Terrorists who threaten “retribution” because we killed Osama bin Laden have short memories. When I think of retribution, I think of 3,000 innocent people killed in the World Trade Center. I think of those who died in Washington on the same day. I think of those in a field in Pennsylvania. And I think of the tens of thousands of human beings, military and civilian, dead or maimed because of bin Laden’s plans. He wanted to destroy Western civilization, especially America. Well, we’re still here and he’s gone.
Presidential candidate Donald Chump will no doubt demand the “long form” death certificate for Osama. (Donald is not my favorite candidate!)
The economic stimulus checks we Americans have received are puzzling to some. Puzzle no more. I’ll explain it by using a Q & A format:
Q. What is an Economic Stimulus payment?
A. It is money that the federal government sends to taxpayers.
Q. Where does the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.
Q. So the government gives us back our own money?
A. Only a smidgen of it.
Q. What is the purpose of these payments?
A. The plan is for you to use the money to purchase a high-definition TV set, thus stimulating the economy.
Q. But isn’t that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up.
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her six- and seven-year-olds. After explaining the commandment to “honor thy father and thy mother,” she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family of five) answered, “Thou shall not kill!”
A man saw a friend at a table in the bar, drinking by himself. Approaching the friend, he commented, “You look terrible. What’s the problem?”
“My mother died in February,” he said, “and left me $10,000.”
“Gee, that’s tough,” he replied.
“Then, in March,” the friend continued with a tear in his eye, “my father died, leaving me $50,000.”
“Wow. Two parents gone in two months. No wonder you’re depressed.”
“And last month my aunt died, and left me $15,000.”
“Three close family members lost in three months? That’s incredibly sad.”
“Then this month,” continued the friend, beginning to sob, “nothing!”
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. In my office, I have a work station…