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Kibbles and Bits and Bits and Bits and…

Stuff from here, there and yonder:

Daily funnies from Calvin and Hobbes:

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And like Hobbes, just when you thought it safe to come out and put an end to the madness… there is this:

House Passes ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Bill in Bid to Spur Auto Sales

Of course I would call it the “If no company is too big to fail, then no car is too big to bail” program.

For a light-duty truck or SUV, the old truck must have a mileage rating of 18 mpg or less. To receive a voucher of $3,500, a consumer must purchase a new vehicle rated at least 2 mpg higher. To receive a voucher for $4,500, the new vehicle must get at least 5 mpg more.

So, let’s say I own a 2008 Hummer H3, and it’s a pig, and I really want a new car. Enter Santa Claus bearing gifts of vouchers; vouchers equal to dollars and not some cheesy dream vacation supposedly worth thousands and thousands of dollars. Money vouchers, backed by money donated by, well, somebody. Oh well, the devil is in the details – enough of all that small talk, you’ll ruin the mood. NOW all I gotta do is decide what I wanna drive this year. Hm, let’s see – I can buy a ’09 Porsche Cayenne and get $3500 to do so. Or I can buy a ’09 Lexus RX 350 and get $4500. Decisions, decisions. Hey, I wonder who eats the $ that gets lost in the deal since my gas-guzzlin’ trade-in has to be “crushed or shredded”? Surely they don’t expect ME to worry about the balance due to the bank on the previous loan, would they? Surely there are some fine-print details that aren’t in the story… or, WAIT! Hey! Maybe that just goes into the bank bailout funding category! I dunno. What the heck. Just buy something now, before Santa gets mad. You won’t like Santa when he’s angry.

I really like Calvin and Hobbes comics. I’m glad they’re back for viewing on the internet. Everyone should find something that makes them smile. 🙂

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