Wanna make a statement at the gas pump?

Glenn Reynolds wants us to Disrupt the Narrative:

Do you have to take these gas prices in silence? I don’t think so.

All you have to do is download this pdf, print out a few copies and put them, along with a roll of Scotch tape, into your car.

The next time you fill up, instead of watching in horror as the dollar amount on the pump races by as the gallons trickle into your tank, afix one of these to the pump.

Take care to not cover vital information regarding safety, etc. and don’t cover any advertising.

Then drive off with a smile on your face, knowing that when the next person drives up to the pump they’ll either agree with you and be pleased to know that they’re not alone, be better informed by your message or if it’s an Obamabot, you’ll have thrown water on their circuitry and ruined their day.


It’s not a bad idea given the media’s silence on laying the blame:

On April 20, 2010, a horrific oil spill took place in the Gulf of Mexico on British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon rig. Since that day, gas prices have risen nearly $1-a-gallon to $3.83 per gallon. President Barack Obama’s anti-oil policies, including a drilling moratorium are at least part of the reason for that dramatic spike. But you will rarely hear that from the mainstream media.

It certainly isn’t the story the network evening news shows have told their viewers since the oil spill. Out of 280 oil price stories since the disastrous pill, just 1 percent (3 out of 280) mentioned any connection between Obama’s anti-oil efforts, such as the drilling moratorium, and rapidly rising gas prices.

Instead of asking whether Obama’s anti-oil policies could be increasing the cost of gas, the networks blamed other factors such as Mideast turmoil or the “money game” played by speculators. Certainly, the turmoil in Libya, Egypt and surrounding nations has increased worries about oil production and can influence the price. But the networks also should have looked for explanations much closer to home.

Again I take you to a video that aptly and pointedly describes the hypocrisy engaged in by the media as they cover up and ignore what they blasted Bush for when gas prices rose while he was President. It’s a must see.

In the meantime, take up Mr. Saddleburr’s most excellent and cogent suggestion.  What a great way to make a statement or two and perhaps inform the ignorant.


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  • GarandFan

    Nothing like ruining an Obamabot’s day with Dear Leader’s own words.

  • John

    I’m going to get a tee shirt made up that says, “I voted for Obama and all I have left is this lousy tee shirt”

  • GarandFan

    How about a T-shirt that says:

    I watch MSNBC.
    I Lean Forward
    I also BEND OVER!”

  • 914

    Even affirmative action can’t save him now. May We hurry to the last act of this incredibly dumb high priced puppet show ..

  • PBunyan

    Re #2: Maybe you better make that a tattoo– you might end up loosing your shirt before all is said and done.

  • John

    PBunyan, seriously tattoo Obama on my skin? Hum I think I’ll pass on that one. Although I take your point about losing my shirt.

  • Rodney Graves

    Of all the promises which the 0ne has made, he had to keep this one. At least it should prove self punishing come election 2012.

  • GarandFan

    Things continue as they are, Barry is going to re-learn a political axiom – “In hard times, people tend to vote their wallet, not their ideology”.

    Or more simply “It’s the economy, Stupid!”

  • retired military

    I am waiting for Obama to be asked what he is going to do about rising gas prices and he responds that he is going to sign an Executive order demanding that come down within a year.

    BTW I fully expect gas prices to drop back down to about $2.00 a gallon along about Halloween of 2012. It being an election year and all.

  • Ikkonoishi

    Make sure to note on the printout that this wasn’t put there by the gas station staff. You don’t want to be responsible for some idiot burning the place down.

  • Maddox

    I take “post-it” notes with “Thank Obama & the Democrats for the price of fuel!” and stick them on the pumps each time I fill up. Just trying to open the eyes of a few of the ignorant Dem voters.

  • david

    For those of us not computer savvy enough, is there a way to convert that pdf into a jpg or other format that can then be reduced so it can print onto a four-to-a-page sticky label sheet?



  • Ann

    Well, to be exact, he said “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, ELECTRICITY rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Not gas prices. So as much as I dislike Obama and what he is doing, this sticky note is misleading. But I like the overall idea of putting up notes reminding people of what Obama has said and done, as long as they are accurate. I do like the gas prices graph that points to Obama’s inauguration day.