When I Need A Pick Me Up, by my friend Ryan King

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tidbits and Offerings

First of all, check it out.

Can you believe it? This is Edison New Jersey, TODAY, 9/29/08. I'm here this morning as a course of my daytime employment. It's the job I want to leave only because I want to ditch my car. But gas prices like these gives me hope that car retention might stay possible.

These gas pirates. Tell me that whoever sells gas to this guy in Edison is selling it for less than they sell it to all the others. Prrrrrrobably not. Probably this gas station owner pays less rent for his station, okay, but also probably, this gas station owner is taking less profit and passing the savings on to the consumer. Hello?! Not a bad idea, right?

But OH no. We Americans have to be RICH. We got to have MORE than YOU. Viva la Capitalism! So lets all give Wall St.

Seven.

HUNDRED.

BILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLION DOLLARS!!!

to insure that our lifestyle continues as was. The big failure of these resolute companies, and the insolvancy of banks like Walk-Over-Ya ... i mean, Wachovia ... and WaMooooo! is in no way at all an indication that the system doesn't work and is basically corrupt at its core because people are greedy and lazy and elitist and found a way to make fast and an amorally LOT of money in their twenties without the emotional maturity to use it for the betterment of society as a whole. No no no. It's just fine the way it was.

So lets all pay for it with our taxes. After all, what would we be without an Overclass to provide us with the pervasive sense of dissatisfaction and personal failure?

"Life. Don't talk to me about life." -Marvin the Robot

"Ohhhh Long piaaaaaaaaaano!" -Talking Cat on AFV

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it down for you, but the reason the gas is cheaper in NJ than NY comes down to how much both states require in gas tax. NY needs more than NJ (NJ makes theirs up in tolls...)

Second the bailout bill seems to be failing. Which is a GOOD THING.

Alan said...

No, I know why NJ is less than NY. I only get my gas in NJ because of the difference. But the price I see usually in NJ is about $3.39 since the reductions have continued. This one in Edison has always been lower than the others, even in the same town--even before it turned into Citgo.

GrizzBabe said...

Wow. Gas in my city is around $3.50/gallon.

The Neighbor said...

I saw it go as high as 5.39 locally for a day - a little market panic a few weeks ago. We're still closer to $4 here than $3.

Gas shortages? How? It smacks of market manipulation, of execs seeing spiking profits while the government shows that it can only do one thing at a time, while American society shows, pathetically, that it can only pay attention to one thing at a time.

If I wasn't such a sweaty guy, I'd be biking daily already.

As for the bailout - we need it. I won't rehash - read The Tribe for my side of things.

Alan said...

That's, The Tribe! Where Ned and I, Dawn, Boopila and Whaupwit (his dear friends) share all things familial!

Awwwwwwwwwwww SHOOT! TALK to us Ned!

Tera said...

Do my eyes deceive me or was that photo taken sometime last year??? Gas is about $3.67/gallon here!

Alan said...

No, yeah, I took the pic on Monday. :-D