Consumers Put the Brakes on Obama’s Fuel Goals

NPR published an interesting story: “Is Obama’s Hope For Better Fuel Economy Sputtering Out?” The story begins by telling us that the automobile manufacturers are claiming that Obama’s bailout was a “success.” There were high-fives this week from Detroit to Washington, D.C., as carmakers celebrated record auto sales. Americans bought 17.5 million cars and trucks in 2015. That’s a huge turnaround from 2009, and the Obama administration cheered the rebound as vindication of the president’s Read more […]

Republican Traitors Already Ready to Tax Us More

We get one bit of relief in this fake “recovery” and Republican traitors want to punish us for it. Senate Republicans are signaling that they want to reward us for giving them the Senate by raising our taxes. No good deed goes unpunished! According to The Hill: “Momentum builds in Congress for raising the federal gas tax.” Record-low gas prices across the U.S. have given rise to fresh talk in Washington of raising the federal gas tax for the first time in over 20 years, with leading Read more […]

Editorial Shows Hatred of Corporations is really Hatred of People

A columnist lets loose on cheap oil, showing hatred of corporations. Which, it turns out, means hatred of consumers. I’m not exactly shocked by this editorial, because it matches up with news I have read. But the sheer hysteria of the tone does amaze me. As I read it, I kept wondering if the San Francisco Chronicle has decided to become another Onion. But the writer seems serious. His headline sums it up: “$2 gas is the worst thing to happen to America.” Worst? Cancer rates, riots Read more […]

Is It Time to Outlaw Hammers, Long-Blade Knives, and Gasoline?

Until someone picks up a gun, puts bullets in it, aims it at someone, and pulls the trigger, a gun can’t do anything. It’s an inanimate object. The same is true of kitchen knives, baseball bats, pick axes, subway trains, and hammers. A Webster, New York man who killed two firemen this week with a gun had been charged in 1980 with beating his 92-year-old grandmother to death with a hammer. Researchers in England are saying that there is no reason for long pointed knives to be publicly available. Read more […]