Monday, December 12, 2005

Still Light Blogging

But I promise, it will pick up later this week and should go back to normal for the rest of the year.

In the meantime, I try to help. BTW, the chicken crossing the road additions provided by my readers were wonderful. Some of the best reader participation the Cheese has ever seen.

In the meantime, there is a new website dedicated to Happy News. It is worth checking out when you are tired of reading news and eating prozac together.

Also, try this Christmas Quiz. Or is it Holiday Quiz?


At 12:40 AM, Blogger a former european said...

Insolent peasant! We have not given you leave to cease from your blogging toil! Court Knouter (yes, there truly was such a position in hallowed days of yore)! 50 lashes to the villain so he will henceforth mind his station!

In our infinite wisdom, we have decreed that you must perpetually blog without rest. This is consistent with our well-settled rulings of the past.

Because driving is a privilege, we have ruled that the govt can force you to buy insurance, wear helmets, wear seatbelts, and submit to all sorts of minute regulations.

Because being licensed to practice a profession is a privilege, we have ruled that the govt may compel you to work for free. For example, for states that have mandatory arbitration schemes, lawyers must work as arbitrators for little or no compensation as a condition of maintaining their licenses to practice law. Other professions have similar provisions. No, this is not a return to serfdom or feudalism whereby serfs were required to provide their masters with free services. Why do you ask?

Because "owning" land is a privilege, we have ruled that the govt can do what it wishes with "your" land at its whim. The quotations are used because we have also previously ruled that you can't technically "own" any land. You rent it from the govt. The rent being paid in the form of property taxes. If you don't pay the "rent", the govt/landlord can seize the land back. Under KELO, the govt can also evict you from your rented land if it finds a tenant it likes better.

Therefore, because blogging on the Internet (created by the govt) is another privilege, we have ruled that you must forever blog without rest to keep the populace amused as a condition of your ability to blog. Keeping the populace amused is a compelling state interest (the peons are less troublesome that way), so get back to work, lazy peasant, or face durance vile!

-- The 9th Circuit, accord SCOTUS


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