In Other Words 10-22-10

Ghostly Candidates; Pot Prosperity?

HERE WE ARE, IT’S almost election day once again and you have once again a low key approach to politics.
The candidates left over for the general need to take a hint from those other states and counties where all the people get rowdy and start accusing each other through TV ads of being crooks, charlatans and ne’er do-wells.
You hardly hear a discouraging word in Imperial County.
In fact, its so low key a couple of candidates have almost disappeared completely from the radar screen.
That they are both on the County Board of Supervisors may just be a coincidence.
Louis Fuentes has hardly appeared in public, let alone acted like a candidate. The same holds true with Wally Leimgruber.
Well, most of these fellows blow their campaign money on the primary and hope the general election will take care of itself.
Wally must have spent a lot of money because he has disappeared from Holtville so completely we named the Halloween ghost we have in our office after him. Perhaps he only comes out after dark.
Their opponents have been in the same position before.  Close to winning. And with just a little bit of a push they may get the drop on the boys on the The Board.
This is after all, the election of the Tea Party and those seeking extensive change in the status quo.
We’re a big supporter of term limits and think that some candidates shouldn’t prolong the inevitable, especially when all they are after is a job.
Well, there are two weeks to go. We’ll see who is around the second week in November.
WE READ AN INTERESTING ARTICLE about legalized marijuana in Colorado over the weekend. Seems the state passed this and some businesses have a boom in their revenue. One of those  has been a daily newspaper that carries a special marijuana section for shops to advertise their products. It’s gone over very well and helped keep some papers in business.
They have been  able to sell full page ads for double the rate to marijuana shops who are happy to get it. The shops are also flush with cash and ready to spend it.
Sometimes it takes extreme measures to improve the economy. With all the farmland there is around here, maybe there will be a new cash crop around these parts. Cool.
Look for our fearless election forecast next week.
VERY INTERESTING STUFF- In the 400’s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’
Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)
The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $16,400
The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour:
61,000
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter:  Tom Sawyer.
The  San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
history:
Spades – King David
Hearts – Charlemagne
Clubs  -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds – Julius Caesar
111,111,111 x
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If  the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Only two people signed the Declaration of   Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.

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