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Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 10:36 AM


The federal government is sending most of us a $600
rebate. If we spend it at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China. If we
spend it on gasoline, the money will go to the Arabs. If we
purchase a computer it will go to India . If we purchase fruit and
vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras and Guatemala If we
purchase a good car, it will go to Japan . If we purchase useless crap
it will go to Taiwan ... and none of it will help the American economy.

The only way to keep the money here at home is to spend it on
prostitutes, weed, beer and tattoos since these are the only products still produced in the USA .

Thank you for your help and please support the US

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 10:46 AM

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 10:56 AM

Wow, I supported America with my refund and didn't even know it!!

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.0 - Posts: 4447)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 10:59 AM

For some reason, apparently due to the fact that the government doesn't recognize my cats as "dependent children," I'm only getting about $450 back. I plan to spend some of it on a digital camera. I have no imagination when it comes to spending money, so the rest will likely go toward pampering my cats more than I already do. Hmm, maybe I'll buy them another tower. The one they have now is called The Magic Kingdom --

Fully modular assembly, which is great for those of you who, like me, can't haul around a huge contraption that weighs more than you do!

-- Geri

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2476)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:02 AM

WOO HOO! Finally a good reason to get that Godsmack tatoo I want!

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2765)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:04 AM

I plan to spend it on a wide variety of male enhancement and impotence drugs, herbs and medications.

Not for

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:10 AM

We've needed a new matress for years so I bought one & a vcr/w dvd recorder that I've been wanting to transfer all our home videos. Will be spending more to renew Plantinum (which will keep it in the USA !

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:10 AM

btw - I DID buy the matress & vcr/dvd from a locally family owned business in Canton so some of it stayed in the US

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 11:20 AM

We will be spending part of $1200 at the casino. It will go to the Indians. You can't get any more American than that.
Seriously, we will blow it all in Michigans U.P. in restaurants, ferry charges, bars, groceries, gas of course, more bars and possibly a fine and court costs. Most of it will help the depressed economy in northern Michigan but will create another one in our finances because $1200 just ain't gonna do it!

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 12:21 PM

Spend it on plane tickets to Idaho in August.

I spent mine on home improvements for those spending theirs on plane tickets to Idaho in August.

Xhoney1  (Level: 76.0 - Posts: 185)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 12:43 PM

Although I would absolutely love to ♥Lodi♥, we can't make the August trip to, it'll be my beloved beer and that tattoo I've been wanting for years

Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 1:16 PM

I spent mine on plane tickets to Idaho!

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 1:35 PM

I'm betting there will be plenty of money spent on beer, and other things, in Idaho. I'm not so sure about the tattoos.

Papajensai  (Level: 203.1 - Posts: 1025)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 1:38 PM

I think I spent mine already, one weekend in the sixties, just as phitzy suggested.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 3:04 PM

I could drive to Idaho, but it would be cheaper to buy a plane.

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 10:18 PM

Y'all are all Sploof-hookers....

Mmmmmm, I am so proud to call y'all my friends (whoring, drugging, sloppy peeps)


Let's get creative!

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.0 - Posts: 4447)
Sun, 8th Jun '08 10:34 PM

Speaking of Idaho, years ago, I read a long article in a magazine (maybe Natural History or Smithsonian) about the River of No Return Wilderness before it was renamed to honor Sen. Frank Church and his environmental preservation efforts. (It's now called the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.) Anyway, I've never forgotten that article and the yearning it created in me to go to that wilderness and backpack/hike around. I'd love to do that for a few months. I doubt my measly $450 rebate would cover the cost, but it sure would be fun!

-- Geri

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Mon, 9th Jun '08 12:10 AM

"The River of No Return Wilderness was created by Congress in 1980. It is the single largest designated wilderness area in the lower 48 states of the United States. It is almost 2.4 million acres in extent, covering a vast array of ridges, deep canyons, glaciated peaks, meadows, and one large rolling plateau -- the Chamberlain Basin which covers 500 square miles. Located entirely in the vast Salmon River Mountains, it embraces a portion of the largest continuously mountainous terrain in the United States. Over 3000 miles of trails provide access inside the Wilderness."

Smaug  (Level: 145.4 - Posts: 2765)
Mon, 9th Jun '08 12:42 AM

....and not one full set of teeth.

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 848)
Tue, 10th Jun '08 2:35 PM

Spent part of my "stimulus" to buy a used motorcycle. The rest is now going to

Better from my perspective is I received a royalty check today for $78.31 for a
text I contributed a chapter to almost 10 years ago. What's really cool was the
salutation: "Dear Author"

I spent about half the check on a bottle of Templeton Rye. Sorry, Phitzy, probably
not all that creative. But it's very, VERY good stuff. Made in Iowa and available only
in Iowa and Illinois.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Tue, 10th Jun '08 3:02 PM

I never got royalty checks any longer. The company states that they won't cut a check under $50. One time they sent me a coupon for $20 or something and said that if I used it, it would be in lieu of any future royalty checks. I didn't cash it in. I'm still waiting for the Physics book to get back on the best sellers list.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 10th Jun '08 3:10 PM

Got everything but the prostitutes! I'm goin' to Idaho!

Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 4:25 AM

In the 60s, the river of NO RETURN was the HUDSON, and NEW YORK was the wilderness, as I recall from when I used to visit there. Bill

Flcyclist  (Level: 132.4 - Posts: 691)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 1:50 PM

Being single with no dependents and being poor ... I only got back $300! And it all went to preexisting bills! What great fun!

Lovesmoodies  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 132)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 4:40 PM

I think you need to get you some dependents! We have three and we really like ours. Upkeep is hell though.

Bleepy  (Level: 148.8 - Posts: 625)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 5:46 PM

Have fun, everyone!! Blah - didn't even get one!

Koota  (Level: 189.1 - Posts: 2120)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 10:16 PM

If you don't want your "Stimulus $600" to go to the China, Mexico, India or Saudi Arabia, please just send it to me.

I'll use it to pay on my student loans and keep that money right here in the US.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 11:35 PM

Mine is several days overdue according to the IRS posted schedule.

But worse, my best friend received a letter this week from the IRS telling them if they don't receive their check within the next six weeks to contact the IRS.

However, people I know who went the direct deposit route received their credit weeks ago.


Lovesmoodies  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 132)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 12:10 AM

Yep, we did direct deposit and got ours a long time ago.

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 12:54 AM

Bleepy - neither did we...

Koota, China underwrites your education, so stick it to the "man".

Lodi - wishin' I could float, but see the Bleepy comment (unless of course Smug joins in, then...all fun and games).

Smoke - "ten cents a dance that's what they pay me..."

and Stoutsie - good on ya' you're a true American (little F*%^#r).

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 1:22 AM

Smaug would never float with us. He might crack a smile.

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 10:02 AM

I am splurging during my annual visit to Seattle, by renting a convertible (instead of my usual choice of a practical and low priced compact) - thus ensuring that it will be cold and rainy for my entire visit!

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Sat, 14th Jun '08 12:28 AM's not a smile that I'd be worried about him cracking...

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