Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Jet pilot for a day, washed his sins away, Loves to see the Rangers play

Although we disagree about just about everything political, I have to agree with the majority of Czabn’s brilliant rant on gas prices, at least as it applies to the people I know complaining about the prices. I am tired of young professionals crying about gas prices while at the same time buying $5 coffees. That shit is free in everyone’s office coffee pot, but you still buy it, so don't cry to me about having to hit up the Exxon. Also, I know I am certainly buying a hybrid or some other alternative fuel jounks for my next car. If you want to buy a gas guzzler, thats fine, but zip it about the gas prices dick. Here is his post in full:

“Everybody needs to shut the F up about gas prices. Everybody screams like a little bitch because what? Gas doesn’t cost $1.09 like it was 1985? Get over it. Adjusted for inflation, gas is cheaper now that it was then. Yeah, inflation, bitch. Ever heard of it? Stuff costs more. When people say gas costs too much, I always ask: “Oh really? What do you think a fair price is?” Nobody ever has a good answer to that one. Should a gallon be 50 cents less? Maybe. But all these stories about how much of a terrible “impact” it is making on the “poor” is a bunch of crap. [This is the part I actually don't agree with - I can kind of understand it when poor people complain, but it is still not nearly as bad as its made out to be] These stories assume that the “poor” otherwise live a perfectly disciplined economic life. When you see somebody crying about high gas costs on a local TV report, I bet you can find used lottery scratch offs, packs of smokes, and cable TV in their house. Gas costs more, you pricks. Drive less, get a hybrid, save money elsewhere, or f’ing walk. I don’t care, and nobody does either.”


Movie executives are finally admitting that they are making shitty movies that only idiots would like. I know I’m not waiting in line to see movies about killer planes or Marky Mark gettin revenge for his dead mother. I'm much more likely to go see the Aristocrats, which has probably never gone near any movie execs.


Golden fiddle has an amazing My Morning Jacket cover today of Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone”,
which I have been playing over and over again all day at work. For my money, MMJ is the best outdoor, summer, drinking music on the planet, too bad im stuck in an office in the beautiful Golden Triangle.

Happy birthday shout outs today to 3 of my favorite people: Cal Ripken, Dave Chapelle, and most importantly Steve Rome - Steve Rome.


Big shouts to Spoony D for downing 10 beers in a hot second and single handedly defeating the entire opposing team in a game of flip cup last night, after the brothers pitched the Donkies to another win in their undefeated season. Money move Spoony, money move.


In serious/boring news

Radical cleric Pat Robertson has called for the assassination of the President of Venezuela, simply because Chavez” 1) has oil, and 2) hates the Bush Administration. Yeah, thats a pretty sane position for the leader of the religious right. Pat Robertson is the same radical insane cleric who blamed feminists and gays for the attacks on 9/11, and was told by god that “George Bush has the favor of heaven.” This guy is a complete wackjob who should have no influence in this, or any other, country. When are these radical religious right clowns going to lose the massive amount of power that this country has granted them. Next you will see some Republicans on TV denouncing Robertson as a wacko but we all know that he is now in the mainstream of the Republican party, the leader of the Christian Coalition, and has a huge influence on Bush. To quote from the Chewbacca defense: It does not make sense!

All that aside, while Robertson’s comments were INCREDIBLY stupid, I don’t agree that it should be illegal to say what Robertson said or even that what he suggested should necessarily be illegal. Currently it is against U.S. law for the government to assassinate foreign leaders, but is that a good policy? Someone explain to me why it would have been illegal to assassinate Saddam Hussein but it is legal to drop bombs all over his country and kill innocent people (and also ok to kill him by accident as long as you aren’t directly targeting him in an assassination plot). Under those circumstances, it seems as though targeted assassination is a lot more justified than traditional war. * P.S. I seem to remember my former law professor, Raven-Hansen, writing a law review article back when I started law school in 1998-1999 proposing a change in the current laws to allow the assassination of Bin Laden, guess we shoulda listened to him back then. )


At 10:41 AM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

F that..these gas prices are outrages. I blame BUSH, F him too!

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

“Tyrone” is badass...but I think the original is better.


At 11:24 AM, Blogger BWS said...

"Tyrone" is a great cover. I really like it and it is hard to stop listening to it. As for gas prices, if they bother you so much take the metro or walk. Also, I don't really think that poor people are always the models of fisical responsibility.

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

My problem is not with inflation, yeah gas prices should go up along with everything else, but not at this rate.

You cannot just sit there and say who cares, I've seen gas prices jump .15 cents in a week. At this rate, we could see like $5.00+ a gallon around Christmas time.

THAT IS REDONKULOUS, even if you have a hyrbid, and this bus talk is crap too. If prices keep rising, then bus prices will rise too. Pizza companies are already including extra surcharges because of gas.

Hawaii is putting a cap on gas

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

and it doesnt matter that I'm rich. If gas prices do go up to $5 a gallon, could I afford it? YES, but not without complaining. There are so many more things I could buy, like clothes, beer or whatever else makes me happy. They need to make a car that runs on "your own natural gas" I could power that thing for weeks!

At 11:53 AM, Blogger The Redonkulous Linker said...

The point is that compared to what gas prices were a few years ago, they are not out of whack with inflation.

At the same time that I dont think that the prices are crazy insane, I do believe that it IS fair to blame Bush for the gas prices being as high as they are. His misguided wars are not helping at all. F him indeed.

At 11:54 AM, Blogger The Redonkulous Linker said...

If you have after-market rims on your car, you should not be allowed to complain about gas prices. guh guh guh.

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

again you are missing my point. I am not complaing because I can't afford it. I am complaing because the prices shouldnt be jumping like they are. Yes Bush has made mistakes and now we are paying for it.

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

So in one year it rose .40 cents from 1.88 to 2.29, and then in one month it rose .31 cents....see the problem?

This wouldnt be out of line with inflation, but it is steadily rising, thus making it out of line. When does it stop?

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

oh yeah, and I just paid $3.05 recently...if you dont think thats nutz, than you are crazier than I am about posting about gas prices...I will stop now!

At 12:39 PM, Blogger The Redonkulous Linker said...

yes but why is it more nutz than the price of a cup of cofee or a beer at a stadium or a million other things

The gas prices got you so crazy that now i see your face all over the damn comments eyes are going crazy

At 2:55 PM, Blogger romehuns said...

Does brett love to see his picture on this page or what? In gas news...I have driven about240 miles in my new civic hybrid and have done at least half off the highway. Average mpg is 39.3 after today.

I agree that people that buy $5 cups of coffee should stop complaining....i don't drink that garbage at all.

Now $5 sam adams...that is a different story.

At 7:05 PM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

why would anyone drink coffee, when you could get Wiiiiiiiiings!

Redbull is tha shizzit, and it's only $2.

You all love my pic

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Gerard said...

I don't think you can blame Bush for gas prices. You can thank Iran (possible sanctions b/c of their nuclear work), China (booming economy), and Chavez (mouthing off like we're his beyatch). If you think oil is expensive here, try Norway where 1. They are a source of oil 2. They still pay like $12 a gallon.

At 8:32 PM, Blogger Donkey Mcdonkerton said...

It's so much easier to blame BUSH, just like south park blames Canada....I blame BUSH!

I am even gonna write a song! BLAME BUSH BLAME BUSH!


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