RON HART: ‘50 shades’ of 2012

Published: Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 05:12 PM.

Slow-motion train wreck Charlie Sheen returned to TV with "Anger Management," wherein he only talks about his anger issues and presumes he has no issues with drinking or prescription drugs (primarily because anger does not buy commercial time on the show).

Secret Service agents agreed to overpay an “escort” $800 in Colombia, which would buy you a Ford Escort there. However, when using their own money instead of the taxpayers', they negotiated down to $80. Score another win for free market principles.

Democrats want to do something about global warming, the Republicans, and the debt. Perhaps they can compromise and have fans installed on the debt ceiling.

Washington battled for a debt ceiling agreement all year. Without borrowing massive amounts of money, they tell us that the federal government would “cease to function.” This raises the question: how could we tell?

Ron Hart is a libertarian op-ed humorist and award-winning author who can be reached at



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