Common millionaires among us

millionaireMindMany of us grew up with images of millionaires as rare and unusual people.  Movies and television depicted millionaires as untouchable and unapproachable individuals that common folk could never meet.  Here in the 21st century, economic conditions along with the availability of pre-tax investing for everyone have created an environment where millionaires are commonplace. 

If you stand on a street corner and inquire of everyone who passes by if they are a millionaire or a school teacher, you will find that you are three times more likely to meet a millionaire than a school teacher. 

Continue reading

Native American Senator joins Republicans

Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay

Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay

Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay announced on Monday he was leaving the Democratic Party for the “party of progress.” He’s now a Republican.

Begay, appointed as a Democrat in 2013 and re-elected in 2014, recently cited his colleague’s reaction to his decision to cross party lines to pass the current budget as a “tipping point.”

In a video released on Monday, Begay said it has been the Republicans who have worked with him to “improve education, jobs and infrastructure.”

Continue reading

Nanny State of the Week: NYC bans hoverboards

HoverBoardThe future is here, but New York City nannies won’t have it.

The hoverboard — a mash-up between a razor scooter and a Segway, sans handles – is a self-balancing two-wheeled personal transportation device, which has made a splash with kids and seems poised to be a huge seller this holiday season.

Sure, they might not look exactly like the hoverboards we were promised in a “Back To The Future” view of life in 2015, but the movie got the year right.

Continue reading

Ted Cruz rising in Iowa

TrumpCruzThe Hill is reporting that Donald Trump has company on the Iowa GOP presidential podium, as Sen. Ted Cruz has moved within the margin of error at the top of a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The real estate magnate wins one-quarter of likely Republican caucus-goers, compared to the Texas senator’s 23 percent. Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon who edged Trump out for the lead in last month’s Quinnipiac poll, sits in third with 18 percent while Sen. Marco Rubio rounds out the upper-tiers of candidates with 13 percent.

Continue reading

Tulsa falls to Navy 44-21

TUvsNavy1Navy amassed 469 rushing yards en route to a 44-14 victory Saturday night in front of 22,749 fans at H.A. Chapman Stadium. The Midshipmen took advantage of good field position early in the game to take a 21-0 lead with just under 20 minutes gone off the clock, and then scored 21 second-half points.

Navy improved to 9-1 overall and 7-0 in the American Athletic Conference, and took sole possession of first place in the West Division with Houston’s loss to UConn earlier in the day. The Hurricane fell to 5-6 overall and 2-5 in league play.

Continue reading