Okay, I know this and I’ve known it for quite some time: the problem is Americans. Our culture, how we were raised, the way we operate. We can’t get out of our own way.
We think that ridiculously cheap gas prices isn’t a privilege or luxury but a GOD GIVEN RIGHT. I just read this story on boston.com and it amazes me. This quote especially:
“I know they could kill me or kidnap me, but the cost of filling my tank in the United States is just too much,” he said.
This guy lives in California and is probably paying somewhere around $4.50 or so per gallon. Let’s say his big old truck is a 25 gallon tank. I have no idea really, but that seems good. That means this numbskull thinks it’s okay to take advantage of an extremely poor country’s government policies, services and resources for his own selfish needs. Oh and at the same time, places the value of his own life and/or freedom somewhere around $115. Wow. I mean really…just wow. And tell me, how much gas does it cost him to drive there and back? How much gas does he burn sitting in the typically long wait to get back into the US? What is he spending for food and drink on these little excursions?
I bet this same m-effer abhors the influx of mexicans who come to america to take advantage of OUR governmental policies, social services and resources. But how is his behavior any different? It’s so much worse. This is why the rest of the known universe hates us… typical american behavior, use, abuse, abandon. Personally, I’ve never had a problem with all the immigrants, legal or otherwise, maybe because I grew up in Tucson and I like all the mexicans, they make me feel all warm and gooey. The way I see it, you can’t strut around proclaiming to be the greatest country in all the world, tirelessly promoting yourself as a land of greath wealth and opportunity, and then not expect people to want to live here.
But I digress. Immigration is a topic for another time. I’m all fired up about this gas business.
What is the purpose of this Reuters news story? To encourage more people to do this? To discourage them? To highlight the shittiness of our country? call attention to the morons who live here? showcase the drug problem in mexico? drive a point home about the chances honest, godfearing hardworking americans are willing to take to avoid paying more for gas? fill me with rage and fear?
I wrote an entry a few weeks ago over how tired I was of hearing about the price of gas and all of the complaining. the people, the media, everyone. kind of “shut the fuck up already will you” type of thing. yeah, gas is costly. It SHOULD be costly. Deal with it. stop driving so much, and just goddamned deal with it. That’s what I wanted to say. But I didn’t post it, because I felt maybe it wasn’t fair of me, I don’t really know what other households are going through or how the economy is affecting them. Everything is more expensive, but when you’re as continually broke as I am, it doesn’t really make a difference. I go to work, I get my check, I make do, and we all live to see another day. but maybe that’s because I have it easy, maybe that’s because, all things considered, I have it pretty damn good. So I didn’t post it, because I didn’t want to seem like an asshole.
But if the media wants to continue running these kinds of stories and the american people are going to continue acting like fuckheads, well, we all deserve what we get. So take that america! loafe is fed up! you hear me? LOAFE IS FED UP!
that’ll show em.
you know, it kinda feels like we’re putting all our eggs in obama’s basket and if he screws up, boy am I gonna be mad. You better not lose this, buddy! and you better follow through!
B.O. probably reads loafe, right?
- offshore drilling saves lives, makes rainbows and produces sweet fluffy puppies for every family in america!
- I’m always late to the game