What's in a Name? That which we call a Street
By any other word...
The brother of Philadelphia Mayor John Street was charged with tax fraud and other charges related to his failure to file tax returns and pay taxes on $2 million he made by hiring himself out as a consultant to local businesses between 2000 and 2004. Prosecutors allege that Street, a hot-dog vendor with no consulting or contracting experience until 2000, traded on the family name to secure consulting contracts with construction firms that hoped to do business with the city. Street denied any criminal wrongdoing and attributed his problems to 'errors' caused by poor record-keeping. US attorney Patrick Meahan said that the mayor’s brother 'wanted the IRS to believe he was a humble street vendor.'
I don’t know whether the mayor’s brother is, or is not, humble, but it does seem to me that trading on the family name should entitle the man to refer to himself as a 'Street vendor.'
Beaming Eyes or 'Beams' in Their Eyes?
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a document that calls on those in a state of serious sin to abstain from receiving the Eucharist. An amendment specifically naming politicians as those who must examine their conscience before receiving communion was voted down 201-24 by the bishops.
If we're going to get specific, better go with an amendment advising the bishops and clergy on the need to examine their own consciences.
Context Means Everything...
'Bridge is like sex. If you're stuck with a bad partner, you'd better have a good hand.' — Mae West