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Rants

Never, ever use H&R Block, they hire incompetent tax monkeys

How’s that for an inflam­a­to­ry title. But you know what, I’m pret­ty pissed. Exec­u­tive Sum­ma­ry: We have gone to H&R Block each of the last two years, and each time the “Tax Advi­sors” there have screwed up our tax­es, such that I have had to come home and do basic research on the Inter­net, take […]

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Politics

White House Press Corps grows a pair

Of course, iron­i­cal­ly, it was Helen Thomas: “Your deci­sion to invade Iraq has caused the deaths of thou­sands of Amer­i­cans and Iraqis… Every rea­son giv­en, pub­licly at least, turned out not to be true. My ques­tion is, why did you real­ly want to go to war?” He did­n’t answer her ques­tion, instead pos­tur­ing and act­ing […]

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Politics

Bush appointees uber alles

So, on NPR this morn­ing, there was a sto­ry about how career lawyers (mean­ing, peo­ple who got their jobs by apply­ing for them) at the Jus­tice Depart­ment, agreed unan­i­mous­ly that Tom DeLay’s redis­trict­ing of Texas vot­ing dis­tricts was ille­gal, but they were over­ruled by a Bush admin­is­tra­tion apointee. It caused me to won­der how many […]