Monday, January 22, 2007

Still Getting Screwed

Over the weekend I spotted an article in my local hometown newspaper complaining that the gas prices there were the highest in that particular state. Mind you, they are nearly 20 cents per gallon lower than they are locally. This means that prices across the Buckeye State are mostly under $2.00/gallon. That's far lower than they are around here. So why are we still getting screwed by the oil companies. Prices of crude have dropped precipitously. Yet the price at the pump, locally, has only gone down 4 cents. Someone should take a car bomb to one of the oil companies and blow it sky high!

Better yet...I should just get a tanker truck, drive it to Ohio and fill it with gasoline, drive it back up here and sell the gas for $2.20/gallon. I could undercut the local prices and still make a profit. Maybe even enough to ditch my real job.

So Sayeth The Shack

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Taxes, Taxes

Saw this on the discussion boards of the local newspaper. Origin and author unknown.

> *Tax his land,
> Tax his bed,
> Tax the table
> At which he's fed.
> Tax his tractor,
> Tax his mule,
> Teach him taxes
> Are the rule.
> Tax his cow,
> Tax his goat,
> Tax his pants,
> Tax his coat.
> Tax his ties,
> Tax his shirt,
> Tax his work,
> Tax his dirt.
> Tax his tobacco,
> Tax his drink,
> Tax him if he
> Tries to think.
> Tax his cigars,
> Tax his beers,
> If he cries, then
> Tax his tears.
> Tax his car,
> Tax his gas,
> Find other ways
> To tax his a$$.
> Tax all he has
> Then let him know
> That you won't be done
> Till he has no dough.
> When he screams and hollers,
> Then tax him some more,
> Tax him till
> He's good and sore.
> Then tax his coffin,
> Tax his grave,
> Tax the sod in
> Which he's laid.
> Put these words
> upon his tomb,
> "Taxes drove me
> to my doom..."
> When he's gone,
> Do not relax,
> Its time to apply
> The inheritance tax.
> *
> *Accounts Receivable Tax
> **Building Permit Tax
> **CDL license Tax
> **Cigarette Tax
> **Corporate Income Tax
> **Dog License Tax
> **Federal Income Tax
> **Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
> **Fishing License Tax
> **Food License Tax,
> **Fuel permit tax
> **Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
> **Hunting License Tax
> **Inheritance Tax
> **Interest expense
> **Inventory tax
> **IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
> **Liquor Tax
> **Luxury Taxes
> **Marriage License Tax
> **Medicare Tax
> **Property Tax
> **Real Estate Tax
> **Service charge taxes
> **Social Security Tax
> **Road usage taxes
> **Sales Tax
> **Recreational Vehicle Tax
> **School Tax
> **State Income Tax
> ** Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
> **Telephone federal excise tax
> **Telephone federal universal service fee tax
> **Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
> **Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
> **Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
> **Telephone state and local tax
> **Telephone usage charge tax
> **Utility Taxes
> **Vehicle License Registration Tax
> **Vehicle Sales Tax
> **Watercraft registration Tax
> **Well Permit Tax
> **Workers Compensation Tax
> **
> **Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
> We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world.

So Sayeth The Shack

Saturday, January 13, 2007

More Crap I Don't Care About

So there's a lot of "news" lately concerning some fighting between Donald Trump and Rosie Odonald or whoever she is. Who the frick cares? Just a bunch of worthless rich bitches thinking they are important because they have some money. What have they ever done for anyone? They can all die as far as I'm concenered. Same with this Beckham soccer dude. Is he worth that much money? NO!!! No one who has ever lived or ever will live is worth that kind of money. And this stuff is not news as far as I'm concerned. It doesn't belong in the newspaper, on TV news or anywhere else.

The Great And Powerful Shack Hath Spoken!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Work From Home Scams

Ever see the ads on TV for working from home? There is one particular ad that is on quite frequently, but every time it is on, the web site being advertised is different. Usually it is something like or or whatever; almost always a number followed by a word that has something to do with money. The one lady in the ad always says "this is the one web site you must vist". If that is true, then why is it a different web site every time she says it? I don't know about you but it sounds like a scam to me. I've never visited any of the sites to see what it is all about but it just all looks very fishy.

So Sayeth The Shack

We Didn't Spend Enough

I'm hearing that many retailers are griping about a so-so holiday shopping season. You know what that means, fellow consumers...we didn't spend enough!!

Well EXCUSE ME but I just don't have any money left! Maybe some of you readers can help the retailers out by picking up the slack and spending a little extra, but getting more money from me is like trying to get water out of a rock. I get my paycheck, pay my bills...and there's nothing left. All of my expenses are higher than they used to be but my paycheck isn't, or at least not by the same amount. I think most of you know what I mean. Any increase in income is more than eaten up by increases in expenses. And they wonder why people have so little savings and are in so much debt.

So Sayeth The Shack

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ripped Off Again!!

I have been hearing a lot lately about how the price of oil is coming down, partly due to the mild weather. However, the price of gasoline has not budged at the local gas stations. So the oil companies are ripping us off again. As soon as the price of oil goes up, the price of gasoline goes up instantaneously if not sooner, but when the price of oil goes down, the oil companies rake in the profits for weeks at a time before lowering the price of gasoline. And these oil companies are getting government subsidies financed by my tax dollars!! So I am getting double ripped off. Supposedly the government is looking toward ending these subidies. They could not so it soon enough. The oil companies don't deserve a penny!!

So Sayeth The Shack

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I'm A Global Warming Whimp

Definition: Global Warming Whimp: Someone who, when the temperature actually gets down to "normal" thinks that is is darn cold.

Ok I'll admit, I have become a "Global Warming Whimp". I was outside walking this morning when the temperature was in the 30s and the wind was blowing. I had on a moderately heavy coat and a hat. Darn it felt cold!! The temperature was at or above average, but it felt nasty. The cold never used to bother me, but now since it doesn't get cold anymore, that is a different story. Is global warming making a whimp out of you too?

Or maybe it's just that we're getting older?