I'm sure all of you have read of the proposed to give the American taxpayers, each a $100 gas rebate to offset the pain we suffer at the pumps each and every day. If you read the entire Congressional proposal, you will see the true subject of it. Attaching the little rebate perk at the end of a paper that opens the doors for decimating the Alaskan wildlife and Gulf Coast waters, only insures a big fat "NO" on a Benjamin gracing any of our mailboxes. Now....if they had attached that little baby to a proposal that had the following heavy as its other noteworthy voting moment, we would each be a hundred dollars richer: "My fellow gorgeous and intelligent representatives of the people of these here United States of America, I propose we continue to call Sunday by its name, Sunday."
Something like that and that rebate is good as ours. But saying 'let's pass this so we can kill the baby seals and pretty dolphins whilst we explore nature for Black Gold?' Uh-uh. Not going to happen.
Yes, there's more to the measure than those two issues but still? What person (especially a person whose job depends on being re-elected) is going to vote yes to a hot topic like that and risk the outrage and retaliation of conservationists, naturalists, and other Green voters?
And in regards to the gas rebate relief, can I mention that yesterday I filled my little Nissan Sentra GXE. My ten year old manual transmission sedan. My very reliant Pig that gets awesome gas mileage. It cost $30. Hey, a hundred dollars is a hundred dollars. And free is even better, but what the hell kind of relief is that? May I also mention that if I am encourage to buy a hybrid, by all means could you make it affordable?!
sigh...I leave you with this. My hunger for intelligent wit has been satiated. THANK YOU, CARRIE! Below is my hero of the day. Please note the bolded text for emphasis...and do really think what this means.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert of Ill., center, gets out of a Hydrogen Alternative Fueled automobile, left, as he prepares to board his SUV, which uses gasoline, after holding a new conference at a local gas station in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2006 to discuss the recent rise in gas prices. Hastert and other members of Congress drove off in the Hydrogen-Fueled cars only to switch to their official cars to drive back the few block back to the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)