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OT: A Letter From Grandma (This is Funny)

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

We talk about serious stuff all the time here at AFM. So, I thought I’d share something funny. I found this several years ago (it might have been in an email. I can’t remember for sure. Anyway, I read it at a Toastmaster’s meeting once and the entire room was rolling…it was awesome) Dear Nadine, […]

Tell Me What You Think of This Idea…

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Check this out: House GOP: Bills will have to cite Constitution House Republican leaders have unveiled a new rule to require that each bill filed in the House “cite its specific constitutional authority.” Personally, I like this idea. Show me exactly where the constitution gives the authority for the spending. They should even go further […]

Comparing and Contrasting 1918’s Income Tax Rates with 2009’s

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

My The American’s Creed post from the other day received this comment from BG: …the rich have never had it so well as they do today! Ultra-ridiculously low tax brackets, $5 million tax-free estate transfers, etc. The rich, my friend, are not hurting. In 1918, the highest marginal tax bracket was a tax of 77% […]


Thursday, December 16th, 2010

What a guy…

Interesting: A Few Things You Should Know About Minimum Wage

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Read: A Few Things You Should Know About Minimum Wage. The author makes the following point: Working a job at the current federal minimum wage, $7.25, for 40 hours per week, all 52 weeks of the year produces an annual, pre-tax income of $15,080. If about one-third of that income is paid in taxes and […]

The American’s Creed

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Every time I take my daughter to the library, I browse their stacks of books that are for sale. There’s usually not much that interests me but today I found a very old copy of “The Constitution of the United States – A Study of the Fundamental Ideals, Principles, and Institutions of the American Government.” […]

Amazon Kindle’s Getting More Useful

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I was on the Amazon website earlier this morning and I noticed this note: We’re offering new sites with improved functionality for managing your media library. You can now access your Kindle highlights and notes online, as well as rate your Kindle books on To get started, visit and sign in using your […]

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