Archive for the ‘Analogies Taken Too Far’ Category.
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:
If you haven’t had a child, you have to pay a tax penalty of $10,000 a year. Get to procreating.
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.
If you don’t own at least one firearm per adult in your household, you are assessed a tax of $10,000 a year.
If you fail to fly an American Flag outside your home on Flag Day, you will be assessed a $10,000 tax.
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.
“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.
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?
Rush Limbaugh is urging for voter fraud in Massachusetts.
I tell you what. If I lived in Massachusetts I’d try to vote ten times . I don’t know if they’d let me or not but I’d try to. Yeah, that’s right. I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. Because that’s exactly what they are.