Disclaimer: this is a political entry. It expresses a point of view. I am no expert. Just a sideline observer.
I’ve been reading all sorts of new articles about how consumers are “FUMING” over high gas prices. News crews report people saying that the government needs to do something. Is this how the majority of people think? Are people actually angry or is it media hype?
I, for one, am completely unangry at the fuel prices. I groan when I think about the extra cash that I will spend per-month, but I’m still use my car just as much. How can I get angry at supply and demand? The day that I get angry I’ll start using my bicycle to get around town.
Some people seem to be upset at the potential for price gouging. Especially since oil is a market that does not make it easy for new companies to enter the mix. But still, I think if those guys wanted to charge $5.00 a gallon, and American’s would still pay without significant changes in lifestyles, then why shouldn’t they? Yes, they would be getting crazy rich off of the public but we’d keep paying them. I suspect we’d also carry protestor signs and scream anti-gouging oil slogans as we filled our SUV for the third time this week.
This just doesn’t make sense to me.
One thing Mike D and I can see eye-to-eye on is the uselessness of the space program.
I happened to be reading the news this morning, and headlines stated that there was a high potential for domestic terror from two main groups: the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front.
I suspect we may see an influx of new terrorist organizations over the next few months. Including:
The thing that I find irritating about the State of the Union, or any address from any president, is that everyone seems to applaud everything all the time. Even statements that are so obviously positive that they would need no affirmation from the audience.
“our union is strong” WOO! YEAH! IT’S TRUE! WOO!
“so that every child in America can read and learn and succeed in life” CHEERS! YAY FOR READING CHILDREN WHO SUCCEED! WOO!
“addictive drugs that kill people are bad” YEAH! AGREED!
“Satan is evil” APPLAUSE! NOTHING’S FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH! HOORAY!
“It’s really awesome when you find 10 bucks in your pocket that you had forgotten about” AMEN! CHEERS! APPLAUSE!
“I really like a glass of juice with my breakfast in the morning” OH YEAH! THAT’S THE TICKET! BRING IT HOME! AMERICA’S AWESOME!
Is George W’s daughter Barbara cute?
(picture taken from CNN.com)
I didn’t think republicans could be attractive… (besides becky of course)
maybe the bush daughter is a democrat?
There was just a big Climate Control Convention held by the U.N. They really didn’t get anything useful done because the U.S. was being pesky.
but, check out their awesome logo!
a little melting Earth! how clever
I was reading THIS article on CNN this morning pre-work. I was zipping through it, not really reading closely. It seemed entirely one sided. I was more than halfway through before I realized that Yanukovych and Yushchenko were not the same name.
Seriously. it’s hard to keep track.
Her expression is perfect.
copied from www.cnn.com