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You have two cows – Congress

You have two cows – Congress

Here is a new “You have two cows….” CONGRESS: You have two cows. You milk them, drink the milk, then you borrow two buckets of milk from your neighbor, drink it all, give the two empty buckets to your grandkid and ask him to go fill them and give them back to your neighbor. For […]

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

In Washington, a divided America is good for business.

Washington is an endless maze of funhouse mirrors, a fact we’re reminded of once a year when the Hill publishes its 50 Most Beautiful list, replete with people who are Washington hot, which is a step above rehab hot and two levels below jury duty hot. All are miles below what the rest of the […]

Frugal Living and The Tightwad Gazette

Frugal Living and The Tightwad Gazette

Over the years our average income has been less than $30,000 (including my husband’s Navy salary and all allowances, plus my spotty freelance income). In less than seven years we saved $49,000, made significant investment purchases (vehicles, appliances, furniture) of $38,000, and were completely debt free! That is an annual savings/investment rate of over $12,500 […]

Bailouts Explained – Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis

Bailouts Explained – Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis

Also see Federal Debt; Budget Deficit / Budget Surplus; Date Shifting / Fiscal Transparency / Fiscal Illusion; Public Debt / Debt Ceiling; “We Don’t Want Your Clunkers“. Related PostsPresident’s Budget (CongressionalGlossary.com) Baseline / Baseline Budgeting / Scorekeeping (CongressionalGlossary.com) Deeming Resolution (CongressionalGlossary.com) Supplemental Appropriation (CongressionalGlossary.com) Unemployment Rate / Employment-Population Ratio (CongressionalGlossary.com)

“The seven stages of the office seeker”

“The seven stages of the office seeker”

“The seven stages of the office seeker,” by Edward Williams Clay (artist) and John Childs (lithographer). Image and text from the Library of Congress: A satire on patronage and corruption in New York State politics, based on the medieval theme, perpetuated in American folk art, of the “life and ages of man.” Here the seven […]

Assorted Links – 2/19/12

Assorted Links – 2/19/12

Lessons of a very sexy pirate costume – “I was in love with my own incongruity – being a poetry-spouting college graduate in a pleather miniskirt. And I loved this notion of doing something at which I was entirely unsuited, and which seemed to go so much against my personality. I would never have said […]

You have two cows – Indianism

You have two cows – Indianism

Here is a new “You have two cows….” INDIANISM: You have two cows, that you revere. But they end up in Bangladesh as steaks. So you outlaw cattle exports, announce a cow-licensing system and issue cows with photo IDs. Unfortunately, many conclude that India can not stop this illegal moogration because “beef is very delicious.” […]

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Merry Christmas from Rockefeller Center!

Merry Christmas from Rockefeller Center!

Merry Christmas! – live from Rockefeller Center courtesy of NBC New York

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Green Grow the Rushes O

Green Grow the Rushes O

Green Grow the Rushes O By Robert Burns There’s no but care on every hand In every hour that passes oh That signifies the life of man and twere not for the lassies oh -Chorus- Green grow the rushes oh Green grow the rushes oh The sweetest hours that e’re I spent Were spent among […]

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Tinkertoys

Tinkertoys

The Tinkertoy Computer – we love this comment: “now if they could only get it to run Doom…” The Tinkertoy Robot Tinkertoys – from Hasbro: “From planes to trains to cranes, there are hundreds of possibilities.” … and computers, robots … . . . . . . . . .

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