Tax Day Trivia

Here’s some tax day trivia.  It was Abraham Lincoln, a Republican President, who created the first income tax in the United States in 1861.  The money was used to fund the Civil War.  The tax form was 4 pages, one page of instructions, two pages for itemizing and the final summary page (shown above). It…

Limbaugh – (Colbert) “War on the Heartland of America!” Really?

In a few short months, late night television has transformed and given way to a new generation of younger hosts (emphasis on the word younger) with a goal of attracting a younger audience.  For every generation the times comes to pass the torch.  David Letterman, the latest to “retire,” came to a conclusion he was…

Dreyfus Controversy Not What It Seems – Fooled Again

Sure she’s hot for a 53 year old, but what makes her even “hotter” is she’s worth $3 billion dollars!  You read that correctly. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of “Seinfeld” fame, is one of the richest celebrities…hell she’s one of the richest people in America!  The comic-actress comes from a very rich family…as in the top 1%…

MH370 Search Reaches $44 Million

Something caught my eye this morning.  26 countries are involved in searching for Malaysia Airlines – Flight MH370. There are airplanes, satellites, warships, even submarines searching.  The Boeing 777 has been missing for over a month.  The cost of this search is now topping $44 million.  I did a little research and that’s about equal…

How Much Buckeyes Pay to Run Up Record

Each year Ohio State University’s football team plays other football teams that are (how shall I say) “not as good.”  OSU and other big college teams do this to run up their records in September of each season before conference play starts. In 2014 OSU will be handing out checks worth over $2 million to…