97% Consensus – it was -14 on my car thermometer this morning. How do you like that global warming eh? HAR HAR HAR. I love saying that. Then you get corrected by the earnest warmist types who go, ‘No, a regular cold snap does not mean there’s no global warming, it’s just that a regular heat wave does mean there is global warming…” Isn’t that what they say?
Unlike Dayton’s top bracket tax increase, France’s super tax did ruin their economy…
Yeah, this was one of Krugman’s tangents, as well as Piketty and MattY. http://www.vox.com/2014/8/6/5964369/maximum-wage The problem, obviously, is that confiscatory taxes are not something that will work within the relatively small border confines of a nation. Confiscatory tax rates need to be imposed uniformly on the world, so that dollars don’t seek out the low bidder so to speak.
End inequality, bring back the draft: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/how-i-learned-to-love-the-draft/383500/2/ I ain’t saying it’s a bad idea, though it ain’t my cup of tea. But it is ironic that it’s a fanciful notion of the left these days rather than the right.
Dayton unbound: http://www.inforum.com/news/3647484-political-notebook-unbound-dayton-emerges As with Pres. Obama. Ya know, this premise isn’t all that flattering. IE, I can be more candid about my beliefs now that I won’t ever run for election again. IE, I was obfuscating before, because there’s this axiom, universally understood, that Democrats have to lie sometimes / often / always about their beliefs in order to be elected. Ya know, becuz Americans would reject Marxism / socialism. As I say, just not all that flattering that they get to be ‘unbound’ at any point, it would be better to just maintain the mirage, certainly for the people who do have to run again.
Trader Joe has a brother http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/12/02/aldi_grocery_store_best_in_america_related_to_trader_joe_s.html Silly me, I figured they were talking about Eddie Bane, who is a baseball super scout and was also a #1 draft pick of the Twins in the 70’s. His brother is CEO of Trader Joes. I’ve never been to Aldi’s. We have one in Hudson, my father in law likes to go there.
Had a Reuben last night at Barker’s in Hudson, it was good. My 2015 Twin City Reuben rankings are thus:
1 – Barkers, Hudson. Comments: pastrami. Good and moist all the way around. Easy to eat. Only thing, would have liked to have discerned that the bread was a little more butter seared.
2 – Washington Square, WBL. Comments: a bit tough and dry all the way around. Not enough cheese, not enough thousand island.