Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Barry at Yearend

Even though Folkie already flagged it, it's worth a second read.

Surprisingly, my "excerpt you should read here" is different from Folkie's:

President Obama then delivers an upbeat inaugural address, ushering in a new era of cooperation, civility and bipartisanship in a galaxy far, far away. Here on Earth everything stays much the same.

The No. 1 item on the agenda is fixing the economy, so the new administration immediately sets about the daunting task of trying to nominate somebody -- anybody -- to a high-level government post who actually remembered to pay his or her taxes. Among those who forgot this pesky chore is Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, who sheepishly admits that he failed to pay $35,000 in federal self-employment taxes. He says that the error was a result of his using TurboTax, which he also blames for his involvement in an eight-state spree of bank robberies. He is confirmed after the Obama administration explains that it inherited the U.S. Tax Code from the Bush administration.

It's all Barry, all the time. Go. Read.


Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

He is a scream.

Jay Bullock said...

I think you are confusing me with capper.

He's the one with the crown. I'm the one with the guitar.

capper said...


Don't you know? We all look alike to Daddio?

Dad29 said...

On further review, you're right, Jay; Capper ran an excerpt and you did not.