Monthly Archives: May 2011

Osama and the Founders

An out-of-state friend of mine who is not in the habit of forwarding joke
emails sent this to me. I didn’t really understand why until I got to the
last line:

After dying a grisly death in a fire fight, Osama made his way to the pearly
gates. There, he was greeted by George Washington. “How dare you attack the
nation I helped conceive!” yelled Washington, slapping Osama in the face.

Patrick Henry came up from behind, “You wanted to end the American’s
liberty, so they gave you death!” Henry punched Osama in the nose.

James Madison came next and said, “This is why I allowed the government to
provide for theĀ  common defense!” He took a sledge hammer and whacked
Osama’s knees.

Osama was subject to similar beatings from John Randolph, James Monroe and
67 other people who had the same love for liberty and America. As he writhed
on the ground, Thomas Jefferson hurled him back toward the gate where he was
to be judged.

As Osama awaited his journey to his final very hot destination, he screamed,
“This is not what I was promised!”

An angel replied, “I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you.
What did you think I said?”

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Welcome to credit card residual interest

Every month, I tend to pay off my entire credit card. Two months ago, I misread one of my smaller card bills (the one I use just for gasoline purchases), and inadvertently underpaid. The following month, I got hit with interest. I swallowed the pill and paid my bill off in full. Then, the next month, I got hit with interest again! I called the credit card company, and they introduced me to the world of residual interest.

Apparently, even though I paid the card in full, because I had underpaid one month I lost my “grace period” and was being charged interest for items purchased betweeen the date the statement was issued and the date I paid it off. The customer support person did credit me for the second month’s interest (although she warned me that I’m likely to see interest for at least one more month) and suggested that do a Google search to learn more. She was apologetic and clearly appalled.After learning about this scam, I am too!

For a good explanation, read this article at

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