Tuesday, December 26, 2006

If This Isn't Proof Enough

I assume some of you are familiar with the "internet phenomena" known as Facebook. As a result of sheer boredom and my dangerous curiosity, I ran across the following quote. It was posted on the "Wall" of a particular student who goes to my university who, oh by the way, states her home town is "Tehran, Iran". You can fill in the rest of the pieces.

mina jan, i just saw some of ur pics of you getting coffee at starbucks...and as big of an admirer as i am...i am highly disappointed in you khanoom...... you see...starbucks is owned my the jews...and as a frequent customer of that place you are supporting and aiding them financially. this is where your persian instincts kick in and tell you to go running screaming from the next starbucks you step foot in. ...i think thats all i wanted to conclusion,.....dont support the jews. ;) (im sure ahmedinejad would be so very proud of me right now. ) lol

If that isn't quite the reality check, I don't know what is. Where the hell do these people come from?

We Should Make Them All,

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Crispy Quote of the Day

"War is only for a time, just as is peace."


Sunday, December 03, 2006

We Should All Have Pet Pigs

See why here.


The Inability to Grasp the Issue

I was scanning over WND the other day when I stumbled across this article ([FL] "Turnpike to point drivers to Citgo rivals") that they had linked to. After reading the article and mainly out of curiosity, I started to read the comments that had been posted about the article. I'm not sure if I was more amused by the kid who managed to get his bachelor's degree in six years while working "over 4 years" at a Citgo and his inability to spell, the supposed professor who was unable to write in complete sentences of the incoherent ramblings of "John" (30NOV @ 2059). Another point that bothers me is that one commenter accuses BP of price-gouging because they had record profits compared to Citgo and other companies. I suppose no one attempted to take into account the fact that the US government recently lowered the required detergent levels in US-sold fuels thereby providing a less-expensive but also less-efficient fuel to Americans. As some consumers have reacted to this, take a wild guess which company didn't lower their products standards.

Anyway, it would seem to me that the idea of government signing a contract with a company to provide a service to a group of people where those people have no other option for service would indeed be a monopoly. Having been on the FL Turnpike just last month, I did notice that Citgo was the only gas station there.

I want my BP (or Shell V-Power in support of AudiSport North America)!