Well, in case you haven’t noticed the slower pace–at least from me–here at America’s Right, it’s that time of year again. That’s right … exams. At the tail end of every semester, in late November and early December and again in late April and early May, I find myself struggling to make up lost ground in time to be tested on everything I’ve learned, and everything I’ve avoided for the sake of this Web site and other repositories of procrastination.
And, as usual, I’ve taken over the dining room table, far away from the desktop computer and in a spot able to be separated from laptops so as to devote undivided attention to such wonderful topics this semester as Worker’s Compensation, Corporate Finance and Federal Income Taxation.
What you see on the table now is the latter. The big book on the left is the Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations for 2010. That’s right — these are only the selected provisions in the Tax Code and such, and at 1903 pages long it’s still shorter than the Democrats’ average piece of nation-tanking legislation. Over the Christmas holiday, after I’m through with this class, I think I may read Neal Boortz’s FairTax book. If my head doesn’t explode by then.
On the table, you’ll also see a fantastic coffee mug. Full, at 1:00 a.m. The mug was a 30th birthday gift last October–in advance of the presidential election–from Katherine (a left-leaning, bleeding heart occasional commenter here) and her husband. I’ve known Katherine for a dozen years now, and I’ve known her husband for twice that long, since we were waiting at the bus stop for the first day of the second grade. They might be liberals, but they sent me a mug showing an electoral map which, when hot coffee is poured in, turns all of the blue states from 2004 to red states for 2008. It says “Make My Day 2008″ on it — but, the way things are going, I think it will more accurately represent 2012.
Nevertheless, please accept my apology for any inactivity here. In a change from last year at this time, we actually have a number of other contributors, and I’ve asked Robert Wallace to take a bigger role here at America’s Right. I’ve grown very fond of Robert’s work, and the more I learn about him personally, the more I grow fond of Robert himself. You’re going to see great things here in coming weeks and months, and it will be a direct result of his influence.
Like me, however, Robert is a part-timer at this. There’s only so much we can do and, unfortunately, this administration and Congress doesn’t seem as though they’ll stop giving us material. Still, we’ll do what we can, and I thank you for turning to America’s Right for political insight and commentary from average Americans like yourselves, and hope that you continue to do so.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to shut down this laptop and hide it upstairs next to my sleeping wife. That way, I’ll focus more on the tax implications of the accrual method of accounting, and less on things like Attorney General Eric Holder’s reprehensible–but hardly unexpected–decisions as to ACORN, and whether Tiger Woods’ wife used a three-iron or a pitching wedge to beat the snot out of him in advance of his badly shanked weekend drive.