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Caution the following material might be considered inappropriate for the young, elderly, government employees and others with mental defects.

Just when I thought the idiots in government couldn’t get any more stupid, I have a day like today. Even though since I shrugged I haven’t had to pay income taxes, I use the income tax structure via the EIC to recoup the other taxes I’m forced to pay throughout the year e.g. property taxes, $.50 on every gallon of gas and diesel, a shockingly high percentage of the cost of booze and tobacco, hunting licenses, etc.

So every year I continue to file the fucking 1040 (or is it the 1040 fucking form) to the feds and state. Every year these cock-suckers at least sent me the paperwork to do it. Though it is nothing more than a kind of government reach-around, hey, it was something. This year however, the rectal-leaches didn’t even bother to give me the reach-around. OK, not that big of a deal I hear you saying, that’s what i thought too; so I called the Post Office, and they weren’t sent any forms this year. OK, there’s still the courthouse right? Nope, they didn’t get any either. So I’ll have to get them off the internet. They expect me to know how to run a computer (not too hard for me, but what about that eighty year-old grandma down the road a piece,) they expect me to own a printer to print off the forms, (sure I have one but some people don’t, furthermore, I don’t want to waste my ink on this, nor foul my machine with these kinds of IRS ass-drippings,) or they expect me to give someone a percentage of my money to do some basic math that I’m perfectly capable of doing.

The part of me that makes me such a great chess player (note how I’m not using the phrase conspiracy here) wonders if this is part of a larger strategic move. Like the CPA lobbyists wanting to make professional preparation mandatory, or whether the USPS is wanting to start charging a monthly fee…one of the primary reasons postal service was provided to money losing areas was that the government needed a way to collect taxes.

[Must not look for high buildings] ARRRRRRRRRG! I think I’ll go to the bar instead of doing the taxes today…where the fuck is my Advil. /rant

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Published in: on February 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm  Comments (4)  
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This is the Way to Bring About Change


Here’s a guy who gets it:

Fed up with what he views as crappy treatment from the TSA, the owner of a restaurant near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has decided to put all TSA agents on his No-Eat List.

“We have posted signs on our doors basically saying that they aren’t allowed to come into our business,” one employee tells travel journalist Christopher Elliott. “We have the right to refuse service to anyone.”

She says that whenever a TSA agent attempts to dine at the restaurant, “we turn our backs and completely ignore them, and tell them to leave… Their kind aren’t welcomed in our establishment.”

The restaurant claims that 90% of its patrons are in agreement with their stance and that the local police have actually helped escort TSA workers off the premises.

“Until TSA agents start treating us with the respect and dignity that we deserve, then things will change for them in the private sector,” says the employee.

http://consumerist.com/2011/02/seattle-area-restaurant-wont-serve-tsa-agents.html

Published in: on February 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm  Comments (3)  
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Opening a New Book


Literally. My little notebook is full. My daughter purchased me another for my birthday, so I’m retiring my constant companion for the last year. A lot of people have asked why I carry this notebook. The answer is quite simple: so I don’t forget. The next question is always “what.” I’ve never been able to explain that to my satisfaction but maybe you can. I present to you The Best of Notebook 2010. If you can classify this amalgamation of madness, let me know. But even if it makes no sense to you I hope you enjoy reading it. I know I sure had fun looking back.

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Published in: on February 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm  Comments (3)  
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Published in: on February 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm  Comments (3)  

Um Yeah.


I thought I’d let the friends who’s only contact with me is through this blog know that I co-authored the saddest thing I ever wrote today:

We wanted to let those of you, who we didn’t already personally contact, know that we (Jay and Shelley) are separating and getting a divorce. For many years our lifestyles have been diverging, and we have come to a point where neither of us can be truly happy while we are together. Shelley will be returning to Durango where she has a much higher chance of finding the type of work that she finds fulfilling. Jay will be staying in The Gulch where he will continue to write and explore the boundaries of modern self-sufficiency. Though there is a lot of pain, this divorce isn’t coming from a place of anger or hurt; but rather from feelings of affection and love towards each other, and a realization that we both would have done anything for the others’ happiness except to live in a way that we would never be happy.

Published in: on February 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm  Comments (19)  
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