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  • Something To Think About - 2/15/19
    Lord Chesterfield once observed that “When a man seeks your advice he generally wants your praise.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/14/19
    Texas Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Bennett Pappas "First love is like being 16 it can never be completely forgotten or wholly remembered"
  • Something To Think About - 2/13/19
    Longfellow claimed that “It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/12/19
    The Wall Street Journal notes that according to a reported transcript of the testimony Justice Department official Bruce Ohr gave Congress in August, qoute: “Everybody of consequence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department understood fully in the middle of 2016—as the FBI embarked on its counterintelligence probe of Donald Trump—that it was doing so based on disinformation provided by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/11/19
    According to humorist and businessman Andrew Glasgow "The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we're ready for it"
  • Something To Think About - 2/9/19
    Pubilius Syrus said: “Practice is the best of all instructors.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/8/19
    It’s been said that “You can always spot a well-informed man – his views are the same as yours.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/7/19
    According to Scottish philosopher and satirical writer Thomas Carlyle “Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/6/19
    Writer John Jay Chapman claimed that “Good government is the outcome of private virtue.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/5/19
    Those that embrace the spirit of the Castro regime in Cuba should note that while Havana will allow Cubans to play Major League Baseball in the U.S., the MLB has shamefully agreed to garnish those salaries and send the money directly to the Cuban regime, bypassing the players themselves.
  • Something To Think About - 2/4/19
    Humorist and businessman Arnold Glasgow claimed that “One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/2/19
    According to a Chinese proverb: “Learning is like rowing upstream – not to advance is to drop back.”
  • Something To Think About - 2/1/19
    It’s been noted that “If you’re going to climb, you have to grab the branches, not the blossoms.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/31/19
    The U.S. taxpayer currently subsidizes every electric car sold to the tune of $7500 in tax credits. That’s out of your pocket to pay someone else to drive a car that already costs $8000 on average more than a gas powered vehicle. PLUS, California hands out another $15,000 of taxpayer money in electric vehicle tax breaks. All while studies show that total CO2 emissions from recharging sources can exceed that of conventional gas vehicles.
  • Something To Think About - 1/30/19
    Writer Spider Robinson believes that “Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/29/19
    Last month, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Congressman Tom McClintock notes several facts about healthy forests. First and frankly the most poignant fact is that “Excess timber comes out of a forest in two ways: it gets carried out or burned out.” McClintock notes that timber harvested from federal lands has declined by 80% since the 1970’s while the acreage destroyed by fire has increased proportionally creating annual carbon emissions from wildfires estimated at nearly 300 million tons. It’s not climate change responsible for devastating forest fires so much as bad management forced on us by environmentalist lawsuits.
  • Something To Think About - 1/28/19
    Cato the Elder said: “Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
  • Something To Think About - 1/26/19
    Philosopher and author Eric Hoffer once noted that “It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/25/19
    Playwright Oscar Wilde called “Experience,” “the name men give to their mistakes.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/24/19
    Journalist Mary Schmich claims that “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/23/19
    Columnist Marilyn vos Savant believes that “The length of your education is less important that its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/22/19
    President Obama’s claim that the economic recovery is his is every bit as outlandish as his earlier assertion that successful businesses “didn’t build that.” When Obama left office, at no point in his eight years did the economy grow faster than an average of 2.2%, about half that of all prior recoveries. Despite all his many political missteps, President Trump’s actions on deregulation and taxes has resulted in a steady 3% plus growth in GDP due to the highest employment in fifty years, especially among women and minorities, higher wages and lower tax rates.
  • Something To Think About - 1/21/19
    Chinese writer Eileen Chang claimed that “Between memory and reality there are awkward discrepancies.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/19/19
    Confucius said: “Men’s habits are alike; it is their habits that carry them far apart.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/18/19
    It’s been said that “It often shows a fine command of language to say nothing.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/17/19
    Will Rogers made the timeless observation that “I can remember way back when a liberal was one who was generous with his own money.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/16/19
    Historian Henry Brooks Adams believed that “Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/15/19
    The Trump administration should be commended for making cyber-enabled economic warfare a priority in the U.S. National Security Strategy as intellectual-property theft is happening at a pace that threatens American security and prosperity. State actors, and the companies they own, control or influence, have launched a campaign to siphon critical and emerging American technology. The People’s Republic of China annually steals between $225 billion and $600 billion of U.S. intellectual property.
  • Something To Think About - 1/14/19
    Samuel Johnson claimed that “the chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/12/19
    Longfellow said: “Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled by great ambition.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/11/19
    Otto von Bismarck once noted that “When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/10/19
    Journalist Irving Kristol once observed that “Government regulations always have unintended consequences, the importance of which outweigh the intended consequences.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/9/19
    According to pastor and author Ralph Sockman “The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/8/19
    The recent assessment of climate change uses the RCO 8.5 high emissions scenario in which the global population grows faster than currently expected while technological change and improvement in energy efficiency is minimal. Despite this skewing of results, the report states that climate change will account for only a 10% reduction in economic growth thru 2090.
  • Something To Think About - 1/7/19
    “Without discipline,” claimed Katherine Hepburn, “there’s no life at all.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/5/19
    Aristotle said: “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/4/19
    Swiss philosopher Johann Kaspar Lavater noted that “If you wish to appear agreeable in society you must consent to be taught many things which you already know.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/3/19
    Longfellow believed that “We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”
  • Something To Think About - 1/2/19
    In the recently released U.S. government report on climate change, mandated since 1990, it was noted that North America’s share of global carbon emissions dropped from 24% in 2004 to about 15% in 2015. Why doesn’t China, who produces a whopping 28% of global CO2 have to curb their output? That’s the biggest tell on the worthlessness of the Paris Climate Accord.
  • Something To Think About - 1/1/19
    “Resolve to keep happy, advised Helen Keller, “and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/31/18
    According to Singer Brad Paisley “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/29/18
    Poet Carl Sandburg said: “Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here. If you don't know what to do, sit still and listen.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/28/18
    As English poet and novelist Vita Sackville-West once observed, “I have come to the conclusion, after many years of sometimes sad experience, that you cannot come to any conclusion at all.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/27/18
    Writer Jodi Picoult notes that “Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/26/18
    "The best way to predict your future is to create it."
  • Something To Think About - 12/25/18
    According to August E. Rundel, “Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but it will always be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/24/18
    Newsman Eric Sevareid claimed that “Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something other than ourselves.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/22/18
    According to author Annie Dillard, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our years.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/21/18
    British statesman Prime Minister George Canning claimed that “I can prove anything by statistics -- except the truth.”
  • Something To Think About - 12/20/18
    Now that the Park Foundation and Sonora High have reached an agreement on the sale of a portion of the surplus land originally acquired for a new school campus we encourage the new Board of Trustees to use the $1million windfall to commit the funds and resources necessary to create and sustain an active ag program on the remaining 25 acres.