Archive for July, 2008

Los Angeles To Ban Fast Food Expansion

Friday, July 25, 2008 8:28 Comments Off

Los Angeles bureaucrats are going to ban the opening of new fast food joints within a 32-square-mile area of the city. Of course, that will promote healthier eating! Surely, that will have people shopping for fresh food, cooking at home, and eating veggies and lean meats as opposed to processed junk. The city council’s measure [...]

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Concierge Medicine

Friday, July 25, 2008 8:00 Comments Off

A great concept for primary care physicians and patients alike: concierge medicine. This doctor in Arizona is building his concierge practice, which will give patients an alternative to assembly-line, quasi-government-managed care. It’s fee-based, and gives patients access rights to the doctor and medical records via email, web, and cell phone. When doctors don’t accept “private” [...]

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Ghetto Coffee and Punching Dicks

Sunday, July 20, 2008 21:57 Comments Off

An iced latte is now a “ghetto coffee.” One coffee house refuses to ghettoize its coffee. One Time Warner executive got very upset. The owner, Nick Cho, also said his coffee shop is basically known for its anal policies, including some serious sadistic BS like “no modifications to the Classic Cappuccino,” whatever that’s about, and, [...]

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Mindless Law Brigade: More Kiddie Pool Fascism

Sunday, July 20, 2008 21:48 Comments Off

After I posted this blog on the kiddie pool police, I received this email from my friend Ken, who lives in Eastpointe, a community just north of Detroit. Last year my mother bought Miles and Rosalia (his two youngest children) an inflatable pool – a tiny tot pool – and we got a warning notice [...]

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Coffee Marxism

Saturday, July 19, 2008 20:52 Comments Off

This article is pretty amazing. It seems that coffee house retailers/owners are refusing to acknowledge that expensive coffee (lattes, expresso, etc.) is a highly discretionary item, and not a dire need. “Unfortunately for us coffeehouses, this is the first thing you cut out,” said Jim Butt, owner of Grab a Java in Grosse Pointe Park. [...]

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The Mindless Law Brigade

Saturday, July 19, 2008 20:47 Comments Off

Thank goodness government bureaucrats are there to protect us from ourselves. Imagine having an inflatable pool with 2 feet of water and without a 4-foot fence and an idiot alarm. I can’t even imagine such a thing. Massena Code Enforcement Officer Gregory Fregoe has been busy this summer checking for violators.

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Heroic Mayonnaise

Saturday, July 19, 2008 20:30 Comments Off

It’s not only good for you – healthy fats – but it’s also the anti-spoiler at your picnic … not the spoiler. Mayo is one of my favorite foods of all time. Light or regular, but never fat-free.

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Wall Street Journal, I’m Proud of Ye

Saturday, July 19, 2008 20:24 Comments Off

Well, just a bit. The title of this opinion piece got my attention: “Stupidity and the State.” Just a few snippets I did not expect from the Journal. In a classic case of government working against itself, other more powerful government actions, including the Fed’s extraordinarily loose monetary policy, have boosted inflation and caused families [...]

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The Lawnmower Police are Coming

Saturday, July 19, 2008 20:08 Comments Off

Al Gore says we must end the carbon age within ten years, and the EPA has laid out the procedures for doing just that. In the Wall Street Journal: In a huge document released last Friday, the EPA lays out the thousands of carbon controls with which they’d like to shackle the whole economy. Central [...]

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The “Get A Clue” Award Goes To ……

Thursday, July 17, 2008 22:36 Comments Off

These bozos. Greektown Casino today will begin the process of hiring some 400 full-time workers for its permanent hotel, scheduled to open in January. “We’re seeking high-caliber applicants from the city of Detroit and elsewhere to staff what will be a world-class hotel resort,” said Craig Ghelfi, Greektown’s CEO. Detroit. One ghetto, three insolvent auto [...]

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