The Snarky Files. Snarky has several definitions. I prefer "sharply critical." Here's my take on some news stories this past week. No real news here, just snark.
Tax Freedom Day
This week, we celebrate support of our giganormous government by affirming that we have, indeed, paid our taxes. It's a ritual that we, at the Euripides household, honor by spending hours trying to get as much stolen property back from Washington, DC, as we possibly can.
So it was disconcerting to discover that Tax Freedom Day was pushed back another three days this year, falling on April 21st.
Tax Freedom Day is the day that the total country has made enough money in order to pay its tax burden for the year.
Yes, that's correct. It takes the people of the US about one-quarter of the entire year to pay our government to waste our money.
Presumably, the rest of the year we get to keep our own property.
Meanwhile, Far from the Border
The news media, by and large, ignores the war going on between the US and Mexico.
Why that would be the war with Mexican drug cartels which infiltrate into the US.
Outmanned and outgunned, local Sheriffs are alarmed by the drug and human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, and money laundering that Mexican drug cartels conduct in the US.
Mexican drug cartels now operate in over 3,000 US cities, recruiting gangs, former inmates, and teens to do their dirty work.
So, by all means members of Congress and Mr. Obama, let's welcome these illegals as full-fledged US citizens with open arms and brain-dead minds.
Here's a Photo of Hillary Clinton Cringing from a Thrown Shoe
Eric Holder Gets Testy
US Attorney General Eric "I'm Too Important to Be Bothered By Laws" Holder got testy this past week after being questioned by a congressional House committee for his many failures to uphold the law.
Calling the questioning “unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive," Holder attempted to build up his character by tearing down Congress.
Holder has already been charged with contempt of Congress. He was threatened with another contempt charge.
Holder needs to be thrown into federal prison for his illegal involvement in "Fast and Furious" - a failed operation where the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives put guns into the hands of criminals in Mexico, then blamed US gun sellers for the ensuing fiasco.
Here's a Map Showing How Much Obamacare Premiums Have Risen among 27 Year-Olds
Cliven Bundy, a Nevada cattle rancher won a victory over federal officials who claimed that his cattle could not graze on public lands. The rancher claimed that his family had been using those lands since the 1870s and that he paid fees to allow his cattle to graze there.
In response, federal officials rounded up cattle and tasered several people, including Bundy's son.
The officials finally backed off.
One of Bundy's sisters described the reason behind the protest."It's about the freedom of America. We have to stand up and fight."
Jesus the Married Man
In what has surely angered Christians everywhere, a piece of papyrus dating back eleven hundred years was shown to be authentic.
It claims Jesus was married.
I have no problem with that idea, since Jesus was Jewish and was considered to be a rabbi. He must have been married.
Then again, I also think the Obama is not the Messiah, so what do I know?
Here's a Video Showing a Deranged Harry Reid Focusing His Wrath on the Koch Brothers
Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, finally resigned, removing a key focal point in Republican efforts to get rid of the unpopular Obamacare.
Without Sebelius around, the Republicans don't have a clear target to rally those opposed to Obamacare.
It was a masterful move by the Obama administration - throw Sebelius under the bus in order to diffuse opposition to a law that most Americans really don't want.
Once again, Obama will do anything he can to maintain liberal power.
Dannel Malloy, governor of Connecticut signed law last year requiring residents to register "assault weapons" and "high capacity magazines" by the end of 2013.
Only 50,000 of the estimated 372,000 so-called assault weapons were registered (13%). Only 38,000 out of an estimated two million magazines were registered (.02%).
What does this tell us?
It may indicate that the people of Connecticut are ignorant of the law, or it may indicate that they are all criminals.
Or maybe, just maybe, it indicates that Americans don't trust government, especially when the government infringes on the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment.