Bumming on Empty

If there's one thing that unites just about everyone in Orange County, it's probably not opposition to the War in Iraq or a sincere belief that our beaches are too clean. No, that one thing is this: gas is too fucking expensive and it's about fucking time to do something about it.

Fortunately, somebody is: Irvine businessman Mitch Goldstone, who doubles as a consumer activist who's also opposed bogus credit card fees. This morning, Goldstone alerted us to a July 3 rally against gas fees that he's hoping will draw hundreds of people. The rally will take place at 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Jamboree and Barranca Parkway. Organizers will have placards and signs on hand; all you need to do is show up. Plus, there's free food.

Goldstone says the rally isn't targeting gas stations. Think of it more as an inspirational picket that could prove viral. The next thing you know we'll all be boycotting our own cars and standing on the sidewalks yelling at the scabs who keep driving.



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