Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rep. Corrine Brown responds to embarrassing CNN interview

Life in "Progress" City - Detroit edition

It just keeps getting better for that "progressive" icon, Detroit...........................

The Detroit reverend who shouted that residents would “burn the city down” if the state approves an emergency financial oversight board defended himself and lobbed even more racial bombs during a radio appearance this week.

Rev. Malik Shabazz called the Charlie Langton Talk Radio 1270 morning show where he spent an entire hour discussing the disastrous state of Detroit. “The state of Michigan did that to us,” he said about the failing school system, at various times blaming banks, the state, and the suburbs for the city’s issues.

Michigan created a consent agreement that would put a nine-member financial oversight board in charge of the city’s books, forcing it to consolidate departments, potentially re-negotiate union contracts, give greater board oversight, find new streams of revenue and cut expenses.

The mayor and City Council are fighting the agreement proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder, though many have said enaction of the deal is imminent. Detroit has borrowed $600 million since 2005 to stay afloat. Under threat of bankruptcy this spring, the city borrowed another $137 million in bonds earlier this week.

Just keep doing what your doing, it works so well..............


What's fair?

Yesterday, I did a return for a client who had a W-2 for $996k in wages.

If you are a person who believes that the rich don't pay enough in taxes, please tell me what this douche bag should pay in taxes on this income.

I've thrown this out before but I'm also interested in a related question. Let's face it. If you believe that the rich don't pay enough you probably have some attitude towards what this asshole earned in the first place.

So tell me how much should he earn for his job in the first place?

I won't bother you with the details of his background, education and such because, frankly I don't know that much about his background. So I'll always assume that his income is a result of a willing employer offering and a willing employee accepting the deal.

But you won't need to know those details either because your sense of "fairness" exceeds your understanding of his employment relationship in the first place just like your sense of fairness on his tax liability exceeds our democratically produced tax code.

So tell me what this scourge on society should pay?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Assurance Wireless

So you're poor and can't afford a cell phone? Don't you worry. Assurance cell phones will give you a freebie.

Except that it's not free, regular cell phone owners pay for it through a tax on the service they pay for.

You can thank me and my cell phone paying brethren any time.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Who did she vote for? #1828

Meet unnamed FAU student.

Watch the video and tell me whether she voted for The Maverick or The One.

Justin at Medill Variety Show

Catch my nephew Justin playing his axe.

Go to about the five minute mark of the video.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Life in "Progress" City - New York edition

The city’s former traffic commissioner has a new plan to put tolls on East River bridges. But this proposal has some novel “selling points,” including a first-ever toll for cyclists.

Plan to toll the bridges have come and gone over the past few years, but the latest one by Sam Schwartz is starting to pick up steam, maybe because it goes after everyone.

“I’m trying to be equal opportunity pain throughout the region,” Schwartz said.


Life in "Progress" City - Seattle edition


City officials say there's been a huge spike in the amount of human waste showing up in Seattle, and now neighbors and community groups are working to clean up those dirty streets, sidewalks and alleyways.

The numbers are as staggering as they are disgusting. Since 2007, clean-up calls for urine, vomit and fecal matter have jumped an astounding 130 percent in Pioneer Square alone.

Those numbers don't surprise Pioneer Square resident Anne Fennessy, who said she's fed up with the huge amount of human waste she sees in the alleys and streets.

Seriously, think about life if "progressives" ran the roost.

You'd have to power your homes with sun or wind.
You'd have to organic farm to provide for your needs
And you'd have to crap in the streets.

That doesn't sound all that "progressive" to me. It sounds like life in 1790.