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First of all, there’s this…

And if that doesn’t upset you, you’re jaded. UPDATE: Today’s fill up just cost me $69.30.

Also… what’s with this term “hard, working Americans”? What’s that a euphemism for? I’m a hard working American and yet most of the time I know they’re not talking about me because usually it’s Hillary Clinton shooting whiskey and duck hunting in the mountains when they say it.

Supposedly Obama has a hard time getting the hardworking American vote since his base seems to be college students, black people and educated, city professionals. Jon Stewart and crew have advice for Obama: get uneducated people diplomas ASAP or get everyone else to not work so hard.

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Written by arnold

May 30, 2008 at 11:53 am

Posted in Humor, Politics

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  1. Once upon a time in America people used protest such drastic disruptions to their quality of life. Now everyone seems Bushwhacked– passively accepting the things they think they cannot change and not questioning so they know the difference.

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    Moodz4Modernz

    May 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm

  2. Yeah, I love euphemisms like “hard-working Americans” — or as Arnold has interpreted it: “Hard, working Americans.” (is that “hard” like “bitter”? sounds elitist.) 😀

    And I hate to be the dissenting (“jaded,” is it?) voice, but we have some of the cheapest gas in the world. Maybe it’s just me, but wishing that things would stop getting more expensive seems like a rather frustrating pastime. If the “high” prices drive us to come up with alternative fuels or stop driving our cars three blocks to the store then it’s fine by me.

    And in case you’re curious, here’s a sampling of gas prices around the world in dollars per gallon:
    Bosnia-Herzegovina – $10.86
    Norway – $8.73
    U.K. – $8.38
    Germany – $7.86
    U.S. – $3.45
    (source: http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/104996/Why-Gas-in-the-U.S.-Is-So-Cheap)

    Full-scale protests seem a little drastic, but maybe we can divert all that energy toward something more useful, like cars that run on overused political euphemisms.

    the kyle

    June 1, 2008 at 10:22 pm

  3. What, I want to know is, what you have, against commas.

    And when we driving the 4 door, 2 pax hatchback Vauxhall around the UK, running over business men in the Oxford business district and getting OCRed in London for having no traffic permit, the gas there was fairly cheap at around 3.60 pounds.

    arnold

    June 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm

  4. yeah, per liter. and a pound is $2.

    you do the math.

    the kyle

    June 3, 2008 at 11:26 am


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