The dictionary defines too as:
- In addition; also:
- More than enough; excessively:
- To a regrettable degree:
- Very; extremely; immensely
Synonyms: devilishly, excessively, exorbitantly, inordinately, intolerably, monstrously, overly, overmuch, unacceptably, unduly
“Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair”
– – George Burns
“You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.”
– – John Kenneth Galbraith
“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.”
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
Brief 1: Finally some decent news for those of us men on the higher end of the weight scale. We cannot really wear tight Lycra bike shorts, Speedo swim briefs (no one except for competitive swimmers should anyway), or vertical stripes, but it seems that heavier men actually have heavier paychecks than their skinnier counterparts. Of course the thinner guys get more women since they don’t care about how much a man makes. The news is not so good for women whose paychecks are inversely proportional to their weight.
I guess that it is tradition to end the previous year and start a new year with some wishes or resolutions for the future. As we move into the second decade of the 21st century I have a few of my own…hopefully for your enjoyment:
- My first wish is for the lame stream media to start to enjoy the fact that they were successful in getting their man elected to the White House. It has been almost a year so it is time for them to give up the ghost of the George W. Bush presidency and myths that they like to promote such as the 2000 election was stolen, Cheney was really in charge, and that Bush was both stupid and fiendishly cunning.
As we approach the Christmas season many of us look inside ourselves to consider how we can help our fellow man. This is truly a time of giving and Americans are more generous than most other nations. I am not just talking about aid given by the federal government, but donations by average people who often open their pocketbooks when others are in trouble.
I read a heartwarming story about an organization that received nearly $3 million from Americans to help reduce their debt. Unfortunately their debt is fastly approaching $8 trillion. If you have guessed that the organization is the United States and the Treasury Department accepts gifts. This is in addition to the taxes we are all forced to turn over.