Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Scary thought for the Halloween season.....

I was listening to KTRH this morning and at first I thought I was hearing a Halloween story, but then I realized this might just happen. Mayor White has a huge campaign nestegg just sitting around gathering interest. Chris Bell is sitting around NOT gathering interest.... The Democrats are floating the idea of telling Bell to take a hike and running Chairman White in his place. With his admittedly pretty decent showing during Rita/Katrina overshadowing his far more numerous less than stellar ideas (retiming lights, $afeClear, Downtown Parking Authority, New Badges for Detectives, Ticket Quotas, screwing firefighters on thier contracts, failing to ramp up police recruiting in the midst of a massive retirement plague, Jaywalking Crackdowns, Buying $40k Prius cars that get 60 MPG instead of $13.5K Echoes that get 50MPG for city vehicles, red light cameras, and just about every other revenue stream that enters his pretty little vacuuous head.). He is making noises like this won't happen, but you KNOW it will. The party will demand it since they don't really have a candidate in the hunt. The Man-Date as Chris Elam likes to call him is turning into a one night stand.

Everybody get out your little red books, Chairman Mao is coming to a polling place near you.....

5 Comments:

Blogger Cory said...

Great, now I'm not going to be able to get the kids to bed at night.

Gov. White (shudder)

S.

October 12, 2005 9:57 AM  
Blogger bunker_man said...

Buying $40k Prius cars that get 60 MPG instead of $13.5K Echoes that get 50MPG for city vehicles
Austin is doing the same. Not only that but they take one percent of the sales tax to keep empty busses running all over town. And if you have "friends" the bus co. will buy you a Prius to commute so you don't have to mix with the riff/raf on the bus.

October 12, 2005 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the Prius is $21275. You're accounting is off by $21235. Sheesh...no wonder Enron collapsed...

October 30, 2005 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Rorschach said...

Actually, it would be $21,860 with no options according to Gulf States Toyota's website. You're right, I was off. The price has come down since I did my analysis a year and a half ago. My point however remains the same. And I am neither an accountant, nor have I ever worked for Enron.

October 31, 2005 8:32 AM  
Anonymous rorschach said...

I might add that the echo is no longer being sold, but there are a number of models made by South Korean automakers (KIA comes to mind) that are comparable to the echo in both fuel economy and price.

November 02, 2005 11:15 AM  

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