Dec 8, 2008

I went to buy gas for the Sneed Family Junkster today and it was $1.559 per gallon. I filled up for $17.84. Amazing. The conspiracy nuts who thought George W. was keeping oil prices high to enrich his oil pals, must be scratching their heads. You would think that in the last month of his term, he would really stick it to us. Of course, conspiracies are very rare in real life. I heard a band of knuckleheads at bowling talking about all the unregistered firearms that they have stashed since Obama was elected. Everyone knows that the first thing on the Obama agenda is to go door-to-door collecting the arsenals of average Americans. A fellow in the store told me that his cousin had a friend who bought a Chevy off the lot and quickly discovered that it got 100 mpg. He was as pleased as punch until some "official looking" guys showed up with a new car for him and took the old one away. It had the magic carburetor that Detroit has kept off the market all these year. Never mind that a magic carburetor would make GM, Ford or Chrysler rich beyond their wildest dreams, they had their reasons. Speaking of something that isn't a conspiracy, well it was but it's been exposed, is the sweetheart deal the AARP has with its official insurance company, The Hartford. AARP has been touting the money we geezers can save by switching to The Hartford. You may recall my falling out with the bastards at The Hartford. It seems that AARP has taken hundreds of millions of dollars from The Hartford yearly for their endorsement. Those hundreds of millions were passed along to the loyal AARP members, like me in the form of higher premiums. It also seems that The Hartford allowed AARP to intercept policy premiums and hold them for weeks before sending them along to The Hartford. This allowed the skunks at AARP to use the funds to generate interest revenue for their lobbying efforts. All of this cash allows AARP to stick up the government through their extensive lobbying efforts, as well as generally bothering the public and stirring up legions of elderly cranks. Everyone knows that Merle Wayne Sneed would never join an organization unless he stood to benefit financially and AARP is no different. The last thing I want to do is align myself with a bunch of disagreeable people like me. Misery does not love company, despite what you may have heard. So, sans insurance savings, I have no use for AARP. I quit. When we were unceremoniously booted from The Hartford, we discovered what many others are finding out. Their insurance is way too costly and there are tons of other companies willing to insure you for less, since they apparently don't pay bribes. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

11 comments:

Coffee Messiah said...

As an old friend used to say:

Ya gotta love it ? : (

tut-tut said...

Not much makes sense these days, does it?

Kurt said...

I am trying to get married to a woman before Obama takes office and makes it illegal.

bella rum said...

I don't have any guns. Now you've got me worried. Maybe I should get one...just in case. Or...maybe not.

edward said...
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edward said...

gas is down to 1.18 down the road and 1.22 here.
we have no guns and i'm an uninsured cat. thats all the news

plus


my human's brother in law won a beautiful car in a card game and was thrilled until some official guys (FBI) showed up at his house and took it away.

Reya Mellicker said...

Well, gas is still over $2/gallon here in DC, but compared to $4 just awhile ago, it's cheap.

Don't know about conspiracies, but I do know that the price of gas seems ... ummm ... kind of random.

I'm with you re: AARP. Fuggetaboutit.

Steve said...

Conspiracy theorists make me crazy. (Everyone knows their minds are controlled by aliens from outer space.)

I hadn't heard the news about AARP and the Hartford. Interesting!

Megan said...

Prices dropping fast here too - $1.79 or thereabouts.

I promise never to join AARP.

Squirrel said...

Gas prices are bouncing around here like crazy-- one station made the news as they went so low with prices they had a long line of cars waiting to fill up.

Crazy when you think how close it got to 5 bucks.

bitchlet said...

I have to make a project about the Auto Recession in USA. Phew!