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. )