Saturday, October 23, 2010

Food Stamps for Everyone!
California is now encouraging more state residents to use food stamps... at least that'll make it a little easier for the politicians to take the rest of everyone's actual money.

Apple to Buy Facebook?
Apple is considering buying Facebook. The computer company is hoping to take control of the one thing that distracts geeks from camping outside stores waiting for the next iPhone.

Stimulus Spending
Economist Paul Krugman says President Obama should have spent more money to fix the economy. In fact, he says the president would be getting higher marks on the economy if he had just paid off all the economists.

Spending Book
A new book offers advice on controlling spending. But it's not expected to do well, because the first thing it advises people to do is not buying the book.

Tax Cut Compromise?
More Democrats say they're willing to keep the Bush tax cuts for everyone except people making more than a million dollars per year. But if they could, they would just extend the tax cuts for Democrat Senators making more than a million dollars per year.

October 25th

1938: The Archbishop of Dubuque denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system,” a "primrose path to hell," and “nowhere near as awesome as Snoop Dogg’s ‘Chronic.”

1997: Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo, after a brief civil war and the fact that all the other candidates were at the all you can eat lunch buffet at Sizzler.

2004: Fidel Castro bans all transactions using the American dollar in Cuba. A similar ban has been in place in America since 2007.


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