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Some Call It A Bonfire (Or Carnival) Of Classiness....

We call it "Classiness, All Around Us."

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In no particular order, WILLisms.com presents classiness from the blogosphere:


1.

Jay Reding has more on the myth of the Social Security Trust Fund (via RWN):

The Social Security Trust Fund isn’t like a T-Bill or another federal bond. In the latter case, Uncle Sam is making a promise to pay you a set amount. The Social Security Trust Fund doesn’t work that way....

Flemming v. Nestor already extablished that there is absolutely no legal guarantee to Social Security benefits. Social Security could be legislated out of existence, and the money in the “trust fund” would simply be “paid back” by the SSA to the federal government (ie the obligations inherent in them would basically be wiped off the books). It’s a convenient legal fiction, and it’s essentially meaningless in real financial terms....

The only way to put Social Security in a real “lockbox” is to ensure that the government cannot touch the assets designated for beneficiaries. The only way to do that is to get it out of the hands of government. Hoping that the mythical Social Security Trust Fund will save us from the impending fiscal crisis is about like hoping Superman will swoop to the rescue - it simply isn’t going to happen.

2.

File It Under offers this analysis of whether members of a jury reading the Bible should preclude the possibility of a death sentence:

If they rule that the Bible verses somehow brainwashed people into making moral judgments that they otherwise wouldn't have made (which is hypothetical again), then you have to ask should Christians, or people of faiths, be allowed to sit on a jury at all.


3.

Mythusmage Opines blog links with these time-wasters:

Your Brand of American Dialect.

Here was ours (although we could have gone either way on some of the questions):

Your Linguistic Profile:

75% General American English
15% Dixie
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern
0% Upper Midwestern

Also try out:

Your Inner European.


4.

The Political Calculations blog has so much great stuff, just go to the main page and scroll down.

There's a comparison between the EU and USA you might find surprising.

There's a neat interactive tool you can use to model reaction time surrounding the incident involving Italian (and Communist) journalist Giuliana Sgrena.

There's another look at the Social Security calculator wars.

And of course, there's an oldie-but-goodie, the Classic Cow Model of economics.

In short, Political Calculations is a fantastic blog. There's always something thoughtful and unique.

5.

PoliPundit compares and contrasts freedom of speech for liberal and conservative professors:

Ultra-left lunatic professor Ward Churchill, who called the victims of 9-11 “little Eichmanns,” goes around the country making speeches for thousands of dollars a pop. He is still a professor, of course.

By contrast, professors who make non-PC remarks that are patently true can get into deep trouble.

6.

Scrappleface satire site has these stories on the Bolton confirmation:

Biden Claims Bolton Staring at Him During Hearing

Bolton Denies Boxer's Claim: 'I Am Not the Walrus'

7.

La Shawn Barber looks at the failure of left-wing talk radio:

When I first heard about Air America, it struck me as strange that a group of people — investors and Hollywood personalities — thought all they needed to do was put the product out there, generate heavy promotion in mainstream media, promising to be the answer to conservative radio. I’m no economist, but I thought there had to be a market for a product. Anybody could’ve seen what was coming.


8.

In light of the recent protests in China, Winds of Change has a great look at China:

As we've seen over the past 2 weeks, the Chinese government is more than happy to channel some of that simmering angst into nationalism with a hostile edge, even as it seeks to keep control of what it is unleashing.


9.

Publius Pundit looks at the situation in Belarus.

For reference, Belarus is the only "not free" country (as classified by Freedom House) in Eastern Europe:

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10.


Blogs for Bush looks at what will happen if Harry Reid continues in the same obstructionist tradition as Tom Daschle:

...if the Democrats follow through with their threats to shut down the Senate it would be political suicide.


And don't forget to check out the classy WILLisms.com Featured Posts on the left-hand sidebar, plus all the great Trivia Tidbits of the Day, "Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Not Afraid Of Intellectual Combat," and "Should We Stay Or Should We Go, Now?"


Previous Certifications of Classiness from WILLisms.com:

February 8, 2005

February 16, 2005

February 18, 2005

February 21, 2005

February 22, 2005

February 25, 2005

March 3, 2005

March 9, 2005

March 15, 2005

March 22, 2005

March 29, 2005

April 5, 2005

April 12, 2005

WILLisms.com offers a classiness roundup as a weekly feature, every Tuesday, with 10 posts deemed classy. We love to spread the word on upcoming blogs, being that WILLisms.com also fits that description. If you would like to nominate a post on your blog or another blog for inclusion, email us at WILLisms@gmail.com. Write "Classy Nomination" in the subject.

At some point in the future, we're also going to introduce a roundup of lameness, which will provide examples of shrill, angry, extremist, anti-American, self-loathing, intentionally misleading, and other unclassy posts from blogs. Again, email us at WILLisms@gmail.com to submit nominations.

Classy.

Jamming.

Posted by Will Franklin · 19 April 2005 12:51 PM

Comments

#3. Your brand of dialect was fun!... Thanks for pointing that out.I Love WILLisms.com...

Posted by: Zsa zsa at April 20, 2005 06:43 AM

Gary Aldrich has an article called Stand By Congressman Tom DeLay that is awesome!

Posted by: Zsa zsa at April 20, 2005 08:48 AM