Weekend Linkorama

  • I can’t pretend to be surprised that stimulus money is not going to repair the most critical bridges but is going to pork projects. This is what happens when you throw out tons of unaccountable cash out there. I’ve moved past it. Now I’m waiting for the huge scandals connected to the “cash for clunkers” program.
  • Another story from our wonderful drug war. Asset forfeiture laws are probably the most vile laws on our books. If only we had a leadership that cared about criminal justice and civil liberties.
  • 70% of Southern Whites aren’t sure if Obama was born in this country. That sound you heard was the facepalm of this southerner.
  • More indicators that our healthcare system isn’t the disaster we’re told.
  • No, Virginia. You can’t pay for everything with taxes on the rich.
  • Adventures in tasing. I used to like the idea of tasers as a non-lethal force. But it seems they’re (mostly) non-lethality has only encourage ridiculously prolific use.
  • I can’t help but think that the new food safety requirements are going to end up like CPSIA — crippling small farmers in favor of agribusiness.
  • Americans can’t afford healthcare — but apparently they can afford $34 billion of bullshit every year.
  • Pensions? Doomed. This is why I have my money in 403b’s. As bad as they might be, relying on the state is worse.
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