Sure sounds like Brian Schweitzer plans to run for president in 2016. He was asked that question specifically on MSNBC this morning and replied in typically cagey Schweitzer fashion. He said one thing on his bucket list is visiting every county in Iowa.
Not sure what to make of a Schweitzer candidacy, except that it sure will make the Democratic primary a lot more fun.
If you hate Thanksgiving shopping as much as I do, you may want to see this list of national chain stores that won’t be open on Thanksgiving.
The only local one I see is Costco, which always seems to come out on top in lists of companies that treat employees well. We would shop there more often if serving sizes there were better suited to us aging empty nesters.
Veterans Day ain’t what it used to be, and that’s a good thing.
I had breakfast today courtesy of Perkins. I had supper courtesy of the Western Empire Emporium. I could have stopped by for a second breakfast at Stella’s, lunch at the Texas Roadhouse and dessert at the Golden Corral, if had had the time and appetite.
I think I was a veteran for at least 30 years before I ever even got a day off, much less a free meal. Boy, are things different these days.
I was in the Army 1,095 days. If I live another millennium, I may still get every one of those days back.
A letter in this week’s Outpost (not yet online) argues that the school bond issue should be defeated because taxes are too high. He says he paid $731.73 in taxes on his house in 1989 and $1,665.93 in 2013, including $98 for the garbage bill.
So his taxes have just about doubled in 24 years. How unreasonable is that? Well, I just looked at the Consumer Price Index and guess what? It’s just about doubled since 1989. Back then, a first-class stamp cost 25 cents (now 46 cents). A gallon of gas cost $1.12 (now $3.63). A dozen eggs cost 96 cents (now $1.60). A gallon of milk cost $2.34 (now $3.05).
And you know what? Taxes went up, too.