URLs du Jour

2009-10-14

  • I don't have much new to say about ObamaCare and the "Baucus bill" (or, as I prefer, "dog turd") moving through the great bowel of the Senate. But I liked this title: "The Baucus Death Spiral". And it's a good post, so check it out if you can stand more clear description of why this is such a stinker.

  • I'm a fan of David Mamet and (moan) the Boston Red Sox, so I laughed quite a bit reading "Glengarry Glen Sox" from the good folks at Surviving Grady.

  • Via GeekPress: 25 Awesome Homeless Guy Signs. Note: although the linked article is probably "safe for work", the right-hand column content… maybe not so much, depending on where you work.

Horrible Idea… No, Wait, It's Good

ABC News reports:

A bill making the rounds on Capitol Hill marries two feel-good propositions -- tax cuts and pet ownership -- to generate a novel idea: A tax break of up to $3,500 per person for pet care expenses.

This has to be one of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard.

"What a pro-active way to be able to help the economy and change the culture in this country around animals," Robert Davi, a veteran actor ("The Goonies," "Die Hard," "License to Kill") who was a main force behind the bill's introduction, told ABCNews.com in a telephone interview.

Davi? Uh oh.

Beware the Davi

Yeah, on second thought, it's a great idea. And you think so too. Write your congressperson.

Not that it matters, but one of my all-time favorite movie quotes is:

This is agent Johnson. … No, the other one.

Must have seen it fifty times. I still chuckle.


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