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in cthuhlu we trustSince 1956, when the words "In God We Trust" was added to our money as part of an anti-communist fervor, the dollar has lost about 80% of its value due to inflation. I guess that was the intended purpose as it sure kept them dad-blasted commies away.

Commies aside, it's really a bit presumtuous to put such a high-falutin' phrase on anyone's money, let alone ours. I mean, does anyone honestly think god would want his name associated with a piece of currency like the dollar? Not only does it power the deadliest war machine in the known universe but it's also instrumental in a consumer-driven economic system whose ultimate goal seems to be the total destruction of our ecosytem.

But what do I know? Maybe it's just a place-holder until Republicans find a way to get their beloved god's picture on the money, too. You know... Ronald Reagan.

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.


Speaking of people who are lousy with money, House Republicans are demanding at least $2 trillion in spending cuts before they'll allow President Obama to raise the spending limit by the same $2 trillion. Only trouble is, they can't seem to come up with $2 trillion in cuts.

So they won't let the president raise the debt limit to meet their demands because their own list doesn't meet their own demands. Thank you, GOP.

Footnote: As Dow Jones begins to tank as a result of the games the GOP is playing with the debt limit it looks like this game of chicken is going to the prez. Three guesses on whom the Republicans will blame all this rancorous lunacy.


Interested in hearing more about Rupert Murdoch's phone-hacking scandal? Well, don't expect to find it on Fox News. Here, for example, is a snippet of off-air conversation between three analysts on Fox News Watch:

CAL THOMAS: Anybody want to bring up the subject we're not talking about today for the -- for the [online] streamers?

JAMES PINKERTON: Sure. Go ahead, Cal!

THOMAS: No, go ahead, Jim. I'm not going to touch it.

JUDY MILLER (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): With a ten foot [inaudible].



john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #52 in a list of accomplishments by the GOP since they gained control of the House in 2011. None have yet to result in one, single new job.

(52) 7-13-2011: The GOP claims they passed 9 bills that would create 500,000 jobs. Except they didn't create jobs. They really, really didn't.

For the entire list of GOP futility, click here.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? They used a photo of a man climbing over the border fence to ridicule Obama border security, but fail to mention that, ahem, the guy was apprehended by Border Patrol.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Customer: How do you know when it's really counterfeit?
Clerk: It'll say "In God We Trust".