RANDOM THOTS FOR FEB 18 2011

The Brilliance of the New York Times
A journal doesn’t get to be the leading newspaper in a nation like the United States without publishing profound and meaningful content. Prestige that follows assignment as a writer or editor for the Times is recognized the world over. An organization like the Times can draw upon the best talent in the western world.

Subscribers to Daily Headlines get 4 or 5 headlines and a “Quote of the Day”. The headlines purport to report the news. News is news; the quote is where the paper can wax profound. Today the editors chose these words of wisdom to put up front for the “Quote of the Day” (drum roll please).

“I’m missing a whole lot. I know that.”

There you have it, sum and substance, the whole bit, nothing left out, not clouded with a lot of context, pure profound wisdom as seen by the editors of the New York Times. Accreditation was given to a 17 year old student from Coffeesville, Alabama who didn’t have a broadband connection for his computer.

There is currently no cost for a subscription to The Daily Headlines. You might want to consider signing up. It’s definitely worth the price.

Are you a doctor?
You might want to consider giving it up and becoming a cop. There’s more money in it. In our home town, an officer in blue just retired after making $299,223 in his last year. We don’t know how much his pension will be, but in some towns it is as much as 90% of regular wages. And doctor, other than a return on money you have put aside yourself, how much will your pension be? Oh, you are self employed; you have no employer pension. See what I mean? Become a cop. There’s more money in it.

Maxine has a question
Mr. Obama, you say you have gifted us with a health care plan we are forced to buy and will be fined if we don’t, that covers 30 million more people with no more new doctors, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress who didn’t read it, but exempted themselves from it, administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, a plan for which we’ll be taxed for four years before we get any benefits, by a government that has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, overseen by a Surgeon general who is obese, supported by a president who smokes. Do I understand it correctly, Barack?

Love, Maxine

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