URLs du Jour


  • This being Pun Salad, we need to link to a USA Today story headlined: "Girl Scout cookie sales crumbling"

    Compounding the felony, the lead paragraph:

    Sales are a little thin for mint and other Girl Scout cookies so far this year.

  • The Cato@Liberty blog has been on a roll recently, albeit a roll that might incite you to either anger or depression. Over the past day or two, you could have read about:

    • The sleight-of-hand used by state spending advocates to demonstrate a "crisis" that will probably be resolved by (guess what?) tax hikes.

    • An analysis of the health care part of the stimulus package, showing that about $200 billion will either be wasteful on a cost-benefit basis, or discourage job creation and depress wages.

    • A selection of horror stories showing how the Housing and Urban Development department has wasted your money in the past. And since the stimulus package drops even more money on them, the horror is dead certain to continue.

    • A report that New York City wants to spend $45 million to retrain laid-off …

      Who would you guess? People living paycheck-to-paycheck? Janitorial staff? Fast-food workers? Cashiers at big-box stores?

      Nope. Wall Street financiers.

    And much more. Cato@Liberty is a great blog.

  • But I haven't seen Cato report on this: Obama Stimulus Saves Microsoft Billionaire Hundreds Of Millions.
    Billionaire Paul Allen is a Microsoft cofounder, the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the owner of the NBA's Portland Trailblazers.

    And, thanks to the stimulus bill President Obama signed this week, he's also about to be as much as a billion dollars richer.

    I'm not a fan of populist class-warfare resentment, but … sheesh.

  • There really may be a website for everything. Because today I saw Headset Hotties.