He’s wrong, we have no such obligation, there is no trade off http://hotair.com/archives/2015/02/05/more-obama-freedom-of-speech-obligates-us-to-condemn-insults-to-religion/ Here’s the way it works: We have freedom of speech. If you’re insulted, it’s against the law to respond with violence. Period. I like Victor Davis Hansen and would be keen to understand a serious critique of him. One might be, I suppose, that he’s a nativist and western exceptionalist in ways that are unappealing. We’ve broached that before. In this passage a Douthat piece is elipsed, and I do think it’s very philosophically robust in terms of its truth or falseness.
Software is not the cause of fraudulent returns, I say with certitude.http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/291001201.html Anywho, I use HR Blocks software, do my own taxes. I filed. The sporting goods business is down. I could have shown a loss on my schedule C with a fairly unexotic home office deduction. I yanked it, I’d rather book a profit and I think its smarter inasmuch as a person needs to embrace a tax filing philosophy that overrides what entries you put on what lines. And I think ya do need that philosophy.
PolitifactMN (that’s false…): http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/02/05/are-massive-raises-for-daytons-cabinet-outrageous/ Specifically, the quote that these cabinet heads could get ten times more in private commerce. Nope. They probably equate well to operational VPs of decent sized companies. Ballpark for that might be at $300k plus a bonus. Not “10 times”. But they might be underpaid for the jobs they end up doing, but thing is you’re not picking cabinet heads from people who have prior executive experience, these are political appointments. I think state employees are underpaid, their IT people certainly seem to be compared to the commercial market.
I’m not at all surprised. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/nebraska-recognizes-gay-couples-guns And thus, I think the TPM people are bemused at a false irony. The dominant political ideology of the gun rights people is libertarian. Their ranks are not much at all cross-pollinated with people of religious fundamental persuasion. And to the extent the gun activists are, ya know, totally obsessed with penises, I don’t think I’ve been within earshot of anyone who had anything at all to say about gays.
Totally for him: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/04/rand-paul-loretta-lynch_n_6618346.html Her answer on civil forfeitures was completely unacceptable. No one believes that anymore ‘cept for the prosecutorial bar and the police. She’s been an abuser of this process as an DA AG.