Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Six-Year-Old's Pumpkin Stand Threatened With Closure by Idaho Tax Authorities

Jacob and Sami-Lou Charais, six and four years old, respectively, have run into a little trouble with the Idaho State Tax Commission.

The two children were attempting to raise money to participate in wrestling, T-ball, and dance programs by selling pumpkins in front of their home in Normal Hill.

That is, until Patrica Gilmore, a state tax compliance officer, got wind of the burgeoning criminal enterprise, and told Jacob and Sami-Lou's mother to get a license, or be shut down by the state.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

New ad accuses Rand Paul of being an alien shaman

from Gawker

And of course there is a Taiwanese cartoon about it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Marie Antoinette murdered this day in 1793

1788 painting by Ludwig Guttenbrunn of Queen Marie-Antoinette as the Muse of Music. The Queen had a great love of music and was a patroness of the opera. She also paid for the music lessons of poor children.

"It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely there never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just above the horizon, decorating and cheering the elevated sphere she had just begun to move in, glittering like a morning star full of life and splendor and joy. Oh, what a revolution....Little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fall upon her, in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honor and of cavaliers! I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards, to avenge even a look which threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone; that of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded...."

–Edmund Burke, October 1793

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Amedee Two-Step

Yvette Landry on accordion

Monday, October 4, 2010

rough day

A volunteer firefighter in Lower Merion, Pa., rescues Oreo the cat from a house fire