Monday, May 15, 2006

Bits And Pieces

My United 93 posting was my first posting that had almost nothing to do with Catholicism, but I felt it necessary to post because Christianity is threatened by militant Islam. Anyways, I've been driving my buddies Saab over the weekend and I have to say it is a nice car, but never in a million years will I buy one. It sucks gas like you wouldn't believe it. One of my friends also calls it the Sob car because you will cry each time you fill up your gas tank. It nearly took half a tank of gas to drive from my Heights home to the airport and back. That is ridiculous. It beats me how in the world this automobile manufacturer can make any money at all! Could be that I am spoiled by my Toyota Camry and its excellent gas mileage. But in this climate of rising fuel costs I don't believe Saab will be selling well at all today. Which brings to mind all those SUV's and Hummers I see on the road (especially in the River Oaks area). How can you justify even owning a Hummer? People are moaning about the $3/gallon price. That is nothing compared to the $5/gallon I believe we'll be paying before 2008 arrives. I'm not an economist nor a petro engineer, but I do play one on this blog. Well I'm preparing for my Bible study group tonight and just wanted to throw in my two cents worth. I haven't been blogging as much recently due to many reasons. One of them being my growth in my Catholic faith. Hard to explain, but I'm going to still keep my blog. Though I am not as acidic as I have been in that past (polemic, a friend of mine tells me), I will not hold any punches back. Because the Truth is Absolute (Pope Benedict XVI). One last note, I broke the 10,000 barrier for the number of hits on my blog (nine months). Gee, Relapsed Catholic gets that in a day! Peace, Conde (one out of three bald brothers can't be bad for this blog)

7 comments:

skeetor said...

I absolutely require the "acidity" of others with clear sight like you seem to have. please keep it up. You have become my part of my daily (sometimes two or three times) blog stop. number five btw.

Tito said...

Skeeter,

Thanks for the compliments.

I will continue blogging. Probably more with historical and theoligical insight rather than acid reviews of secular news.

God bless.

Matt said...

If you would put the car into the right gear for travelling on the freeway you'd find it's a lot more efficient.

Having said that, it's inevitable that there's price to pay for performance, and safety.

http://www.iihs.org/ratings/

Top rated Midsize
1. Saab 9-3
2. Subaru Legacy
3. Audi A3
4. Audi A4
5. BMW 3 series (4-door models)
6. Chevrolet Malibu (with optional side airbags)
7. Lexus IS
8. Volkswagen Jetta
9. Volkswagen Passat


Where's your car on the list?

Performance?
SAAB = 0-60 mph in 6.9
Toyota (oh oh oh, not much feeling) = 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds

Tito said...

The SAAB performed real well in sucking all the gas out of my pocketbook.

Matt said...

next time you can borrow my bicycle.... heheh

skeetor said...

for about the past six months I have only used my bicycle for transportation... it helps I only live four blocks from work, lol.

Tito said...

Matt,

If your bicycle isn't manufactured by SAAB or GM, I'll take your offer!

lol.

Skeetor,

You're a smart man. I plan to do the same.

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