Just two or three "minor" items we overlooked in our last posts.
Concerning the newspaper column by our two legislators, we missed a most interesting quote. They said; "This is an opportunity for Hurst to basically have a large part of the bill footed for a newer, more modern facility in a nearby location." On the other hand maybe the word arrogant should be substituted for interesting.
Here are two public "servants" suggesting that parking places for football games are more important to the city's economy than a long-established, thriving, tax-paying business. And apparently they believe that the business should be happy to accept eviction because some yet to be determined part of their expenses might be paid by the state body forcing the move. No, we were wrong. It's not "maybe." The right word is arrogant.
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Saturday's paper carried an intriguing story about a couple of alleged economists. It seems they have somehow determined that winning a Super Bowl increases the per capita income of the area of the winning city by more than $140. An author of the study admits that he can't really say why this happens but works on the assumption that it is the "...euphoria effect - a happy worker is a good worker."
Then an assistant professor of psychology jumped into the act with the news that every NFL win means an increase of $10.02 in per capita income. (Now that has to be pretty exact science to get down to the two cents figure!)
The "economists" also point out that a loss does not make any difference. Too bad. We were prepared to ask how much the disappointment and depression from Sunday's loss cost us in "per capita income."
Well, we suppose the paper has to fill the space somehow.
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Maybe any readers who are offended by the current flap over "Intelligent Design" should skip this item. We just happened to be fascinated by a scriptural passage called to our attention by our better half. If you do read on, we simply ask if you find any parallel to current events in this quote from the Second Book of Samuel.
Chapter 12, Verses 1-4 The LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he came to him, he said: "Judge this case for me! In a certain town there were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had flocks and herds in great numbers. But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb that he had bought. He nourished her, and she grew up with him and his children. She shared the little food he had and drank from his cup and slept in his bosom. She was like a daughter to him. Now the rich man received a visitor, but he would not take from his own flocks and herds to prepare a meal for the wayfarer who had come to him. Instead he took the poor man's ewe lamb and made a meal of it for his visitor."
Verses 5-6 go on to say: David grew very angry with that man and said to Nathan: "As the LORD lives, the man who has done this merits death. He shall restore the lamb fourfold because he has done this and had no pity."
We definitely would apply the word interesting here!