I noted previously the charges that GW Bush never tipped.
But this charge about the Veep is worse, even if it's an accident.
Or it could be yet another indication of how out of touch these guys are. Maybe Cheney thinks gas still costs 5 cents a gallon, too. Given that, it’s no surprise the neocons see it as petty whining when people complain that college tuition is becoming unaffordable, along with health care, and so on. Personally, though, I’d prefer it if my leaders did not live in an alternate universe from the rest of us.
Exactly my thought…when’d we stop asking these guys the price of a loaf of bread?
The charges about GW really bothered me, actually. I couldn’t get the sound to come on the video, but it looked like it was just a guy talking. Should we give credence to an unsupported story about this if we don’t know the trustworthiness of the source? I’m sure we could find all sorts of people who would be willing to make up stories about Kerry (ahem), and I think we should ask for a bit higher standard of evidence for anecdotes concerning these guys. (The Cheney story looks pretty well documented though, as was the video clip of GW cleaning his glasses on the back of someone’s sweatshirt.)
Methinks you guys have been buying too much organic produce at Fresh Fields lately and have become accustomed to veggie prices that help subsidize the cost of unionized cashiers, halogen-lit brie displays, and weekly wine sampling. Here’s a quick reality check:
Nine apples – I regularly buy bags of apples at the grocery store for $2-3 Five large tomatoes – Last time I bought big beefsteak tomatoes at my local Korean grocery store they were 75 cents a pound. Three green peppers – Green peppers aren’t heavy, and my local Safeway has them for $1.29 a pound this week. Dozen ears of corn – When it’s in season around here, they can’t give the stuff away. Last time I bought corn at Safeway it was 6 for $1.
So if $10 bucks is about what this suburban boy would pay at an **actual grocery store**, IMHO it’s more than fair enough for some produce stand–regardless of what a reporter coaxed out of these folks. If y’all ever get tired of paying $1 each for your lemons, drop me an email and I’ll hook you up with my real estate agent!
“Methinks you guys have been buying too much organic produce at Fresh Fields lately and have become accustomed to veggie prices that help subsidize the cost of unionized cashiers, halogen-lit brie displays, and weekly wine sampling. Here’s a quick reality check:
Nine apples – I regularly buy bags of apples at the grocery store for $2-3 Five large tomatoes – Last time I bought big beefsteak tomatoes at my local Korean grocery store they were 75 cents a pound. . . . corn – When it’s in season around here, they can’t give the stuff away. Last time I bought corn at Safeway it was 6 for $1….”
blah blah blah . . . Hank — since you are so interested in cherry picking, why don’t you just harvest your own food?
This is so obviously a collection of the lowest prices you can remember from various times and places (including the pre-picked bag full of apples vs. pick out your own favorites price break) that I could obviously counter by recalling high prices that I have paid for things recently (including things like NORMAL $3 a pound for tomatoes)- – – blah, blah, blah . . .
It is irrelevant: the prices at that stand are the prices at that stand; it isn’t your Safeway or your Korean grocer. It was just a plain-old I sell my private-property in exchange for money kind of place. It was there when Cheney needed it; if he shops the Safeway in your neighborhood when corn is on sale, then he will have the opportunity to buy corn at the same price as you.
It is just a sad illustration of the circle-the-wagons willingness to lie and cheat on the part of the right-wing immoralists. It is just not an honest effort to address what is at issue: guess what Hank – – – there are even lower prices in Bangla Desh if you pay in hard currency: I suggest both you and Dick take your produce buying business there.
Go ahead, Hank! Now it is time for you to whine about how unfairly you are being treated.
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