If you have a teenage son, and he and his buddies get in a small station wagon to drive about town, be aware: They are going around neighborhoods throwing lemons and eggs at people’s cars and windows.
I personally had a lemon thrown at my car window, and an egg thrown at our house window. On May 5, I saw one of the boys picking lemons from a tree on Poinsettia Street and getting in the car with his friends. They then threw a lemon at a car driving by.
The driver followed them. The police have been notified.
Talk to your kids before you see their faces in a mugshot.
San Luis Obispo
In a publicly held company, nobody is worth a million dollars. That salary is, in effect, paid by stockholders as the money would otherwise go into dividends.
Over the past quarter century, corporate executives appear to have arranged a tightly knit cabal in which they can pay themselves as much as want and to hell with what the world thinks. A rule of thumb should be that no CEO is paid more than 10 times the average worker’s salary. For incentive, if the company is profitable, the executive’s contract can include a small percentage of the new profits.
Our capitalist system is destroying itself from within, and the wealth differential in this country is becoming obscene.
One of your letter writers insinuated that my May 5 letter lacks factual support. An April CBS poll showed that only 32 percent of polled Republicans felt that Obama was born in the U.S.
Now that “birther” claims are appearing to hurt the Republican party, some Johnny Come Latelys, such as Karl Rove, are trying to put some distance between these claims and the party.
My point is that a racist environment makes such unfounded claims even possible. Obama was subjected to a test never applied to white candidates.
Racism is America’s worst enemy. Americans should stand strong against racism in all of its flavors.
I read two great letters recently, one from Craig Kelso with a beautiful and accurate interpretation of what Christianity really means. The other was from Steve Fabula, about getting rich off Obama policies.
I, too, saw the economic advantages of political power after Bush was elected. I invested in oil, of course, and Dick Cheney’s old company, Halliburton. Sure enough, oil stocks soared and, after we went to war in Iraq, Halliburton stock quintupled in value.
I was worried there for a while when Obama took office and the stocks tumbled, but luckily, when the Republicans won the House back, the stocks recovered nicely.
The lesson I have learned, with Fabula’s help, is when Democrats are in power, buy green energy and health care. When Republicans are in power, buy into old fossils and military mismanagement.