Tuesday, April 19, 2005

"The regulars are out!"

That's what Paul Revere actually said 230 years ago today. (Concord was, in fact, at this very hour.) "The British are coming!" would have made no sense, considering how they all were British, at least for the next year.

Interesting how things play out. Last night, I mentioned the papal election scene in Godfather III ("Comes with the set" is a bit too cruel, but close), and today I see this in the newspaper. (Better late- 23 years- than never!) I knew there was some fact behind the movie, but never realized it was that close.

New York taxes are too high? Well, you could always cut them...nah. Too simple. Here's a whale of a typical liberal solution: Make the tax code even more complicated! Make the people even more indebted to our largesse! (UPDATE: Here's a relevant article from a much better source.)

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