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Wednesday’s column had the headline “Beans and laughing gas.” Which brings us to this morning, and the fact my truck is near empty, and I need to get gas.

I’m sure most of you have noticed the big jump (30 cents in some areas) in fuel prices. Oil companies say it may increase even more, approaching five bucks. Their excuse: The extended high temperatures have forced the shutdown of some refineries. Are they kidding? Do they think we’re going to believe that bull-bleep? I think we Californians are getting more than gassed at the pump. It’s no laughing matter and the oil companies are full of beans.

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I don’t like clichés, but did you ever get so mad your blood could boil? Nor have I. However, Monday a fearless (or crazy) guy, named Fearless (wait, that’s redundant) Felix Baumgartner will try to keep his blood from doing just that, not to mention his eyes may pop out, when he attempts the highest, fastest free fall in history and try to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. He’ll jump out over Roswell, N.M., from 23 miles up.

Roswell? Hope he doesn’t run into any aliens on the way down. At 690 mph it would be quite a collision...


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