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Good Day For Ducks — Why Now?
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Good Day For Ducks

Two male and a female mallard dropped in for a dip in what we laughingly refer to as a storm water drain in the property across the street. Instead of draining anything, there was a two-foot-deep pond.

After an inch yesterday and two more today, the frogs decided it was a time for courting, so when the thunder stopped the froggy arias took over.

If Invest 90 had had about 6 more hours over the Gulf it would have probably become the first tropical storm of the preseason, and the season doesn’t start until a week from Monday.

In the last couple of months Central Florida has had drought, fire, and now flooding. It is not a good thing for the Mouse, and Florida tourism on the Memorial Day weekend. People won’t visit when they can get rained on at home.

It certainly is strange how, every year, the “supply and demand” forces cause the price of gas to shoot up just before this weekend. It has risen a quarter a gallon in the last week. It will drop on Tuesday, but the forces will cause another amazing rise before the Fourth of July, and then before Labor Day. It’s a mystery how the “free market” works. You would almost begin to believe that something other than supply and demand were at work. 😈


1 hipparchia { 05.23.09 at 8:56 pm }

supply and demand: i will supply you with this commodity and capriciously demand a higher price today than i did yesterday.

2 Bryan { 05.23.09 at 10:29 pm }

That’s about it. Watching the price jump a dime at a time with nothing in the news to justify it does make one suspicious of the entire concept of “enlightened self interest” and other myths of the libertoonians.

3 Steve Bates { 05.24.09 at 12:39 am }

Supply ‘n’ The Man, The Man being Dick Cheney and all the guys with whom he secretly met when he was (alleged) veep and managed to stiff the environmentalist org’s that sued for access to the guest list…

Huck and Konopacki (google them if you’re not familiar) once published a cartoon titled “why the Invisible Hand remains invisible,” showing a ghostly dotted-line outline of a hand with middle finger raised toward the viewer.

4 Bryan { 05.24.09 at 1:02 pm }

The whole thing is a rip off. The one thing that would terrify the hell out of the “powers that be” would be real competition and a truly free market. As long as they own Congress, it’s not something they have to worry about.