Gongol.com Archives: October 2006
Brian Gongol

October 4, 2006

Humor and Good News "Back to the Future" Biff sings about the trilogy
(Video) Hilarious short clip. Funnier and less scary than the Wendy's burger-cooking training video also online.

Water News Iowa regulators increasing scrutiny of rural water supplies

Graphics BBS

Socialism Doesn't Work European employers barred from giving higher pay for longer terms of service
In yet another sign that the bureaucratic nonsense of the EU is going to slaughter Europe's long-term prospects for growth, the European Court of Justice has ruled that employers (including the public sector) can't use "experience" as a factor in determining pay. It's contrived by some as a step for gender-pay equality, but the plain fact is that once government buries itself that deep in telling employers what they can and can't do to compensate their employees, then it's curtains for the economy.

The United States of America Schwarzenegger defends the Constitution
California governor vetoes a bill that would've committed California's Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote. And good for him. The bill would've made a mockery of the Electoral College, which is a fine institution that helps keep the "republic" in this "democratic republic."

Threats and Hazards Violence from the far right in the UK
The obsession with foreign terrorists shouldn't be used to distract from the nonsense propagated by domestic criminals

Humor and Good News The only person in the world who never misses a flight

The United States of America Pork-busting help from the private sector
OMB management thanks online activists for rooting out Senator Stevens' hold on the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act