Something To Think About - 7/2/18
We were not in favor of the legalization of recreational pot and the ensuing array of cannabis stores. And we're especially against the sale of pot edibles. Easy access will not end well. there is no way little suzie or billy can tell the difference between their gummy bears and Mommy and Daddy's special ones. There is no field sobriety check for law enforcement this social experiment has not gone well for Colorado's children and citizens. Crime is on the increase in Colorado including from organized crime that legalization was supposed to disincentivize, the tax revenue will never match the cost.We were in favor the decriminalization of pot as rational law. We supported medical marijuana as a deterrent to chronic pain and just maybe opiod addiction.
Something To Think About - 6/28/18
Teddy Roosevelt believed that “In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Something To Think About - 5/31/18
Martin Luther King, Jr claimed that "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Something To Think About - 5/30/18
Writer Aldous Huxley once noted that “There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.”
Something To Think About - 5/29/18
It was recently pointed out to us that the wildly expensive bullet train to nowhere was voted in to existence by the taxpayer and not created out of thin air by the governor. Fair enough. But we would point out that the taxpayers voted for a six billion dollar project and not for one rapidly approaching nearly twice that amount. That fact makes it pure state government mismanagement and not the will of the people.
Something To Think About - 5/28/18
Calvin Coolidge believed that “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men (or women) with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
Something To Think About - 5/25/18
German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that “Freedom does not come about of itself. It must be struggled for and then defended anew every day of our lives.”
Something To Think About - 5/24/18
According to journalist Joan Didion, “Character -- the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life -- is the source from which self-respect springs.”
Something To Think About - 5/23/18
The poet Longfellow once observed 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 - 5/22/18
The recent so-called “Tax Reform” has maintained our steeply progressive tax structure. The top 20% of households, with 52% of total income, pay about 87% of income taxes, up almost 4%. The lowest 60% of households with 27% of U.S. income will pay no tax. And the vilified 1% will pay 43% of income tax, up 13% despite what Nancy and Chuck claim to the contrary.
Something To Think About - 5/21/18
John Adams said: “Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.”
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.