Wednesday, August 22, 2012

On the campaign trail

I had an on-camera interview today with KQRE's Amanda Goodman about my presidential campaign. She thinks it'll air sometime next week. [KQRE is Albuquerque's CBS affiliate.]

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A modest proposal

Let's make this guy the face of the GOP!
Just for fun: The guy who said, "If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." is a member of the House Science Committee!!!

Related: from a FB friend

... and if you REALLY want your blood to boil...

... here's something guaranteed to raise your blood-pressure:
CEOs Tax the People
AL'S EMPORIUM August 18, 2012
The more a company pays its chief executive officer, the bigger the tax break it gets.

This is how the game is rigged, according to the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive Washington think tank, which released a report last week titled, "The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pockets."

"The tax code has become a prime enabler of bloated CEO pay," says one of the study's co-authors, Scott Klinger, a chartered financial analyst and former investment manager.

The study counts the many ways our tax code encourages companies to overpay their top executives. One of them is an unlimited deduction companies may claim for the "performance pay" they give their CEOs. The bigger the CEO's performance pay, the bigger the company's tax deduction.

The tax code simply begs companies to lavish CEOs with stock options, the study says. This, in turn, encourages the bosses to take more risks with other people's money, and gets us all into the economic trouble we face today.
The full study upon which this article is based can be found at Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam's Pocket [click the "Read the full report" link at the bottom of the page].

We the People of the United States, in Order to...

... secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...
Republican party platform committee won’t include civil unions for gay couples
Well, I suppose our LGBT progeny don't really count as "our posterity".

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eastdale Little League Softball: World Series champs

Albuquerque's Eastdale Little League Softball team won the Little League Softball World Series by defeating Florida's Windermere team 16-2 in 5 innings (the 10-run 'mercy rule' was invoked). They won their last 6 games (including the championship game) by combined score of 67-5, with three shut-outs.