POPE GONE – SEQUESTER BEGINS – LION/LAMB

GOOD MORNING WORLD

It is the morning after two historical events in the world.  Yesterday Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican to go to Castel Gandalfo and retirement.  Never in our lifetime has this happened.  The world did not end.  The Catholic Church managed to work through Pope Benedict’s desire to retire and bring about the change with minimal hysteria.

The contrast to this is the Sequester that rolled into effect today.  Our current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. has been going about the country preaching doom and gloom.  If we do not change this law all sorts of bad things of Biblical proportion are going to happen.   The world is going to end.

We are going to let teachers go in massive layoffs.   This claim was refuted when a news agencies who called the school that was cited in the report.  The TSA is going to delay planes.  We are talking a 2% cut in Federal Spending.  Can we not prioritize these cuts?

The Catholic Church made a completely new change to it’s traditions seamlessly it appears and the Federal Government is quaking over a 2% cut in a budget that is 13% higher than last years?  Not sure that 13% is correct.  Wait – there is no budget.  The Senate has not passed a budget in over 4 years and the Presidents have all been voted down.

I believe there are places we can cut the 2% without any harm to the average citizen.  We are paying $700,000 to create a musical called “Climate Change”.  There is more!  Checkout Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. and his Wastebook 2012.  I’ve included the table of contents here.  There are over 1000 items in the book itself.

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=b7b23f66-2d60-4d5a-8bc5-8522c7e1a40e

WASTEBOOK 2012

Table of Contents

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 1

1. The most unproductive and unpopular Congress in modern history –

(Congress) $132 million…………………………………………………………………………………… 4

2. Professional sports loophole – (Taxes) $91 million…………………………………… 7

3. OH SNAP! Junk food, luxury drinks, soap operas, and billions of dollars

in improper food stamp payments – (Department of Agriculture) $4.5

billion…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………10

4. Oklahoma keeps unused airport open to collect federal checks – (OK)

$450,000 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….13

5. Moroccan pottery classes – (U.S. Agency for International Development)

$27 million …………………………………………………………………………………………………………15

6. Out-of-this-world Martian food tasting – (HI) $947,000 …………………………17

7. When robot squirrels attack – (CA) $325,000……………………………………………20

8. USDA’s caviar dreams – (ID) $300,000………………………………………………………..22

9. Bailed out tourist boat sinking private business – (AK) $3.3 million……24

10. Phantom, unused grant accounts draw fees – (Department of Health and

Human Services) $2 million……………………………………………………………………………28

Today is March 1st.  According to superstition if March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb.  Today is mild and calm out my window.  Is the reverse of this idiom possible?  According to the Farmer’s Almanac this is more of a rhyme than a weather predictor.  There are other March weather lines of lore as well.

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2010/03/01/the-truth-behind-in-like-a-lion-out-like-a-lamb/

A dry March and a wet May? Fill barns and bays with corn and hay.

As it rains in March so it rains in June.

March winds and April showers?  Bring forth May flowers.

So here we are the day after Pope Benedict turns the Catholic Church upside down by retiring, the Sequester goes into effect and March is coming in like a lamb here.  It simply is another day in the neighborhood.  The world did not end.

…..ONWARD TO MORE MISADVENTURE…

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