URLs du Jour


  • Many people have linked to this AP story of how jobs "saved or created" by stimulus legislation are calculated:
    President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.
    But what's really funny is the justification:
    At Southwest Georgia Community Action Council in Moultrie, Ga., director Myrtis Mulkey-Ndawula said she followed the guidelines the Obama administration provided. She said she multiplied the 508 employees by 1.84 -- the percentage pay raise they received -- and came up with 935 jobs saved.
    Myrtis claimed to have "followed the instructions we were given" for the calculation. Yeah, maybe.

  • Dafyyd calls it SqueakerCare (because it's being pushed by Nancy Pelosi, Squeaker of the House). And the plan is to vote on it Saturday. You might want to contact your Congresscritter to make your opinions known.

  • Raw Story notes that the Senate side Obamacare bill includes a provision…
    … that would allow the Christian Science church to receive remuneration from the federal government for prayer treatments as medical expenses.
    In my neck of the woods, people pray for other people for free, but if there's going to be money in it, you can be sure that will change right quick.

  • My day job sometimes involves sending out "something's wrong with the technology" mail, so I appreciated Geoffrey K. Pullum's devastating linguistic analysis of one such message.

  • Megan laughed at this picture, so did I, and I bet you will too.