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Mark Twain said, "Virtue has never been as respectable as money." Or, as Ruth Ann down at the Chat & Chew Cafe puts it: "Being rich is about the best deodorant there is."
Well, hold your nose, because here... [read more]
Did you make $78,000 last year? Probably not -- less than five percent of Americans make that much.
But Michael Eisner, top dog at the Disney entertainment conglomerate, made $78,000 -- not for the year, not for a month or... [read more]
Whether or not our lawmakers get around to passing any real health care reform for us this year, the issue has already proven to be very healthy indeed for them.
Some members are getting fatter than a butcher's dog as... [read more]
When told that the mayor of Dublin, Ireland, was Jewish, Yogi Berra shook his head and said: Only in America.
Well, only in America would more than 3,000 citizens each business day be losing their jobs while The Powers... [read more]
Old cowboys used to say: "Always drink upstream from the herd."
Well, today -- from North Carolina to Colorado, from Alaska to Texas -- this bit of cowboy wisdom has become a serious matter for folks living in rural towns.... [read more]
Once when Yogi Berra bought a pizza, the waitress asked if he wanted it cut in four slices or eight. "Better make it four," Yogi said, "I don't think I can eat eight."
Well, no matter how we slice it,... [read more]
OK, all together now, let's hear it for the House of Representatives -- [chorus: HIP, HIP . . . hooray?]
Well, it's hard to get wildly enthusiastic about that half-step our stalwarts in Washington took toward banning gifts they get from... [read more]
Have you ever had the urge to "defenestrate" a banker?
Defenestrate means to pick someone up and hurl them right through the window.
Well let's start with Alan Greenspan, the nation's top banker who heads the Federal Reserve System. Greenspan is... [read more]
Big government and Big business are usually so close you couldn't separate them with a crowbar.
But sometimes government and business literally become one, totally merging the public interest into the private interest.
What's that sound [whoop, whoop, whoop, whoop]? Why,... [read more]
Ah spring! Wildflowers are blooming, songbirds are chirping, baseball season has started . . . and all's right with the world [Song: "Take me out to the ball game / take me out to the game /... [read more]