The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

New Powers of Congress

June 28th, 2012

Based on the ruling by the Supreme Court this morning, it appears that Congress has acquired new taxation powers.  Essentially, Congress can now fine the failure to do… whatever.  These are some of the taxes that are now, according to the Supreme Court, entirely constititional:

Baby Tax

If you haven’t had a child, you have to pay a tax penalty of $10,000 a year.  Get to procreating.

Church Tax

If you fail to tithe at least 10% of your income to a recognized, tax exempt church, you will be assessed the balance as a church tax.

Self-Defense Tax

If you don’t own at least one firearm per adult in your household, you are assessed a tax of $10,000 a year.

Flag Tax

If you fail to fly an American Flag outside your home on Flag Day, you will be assessed a $10,000 tax.

 

Texas Ranks Dead Last In Total Job Creation, Accounting For Labor Force Growth

August 18th, 2011

ThinkProgress is pushing this meme.  The idea is that Texas isn’t really creating jobs, because every time we come up with four new jobs, five people move here to compete for them.

In other news, it turns out that McDonalds doesn’t actually sell more hamburgers, accounting for customer growth.  Emmett Smith didn’t really lead in career rushing yards accounting for number of rushing attempts.

And Thinkprogress is dead last on the internet in hits, accounting for the IQ of its followers.

Civil Rights Fail

May 13th, 2010

“No reasonable person would dispute that a black man walking into a retail store is highly disruptive conduct which is virtually certain to create a disturbance. This is so because when employees and shoppers in retail stores see a black person, they are likely to be frightened and possibly even panicky. many employees and shoppers are likely to think that the black person is either deranged or about to commit a felony or both. Further, it is almost certain that someone will call the police. And when police respond to a “black man” call, they have no idea what the black individual’s intentions are. The volatility in such a situation could easily lead to someone being seriously injured or killed.”

The precedent has been set.

Homosexuality

March 7th, 2010

If the right wing is homophobic and secretly gay, wouldn’t it be homophobic to hate the right wing? And if we really wanted them to come out, wouldn’t the first step to that be to stop making fun of them as soon as they do?

NYT Wises Up

February 9th, 2010

Mr. Obama has reacted by railing against Republicans for obstruction — as if Republicans are duty-bound to breathe life into his agenda and, even sillier, as if opposing a plan that the people do not want is an illegitimate tactic for an opposition party.

via QandO.

The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.