Saturday, February 08, 2003

February 8, 2003: Speaking of gas prices, as I was last time, I figure that by the end of this month we'll be paying $2.00 a gallon for gasoline. If that happens, it can't be good for the economy. People will quit spending money on other things, consumer spending will fall, and the market will go down even more. It's no wonder I think Dub is a dud.

Thursday, February 06, 2003

February 6, 2003: The other day I was filling up my car and thinking about the high price of gas. I can remember when it was anywhere from 20 to 25 cents a gallon. Of course there were times when I didn't have the 25 cents. I remember Bob Tyus' old '40 Chevy (a car that's played a cameo role in a couple of my short stories). He used to hit the dashboard with the heel of his hand, and if the fuel gauge needle would bounce, there was enough gas to keep us going for another hour or so. There were times when we'd put together all the money we had and buy gas, and more than once all the money we had was under a quarter. We probably held out ten cents to buy a couple of cokes at the Dairy Queen.

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

February 5, 2002: So here's one thing Colin Powell said: "Iraq is working on developing missiles with a range of 1,000 kilometers — about 620 miles — or more, putting Russia and other nations beyond Iraq's immediate neighbors in potential danger." All I'm asking is for someone to tell me how this is a threat to the U.S.
February 5, 2003: Didn't I read that Blogger now has over 1,000,000 subscribers? That means there's a chance in a million that someone will actually read this. And since I haven't ever told anyone I'm blogging, that means that no one will ever see this except by accident. So why am I writing it? Damned if I know.

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

February 4, 2003: Now we learn that Dub's killer budget doesn't include the cost of war with Iraq. And yet people talk about what a wonderful guy he is.

The nation grieves and anguishes for days over the seven astronauts killed in the Columbia accident, but nobody seems to care that war with Iraq is going to kill thousands, or maybe tens of thousands of men, women and children who have nothing to do with Saddam's alleged weaponry. Does that strike anyone besides me as odd?

Monday, February 03, 2003

February 3, 2003: Dub's budget is a killer, with massive deficits. Yahoo News says, "The president blamed the deficits 'on a recession and a war we did not choose.'" Which war is he talking about here? Iraq. He darn sure chose that one!