Category Archives: Politics

Yum. Sludge.

Isn’t it nice to know that everything anyone pours down the drain — ya know, like Drane-O, and expired meds, and oh! don’t forget! Industrial waste! — can be captured, concentrated, BRANDED and sold as “fertilizer” to be spread on … Continue reading

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They say “NO” to testing meat for mad cow

Who would DO such a thing? Why, our very own United States Department of Agriculture, that’s who! The Agriculture Department is within bounds to bar meatpackers from testing slaughter cattle for mad cow disease, a U.S. Court of Appeals panel … Continue reading

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If you break one, LEAVE THE ROOM

US Representative Ted Poe reads us a bedtime story. Part 1 is the text of the law Congress has passed that mandates we replace incandescent lightbulbs for compact fluorescents by 2014. For Part 2, he reads from the EPA requirements … Continue reading

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Do you have the right to refuse medical treatment?

Don’t count on it. The story, if you’ve missed it, began in 2003 when a construction worker was admitted to the ER at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital with a gash on his head. He got stitches. Then he was told he needed … Continue reading

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A short post on the current state of the Democratic party*

The Gingham dog and the calico cat Side by side on the table sat; ‘Twas half-past twelve, and (what do you think!) Nor one nor t’other had slept a wink! The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate Appeared to … Continue reading

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This would work too, and it’s cheaper

Glenn Reynolds has been advocating the adoption of flex-fuel technology for our cars. The basic idea is that if our cars could run on ethanol and methanol as well as gasoline, we’d reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The cost … Continue reading

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He backed down — for now

Spitzer’s changed his mind about his new Internet commerce tax policy. In a second major policy reversal in less than a day, Governor Spitzer is backing down from a plan to require Amazon.com and other online retailers to charge state … Continue reading

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The real “loophole”

Just to clarify my last post. The real “loophole” Spitzer has closed with this new tax policy is that, in the past, we taxpayers were supposed to voluntarily report our Internet shopping and voluntarily pay sales tax on our Internet … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, from Eliot

Here he goes again. The governor of New York State, where we already have the dis-honor of paying the highest taxes of any state in the nation, has enacted a new decree. We must now pay NYS sales tax on … Continue reading

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Taking responsibility for our infrastructure

Instapundit linked to this piece in Popular Mechanics which begins Yesterday’s tragedy makes it clear that the U.S. has been squandering its infrastructure legacy by turning a reckless blind eye to critical upgrades . . . I don’t know about … Continue reading

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