Monday, March 02, 2009

Rants - March 2, 2009

Welcome to the March 2, 2009 edition of Rants. 

John Tedder presents Why Are Property Taxes In New York So High? posted at Tedder's Random Notes, saying, "New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in America; 78% higher than the national average.

New York schools outside of New York City spend more per student than any state in the nation – an estimated $18,768 in 2008-09. New York’s per student spending is more than 50 percent above the national average."

Wow. Crazy. Where does California rank? I suppose near the top. 

Nandita presents Defined by Blood posted at Cold SnapDragon. 

Silicon Valley Blogger presents No 2009 Economic Stimulus Check? How Obama’s Stimulus Plan Affects The Middle Class posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Here's a rant on the economic stimulus plan."

I'll say it here and now: It's too little. When all is said and done, we'll find that the "stimulus" cost $4 trillion. Mark my words. Oh, and that's only if we dig ourselves out of the mess that's been made the last 8, 10, 20, 40 years!!! 

Michael Haltman presents The Intolerance Of The Left Exemplified!!! Not For Young Eyes! [] posted at The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, saying, "At different times I post my articles on various forums around the internet, some conservative and some liberal. The point of posting on liberal forums is to try and generate a dialogue with people who may share a differing opinion from mine."

Are you saying mine is a liberal blog? :) It's not. It's, in fact, more conservative than the last 2 Republican administrations, that's for sure! 

Madeleine Begun Kane presents No Quid? No Quo! posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness. 

Steve Simbeck presents A definitive work on the state of current affairs posted at No Mato mi Pavo, saying, "You will find the author's position easy to define." 

Steve Simbeck presents 4 out of 5 experts agree that 4 out of 5 experts are experts posted at No Mato mi Pavo, saying, "Written just before the inauguration but I think it still resonates." 

That's funny!

Allen Scott presents Give me, Give me, and then give me Some More posted at Journey Across the Sky, saying, "A look into the evil root cause of America's financial problems. It appears that America's debt is not at all financial but rather spiritual." 

More true than I want to admit.

N Williamson presents You know you’re a republican when… | ughmusing... posted at ughmusing..., saying, "Awesome." 

Ian Bowman presents What The Eff Is Wrong With Me Lately? posted at If It Feels Good Do It. 

David Gross presents Reflections on the coronation posted at The Picket Line, saying, "I am embarrassed for my friends and my country that we still enthusiastically install royalty at such great expense at this late date after the success of our revolution. And unlike the former monarchies which have devolved into republics and divested their crowns of significant power, we seem largely determined to attach all of our hopes and most of our sovereignty onto our king (or even, as the last eight years showed, some court jester).

The people have spoken. If the people had any sense of shame or any self-awareness, they’d shut the fuck up. They’ve been speaking for a long time now and casting terrible, hateful imprecations that have called forth demons that they refuse to accept responsibility for or attempt to control." 

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Hey Republicans, Go Filibuster Yourselves! posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness. 

Noel Roberts presents An investment in knowledge, is the BEST investment? posted at The Official Blog of RKOTB. 

TauCan62 presents Buy American, E-Verify Axed From Pork Bill posted at rjjrdq's America, saying, "According to John Boehner, house minority leader, not one member of the house read the stimulus bill. Not one." 

Did he?

Jomammy presents The Great Slavery Excuse posted at Why I Loathe. 

Jomammy presents Bad Drivers Should Be Executed posted at Why I Loathe. 

Jomammy presents Valentine's Day is a Fraud posted at Why I Loathe. 

Matthew Roberts presents Top 10 Things I'll Miss About Capitalism posted at Pretend You Read the News. 

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Facebook Face Off? posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog. 

Phil B. presents The Merits of a Much Higher Gas Tax « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity, saying, "If a tax were placed on gas to keep the price at least $4.00 per gallon, then this would have a lot of consequences… some good and some bad." 

Wenchypoo presents The Pelosi-tariat and the Totalitarian Temptation posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket. 

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Roland Burris posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness. 

Chris presents Girls beware of Perverts at Goa’s Beaches! posted at nomad4ever. 

KP Silverman presents Stimulating Thoughts posted at Kpsilverman's Weblog, saying, "common sense for the new millenium" 

Len Penzo presents I'm Just Askin': Why Bother Being Fiscally Responsible Anymore? posted at Len Penzo . Com, saying, "Obama's $75B housing rescue plan makes suckers out of those of us who have been wise enough to make sure we lived within our means. So what do we get out of the deal? We now get to subsidize the irresponsible people that bought more house than they could afford! Welcome to the wonderful world of Socialism!" 

Socialism? Can that same label be applied to the corporate bailouts? Giving tax money to large corporations? Pet projects? Didn't we spend more tax dollars on pork and pet projects over the last 8 years?

Christopher Khawand presents Heroes and Henchmen: The Lost Tale of the Individual posted at Philpropsophy, saying, "A glimpse at film & storytelling, and the frequent sacrifice of the individual they glorify." 

Gin presents Peace and Aggression posted at Sense Scribe, saying, "Articles on health, society issues, technology and science." 

Jason Zuckerman presents Stimulating Art Stimulates the Economy posted at Jay Zuck's Sketch of the Day, saying, "In this blog post, I argue that stimulating the arts has a stimulating effect on the economy. I also derail the notion that the funding of the NEA in the recent stimulus package represents non-stimulative pork." 

RE Ausetkmt presents Sick*Saturday - See Rappin Hitler and Barack?s Monkey Shots Videos posted at BadGalsRadio - RootsRock since 99', saying, "could it be possible - rappin hitler, and barack obama's monkey shots in one blog ?

Why Yes Virginia.." 

steven germain presents How To Fix The Economy... posted at Rough Fractals, saying, "How to stabilize the economy and restore confidence in the capital markets..." 

nickel presents Second Stimulus Check? posted at 

Wenchypoo presents The Law of Unintended Consequences Part 4 posted at Wisdom From Wenchypoo's Mental Wastebasket. 

Jim DeSantis presents Join The Illuminati and Help Control the Economy posted at On Line Tribune | Front Page Blog, saying, "The idea of a secret cabal of mysterious forces that make up the Illuminati has (for some) a "romantic" appeal. Granted that appeal may be filled with fear but it's a concept they hold onto in spite of reason." 

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ode To Bobby "Kenneth the Page" Jindal posted at Mad Kane's Political Madness. 

jenafer presents Voyuerism and Facebook posted at Cage Free Monkeys. 

Jacob Duchaine presents That Which We Receive posted at The Blog of Jacob Duchaine. 

Seth Manapio presents Stupid and Unhappy posted at Whiskey Before Breakfast... the Blog, saying, "Who was drinking the stupid juice when the Homeowner Affordability and Stability Plan was concieved? Even a Rush Limbaugh hating non-conservative like myself can see the fatal flaws in this one." 

What's your proposal? 

The BoBo presents An American Fairytale - A Tale of Warning - And of Hope posted at The BoBo Files.

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