8:51 PM Aug 24, 2011by Rob Ritchie

Zombie's Voluntary Tax Rates and Personalized Earmarks: How to Solve the Debate over Taxes

Submitted for your approval: The perfect solution to America’s national debate over taxes.

This proposal is completely serious. Below you will find my suggestion for an amended IRS 1040 form. As you will see, it contains two new sections: “Voluntary Tax Rate,” in which each American can individually determine his or her own rate of income taxation; and “Allocation,” in which taxpayers can apply their personal tax payments to specific federal expenses.

It’s simple, it’s completely non-partisan and even-handed, and it allows for total individual autonomy and personal freedom.

Will it lead to a complete restructuring of the United States government? Possibly. And if it does, will that be a good thing? Most definitely.

Read on to see how this new idea came about.

8:04 PM Aug 21, 2011

by Rob Ritchie

Mark Steyn: The Imperial Presidency

This guy is brilliant. Read this whole thing, which includes this humorous bit:

By sheer coincidence, I happen to be writing a conspiracy thriller in which a state-of-the-art Canadian bus transporting Pres. Michael Douglas on a tour of Minnesota goes rogue and takes over the government of the United States. Eventually, crack CIA operative Keira Knightley breaks in the rear window and points out to the Canadian bus that it’s now $15 trillion in debt. In a white-knuckle finale, the distraught and traumatized bus makes a break for Winnipeg pursued by Chinese creditors.

Internet Spammer Found

10:54 AM Aug 18, 2011by Rob Ritchie

I found this story of how a notorious Internet Spammer was caught to be very interesting.

Case Study: How a notorious spammer was brought down via Twitter