Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Gas Prices?

The image below by way of this post by Meteor Blades (hat tip to A. Siegel for the graphic) at Daily Kos says it all. Some people going to desperate lengths for gas...

As gas prices soar, thieves grow more brazen.

...police in Denver are investigating a rash of of incidents in which thieves drill small holes into gas tanks and siphon off the fuel. "This is clearly not the way it’s been done in the past, by taking a hose and putting it in a gas tank," police Detective John White said.


WTF indeed, as someone pointed out oil was about $33 before this stupid war in Iraq began it is past $133 now. The war has cost at least a Trillion dollars (direct and indirect costs) and I guess the folks who said the war would be paid for with Iraqi oil money are awfully fucking quiet now.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Funny Ads

Cos I don't have much else to say. I don't think I picked the best time to come back from my break. Work this week will be busier than ever. I had resolved to start reading more blogs, but most of today was spent working at home, logged in to my workstation, perhaps later this week. Trying to get a jump up this week, hopefully it makes for a less stressful week at work than last. We shall see.

Cool ads eh?

Sharmila's Yoga Zone: Directions (Advertising Agency: Mindset Advertising, India)

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Heh Heh Moment..
Via Talkingpointsmemo

A planned mega-fundraiser for the GOP, featuring President Bush and John McCain, has now been scaled back in the face of a daunting problem: Too few people actually wanted to buy tickets.

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the fundraiser set for this Tuesday in the city's convention center failed to sell enough tickets, leading to fears that the anti-Bush protesters might end up outnumbering actual attendees.

The new plan is for the Bush-McCain fundraising effort, which will benefit both the McCain campaign and the RNC, to be held in private residences in the Phoenix area away from media coverage.

Pic by way of Watertiger
Quite chummy eh?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kind Of Sort Of Back...

I can't access blogs at work so any downtime I had can't be used for that. And with my long commute and limited time, I guess I could do a post a week and gradually keep up with the rest of you wonderful folks and your blogs. So I am kinda sorta back.

How are ya'll doing? Spring treating you well?

From Attaturk of

We've observed George Bush for seven years, four months now...88 long months. There are many things I have learned to expect from him. All bad, and all about feeding the massive George Bush ego. John McCain will not be allowed to separate himself from Bush, even if the former had the inclination to do so. If McCain runs for President, he'll do it on the Decider's terms.

I predict, the 2008 GOP Convention is going to be George Bush's love note to himself. It's possible we will see John McCain read badly from a teleprompter at some point...and yelling at a cloud.
I like this one from a diary at Kos

As has been pointed out McCain would just be an extension of Bush.