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In The Tank

With gasoline prices once again approaching $3.00 per gallon, you'd think public outcry over the rise would be at a fevered pitch.

You'd think that politicians, pundits, and citizenry alike would be frothing at the mouth, claiming that the president is nothing more than a puppet for the middle east oil regimes.

You'd think that people would be in hysterics, accusing the president of sleeping with the oil industry and their lobbyists.

You'd think that.

The silent acceptance of the rising price of gasoline just goes to show another line in the list of double standards pertaining to coverage of and criticism which has been and continues to be levied at President Bush.

Just another example of the main stream media purposefully ignoring a politically volatile situation for The One. Bush was bludgeoned for rising gas prices while president, with charges of lining pockets of his "oil buddies" in the U.S. oil industry to exploiting media-driven phantom ties with the likes of the Saudi royal family.

The media will not allow Obama to be criticized for energy prices spiking, since most or its members are so far aligned with the global warming crowd, they believe higher gas prices will lead to forced action upon the American people to participate in the "Green energy" movement.

They have finally propped up an ally in the White House who shares the same warped vision as they do, and they will not participate in the type of destructive demagoguery in which they demonized George Bush.

True to form, attacks on Obama's handling of the economy, jobs, energy, and national security have been, if not non-existent, purposefully mis-directed . Perpetuation of the United States as a global behemoth consuming and destroying the world in its quest for an undeserving lifestyle will walk hand in hand with a President who has the exact same opinion.

While the root of the nation's ills continue to be labeled as by-products of George Bush and his administration, the ruling class and their complicit media hacks march right past the calculated and purposeful destruction of America's inherent right to progress.


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"With gasoline prices once ... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

"With gasoline prices once again approaching $3.00 per gallon..."-sm

Gas, hell. Walk. My beloved chicken cadavers have doubled in price.

Every war entails economic recession at it's organic end point. This forever-war might induce terminal economic recession with nary a peep.

I remember the stone silence when Germany overtook the USA economy a couple of years ago on exports. I did get e-mails from the Schindler side of the family, though.

"The silent acceptance o... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"The silent acceptance of the rising price of gasoline just goes to show another line in the list of double standards pertaining to coverage of and criticism which has been and continues to be levied at President Bush."

You conspiracy-theory loonies are getting wackier an wackier.

Gasoline prices are rising slowly rather than jumping quickly as they did several years ago.

That, plus the obvious, glaring fact that gasoline is still cheaper than it was back in the $4 days -- and the obvious, glaring fact that we've had gasoline at these prices before so it's nothing new - all adds to consumer complacency.

Either that or that black man in the White House is doing voodoo on you. BOO! lol...

I'll wait for Sarah Palin's Fox News report to find out just how much voodoo is at work here.

Meanwhile get a new tin-foil hat. The one you're wearing is a little cock-eyed.

How about the great ABC Nig... (Below threshold)
David Spence:

How about the great ABC Nightline feature, in the interest of so-called "public information," where once a month or so, they would list U.S. casualties in Iraq. Solemn music played while the names slowly scrolled down and I believe that pictures of the soldiers would also be shown. ABC's line was that they would not be adequately doing their job if this montage was not shown.
Does anyone remember this grand display appearing even once in the 12 months that "Dear Leader" has been in charge? Doesn't seem so damn important anymore, does it?

bryan and Stevie weight in ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

bryan and Stevie weight in as usual...saying nothing. Barry WANTS high gas prices. He's said that in the past. Alternate fuel sources can't compete currently without a 30% taxpayer subsidy. But that's okay with Barry. He's just signed a $2+ BILLION 'temporary green jobs bill'. Each proposed "job" will cost taxpayers about $135,000 apiece.

Obamanomics.......embrace the SUCK!

You are such a intellectual... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

You are such a intellectual giant, Steve.

"Gasoline prices are rising slowly rather than jumping quickly as they did several years ago.

That, plus the obvious, glaring fact that gasoline is still cheaper than it was back in the $4 days -- and the obvious, glaring fact that we've had gasoline at these prices before so it's nothing new - all adds to consumer complacency.

Either that or that black man in the White House is doing voodoo on you. BOO! lol..."

Really, Steve? Gas is cheaper at $3 as compared to $4? You, my friend, are a financial wizard.

So the fact that prices are rising slower than before takes away from the financial effect on people's wallets how? At some point, prices went through $3 to get to $4. Whether we reach $4 in a week or 3 months, it still hurts, regardless of how long it may be strung out.

Gosh, it is so unlike a liberal to bring up race where it need not be interjected. Your point with this was what? To show just how saturated your "thinking" is with racial bigotry?

Go back to your little cocoon of activist-inspired art and drink some paint:

"I'm Steve Green, and this is my web design portfolio. I work on a variety of projects and wear a variety of hats, including illustration, animation, art direction, identity, and graphic design."

Made from the highest grade of aluminum.

As I've said before, Steve, if posts were scratch n' sniff, yours would smell like a hobo's ass.

s green ...do you ... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

s green ...

do you mean from Jan 09 to June 09 when they moved almost a buck ?

or did you mean Feb 08 to July 08 when they moved over a buck ?

Quit sending money to the e... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Quit sending money to the eco-freaks who use it to pay off their lawyers and to mail out junk mail and use the money for more important things and tell the granola munchers to GO POUND SAND

shawn ..."as you'v... (Below threshold)
jeff:

shawn ...

"as you've said before" ... wow, you sound like Obama now ...

are you comments historically unprecedented as well ?

I agree: this is another in... (Below threshold)
kevino:

I agree: this is another in a long list of stories the MSM isn't reporting because it goes against their personal agenda. When you devalue you currency, as the democrats have done and are continuing to do, the cost of commodities goes up. And one of the basic commodities that is going up is oil. And once that happens, all energy and transportation costs will go up. Massive inflation is just around the corner, and the price of oil and gasoline is just the first step.

Bend over America: your change is coming right up, and there's no hope to avoid it.

Elections have consequences.

shawn,just some go... (Below threshold)
jeff:

shawn,

just some good natured snark ...

Liked the post, agree that the MSM will never report the bad news under The Wons watch ...

Obama is the Milli Vanilli President and the MSM are the ones playing the music he is lip synching too ...

I don't want to have to tur... (Below threshold)

I don't want to have to turn in my died-in-the-wool conservative club card, but the recent increases in oil prices are primarily due to colder-than-normal temperatures spread across the world.

NPR has been talking about it a good deal the past couple of weeks. Not sure who else. I like to listen to the "bad guys" on my way to work in the morning to hear what they're saying though.

Here goes Shawn and another... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Here goes Shawn and another wild goose chase - chasing butterflies.

"So the fact that prices are rising slower than before takes away from the financial effect on people's wallets how?"

It doesn't. I'm addressing your tin-foil hatted conspiracy theory -- you know - the one I quoted before making my remarks:

"The silent acceptance of the rising price of gasoline just goes to show another line in the list of double standards pertaining to coverage of and criticism which has been and continues to be levied at President Bush."

Ohhh, how sinister. The "silent acceptance" -- the "double standard". Grow up and take off the funny hat. It's all easily explainable by any adult who pays attention.

"As I've said before, Steve, if posts were scratch n' sniff, yours would smell like a hobo's ass."

Nice to see you crumble into a heap of invective and childish rants, Shawn. Run out of conspiracy theories already?

Steve Green in post 12 to S... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Steve Green in post 12 to Shawn in post 5:

Nice to see you crumble into a heap of invective and childish rants, Shawn. Run out of conspiracy theories already?

As opposed to Steve Green in post 2:

Either that or that black man in the White House is doing voodoo on you. BOO! lol...

That really lifts the bar of the conversation Steve.

s green "Nice to see y... (Below threshold)
Marc:

s green "Nice to see you crumble into a heap of invective and childish rants, Shawn. Run out of conspiracy theories already?"

Actually, Shawn like many of us take a more realistic stance.

One that recalls your first appearances at Wizbang that were and are still chocked full of flawed logic, dubious "facts" and more than a few cases of CHILDISH invective tossing.

I think you're missing Shaw... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I think you're missing Shawn's point. Where is the MSM beating it's breast that prices are going back up? Demand is down. Supplies of gasoline are up. Could it be the MSM doesn't care, now that it would serve no POLITICAL purpose (for them)?

Oh and I forgot to add this... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Oh and I forgot to add this, also from post 2:

You conspiracy-theory loonies are getting wackier an wackier.

Nothing childish about that.

Steve Green, you SIR are a hypocrite SIR. /olbermann

The unsupervised child Stev... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

The unsupervised child Stevie doesn't know the difference between a conspiricy theory and fact. Another example of the many I have that show the ardent supporter of Obama is intellectually void of original thought.

There have been more "innocent" civilians killed by Obama using drones but you hear nary a word. There have been two terrorist attacks on our soil since Obama has been in office but no really in depth reporting on how or why. The press is waiting for Obama to make up his mind on which way to go. Reid called Obama a negro that can turn on and off the "ebonics" switch but if it wasn't for Fox and other conservative outlets, the story would be ignored.

GW Bush had a DUI twenty + years ago and the MSM went with that story for days.

No, all is equal. ;) ww

Steve,As Marc expl... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Steve,

As Marc explained, you have a history of posting horse-shit, denigrating both authors and commenters.

Anyone who feels the desire, check out Stevie's posting history.

You've consistently proved you are nothing more than an abrasive troll.

And that's fine.

Just so long as you accept that you will not be treated with a particle of respect here.

I'm still interested in your explanation for inserting race into this commentary.

Why'd you do it? What kind of statement were you attempting to make? There is certainly no context for its legitimate use, whether meant as a serious addition to the discussion or as some sort of an attempt at sardonic humor.

Why don't you explain to everybody what it was you were trying to convey?

I'm sure a person as sincere as yourself has an explanation which would be deemed fair, if not necessary to the conversation.

Shawn, trying to reason wit... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

Shawn, trying to reason with Steve is like trying to herd cats.

On ice.

Drunk.

-------------

Back on topic, Kevino above is the only one so far posting that has a grasp of the problem.

It's a money supply issue. When the treasury prints currency to cover up congressional incompetence, the value of the dollar goes down. When the value of the dollar slips, one gallon of oil costs more than it did yesterday.

Toss a little negative global warming into the picture, and demand goes up, raising oil prices even further. We see this same phenomenon every July 4 and every Labor Day.

Commodities gamblers on Wall Street exacerbate the problem by bidding up the EXPECTED cost of oil.

Demand will go down when the temps moderate in a month or two. It remains to be seen what will happen to the dollar.

But it won't be good as long as Congress is in session.

ESPECIALLY THIS "Honest, Op... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

ESPECIALLY THIS "Honest, Open, Transparent" Congress.

As soon as they hit $3 a ga... (Below threshold)
retired military:

As soon as they hit $3 a gallong we need to send a petition to the DNC to have Al Gore go over and talk to the shieks and Jaw them down!!!

Gas (and Driver's Licenses)... (Below threshold)
epador:

Gas (and Driver's Licenses) are still cheaper here than in Germany.

BFD.

"As I've said before, St... (Below threshold)
apb:

"As I've said before, Steve, if posts were scratch n' sniff, yours would smell like a hobo's ass."

Now THAT was freakin' BRILLIANT! Standing O!

As a technical aside, notic... (Below threshold)
apb:

As a technical aside, notice the MSM hacks pushing the old 'core inflation is flat' meme. Point me to a person that neither eats nor uses fuel.

A Wendy's Baconator was $6 (after taxes) last year; now it's over $8; anything else at the local grocer's up more than 10%.

The worst part of this is inflation induced by Congess-scum buying off their constituents - and the current Douche-bag-crats won't even keep their seats.

Turn in your mensa card, Cu... (Below threshold)
klrtz1:

Turn in your mensa card, Cullen, if you're dumb enough to believe NPR is telling you the truth about anything.

Thank you, apb.You... (Below threshold)
Shawn:

Thank you, apb.

You are too kind.

-Shawn




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