Thursday, February 19, 2009

Has The Revolution Begun?

Now that we are all being stimulated up the wazoo (yeee-ouch!), a few state governors are starting to think this may not be such a grand idea. They're considering NOT accepting the "stimulus" money. How AWESOME is that? I've heard it's 10 states for sure, possibly as many as 20, but the article I found only mentions 6 (Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alaska, South Carolina and Idaho). One other story I heard on the radio is that New Hampshire and a few others aren't accepting any money AT ALL, but I can't find a source. If this is all true, this could truly be someting amazing: the States finally standing up to the Federal government and saying "NO." That would change the face of our nation. And check out what The Hair himself said:
"My concern is there's going to be commitments attached to it that are a mile long," said Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who considered rejecting some of the money but decided Wednesday to accept it. "We need the freedom to pick and choose. And we need the freedom to say 'No thanks."'

Of course, he later accepted the money, but for The Hair to even consider something like that is nothing short of a miracle.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Once Again, Calvin & Hobbes Knows All

Thought this was particularly poignant today.

Keep in mind, it was written 15 years ago. Calvin and Hobbes, the Fount of All Knowledge.

Oh, and came across this, which really touched me (now that I've got a little moose of my own):

Thought that was really cute, especially seeing as apparently Calvin and Susie had a little girl. Sorry, there's something in my eye...