Browsing Month August, 2014
Governor Tom tells tall tales. Here is Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tale Number Ten – We don’t need no education.
Awesome Floyd tune; awful policy. In this year’s budget, the Republican house, senate and governor eliminated $550,000,000.00 in basic education.… Read the rest[...read more]
By any reasonable standard, the shirt is a disgrace.
Over the period of the three or more decades I’ve owned it, various women with whom I have shared my life have insisted that it should be thrown away, or consigned… Read the rest[...read more]
10) Will balance the ticket with Christine O’Donnell.
9) Compulsory military service for straight liberals.
8) Koch brothers will manage social security.
7) Vouchers for underprivileged rich kids.
6) Plans to water board John McCain.
5) Least crazy of the… Read the rest[...read more]
People sue one another for copyright infringement all the time. Infringement suits are so common that most fail to make the news. But when they do, the facts tend to be particularly interesting.
So is the case of a recent… Read the rest[...read more]
A fellow columnist wrote last week thanking other kids’ parents for buying their eight-year-olds cell phones. He thought a cell phone to be far down on the list of things an eight-year-old should have to keep track of.
“But Dad,”… Read the rest[...read more]
The federal production tax credit (“PTC”) is set to expire at the end of this year. Recently, Congress refused to extend the PTC in the latest version payroll tax bill.
What is the the tax credit and why should you… Read the rest[...read more]
World Wide Consumption: Eight Tons
|Nation||Tonnage||% of Total Consumption|
|1. China||3.11 million||38.0%|
|2. European Union||.91 million||10.2%|
|3. India||.72 million||7.4%|
The Reduced Shakespeare Co. cleverly and humorously abridges all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays to 97 minutes. Short of having a set of Cliff’s Notes or a collection of Classic Comics, sources of innumerable student essays for more than a half-century,… Read the rest[...read more]
Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal Of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44
For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Halvonik 717-787-1381
Auditor General Jack Wagner Repeats Call for Reversal
Of Burdens Placed on Pa. Turnpike Commission by Act 44
Responds to CEO’s letter citing… Read the rest[...read more]
Spaced out along 10 miles of mountain ridge about 100 miles north of my home are a line of humongous propellers mounted on poles. There are about 60 of the propellers, twirling, almost constantly, above Mahanoy City – a town… Read the rest[...read more]