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Saturday, July 2, 2011

My local grandkids

Union curbs rescue a Wisconsin school district

Washington Examiner: for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it's a godsend, not a disaster.

Fannie Mae and the Community Reinvestment Act

Burning down the house: George Will in the WaPo.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Despite Congressional Ban, HUD Still Funneling Tax Dollars To ACORN

Big Government: ACORN is restructuring in time to help re-elect President Obama in 2012. Obama used to work for ACORN and represented the group in court as its lawyer.

French firefighters dancing to Beat It

These guys must have a lot of time on their hands.

The impending Dutch ban on Kosher slaughter

Spengler: Given that kosher slaughter is mandated in order to prevent animal suffering... it would be a bitter irony indeed if the Netherlands, which first established religious freedom in the modern world, were to destroy Jewish life within its borders by prohibiting Jews from sanctifying life through kashrut - all in the specious pursuit of animal welfare.

iowahawk: John Lennon's Republican Song Catalog

Brilliant!

Links for Friday

Mess with a crow, and it will remember your face for over five years.

25 Cartoon Characters Whose Real Names You Never Knew.

Gettysburg: The Great Reunion of 1913.

Cemetery of giant aliens found in Central Africa.

Ants that raise other insects for meat.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Geithner Leaving?

Holy Good Riddance, Batman!

Veterans Allege VA Censoring Prayer

HOUSTON - Local veterans say the Department of Veterans Affairs is consistently censoring their prayers, banning them from saying the words "God," and "Jesus" during funeral services at Houston National Cemetery.

Thursday links

Did Shakespeare smoke weed?

Video compilation of movie bridge explosions.

Is Your Shampoo Making You Fat?

25 Drunkest Countries.

Gallery: Dogs With Human Bodies.

Nutrition Reform Act And Accountable Grocers

Applying the Obamacare concept to groceries.

via FIRM.

'Singing penis' sets noise record for water insect

BBC Nature : The insect makes the sound by rubbing its penis against its abdomen in a process known as "stridulation".

Americans Corrupted by the Welfare State

WSJ: Entitlements corrupt, and Medicare and Social Security corrupt absolutely.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Amazon to cut off California-based Web affiliates

msnbc.com:

Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that it will stop working with online affiliates based in California since the state passed a new rule that forces online retailers to collect sales tax there.

The rule requires online retailers such as Amazon to collect sales taxes if they have in-state affiliates.

Taking responsibility for defending yourself

The unguarded life is unsustainable « The Greenroom

Another step closer to the day the dogs start fighting back.