On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 13:38:48 GMT, "Jeff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>"Spike" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 03:42:49 GMT, "Jeff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Today we complain (that's a generality) about the lines and the high
>> prices, and everything else, in exactly the same way we did back then.
>Not true. There are very few lines for gas. In the 70s, the lines were very
>long and there were widespread shortages.
Tell that to the folks in Florida and Louisiana, etc, after each
hurricane evacuation, whether mandated or voluntary.
>We may have complained back then, but we didn't learn to do much about
>conservation, did we?
Actually, we did. After that came the era of the small vehicles, with
small engines. the Mustang IIs, and the Datsuns.
However, as is normal with human nature, over time people forget about
bad experiences, like gas lines, and revert to old ways. And those who
were too young, or not even born yet have nothing to compare except
the stories their parents tell... and who listens to parents?
The biggest change has come in the last decade or so. All those fresh
young technos who made a killing and could afford all the toys, with
all the bells and whistles.... or at least thought they could. Never
mind that many of them are deep in hock. They are the ones who wanted
to live like the movie stars and jetsetters.To be the Bill Gates and
Steve Jobs and Martha Stewart's of the modern era.
It's like giving a kid a choice, 'Do you want to go to Disneyworld, or
do you want to go mow the lawn?'
>>>> Our oil is located in Alaska, California, coastal Florida, coastal
>>>> Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas....
>The vast majority of oli reserves are outside the US.
I was speaking of US oil reserves. Not Saudi, not Argentinean, not
Mexican, not Canadian. Again, so what? You took a piece of humor and
turned it into some kind of classroom lecture.
>>>> Our DIPSTICKS are located in Washington DC!!!!
>>>So that is where you live.
I previously ignored the fact that you became insulting. Now, I simply
wonder why you found the need to revert to such self demeaning
measures over a joke, dumb or otherwise.
>> What happened Jeff? Lose your sense of humor at a rest stop?
>I think the problem is that you lost your sense of humor.
I'm not the one who couldn't see the humor in the original post. You
are the one who took it serious and made a big deal out of it.
>> on.... Lighten up a mite... it's political satire... and notice
>> please that the "dipsticks" are bi-partisan dipsticks... not just
>> Republicans or Democrats. So it wasn't Jimmy Carter... big deal. It is
>> true that the pundits of the time did say they would fix things so it
>> never happened again... and a lot of those pundits are still in
>That was 32 years ago. Very few of those pundits are still in office. There
>might be a few congressmen (few congresswomen back then) still in office.
Once again; so what is the big deal? Are you simply trying to find
fault out of embarrassment for not recognizing the joke?
I know when it was, as I was one of many who suffered through long
lines and rationing based on a number on my license plate. And when I
wasn't dealing with it on a personal level, I was one of many being
dispatched to break up fights and control traffic.
>> I think if you take a gander, you're the only one who took it serious
>> and went off like a sky rocket in flight...
>Actually, a sky rockets goes off before it is in flight.
Incorrect. Check with anyone who handles fireworks for celebrations.
The sky rockets to use go off when they reach the designated altitude
based on the timing of the fusing.
>Just don't give up your day job to be a comedian.
Never planned to. I enjoy retirement. Besides, even Jay Leno bombs
out once in a while, or has an audience where not everyone gets the
>>>> 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
>>>> w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
>>>> Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
>>>> gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
>>>> See my ride at....
>>>> Feb 2004- http://188.8.131.52/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
>>>> Feb 2004- http://184.108.40.206/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
>>>> Jul 2005- http://220.127.116.11/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
>>>> Jul 2005- http://18.104.22.168/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg
>> 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
>> w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
>> Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
>> gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
>> See my ride at....
>> Feb 2004- http://22.214.171.124/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
>> Feb 2004- http://126.96.36.199/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
>> Jul 2005- http://188.8.131.52/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
>> Jul 2005- http://184.108.40.206/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
See my ride at....
Feb 2004- http://220.127.116.11/albums/86810/003_May_21_3004.jpg
Feb 2004- http://18.104.22.168/albums/86810/005_May_21_2004.jpg
Jul 2005- http://22.214.171.124/albums/86810/d..._11_05_002.jpg
Jul 2005- http://126.96.36.199/albums/86810/E...ebuild_006.jpg