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9 years, 1 week, 7 hours, 51 minutes ago...

If it moves, tax it
Print × Imprimerthe dissident frogman • Tuesday, October 23, 2007 · 1636 zulu time.pdf

Stuff I'm glad I saved from my email grinders:
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, Excise Taxes, Federal Income Tax, Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA), Fishing License Tax, Food License Tax, Fuel Permit Tax, Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon), Gross Receipts Tax, Hunting License Tax, Inheritance Tax, Inventory Tax, IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) Liquor Tax, Luxury Taxes Marriage License Tax Medicare Tax Personal Property Tax Property Tax Real Estate Tax Service Charge Tax Social Security Tax Road Usage Tax Sales Tax Recreational Vehicle Tax School Tax State Income Tax State 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, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What the hell happened? Can you spell "politicians!"

And I still have to "press 1" for English.

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100 times.
France has all of that (replace "Federal" by state or national when appropriate), and much, much more. 42 cents per gallon of taxes? Bah, amateurs! Taxes make for 75% of the gasoline cost at the pump in France.

And that's still nothing compared to the rest. There is no limit to the "creativity" of the legislator when it comes to spoliation as a synonym for regulation, and France is a living proof of that. We've got a tax on another tax down here folks.

France is beyond salvation, so I beg you please, don't let your politicians in the US drag you down that road(1) the way ours in Europe did, and keep doing.

9 years, 1 week, 8 hours, 57 minutes ago...

To encourage the others (some more)
Print × Imprimerthe dissident frogman • Tuesday, October 23, 2007 · 1530 zulu time.pdf

I've just found out that the convoluted array of filtering software that is supposed to keep the various pharmaceutical ads and other Mr. Winkie's Enlargement offers off my inbox and my radar has gone bonkers again.

As a result, some legitimate emails were caught and held in the custody of my proxy servers — while at the same time, I've seen more poetic(1) and unwanted messages, such as the following examples, invading my email client:
"People judge your [Mr. Winkie's -- Ed.] size by your shoes size. With [Mr. Winkie -- Ed.] Enlarge Patch you don't have to wear bigger shoes to make women think you have a huge [Mr. Winkie -- Ed.]
Incidentally, I didn't know you could mislead women with bigger shoes. I've heard about bigger cars, yes, but bigger shoes? That sounds like a neat and affordable trick, at least compared to the price tag of a Ferrari. Anybody can confirm success using it?
If your [Mr. Winkie -- Ed.] is small, even yoga won't help you
Which brings the question: then what the hell could yoga possibly be good for?
Blue whale's [Mr. Winkie -- Ed.] is 3 meters because he tried [Mr. Winkie -- Ed.] Enlarge Patch
Tested and approved then. I imagine that what's good for the blue whale is good enough for me — though I can only begin to guess the adequate, non misleading shoe size for a dude with a 3 meters trouser snake.

Oh and, since we're into poetry, this all brings to mind the words of old Bill(2). You know:
With everything that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise:
Arise, arise!
Gosh, what a dirty mind. That Shakespeare guy sounds as horny as a blue whale.

All Mr. Winkie jokes aside, I'm quite frankly rather irritated, as I always am when such things happen (and they've been known to happen). I can't really say when it started to go wrong as I'm still making my way through the various Purgatory boxes that compose my multi-layered filtering system. On a good day, they catch spam mail in the thousand(3) with very few misses, so it may take some time before I can manually look through all of this. So far, I've found wrongfully entrapped legitimate email as old as 47 bloody days.
I'm making my way through it, and will answer any mail for which an answer might still be relevant, but in case you emailed me — and expected an answer — at some point in the past two months and are reading this, please don't hesitate to resend(4). As a matter of fact, it might even help me to spot the good mail more easily.

Too bad this turned out to be a hoax, really(5). It could definitely have encouraged the others.

And the open comments question today is: are women really that interested in the size of men's shoes?



9 years, 1 week, 4 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes ago...

Don’t mention the unmentionable
Print × Imprimerthe dissident frogman • Friday, October 19, 2007 · 1239 zulu time.pdf

France 2007: same business, different monkey Among the many benefits of Anglo-Saxon "warmongering" in general — and of American "hegemonic military power" in particular — that the French most conveniently and frequently forget, is the fact that for a solid half-century now (in sharp contrast with the one before that), French officials of all branches of the government (particularly the Foreign Affairs one) were able to meet with "ze Germans" without necessarily having to forfeit half of the Motherland to our Teutonic neighbor's Fatherland.

Last in line to benefit from this situation, paid in blood, sweat and cash by the "Anglo-Americans" they so much despise, is our neat and new Foreign Affairs minister, Bernard Kouchner, fearlessly interviewed here by the thereafter neutered pacified sausage side.

Notice first a rather stunning display of naïveté on Hans Bitterman's part:
SPIEGEL: "(…) yet officials in Berlin complain that their friends in Paris are claiming every diplomatic success as their own."
Silly Boche: what else is new? Every success is French, every failure is the European Union's(1). Where the hell have you been for the last 60 years?
SPIEGEL: "Sarkozy baffles the Germans with statements like: "If France doesn't assume the leadership role, who will?"
Well, what can you expect? You lost the war Hans.

Admittedly, France didn't win it either, but it's no reason to get cocky — or do-you-want-we-shall-call the Yanks again for a new Schmeisser-spanking session?

But enough Blockheads-Bashing, let's get down to the nitty-gritty. On Iranian nukejobs and the Sound of Sanctions:
SPIEGEL: "If this doesn't work there could be war. You said it yourself."
Indeed he did, but just you wait, you impetuous Kartoffel:
Kouchner: Wait a minute.(2) What I said was: "War would be the worst possible thing." And that's what I am determined to prevent, through unremitting negotiation.(3)

SPIEGEL: It's nice that you set it straight.
Oh so nice. The Kraut's relief is palpable here, and for a reason: this sounds much like the song one could hear from Paris in the days before the Great Leap Towards Sarkozy. Remember when Jacques Chirac and his powdered monkey, the vile de Villepin, were leading the Saddam Task Force Europe, and then Foreign Affairs villain would serenade his domestic audience like so:
War is always the worst solution. (...) We're ruling out no option, but obviously want to take as far as possible any peaceful course of action which works before - should we reach an impasse - considering other options.
That was de Villepin on Iraq 2003, this is Kouchner on Iran 2007. Somebody with much time to lose please try to spot a difference in either the style or the substance; because I am feeling a bit dizzy.

Must be all that déjà vu.



9 years, 1 week, 5 days, 7 hours, 32 minutes ago...

Blessent mon cœur d’une langueur monotone
Print × Imprimerthe dissident frogman • Thursday, October 18, 2007 · 1655 zulu time.pdf

In the mail:
FROM: Matteo S. [email removed to protect the resistant]
TO: the dissident frogman
SUBJECT: "Registration open. Update, closed". Merde!

hello Dissident Frogman,

why don't you make use of your vast influence over the higher powers of the blogosphere and make Charles Johnson keep his freaking registration open for a longer time, or at least one more suitable to people living in France and Italy? Thank you, I know you will.

Saluts a la France, from Berluskozyland!

Well, now, I'm afraid I'm far from having the kind of leverage over the "higher powers of the blogosphere" Matteo credits me with, but I certainly second his call to Charles Johnson for a wider - or more timely - window of opportunity for the European Anti-Idiotarian Division, Brigade, Battalion, Company, Platoon, Section, Squad, Fire team.

Hell, I haven't had a chance to get one of those most coveted Lizard Logins for myself so far. Merde indeed.



Mr. Not-Nearly-President, could you stop doing that thing with the finger?

Albert Arnold Gore: "One day I was invent the Internet, and then I was had the Noble Prize."
Is it just me, or this lame 1970's-pop-sci-fi lookalike piece of Art To The Greater Glory of Gore shares some eerie similitude with the products of another sectarian fantasist, whose crackpot and self-serving ideas — barely hiding his totalitarian thrive to control his fellow men — have been widely dismissed as pseudoscience and quackery?

There is a lineage and a trend here folks. These things just don't emerge by coincidence.

And I'm not prone to conspiracy theories, as a general rule.

H/T No Pasaran


Dang. I published before I put the hyperlinks in. But then, I didn't invent the Internet, so cut me some slack here will you?
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