The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

OIL: You may not have noticed this, but Iran announced the other day that it was not going to use oil as a weapon against the West as it continues its quest to become only the second country in history nuked by the United States Air Force. You would think that such an announcement would bring glad tidings and happiness to all and sundry, except maybe for those Iranians who would just as soon not glow in the dark, and would cause an immediate drop in the price of gasoline at the pump. You might think this, but you would be wrong; the price of gasoline didn’t do anything at all, although you might wonder why not, since the news that the first son of the third wife of the Emir of Palookastan had to go to a hospital in Cleveland to get a boil on his backside lanced caused the price of gasoline to spike ten cents in twelve minutes. I know, on a purely intellectual level, that the law of supply and demand governs the price of gasoline, but there’s just something about the way the price never falls as fast as it goes up that grates on my nerves and leads me to suspect that someone, somewhere is having a good laugh at my expense.


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