Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Form 1040DEM

On the topic of the apparent optionality of taxes for senior Democrats, this is funny:

UPDATE: Reader(fn1) CF chides me in the comments for insufficient attribution. My thinking was that the link to the Flickr account hosting the picture would have been enough esp. given that my half-dozen strong readership is generally familiar enough with me to know that I didn't make this up myself.

But since I can't afford to alienate any potential readers and, of course, I also value the readers I already have far too much to ever leave them with the idea that I've tried to steal another's work, here is the full attribution:

The fake form was created by Jeff Dobbs of The Voice in my Head who apparently got the idea from a comment by Ranger at JustOneMinute who was himself apparently inspired by a comment by DaveG at Ann Althouse's blog but Mr. Dobbs also credits this post from Clarice Feldman(fn2) at the American Thinker for laying it all out.

Whew! This attribution stuff is a pain! Guess I should just stick to my own rants and not link to anyone else's creations...

fn1: Or, I strongly suspect, not reader but random one-time commenter though I do hope he or she proves me wrong by reading a couple more posts and maybe even leaving additional comments...

fn2: It occurs to me that "CF" might possibly stand for "Clarice Feldman"? If so, how nice that my attribution correction will come full circle back to her!

How about a refund?

Tom Daschle, forced today to withdraw his name from consideration for secretary of health and human services, must be kicking himself for having paid those back taxes now.

I mean, the only reason he paid them in the first place was because he had to in order to get this new post! And now he's out the taxes and doesn't even get the post!

Life can be so unfair.

On the plus side, if the Obama administration has taught us nothing else so far, it's that only suckers pay taxes.(fn1)

fn1: Unless you want to be nominated to some big post and even then it's okay, so long it's a really, really important post and you're really, really qualified.(fn2)

fn2: Qualified aside from, you know, willfully violating the tax laws that you are going to be in charge of enforcing in your new post.

I shall return

Although recent events have forced my retreat from the blog, I came through and I shall return.

Some time ago I began composing my promised response to Salty Girl and it is still forthcoming.

January found me hammered (fn1) and I am just now digging out. The end of the deluge at work is now within sight and I shall soon be free to resume my inchoate rantings about the many things that annoy me.

Stay tuned.

fn1: In what can only be considered an unusual turn of events to those who know me well, I was hammered with work and other obligations this time, rather than my more traditional sort of hammered.