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in greed we trustWill the GOP compromise on the debt ceiling? It appears that they won't because, as it turns out, the resultant default on the debt will give the oligarchs who own House Republicans exactly what they want... the Social Security trust fund.

It's what they've been after for years. George W. Bush tried to "privatize" SS by placing it into the hands of Wall Street investors. (Yeah, that would have worked out swell, wouldn't it?) Luckily, the public wasn't quite that dumb, though they were evidently saving their ignorance for the 2010 mid-terms.


Now all these same investors need do is wait by the pool for the coming default and then snatch up Treasury Bonds, the very thing that funds SS, for relative peanuts.

Hope you like cat food.

And if you're still confused about how the deficit got so big, go read what the New York Times has to say about it. (Hint: It was Bush.)


(Note: The following story is a joke, an attempt at humor, an amusing anecdote. I was nowhere near a church, especially the one in my neighborhood which now sports a stylish rendition of the Flying Spaghetti Monster on the bell tower. Really. I swear.)

I was at church the other day and when the collection came around I put some Monopoly money in the basket.

The priest said to me, "What are you doing? That's not real money!"

I replied, "Really? Well, let's talk about this god of yours..."


Christians have a funny relationship with money. The Bibble constantly refers to it as evil, even suggesting the only way into Heaven is to give up all that you own. Then there's the camel through the needle's eye, Jesus' pronouncement about the evils of icky, awful, nasty-wasty old Mammon, etc.

And let's not forget God's trick question to Solomon where He offered to grant his any wish. Solomon chose wisdom, which isn't a difficult choice as he was already a wealthy king, at which point God says "Good answer!" and showers him with even more riches. There were no details of said jackpot but as it was God himself being so generous I'm guessing it was a hefty haul. Unfortunately, this sudden influx of valuables on the open market must have sent inflation skyrocketing thus screwing the little guy as an extra, added bonus. Way ta go, God.

If I'm any judge of such literature, the perfect Christian money would not only be sans any blessing by the Big Kahuna in the Clouds but there'd be no money at all. Just peace, love and universal understanding.

Oh, that's right. We're talking about Christianity. Sorry.



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

The following is #58 in a list of Republican job creation activities since they gained control of the House in 2011. None, sad to say, have yet to result in one, single new job.

(58) 7-27-2011: No new jobs but at least 4000 workers have hit the bricks as a result of the GOP's jihad against airport unions.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? Bill O'Reilly pleads the case that (Guffaw!) Anders Brevik couldn't possibly be a Christian, because (Hoot!) Christians don't go on murder sprees. (Snort-poot-howl!)

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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