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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ending the Bush Tax Cuts

Video puts tax cuts into perspective

Here is a short video that helps debunk the hysteria generated by the propaganda produced by Republican  PR firm:

The take away is that if taxes go up, the world will not end.

The other part of the story, which no political party will address in this election cycle, is that if taxes go up, our economy will not get better.

Things will get better only after we -- as individuals, as corporations, as separate local and state governments, and as a nation -- have finished paying down our debts.

The age of cheap credit ended in 2006.The bills are now due.

I remember a bumper sticker that was popular among senior citizens in the 1980s: I am spending my children's inheritance. As it turns out, the slogan contained an important truth. What is more, the children of these seniors -- children who are now old enough that they about to embark upon their own retirements -- borrowed heavily against their own children's earnings during the past 30 years.

This means that an entire generation will be saddled with the debts placed upon them by their parents and, in some measure, their grand parents.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Post a Birthday Wish to Queen Elizabeth

Click below to send a greeting to Queen Elizabeth II:

I just learned you can post a happy birthday/happy coronation anniversary message to Queen Elizabeth II on an official website managed by The Royal Household.

I think it's rather sweet.

I learned about this visiting the website blog of actress and artist Angela Cartwright (she of the Sound of Music, The Danny Thomas Show, and Lost in Space). You can visit her blog here:

When I was a little boy, I had a crush on her TV character, Penny Robinson.


Friday, June 08, 2012

Snagglepuss Was Cooler Than Donny or Beiber

Heavens to Mergatroyd! This silly lion was fun to watch.I'll bet Donny Osmond even liked him, and if Beiber were introduced to him, he'd like him too!

I found a cartoon homage website that has a description of the show:

Also, here's a youtube video (I showed it to my 15 year old daughter today. She'd never seen or heard of him before, but she couldn't stop laughing at how silly it all was.)