Fancy Giving Money to the Government!

Well, fancy giving money to the Government!
Might as well have put it down the drain.
Fancy giving money to the Government!
Nobody will see the stuff again.
Well, they've no idea what money's for --
Ten to one they'll start another war.
I've heard a lot of silly things, but, Lor'!
Fancy giving money to the Government!
-- A.P. Herbert

From Drudge: "Congressional GOP Seeks $800 Billion Debt Ceiling Increase"
It seems the Republicans, like the Democrats, are set on spending the country into oblivion. I am not a happy conservative right now. Excessive spending cannot be forever sustained. And neither is it very likely that if the 'Pubs can't constrain themselves now that we're going to see any massive spending cuts in the future. And that means... higher taxes. Viva socialism!

Fortunately, beavers, at least, have taken it upon themselves to enforce some fiscal constraint.

(In due fairness, Congress is only asking for the increase to account for existing debt, but it still seems to me that the more appropriate solution would be to cut spending).

You've probably already heard about the guy who lit himself on fire in front of the Whitehouse. And just two days ago I reported on the guy who lit his pants on fire. You know those two prophets from Revelations 11 who shall come in the end days and consume their enemies with fire? Yeah, I don't think these guys are them.

Friday is World Toilet Day. If you use a toilet on Friday, be sure to flush. It will help make the world a better place.

Saddam Hussein apparently was able to filch $21 billion dollars away from the oil-for-food program. Somehow, I don't think he spent all that money on twinkies. If we were talking Michael Moore, on the other hand. . . .

Probably the scariest item in the news is "Australia Attempts to Become Larger". Yikes! They already have an entire continent to themselves, most of which they don't even use. They obviously just have an insatiable lust for more territory. Before you know it, the Aussies are going to be marching on Europe and in no time at all the entire world will be saying "G'day mate!" And that would just be so freakin' cool!

Anyway, I'm happy to report that as of this month more than 2,000 people have been duped enticed into visiting Mish Mash. Silly people, don't you realize this site will rot your brains?

Here are some stats: we have had 2237 unique visitors, 3641 visits, 13643 page views, 81643 hits, and 251 people have added Mish Mash to their bookmarks.

Not bad for the first month and a half, IMHO, especially considering I don't have much time to devote to running/promoting this site. You'll all be glad you were here for the beginning when "Mish Mash the Musical" hits Broadway.

G'day mates!