Milton Friedman On Big Government

| March 2, 2014

This says it all… “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand” Wise Dog Research

The Taxation Office

| November 16, 2013

The Taxation Office recently sent an agent out to get follow up information on a situation that needed clarification! The Taxation Office suspected that a fishing boat owner wasn’t paying proper wages to his deckhand. Here is how that meeting went. Taxation AUDITOR:    ” I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them”. Boat Owner: […]

Famous Quotes From Benjamin Franklin

| October 7, 2013

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it!                                     Benjamin Franklin  

Quotes Of The Day…

| November 15, 2012

A wise old Owl sits and watches with ruffled feathers… Quotes for the day!   “Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.” — Ambrose Bierce “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth […]

The World As We Know It

| October 26, 2012

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who put us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.                                                                                      –Mark Twain

The Guessing Game….

| September 30, 2012

In This Guessing Game……There Are Four Possible Answers.  So here we go with inquiring minds! With the World on your shoulders,  which one  of  these four outcomes would you look to hitch your horse to…. 1. One who knows and knows that he knows… His horse of wisdom will reach the skies. 2. One who knows, but doesn’t know that he […]

A Wise Old Owl

| September 21, 2012

A wise old Owl recently dropped this in my box…..it pretty much sums things up. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. –Albert Einstein Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you […]

Interesting Quote

| April 17, 2012

Quote of The Day From Ben Stein: “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured…. but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”

The Ides Of March

| March 25, 2012

What Have We Learned…  in 2,067 Years? Umm…..Evidently Nothing! “The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living […]

Words From A Wise Old Owl

| January 18, 2012

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain

So Which Is It? Hmm

| October 13, 2011

“A conflict exists between competing certainties: Between followers of Faith, who know because they believe, and followers of Reason, who believe because they know” 

Makes Total Sense….Really, It Does!

| July 6, 2011

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Saying It Like It Is!

| February 17, 2011

”Life’s tough pilgrim, and it’s even tougher if you’re stupid.”  — John Wayne

Quote Of The Day

| December 18, 2010

“Make Each Day A Masterpiece!”                            John R. Wooden – UCLA Basketball Coach

Quote Of The Day

| November 22, 2010

“All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation”.           –John Adams   (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)

Paradoxical Thought For Today

| September 6, 2010

  “Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don’t have to prove they are citizens.”               ~ Ben Stein

Quote Of The Day………

| September 1, 2010

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government. – Thomas Jefferson, Writings, 1743-1826   I predict future happiness for Americans if they […]

Quote Of The Day

| August 23, 2010

Milton Friedman:  “The most efficient way of spending money is to spend your own, and the least efficient way is to spend other people’s”…“If you go out to lunch and have to pay your own bill, you have what you can afford. If someone else is paying, you may just have the steak and lobster.”.

Alexis de Tocqueville ……Lessons

| August 18, 2010

When pondering new stimulus and home ownership plans that are subsidized entirely on the backs of the population or future generations, consider this prescient quotable: “The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.” — Alexis de Tocqueville (1800’s French historican)– www.ingerletter.com

Quote Of The Day…..

| February 1, 2010

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”             – Alexander Hamilton

Quote Of The Day……..

| January 1, 2010

“Be at war with your Vices, at peace with your Neighbors, and let every New Year find you a Better Man.”                                          Benjamin Franklin

Quote Of The Day….

| December 3, 2009

“The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs.               In the long run we are all dead.”                                                               — Keynes

Quote Of The Day……..

| November 8, 2009

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.                                                                              George Washington  

So Now You know……October 13,1792

| October 13, 2009

October 13, 1792 White House Cornerstone Laid The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the “White House” because its white-gray Virginia freestone contrasted strikingly with the […]

Quote Of The Day…..

| September 27, 2009

“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”                                                      George Washington                        

Quote Of The Day…….

| September 24, 2009

“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”                               Abraham Lincoln

Quote Of The Day….

| September 23, 2009

 “I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national  blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to  raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the  liberties of the country.” — Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th US President  

Quote of the Day………

| August 30, 2009

 “These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people”                Abraham Lincoln                           Old Abe must have been talking about our banks…………

Quote of the Day………..

| August 10, 2009

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.                                                       ……Abraham Lincoln

Quote Of the Day…..

| August 5, 2009

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.                       –Margaret Thatcher

Quote Of The Day……..

| July 21, 2009

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”          –Thomas Jefferson

Quote Of The Day…….

| July 15, 2009

“SOCIALISM is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. It’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”                         Sir Winston Churchill    

Quote of the Day……

| June 20, 2009

 “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” ……Isaac Newton

Quote of the Day……..

| June 18, 2009

“The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”                                  –Fredrick Douglass, August 4, 1857

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