Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Marginal Tax Rates

Andrew Sullivan does understand how they work, right? Because this indicates otherwise:

A simple question. I'm a flat taxer, because I don't believe the government has any business punishing people for getting richer.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Obama Purchases Ad Space On Side Of McCain’s Bus

I love the Onion.

Steve Jobs, You're Making Me All Verklempt

No on Prop 8
Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights — including the right to marry — should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8.

If you don't already own an Apple computer, go and get one.

Separation of Church and State

I just wanted to follow up on the post you made regarding Mormons not being united in the Church's stance on the Yes on 8 campaign. Personally, as a church-attending Mormon, the unbelievable, over-the-top support from the Church (at all levels) on this is a never-ending source of shame that digs up some of the worst skeletons in our collective closet (e.g., denying African-Americans full rights in the church until 1978, opposition to the ERA, etc.).

When the fuck is the Church of Latter Day Saints going to lose its tax-exempt status already? Huh, IRS?

From Sullivan.

And Now For Something Completely Different

After my negativity over the past 24 hours, I think I'll post something a little sweet. After 16 years of marriage, the Obamas are still clearly mad about each other.

God, look at that. It's enough to warm the cockles of my bitter, shriveled heart.

And a fantabulous wedding photo.

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Oh, almost forgot. Check out more at the Huffington Post.

False Accusations

I wrote this comment in response to a rape apologist scumbag, but it's actually something that occurred to me when Ashley Todd's status as a lying bitch was found out.

It bears repeating here.

Stories like this demonstrate that the MRA fear of false rape accusations is so much fucking hogwash.

It’s hard to make false accusations and make them stick. Most people are horrible liars. In order to come up with a lie, a plausible story has to be concocted in the first place. All contingencies have to be accounted for. The lie has to be as simple as possible so the liar can stick to it, and the liar cannot under any circumstances forget or embellish any element of the lie.

When most people lie, they don’t think that far ahead. They say things that are implausible from the get-go, concoct stories that are way too complicated, make stuff up as they go along, contradict themselves, and ultimately dig their own graves. Just like this woman.

This is why false rape accusations are so rare in the first place and why they rarely gain any traction. The Duke Lacrosse case would not have gone on for more than a month if it hadn’t been for that overzealous prosecutor who ignored all the obvious evidence of contradictions, backtracking, and lying by the accuser. And it should be noted that most investigators and prosecutors are not that zealous. Their knee-jerk reaction is to not believe the accuser and to put her under such scrutiny that even natural inconsistencies or forgotten details (that always happen to victims of violent crimes) become evidence of lying. That is why there are so few false accusations, and that is why so few real accusations result in prosecutions.

Damn I'm good.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

For the record, I am always fucking right. Always.