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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Claire Wolfe

Celebrate!

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the income tax.

Did you have a party at your house?

11 Responses to “Celebrate!”

  1. Bear Says:

    Yeah. Had a barbecue. Two IRS auditors and a liquor revenuer.

  2. Claire Says:

    Hope they were delicious, Bear. I’ve heard most of ‘em are pretty scrawny and stringy, tho’.

  3. Joel Says:

    Gad, I hoped you soaked them in brine first. That meat’s toxic as hell.

    Actually I just like the thought of soaking them in brine. At about 150 feet. Cement is involved.

  4. DHawk Says:

    BBQ good its hard to find a pot big enough for 200lb of chilli

  5. Bear Says:

    Folks, you don’t eat them.

    Roll ‘em in pitch and use ‘em as tiki torches to illuminate the party.

  6. MamaLiberty Says:

    Ah, nope. I retired early so I wouldn’t have to deal with them anymore. Saved a fortune on tums and, after watching so many of my colleagues lose their savings in 401K and like accounts… I’m actually money ahead.

    Besides, I don’t care much for BBQ…

    Like the tiki torch idea however. Not limited to IRS, of course.

  7. Laird Says:

    2013 is also the centennial of the creation of the Federal Reserve, the ratification of the 17th Amendment (direct popular election of senators), and the re-election of Woodrow Wilson (who campaigned on a pledge to “keep us out of war”). 1913 was an especially bad year!

  8. Pre-press veteran Says:

    “1913 was an especially bad year!”

    So… maybe after 100 years of this crap, we’re going to turn the corner back to sanity? OH WAIT… that’s just my imagination, again.

    Dang it.

  9. LarryA Says:

    [1913 was an especially bad year]

    And 1914-1918 was The War To End All Wars.

    [I’ve heard most of ‘em are pretty scrawny and stringy, tho’.]

    What I’ve noticed is fat. All fat. No real meat at all.

  10. Hanza Says:

    The 16th Amendment was not legally ratified.

    When there is a proposed Constitutional Amendment, the proposal is sent to each state’s legislature who must vote on it as it was written.

    But what happened in several states is that those legislatures changed the wording, and then voted on that changed wording making the proposal null and void.

    However, the government guy in D.C. who was charged with tallying the votes counted those changed wordings as valid as though they were the legal proposal.

    There were enough states that voted on changed wording to have prevented the Amendment from passing.

    The fix was in.

  11. Laura Says:

    I work in the cash office of a major retailer. I ordered some $1s for our safe last week and they came to me wrapped in bands celebrating “100 Years of the Federal Reserve System.”

    It amused me to think that if I strung a bunch of those bands together, they’d look just like chains and cuffs…

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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