for a rant on gasoline ...
May as well put the rant here too. She said that "petrol" was selling for the equivalent of roughly $9.osomething a gallon. She asked how much we're paying.
Here was my response:
too freakin' much.
$4.42 a gallon today.
BTW, I don't know if you know or not but the US gallon is 4/5ths an Imperial gallon. I don't do litres and neither should you. ;-D Outside of class anyway.
My tank holds about 13 gallons and I'd gone 288 miles and a shade. It took about 12.12something or so to fill it up today. I have the car a little overloaded at the moment, but considering it's a small Honda SUV the milage was just under 24 MPG, which isn't bad.
I say next time we have a war with the camel jockeys we should just start a war for the hell of it, take all their damn oil and not apologize for it - then we can grab Ted Kennedy, and all those other bozo bunny hugging polar bear loving granola crunching sandal wearing bearded hippy tie dyed tshirt wearing tree climbing ****ers and get them in a group and take them all up to Point Barrow in Alaska, let them freeze to death, sharpen a point on their dead carcasses and use that as the drill head to start drilling in the Anwar. Had we started when we'd wanted to years ago, we'd be just about self sufficient. That goes for drilling off Fla and Ca. too as the heathen Chinamen and Cubans are doing with their slant drilling....then we ought to line up every politician that stood in the way, line em up against the wall, and rip the flesh off them.
Then after that we should get real mad.
We also need to build some new oil refineries, because those panty waists haven't approved a new one in 20 years even though we've had 20-25 millions of illegal aliens in plus our own natural population growth.
And if McCain doesn't take his head out of his backside and get religion real soon we can nail his crown jewels to the wall too.
H/T Mac (good cartoon too)