August 01, 2003

What a great idea

The $400 checks that the government is sending out to (some) taxpayers are bread and circuses, nothing else---an attempt to keep the people sated so that they don't pay attention to what the government is doing. It'd be one thing if we were running a surplus, but each one of those checks represents a little bit more that the government has gone into debt, for the express purpose of bribing you to be satisfied with the current administration.

But what do you do if you don't want one, but will get one anyway? Those of you who have gotten or will soon be getting the $400 check might follow the example of Erica Derr. Erica donated her thirty pieces of silver to the Dean campaign. What a fantastic idea. I highly recommend it. If you're interested, follow this URL, and make sure to note somewhere (iirc there is a "fundraiser code" in there somewhere) that this is your tax rebate check. (For those of you out there who (tragically!) still aren't Dean supporters, donate it to your Bush-opposing candidate or party of choice!)

"The basic problem with Perl 5's subroutines is that they're not crufty enough, so the cruft leaks out into user-defined code instead, by the Conservation of Cruft Principle." --Larry Wall, Apocalypse 6

Posted by blahedo at 1:22am on 1 Aug 2003
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