Happy Independence Day Eve

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It occurred to us yesterday that 600 Starbucks closing and SUV sales tanking, really has marked a sea change. It’s the end of an era. It’s the end of the time where Americans could commute in a RV while drinking a $10 cup of joe, borrow against their interest-only sub-prime mortgage and rest assured they would all be taken care of in their cushy print newspaper job. Nope those days are over. Not to be here again.

But as much as we see the harsh, brutal winds of change blowing…and uhm just blowing. There are some hold outs to the old ways. We read this story, and it could only happen in America. And as we celebrate our independence, let us pause and think about this:

From CNSNews.com:

Group Asks for Divine Intervention to Ease Oil Prices

The Pray at the Pump Movement, founded by Rocky Twyman, has been holding prayer vigils at gas stations across the country. On Monday, Twyman decided to take his movement from Exxon and Shell stations straight to the steps of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., hoping to encourage the oil-rich country to raise the amount of barrels they release each day from 200,000 to 1.2 million.

Praying at/to the Saudis? Yes we can. Yeah, we did. Yes we have.

People do.

Happy Independence Day.