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  • Curley Effect in California

    05/04/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    EconLog ^ | MAY 4, 2012 | David Henderson
    ... California has become a heavily Democratic state. The majority Democrats in the legislature and the Democratic governor are pursuing highly wasteful projects: a "high-speed" rail that probably won't be high-speed but will surely be high-cost, and higher marginal income tax rates (already among the highest in the United States) on the highest-income people, to name two. They don't seem to be restrained by the worry that many of the most-productive people will leave and are leaving the state. You can attribute this simply to ideology, and I'm sure that's an element. But I also think one of the Democrats'...
  • How Property Taxes and the 'Curley Effect' Are Killing Baltimore

    08/27/2011 11:46:30 AM PDT · by mathprof · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/27/2011 | STEVE H. HANKE AND STEPHEN J.K. WALTERS
    As affluent residents leave town, the political playing field tips further and further in favor of pro-tax Democrats. This coming Labor Day weekend, traffic in downtown Baltimore will move at more than 100 miles per hour—or not at all: The city's main streets will be closed so that IndyCar racers can compete in the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. Much more than prize money is at stake. Nine days later, on Sept. 13, voters will pick a mayor, and incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is betting that the auto race will draw thousands of free-spending tourists and stimulate the local economy, thereby demonstrating...
  • Zogby Poll: Most Americans Can Name Three Stooges, But Not Three Branches of Gov't

    08/15/2006 7:43:05 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 52 replies · 4,818+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 15 | Brit Hume
    Zogby Poll: Most Americans Can Name Three Stooges, But Not Three Branches of Gov't Tuesday, August 15, 2006 By Brit Hume A recent poll found that nearly three-quarters of those asked could name each of the Three Stooges — Larry, Curly and Moe — but only 42 percent were able to name the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government. That's according to a new Zogby poll in which 77 percent of Americans could name two of the seven dwarfs, while just 24 percent knew two of the nine Supreme Court justices. And while 57 percent of Americans could name...
  • OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS

    04/28/2006 6:59:08 AM PDT · by Xenophobic Alien · 308 replies · 8,486+ views
    It's friday
  • Sunday Fun w/ 3 Stooges Quotes

    03/05/2006 11:05:48 AM PST · by ExcursionGuy84 · 128 replies · 1,200+ views
    ExcursionGuy84 | 03/05/2006 | ExcursionGuy84
    Happy Sunday the 5 of March 2006 Everybody! For any of you who like the Good 'Ol Days/Golden Years of Comedy, especially Slapstick/Silliness....or just happen to be extremely tickled by the world-famous trio of knuckleheads..... Welcome! "Sit down" and share, talk about & list our Favorite Stooge moments, quotes, incidents memories etc. Moe: " Start Talkin'! "
  • Mayor says 'knuckleheads' to blame for parade shooting

    01/16/2006 2:04:47 PM PST · by Ellesu · 31 replies · 918+ views
    nola.com ^ | 1-16-06 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — "Knuckleheads" are to blame for the shootings that wounded three people just after a parade organized to show unity and support for New Orleans' rebuilding, Mayor Ray Nagin said Monday at a Martin Luther King Day ceremony. In the face of the devastation still remaining, four months after Hurricane Katrina hit, people still came together to have a float-less "second-line" parade and have a good time, Nagin said. Framing his speech as a conversation in which he asked King's opinion about what has happened to New Orleans, Nagin said he told the slain civil rights leader:...
  • Obituary

    11/29/2005 5:07:36 AM PST · by 08morganl · 4 replies · 344+ views
    Redneck World Magazine | 2004
    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. he will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isnt always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (dont spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting stategies (adults, not kids, are...
  • 'Three Stooges' Action Lands Boy in Court

    08/07/2005 9:58:33 PM PDT · by lunarbicep · 88 replies · 4,698+ views
    'Three Stooges' Action Lands Boy in Court A 15-year-old boy who pinched and twisted the nipples of a 13-year-old has been sentenced to three days of community service for harassment. David Thumler, 15, said the "titty-twister" was just horseplay. The mother of 13-year-old Matthew Cox counters that the incident was humiliating for her son, who saw it as an assault from an older, bigger bully. "They're not friends," she said. "If he was my son's friend, it would be a different thing," said Bobby Cox. In addition to the community service, Thumler has been ordered to pay a $67...
  • Remembering Larry Fine (Vanity)

    01/24/2005 11:58:01 AM PST · by Heatseeker · 33 replies · 1,794+ views
    January 24, 2005
    With the passing over the weekend of Johnny Carson, I thought we should also remember today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Louis Feinberg, a.k.a. Larry Fine, of "The Three Stooges". Rather than repost something long here, I'll just add a couple of links: A good biography of the life of Larry Fine, from the official Three Stooges web site. Another good bio is courtesy of the StoogeWorld site. threestooges.net, one of the better of the scores of Stooge web sites out there. Amazon has a listing of what I think is the only biography of Larry Fine...
  • Debate incident leads to injury

    10/08/2004 4:33:50 PM PDT · by ambrose · 41 replies · 1,489+ views
    Herald Sun | 10/1/04
    Debate incident leads to injury The Herald-Sun Oct 1, 2004 : 5:57 pm ET CARRBORO -- After watching the presidential debate Thursday night, two UNC students ended up slapping each other while fighting over who Jesus would vote for in the election. According to a police report, the concept of "turning the other cheek" came up, and James Robert Austin, 19, of 1305 Granville Towers West in Chapel Hill, slapped Robert Brooks Rollins, 22, of 104 Brewer Lane in Carrboro, on the cheek at Rollins' house. After that, Rollins slapped Austin, and Austin landed on the concrete patio, possibly striking...
  • Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special

    04/01/2003 4:52:20 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 21 replies · 675+ views
    NBC ^ | 4/1/03 | Bridget Fonda, Michael Chiklis, Tracy Morgan, Cheryl Hines, Tom Arnold
    Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special 7:00PM-8:00PM, Tuesday, Apr 1 Bridget Fonda, Michael Chiklis, Tracy Morgan, Cheryl Hines, Tom Arnold, and Peter and Bobby Farrelly are among the celebrities honoring the comics' work and long popularity.
  • Fourth Stooge: Unwrapping the life of the trio's comic foil

    12/27/2002 8:40:56 AM PST · by Rodney King · 8 replies · 458+ views
    Greenwich Time ^ | today | Steve Chawkins
    Fourth Stooge: Unwrapping the life of the trio's comic foil By Steve Chawkins Special to The Advocate and Greenwich Time December 27, 2002 Floor-to-ceiling shelves stacked with boxes, filing cabinets packed with cross-referenced folders, rows of chronologically arranged binders: But for the movie posters on the walls, Saxon Sitka's rented office in Amarillo, Calif., looks like a corner in the fluorescent depths of a presidential library. In fact, it's a son's tribute to his departed dad: the longtime straight man for the Three Stooges. Emil Sitka died four years ago at 83. Since then, Saxon has taken charge of his...