WayTruthLife777, some people are paid extremely well because they are able to do a unique job much better than the average person. That includes actors, athletes and entertainers in general. No one is going to the comedy club to see some guy read jokes out of a book, nobody is going to buy an iThing designed by someone with no taste and nobody is going to pay to see an overweight, middle aged man trip over his own feet while he fumbles a football.
Your premise that someone is stealing from you is patently false. You don’t have to buy an iPhone, go see the latest Avengers movie or buy season tickets to the Lakers.
Wealth is not limited. There isn’t a single pile of money that everyone draws from where a rich bully is pushing you into the gutter to stop you from getting your share. You can create your own wealth.
You’re a simple minded socialist who thinks bad rich people are stealing from you. There will always be a boogie man hiding in your closet who intimidates you because he has nicer clothes. Grow up. If you want a Lamborghini then set a goal, create a plan and work on it. Stop blaming other people when you only have yourself to blame for your shortcomings.
 May 26, 2015 at 10:14pm
Ever wonder where trickle down economics comes from?
When Ronald Reagan was an actor the tax rate was 90% for those who earned over $200,000. He was offered a movie role, but had already earned $200,000 that year. He figured it wasn’t worth the effort to make another movie but only take home 10% of what he earned. Sounds reasonable, right?
Then he realized that if he didn’t make the movie then the writers, producer, director, gaffers, best boy, make up artists, caterers, other actors, stage hands and everybody else associated with the business wouldn’t make any money at all. When someone at the top of the business did well, everybody did well. The money “trickled down” to others.
BTW, the 90% tax rate wasn’t dropped until Kennedy was President. Raise it back to 90% and people who create wealth aren’t going to waste their time and effort after being told by the government that their work is worth only 10% of what they earn. They’re going to close shop and the people they employ are going home.
@pro, you are 100% correct, but the numbers are irrelevant, all of those numbers were fudged way before JFK, tax code is nothing more than cronyism to the biggest political donors, always has been. We need a one page tax code, don't care if it's 5%, or 25%, or somewhere in between. Everyone and everything pays the same, then let someone claim discrimination.
prollance wins the internet.
Is that the Flying Tigers patch? I served in the USAF's 23 TFW - the Flying Tigers - in the 1970's. Haven't seen that in decades!
What about all the workers who can not find work? I don't buy the false assumption that someone won't work because they are only making a small fortune as opposed to a kings ransom. If an actor, athlete, whoever, doesn't want to work because they are so rich that it doesn't benefit them then that's fine. There are plenty of other people that would love to have that job.
Athletes play a game for a living, if they do not enjoy that then they should move along and let people who love the game play.
None of these false assumptions change the fact that making a huge profit off of taking advantage of hard working Americans is robbery. You are stealing what rightfully should be paid to your workers to allow a small group of people to live in mansions and drive Lamborghinis.
Except that the movie was made with a better actor and everyone got paid.
Reagan was such a good salesman he sold himself into the Presidency
That shows you what Reagan thought of his fellow man, didn't give a crap for anyone, other than his rich handlers. His trickle down was a bright yellow color, sprinkling down on the middle class.
 May 25, 2015 at 1:42pm
We have the Pedal Pubs in downtown Nashville, and yes, they are slow and in the way sometimes. But people on bicycles would be the least affected and should be the least offended by a slow moving vehicle filled with tourists enjoying your fair city. If you’re on a bike, go around them.
I’m just happy to have tourists spending all their money. If you treat them nicely, they’ll come back with more money next year.
He doesn't get to do that. The 1947 law (most recent) says it's the Speaker of the House.
Learning proliance, ain't it great!
Here's a good one that not very many people know about; the House can elect a non House member as Speaker... as long as that person is willing to take that position.
I vote Mark Levin.
No bull Monk, that's good to know....
Monk, maybe I am misreading your post, but if Joe Biden resigns or “if something bad happened to him,” the President nominates a choice for VP. See the 25th Amendment, Section 2.
Adopted Feb, 1967.
The Speaker of the House is third in line to the President only if both the President and VP are unable to continue in office.
please read The Constitution of the United States of America.
 May 16, 2015 at 6:27pm
It’s nice to see Delta Force getting some action, and I bet they know how to keep their mouths shut.
If the SEAL’s had gone in they would already have several book deals, a half dozen talk shows lined up and a Hollywood movie coming out by Christmas.
300,000 people die in the US each year from obesity. But you have my permission to eat as much pizza as you want.
 May 7, 2015 at 8:00am
Its almost impossible to take a picture while outside and not have someones personal property in the background. Any law forbidding that would quickly be thrown out by the courts.
Flying over your property is a tough one though. We know airliner flying at over your house at 30,000 ft. isn’t trespassing. But a police or news helicopter flying at 500 ft. isn’t either. If the FAA says toy remote control airplanes have to fly under 400 ft., then they’re creating a conflict between personal property and public airspace.
We’re going to see these laws redefined in the next few years.
Yep, we’re definitely going to need to iron out the details (hopefully in a measured rather than knee-jerk fashion).
It's stalking, not trespassing
(also, nice Flying Tigers patch)
So here is a question for you.
A nice day out and your kids and wife are in the house, your question to them, " why are you not out in the pool or playing on your swing set"?
Answer- " we go out and that thing is there, I'm not going out!"
So give me the measured response that you would give to the fear (terror) that they feel on their property !
There is no reason that you can give that can justify those feelings! And the topper ( for what it is worth) it is illegal to fly one on federal parks property! One of reasons they give is, even on miles apon miles of uninhabited land, personal injury!
from wiki "air rights"
The low cost of unmanned aerial vehicles in the 2000s revived legal questions of what activities were permissible at low altitude. The FAA reestablished that public, or navigable, airspace is the space above 500 feet.
It is my understanding that a property owner "owns" the airspace above his property until it enters public airspace. That line is apparently 500 ft up. Flying a drone 400 ft or below over private property means it will always be trespassing someone else's space.