Dear Friends: I have so happy news to share. Capitalists have scored some victories over the forces of eco-tyrants and nanny-state do-gooders.
Courtesy of Professor Athena, this gem from the Wall Street journal: U.S. Nears Milestone: Net Fuel Exporter
U.S. exports of gasoline, diesel and other oil-based fuels are soaring, putting the nation on track to be a net exporter of petroleum products in 2011 for the first time in 62 years. A combination of booming demand from emerging markets and faltering domestic activity means the U.S. is exporting more fuel than it imports, upending the historical norm.
According to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday, the U.S. sent abroad 753.4 million barrels of everything from gasoline to jet fuel in the first nine months of this year, while it imported 689.4 million barrels.
As if that were a tasty treat, this marketing maneuver from McDonald’s is delicious (via HotAir):
Victory: McDonald’s outsmarts San Francisco on Happy Meal ban
Remember when San Fran “banned” Happy Meals by requiring fruit and vegetables to be served with any meal that includes a toy? Question: What if the meal doesn’t automatically include the toy? What if the toy’s “optional,” purchasable with a Happy Meal plus a small additional fee that you’ll be happy to pay just to shut up that screaming brat who wants the toy, mom, c’monnnnn?
Yes, it is time to do a Happy Dance:
I would like to give a full Flaming Capitalism blessing to Hell on Wheels, my new favorite show (replacing Mad Men). Iconic. Non-PC. Intelligent. Beautifully filmed and superbly acted. And fully American.
Dawn Wildman of SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition wants everyone to know that Stop-the-CA-Dream-Act petition signings will be featured on Jon and Ken (AM640/KFI) from 3pm and 7pm tomorrow. There will be a ton of locations for petition signings, and more information can be found HERE.
Beers with Demo is featuring a video covering Tea Party vs Occupy. Flaming Capitalist Promotion: Anna’s Clue Tank is featuring Occu-Potty bumper-stickers that are hilarious; order yours today!!! Inspired by KT, here is my concluding image: