Seth, over at Samaritanity has a great post about some of the reasons the poor stay poor. Like those handy rent-to-own stores with "No Credit Check" where you pay 1200 bucks for a $200 television. Or the economic risk assessment that's driving auto insurance premiums for the poor. Or my own favorite: the ubiquitous Payday … Continue reading Banking on Poverty: Payday Lending is South Carolina’s Growth Industry
Of course he vetoed it.He doesn’t veto bloated budget bills (unlike Governor Mark Sanford, who, for all his faults, is at least a principled guy). He doesn’t veto bills that erode civil rights or dangerously expand Executive Powers. In his six years in the White House, the only bad bill to cross his desk apparently … Continue reading The Vanity of the Veto: This Dog Can Hunt
The Hammer is dead. The other Hammer, the real one, not the Texas make-believe bug exterminator. Mickey Spillane, Mike Hammer’s, creator, died the other day down in Murrell’s Inlet. He went quietly to meet his own creator, with whom he had an intimate relationship.Mickey and I go way, way back. Not that I ever met … Continue reading The Hammer is Dead.
Sometimes, I just detest the Christian Church®. By that I do not mean the actual, Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. (It’s pretty hard to find these days, anyway.) What I mean is that worldwide business empire, that shameless promoter of all things Jesus®, that producer of insipid “praise” music, that re-seller of cheap t-shirts, bumper-stickers, … Continue reading Jesus Jeans: The Can’t Miss Business Plan
Makes me proud to be a South Carolinian, let me tell you, Lindsey Graham does. John over at A Lie A Day and the inimitable Not Very Bright have tried to jump start a story that is being ignored by our South Carolina media (with the exception of a single Post and Courier report). It … Continue reading Lindsay Graham Makes Me Proud to Be A South Carolinian, Where at Least I Know I’m Free to Lie
Ken Lay is dead. Ann Coulter is a plagiarist. Rush Limbaugh is still able to have chemically-induced right-wing sex, but won’t say with whom. Kim Jong Il is mad. Soldiers kill innocent people, sometimes after raping them. The space shuttle still flies, though those pesky foam tiles still keep falling off. Joe Biden will not … Continue reading Ken Lay is dead. Ann Coulter is a plagiarist. What’s new with you?