Yeah, the folks on the forum I found the link on were pretty much in agreement that it wasn't very funny at all. *I* couldn't resist pointing out the Insight, the fact that I had one, and get about 65mpg. So far zero comments. :wink:
I don't expect my friends to find any humour in it at all, that would defeat the purpose. I expect them to WAKE UP!
Every time I mention this, I get my peepee smacked but here it goes: This rise in petrol prices is exactly what this country needs. This is the wake-up call for everyone. Rampant consumerism is actually consuming us, with no discerning between a "need" and a "want". Bigger, better, and faster - with no regard to how it effects those around us or the planet.
With this rise, hopefully, the greedy and glutenous will be forced to choose more wisely those things that are really necessary in life. I think in laymen's terms, people will be forced to "prioritize" their life.
Now, with that, I know that the first ones effected will be the lower income folks. For that I'm sorry....many choices, both good and bad, bring people to this point. Most of the "poorer folks" I know here in Central Florida have 5 kids, 4 dogs, 2 jacked up 4x4's and a boat or atv...smoke 2 packs a day, etc. Poor really?...or just screwed up priorities? For the rest, all I can say is that I've been there...very, very poor...but I worked my *** off and am free.
Definition from the American Southern Redneck Dictionary:
Whop'em in the heaid fust to geet thar attenshun. Than giv'em a good piece of yur mind. Than go about yur own bueznes. Kin to teach'em; Whut don't have the whop'em part. Bakards of is Ejoocate; sam as teach'em but keep off the go about yur bueznes part and add hep'em.
But more seriously and honestly true; I've got some distant cousins that edjoocated me. And while their accent is heavy hillbilly their kindness and generosity are unmatched (if you know how to speak the language )
Up in them thar hills nearabouts yo neck o' th' woods is whar my kin is from too. Cumberland Gap. If you'uns wanna, me an' Trekker kin sho' nuff larn y'all some rite good South'n talkin' :lol: 'Course reading the stuff is a whole 'nuther challenge :!: Darn good folks, once they understand us citified folks.