Monthly Archives: February 2013

What, Me Worry…About The Debt Limit?

The U.S. national debt is currently more than 16.6 trillion dollars.  To be specific: $16,612,999,780,367. Wait!  In the time it took me to type that number and this paragraph, it increased to: $16,613,002,548,932. What does that mean to you? Well, … Continue reading

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Sometimes Draconian Is What Is Needed

(photo credit) Article contributed by “The Ed” Last June, I came back from the doctor’s office with an A1C of 8.6%.  Hopefully, that number means nothing to you.  For me it meant my average blood sugar was about twice what … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: Our Public Servant – Not Our Boss

I recently heard Chris Rock lecture us on national TV that the President of the United States is, “you know, our boss,” and that the Obamas are “kind of like the Mom and the Dad of the country, so when … Continue reading

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Can You Say Feckless?

(photo credit) Article contributed by “The Ed” Feckless:  Ineffective, incompetent, futile.  It is a frightfully descriptive word.  It is a word that should be understood and feared by all lawmakers.  Sadly, this is not the case.  Even sadder is how much taxpayer … Continue reading

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People Don’t Care What You Think

(photo credit) Do you wish you knew how to be more persuasive?  Whether in the political arena, in the blogosphere, in the workplace, in retail sales, in attracting clients, whatever…are you challenged to figure out how to win more people … Continue reading

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Can We Talk About the 3rd Rail, Folks?

(photo credit) Article contributed by “The Ed” God bless them!  The Heritage Foundation keeps track of federal spending and presents different aspects of the federal budget in charts that are clear and easy to understand.  Easy is a relative term.  … Continue reading

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So God Made A Farmer – The Full Speech

This riveting narration is by Paul Harvey — a recording of a speech he gave in 1978 at the 51st Future Farmers of America (FFA) National Convention in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Harvey published the text 8 years later in his syndicated newspaper … Continue reading

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