Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
18. Blurry Hair - Airbrushing your hair isn't enough, maybe soften your face, or your jacked up teeth?
16. Mom and Me - Nothing spells Virgin like a glamour shot with your Mother. Can't wait to see the prom pic
11. Too Many Accessories - Look in the mirror and take off the first thing that catches your eye, like your face.
7. Mother and Daughter - This should be ruled as child abuse. You don't force your daughter to put on 15 lbs of make up to your 30 lbs of make up just for the slight chance an elderly man at dusk could confuse her for your sister. Something tells us it took several hours to separate their hairdos.
6. Combustible Compounds - It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know you've been smoking since the great depression. We also know the 4 cans of hairspray in your hair and the several square yards of naugahyde your wearing are about as flammable as Richard Pryor. Something bad is about to happen.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
In just their latest posturing for the 2012 Republican presidential race, governors Sarah Palin Mark Sanford (R-SC) joined Texas' Rick Perry, Mississippi's Haley Barbour and Louisiana's Bobby Jindal in announcing they would reject some of the federal stimulus funds allocated to their states. But as the steady one-way flow of tax dollars and earmarks spreading the wealth from Washington to their states shows, de facto red state socialism is alive and well. (R-AK) and
As a 2007 analysis (above) of federal spending per tax dollar received by state shows, the reddest states generally reaped the most green. Eight of the top 10 beneficiaries of federal largesse voted for John McCain for President. Unsurprisingly, all 10 states at the bottom of the list - those whose outflow of tax revenue is funding programs elsewhere in the country - all voted for Barack Obama in 2008.
The numbers for Sarah Palin's Alaska are particularly telling. While Palin declared she would reject $288 million (31%) of the $931 million funds allocated for schools, energy assistance and social services, her state led the nation in earmark dollars received per capita in the omnibus spending bill just passed. (Alaskans got almost $210 per person in earmarks, while Californians got $16 and New Yorkers $13 in comparison.) Overall, Alaska ranks third in the federal gravy train, taking in $1.84 from Washington for each dollar sent there.
Bobby Jindal's Louisiana also gets a pretty sweet deal from taxpayers around the United States.