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Guess I Was A Sinner For Paying Back My School Loan

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Why the fuck did I even bother paying off my school loan?

Repaying a student loan could soon be a little less painful.

Starting this week, anyone with a federal student loan can apply for a program, run by the Department of Education, that caps monthly payments based on income, and forgives remaining balances after 25 years. Those choosing to work in public service could have their loans forgiven after just 10 years.

Public service — 10 years? What a load of shit. You know how much you are borrowing when in school. PAY IT OFF. Then again, I’m sure many of these deadbeat fucktards have no clue the anvil wrapping around their neck while in college — yet they always seemed to bitch about paying for a $100 textbook during the first week of classes each semester.

“It’s a way to borrow for college without going to the poor house,” said Lauren Asher, president of the Institute for College Access & Success, a California-based nonprofit that runs the Project on Student Debt.

The program stems from the Education Department’s College Cost Reduction and Access Act, signed in 2007, which authorized the creation of a new income-based repayment plan for both Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Direct Loan borrowers on all Stafford and graduate PLUS loans.

Monthly payments would amount to less than 10 percent of income for most of the estimated 1 million people expected to enroll, experts say. Payments would never exceed 15 percent of any income above about $16,000 a year (or 150 percent of the poverty level).

Those who earn less than $16,000 would not have to make any monthly payments.

Jesus Christ. For the first several years post-college I made less than $20,000/year and still “managed” to make each monthly student loan payment. (Back in the late 1990s, when we supposedly had the GREATEST ECONOMY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD~!) This was on top of paying rent and all that other good stuff. Jesse Ventura said it best years ago: You’re smart enough to get into college — you’re smart enough to find a way to pay for it.

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June 28, 2009 at 9:14 pm

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Quarter Pounded

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So on the drive home from Ohio last night, any attempts at trying to eat somewhat healthy during this two-day excursion were long gone. Actually, my eating habits weren’t that bad, but they weren’t that good. And after a four-hour jaunt across state lines, I said “fuck it” and the better half and I went to the Golden Arches.

For the last several months I have been trying to watch what I put in my mouth (too bad I rarely try to regulate what comes out of my yapper, but whatever). And I’ve been doing a pretty damn good job at this, or at least I think I have. Now I don’t shop at “Organic R Us,” exclusively eat veggies or do any of that other hippie shit, but I do keep track of my calorie/fat/carb intake. I can go into more detail about this at a future date, but if I do this now I will be going waaaay off track. Focus, grasshopper.

When we went to the local McDonald’s, I said “Fuck it. The weekend’s a wash anyway. Might as well go out in style.” I then ordered a double quarter pounder value meal.

And boy oh boy did it kick my ass. Big time. (Now the only things that need washed out are my arteries.)

It’s now the Day After, and I’m trying to look at the bright side of things. Because I had cut out Mickey D’s for at least four-five months, the sudden shock and disgust my body is feeling means it’s not used to ingesting this garbage. Also, the fact I was able to get quickly back on the wagon this morning with some oatmeal and a toasted muffin has me thinking I won’t break out into a crack-like bender into other greasy shit. All in all, I think I did OK.

If only I can get rid of this sharp pain taking place in the left side of my chest…

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June 28, 2009 at 1:04 pm

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Hell’s Wedding Bells

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Off to the idiot mother’s wedding across state lines. Drive in today, leave ASAP Saturday. Yeah, this was a great use of a vacation day.

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June 26, 2009 at 10:28 am

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There’s Too Much Savin’ Goin’ On Here

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Love the headline:

May incomes SURGE, but savings outpace spending

Gee, why in the world could people be saving more?

Households pushed their savings rate to the highest level in more than 15 years in May as a big boost in incomes from the government’s stimulus program was devoted more to bolstering nest eggs than increased spending.

The Commerce Department said Friday that consumer spending rose 0.3 percent in May, in line with expectations. But incomes jumped 1.4 percent, the biggest gain in a year and easily outpacing the 0.3 percent increase that economists expected.

The savings rate, which was hovering near zero in early 2008, surged to 6.9 percent, the highest level since December 1993.

The income increase reflected temporary factors relating to the $787 billion economic stimulus program that President Hussein pushed through Congress in February to fight the recession. That program included one-time payments to people receiving Social Security and other government pension benefits.

So this “surge” is nothing more than some made-up government “stimulus” bump. Gee, that’s not a misleading headline.

My favorite part of the article:

Economists believe that a rise in personal savings rate is a good development in the long run, but they worry that it could make the rebound from the recession slower than it otherwise would have been.

Haven’t we been told for YEARS that Americans don’t save ENOUGH? Now it’s BAD. I’m starting to understand why millions of people pay more attention to “American Idol” than they do the news.

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June 26, 2009 at 9:57 am

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Blair’s Draft Night Woes

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So over at the University of Pittsburgh they had this pretty good player named DeJuan Blair. He opted for the NBA Draft … and was picked 37th by the Spurs.

The San Antonio Spurs grabbed one steal to start the week. They think they ended it with another.

The Spurs drafted Pitt forward DeJuan Blair with the 37th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night after the All-America selection fell into the second round and into the eager arms of San Antonio, which didn’t think it had a realistic shot at the 6-foot-7 forward.

Now I’m not going to fault Blair for leaving school early. He’s had knee problems, and who knows what would have happened health-wise had he stayed for another year at Pitt. But if he would have stayed one more year, he most likely would have improved his game an been a sure lottery pick next year. But hindsight is 20/20. He may not have guaranteed money; he may not have even made the cut. However, he’s on a good team both on-and-off the court and will probably learn more in the next year than he could have at Pitt.

Best of all, he has all the motivation he needs to stay in the NBA:

“All the teams that didn’t pick me, I’m with the Spurs now,” Blair said. “I’m going to make them regret it.”

For your sake, I hope you do.

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June 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

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King Of Pop Unreleased

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And I thought the “unreleased” songs of 2Pac were 2Much.

A secret library of over a hundred songs recorded by Michael Jackson could now be released following his death.

I didn’t really say much about the King of Pop passing yesterday, and that’s because I really don’t care. Allow me to quote the great Norm MacDonald, who pretty much sums up for me.

This week, in a secret ceremony in Australia, Michael Jackson was married for the second time. Asked what makes his new bride special, the King of Pop said, quote: “She has taught me about the power of imagination. Like imagining that a grown woman is a ten year old boy.” [Mixed reactions from the crowd] … You know he’s a homosexual pedophile, right? You understand? [cheers and applause]

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June 26, 2009 at 9:20 am

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$1 Trillion In 10 Years

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Suuuuure.

Senators working to give President Hussein a comprehensive health care overhaul said Thursday they had figured out how to pare back the complex legislation to keep costs from crashing through a $1 trillion, 10-year ceiling.

Riiiiight.

Baucus declined to detail how the costs were being cut, but options included difficult sacrifices like potentially delaying an expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor.

Excluding Invaders? Uh-huh.

Aides said the Congressional Budget Office had estimated that the elements under consideration would extend coverage to 97 percent of the population, excluding illegal immigrants.

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June 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm

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