Meandering Linkage for May 30

This old dear, a Type II V-Dub (pictured) still pulls yeoman’s duty in Alameda, CA… and it was made the same year I was!

A presidential candidate sketches on a cocktail napkin, and someone tries to flog it on eBay.  Somehow, I don’t think the proceeds will go to his campaign.

The bees, the bees, the bees. What’s going on with the bees? Probably the same culprit responsible for global warming, the peak oil crisis, the real estate bubble, and Cheney’s war folly in Iraq. Yes, that’s right, Mr. Ignorance, I see you lurking back there! You’re outed!

Speaking of Peak Oil, let’s see a show of hands: how many people out there think the price of gasoline is high because it is in short supply? Uh-huh. How many think it’s because of slowing production? MMmm-K. What about taxes- how many think the four dollars per gallon we shall soon be paying might be due to taxation? Really? I’m not surprised. What do you think about market lag- any noticeable effect? And lastly, what do you think about ethanol- that mixing costly ethanol dilutes combustive energy, who thinks this might explain the surge in price? Anybody? OK, well, I see, we’re going need to edumacate y’all… again.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the lone female voice of the supreme court, and she’s sounding more and more like a voice in the wilderness. She is at least speaking up about decisions the court has allowed to squeak by with a slim margin. Shame it doesn’t have the same affect as the signing statements Clueless makes when he doesn’t veto a law- he just says he won’t enforce it. Dereliciton of duty for Clueless, anyone? And still, Silent Clancy never utters a word, just uses his rubber stamp.

Let’s not forget, the Supremes might make a decision, but that is not the final nail in the coffin- no sirree Bob. Congress, the “Voice of the Peoples(tm)” still has final say- they can pass a law expressly overturning any decision the court makes.

But will they? Well, Virgina, if it doesn’t have a lobbyist, it only has a snowball’s chance in hell.

The Law of the Jungle
Long (8:20) but worth every second.

Speaking of 1957… has this hit your inbox yet?

“I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, its going to be impossible to buy a weeks groceries for under $20.00.”

“Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long when $5,000 will only buy a used one.”

“If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.”

“Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?”

“If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.”

“When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon? Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.”

“Kids today are impossible. Those ducktail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls;”

“I’m afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying damn in “Gone With The Wind”, it seems every new movie has either hell or damn in it.”

“Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday that they will be making more than the President.”

“I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now”

“It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.”

“It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.”

“I’m just afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.”

“Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to Congress.”

“The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.”

“I guess taking a vacation is out of the question now days. It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.”

“No one can afford to be sick any more, $35.00 a day in the hospital is too rich for my blood.”

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