Funny thing- it’s probably a confluence of events, actually… having just returned from Costa Rica and started life without my dog and all…
but there’s some stuff that is driving me a little bit crazy now that I am back in the Greatest Nation in the World…
1. Gas is $2.65 a gallon for regular unleaded (and gas is cheaper in Georgia than anywhere). This is insane. There was a time when things like Antitrust investigations would be convened at the very thought that an industry was intentionally gouging the American people. But. Well. Oil man in
the White House Crawford, and fuck you all. Congress is clearly swimming in a sea of cash from the oil industry to keep them lubed and pliant, and we pay for it. Unbelievable.
2. This is what roads look like in Costa Rica. That’s why everyone drives these. And gas is $1.50 a liter there, so it’s getting up towards $5.00 a gallon. Which is why everyone drives 50 mpg diesels. Duh. On the other hand, roads on the US are like velvet, comparatively, and yet people are driving Excursions and Suburbans. We should be driving these. Or these. As demand decreases, cost approaches zero. This isn’t rocket science.
3. Meanwhile, back at the “ranch…” WTF is going on down there in Crawford? AND WHY IS THE PRESIDENT TAKING A VACATION IN THE MIDDLE OF A WAR?
It a bit shocking to step out of the media echo chamber for thirteen days and then step right back into it. I can’t help but read about Michelle Malkin and ask “Is this for real?” I asked Agent Little Bird today if the Right Wing Noise Machine seemed to him to be on the verge of collapsing under the weight if its own ridiculousness. He didn’t think so.
Maybe it’s just me.