Entries by Jane Terry

Where does the time go?

We are struggling to keep up with ourselves. It seems we just got up, and we turn around, and it’s time for bed! Yes, we are early risers. And these days, we are spending about 3 hours hiking the hills. By the time you get up and piddle around the house, do chores on the […]

And here we go

Enjoying a Saturday morning, after a 3 mile run. Best morning, with coffee and IBD (except the hot water heater stopped working, but that is another story). Sequestration has begun. The President got his tax hikes a while ago, and couldn’t find his way to negotiate away from his own “bad idea” sequestration policy. He […]

Catching Pigs….

Forwarded to me in an email. You decide…is this what is happening? Are we the frogs in the pot of water? CATCHING PIGS…. There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man, […]

US Coporate Taxes

This blog is taken, in part, from WSJ letters to the Editor, specifically from a Frederick C. Van Bennekom and Colin S. Jackson. At issue in recent Presidential debate is the discussion of taxes, and more specifically, taxes incentivized companies to move off-shore. This was President Obama’s statement, to which Mitt Romney replied, “Mr. President, […]

Mainstream media, Class warfare distraction….

Mainstream media is threatening our country’s future | Fox News. Will write more about this when I have time.  Just capturing the thought right now.  But do keep in mind this is a speech, so the written word is clumsy.  Be gentle, go for the intent as spoken, not as written. 😉 I do believe […]

High School Graduates

from Newport Patch this morning: More than 60 percent of all students entering the California State University system are not ready for college-level English and math, according to recently released (Early Assessment) test results. Of the 40,000 first-time college freshmen that enter into the CSU system each year, 25,000 need to take remedial classes. Makes […]

10 Men at a Bar

Subject: 10 men at a bar  (source unknown) Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth […]

Rebuttal to Eichenwald

Preface: The entire piece below was developed at a friend’s request. On FaceBook, she forwarded a blog, calling it thoughtful, intelligent, and thorough, while I found it unthoughtful, inflammatory, and one-sided. She asked me to elaborate…..I offered up a dialogue (call me, I said) because typing it up seemed so tedious (and it was), but she […]