Thursday, September 21, 2006

lower gas prices

Has anyone noticed the price of gasoline has been coming down lately? Does anyone know why? I can't say for sure, but I have a fairly good idea how it's come about.

For months, whenever I go to the gas station, I only get a few gallons at a time. Sure, I can buy a tankful and drive a lot longer before I fill up again, but the logic is simple. I can't buy less gas than I need, so I just buy it in smaller quantities more often. This means instead of buying 20 gallons, when I stop, I just get 3. If more people did this, which I'm sure they do, the gas stations will ultimately sell less gas and the delivery trucks will come less often. This, in turn, will cause an over-supply for the distributers. And the refineries keep refining gas, non-stop. Before long, they have too much gasoline on their hands, and have to get rid of their supply in order to take in more from the refineries. It's basic supply and demand. They have an overabundance of fuel right now so they have to lower the price to sell it.
I like to make a game of it. I fly into the gas station to get my gas. Usually, the other pumps have SUV's and other cars already pumping gas into their massive tanks. I get out and squeeze a in few drops and tear out of there like I just did a pit stop at the Indy 500, leaving the idiots, who insist on topping off their tanks, still at the pumps. Always, always, always I'm the last one in and the first one out and I'm on the road well before any of them. Ya just don't NEED that much gas. If your car gets 20 mpg you can go 60 miles before you need to look for fuel. Besides, if you fill up your tank with gas that costs $2.69 you won't be able to take advantage of gas at another that might have a much lower cost.

Ok, so ya got yourself a gas guzzling SUV. Are you so lazy you have to shell out $90 on a fill up in one shot just so you don't have to get your fat ass out of your car more than once a week? Why not spread it around? Get a few gallons at this station and a few at the next one. The results are the same but you've done something about the high gas prices by buying what you need instead of what your car can hold. And the refineries keep pumping out the gas.

I say keep thier feet to the fire and don't be fooled by the lower prices. They just want you to fill your tanks again so they can reduce their gasoline glut so they can raise the prices, and they WILL raise the prices.

If we get in the habit of only buying what we need and keep doing this, you'll see the prices drop well below $1.00 a gallon. Isn't that what we all want?

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Muslims Against The World Act 3 scene II

Muslims Against The World Act 3 scene II. Pope Benedict makes his first public comments on his collosal blunder of saying out loud, what everyone else since the first Chrusade have known, that Muslims should cool it and stop being so violent. The very nerve of this pompas popastry! How dare he say such a thing! To make thier point, Muslims killed a nun in Samolia, burned a few Catholic churches, and threatened to escalate the war on Chritianity with even more violence because of the awful things the leader of the Christian world said.

What's wrong with this picture? Isn't this like telling a 2 year old to stop hitting his sister, only to see him beating her with a baseball bat because of what you said?

Let's look at this in a slightly different way. Suppose we just entered a parallel universe where the pope gave a speach saying Muslims were all a bunch of peace-loving pussies and rallied Christiondom to go out and kick some Muslim ass. Mosques burned and imams slaughtered because the peace-loving head of the Muslim world dared to say Christians were too violent.

What do you do if your 2 year old is out of control? How bout a time out and a few lessons on how to act in society?