Happy Washington’s Birthday

George Washington to Patrick Henry October 9, 1795: “I can most religiously aver that I have no wish that is incompatible with the dignity, happiness, and true interest of the people of this country. My ardent desire is, and my aim has been (as far as depended upon the Executive Department) to comply strictly with …

Recommendation: Art Renewal Center

I would like to recommend a Web site that has given me many hours of pleasure and inspiration: the Art Renewal Center, at http://www.artrenewal.org/. The site contains “one of the largest on-line museums on the internet … that features tens of thousands of high quality images of the greatest painters and sculptors in human history.” …

Hope-a-Dope

Here’s a new status on Facebook: “___ is saving his $13/week ‘stimulus money’ toward another firearm, but will ignore chances to price-gouge a future former Obamaton when the mayhem starts.”

Most Republicans Too Are Fools

Don’t be fooled, by most Republicans’ opposition to the nation’s new “stimulus”/spending plan, into thinking that Republicans are on the side of freedom. The Republicans had their own “stimulus”/spending plans. The Republicans too wanted to increase government spending instead of cutting it. Instead of cutting government spending, the Republicans wanted to cut taxes; in other …

Many Businessmen Too Are Fools

This weekend on the interview program FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace (see http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,493685,00.html for transcript), there were two men from the business world: Eric Schmidt (the chairman and CEO of Google, and a vocal supporter of Obama) and Mark Zandi (the Chief Economist and co-founder of Moody’s Economy.com). Both men said that the stimulus …

A Great and Glorious Inaugural Address — from 1801

http://ahp.gatech.edu/jefferson_inaug_1801.html Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States First Inaugural Address Given at the Capitol Building, Washington, DC Wednesday, March 4, 1801 “… what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow citizens — a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring …