Pure Gasoline and the Ethanol Racket In Texas

Unlike most of my neighbors, I cut my own grass and do my own yard maintenance. Why? Because I’m good at it and I don’t like spending money on stuff I can do. Another thing I do is use a travel trailer with a generator. Both mean using equipment incompatible with the typical auto fuel available. Here in San Antonio, you cannot purchase non-ethanol fuel. As you may or may not know, ethanol (E-10) is destructive to small engines.

Now I went to have my five year old generator checked out for quitting. It’s not an ethanol problem. In fact, the service person said it was likely an overheating problem. They still have to start it up so they can tell what it is. The crazy thing is, they charge for their ethanol free gasoline. 

It’s $6.99 a QUART. $125.00 for five gallons.

That’s right, here in Texas, where the governor, former governor and both senators spout all this freedom stuff, they pretty much done gave up allowing people to buy non ethanol gasoline. It’s a huge racket. Who thought it would be a good idea for a city of 1.5 million people to have no fuel for small engines? At least as a consumer it’s terrible. But there’s not a whole lot of concern here for the consumer.

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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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