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I Couldn't Fill My Gas Tank to go to the "Dead bin Laden Celebration"
Bloggers and Personal ^ | 3 Apr 11 | Xzins

Posted on 05/03/2011 7:40:05 AM PDT by xzins

I woke up at 3 am yesterday morning. It was a bleary-eyed, “oh-God-I-fell-asleep-in-the-chair” awakening. Everything ached. I pushed myself out of the chair planning to stumble to the bed for a few hours of real sleep.

I'd nodded off with the TV on, and blazoned across the TV screen was a banner that read "Bin Laden Dead". I thought, "Never heard of that movie before." Then a talking head was on the screen telling how Mr. Terror and his beard had both met their demise at the hands of Navy Seals and Army helicopters.

Fascinated, I plopped back down in the chair and listened for the next hour or so. In that time, images of cheering crowds flashed across the screen. Crowds at the White House. Crowds at Times Square. Crowds in front of Geraldo Rivera (his reason for living, haha).

A decade earlier, I'd also been watching TV on 9/11 when Obama's 2nd plane had crashed into the second tower. The perp had been brought to justice. Mr. Orangutan-beard had met Mr. Trained Seal. The Seal won. It seemed a great time to celebrate, so I thought, "Go be a part of those crowds. Go celebrate, man!"

So, I grabbed my coat, grabbed my hat and rushed out the door to hit the road to DC, the closest of those two Meccas of American Patriotism. (Pardon the pun, Mr. Floating Dead Guy bin Laden.)

Then I grabbed my wallet and looked inside. Short on cash. Had to find the ATM. How much would I need?

I'm not the guy who had ten kids that Obama condescendingly told to go buy a hybrid-passenger van that doesn't exist. Like one writer said, if this father was hurting to find the extra buck to pay for gasoline, he wouldn't be signing for a new hybrid van anytime soon. Even if it did exist, it'd be forty to fifty thousand bucks up front. (That's a lot of cash except for someone whose political party made him a multi-millionaire in two short years in the Senate.)

Like I said, I'm not that guy, but I am a guy who lives in the country where 4-wheel drive pickup isn't a luxury. In winter, it's a necessity just for getting out to the main road. The rest of the year, you haul stuff. (That’s what country-folk do.) So, I'm thinking, 15 or so mpg for a thousand plus mile round trip. That's pushing THREE HUNDRED bucks worth of gas at about $4.25 a gallon...after it jumped again yesterday because a dead bin Laden can “potentially” disrupt oil supply the same as a live bin Laden can. Wooaaahhh....Nellie.

I put on the brakes. "THREE HUNDRED Bucks JUST for gas...Just for a coupla lousy fill-ups!!" That’s the same as the payment on the damn truck.

Blasted politicians....blasted Obama. They've ruined everything with their gas price games!

I couldn't fill my gas tank to go to the "Dead bin Laden Celebration." I couldn't AFFORD it.

I texted my regrets to Geraldo.

I think he unfriended me.


TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: economy; gasoline; obama; price

1 posted on 05/03/2011 7:40:17 AM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

Yep.


2 posted on 05/03/2011 7:44:02 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: xzins

Excellently enjoyable ... thanx.


3 posted on 05/03/2011 7:45:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: xzins
"Only" $3.71 here in the Ozarks (regular). Premium $3.94. But your point is well taken.

Recall the cry,"Bush! Cheney! Haliburton!" ? Last time gas prices were this high? Now silence of the media. Liars. Hypocrites. Hucksters.

4 posted on 05/03/2011 7:45:46 AM PDT by donozark ("Never wound a King." Machiavelli)
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To: knarf

Be sure to put a “We play games with gas prices” label over Obama’s picture on your gas pumps as you fill your tanks.

Emptying their wallet at the gas station will remind America shortly that Obama’s no daisy.


5 posted on 05/03/2011 7:53:40 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins

I watched a man fill up a Caddy, similiar to the one I owned. It cost him $147.77, which made me glad I had sold it instead of keeping it for a second car.


6 posted on 05/03/2011 7:59:48 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: razorback-bert

My pickup has a 30 gallon tank.

I though of getting a harness and buying a horse to pull it around.


7 posted on 05/03/2011 8:01:51 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins
A decade earlier, I'd also been watching TV on 9/11 when Obama's 2nd plane had crashed into the second tower.

Geraldo had the same problem.

8 posted on 05/03/2011 8:01:52 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: razorback-bert

My pickup has a 30 gallon tank.

I thought of getting a harness and buying a horse to pull it around.


9 posted on 05/03/2011 8:01:52 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: razorback-bert

I remember in 2008 summer watching dump trucks ( when we had a construction industry) just thinking almost 300.00 a fill up.


10 posted on 05/03/2011 8:03:23 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Freudian slip. LOL!

I reread that thing a dozen times and it never hit me.

Believe me...it was unintentional, but it’s funny now that I see it.


11 posted on 05/03/2011 8:03:51 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: scooby321; P-Marlowe

The trucking industry has to be getting killed with these prices.

They can do surcharges, but after a while the companies will just stop shipping as much because of the price and because the customers are spending all their extra cash on King Abdullah and Prince Barack.


12 posted on 05/03/2011 8:07:23 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins

Right on!

(check your spelling for the second plane though. It was Osama’s and not Obama’s)

You have pegged it!


13 posted on 05/03/2011 8:08:05 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: xzins

$3.99 here in Drums PA!


14 posted on 05/03/2011 8:08:26 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: xzins
Funny stuff
Thanks
15 posted on 05/03/2011 8:09:44 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: netmilsmom

see # 11...

mental block or something. I just didn’t see it.


16 posted on 05/03/2011 8:10:13 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: novemberslady

thx


17 posted on 05/03/2011 8:15:52 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins

You and most of the MSM slipped on this.
Even Glenn Beck said, “Kill Obama...er...Bin Laden” on his show yesterday.

The Beck thread said that the lib media was going to grab THAT sound bite and run with it!


18 posted on 05/03/2011 8:16:19 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: xzins
RE :"I couldn't fill my gas tank to go to the "Dead bin Laden Celebration." I couldn't AFFORD it. "

LOL, I understand your point. It was symbolic.

19 posted on 05/03/2011 8:20:48 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: netmilsmom

It’s easy to do....I think they’re kissing cousins.

Remember “Obama bin Biden” during the last election?

:>)


20 posted on 05/03/2011 8:28:35 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins

LOL! I forgot about that!


21 posted on 05/03/2011 8:40:15 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: xzins

Did you also have a hard time affording the fish taco BBQ after the ceremony. I did.


22 posted on 05/03/2011 8:42:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: xzins
The trucking industry has to be getting killed with these prices.

At $6.00/gal, that industry will be dead, and it is coming...

the infowarrior

23 posted on 05/03/2011 10:31:27 AM PDT by infowarrior
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24 posted on 05/03/2011 10:59:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady (Almost as evil as the Freeper Criminal Mastermind)
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To: xzins

Very creative.


25 posted on 05/03/2011 12:05:27 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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