Don’t Spend It All in One Place . . .

27 07 2009

The Leon County School Board will vote on its tentative $430 million budget for the new school year and a proposed decrease in property taxes for homeowners during Tuesday’s meeting.

[Really? Hey, maybe we can afford Favorite Daughter’s fall term at FSU after all? That’s public education we can use!]

With the new tax rate, homeowners will pay $7.747 for every $1,000 in property value compared to last year’s rate of $7.82.

That means, for example, a resident with a home valued at $200,000 will pay $12.79 less in property taxes, said Merrill Wimberley, chief-financial officer for the Leon County School District.

Not the $1,279 we need to make up the tuition gap? You’re sure, you mean twelve dollars (oh, right, plus another seventy-nine cents) — and that’s not per family member as Alaska tax rebates, but for the whole family, for the whole year? Um, well, I guess we can go stand in line at McDonald’s and cover our kids for a couple of hours at least, if we don’t bring their soccer team along . . .

What Do Elected Republicans Believe About Birther Conspiracy?

27 07 2009

From Mike Stark, UVA Law Student, US Marine, and a citizen journalist
Posted: July 27, 2009

(Watch to the end, because a truly honorable Rep rep  speaks in the last 30 seconds)

Cartoon Commentary

27 07 2009
by August J. Pollak, SomeGuyWithaWebsite dot com

by August J. Pollak, SomeGuyWithaWebsite dot com

Favorite Daughter and the Real Parisian Day

27 07 2009

en route

“Real Parisian Day Today”
Posted by FavD (penguindust) under France, Paris

We started off this morning by visiting Notre Dame. It’s just as gorgeous as you think it is, and has three times as many rose windows as you think it does. Notre Dame is one of those Paris landmarks that is always taking us by surprise – just strolling along, minding our own business, and suddenly, whoa, there’s Notre Dame de Paris.

Then we spent four hours or so at the Louvre. Oh, the Louvre. It is quite an experience, if only because the sheer amount of artwork is overwhelming. Our tour guide on Saturday told us that if you spent thirty seconds in front of every piece in the Louvre, it would take you Read the rest of this entry »