reply to post by weedwhacker
For Barack Obama to state that "if every American were to properly inflate" in order to be cost effective, is as ridicoulous as the people who state
"if you only recycled your newspapers, we'd save an national forest" since the paper for those newspapers is sitting in some warehouse, already
processed days, weeks, and month in advance.
If we as consumers were to stop listening to politicians lies, as well as corporations marketing strategies and think for a moment, before you buy
into the collective B.S. for once, the world might be a better place.
The lesser of two evils, as your post is suggesting, is still evil.
Stupid is as stupid does.
One bird in hand is better that two in the bush.
There are stupid catch-phrases for almost every situation, even "if you inflate all your tires, it will solve the oil situation" fits into the
stupid catch-phrase of the day now.
If only the politicians could wean themselves off of the lobbyists money, you know, legal political bribery, or surrogate bribery, the country as well
as the world might be a better place, and not just a damn Nike "Just Do It" commerical.
It's a consumer run world, and the marketing guru's and corporations know it, hence why they buy the politicians votes. It's called "lobbying"
which is the pretty name politicians branded "political bribery", or "surrogate bribery" in order to make it more official and legal
Everyone should have been raised to know proper tire inflation, checking your oil, and changing your spark plugs wil make your gas guzzling vehicle of
choice run better, that's called preventative maintenance, but for Barack Obama to suggest it would save enough oil to stop $70 or more from hurting
us at the gas pump, is only slight of hand and subtle suggestion that we are the problem, not those who wield the power to actually make the costs go
Let's see, last time I checked, I only control where I stop to get gas, how I drive, and actually opening the gas tank and inserting the nozzle, oh
and properly inflating the tires, so I know it's not Me.
I keep an eye on the gas stations, and find the cheapest one of the day, and top it off, and the next time I need gas, I do the same again, and it's
usually a different store.
I don't do brand loyalty to gas companies, never have, and never will.
Just like I don't do political brand loyalty, never have, never will.
I'm registered as an "Independant" for a reason.
[edit on 9-8-2008 by SpartanKingLeonidas]