Friday, May 02, 2008
Gaseous Politics - Thursday 5/1/2008
Hmmm.... Is this what all our gas powered vehicles will look like in a few years? (Amazing how a photo sometimes just presents itself. I took the back way home.)
I voted for Hillary Clinton, but after her pledge to repeal the gas tax, I wish I'd voted for Barack Obama. I didn't decide until the last minute before entering the polling booth. I went with my gut feeling at the time, because I've always been a bit wary of the seductive power of a great orator, and because I was a big fan of the Bill Clinton administration.
But his is just insulting. It's as insulting as the George W. Bush tax rebates that we're all getting. It's not a fix, it's pandering to us. It breaks down my resistance to all those people who have been saying that Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected.
I'm not happy about the gas prices and the food prices. It scares the heck out of me, especially since I live 45 miles from work. But does anyone really think this will help long term?
Do the math. We're only talking about $1.80 on every ten gallons of gas we buy. In the meantime you can bet that the oil companies will just see that they can charge that much more and up the prices again.
We're over a barrel here...an oil barrel.
Here's a story about it from MSNBC.
Oh, and! While I'm at it... Happy Mission Accomplished Day. We're celebrating it by noting that George W. Bush has the lowest presidential approval rating in the history of the ratings. Now that's an accomplishment.
Cool Thing: Barack Obama was in Columbia City, IN today. I grew up about 12 miles outside of town; it's where we grocery shopped every weekend. My mom line-dances at the Y there three times a week; she recognized a few of the people in this room. My sister lives in town.
Unfortunately, although my mom tried to find out about it, it was a closed event. Here's an article about it from the New York Times and here's some of what you missed!