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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2008 7:30 am | Updated: 11:32 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

"The low-speed test of light rail failed Monday. But don't you people worry. It will be up to the top speed of 17 mph by December."

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"The low-speed test of light rail failed Monday. But don't you people worry. It will be up to the top speed of 17 mph by December."

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"Would it be too much to ask for the light rail to begin before the end of baseball season? Twenty dollars to park during the playoffs is too much."

"Rep. Karen Johnson's 9/11 conspiracy mentality is an embarrassment to all elected officials, not to mention the Republican Party, the people of Arizona and to the mentally stable of humankind."

"The oil companies are really socking it to us. In the devil's name, (is there) anyone out there with a clever idea on socking them back? Really, really socking it to them?"

"How about we drill for oil and natural gas in ANWR, Alaska, and in some areas offshore, and use the royalties only for the purpose of reducing our national debt? This would bring the price of gas down, lift the economy, help our nation's future, and would reduce the dollars going to the bad guys."

"When is John Q. Public going to realize that the only way to control oil prices is to develop alternative fuels. Let get the oil cartel out of Washington's back pockets and let American ingenuity take over."

"Relax. Close your eyes, and listen to my voice. You will not mind paying $4 for a gallon of gas, and you will beg for the price to be $5. When I click my fingers, you will wake up."

"OK, so maybe the Amish have been right all along. Anybody got a horse and buggy for sale?"

"Grandad, when the old United States was on the verge of the second Great Depression, why didn't they pull out of the Iraq war that was costing a trillion dollars a year just to protect foreign oil fields, and instead defend their own borders?"

"When President George W. Bush leaves the White House, I hope he gets into the oil business and becomes a billionaire. Payback for being hammered for eight years by the media and the Democrats. History revisionists will try to blame Bush for the great Chicago fire, the Irish potato famine, and the Holocaust. They already blame him for 9/11."

"The Democrats may be right after all. No drilling in the United States until all of the other countries run out of oil. Then we start drilling in the United States, and then we can rule the world!"

"Evidently, Tuesday's venter has never heard the Great Depression of the '30s and '40s. I lived on a farm then, and grown men were not only working for 10 cents an hour, they were happy to just have a job."

"Back in 1942, I worked after school in a factory cleaning floors for 12½ cents an hour for two hours a day. I made a buck and a quarter a week and I gave half of it to my Ma."

As long as we are reminiscing, in 1963 I made 55 cents a hour as an usher. That would buy me two gallons of gas."

"Has anybody noticed that the Cheerios guy is now the Rice Krispies guy?"

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