7/31/14 Strange Week

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Last weekend, I took a trip to Disney World to celebrate my son’s birthday. From gate-to-gate it took an hour and 35 minutes to fly from Baltimore to Orlando. Less than the one hour and 43 minutes it took to go from the shuttle stop to getting a car from the discount rental car company.

It seemed par for the course given just how strange last week was.

U.S. Border Patrol agents are waving through our southern border thousands of illegal aliens — including members of the violent MS-13 gang.  While up north, a Border Patrol agent reportedly held a Boy Scout troop at gun point because a scout took a photo at the border crossing — a completely legal act.

Reuters reported Israel ended a ceasefire “after Hamas fired a volley of rockets into southern and central Israel.”  I would think the act of firing a volley of rockets would constitute the breaking of a ceasefire.  But Reuters thinks otherwise.

And President Obama called U.S. companies that move their headquarters overseas to better tax climates “unpatriotic.”  The U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. It’s alone in taxing overseas earnings.  Patriotism isn’t the problem. 

That’s how strange last week was.

Check my Twitter feed if you want to know what rental car company I’ll never use again.

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