Monday, November 14, 2005

What A Beautiful View... That'll Be $1,000

Since New Hampshire has prevented itself from implementing a sales or income tax, they have decided to tax something they have plenty of: scenery. They could do that in North Carolina, but I'd only be paying about six cents.

Granted, this is supposed to be part of the property value, but... honestly. Why raise the property value $200,000 in one fell swoop based on a view? And what would happen if they tried this in, say, Montana?

I suppose this is somewhat of a setback for the Free Staters up there...

Also, the award for Losing A Game In The Most Absolutely Innovative And Heartbreaking Way goes to the Washington Redskins... I still can't tell whether Mike Alstott actually got the ball across the goal line on that two-point conversion.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Me neither, though in my completely unbiased opinion he was between 6 inches and a foot short. It still doesn't change the fact that the Skins couldn't muster more than a 3 and out to keep the Bucs off the field, nor subsequently stop Chris Simms, who in his post-game interview seemed to forget that there's no "I" in "team".