Something To Think About - 5/17/18
Clergyman Charles Colton advised us that “When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defense strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply.”
Something To Think About - 5/15/18
The city of San Francisco recently claimed in court that rising sea levels threatened The City. Then, it issued long bonds stating in the prospectus that the city was “unable to predict whether sea level rise or other impacts of climate change or flooding from a major storm will occur.” I guess the dire threat of global warming depends upon whether you’re buying or selling.
Something To Think About - 4/30/18
During the recent Facebook hearings on Capitol Hill, Missouri Congressman Billy Long correctly noted: “Congress is good at two things — doing nothing and overreacting.”
Something To Think About - 4/26/18
Writer Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon claimed that “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one's fear.”
Something To Think About - 4/25/18
According to G. K. Chesterton, “The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: That there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid. And no big man who has not felt small.”
Something To Think About - 4/24/18
California ranks 48th in the nation for highway conditions with an average pavement rating of “At Risk” or “Poor” and estimates 55% of bridges require rehab or replacement in the next 10 years. Why does the governor continue to pour billions of dollars into 119 miles of a bullet train to nowhere, whose costs have jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from the $6 billion originally budgeted?
Something To Think About - 4/17/18
With all the hoopla surrounding Russia’s interference in our past and future elections, it behooves us to remember the words of Karl Marx: “Russia has only one opponent: the explosive power of democratic ideas, that inborn urge of the human race in the direction of freedom."
Something To Think About - 4/3/18
Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren once observed that “Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.”
Something To Think About - 4/2/18
There are roughly 40 million people in California. Of the 15 million that pay anything, only one percent pay fifty percent of the state income tax.
Something To Think About - 3/26/18
Author Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute notes that “In polarizing times, those without a clear guiding ideology become the most vicious partisans.”