Friday, December 24, 2010

Some Helpful Job-Hunting Advice for Soon-To-Be Ex Senators and Congress-Critters

......Courtesy of Iowahawk.  Hilarious, as always. A sample:

In order to land that good job back in your home district, you first need to understand the ins and outs of the non-Washington economic system. Unlike Washington's easy-to-understand system of leveraging raw unbridled rulemaking and police power to extract tribute from fearful and/or favor-seeking constituents, non-Washington industries are largely based on the production of "goods" or "services." It sounds complicated, but the basic idea boils down to making things or doing things that other people will pay for. The complicated part is to remember that they must pay for them voluntarily.

Read the whole thing.
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Monday, December 20, 2010

JibJab Is Back With a Farewell Tribute to 2010

And what a year it was too.

(Via Power Line)
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Thursday, December 09, 2010

COP-16 Climate Change Delegates Sign Petition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide

The oh so scientifically literate believers in global warming have just proved that they'll believe nearly anything that comes packaged in the right kind of scientific sounding jargon.  At the UN sponsored COP 16 (confluence of Parties) conference being held in Cancun, Mexico this week, a group of students who are members of CFACT (Center For A Constructive Tomorrow) created a mock petition advocating a ban on dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO). You may know it better by its chemical formula shorthand, H2O. Conference delegates were apparently quite eager to sign it. Yes, these geniuses really did sign a petition to ban water.

The CFACT students also circulated a mock petition to encourage the UN to damage the US by imposing tariffs intended to lower US GDP by 6% over ten years unless it signs a treaty on global warming. Again, it sounds as if everyone asked was eager to sign.

It wasn't all mischief though The CFACT group also organized a little tour to the other side of Cancun, to see what living with energy poverty was really like.  Hopefully, rubbing a few smug, sanctimonious noses in that reality will make a few of them question their cause.

Read them all (and there's a Penn & Teller video at the first link)

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Friday, December 03, 2010

From the Wall Street Journal - Clinton: State is Her "Last Public" Post

So Hillary is getting out of public life. Well, so much for my prediction.

See ya, Hills.
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The Story of Business: Competing for a Future

In this short video from Bankrupting America, the owner of a small business talks about what higher taxes will do to his ability to compete.

(via Instapundit)
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