PERCHANCE TO DREAM….Where did the phrase “sleeping like a baby” come from? As all new parents will attest ad nauseum if you accidentally allow the subject to come up, newborns sleep exceptionally badly.
How about “sleeping like a cat” instead? They seem to have the whole sleeping thing down pretty well.
KOUFAX AWARD WINNERS….Dwight Meredith has finished counting the votes for the Koufax Awards for best lefty blogging. Here are the winners:
Congratulations to all the winners. For all the details plus Dwight’s commentary, click here and scroll down.
PURPLE RAIN?….What’s up with this?
SALES TAXES AND THE DEFICIT….Apparently some California legislators are proposing that in order to tackle our $35 billion budget deficit we should expand the state sales tax to cover services as well as goods. In today’s LA Times, professional tax fighter David Doerr says that’s a bad idea: it would be an administrative nightmare, it’s inflationary (!), it would harm the business climate, etc.
But out of 500 words and with six separate reasons for opposing this plan, he does not manage to breathe even one word about the worst aspect of the whole thing: sales taxes are regressive, so increases fall disproportionately on the poor.
Oh well, at least he doesn’t pretend there’s anything compassionate about his conservatism.