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National Bribery and Guilt Day

Yes, it's that day again, when various industries conspire to assure you that if you really love that special someone, you will spend more money than you can afford on things that person neither needs nor has specifically said they even want. After all, if you really want to help someone improve their life condition, flowers that will die soon, candy that will rot their teeth and clog their arteries, and jewelry that will spend most of its time in a box inside a larger case somewhere are not really going to be the way to go. Of course, it's not considered "romantic" if you don't spend prime dollars on florists, choclatiers, and bling. This con game goes on every year, and somehow millions of Americans play along.

So if you're wondering how Obama and the Donkey Congress decided to sell their Graft N' Pork bill as some kind of 'emergency economic stimulus', just look at the fraud that is Valentine's day, and you should see the template they used. In their case, however, the recipient of all that useless bilge is also expected to pay for it.

Makes ya wanna whack Cupid upside the head, doesn't it?


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I went out yesterday and sp... (Below threshold)

I went out yesterday and spent $25 or so dollars on candy and plantable flowers for the erstwhile GF I see. Today I spent over $200 on reloading supplies, ammunition and magazines. YMMV

I feel so stinking guilty... NOT!

There is no problem that sp... (Below threshold)

There is no problem that spending spending an exorbitant amount of money cannot solve.

You think it's bad now?... (Below threshold)
James H:

You think it's bad now?

Before the assault weapons ban, Cupid didn't run around with that dinky little bow and arrow he has now.


Dude was armed with a fully automatic, belt loaded, rapid-fire Bow 'O' Love. That thing was a monster. Cupid'd fly into a joint meeting of Young Republicans and MoveOn.org. Five minutes, he'd fly out, and they'd all be huggin' each other. I don't think you'd wanna know what else'd happen.

Hell, in one night, he scored twelve wives for Larry King!

So be glad for strict controls on assault bows. You don't wanna see what else'd happen.

I spent $3 on Valentine's D... (Below threshold)

I spent $3 on Valentine's Day, and my wife loved the gifts.

I went "arts and crafts" th... (Below threshold)

I went "arts and crafts" this year, and my wife LOVED it. And it was all free.

Cupid? If I ever find him I... (Below threshold)

Cupid? If I ever find him I will waterboard that little bastard.

God, I'm glad I'm not you. ... (Below threshold)

God, I'm glad I'm not you.






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