Monthly Archives: September 2009


47% of households owe no tax – and their ranks are growing – Sep. 30, 2009

Yes, this is true — no income tax. That doesn’t take into account withholding taxes for Social Security and Medicare, which are regressive and take a huge cut from most people’s paychecks. Focusing on the income tax is a common right-wing trope that seemingly is trotted out to make you feel sorry for rich people.

This explains why Republicans are so big on “disciplining children”

Children who are spanked have lower IQs, new research finds | Science Blog

They’re just looking out for the brand.

Parking deck.

$12.5 million intermodal facility opens Wednesday | | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

It’s a parking deck. With a few offices. But mostly, it’s a parking deck.

This sends a strong message to our young people

Plaxico Burress sentenced to two years in prison on firearms charge – ESPN

I hope that they all now know that shooting yourself in the leg isn’t worth it.

They’re never happy

Wet weather damages crops | | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

It’s always too hot or too cold or there’s not enough rain or there’s too much. Maybe the problem is the farmers and not the weather, you ever think of that?

Who says there’s no good news?

Operation Rescue facing ‘major financial crisis,’ may shut down – Breaking News from the Press-Register –

The Great Recession would almost be worth it just for that.

I hate Hollywood

Yellow Submarine Remake? It’s All Too Much – Yellow Submarine – io9

Both out of ideas and stupid.

And that’s a bad thing?

Germany is ISAF’s Weakest Link | Atlantic Council

Historically speaking, a “competent German military” is always bad news.

The Bats of Madison County

Bats take over historic Madison County buildingsĀ |

That’ll happen.


Bus carrying University of Albama band members hits car in Atlanta | | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

After the lawsuit, the band will have to change its name to the $600,000 Band.