who’s gouging?

Ever notice that Democrats (ok, some RINOs do it too) all scream bloody murder when gas prices go up due to supply and demand, but as demand and prices go down they start talking about raising the gas tax?
Did you know that the average profit made by the big, bad, evil oil corporations on a gallon of gas is about 7 cents? Did you know that the average taxes collected by the Federal government on a gallon of gas is about 20 cents? And in Minnesota, where I reside, the tax for the state is about another 20 cents?
So, who’s gouging?

"clever" designers must be stopped

Wanna see something truly awful? Something so ridiculous that it’s laughable? Wanna scratch your head and wonder to yourself, “What were they thinking?”

This is an example of cutesy design. The designer must have thought that it was fun and festive. “Isn’t it creative? Each letter is from a different font! Fantastic! Readablity be damned!”

It’s sooo cute.

Behold! The hideousness of…

Here’s another one that bothers me. Not so much for the design (bad drop shadow not withstanding), but for the loss of the silent “E”. I don’t think it’s all that clever dropping the “E”. After all, it changes the pronunciation of the word. Maybe I’m just being anal.

I don’t like it.

And another one…

It’s the silent “E”, Stupid – Learn it! Know it! Use it!