Archive for March 29th, 2012

…and “leading from behind” (which was called “pushing” in more honest times) like this has permeated society, which is why President Downgrade can always blame EVERYTHING on someone else.

“On Tuesday, a cartoon ran on the Opinion page of The Daily Texan that offended many readers, and we sincerely apologize for our decision to run it.
The cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner, no longer works for The Daily Texan.”

What courage.  They make the decision to run it, and when the Inevitable Outrage Machine™ fires up, they sacrifice the person who created the content, rather than defending their decision. 

“Despicable” doesn’t quite describe it.  Nothing is ever anyone’s responsibility anymore, unless they aren’t the ones who made The Decision That Mattered™ or aren’t in a position to defend themselves, then it’s their fault.

And this particular “OUTRAGE!!!11!!!!Eleventy!!!”?  Get back to me when the riots start because the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People refuses to change their name.(Ben Jealous, please pick up the courtesy phone.  Ben Jealous, please pick up the courtesy phone.) 

Yeah, yeah.  I know.  Just like another word we are supposed to fear and loathe, there is nothing wrong when those with “enhanced melanin” say it.

Now Ms. Eisner can make similar drawing with the caption “…and opinions, and anything else that might be controversial or cause pain were outlawed, right before laws were passed relieving anyone of the ability to make a decision without the approval of “experts” and the guarantee of government that they will never have to suffer the negative consequences of those decisions.”

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For a man who claims he can do nothing about rising gas prices, he sure is doing everything he can to drive them up.

“And when the price of oil goes up, prices at the pump go up, and so do these companies’ profits,” he said. “Meanwhile, these companies pay a lower tax rate than most other companies on their investments — partly because we’re giving them billions in tax giveaways every year.”

Of course, when the dollar is recklessly and irresponsibly inflated by a government addicted to buying votes with entitlements it has no business doling out in the first place, those dollars are worth less (and continue to be so until they are worthless) so it takes MORE of them to buy the same thing you used to be able to buy with fewer dollars.  So now the barrel of crude that used to sell for $67 now sells for over $100. 

This means that you pay more at the pump to fill your tank, demonstrated to great effect with my last fill up.  This also mean that to maintain the same profit margin, which for oil companies is a very small one (the government makes more on a gallon of gas than the oil companies do), they have to raise prices.  It also means that the amount of dollars in profits goes up, thus giving them “record” profits, but it does not mean that the percentage of profit goes up at all.  Even a three-year old will understand it when you substitute dollars with a medium that they can relate to.  And just like when any other tax on a business goes up, this additional cost of doing business will be passed on to the consumer.

I just can’t wait for $7.00 a gallon gas, can you?

But then, that’s been his plan all along.


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