I’m getting lazy in my old age – allow me to refer you to the answer I posted to “Micksparkypants” above.
A swing and a miss it might have been, but his first reference was to a “salt” originating on Terra as opposed to a “salt” on, say, Mars, while the second reference was to someone or something that can be considered ‘simple’ and usually good. Unfortunately, that term was irrevocably tainted for me by the movie, “Blazing Saddles” and the use of it by the Gene Wilder character. I was simply point out to him that capitalization can have untoward consequences.
I know you meant nothing by it, but to me (a grammarian nitpicker) “salt of the Earth” and “salt of the earth” mean entirely different things – you shouldn’t mix them – it confuses those of us who have trouble understanding intent (and also those of us who are just plain “slow”).
I keep wondering where the other antimacassar went.
It is an article of faith that Republicans have no clue as to proper monetary policy for the Federal Government. They seem to believe that a “Tax Cut” will fix ANY fiscal problem that arises – they seem to believe that “Tax Cuts” will ‘pay for themselves’ even when they NEVER HAVE in the past!
Let me paint you a picture. (understanding all the while that the ‘simile’ I’m about to draw is true only in the broadest sense)
Liken our government to a family. The family has a paycheck coming in (taxes) and bills to pay (military weapons, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, infrastructure costs, etc.) Now picture a close family friend (the wealthy) saying that, if the family would give them part of their wages (taxes), he’d give them magic beans, that, when planted, would lead them to untold wealth!
So the family keeps giving the close family friend their wages and they keep planting the beans they receive in return and they keep writing checks against the “amazing wealth” those beans will “SOMEDAY” produce – going deeper and deeper into debt (it’s approaching over $1,000,000,000,000 a year, now!
Quite frankly, I’m surprise that Republicans still believe in such fairy tales, though, evidently, they still do – and we as a country still have the good sense to elect a Democratic government every once in a while to attempt to “right the ship of state” (the last administration to seriously deal with the national debt was the Clinton Administration).
Remember, TAXES are our country’s wages and we must STOP giving them away to every slick-talking con man who comes along – at NO TIME in our history has giving away tax money EVER produced more than a fractional return on that investment! It just doesn’t work that way, and if you DO believe that it does, you’ve probably already invested in “climbing spurs” for tackling those bean stalks you’re expecting to climb.
This illustrates better than most exactly WHY Trump is so popular with certain segments of the population – they can truly “identify” with misogynistic, bigoted racism. With every “crazy” utterance, Trump is more solidly identified as “one of their own”!
If you feel compelled to assert your stability and/or your intelligence to others, then you’ve obviously felt insecure about your stability/intelligence OR they’ve been called into question by your actions or statements to the point that you feel the need to defend yourself to others. You would only do this if the opinions of those “others” were important to you.
If you were secure in your own stability/intelligence, then the opinions of others wouldn’t matter and could be safely ignored – you may ‘borrow’ one of MY favorite sayings, if you’d like:
“The mindless nattering of inferior intellects, while annoying, is still of little consequence.”
It has been my experience over my 70 some odd years of existence here that people who are TRULY accomplished seldom if ever speak of their accomplishments, while those who have accomplished little if anything in their lives of real and lasting value tend to harp on what they’ve “done” constantly and loudly.
Intelligent people never brag about how “smart” they are.
Religious people never brag about how religious they are.
I can truly appreciate Representative King’s concern about the need to no longer allow abortions in cases of rape and incest (especially incest). King has a true appreciation of where the majority of new, little Republicans come from!
Interestingly, we are hearing from “Moscow Mitch” and Kentucky republicans, the entire litany of pre-fab excuses ranging from "we didn’t know the Russians were going to invest in our state when we blocked the sanctions on aluminum to “If we don’t accept the Russian money, they’ll just invest in another state.”
For the Russians part, they are saying, “If you start investigating our offer to Kentucky, we’ll just move our offer to another state.” They are past masters in the economic coercion “game”.
The “tar baby” is right in front of you, Kentucky, go ahead and seek “clarity” in their investment in your state – every “Russian Sympathizer” (republican) will damn you to hell for causing the money to go elsewhere. The Russians KNOW the game they’re playing an you haven’t a clue!