Gongol.com Archives: November 2010
Brian Gongol

November 15, 2010

The United States of America Corrosion doesn't care which party controls Congress
Both of the major American political parties have been generally (and woefully) negligent of the need for maintaining our national infrastructure in a responsible fashion. Unfortunately, one crowd of politicians doesn't care how much debt they incur, as long as it's spent on short-term vote-buying, and another crowd thinks that taxes are always too high, no matter what taxes they are or who's paying them. But funding our infrastructure responsibly and sustainably is imperative if we want to maintain a leading global economy.

Humor and Good News Is it a good idea to buy stocks?
Depends on whether you're talking about the financial instruments or the tool of punishment. On the subject of jokes, it should be noted that Des Moines-area kids are compelled to tell jokes to get Halloween treats

Iowa Des Moines is the fourth-highest-taxed city in the country
When property, income, sales, and auto taxes are combined, the only places where people pay higher taxes in the country are New York City, Philadelphia, and Bridgeport, Connecticut. That's a problem.

Business and Finance Casey's declines takeover offer from 7-Eleven
The offer came in at $43 a share, which was more than the $40 a share that had been offered by a previous suitor, and far more than the stock's market price a few months ago

Computers and the Internet Charlie Brooker is going to strangle every single one of you
The British columnist expresses his discontent with a judicial decision against a man who made an over-the-top "threat" against an airport via Twitter -- by making his own over-the-top threat, against everybody. Related: An observer thinks that Qantas really dropped the ball with its Twitter accounts in the middle of the recent super-jumbo engine emergency.

Humor and Good News David Hasselhoff as a hairy little toddler

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