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My random thoughts when the spirit moves me... nothing sooner, nothing later.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Damn Gas Prices
With gas pushing $2.80/gal. in this area... I offer you these:

posted by David Snyder @ 1:04 PM   RSS Feed
Friday, August 19, 2005
They Did It Right
Springfield Ford is doing the right thing!

I spoke with the service manager about trying to get my car's body work done on them and his attitude was basically, "It sucks to be you." He compared the situation to me parking in an Acme parking lot and getting hit there. I unsuccessfully tried to explain to him that I do not hand over my car keys and registration to an Acme worker when I park in their lot. I delivered my car to the service shop for work and it was damaged while in their possession... even if it was the parking lot.

A friendly call to the General Manager of Springfield Ford proved more fruitful however. He apologized several times and agreed that I left my car in their care and it was damaged while they had custody of it. I drop my car off on the 26th and they keep it for a week to fix the damage... on them. I also get a free rental out of them!

It reassuring to know that there are still people out there that care and take responsibility for their actions.
posted by David Snyder @ 9:31 PM   RSS Feed
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
The Solution to High Gas Prices
Over the weekend, as I was paying my bills, I noticed something. I pay two rates for things like electricity and water.

For example, when my electric bill shows 982 KWH, I pay one rate for the first 500 KWH and a higher rate for the remaining 482 KWH. What this means is if I use more electricity because I have inefficient appliances (old AC units, huge refrigerators, too many computers, etc.) I have to pay a premium.

If I want to save money on my electric bill, I can replace the old AC units with newer, more efficient ones. I can buy a more modestly sized refrigerator. I can eliminate some of the unnecessary computers.

Now suppose we do the same for gas. We charge a low rate for the first 10 gallons of a fillup and then charge 50% more for anything over the first 10 gallons. People naturally want to save money so here's what might happen. People driving older vehicles might trade them in for newer more efficient ones and the car owners driving huge SUVs and pickup trucks might trade them in for more modest cars. The people who want to keep their older and/or larger vehicles would have to pay a premium.

Do today's families really need a huge SUV or pickup truck to drive to work, run their kids to school or go shopping? What do you think?
posted by David Snyder @ 1:13 PM   RSS Feed
An Open letter to T.O. [Terrell Owens]
Now this is funny as hell...
posted by David Snyder @ 12:53 PM   RSS Feed
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Thanks Alot Asshole !!!
To to jerkoff that left the monster sized scratch/dent on the driver's side of my Focus this morning in the parking lot at Springfield Ford... "Thanks alot asshole!" Just be damn glad I didn't see you do it!

Fortunately, I had the service forman and the sales manager look at it today before I left. There shouldn't be any problem getting the service manager to authorize the repairs on them this Monday.

God this pisses me off. I'll keep you posted.
posted by David Snyder @ 12:19 PM   RSS Feed
Friday, August 12, 2005
I Sure As Hell Didn't Vote For Him
And those that did vote for Dubya... thanks, I really appreciate it!

I just spent $22 to fill up my Ford Focus today and the needle was on 1/4 of a tank!!! I'm so happy the people of this country voted for a man that doesn't give a crap about the price of gas creeping up over 35% in less than 8 months.

Those of you that voted for Dubya because of his values, we now see he really values the lives of our men and women over in Iraq as they are being killed off a dozen at a time.

Dubya really values our personal liberties too... pushing for a renewal of the Patriot Act. Hey, don't forget about the random bag checks of commuters using public transportation.

Social Security, Inflation, the Deficit, the new Energy Bill, Intelligent Design, the list goes on and on. The scary part is he'll be in office for the next 3 years - 4 1/2 months!

Woo hoo... 4 more years, 4 more years... NOT !!!

God, we better put some democrats into Congress in 2006 and elect a democrat president in 2008 to clean up this Bozo's mess. If not, we'll be going back in time to the age of robber barons where you have the richest of the rich and you, me, & everyone else will be poor.
posted by David Snyder @ 9:47 PM   RSS Feed
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Location: Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States

I'm happily married to my high-school sweetheart and have two sons. I love relaxing down the Jersey Shore. I also enjoy sitting by the pool after dinner, talking to the wife, watching the kids, and smoking a cigar.

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