Death and Taxes

First Nikki has a heart attack, now my mom’s cat is dying. He’s kind of old so I didn’t notice that he’s not been moving very quick lately. He’s lost his catlike reflexes but I didn’t think much of it. Now today this HUGE abcess has suddenly appeared, about the size of a silver dollar pancake (mmmmm, paaaaancakes!) and he’s not moving at all, except to breathe. He’s being taken to the vet like now. Five bucks says he’s gonna die.

Then I’m reading this Econ book my ex-wife left here when she moved out (thanks bitch, I needed some restroom reading material!) . Silly me. I used to think that Federal Farm subsidies were intended to keep meat and dairy prices low for the consumers. No. They actually drive prices up, then when consumers cut back due to the inflated prices, the government has to buy the surplus then pay to store it. So we pay higher taxes for the privilege of paying more for milk and sugar. Disturbing. I think I’m going to go back to reading Mein Kampf. At least that has the occasional one-liner in it.

3 Responses to “Death and Taxes”

  1. Phelps says:

    Try “Eat the Rich” by P.J. O’Rourke. Hell, if you’ll give me your address, I’ll mail you my copy. (You have to send it back when you are done.) There’s some econ that I didn’t really understand until I read it there (mixed in with the one liners) and I read libertarian/Austrian school crap like Mises and Bastiat.

  2. Marcos told me about the cat. I think he had the honors of the big trip today. Lucky boy!

    And don’t get me started on how fucked up agriculture is in our country. I was raised on a farm/ranch and my family still does it. I dunno why they are still in it but it sure isn’t for the money!

  3. Mexigogue says:

    Let’s see, Mike’s Top 10 Reasons to Run a Farm in America:

    10. the ambience
    9. You now have an excuse to have the “Green Acres” them song programmed on your chellphone.
    8. You always wanted to learn Spanish???
    7. You can invite your city friends over to pee on the electric fence.
    6. When your heavyset mother-in-law pulls up chompin’ on a cigar, you can mutter “Them Dukes, them Dukes!”
    5. Fresh vegetables
    4. You get to feel magnanimous when people eat.
    3. Every once in a while you can check the spider web in the pig’s pen to see if it’s spelling anything out for the pig to read.
    2. The babe-magnet value: the way all the hot chicks jump in your lap when you say “I’m a farmer!”
    1. (and this is same reason 99% of us perform jobs we don’t want to:) THE MONEY