Well that clears up a little mystery…

gas prices up 12¢ this month? baaaaaah

When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law.

…Outside a handful of laboratories and workshops, the ingredient, cellulosic biofuel, does not exist.

Yanno… That is the kind of story that tempts me to simply give up. Not the stupid “regulations” nor the damned idiotic “fines”.

No. It’s the willingness of NO ONE to stand up and say “NO!”

The companies don’t care; they just pass that “cost of doing business” on to US.

The various bits and branches of he gubbmint who put this “law” into place without even a jot or tittle of comprehension of the Damned Physics of it all don’t care; they get more OPM to loot.

Not to mention the Colossal Inanity of Global Worms; so please don’t mention it.

And US poor dumb suckers; IF we even care at all ["it's only a coupla bucks to me"] we sit back and say “well, what can I do?”

WE are getting “fined” for not using something that DOES NOT EXIST; and we’re standing here with our eyes a’roll and our faces hanging out. W. T. F!?!

Worth saving? You tell me.

ZZMike in comments

9 Comments!

  1. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm |

    En Oh SPELLS NO!!!

  2. Merovign
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 10:52 pm |

    Power and control are more often achieved through fear of repression than repression itself.

    People tend to bend if they think they’ll be crushed.

    Also, we’re boned.

  3. Posted January 11, 2012 at 6:15 am |

    Worth saving? You tell me

    Claire, I was down at the Senior’s thrift store a while back and they have a ton of old VHS tapes for a buck so I got a couple. One of them was The Bible from 1966. Directed by John Houston, cast of thousands, epic Old Testament stuff, etc. I’d only seen it once, 40 years ago, and it looked like a good way to kill a few hours.

    I thought it held up well, and the special effects were top-notch, especially for 1966.

    One part cracked me up — although I don’t think it was meant to be funny. It’s the part where Abraham and family, servants, etc. are camped in the desert when these three figures approached their tents. Turns out it was God and a couple of Angels that He was hangin’ with at the time.

    God told Abraham that He was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because they were so wicked… (kinda like San Francisco/Oakland today). And Abraham asked, but what about the righteous there? And God said, if you can find fifty righteous there I’ll spare the cities. And Abraham came back with, how about 45? And God said, Ok, 45 then. Feeling himself on a roll, Abraham continued to, literally, Jew God down (sorry, but that’s what he did) to 20. He tried for 10, but God didn’t answer, other than to throw His hands up in a gesture that was later translated to mean, Oy!

    God then headed out into the desert with his Homies in the direction of Sodom and Gomorrah, all we all know what happened after that. He did send the Angels to go fetch Lot and his family, and They were so fine that They were almost kidnapped by the degenerates next door to Lot.

    So Lot offered the generates his two fine young virgin daughters to let the Homies go, and this distracted them long enough for the Homies to whip out they .40s and bust some serious caps in the degenerates asses, ’cause that was just how they rolled back then.

    Some cracka’ even busted some rhymes about it…

    Hand Of The Almighty by John R. Butler

  4. mech
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 7:14 am |

    Hog, At least we know there are some righteous folks in cali so it won’t be burned off the map until we’re all outa here and the whole planet gets the scorched earth treatment.

    I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing DC experience a bizarre neutron storm, leaving the monuments, Constitution, Declaration of Independence in tact, then maybe it can be cleaned out and occupied by the sane.

    Is there a group we can toss a few bucks to so the bureaucraps wo passed this particular set of laws can be sued and issued pickle barrels with shoulder straps?

    Whiskey barrels are too good for them.

  5. AZHolmes
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 9:23 am |

    Claire,

    Isn’t the “free press” supposed to be standing up for the people against the government? There’s no real need for the 1st amendment protections if they’re just going to go along with the government. It sounds like we need to start there. But, who’ll want to be a journalist once we start stringing them up?

  6. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 11:27 am |

    Prove me wrong. Lot`s wife turned around and looked back——because——–she had spotted a cosmic pair of high-heeled shooozzzz in a store window?

  7. mojo
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm |

    Take thy shoes from off thy feet…”

  8. Sigivald
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm |

    I suspect nobody’s saying “no”, because for the companies involved, $6.8 million is rounding error.

    The US consumes, per the EIA, 378 million gallons of gasoline every day.

    That works out to 1/20,000 of a dollar per gallon of gas over the year.

  9. Fat Baxter
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 8:01 pm |

    So pay the fine with an invisible check.