Sunday, October 29, 2006

Future Tax Shock - New York Times

Is the Times changing its tune?

Does it now consider incomes up to $500,00 OK not to tax?

The real probelm are the communists from the 60s who wanted the AMT to catch, what, 10 people who paid no taxes?

40 years later, the AMT is going to snag millions times more than that?

Can we call fools "fools"?

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Who Cares About the Issues: Is That Botox? - New York Times

"A new attack on Hillary Rodham Clinton was superficial."

Up is down and down is up.

The person who got the plastic surgery is no longer the superficial one (and the irony she is a feminist concerned about her looks and not the depth of her character is not lost on me.)

The superficial one is the person who points out the cosmetic surgery.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Raj and Elephants on Parade

"The elephant never made landfall into Mexico, but I tell you something, he could have made 15 laps back and forth, but no one showed up," said Raj Peter Bhakta, a former star on the NBC show "The Apprentice," who also is a Republican candidate for the 13th District U.S. House of Representatives seat in Eastern Pennsylvania.

In Brownsville, he witnessed half a dozen men swim under one of the international bridges "with complete immunity" which in turn prompted him to take the immigration issue to the next level.

Bhakta decided to see if he could get an elephant accompanied by a six-piece mariachi band across the river.

"To my surprise, the band played on, the elephants splashed away, and nobody showed up," Bhakta said of the stunt. "I'm astounded."

[James] Plunkett said he and his crew were hired for a "photo shoot" and entered the Boca Chica beach area without any notice from the Border Patrol. However, when it became clear that the elephants were in a quarantined area, the Border Patrol alerted the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the elephants had to be detained.

The animals needed to be sprayed for ticks.

"If I can get an elephant led by a mariachi band into this country, I think Osama bin Laden could get across with all the weapons of mass destruction he could get into this country," Bhakta said.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

From George Orwell:

"There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them."

This sounds like liberalism as practiced by the American Left, doesn't it?

Sort of like thinking one's accident of genetics regarding skin color makes one morally superior.

Or associating with those "superiors" conveys superiority upon oneself.

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