2010-07-13-2244Z


McGuire's in Petaluma is the place to be Mondays and Tuesdays. Half off everything.

Mystery: for years, Europe has been taxing gasoline users up the yinyang. As a result, Europeans drive less, drive slower, drive more fuel-efficient vehicles. And they walk and bike a lot. Here in the US, bicyclists and pedestrians are treated as lowlife scum. People drive like raging maniacs. Gasoline is lightly taxed, relatively, and car drivers are coddled in most states compared to those who prefer human power. And the government is broke! Uncle Scam and several states including California. Why the fuck don't we start taxing gas at rates increasing 10 percent annually? We'd win all ways: environmentally, fiscally, healthwise... and chances are us bicyclists will live another day.

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