Monday, February 06, 2006

When in the course of Oakland's events

I don't want to detract from DS's important question about start dates, but I just saw this item on CNN about a proposal by Oakland to tax fast food and convenient stores to help pay for cleaning up the litter around schools. I normally wouldn't care too much about this but for two things. First, this is why we revolted from England. They kinda wanted to tax us to help pay for the mess we created in the French and Indian War. Second, the closest Jack in the Box is within Oakland's city limits. Am I now going to take my business (for the number 4 combo) to the one on San Pablo? Oh you betcha. But I'm hoping that the Berkeley City Council will take a cue and allow more fast food restaurants here in Berkeley to offer comparatively cheap food. Free trade baby, free trade.


Anonymous KuaiDoi said...

free trade baby...oh yeah..but only if we can get the burgers made by small nimble hands in asia..gotta keep costs down..

2/07/2006 12:53 AM  
Blogger Armen said...

Maybe not the burgers, but the straws, cups, cartons holding fries, and probably even the color coded cash registers are good enough for me.

2/07/2006 1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm, small nimble hands

2/07/2006 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never realized before that the Revolution was really about cheap fast food. That actually explains a lot.

2/07/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger Armen said...

9:34, you're trying to be sarcastic towards my own sarcasm. But if I remember my AP US History correctly there were some issues about taxing Colonists for the cost of cleaning up their mess. Get it? And I'm still being sarcastic. I have not yet begun to fight. Read: I have a whole set of French Fries/French and Indian War/Fredrick II jokes to get through.

2/07/2006 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog, your rules. Didn't mean to step on your toes with my outburst of unapproved sarcasm. I guess I'll have to find another venue to try out my own French and Indian War jokes.

2/12/2006 5:40 PM  

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