Monday, April 04, 2011

Cruising the Web

Oops! Interior Secretary Ken Salazar vastly overstates an announcement about opening up a sale of Wyoming coal by a factor of ten.

Unbelievable! NYU is having a guest speaker, a professor from Rutgers, whose argument is that Josef Stalin was “one of the greatest heroes of modern history.” When historians debate how many deaths of his own citizens Stalin was responsible for with estimates ranging from about 10 to 50 million, calling him a great hero of modern history is so upside down that we have to wonder what Rutgers is thinking of to give this guy a job and why NYU would invite him to their campus. Do they also invite in Holocaust deniers?

Ed Morrissey thinks that the White House anti-bullying initiative should take a look at the unions in Wisconsin.

Jimmy Carter is back again to be a useful idiot for his "friend," Fidel Castro.

Randy Barnett explains
the ludicrous logic about the federal government mandating people buy health insurance. It's a slippery slope.

Hmmmm. Google's CEO wants Google to remove from its search engine information about his political donation to Barack Obama.

Here's a story
about what some dedicated students led by one of my colleagues at my school have been doing to help the blues stay alive in our state.

6 comments:

ic said...

"how many deaths of his own citizens Stalin was responsible for with estimates ranging from about 10 to 50 million"

Consider his contributions to reducing carbon footprints...

Oh, and that guy Hitler... He was the greatest hero of them all. He has contributed much to the eliminations of carbon footprints. The reason he's vilified is because of the Jews. Jews are very vindictive, they won't let anybody forget their relatives giving up their carbon footprints, albeit involuntarily, more than half a century ago. Oh, they should have done a better job to capture those carbons spilling from those crematoriums. Jews are devious, even Obama has to bow to them (figuratively, of course, they are not Saudi Kings, for goodness sake!) and do their biddings. Oh, you do know Hilary's daughter marries a Jew, don't you? Wonder if her in-laws pushed her ...

Btw, Mao was even a bigger hero than Stalin! It was said he has done much more to reduce the carbon footprints of them Chinaman. His one child policy guaranteed the Chinese couldn't make too many babies. Less babies, less carbon footprints. Al should be proud.

ic said...

"Google's CEO wants Google to remove from its search engine information about his political donation to Barack Obama."

Google, the most profitable corporation in America, pays 2% taxes for a few millions of "contributions" to the right people.

pumping-irony said...

Joe Stalin is a hero? What about Charles Manson? OJ Simpson?

mark said...

Nice to see people here going after the corporate welfare and tax-dodging of GE and Google. Please feel free to go after the corporations that support repubs as well. For years, people here have ignored the corporate welfare and war-profiteering that has blatantly occurred. Do you folks actually think only corporations that donate to dems are corrupt? Are you really that ignorant? Stop waging war on the poor and middle class (or as you would say, the "undeserving" and the "freeloaders", and start demanding that all corporations stop hiding their money and pay their fair share.

David said...

ic...Google pretax net income for 2010 was $10796MM. Its after-tax net income was $8505MM, which means it paid taxes of $2291MM. How do you come up with 2%?

tfhr said...

mark,

I'd just be happy if Charlie Rangel would pay his taxes or if Gietner could ever figure out how to calculate his own, but in the meantime, I'd like to see our corporate tax laws revamped to make us competitive globally. Our corporations are moving offshore to evade a tax liability that is significantly higher than their competition overseas.

Tax laws for private citizens and businesses are needlessly (though purposely) complex.