Friday, May 30, 2008

Redneck Seafood Dinner

May I suggest a nice PBR to compliment the meal??

And you don't even want to see the arrangement of pussy willow and buttercups for the table centerpiece.

My thanks to Mr. Ken!

Let every vote count!!!... err make that half...

This from TalkLeft.

In today's conference call, the Clinton campaign conceded any rules-based or fairness-based argument for the full seating of the Florida and Michigan delegations. The Clinton campaign declared that, unlike Iowa, NH and South Carolina, Florida and Michigan did indeed break the DNC rules and without justification..;..

.....It seems to me that the obvious response by the RBC is to rely on its staff memo which says it can only restore half of the delegates, and that to honor the voters of Florida and Michigan, it will magnaminously do so.

Hey, works for me!

Wonder how much play this will get on the MSM. My guess is not even half...

Democrats never change.

This article shows that their agenda has been no drilling, and it has not changed as the country suffers.

WASHINGTON September 21 2005 - Over the din of beating tom-toms, surrounded by activists wearing antlers and dressed as polar and grizzly bears, Senator Clinton yesterday dismissed high gas prices and the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina as a "diversion," cautioning that proponents of arctic drilling were exploiting recent crises to make their case for a long-term anti-environment agenda.

And I love this.

Bemoaning the fate of the porcupine caribou resident in ANWR, New York's junior senator said the solution to "$65-a-barrel oil" was not increasing domestic petroleum output but instead devising alternative fuels. "The answer to our energy challenge does not lie under the plains of the arctic refuge," she said, "but in the minds that are ingenious in America."

Evidently the lawyers and environmental wackos' minds aren't "ingenious" because the problem remains. In fact, it has gottem much worse.

But we should remember these are the people and their children who, during their Vietnam demonstration dasys, opined that "Food is." I have always thought that defined them better than anything else. They believe it is their right to be supported by the rest of us while telling the rest of us what to do!

As for the Demos,you gotta love this:

Over the din of beating tom-toms, surrounded by activists wearing antlers and dressed as polar and grizzly bears,

Did you ever stop and think that the country is in big trouble and here we have Clinton and Kennedy associating with such as these?

FDR, Truman, JFK... they all must be spinning in their graves.

Stupid statements

abound in this world, and telling me that $4.00 gas is cheap is at the top of the list.

When measured on an inflation-adjusted basis, the current price of gasoline is only slightly higher than it was in 1922. According to the Energy Information Administration, in 1922, gasoline cost the current-day equivalent of $3.11. Today, according to the EIA, gasoline is selling for about $3.77 per gallon, only about 20 percent more than 86 years ago.

So what. In 1922 the country was basically an agriculture based economy and both husband and wife didn't drive 20 miles one way to get to work.

Given the ever-increasing global demand for oil products—during the first quarter of this year, China's oil consumption jumped by 16.5 percent—and the increasing costs associated with finding, producing, and refining crude oil, it makes sense that today's motorists are paying more for their motor fuel than their grandparents and great-grandparents did.

I don't believe that China's consumption jumped 16.5% in three months. That would be almost impossible. Did it increase some? Probably.

Gasoline is also a fairly minor expense when you consider the overall cost of car ownership. In 1975, gasoline made up 33.4 percent of the total cost of owning and operating a car. By 2006, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, gasoline costs had declined to just 17.1 percent of the total cost of car ownership

That's a fancy and misleading way of saying that a 1976 car cost about $5-$6K and 2006 model hit about $26K. The author must never have taken a logic or math course.

On the environmental front, people concerned about greenhouse-gas emissions should be cheering today's oil prices.

People stupid enough to believe in GW will probably cheer anything they are told to cheer. The rest of us see it as what it is. A huge transfer of wealth from the west to the OPEC countries.

American gasoline is also dirt-cheap compared with gas in other countries.

Catch a clue. We don't live in "other countries." And if I wanted to pay $8.00 a gallon I would move to France, or some other God forbidden place.

You should also remember that the "other countries" are geographically small as compared to the US and because of this have a more developed public transportation system. Re size - Germany is just slightly larger than one of our smaller states Wisconsin..

(Gasoline is also cheap compared with other essential fuels. A Starbucks venti latte costs the equivalent of $23 per gallon, while Budweiser beer runs $11 per gallon.)

Real men don't drink venti latte and you don't own beer, you merely rent it for a while...And neither will work in my car.

The simple truth is that Americans are going to have to get used to more expensive gasoline. And while they may continue grumbling at the pump, they need to accept the fact that even at $3.50 or $4 per gallon, the fuel they are buying is still a bargain.

Tell that to Joe and Jane Sixpack who make around $70K combined and have carefully budgeted their gasoline costs at $150 per month.

You see, it doesn't matter what things use to cost. What matters is what things were expected to cost. The latter is no problem. The failure of the expectation is spelled, "bankruptacy."

After reading this article I know why I don't sub to Slate. Its intelligence level is not up to mine.