Jerry Reed, A Thing Called Love

Three year old describes Star Wars….too funny!

hit play below….(the first movie) star wars episode IV, ‘A New Hope,’ according to a three year old, too funny!

Dwight D. Eisenhower is one of my favorite U.S. Presidents

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, from those who are cold and are not clothed.  The world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.”

–Dwight D. Eisenhower, President and five-star general (1890-1969), April 16, 1953

Tennessee Taxpayers could recover between $110 and $250 million if it would adopt ‘combined reporting,’ accounting method used by 21 states to keep companies from avoiding state taxes. (or corporations love Delaware!)

from Tennesseans for fair taxation: “Based on revenue estimates from 11 other states, we know that combined reporting could potentially recover between $110 million and $250 million currently being lost through tax loopholes.”

(Delaware is well known as a corporate haven, and thus, over 50% of US publicly-traded corporations and 60% of the Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in the state.[1])

Brian , from Tennesseans for fair taxation, online at created the video below to help Tennesseans understand why they should write to their Congressmen and help to close the Corporate tax loophole that is robbing local taxpayers of money that should be helping to improve local schools and infrastructure:

Visit to read numerous recent articles about the current climate for fair taxation in America.

from Tenneseans for fair taxation: …”Combined reporting is an accounting method already used by 21 states representing over half the US economy. It requires businesses with multiple subsidiaries to file a single, unified tax return for the parent company and all its affiliates. In the process, it shuts the door to a wide array of corporate tax avoidance strategies with one simple, common sense change in reporting. Corporations can still shift profits back and forth between their various subsidiaries, but there is no longer a tax advantage in doing so under combined reporting. Based on revenue estimates from 11 other states, we know that combined reporting could potentially recover between $110 million and $250 million currently being lost through tax loopholes.”

5th straight National Title for UGA Gymnastics

NCAA Gymnastics Championships

UGA gymnastics wins 5th straight national title

For the Journal-Constitution

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lincoln, Neb. — No regrets. That is what Georgia gymnastics coach Suzanne Yoculan told her team going into the 2009 Gymnastics Championships, compete without any regrets.

She didn’t say it, but everyone familiar with the Georgia program knew the only regret they would have would be if they didn’t win the national title.

How could they possibly send Yoculan, the sport’s most dynamic and successful coach, into retirement with a loss? They couldn’t, and they didn’t. The Gym Dogs won the 2009 NCAA title in the Bob Devaney Sports Complex with a 197.825. Rival and SEC champion Alabama was second with a 197.575 followed by Utah (197.425), Florida (196.725), Arkansas (196.475) and LSU (196.375). The victory is Georgia’s fifth consecutive national title and 10th overall. The 10 ties Utah for the most for a program. In addition, the five in a row ties Utah (1982-86) for the most consecutive NCAA titles won by a school.

Financial Crisis Solved for $40 million? …Not quite…

I read an article on line last week which basically argued the following:

America has 40 million ppl over 50, give each $1mil to retire and require they buy 1 new US car and buy a house or pay off their home…40 mil job openings, 40 mil mortgages paid, 40 mil new cars sold, 40 mil retirements saved…financial crisis solved for $40 million, a tiny fraction of the estimated 11 trillion dollars already committed to this ‘recovery.’

why not?

…First of all, as ‘Cookville’ points out in his comment below, 40 million people times $1 million dollars is NOT $40 million, but rather $40  trillion, additionally, Obama and the Treasury people are saying that the money is being given to the banks instead of directly to citizens because doing so allows for 8$ in loans for every $1 dollar put in, allowing it to effectivley create 8 times as much “stimulus” via bank loans as it would in the hands of the average consumer.  I’m still not clear on how or why this would be true, but it is what they are saying.  Would love any further explanation or ideas about what is better than putting money in the hands of the citizens and exactly why?

“Love is that condition in which The happiness of another person Is essential to your own.”

“Love is that condition in which The happiness of another person Is essential to your own.”

A Source of Strength

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD, I WILL BE JOYFUL IN GOD MY SAVIOR. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights!” Habakkuk 3:17-19

Learn at ‘World Wide School Library,’ and check out a nice OpEd on ‘The End of Philosophy.’

World Wide School Library:  Source Texts, organized nicely. 🙂


Click here to read a nice article about emotions, moral judgements and the “end of Philosophy.”  :\

This much abused “world” is a fairly agreeable place if you do not take it seriously. Meet it with a friendly face and it will smile gayly back at you, but do not ask of it what it cannot give, or attribute to its verdicts more importance than they deserve.

Eliot Gregory

Newport, November first, 1897

Former UT Martin football player, Eric “Guy” Kelly, was one of three Pittsburgh police officers Slain Saturday.

By Associated Press

10:53 AM CDT, April 6, 2009
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — One of the three Pittsburgh police officers killed Saturday after police responded to a domestic disturbance call was a former football player at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

School officials said Monday that 41-year-old Eric “Guy” Kelly, was a member of the 1987 Pacer football team.

Kelly was killed when he arrived to assist two other officers, Paul Sciullo II and Stephen Mayhle, who were shot and killed by 23-year-old Richard Poplawski.

He was a 14-year veteran of the police department and is survived by his wife, Marena; daughters Tameka, Autumn, and Janelle; his mother, Francis Kelly; and a sister.

please post any memories or condolences, here, at Pittsburgh Post Gazette which also has a nice article about he and the other two fallen officers.


Information from: WCMT-AM,