Archive for January, 2010»
Yesterday, Hillsdale College presented a ‘webinar’ on ‘Reviving the Constitution’. Thirty two thousand people signed up! Needless to say, there were some computer problems and I couldn’t log in for the first hour or so. During the lunch break, a video of Mark Steyn’s “Live Free or Die” was presented. It was excellent! I couldn’t find a link for it, so here it is in writing. Not as good as the video because you miss a lot of Steyn’s mannerisms (British accent) and humor.
Other learning opportunities:
Hotair published ten whoppers from the SOTU speech.
The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.
Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold..
MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! Read more »
This video has some spelling errors, but what is said is accurate. Check it out at hr3200
Below is a photo of an accident near New Orleans involving two trucks and a Smart Car
There are a lot to choose from, but that doesn’t mean they should be banned. What about an ax, knife, shovel or baseball bat?
Portland voted for a higher income tax on Tuesday, January 26th. I heard Portland talk show host Lars Larson say on the Dori Monson show that there are 3M adults in Oregon. Out of that, 10% are employed by the government with another 15% on a government pension. 20% are on food stamps or state assistance. Oregon has the 2nd highest tax rate in the WORLD with Denmark being 1st. Larson suspects that Oregon has reached the tipping point and may be the bellwether for the rest of the nation.
Government taxes cigarettes to discourage smoking, casinos to discourage gambling, liquor to discourage drinking and now small business to discourage employment. He concluded with ‘government kills its host’. How simple! How succinct! Read more »
Received an email from Citizens for HJM4009 last night that is full of great information!
Want to know how the legislative process works in Olympia? We have uploaded a 13 page word document to save you some time from having to jump from one link to another on the legislative website. You can go here: http://citizensforhjm4009.ning.com/forum/topics/participating-in-the
The information can also be found at the legislative website http://www.leg.wa.gov
The TVW site is a great place to see visually how the process works. I have added a link to a video where HB2669 & HB2708 were being discussed on the floor and a roll call vote was taken on each.
TVW – view the process on HB 2669 & HB2708 go to: http://www.tvw.org/media/mediaplayer.cfm?evid=2010010091&TYPE=V&CFID=757414&CFTOKEN=14526763&bhcp=1 Read more »