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Taxes, Texans and Tea

Conservatives from shore to shore rail against the evils of taxation. Tea baggers stand on street corners hoisting their signs skyward bemoaning the taxes they view as unnecessary to pay for the programs that will ultimately care for them such as social security and medicare. “We’re mortgaging our children’s future,” they shout.

For the most part, their time would be better spent singing the lyrics of the scarecrow’s song from the Wizard of Oz.

Oh, I could tell you why the ocean’s near the shore.

I could think of things I never thunk before.

And then I’d sit, and think some more.

I would not be just a nothin’ my head all full of stuffin’

My heart all full of pain.

I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,

If I only had a brain.

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Joe the Plumber to File for Bankruptcy

Barack Obama is proving to be truly presidential in conduct and demeanor. John McCain is proving to be a curmudgeon. In the third and final debate, John had some difficulty staying on point, couldn’t resist throwing in periodic inane remarks that were obviously canned, pre-planned sound bites intended to capture the imagination of the unimaginative. He intentionally spewed his “facts” despite the fact that in many cases, they have repeatedly been proven false.

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