Anyone watch the Tony Awards last night? I know I didn't and probably you didn't either. But it has been all over the news today. These leaches are part of the Progressive Elite that live off the underclass (you and me) and our stupid politicians, also part of the elite. I honestly have not listened to any "Late Night TV" since Jay Leno left or been to a Movie theater since Butch Cassidy.

One thing I have my Google Alerts set up for is the word "subsidies". Subsidies are not just for energy businesses, they are set up for almost ALL businesses in one form or another and one of the biggest is the film industry - - - - I can't figure out why, but there its is. 

After the Tony performance last night, I would like to see a few more subsidies dry up, like the ones for the film industry. Here again, if an industry can't stand on it's own, it should NOT stand at all. These guys make huge amounts on their works if they are successful and lose vast amounts if they make a dog. That should make them a little more careful if they don't have public money to work with. The same goes "for the arts." If you are good, you don't need my help, and if I would not like what you are doing, I should not have to pay for it.

The same thing goes for the way they spend energy money. Stand On Your Own!

Just a few from today:

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