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Nixon's the One!

Yesterday someone put up a thread asking people to vote: Who was the more evil - Nixon or Trump? The vote was unanimous: Trump! But it did get me to doing some research.
Did you know Nixon signed into law:
1. Social Security SSI
2. COLAs for social security
3. The EPA
4. The Clean Air Act
5. The Endangered Species Ac
7.The Office of Consumer Affairs
8. The Alternative Minimum Tax
9. Federal legislation establishing affirmative action
In employment for minorities.and women
10. Raised the minimum wage by 40 percent
11. Established Title IX which essentially invented college sports
for women
12. Expanded the food stamps program
13. Ended the draft
14. Appointed supreme court justices who voted for Roe v. Wade
15. Lowered the voting age to 18
16. Killed off the gold standard
17. Decreased thei military budget substantially as a percent
. of gdp.
18. Increased the social welfare budget substantially as a percent
of gdp
19. Proposed a national health care program that may have been
better than Obama's
20. Proposed cash payments to the poor, a negative income tax,
that Joe Biden is just now trying to replicate in part

No president since has been as liberal as Nixon.
President Obama said the same thing in an interview.
I hated Nixon when he was in office. I've looked at the record and saw what came after. I was wrong.
And he supported the ERA amendment and in 1969 advocated abolishing the electoral college. Next time around I'm voting for Tricky Dick!

Big Tips.

When I was young my mother had a rule: You tip 15 percent on the meal but don't include the tax. She could do the math in her head well into her 90s. When I got older I would do 15 percent on the total bill, just because I couldn't do the math.
Then I married my wife. She has a Harvard Phd but remembers being a waitress when she was a teenager. She can't do math but always insisted: 20 percent.
Lately we've been going to the local Mexican place and I order my usual martini. The young girl inevitably comes over later and says: The bartender made too much! and she pours another half drink out of the pitcher. She gets a big tip.
It's nice when someone brings you stuff.
You have to take care of your people!

You Belong To Me - Jo Stafford

Delta is rapidly declining in India

Zeke Emanuel mentioned this on the Rachel Show last night. No one knows why but Delta seems to decline as rapidly as it arrives. The same phenomenon is being observed in Britain.


In the Mood - Glenn Miller

Get up out of your seats and dance!

I may have to become a Republican!

With the stock market reaching new highs, with home values soaring, one of these days I may become wealthy! I feel like joining a country club. I may have to become a Republican.
Where is my copy of the Wall Street Journal? Where is my tax cut?

PS: Thank you President Biden. You just showed us how to avoid a recession

Is Housing In A Bubble?

I just saw the price of a new listing in my neighborhood. Housing prices are skyrocketing.
But this article suggests there is a genuine housing shortage. A two month supply of available houses, instead of the usual six months. And lending standards are staying firm. It's a little different from last time.


Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller

This one started it all for Glenn Miller! Still nice to dance to.

I'm out of the doghouse!


I vacuumed up all of the dog hair and took my wife to lunch!

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

In 1975 I was sitting in my college dorm room and a hall mate was going through my record collection. He pulled out an album and said disdainfully: You have an Elton John album?
I said: People don't like him because he's popular. But I think he's very talented.
A few days later the kid came back and asked: Can I borrow that Elton John album?
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