Village Idiots Taxes are your friend: "Uncertainty [on taxes] is frequently blamed for the sorry state of the economy -- for why businesses are not investing strongly in new equipment or hiring more workers, and for why consumers are not spending freely. On Wall Street, it's even said that government meddling is the main culprit and that political gridlock is the cure. This is a serious misreading of the situation. Uncertainty is likely holding back the recovery. But its sources are far more fundamental than the tax and environmental issues that typically top the list of complaints. And the solution is certainly not for the government to do less. Rather, it needs to do much more." --Christina Romer, former chairwoman of Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers

Non Compos Mentis: "There is an actual campaign constantly, since I've been at the White House. Every president has known the truth about the Arab world, but they have not been able to act for the truth. And the whole question of money involved in politics -- we are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There's no question about that. Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is." --former White House bureau chief Helen Thomas picking up where she left off

Is it hot out here, or is it just Ted? "We would have an energy climate change bill in the United States if President Obama had made that his top priority and brought that to the American people and Congress first rather than the health care bill. But he didn't, and I think it was a big mistake. The climate bill is much more important than health care because the climate situation is about life and death whereas the health care bill was much more limited." --Ted Turner

Big Sis is watching: "Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe. I applaud Walmart for joining the 'If You See Something, Say Something' campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities." --Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano rolling out participation of Walmart stores in urging citizens to be vigilant for signs of terrorist activities ... in Walmart

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