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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Gas guzzling American Rednecks!

I have heard a lot of complaints lately about the price of gasoline lately. What I don't see is many people doing a lot to curb how much gasoline they use every day. Case in point are the rednecks who feel that they have to peel out at every corner that they come to in the biggest vehicles that they can find. These are the same people that think they have to race everyone else who just happens to be on the road with them, blowing stop signs and generally scaring the hell out of everyone.
It is not rocket science to realize that a vehicle that is moving faster uses more fuel than one that is moving slower. All it does is just waste gas.
But what do they care? They will just use their credit cards to cover the cost. And then spend the next thirty years or so paying for gasoline for that gigantic SUV that they really don't need, except as a status symbol of how wasteful they are. I guess that when you have a sky-high credit limit, you think that you are on top of the world.
It seems that in my observations that at every light, there is some quack that just has to get ahead of everyone and go racing off just so they can show off to the world what a redneck they are.
Please, if you really want to save on gasoline, just use your brain and drive smarter.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Americans are the biggest whiners.

I have been reading all the complaints about the rising cost of gasoline and have come to the conclusion that most Americans don't really know how to do much else but complain. There are solutions to our problems but we seem to be too lazy to come up with them.
Do people really think that boycotting gas stations will really do anything to lower the price of gasoline? After all, gasoline is only one of many products manufactured from petroleum. People seem that petroleum is used in the manufacture of many different products.
The price of gasoline is set by the processes of supply and demand. It is because we as Americans believe that we just have to drive everywhere that the supply is so low and the prices are so high. Nobody complained about the price of gasoline while prices were relatively low.
It takes a really big shock to our pocketbooks to make us really look at the way we as Americans live our lives. But most of us look elsewhere for answers to our problems. The real place to look for answers to our problems is to look inside of ourselves and stop blaming others. If you don't like the price of gasoline, find ways to walk to work or ride a bicycle.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Gasoline expensive? Relative to whom?

I was reading the opinion section of the Detroit Free Press today and noticed that there were a lot of complaints about how expensive the price of a gallon of gasoline has gotten to be. It just goes to show how lazy and ignorant a lot of Americans have become.
One comment in particular caught my eye. The person who wrote this comment (name withheld) went so far as to say that he only had to drive four miles to work. If he had to go farther than that, gasoline would be the only thing that he could afford. Four miles? He could probably walk to work and be there on time. Or ride a bicycle. People in other countries have done that for years. And these people live where they have paid way more for gasoline than we have.
The price of gasoline that we pay at the pump is relatively low considering how much it costs to get it to the gas stations. Plus, the fact that refineries have been shut down by oil companies definitely has not helped in this situation.
What most Michiganders seem to have forgotten is that there are alternatives to having to drive everywhere. We have gotten spoiled. I see people everyday who can barely get around because they have gotten lazy and now can barely move. That is the price that they pay for thinking that they just have to drive everywhere. If you don't like the price of gasoline, ride a bike. Or walk.