As much as people hate the tea party, a balanced budget constitutional amendment is not evil.
It says a lot that the balanced budget argument is often these days reviled variously as crazy, ignorant, and/or evil.
...you'd hate us just as much if we stayed out of everyone else's business.
This is exactly true. The US is seen as selfish and insular when it doesn't step right up and sacrifice soldiers. Is there any American, anywhere, that hasn't been upbraided by a Briton about a) being a reckless cowboy always ready to start a war and, practically in the same breath, b) showing up to WWII so "late"? The US will receive hatred and vitriol proportionate to its global influence regardless of the paths taken, and Americans would do well to not get worked up over it while giving due concern.
Really! A decent beginners guitar will set you back $50...
You ever tried keeping a $50 guitar in tune during even a modest practice session? If you're just starting out you won't even know how badly you've fallen out of tune. The cost isn't your primary point, but I suggest people steer clear of el cheapo at Toys R Us, or even Guitar Center.
You don't need a game to do this! It's called Real Life and it's a lot more fun.
Sure, you don't need a game to do this, but anything that keeps my 8yo son excited about practice is worth looking into.
They treat their employees decently and donate a lot of money to charity.
Like when they pushed the US gov't so hard to increase H-1B work visas because there "isn't enough" homegrown talent, then laid off a large number of developers shortly thereafter?
This is a good time to punt work.