Tarry for the Nonce

May 29, 2009

The Bigger Picture

Filed under: Religion — lmwalker @ 2:08 am

Stupid video made me misty when the sinner was on his knees.

Kudos to Bryan Johnson.

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May 26, 2009

Drive Them South

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 10:12 pm

Maryland couldn’t balance its budget last year, so the state tried to close the shortfall by fleecing the wealthy. Politicians in Annapolis created a millionaire tax bracket, raising the top marginal income-tax rate to 6.25%. And because cities such as Baltimore and Bethesda also impose income taxes, the state-local tax rate can go as high as 9.45%. Governor Martin O’Malley, a dedicated class warrior, declared that these richest 0.3% of filers were “willing and able to pay their fair share.” The Baltimore Sun predicted the rich would “grin and bear it.”

One year later, nobody’s grinning. One-third of the millionaires have disappeared from Maryland tax rolls. In 2008 roughly 3,000 million-dollar income tax returns were filed by the end of April. This year there were 2,000, which the state comptroller’s office concedes is a “substantial decline.” On those missing returns, the government collects 6.25% of nothing.

Boyoboy, did I pick a gem of a home state.

Puerto Rico Trumps Honduras

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 10:07 pm

Mark Murray of MSNBC muses whether Republicans can be tagged anti-Hispanic if they oppose the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

Why should they? Remember Miguel Estrada? Democrats seem to have emerged from that senseless public flogging unscathed, including our illustrious Vice President.

Heck, Judge Sotomayor herself served on the board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, one of the groups that helped to squash Estrada’s nomination.

I guess she should be glad that conservatives pride themselves on their personal ethics and wouldn’t stoop to a tit-for-tat.

May 21, 2009

George W. Bush Internationally, Eva Peron Domestically

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 11:01 pm

Karl Rove documents some of the Obama reversals.

It’s interesting, but I prefer James Taranto’s riff on the Republican obstructionists.

May 18, 2009

Other Than the Murders

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 11:21 pm

I want to be Jessica Fletcher when I grow up.

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