Monday, June 25, 2007
In Brooklyn, it's Puerto Rican Pride Day.
Where can I get a car like that? I learned how to drive on a similar car, except it wasn't a rag top and it didn't have fender skirts. It belonged to my uncle...who lived near Toronto.
Blogged with Flock
Sunday, June 24, 2007
How the poor get dinged at every turn
During the 1980s, 13% of Americans age 40 to 50 spent at least one year below the poverty line; by the 1990s, 36% did.
Since 2000, the number of Americans living below the poverty line at any one time has steadily risen. Now 13% of all Americans—37 million—are officially poor.
Among households worth less than $13,500, their average net worth in 2001 was $0. By 2004, it was down to –$1,400.
Bush’s tax cuts (extended until 2010) save those earning between $20,000 and $30,000 an average of $10 a year, while those earning $1 million are saved $42,700.
In 2002, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) compared those who point out statistics such as the one above to Adolf Hitler.
Friday, June 22, 2007
And now, excuse me while I run in to one of the shops on 86th Street and pick up some eel, squid, pig's feet and stinky cheese.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
~~~~ Author Unknown ~~~~