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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for October 03, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 4 years ago

    That would be fun if you were a pyromaniac.

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    cdgar  over 4 years ago

    I feel the same way about the money give to the IRS.

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    Oshietekun  over 4 years ago

    Stay out the strip clubs Rat.

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member over 4 years ago

    So, is Charity a bimbo Rat just met?

    If so, it reminds me of a Three Stooges gag in a two-reeler where they played pilgrims.

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    Wilde Bill  over 4 years ago

    No. Rat is right.

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    Kaputnik  over 4 years ago

    When you pay taxes it’s like you set fire to the money.

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    Adiraiju  over 4 years ago

    A friend of mine tried to guilt me into giving to his favorite charity, and I wound up pointing out that if I did, effectively I’d just be paying to furnish the office of some executive in their multimillion-dollar headquarters.

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    Proginoskes  over 4 years ago

    @cdgar @Kaputnik. I don’t pay taxes, because I’m smart.

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    bigcatbusiness  over 4 years ago

    So he sent in money expecting more money? What does Rat think charity is? Another name for lottery?

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    GuntherGrass  over 4 years ago

    She’s an educator most recently, a pole dancing teacher.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member over 4 years ago

    As regards charities that spend significant amounts of offices, materiel, paid employees, etc. There’s at least one charity I know of where every penny given goes to those in need. I suspect there are more, if one is willing to search them out. The one I know is UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. How do they manage to spend zero on offices, transport, salaries, etc.? They make use of existing structures, personnel, etc. that are already in place and paid for out of other UM church funds to distribute the items needed to individuals who need them. In other words, if you write a dedicated check for one hundred dollars to UMCOR, every cent of that one hundred goes to buy food, shelter, clothes, water purification facilities, medicine, school supplies, or whatever else is needed by the target community. None goes to administration or other supporting personnel or apparatus.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member over 4 years ago

    No. Having it taken for taxes is light setting it on fire.Except that setting it on fire would make the remaining money worth slightly more, where giving it to the government will make all the money worth slightly less.

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    juicebruce  over 4 years ago

    If one can one should give to charity.

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    eddie6192  over 4 years ago

    There’s no joy in “Ratsville”.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 4 years ago

    I was at a store where if you gave 10 bucks to the Jimmy Fund they would announce your name. I said I’d give the 10 if They Didn’t!!

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    Shawn Black Premium Member over 4 years ago

    What goat doesn’t know is that Charity is the name of a stripper.

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    RACerri32  over 4 years ago

    All you Chump morons who complain about taxes are idiots & maybe should collect some P.A.S. which is the least return you can get from your taxes .

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    evsxrk  over 4 years ago

    Those who claim paying taxes is like burning their money should try living in a place with no functioning government, like Somalia. As for charity, for someone like Rat who is completely self-centered it might seem like burning money, but even Rat might indirectly benefit from not having lots of poor people dying on the streets around him.

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    Guilty Bystander  over 4 years ago

    Some great charities out there, some others that are only a front for pocket-lining. The Charity Navigator website is a good place to start telling which is which…checking out their 990 tax forms is even better because you can see how much these people pay themselves. Any “charity” that applies less than 50% of its revenue to what it claims to exist for (or pays megabucks to its top execs) doesn’t see a dime of my money.

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    asianwoof  over 4 years ago

    Rat’s Charity Motto: Charity’s fine, subscribe to mine.Rat’s Evangelical Ministry Motto: You got to give to get.

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    Paul Rider Premium Member over 4 years ago

    Am I the only one who sees states in the bricks making up the wall? California, Ohio, Tennessee, Delaware?

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    GuntherGrass  over 4 years ago

    New York? Montana?

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    Number Three  over 4 years ago

    I donate blood and I prefer that than giving money to charity because anybody can put a few coins into a tin. But not everybody can donate blood. xxx

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    KEA  over 4 years ago

    If you get something for it, it’s not a gift.

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    Sisyphos  over 4 years ago

    Sweet Charity? C’mon, Rat. We know you better. You can’t con the cons. We get it: you’ve got money to burn!

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    sammy600  over 4 years ago

    I think what goat thinks

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