Monday, February 28, 2011

Yes, Gas is Going Up!

Posted By on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 9:11 AM

According to the website,, average retail gasoline prices in Memphis have risen 23.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 17.0 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34 per gallon.


Including the change in gas prices in Memphis during the past week, prices yesterday were 67.3 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 34 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 25.3 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 64.9 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Let me do some math here: If you use 10 gallons a week, you're spending $6.73 more a week than you were a year ago. That's about $343 more a year in fuel costs for a small consumer. Extrapolate that for delivery costs for the trucking industry, shipping costs for retailers, grocers, etc., and we're looking at substantial cost of living increases for all of us.

In the short term, we'd better pray for quick stabilization in the Middle East. In the long term, we'd better be investing in more fuel-efficient technology and vehicles and figuring out how to reduce our consumption of that crude black stuff. Check out for the best prices in the area.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Social Engineering in Nashville!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 1:02 PM

According to this piece in the online Nashville City Paper, our new GOP overlords in Nashville have a whole lotta social engineering in mind. They gonna put a stop to abortion, gay rights, activist judges, and immigration, and they gonna make it a dang sight easier to pack heat wherever on God's green earth we want to.

Yeehaw, y'all. Good thing we elected these god-fearin', small government boys to office. Otherwise, them damn socialist libtards would be passing all kinds of Big Brother laws 'n such.

Arizona, part deux, anyone?


Monday, February 21, 2011

A New Plan for Overton Square?

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM

I just received the following email:

Loeb Properties would like to invite you to a public meeting we’re hosting on Tuesday, March 1st at 5:30 p.m. at Memphis Heritage (2282 Madison Ave).
This is an exciting time for Overton Square, the iconic and nostalgically remembered retail district that we hope is on the brink of rebirth and renewal. At the meeting, we will share some current renderings and site plans and seek your feedback.
We hope you can join us at the meeting.

Bob Loeb, President

Loeb Properties, Inc.

The Flyer will be following up on this, but it sounds like there's a new plan in the works for Overton Square. And since the meeting is being held at Memphis Heritage, one would suspect the group isn't opposed on the front end. Nice logo, too.


Friday, February 11, 2011

Mubarak Leaves Town

Posted By on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Yesterday, we received the cartoon below from our syndicated cartoonist, Jeff Danziger. Five minutes after we got it, he sent an email asking us to delete it, adding "I'll never trust U.S. intelligence again." Today, he sent it again, with the comment, "Undeleted!!"

I don't know if that means U.S. intelligence is any better, or just got ahead of itself. Enjoy.


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

UFO in Jerusalem

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 9:02 PM

Maybe by now you have seen one of the several extant amateur videos of a mysterious UFO hovering over Jerusalem, then suddenly streaking into the sky. All the videos are mystifying, but this one is the best, complete with American Southern accents narrating.
Check out the odd sound just before the light appears. Eerie stuff.


And this video, taken from another angle, and farther away, shows a blast of light prior to lift-off.

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