Friday, February 5, 2016

Odds and Ends?

  ~ It looks as though martial law a state of emergency in France has been extended for another 3 months. Could the problems they’re facing be the result of a progressive socialist government or just plain incompetence? Is this writing on the wall for America?

I reference a French proverb: 'It is too late to lock the stable door when the steed is stolen.'

  ~ With 55 stores in Puerto Rico, can the government tax Walmart out of business? With $72 billion in debt they can’t repay, it’s not only bankers they want to put on the hook. A 91% effective income tax rate to be levied on them only, they claim it’s unconstitutional.

Being the largest employer and supplier in Puerto Rico, can you imagine what would happen if Walmart closed their doors for 90 days? Rioting? Government coup? The Red Cross and National Guard would have to deliver food and water to the entire population, similar to hurricane devastation.

  ~ After Ken Stabler’s post mortem diagnosis on his brain, I read a headline comparing football with human sacrifice. With over $20 billion a year in revenue, several countries would welcome human sacrifices. Puerto Rico would have to procure a federal permit through their bankers.

Super Bowl commercials? $5 million for 30 seconds. Tell me it’s not about the money. At least it’s still supply and demand, even if it is for mega corps.

  ~ I truly appreciate Hilary Clinton’s honest response when asked why she accepted $675,000 for her Wall Street speeches: “That’s what they offered”.

Is there any question she won't perform for the highest bidder? My daddy had names for women like that... predictable is one of them. :P

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