So, last Friday was payday, and I found that -- due to changes in the withholding laws -- my paycheck had $13.00 more in it than usual. So, being the patriotic kind of guy that I am, I decided to stimulate the local economy by spending the $13.00 at Pizza Hut.
With respect to the AIG bonuses, I thought I heard President Obama say something like "we have to get to the place where we say, 'enough is enough.'"
Can somebody explain to me whatever happened to the idea that contracts were enforceable, and the idea that the U.S. Constitution GUARANTEES that the right of contract shall not be abrogated without due process of law. In other words, the government can't just decide one day to erase your contractual rights -- which is exactly what it seems to be doing with the AIG bonuses.
Now, you may be jealous or even angry that AIG executives are getting the bonuses that they contracted (over a year ago) to receive in return for their services, but we all need to ask what our nation will look like if there is a widespread lack of confidence in the enforceability of contracts. Not a pretty picture, i can assure you.
Earlier this week I awoke with what I'll call "the headache from hell." For a brain cancer patient, this is a matter of some concern. You get the idea that maybe that tumourous thing growing inside your brain is going through a growth spurt. Thankfully, I had an MRI that showed this was not the case
To that. I will add, "morphine is a wonderful thing when you are in that much pain.
And this morning, in my sumptuous room in the Cleveland Clinic, I am being treated to one of favorite movies: "August Rush."
And I don't apologize for that to anyone. If my faith offends you (including the part where Jesus claims that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and that nobody comes to the Father except through Him) then the problem lies with you and your relationship with God.
I'm not worried about my faith offending you. I AM concerned about those who reject Christ, because they are doomed. Equally important is the fact that those who are not in Christ are spiritually dead.
Have you ever asked yourself what you were designed and destined to be? I got into a conversation last night about someone who seems never to have asked himself that question, and as a result he is actively pursuing a career for which he seems extremely ill-suited.
It seems to me that these questions are an important way to avoid wasting alot of time, effort, and money. And if you start asking them, then you are likely to ask wise people who know you what they think as well.