Joe the Plumber and the Series of Tubes
Reasonable people can differ about how much to cover Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, but the last time I spoke to him, he was speaking cryptically about a “new project” he would launch at the end of March. The project is now online: IRSVote.com.
It’s sort of self-explanatory, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t confusing.
Visitors can click on a button that lets them “vote” on whether or not to keep the IRS, but either vote takes them to a page where they can get a T-shirt with Joe pointing out at the viewer, in his best Lord Kitchener pose. Or visitors can use their cell phones to vote. There are rules governing this.
We actually only wanted to charge 10¢ per vote but unfortunately the Telephone companies are now regulated and it is not possible to charge 10¢. Unbelievably, there is now a minimum charge of $2.00 or more. Fortunately for the campaign, we managed to find an existing company that let us use their 900 number etc to enable us to charge 99c, as they were grandfathered in, prior to the new regulations.
This prose reminds me of something. Ah, yes.
He took the hilt of his ashplant, lunging with it softly, dallying still. Yes, evening will find itself in me, without me. All days make their end. By the way next when is it Tuesday will be the longest day. Of all the glad new year, mother, the rum tum tiddledy tum.
So that’s what he’s up to.
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