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  •  Damn it! Now I have to redo everything! (14+ / 0-)

    I was just getting the paperwork together to get into the preachin' business myself, starting with a fund drive for a mega-church that seats 30,000 in plush purple lounge seats and a 60-foot wide LED TV, a house for me in Houston, a house for me in Aspen for my semi-annual spiritual retreats, and a house for me in Bermuda for our bi-monthly Deacon's conferences.

    Now this income tax thing changes everything.  I'll never get rich at this rate. Might as well work for a livin'.

    I can still do it. Just need to seat 50,000 every Sunday. And start a Missionary Fund. That should cover my expenses, and I get a house in Jerusalem out of the deal. This can work.

    Oh wait. Karl Rove is gonna want to wet his beak on this operation, and his boys don't take no for an answer. So that's 10% of gross for Crossroads . . . shit. Back to the drawing board.

    What if I make it 80,000 folding chairs, and lose the house in Aspen?

    Let's see, that's 666, carry the 4, the Church buys the Mercedes, and property tax . . . no no no. I'd better keep my day job for the winter at least.

    Or maybe I'll just run for Congress.

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