Friday, April 22, 2011

9/11 Irony

In many ways, this is a seriously-stupid country:
Medical providers will soon inform 9/11 first responders about a provision in the James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation law that requires them to be run through the FBI's terrorism watch list before they can receive health care benefits.

...The Zardoga health care bill passed by a vote of 206-60 in December after some controversy, thanks to a little help from Jon Stewart, who drew mass attention to the fight through his show.

Stearns said in a statement that "this amendment was adopted in the full Energy and Commerce Committee without opposition and it merely requires that the names of those receiving health benefits be cross-checked with the terrorist watch list to ensure that no terrorists get these benefits."

Adventure Of The Simple Dog

"She had only been outside by herself for a few hours, but the staggering amount of new experiences had crowded out all her memories from before the adventure. "

Tax Lies Rule The Airwaves

Note how there is almost no progressivity built into the tax system at all:
"Yes, high-income people pay the bulk of the federal income tax. But that’s not the only tax! And while the income tax is quite progressive, the payroll tax — the other major federal tax — isn’t; and state and local taxes are strongly regressive.

CORE's "Awake My Soul" This Weekend

CORE is presenting their Spring Show this weekend. It pains me greatly that the opening weekend of DMTC's "How To Succeed...." coincides with CORE's show, so I won't be able to attend. Nevertheless, if you aren't so encumbered, by all means, see the show! "Silent Noise" was presented at the Crocker Art Museum recently, and has been reworked for the Benvenuti stage. Blair says it was the Crocker's best-received performance there ever. In addition, a second piece will also be presented. Something with ramps and platforms....

Don't miss these shows! Some of Sacramento's best dancers will take to the stage! And as a bonus, Christina Day (pictured above) will perform!

Making The Case To The NBA

Sign waver, plus camera truck, equals a cacophony of vehicle horns on J Street.