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Category Archives: UnCommon Cents

Short reviews of the most recent events viewed in a humorous manner. We ask if they make cents. All done quick!

God, Heaven & Hell, Life after Death and Ungulate Poop

little girl on an airplane reading
An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk?  Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total  stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist.  “How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay,” she said.  “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask you a question first.  A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass.  Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps.  Why do you suppose that is?”

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”  To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”

And then she went back to reading her book.



Our Deficit in a Picture Graph

There’s been a lot said and attributed to President Obama and his spending as being the cause the for the current fiscal crisis.  This graph says something much different.  The light blue is almost non-existent going forward. The item that is large and gets larger going forward if nothing changes are the Bush era tax… Continue Reading

Fiscal Cliff Beckons | Should We Be Scared?

As someone else mentioned, if you didn’t know who or what the “Fiscal Cliff” was, you might think it was a reggae performer. The results of the fiscal cliff were determined years ago by a bipartisanship members of both the House and Senate.  It raised revenue and cut spending.  Isn’t that what this whole thing… Continue Reading