Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The next big thing making it's way around the internet is a tumbler site called Literally Unbelievable. It records people's real reactions to fake news stories off of The Onion. It's quite hilarious but there was one story in particular that kept popping up. It's this one:

Now forget the obvious PR nightmare that Planned Parenthood would have known a hypothetical "Aportionplex" would cause, the real clencher here is the dollar figure. $8 BILLION. With a "B."

It seems that the gigantic numbers thrown around in Washington have caused people to lose perspective on what things actually cost. We have become literally numb to the cost of spending, especially in the billions. And even trillions no longer elicit the same outcry. Pretty soon we'll be shrugging at a quadrillion.

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