Tuesday, July 26, 2005

A nauseating bumper sticker

Generally, I like bumper stickers that push the envelope a little -- nothing worse than one that is boring.

But this bumper sticker I found to be offensive and insulting:

Millions of us on welfare are counting on you.


Monday, July 25, 2005

Think regulations don't cost jobs?

Here is The Star' s editorial from Sunday.

Silence from Shelby on this issue can only mean that the city thinks its acceptable for jobs to be lost so that the government has more control over the taxicab industry.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Another nice column on eminent domain

This column in the L.A. Times (of all places) makes the excellent point that, often, these city projects that entail seizing property end up being money losers. Hmmmm, that sounds familiar to me for some reason -- a city in a money-losing venture. Oh well, it will come to me ...

Monday, July 18, 2005

Car safety concern

Has anybody read anything about the dangers of the easy opening van side doors, popularize by the Honda Odyssey? We were scared out of our wits to find that our 3-year-old had opened the van door and climbed in while we were all outside playing/working in the yard. As you probably know, if you can just pull the handle back, the door will open.

After disciplining him and explaining it to him, we vowed to lock the car doors everytime we came home.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Time to reduce scope of the federal judiciary?

In this column, John Leo argues that federal judges, includings the Supremes, have literally changed the face of the American republic through legislating, rather than interpreting the law.

I think a case can be made that this new judicial activism as thrown out of whack the checks and balances on which our republic was built.

What could be done about that, I wonder?

Monday, July 11, 2005

Anybody ready for football?

As those of you who know me are well aware, I'm a huge Florida State football fan. I just found out that I'll be headed to Tallahassee for the Oct. 29 "revenge" game against Maryland.

College football starts in 8 weeks!

Property rights as civil rights

This excellent column by John Fund reveals that the black community is also rising to opposed the Supreme Court's monumentally disastrous ruling on eminent domain.

In the column, black leaders argue that property rights are indeed civil rights. I agree.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Somebody call Noah ...

It's going to start raining big time by tomorrow.

Here's a good link to a page that predicts the amount of rain that should fall.

Stay dry!