Archive for September 28th, 2009

This simple little chart shows the steps needed to keep your doctor if the health care plan put forth by Senator Baucus becomes law. For a closer look, click this link.

Choose your doctor

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While the federal bureaucracy is more dangerous because it generates misguided regulations that are imposed on the entire nation, state and local governments certainly are capable of equally foolish actions. Here’s a report about state bureaucrats in Michigan threatening a women for watching her neighbors’ kids while they wait for a bus:

A West Michigan woman says the state is threatening her with fines and possibly jail time for babysitting her neighbors’ children. Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home. It arrives after her neighbors need to be at work, so she watches three of their children for 15-40 minutes until the bus comes. The Department of Human Services received a complaint that Snyder was operating an illegal child care home. DHS contacted Snyder and told her to get licensed, stop watching her neighbors’ kids, or face the consequences. “It’s ridiculous.” says Snyder. “We are friends helping friends!” She added that she accepts no money for babysitting. …State Representative Brian Calley is drafting legislation that would exempt people who agree to care for non-dependent children from daycare rules as long as they’re not engaged in a business. “We have babysitting police running around this state violating people, threatening to put them in jail or fine them $1,000 for helping their neighbor (that) is truly outrageous” says Rep. Calley.

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…Good! From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, here’s a photo of Blair Walsh celebrating his kick. This was the first game that I watched on TV, so I missed a rainstorm. But it would have been nice to be there for yet another tense game. Next week, LSU.


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 Penn and Teller analyze our wonderful and delightful federal income tax.

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