Is there a taxpayer in America who does not think that a large share of America’s taxes go to wasteful, extravagant, or unnecessary programs, asks David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute. “Federal spending has doubled in the Bush-Obama years. From entitlements to corporate welfare to radically higher military spending to unused NASA […]
Archives for February 2015
“The simple act of opening a bottle of wine brought more happiness to the human race than all the collective governments in the history of earth” — Jim Harrison French Wine: An Illustrated Miscellany by Bernard Pivot
If you’re a skier then you may be able to relate to Mikaela Shiffrin—she barely raced as a kid (she’s basically still a kid at 19)—instead she chose to practice near her home in Burke, VT. She’s the best US Woman skier not dating Tiger Woods and this week she will battle at the Alpine […]
Wanna get away? Jimmy is performing an intimate show in Key West on April 1st at the historic San Carlos Theater and he wants you to pick the songs! One lucky winner will get an all-expense paid trip to Key West! Submit your set list before March 2, 2015! Read More.
The Grateful Dead band of the sixties, up to Pigpen’s passing in 1973, was a most unpleasant musical experience. Joe Queenan, succinctly and with some great humor, locks in on the Dead’s early years. In my companion post I chronicle the Dead from start to what I view as the terminal Dead date, August 9,1995—the […]
Is the battle over Keystone XL about creating jobs and spurring on the economy or is it about protecting pristine forests and further preventing carbon pollution? It’s neither, say most experts. Keystone XL will have little effect on climate change, production of the Canadian oil sands, gasoline prices, or the overall job market (a few […]