Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Dark Side...

I've add a book to my suggested reading list that actually is not about the evils of HFCS.... Instead it's about the evils of the Bush administration.

In the nutshell, the Bush administration basically had their own little cadre of nutjob lawyers who basically would come up with some outlandish legal stance, hide it from the legitimate legal council of the president, get the president to sign it and then make it secret. Through this backdoor system, it allowed the president and vice president's lawyers to circumvent congress, pretty much every level of checks and balances and give the president sweeping powers.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Time for the annual tax raping, in triplicate!

I'm sure you're thinking this post is mainly going to be about our completely obscene, convoluted and ass backwards tax code... it is.

However, I'm going to spend just a few minutes on one company in particular that has caught my ire... Intuit. You may know them better as the company that markets the product "TurboTax." Now you could also make the argument that when a countries tax code is complex enough that a company practically makes a mint a year selling people software so they can figure out how much the government has fucked them, something is wrong.

Now, I'm sure you could go off and get the forms and do it all by had, but the IRS and the media has drilled it into our heads that we're too stupid to not make mistakes...