We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The empirical cost of weddings. Captain Capitalism. I think these fancy weddings are BS. A party planner I interviewed one time told me that the success rate of marriages varies inversely to the cost of the wedding.
All four Beatles put together would definitely be bigger than Jesus. As far as just Obama its hard to tell. Plus you would have to believe the Shroud of Turin is the true burial cloth of Jesus for us to get a reference size for Jesus. Otherwise its pure speculation.
I hate the fair tax. It has absolutely ruined otherwise interesting commentators, who it sucks in for some inexplicable reason. They were smarter than that, and then just look at them.
You can't move the point of tax collection later in the earn-spend cycle without taxing something twice. In this case, everybody's retirement savings. Forget it. They don't want 30% of their savings instantly confiscated, thanks anyway, no matter how much you like the theory.
Go for a flat tax. That's better anyway. Everybody has an equal stake in rational voting if they have to vote tax increases on themselves whenever they vote tax increases on others.
Did you see the mess they left behind? HE came, they saw, they ate and drank all manner of junk food and conquered the park with filth.
The "tax me more" crowd was out in full strength, big fat preachy fingers wagging this way and that, sticky with the Venti Frappacino of the day's sermon, and nary a green to stand up and say the emperor has no recycle bin!