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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Gas Price Blues

   I find it mystifying how whenever the price of gas goes up the media has to go out to a gas station and interview the owner of the biggest SUV to get them to complain about how ridiculous the gas price is. 
      These owners seem to feel that their decision to buy a gas hog made sense in a world where the latest trouble in the Middle East would skyrocket the price of oil.  Guess they think they can "have their cake and eat it too."  I do think about the time in 1972 when I once paid 29 cents a gallon for gas and drove 250 miles to Pennsylvania for $2.50.  OK so the minimum wage was only $1.60 then too.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find it mystifying when we need to make cuts to social welfare programs the media interviews some loser with 3 kids. What were they thinking when they had that many kids despite having no job skills?

Scott said...

Speaking of high gas prices, do you plan on attending the next CA Community Building Speakers Series event "The Path Forward: Cycling Innovations Across the US" featuring Jennifer Toole. The event will take place April 25th at 7:30pm at Slayton House. Jennifer will discuss innovative communities that are creating greenways, safe bike lanes, and other changes that make these communities more livable, enjoyable, and more economically competitive. For nearby trips, bicycling may help offset the cost of high gas prices

Registration is appreciated, but not required. Please visit http://cycling-innovations.eventbrite.com/ to register for the event. It should not be missed.