Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
City wastes resources (including the 42-cent stamp) to threaten a blind elderly woman with a property lien over a single penny she owes in unpaid utilities.
Obama’s fake (so far) transparency.
State’s false paternity claim costs man $12,000, his job, his family, and lands him in jail four times. It takes a newspaper all of an hour to determine that he isn’t the kid’s father. Matt Welch wrote about these infuriating paternity laws in reason a few years ago. Sad to see little appears to have changed.
Last year’s best nature photography.
Not sure if this is good or bad news. It’s bad, arbitrary, paternalistic government. But it’s government that’s so inept, the online poker will go on. I guess that on the whole, that makes it good news.
Speaking of poker, World Series of Poker main event winner Peter Eastgate will have to fork over a jaw-dropping 73 percent of his winnings to the Danish government. Gotta’ love that Scandinavian socialism. Eastgate’s winnings will go to the Danish tax collection agency, which goes by the gigglingly-appropriate acronym, SKAT.