18
    According to a pioneer proverb: “None are so fond of secrets as those who don’t mean to keep them.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/2/18
    Explorer David Livingstone claimed that “I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/1/18
    Benjamin Franklin believed that “Each year, one bad habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/30/18
    Psychologist Henry Cloud notes that “Your time is your life. Period. How you spend it ends up being what your life is.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/29/18
    Chief Joseph said: “It does not take many words to speak the truth.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/28/17
    According to Writer Jeff O’Leary “Integrity is formed, not born, one decision at a time.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/27/17
    We’re not sure how the claim by some that the recent so-called “Tax Reform” is a giveaway for the rich. The top 10% already pay more than 70% of all taxes. More than 50% of Americans pay NO taxes and the bill reportedly takes another 6 million people off the tax rolls increasing the tax burden on an even smaller number of taxpayers.
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