12 Trillion bucks????

Nah, its actually over $14 Trillion now.  Just how much is that?  Stay tuned:

From zfacts.com :


Reagan Told Us How to Track the Debt

October 30, 2010. From Reagan’s first speech as President: “A trillion dollars would be a stack of thousand-dollar bills 67 miles high. The interest on the public debt this year we know will be over $90 billion, and unless we change the proposed spending for the fiscal year beginning October 1st, …”

Well he changed it all right, and when he left office the stack of $1000 bills was 191 miles high.

So what did Reagan tell us about calculating his debt? (1) Start on October 1, 1981, and (2) Don’t forget the interest costs of the debt.Read More

Primary August 23

There will be a Republican primary August 23.  There will be no Democratic primary.  All registered voters can vote in a primary regardless of party affiliation.  All the different positions will be in the primary, from State senate, state delegate and local supervisor. 

Here is who is running for State Senate:


13th District:
John Stirrup (R)
Robert FitzSimmonds (R)
Richard Black (R) 

28th District: 
Richard Stuart (R)

29th District:
Incumbent: Charles Colgan (D)

36th District:
Incumbent: Linda “Toddy” Puller (D)  
Jeffrey Frederick (R)
Tito Munoz (R)

39th District:
Incumbent: George Barker (D)
Miller Baker (D)
Scott Martin (R) 

I am not sure about the 39.  There appears to be an extra democrat in the mix. 


Maybe free speech isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

New York Times:

LONDON — In 2004, Clare Short, a Labour member of Parliament, learned what could happen to British politicians who criticized the country’s unforgiving tabloids. At a lunch in Westminster, Ms. Short mentioned in passing that she did not care for the photographs of saucy, topless women that appear every day on Page 3 of the populist tabloid The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. “I’d like to take the pornography out of our press,” she said.

Big mistake.

“ ‘Fat, Jealous’ Clare Brands Page 3 Porn” was The Sun’s headline in response. Its editor, Rebekah Wade (now Rebekah Brooks and the chief executive of News International, Mr. Murdoch’s British subsidiary), sent a busload of semi-dressed models to jeer at Ms. Short at her house in Birmingham. The paper stuck a photograph of Ms. Short’s head over the body of a topless woman and found a number of people to declare that, in fact, they thoroughly enjoyed the sexy photos.

“Even Clare has boobs, but obviously she’s not proud of them like we are of ours,” it quoted a 22-year-old named Nicola McLean as saying.

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