Voices of the Occupy movement: “Jews get out!”

October 15, 2011

And this woman works for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

God help the children.

via Reason.TV

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Plant a garden, go to jail

August 4, 2011

Oh, the evil of people trying to be self-sufficient, and the obscenity of doing it in public — in front of the neighbors!!

Presenting Reason.TV‘s Nanny of the Month: Oak Park, Michigan, official Kevin Rulkowski, whose objection to Julie Bass’ front-yard garden might cost her 93 days in jail.

Now, I’m not wholly without sympathy for Mr. Rulkowski; I was taught in real estate classes that uniformity in look helps maintain house prices, and I’m sure many of us have had to suffer with neighbors who park junk vehicles on their front lawns or paint their houses garish, eye-hurting colors. (Such as the bright orange house with black trim near me.) So I can see some reason to sensible zoning regulations.

But a garden? Really? Jail time? Seriously??

Rulkowski should leave Ms. Bass and her garden alone and concentrate on a real problem — such as rogue lemonade stands.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Three reasons why the debt debate is nonsense

July 16, 2011

From Reason.TV, those reasons are:

  1. The August 2nd deadline is fake.
  2. Reaching the debt ceiling does not mean default.
  3. And “legislation by crisis creates lousy policy.”

I think that about covers it. Can we cut the crap and get down to business, now?

via Big Government

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Presenting the Nanny of the Month for June, 2011

July 2, 2011

This is one case where I was ahead of the good folks at Reason.TV. The Nanny of the Month award-winner for June is the Montgomery County, MD, bureaucrat who fined children $500 for running a lemonade stand without a permit:

I covered the story a couple of weeks ago, but now, having seen the video, don’t those kids look like dangerous scofflaws?

And this wasn’t the first time the government has gone after lemonade stands run by cute kids.

I suspect a conspiracy. Or stupidity.

Definitely stupidity.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


North Carolina’s Nanny-Stater of the Month

June 1, 2011

Yes, this month’s award goes to a busybody in the backyard of my blog-buddy, ST. Now, you may think you want your hamburger rare or medium-rare (1). You might even be looking forward to it.

Well, forget it! Nanny knows best what you can eat, so nothing less than (flavorless) medium for you, Bub!

Presenting Reason.TV‘s Nanny of the Month for May 2011, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources:

Thank goodness the State is there to make the choices we can’t be trusted with. 

(1) FWIW, I’m a “rare side of medium-rare” kind of guy.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


What is Socialism?

May 26, 2011

That is, aside from a really bad idea?

Nick Gillespie of Reason.TV sat down with Kevin Williamson, National Review editor and author of the recent “Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism,” to discuss why so many people favor a system that gave us the most monstrous dictators of history, and how it relates to the modern regulatory and welfare states.

I think you’ll find it interesting:

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Nanny says, “No lunches from home!”

May 3, 2011

There were several good competitors for Reason.tv’s “Nanny of the Month” award, but the judges had no choice but to give it to a woman who embodies the spirit of “minding everyone else’s business:” Elsa Carmona, a school principal in Chicago who has forbidden students from bringing lunch from home:

I’d be real curious to know what, if any, connections she has to the company that supplies the school’s lunches.

Or maybe she was just jealous that she never had a Pokemon lunch box.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)