The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 December 2005

Your tax shekels at work

Truly a scary headline:

INFANT DISCOVERED IN BARN, CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES LAUNCH PROBE

Nazareth Carpenter Being Held On Charges Involving Underage Mother

And while the government is on a roll:

The owner of the barn is also being held for questioning. The manager of Bethlehem Inn faces possible revocation of his license for violating health and safety regulations by allowing people to stay in the stable. Civil authorities are also investigating the zoning violations involved in maintaining livestock in a commercially-zoned district.

Where's the Judean People's Front People's Front of Judea when you need them?

(a bow to Accidental Deb)

Posted at 2:00 PM to Immaterial Witness


Hohoho!

Merry Christmas, Charles!

Because you don't have a fireplace, I had to leave your presents on the back porch. Next time, you better leave some damned milk and cookies, I get famished going around the world, you cheap Scrooge.

Until next year,

Santa Claus, Present Expert

Posted by: Santa Claus at 2:42 PM on 23 December 2005

You, of all people, should know I don't have a fireplace. :)

(I should note here that I am one of relatively few people ever to see how S.C. here stuffs a stocking. It is, um, highly memorable.)

Posted by: CGHill at 5:09 PM on 23 December 2005

Splitter!

Posted by: Joe Goodwin at 5:42 PM on 23 December 2005

Are you kidding? It would be more like:

HOMELESS COUPLE ARRESTED FOR CAMPING IN STABLE

Young mother, father held without bail for creating biohazard in stable after owner declined housing

Posted by: Matt at 10:07 PM on 23 December 2005

Yeah well get this: She claims to be a VIRGIN! I say the hotel manager knows deadbeats when he sees 'em.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 12:49 AM on 24 December 2005