Dave Barry’s 2010 Year in Review

by Dave Barry
Published: January 1, 2011 at MiamiHerald.com

Let’s put things into perspective: 2010 was not the worst year ever. There have been MUCH worse years. For example, toward the end of the Cretaceous Period, the Earth was struck by an asteroid that wiped out 75 percent of all the species on the planet. Can we honestly say that we had a worse year than those species did? Yes we can, because they were not exposed to Jersey Shore.

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Quote of the Moment

I believe it was Albert Einstein who said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.  Americans have been electing Republicans and Democrats over and over again, and we have been getting the same results.  Let’s try something different this year.
What do you say?

Chuck Baldwin
2008 Constitution Party
Presidential Candidate

The Inspired Constitution

My friend Denise has reminded me of a post that I’ve been promising for a long time.

I believe that the Constitution of the United States of America was inspired by God.

The Lord told us: “According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles; … And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.”  (Doctrine and Covenants 101:77, 80 – emphasis added).  The Apostle Paul taught “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Tim 3:16).  The Lord also said “And whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation” (Doctrine and Covenants 68:4).

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Recession & Minimum Wage

I’ve had a thought for a while about the relationship between economic slowdowns as well as recessions and the increases in Federal Minimum Wage.  I’ve never read an article on them, but it seems to me that there must be a relationship.  I’ve done a little bit of research and, while, of course, one can not show a conclusive relationship, nevertheless, the findings are interesting. Continue reading

Gibbon's file for divorce

Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R) today filed for divorce from his wife, Dawn.  It is always sad when two people who have been married for 22-years (and have a child) end up having to end their marriage.  I wish both of them the best.  I hope that this is not a new scandal for the Governor, who has little political capital left, but, I believe, is doing a good job as Governor.

Sources: Review-Journal, Wikipedia, Jon Ralston