Monthly Archives: October 2007

The craziest address mixup yet

So, on Saturday morning, I’m returning from a trip to Lowe’s to get some more line for my grass trimmer. When I pull into my driveway, I can see that things aren’t quite right. Jim and Nora are exiting the … Continue reading

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NY Times whines about conversion from touch-screen to optical scanner voting

This article makes me sick. The article is about the cost of switching from paperless touch screen to paper ballots and optical scanners: Six counties still owe a combined $33 million on their touch-screen machines, which most bought hurriedly to … Continue reading

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Where do people get these figures?

I just spent about 30 minutes trying to do the state and local component of yesterday’s post. It’s a hopeless mess. There’s state, county, and city budgets. The school district has a separate budget. The state gets money from the … Continue reading

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What is wrong with this argument?

Gov’t expenditures nationally are about $17,500 per person depending on where you live (NYC it’s $20,000). So unless your family is paying $20,000 a year in taxes per person in the U.S. (for a family of 4 that’s $80,000 in … Continue reading

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This is so true.

From the LA Times: You call a restaurant you’ve been wanting to check out (can’t be hard to get in on a Tuesday, right?) and ask for a reservation at 7. “We can do 6:30 or 8:30,” the reservationist says. … Continue reading

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Buying a car today….

Some people, I hear, go car shopping for fun. Apparently they actually enjoy going for a “test drive” and chatting it up with the salespeople. They like “looking under the hood.” I don’t like car shopping. I don’t even enjoy … Continue reading

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