Kiss my ass, State of Pennsylvania

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Oy, what a day. No posting during the day because sometimes PittGirl’s office goes up in flames, and she puts the flames out. Then her job picks her up and shakes her real good, then dunks her in water, wrings her out and throws her in the fryer. All fires are now put out thanks to me being awesome at my job.

So tonight, I sit in my comfy green recliner and finally crack open my newspaper to find this horrific piece of shit staring back at me.

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So I’m thinking the first paragraph of this article better go something like this:

In an extraordinary move sure to provoke voter outrage, a special panel has recommended an astounding 12.5 cent hike in Pennsylvania’s already astronomically high gas tax. An effigy representing the members of the panel was scheduled for burning in a protest on the steps of the state Capitol building tomorrow.

Instead, I have to read down to the 19th paragraph before I find any mention of our already high gas tax.

At 31.2 cents a gallon, the state’s liquid fuels tax is already among the nation’s highest in a state responsible for more miles of highway (41,000) and more bridges (25,000) than most others.

But a 12.5-cents-a-gallon gas-tax increase, which would include a penny-a-gallon to be returned to the county and municipalities to improve local streets, would easily skyrocket the state to No. 1.

You can’t tell, but right now, I am actually baring my teeth. Grr.


  1. Pickle Sniffer
    November 14, 2006 10:04 pm

    Who cares about the gas tax PittGirl? The question is….is that really YOU in that picture? If so, hummina hummina hummina!

  2. ethan
    November 15, 2006 9:38 am

    thank goodness you’re back, i had a serious case of boredom yesterday. pssst – hire some management consultants to put the fires out FOR you ;)

  3. A Busy Man
    November 15, 2006 10:53 am

    While it is nice to unwind with a comfortable chair and some peace & quiet, the local newspapers make my blood pressure spike. I miss intelligent, feel-good reporting like I used to catch with the Atlanta Journal.

    Are you free for lunch today? Go dutch? Have your pseudonym’s people call my pseudonym’s people; your choice of location…

  4. pittgirl
    November 15, 2006 11:09 am

    Heh. That made me laugh, Busy Man.

  5. Awesome Comet
    November 15, 2006 12:27 pm

    You must chill. And read Tom Friedman. Who’s been surprisingly tolerable lately. If its really a hardship, organize a carpool. With me. You can ride bitch.