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Uncle Jay Explains: March 9, 2009

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Uncle Jay Explains: March 9, 2009

Pretty amazing that Daylight Savings actually showed up on time … most other savings have disappeared.  Springtime may be awful pretty, but most of the news is pretty awful.  And yet, Uncle Jay explains it all!

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21 Responses to “Uncle Jay Explains: March 9, 2009”

  1. Louise Says:

    Dear Uncle Jay, I think that it’s “fair” that there are other radio channels that people can listen to if they don’t want to listen to Rush L. Like, that man who says really naughty stuff. (I can’t remember his name) But wait, he’s on a Pay-for-radio station, not a free one. That’s not fair. Maybe the fairness doctrine should force people who have opposite opinions than Rush, to get on free radio.

  2. Louise Says:

    One more comment about “fairness”. Can you please explain “Fair Tax?” I think we might NEED fair tax because we’re retired and we’re “RICH”! We make just a little more than $75,000 because we sacrificed 12% of our income in an IRA for 30 years so we could do this. Would the “Fair Tax” help us? Thank you. I love your “Uncle Jay Explains.”

  3. Randy Says:

    Dear Uncle Jay,
    You explained what happens if your mortgage is in danger of foreclosure but what will the government do to, excuse me, FOR people who have their mortgages up to date or even worse, don’t have a mortgage. My Mommy and Daddy’s house is paid for. When I ask Daddy what we’ll get from the stimulus bill he just says “the shaft”. What shaft? A mine shaft?
    Also my Daddy was laid off last year and is still unemployed. I heard that my Daddy will get $25 a week more under the stimulus bill. My question is, where is the rest of the money going?
    Thanks Uncle Jay,

  4. Melba Sibrel Says:

    Best explanation of the “Fairness” Doctrine yet! You know, I deal “teleprompt” on the side…so you’ve given me hope. How audacious.

  5. tundraJEM Says:

    The only fair tax would be a flat sales tax, so those people who make money that they don’t tell Uncle Sam they made will still have to fork out a percentage. Daylight Saving Time… I live in Alaska, I have yet to see where we can save our summer daylight and use it in the winter when there is such a lack of it, so we have renamed the irritating institution. To our little group of Alaskan Uncle Jay constituents, DST is now DSP: Daylight Stimulus Package.

  6. kathy Says:

    hi uncle jay,

    thanks for our explanations. they really help. i can’t wait for the government to give me a billion dollars.

  7. Neil Russell Says:

    Once again in 3 minutes you’ve explained what the news services can’t manage in a week.
    And TundraJEM and Louise raise good points about the FairTax, by eliminating the 16th amendment and the income tax we could all just pay taxes when we buy stuff at the store. Beats the heck out of dealing with the feds on Taxgiving Day.

  8. daisyfae Says:

    But Uncle Jay – What if i don’t want a purple silverado? Do we get to pick the colors? Waaaaaaaahhhhh!

  9. Steve Says:

    Daylight S-A-V-I-N-G Time. No s on the end there.

  10. Sheik Yerbouti Says:

    “But he may not always be dressed this way”… that would have gotten an audible “bwahaha” if I hadn’t been watching this at work.

    Maybe I should get fired and pick up a few addictions so I can be stimulated.

  11. Karen Says:

    So much funny in so little time, Uncle Jay. I need to remember to take a potty break before coming to class, because I laugh so hard I almost wet myself! Thanks so much for the laughter!

  12. Robert O Says:

    Hi Oncle J:
    Thanks for your upbeat reporting. I have now become an OPTIMIST: someone who thinks the future is uncertain.


  13. Diane Says:

    Uncle Jay………. can I adopt you. I don’t really need another ‘uncle’, but you’re kinda cute.


  14. John Says:

    You always say check back when you explain the news, why is your show only 3 minutes long? “CNN Student NEWS” is 10 minutes. I am still a big fan of yours, it’s just that there’s other news stories that I’m sure many people don’t understand.

  15. TrueCardinal Says:

    nice episode. I think that the government needs to make a plan that will actually HELP us. All they are doing now is giving out money to TRY and help us. But in the end the taxpayers including my parents have to pay for it with their hard-earned cash.

  16. Patty Jean Says:

    Uncle Jay! I listen to you every Monday. I am so glad you explained “Agenda” to me, because I thought the word meant a news story about Jennifer Anniston before you set me straight! “A Jenn…duh?” They are more prolific than foreclosures here in the Central Valley….

  17. Lynn Says:

    Uncle Jay,

    I’ve been watching since that last of 2008, and I think you are awesome. So many requests for longer segments. Let me add another. Please, oh please, oh please, oh please?

  18. Dee Says:

    Uncle Jay,
    I really enjoy your weekly insights. Can you explain next week why it is suddenly important for the US to make nice with The Taliban? And what exactly is a “Taliban moderate?” Isn’t that an oxymoron?

  19. Doug Dahlgren Says:

    There’s no “S” in daylight saving time.

  20. Don Larson Says:

    It probably is news to Uncle Jay that the official time to set clocks ahead was Sunday morning at 2:00 am, not Saturday night at 2:00 am. :-)


  21. Mywebskip Says:

    I forgo sales tax when i bi on craigs. Thanks, Uncle J for Makin me Happy.


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