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Rain Man
05-02-2008, 10:19 AM
I've already included this in several threads, but thought I would start a new one so I could complain louder.

Why do I not get a check? I'm working late to make this country a great place, and I'm trying to steal jobs from the Chinese, and I'm buying computers and printers, and I'm paying local use taxes on the free candy I provide to my employees, and then they won't give me a check. Everybody else gets a check but me. Give me my check! I want my check! If I don't get my check, I'm going to go dig up and sell some asphalt off the road! I want my government cheese, dammit!

Dicky McElephant
05-02-2008, 10:20 AM
I'll donate $5 to the cause.

Brock
05-02-2008, 10:21 AM
You have to breed for the government to pay attention to you.

Chief Faithful
05-02-2008, 10:22 AM
How much for 10lbs of asphalt? I may want to help fund your outrage. :cuss: I just received a nice sum of money recently.

DaFace
05-02-2008, 10:24 AM
What would you buy if they gave it to you?

Demonpenz
05-02-2008, 10:25 AM
from www.irs.gov

line 5.ab Anyone who drives cars not colored in White, black, red, or american gun silver shall forfiet any and all stimulus as you have set back american males 10 years. Thanks
-William Taft

Rain Man
05-02-2008, 10:37 AM
What would you buy if they gave it to you?

I'd probably donate it to charity or something.

But I'm outraged about this!

Dartgod
05-02-2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks Rainman! I'll have fun spending your share in Las Vegas this fall!

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:41 AM
I won't get mine until July so that's pretty much the same as not getting one.

DaFace
05-02-2008, 10:42 AM
I'd probably donate it to charity or something.

But I'm outraged about this!

That would work I'd guess. I'm not saying I agree with it, but I'd guess that the logic is that poor people are more likely to run out and spend the money (thus, stimulating the economy), where the more wealthy would be more likely to just put the money into the bank instead (thus, stimulating their bank accounts). I was just curious to know what you'd do personally.

Delano
05-02-2008, 10:44 AM
I'd like to invest my stimulus check in some market research. I'll probably go with a Chinese firm.

boogblaster
05-02-2008, 10:48 AM
Maybe they'll send your check to me ... TY ...

Demonpenz
05-02-2008, 10:52 AM
I am going to use mine to find that coveted g spot i have been searching for

Dartgod
05-02-2008, 10:59 AM
I am going to use mine to find that coveted g spot i have been searching for
You should be able to afford the A, B, C, D, E and F spots as well.

Boon
05-02-2008, 11:05 AM
I don't get mine until late June.
By then the economy will be "all stimulated" and I won't feel the need to stimulate it with my cheese.

58-4ever
05-02-2008, 11:26 AM
I'd like to invest my stimulus check in some market research. I'll probably go with a Chinese firm.

Which one? :)

blueballs
05-02-2008, 11:42 AM
Herm and Carl got a check

StcChief
05-02-2008, 11:57 AM
Herm and Carl got a check
I highly doubt that.

TinyEvel
05-02-2008, 12:05 PM
Well, I haven't filed for 2006 or 2007 yet (world's worst procrastinator) so I'm not getting one even if I qualified.

ChiefsFanatic
05-02-2008, 12:11 PM
government cheese

Rain Man quoted a Rainmakers song:D

Lin Elliot
05-02-2008, 12:17 PM
Can someone tell me why I can't get the $300 for my kids? Just because they are over 17 doesn't mean I don't fully support them (one in HS, one in college). It just doesn't make sense. :grr:

Chief Faithful
05-02-2008, 12:23 PM
Can someone tell me why I can't get the $300 for my kids? Just because they are over 17 doesn't mean I don't fully support them (one in HS, one in college). It just doesn't make sense. :grr:

Because your kids should already have kids and be on public support. Giving you a check would be double dipping.

Rain Man
05-02-2008, 01:23 PM
That would work I'd guess. I'm not saying I agree with it, but I'd guess that the logic is that poor people are more likely to run out and spend the money (thus, stimulating the economy), where the more wealthy would be more likely to just put the money into the bank instead (thus, stimulating their bank accounts). I was just curious to know what you'd do personally.


That's why they're poor, I think.

How about if I spend it on some gadget at Hammacher Schlemmer? I could buy a remote control shark, or maybe my own soda fountain. Would that be wasteful enough?

StcChief
05-02-2008, 01:26 PM
That's why they're poor, I think.

How about if I spend it on some gadget at Hammacher Schlemmer? I could buy a remote control shark, or maybe my own soda fountain. Would that be wasteful enough?
no go retro with a Lava Lamp. all new Chiefs gear...
what the hey it's free money from gobm't.

Rain Man
05-02-2008, 01:32 PM
no go retro with a Lava Lamp. all new Chiefs gear...
what the hey it's free money from gobm't.


I'm not sure that's wasteful enough. It has to be really, really wasteful, apparently, so I think it shouldn't produce light or provide warmth.

Brock
05-02-2008, 01:34 PM
That's why they're poor, I think.

How about if I spend it on some gadget at Hammacher Schlemmer? I could buy a remote control shark, or maybe my own soda fountain. Would that be wasteful enough?

POPCORN CART!

Rain Man
05-02-2008, 01:56 PM
POPCORN CART!

Already got one.

But wait - that would definitely make it wasteful enough if I bought a second one. Maybe I'd even get more money.

patteeu
05-02-2008, 02:18 PM
It's not fair. It's time for the poor to start paying their fair share and stop taking Rain Man's.

'Hamas' Jenkins
05-02-2008, 02:23 PM
Nice trolling attempt.

patteeu
05-02-2008, 02:35 PM
Nice trolling attempt.

What do you mean? I'm outraged at people like you who are taking food out of the mouths of Rain Man's cats.

BigMeatballDave
05-02-2008, 02:42 PM
Thanks, Rainman! I shall recieve it by May 9th...

StcChief
05-02-2008, 02:47 PM
Can someone tell me why I can't get the $300 for my kids? Just because they are over 17 doesn't mean I don't fully support them (one in HS, one in college). It just doesn't make sense. :grr:

they know lousey choking FG kickers don't deserve it :D

Rausch
05-02-2008, 02:48 PM
Already got one.

But wait - that would definitely make it wasteful enough if I bought a second one. Maybe I'd even get more money.

Buy a hovercraft. I always wanted one of those...:evil:

Zebedee DuBois
05-02-2008, 04:57 PM
I feel your pain, brother Rain Man. I also get no free money.

Because a company in which I owned stock went private, I got an unplanned capital gain. Of course, I had to report that gain, which bumped me out of the free money...I had to pay taxes on the gain, which means I am actually poorer than I was before...and, oh yeah....I don't get free money. Yet my future grandchildren will still have to pay for the free money giveaway.


btw.....go with the hovercraft idea.....a hovercraft would rock.

sedated
05-02-2008, 05:04 PM
For once I'm happy to be poor.

I'd rather get a little money for free than a lot for hard work.

tmax63
05-02-2008, 06:12 PM
Gotta love income redistribution.

Guru
05-02-2008, 06:17 PM
I've already included this in several threads, but thought I would start a new one so I could complain louder.

Why do I not get a check? I'm working late to make this country a great place, and I'm trying to steal jobs from the Chinese, and I'm buying computers and printers, and I'm paying local use taxes on the free candy I provide to my employees, and then they won't give me a check. Everybody else gets a check but me. Give me my check! I want my check! If I don't get my check, I'm going to go dig up and sell some asphalt off the road! I want my government cheese, dammit!

You must have a really nice yearly salary.

Stewie
05-02-2008, 06:23 PM
You need a better accountant/investment guru. I'd suggest Big Daddy. :)

Logical
05-02-2008, 06:32 PM
I'd probably donate it to charity or something.

But I'm outraged about this!
Assuming you file Married this just means you made in excess of 150K, walk proud young Kevin, walk proud.

Joie
05-02-2008, 08:29 PM
Sorry, Rain Main.

If you feel the need to donate more money to the poor, feel free to send some my way. I only got $300 because I haven't popped out a kid yet.

Rain Man
05-02-2008, 08:46 PM
Sorry, Rain Main.

If you feel the need to donate more money to the poor, feel free to send some my way. I only got $300 because I haven't popped out a kid yet.

I think this is religious discrimination. You and I are get little or nothing, and the Mormons and the Catholics are buying new minivans.

Joie
05-02-2008, 08:48 PM
I think this is religious discrimination. You and I are get little or nothing, and the Mormons and the Catholics are buying new minivans.

I agree! I want a new minivan, damnit!! I plan to pop out a kid next year and will have to strap the carseat to the roof of the car....:cuss:

Buehler445
05-02-2008, 08:53 PM
I hear you Rainman. I are poor, so I get some dough, but I can definitely see where you are pissed.

I think you should buy an expensive pet. Like a dog that requires lots of grooming. That way, not only are you spending rediculous amounts of money on a rediculous luxury, but you must continue to support it and thus stimulate the economy. Or hovercraft. If you get a hovercraft, can I drive it?

Rain Man
05-02-2008, 08:56 PM
If I bought the hovercraft, I should not only get my government cheese check, but I should also get some sort of alternative fuel check. I bet there's some sort of hovercraft subsidy program if I look hard enough.

Zebedee DuBois
05-02-2008, 08:57 PM
I am really surprised the hovercraft hasn't caught on as a primary mode of transportation.

The ride would be smooth over a variety of road conditions.
The ride would be smooth over a variety of off road conditions.
Those big rubber bumper skirt things would eliminate door dings.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:00 PM
If I bought the hovercraft, I should not only get my government cheese check, but I should also get some sort of alternative fuel check. I bet there's some sort of hovercraft subsidy program if I look hard enough.

Do they make Hovercraft Minivans? That'll make the Catholics and Mormons even happier. :shake:

Marcellus
05-02-2008, 09:00 PM
You should be bitching about earned income credit. Thats what pi$$es me off. People getting more tax money bak than they paid in. Getting my money beause they make less.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:15 PM
Sorry, Rain Main.

If you feel the need to donate more money to the poor, feel free to send some my way. I only got $300 because I haven't popped out a kid yet.
Why the hell did my artist's rendering of your family have two kids in it then?

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:19 PM
Why the hell did my artist's rendering of your family have two kids in it then?

Aces has 2 daughters from a previous mistake....err...I mean marriage. The IRS, court system or anyone else for that matter does not recognize stepparents.



I have never been pregnant.

Zebedee DuBois
05-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Why the hell did my artist's rendering of your family have two kids in it then?

That's called artistic license.


Did said rendering come with the new picture frame you purchased?

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Aces has 2 daughters from a previous mistake....err...I mean marriage. The IRS, court system or anyone else for that matter does not recognize stepparents.



I have never been pregnant.

Isn't he getting money then?

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:22 PM
Isn't he getting money then?

I assume so. But we do not file together, and I have never had a child, so technically I still got screwed. AGAIN.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:23 PM
That's called artistic license.


Did said rendering come with the new picture frame you purchased?

Said rendering was penned by me. Any copying or republishing of it is punishable by law so no one better get any bright ideas either.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:24 PM
Said rendering was penned by me. Any copying or republishing of it is punishable by law so no one better get any bright ideas either.

Did you copyright the rendering?

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:24 PM
I assume so. But we do not file together, and I have never had a child, so technically I still got screwed. AGAIN.
When he gets his check, just yell "half" to him. He might as well get used to it now.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Did you copyright the rendering?

Uhhh...yeah. Sure I did.

Skip Towne
05-02-2008, 09:28 PM
You should be bitching about earned income credit. Thats what pi$$es me off. People getting more tax money bak than they paid in. Getting my money beause they make less.

If He didn't want them sheared, He wouldn't have made them sheep.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:29 PM
When he gets his check, just yell "half" to him. He might as well get used to it now.

We share our money anyway. Stuff like this just makes me feel screwed. Stepparents have no rights whatsoever. Do I not love these children as my own? Do I not treat them as my own? So shouldn't I get recognized as a parent, too? Not only with the IRS, but the court system? I'm allowed absolutely no rights under law to two children I love more than I ever knew I could love anyone (with the possible exception of their Daddy).


Rant over. Back to original topic.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:32 PM
We share our money anyway. Stuff like this just makes me feel screwed. Stepparents have no rights whatsoever. Do I not love these children as my own? Do I not treat them as my own? So shouldn't I get recognized as a parent, too? Not only with the IRS, but the court system? I'm allowed absolutely no rights under law to two children I love more than I ever knew I could love anyone (with the possible exception of their Daddy).


Rant over. Back to original topic.
Rant? There weren't even any curse words in that. Try again and let's see some stars this time.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:35 PM
Rant? There weren't even any curse words in that. Try again and let's see some stars this time.

F*** it! I can't even mother******* rant right! Gawd Damnit!!:cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss:

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:36 PM
Better?

Skip Towne
05-02-2008, 09:38 PM
Aces has 2 daughters from a previous mistake....err...I mean marriage. The IRS, court system or anyone else for that matter does not recognize stepparents.



I have never been pregnant.

I haven't either.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:40 PM
I haven't either.

You could make some serious money in the tabloid industry if you got knocked up.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:42 PM
Better?
Much. You may have a chance to fit in here yet.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:43 PM
Much. You may have a chance to fit in here yet.

I thought I already fit in......:(

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:46 PM
I thought I already fit in......:(

Did Skip neg rep you yet? You're not in until that happens.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:47 PM
Did Skip neg rep you yet? You're not in until that happens.

I'll have to check. I'm not sure.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:48 PM
Did Skip neg rep you yet? You're not in until that happens.

Yes. Twice, on the same day. I must have really pissed him off.

Skip Towne
05-02-2008, 09:52 PM
Yes. Twice, on the same day. I must have really pissed him off.

Did I really? I don't remember it. You must have been very bad.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:53 PM
Yes. Twice, on the same day. I must have really pissed him off.
And to think there are some who are trying to say he's lost his burst.

Joie
05-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Did I really? I don't remember it. You must have been very bad.

I think I was being a smartass, and you had forgotten to take your Geritol. We were both partially to blame.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 09:58 PM
I think I was being a smartass, and you had forgotten to take your Geritol. We were both partially to blame.

Damn, I say that kind of crap to him all the time and he doesn't neg rep me. What makes you so special?

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:00 PM
Damn, I say that kind of crap to him all the time and he doesn't neg rep me. What makes you so special?


It's because you're a Gawd Damned Nebraskan. He probably assumes you wouldn't understand that a neg rep means he didn't like your post.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:03 PM
I actually haven't been neg repped for quite a while, maybe I've lost my burst. Perhaps I need to take BucEyedPea off of teh iggy, she was always good for that.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:04 PM
I actually haven't been neg repped for quite a while, maybe I've lost my burst. Perhaps I need to take BucEyedPea off of teh iggy, she was always good for that.

I think I've only been neg repped maybe 3 times....and it's been a long time ago.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:08 PM
I think I've only been neg repped maybe 3 times....and it's been a long time ago.
Just watch your step missy, I could change that at any time.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:11 PM
Just watch your step missy, I could change that at any time.

Missy is my cousin.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:12 PM
Missy is my cousin.

Of course she is, you're from Iowa where everyone is your cousin.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:14 PM
Of course she is, you're from Iowa where everyone is your cousin.

See why I am marrying a man from Kansas?

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:20 PM
See why I am marrying a man from Kansas?
Not really, you could've found yourself a gawd damned Nebraskan just as easily.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:22 PM
Not really, you could've found yourself a gawd damned Nebraskan just as easily.

Nope. Turned all of them down. I wanted a man with some smarts. :D

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:29 PM
Nope. Turned all of them down. I wanted a man with some smarts. :D
Now that's just plain mean. :cuss:

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:31 PM
Now that's just plain mean. :cuss:

Forgive me?:grouphug:

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:34 PM
Forgive me?:grouphug:

Nope, too late. Prepare to be neg repped into oblivion.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:36 PM
Nope, too late. Prepare to be neg repped into oblivion.

Well, at least you gave me warning. How many neg reps does it take to get to oblivion, anyway?

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:41 PM
Well, at least you gave me warning. How many neg reps does it take to get to oblivion, anyway?
Probably a lot of them. Where the hell is Skip when he's needed? And why isn't anyone else helping us derail Rain Man's thread? This place has gone to hell since Phobia left.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:43 PM
Probably a lot of them. Where the hell is Skip when he's needed? And why isn't anyone else helping us derail Rain Man's thread? This place has gone to hell since Phobia left.

I know. There should be more than 2 of us hijacking this freaking thread.



Skip probably fell asleep in the recliner.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:50 PM
I know. There should be more than 2 of us hijacking this freaking thread.



Skip probably fell asleep in the recliner.

Yeah, I have to say I'm disappointed, we've been working at this for over an hour and it's still not up to 100 posts yet. Christ, I'm running out of stupid stuff to say.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:51 PM
Yeah, I have to say I'm disappointed, we've been working at this for over an hour and it's still not up to 100 posts yet. Christ, I'm running out of stupid stuff to say.

Me too, and I must say I'm also getting tired.

Skip Towne
05-02-2008, 10:52 PM
Huh! What? I did not. Well, yeah, I guess I did.

Buehler445
05-02-2008, 10:53 PM
Nope, too late. Prepare to be neg repped into oblivion.

I'm in for repping the Great State haters...

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:53 PM
Huh! What? I did not. Well, yeah, I guess I did.

Glad to see you're awake again, Skip.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:55 PM
I'm in for repping the Great State haters...

Dude, you have a John Deere logo as your avi. You shouldn't be threatening Iowans (now a Kansan).

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Sally Field is on Leno, she looks like a bag lady now.

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:57 PM
Sally Field is on Leno, she looks like a bag lady now.

She's only 200 years old.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 10:57 PM
Dude, you have a John Deere logo as your avi. You shouldn't be threatening Iowans (now a Kansan).
He's a n00b to Gawd Damned Nebraska anyway, IIRC he used to be a Kansan.

Buehler445
05-02-2008, 10:58 PM
Dude, you have a John Deere logo as your avi. You shouldn't be threatening Iowans (now a Kansan).

My dad has donated enough of my future inheritance to that company....I'm entitled.

Buehler445
05-02-2008, 10:59 PM
He's a n00b to Gawd Damned Nebraska anyway, IIRC he used to be a Kansan.

Good memory! the n00b is impressed. But still in for some neg repping:).

Joie
05-02-2008, 10:59 PM
He's a n00b to Gawd Damned Nebraska anyway, IIRC he used to be a Kansan.

What makes him think he has the right to defend Gawd Damned Nebraska then?:shake:

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 11:01 PM
She's only 200 years old.
She actually still has a pretty nice ass.

Joie
05-02-2008, 11:01 PM
My dad has donated enough of my future inheritance to that company....I'm entitled.

You get an inheritance? I'm impressed. I doubt I get an inheritance, unless paying off the remaining bills of the estate count.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 11:02 PM
What makes him think he has the right to defend Gawd Damned Nebraska then?:shake:

He's been successfully brainwashed? :shrug:

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 11:03 PM
You get an inheritance? I'm impressed. I doubt I get an inheritance, unless paying off the remaining bills of the estate count.

It sounds to me his inheritance is going to be a bunch of old tractors and lawn mowers.

Joie
05-02-2008, 11:04 PM
He's been successfully brainwashed? :shrug:

Poor thing.....must have happened when they announced Tom Osborne would be the new AD at UNL.

Joie
05-02-2008, 11:04 PM
It sounds to me his inheritance is going to be a bunch of old tractors and lawn mowers.

Hmm......there may be a lawn mower in my inheritance....but I'll probably have to fix it every time I use it.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 11:08 PM
Hmm......there may be a lawn mower in my inheritance....but I'll probably have to fix it every time I use it.

I used to have one of those, I had to use a power drill to start it. I just bought a new Toro this year, maybe I'll post some pics of it sometime.

Joie
05-02-2008, 11:11 PM
I used to have one of those, I had to use a power drill to start it. I just bought a new Toro this year, maybe I'll post some pics of it sometime.

Much of my childhood was spent helping fix cars and lawnmowers. I have a scar on my left leg from burning it fixing a dirtbike.


I live in an apartment, so my only contact with lawnmowers currently is when they wake me up at 8am every Friday (my day off).

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 11:20 PM
Much of my childhood was spent helping fix cars and lawnmowers. I have a scar on my left leg from burning it fixing a dirtbike.


I live in an apartment, so my only contact with lawnmowers currently is when they wake me up at 8am every Friday (my day off).
It's funny, for some reason I have few problems keeping my cars going, but I can't fix a small engine to save my life. I just gave away a gas powered blower that was only used 1 year because I couldn't keep the thing going. I'm constantly having problems with my lawn tractor too.

Joie
05-02-2008, 11:22 PM
It's funny, for some reason I have few problems keeping my cars going, but I can't fix a small engine to save my life. I just gave away a gas powered blower that was only used 1 year because I couldn't keep the thing going. I'm constantly having problems with my lawn tractor too.

Some of my favorite memories are helping Daddy fix cars and lawnmowers.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 11:27 PM
Some of my favorite memories are helping Daddy fix cars and lawnmowers.
I tried to teach my son how to work on cars, but all he learned was lots of new curse words.

go bowe
05-02-2008, 11:33 PM
wtf is going on here?

Joie
05-02-2008, 11:33 PM
I tried to teach my son how to work on cars, but all he learned was lots of new curse words.

The irony is, I have a brother. I just liked spending the time with my Dad. I learned a few curse words too, developed an interesting relationship with the guys at the local auto parts store (imagine a skinny girl with long hair and greasy hands that knows EXACTLY the part she needs), went through my share of bandaids, and earned the aforementioned scar.

Joie
05-02-2008, 11:40 PM
We'll have to hijack a thread another night.


It's bedtime.

Baconeater
05-02-2008, 11:41 PM
wtf is going on here?

We're talking about our economic stimulus checks? :shrug:

banyon
05-02-2008, 11:41 PM
wtf is going on here?

go bowe, why did you have to shake your cane at the fake Go bo? He was having such a swell time and all? :shrug: