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September 13, 2006

Ace, Where Is That Cowbell? -- Michael

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

6 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit, helped by a surge in government revenue, is running 14.1 percent below the pace of last year, the government reported Wednesday.

The Treasury Department said that with just one month to go in the budget year, the deficit totals $304.3 billion, down from $354.1 billion during the same period a year ago.

The Congressional Budget Office is forecasting that the deficit for the entire year will be $260 billion, which would mean that September will see a sizable surplus.

The administration is somewhat less optimistic, forecasting a deficit of $295.8 billion for the current budget year, which ends Sept. 30.

Let's not get too excited. This is just an election year gimmick by Karl Rove.

Treasury: Federal deficit down 14.1 pct.

The Cowbell:

I was trying to think of a new cowbell chick, but didn't have much luck. I could only think of Colleen Camp:

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...who played "Yvette the French Maid" in Clue, but has been in, like, a thousand things you don't recognize her in, including Die Hard With a Vengeance, where she played the very plain middle-aged female cop with the Brooklyn accent ("Connie Kowalski") just ten years later.

I thought about Dave from Texas' Pamela David pics, but decided they were just too damn out of hand.


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