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Was it Jesus…or Charles Manson?

This week, a South Carolina couple claimed to have returned from church and spotted the likeness of Jesus on a Wal-Mart receipt that they obtained a few days earlier.

I sent my mom and dad a link to the article because my mom once found the likeness of Jesus in a towel hanging in her bathroom. My mom immediately came back and said the image on the receipt looks more like Charles Manson than Jesus.

I tend to agree – so what does that mean hmmm….

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Dear America, Don’t You Take Away My Mortgage Interest Tax Break!

Mortgage Interest Tax Break No Longer Sacred?

I just read this news article by NPR and I am incensed…royally pissed off!

There are millions of homeowners in the US like me – far from “rich” or “wealthy” in the monetary sense who rely on this very small tax break to lessen the blow every April. This year I only received a break of $200 after paying $9k in mortgage interest, and I still ended up having to pay the feds some money.

The “rich” only make up about 1% of the population! Cuts like these will only hurt the rest of us, and as usual the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer.

My personal opinion about plugging the HUGE budget deficit is to stop spending billions, or maybe it’s trillions, on all the foreign war crap and start putting American’s money back into America!

I know the war situation is complex and the justification is that we’re doing it to protect our freedoms, but I’m calling a big bullshit on that because it appears that we have less freedom now than we did before 9/11, and I’m sorry that so many people died and continue to die for our government’s ulterior motives abroad.

American’s freedoms are being taken away bit by bit and it trickles down from federal government to local government. Yes, our local governments very much enjoy restricting our actions and making stupid laws to protect things like grass rather than citizens. Sure, for the most part I can go out and live my life without having to worry about being shot by a guerrilla or blown up by a suicide bomber, but I might be arrested or fined if I sit on the sidewalk in San Francisco or play in a bounce house at a park in Walnut Creek.

I’m appalled at the ridiculousness of all of this! America, please stop slowly stripping my freedoms and then taxing me for it. I want my money and my freedom back with interest!

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A Gas Line Blew Up. Time for a Five Alarm Burger?!?

A PG&E gas line blew up last night in San Bruno, CA completely destroying something like 38 homes and killing at least six people. Immediately Red Cross was setting up shelter locations and asking for blood and money donations. I totally understand the feeling of wanting to help in some way…in any way, but my first reaction wouldn’t be to go pick up some burgers from Red Robin and hand them out to victims and spectators.

Reporters were on scene getting interviews from anyone they could and they pulled aside a good samaritan who explained he had a friend that worked at Red Robin, so he thought it would be great to go pick up some free food and bring it on down to the unfortunate people who were just traumatized by a 1,000 foot fireball wreaking havoc through their neighborhood. Never mind that this was maybe only an HOUR after it all went down…people might be hungry, they just lost everything, but a burger will cheer them up and show them there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

I know what you’re thinking. Better that someone had the decency to do SOMETHING rather than NOTHING like me, right? Yeah, think what you want…I’m on my way to get some Red Robin…YUMMMMM.

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