I don’t usually blog on Saturdays, but I have a little bit of spare time today.
Had one of those “streams of consciousness” strike me last night on Facebook. It all began with one of those memes you see on Mr. Zuckerberg’s site, about how burgers cost 99 cents at some fast food joints, and how if you want a healthy salad, it’s nearly $5 most places.
The same is so for drinks. You can go to your local “7-Eleven” and get a Big Gulp for 99 cents, but the much more healthier water costs more. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
Some cities and counties have ordinances that makes it difficult at best to grow your own food. Why is that?
Then another thought hit my noggin. Is the economic recovery an illusion?
Where I live in Pinellas County, Florida, ridership on the local transit system, PSTA, has been setting records recently almost on a monthly basis. Did these people get sudden urges not to pollute the air with their automobiles? A safe guess is probably not. They ride the bus because owning automobiles isn’t economically feasible as it once was.
The same argument applies to the Tampa Bay Rays. Even when they play rival clubs like Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, as I have noted a month and a half go, attendance is off. My next door neighbor was a Rays season ticket holder, and isn’t one anymore. Local fans foolishly believe that putting up a new stadium in Tampa or in eastern Pinellas County will solve the problem, and it won’t. So the Rays will move to some other metropolis in ten years or less. That’s my sad and bold prediction.
And you wonder why the government watches us from on high, and says they do not?