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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sloppy political reporting Almost every single indicator in Minnesota’s 7th District points to a razor-tight race, or perhaps a GOP upset victory.
Every indicator except the poll numbers, which according to election analysis specialist Nate Silver of the New York Times, give the Democrat Peterson a 98% chance of victory.

Dear Derek Wallbank of Minnpost. Your story has great quotes, fun figures, and almost no fact. Just the kind of useless horse race reporting Minnesotans really need.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Lemons, Mileage, Stadiums, and Snacks

Lemon Socialism
Although it appears that the TARP bank bailout program will cost much, much less than forecast ($50 billion instead of $350 billion), the financial reform bill left a big opening for the government to do more bailouts.

Tax Miles, Not Fuel
New fuel economy rules mean less money for road upkeep even as Americans can drive further on a tank of gas.  It's time to tax miles driven rather than fuel.

New Twins Stadium Providing Some Returns for Taxpayers
Although far less than the amount taxpayers are putting in to pay off their $350 million contribution to the stadium, the sales tax instituted to help pay for the stadium is also going to help libraries and youth sports.  Apparently, Hennepin County was more clever than most stadium hosts.  Too bad they didn't spend the entire stadium budget on those programs...

How do you know Americans are petty?  When they complain about a compostable chip bag because it is too loud.  "Haven't they ever had chips while watching TV?"  Sun Chips maker Frito Lay will now only have the original flavor in the compostable bag, with the rest going back to the non-biodegradable variety. 

Dear whiny snackers, haven't you ever heard of a bowl?

Monday, October 04, 2010

Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck in Right Wing Radio Duck

Liberal v. conservative - illustrated by fire

I was hoping Fox News would have a nice piece about the triumph of conservative ideology. "Firefighters uphold policy against freeloaders!"

What a crappy policy to have fire protection as an optional fee. This family got screwed by ideology, not just a fire.