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(Fox News)   Obama to deliver a speech, possibly involving song, explaining how contraception limitations cause high gas prices   (foxnews.com) divider line 43
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2012-02-23 10:36:41 AM  
they really have difficulty with how much people love it when he sings... cause he can actually sing pretty well! You know, for a president.
 
2012-02-23 10:49:53 AM  
I learned during the Bush years that the president has no control whatsoever over gas prices, and if you can't afford it, you're a loser that the free market has selected for death.
 
2012-02-23 10:51:55 AM  
Limited contraception = more pregnancies
More pregnancies = more people
More people = more drivers
More drivers = more cars
More cars = Higher demand for gas
Higher demand for gas = higher price for gas.

So, he's right, trollmitter.
 
2012-02-23 10:54:51 AM  

stoli n coke: Limited contraception = more pregnancies
More pregnancies = more people
More people = more drivers
More drivers = more cars
More cars = Higher demand for gas
Higher demand for gas = higher price for gas.

So, he's right, trollmitter.


if there is a higher demand for gas, shouldn't the companies be able to lower the price to increase their sales? They already know everyone wants it, why not lower the prices and increase their # of customers as well as driving out their competitors.

Instead they keep it at the same price or higher because they know consumers need it and want it.
 
2012-02-23 10:56:51 AM  
Ignoring the man behind the curtain has always been good enough for me.

Also, the millions of green jobs Obama has created make any spike in gas prices worth it.
 
2012-02-23 10:59:33 AM  
Kudos on the word salad, subby!
 
2012-02-23 11:00:22 AM  
I've heard it said, elsewhere on Fark, that Al Green could sing the panties off a nun in a spacesuit.

I haven't heard him, personally; could someone quantify Obama's singing talent in similar terms please?
 
2012-02-23 11:01:54 AM  

moistD: stoli n coke: Limited contraception = more pregnancies
More pregnancies = more people
More people = more drivers
More drivers = more cars
More cars = Higher demand for gas
Higher demand for gas = higher price for gas.

So, he's right, trollmitter.

if there is a higher demand for gas, shouldn't the companies be able to lower the price to increase their sales? They already know everyone wants it, why not lower the prices and increase their # of customers as well as driving out their competitors.

Instead they keep it at the same price or higher because they know consumers need it and want it.


that's just it. there is a demand for it at any price really. it's a finite resource that's absolutely critical to everything. they have us bent over a barrel. an oil barrel.
 
2012-02-23 11:02:06 AM  

CapnBlues: they really have difficulty with how much people love it when he sings... cause he can actually sing pretty well! You know, for a president.


I'm actually curious, is he actually on tape somewhere singing something other than a national anthem unison with 1000 other people?

I'm not actually sure why I'm curious, but still.
 
2012-02-23 11:03:19 AM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: I've heard it said, elsewhere on Fark, that Al Green could sing the panties off a nun in a spacesuit.

I haven't heard him, personally; could someone quantify Obama's singing talent in similar terms please?


I don't know about Obama, but I Sheriff Babeu can sing the pants off a Mexican immigrant
 
2012-02-23 11:04:10 AM  

moistD: Crabs_Can_Polevault: I've heard it said, elsewhere on Fark, that Al Green could sing the panties off a nun in a spacesuit.

I haven't heard him, personally; could someone quantify Obama's singing talent in similar terms please?

I don't know about Obama, but I know Sheriff Babeu can sing the pants off a Mexican immigrant


whoops
 
2012-02-23 11:10:03 AM  
Three words explain why gas prices are so high. Ready?

BECAUSE. THEY. CAN.

Improved economy = Higher demand = Rising gas prices
China stimulates their economy = Higher demand = Rising gas prices
Market speculators betting on higher demand = Rising gas prices.

No President, either R or D has any magic formula to bring down prices in the short term. Both sides claim otherwise. Both sides lie. I'm in favor of the side that seems to be more focused on alternative fuel source research and increasing fuel efficiency standards than hurr durr, Keystone XL yay, you liberals suxors!
 
2012-02-23 11:12:37 AM  

moistD: stoli n coke: Limited contraception = more pregnancies
More pregnancies = more people
More people = more drivers
More drivers = more cars
More cars = Higher demand for gas
Higher demand for gas = higher price for gas.

So, he's right, trollmitter.

if there is a higher demand for gas, shouldn't the companies be able to lower the price to increase their sales? They already know everyone wants it, why not lower the prices and increase their # of customers as well as driving out their competitors.

Instead they keep it at the same price or higher because they know consumers need it and want it.


I know, it's not like we don't have an unlimited SUPPLY of oil, which is needed to make gas..
It's almost like supply AND demand are considered when the price is set.
 
2012-02-23 11:16:26 AM  
Obama is heading to Florida on Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama's pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices.


I think this is the first time the administration has stated that the federal government isn't the best solution to some problem.
 
2012-02-23 11:16:35 AM  

moistD: stoli n coke: Limited contraception = more pregnancies
More pregnancies = more people
More people = more drivers
More drivers = more cars
More cars = Higher demand for gas
Higher demand for gas = higher price for gas.

So, he's right, trollmitter.

if there is a higher demand for gas, shouldn't the companies be able to lower the price to increase their sales? They already know everyone wants it, why not lower the prices and increase their # of customers as well as driving out their competitors.

Instead they keep it at the same price or higher because they know consumers need it and want it.



I think it's more so the CEOs can get 11" pink steel ragers over the record profits they got this quarter, as if by magic.
 
2012-02-23 11:19:41 AM  

Jim_Callahan: CapnBlues: they really have difficulty with how much people love it when he sings... cause he can actually sing pretty well! You know, for a president.

I'm actually curious, is he actually on tape somewhere singing something other than a national anthem unison with 1000 other people?

I'm not actually sure why I'm curious, but still.


Well, he recently sang "sweet home chicago" with Buddy Guy, and he sang a bit of Al Green at a campaign event, too. I'm sort of amazed you missed it, with all the media coverage of it.

Obama singing Al Green (new window)

Obama singing Sweet Home Chicago (new window)

I prefer Robert Johnson's version, but who am I to judge?
 
2012-02-23 11:21:18 AM  
I'm sorry, but we're going to have to insert an ultrasound wand up this headline's vagina to determine exactly what's going on up there. Please scoot as close to the end of the table as you can, and try to relax.
 
2012-02-23 11:27:08 AM  

watson.t.hamster: Obama is heading to Florida on Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama's pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices.


I think this is the first time the administration has stated that the federal government isn't the best solution to some problem.


Now if he will take the next logical step and say that the Federal Government is the problem.
 
2012-02-23 11:29:11 AM  
talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2012-02-23 11:36:37 AM  
Rolling in the derp?
 
2012-02-23 11:37:09 AM  
Look at Doocey, checking out crazyfacelady's legs.
 
2012-02-23 11:38:54 AM  
Well, according to Energy Sec Chu this is all just part of the master plan.

"Somehow," Chu said, "we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

I believe that's about $8 a gallon.
 
2012-02-23 11:41:57 AM  

someonelse: Look at Doocey, checking out crazyfacelady's legs.


If you check the angle of his head, he's actually checking out that dude on the right's junk.
 
2012-02-23 11:43:30 AM  

CujoQuarrel: Well, according to Energy Sec Chu this is all just part of the master plan.

"Somehow," Chu said, "we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."

I believe that's about $8 a gallon.


In a sign of one major internal difference, Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work.

"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe," Mr. Chu, who directs the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September.

But Mr. Obama has dismissed the idea of boosting the federal gasoline tax, a move energy experts say could be the single most effective step to promote alternative energies and temper demand. Mr. Obama said Sunday that a heightened gas tax would be a "mistake"
 
2012-02-23 11:48:12 AM  

Hobodeluxe: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 640x353]


she has a certain... thickness ... about her... that i find very appealing.
 
2012-02-23 11:50:11 AM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: watson.t.hamster: Obama is heading to Florida on Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama's pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices.


I think this is the first time the administration has stated that the federal government isn't the best solution to some problem.

Now if he will take the next logical step and say that the Federal Government is the problem.


He's been saying that all along. The federal government under George W. Bush is the source of all problems, future and past. He's been very consistent on this.

/Also a portion of Congress starting in 2010.
 
2012-02-23 11:57:01 AM  

CapnBlues: Hobodeluxe: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 640x353]

she has a certain... thickness ... about her... that i find very appealing.


Mostly between her ears....

/oh, you meant the other kind of thickness
 
2012-02-23 11:59:47 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: CapnBlues: Hobodeluxe: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 640x353]

she has a certain... thickness ... about her... that i find very appealing.

Mostly between her ears....

/oh, you meant the other kind of thickness


was an archer reference. but no, there's nothing about her that i find appealing. :)
 
2012-02-23 12:11:56 PM  

Crabs_Can_Polevault: I've heard it said, elsewhere on Fark, that Al Green could sing the panties off a nun in a spacesuit.

I haven't heard him, personally; could someone quantify Obama's singing talent in similar terms please?


Obama could sing the santorum out of the typical Conservative voter?
 
2012-02-23 12:31:53 PM  
Blocking Keystone was a smart move. While it would have helped bring down fuel prices world wide, it would have caused gas prices to go up in key midwest swing states.

The rest of America should pay for the Midwest's cheaper gas.
 
2012-02-23 01:10:40 PM  

CapnBlues: Pants full of macaroni!!: CapnBlues: Hobodeluxe: [talkingpointsmemo.com image 640x353]

she has a certain... thickness ... about her... that i find very appealing.

Mostly between her ears....

/oh, you meant the other kind of thickness

was an archer reference. but no, there's nothing about her that i find appealing. :)


Ah, gotcha. I'm admittedly an Archer n00b, having only just discovered it this season.
 
2012-02-23 01:13:16 PM  

beta_plus: Blocking Keystone was a smart move. While it would have helped bring down fuel prices world wide, it would have caused gas prices to go up in key midwest swing states.

The rest of America should pay for the Midwest's cheaper gas.


I also like cheap food. Because it not only means that I can eat, but it reduces the money value of labor to a point where we can remain competitive (somewhat) with developing nations like China. The Keystone XL pipeline would hand the global economy over to China on a silver platter.
 
2012-02-23 01:14:38 PM  

beta_plus: Blocking Keystone was a smart move. While it would have helped bring down fuel prices world wide, it would have caused gas prices to go up in key midwest swing states.

The rest of America should pay for the Midwest's cheaper gas.


He didn't block it as much as fail to fast-track it. Subtle difference but one implies the pipeline was at the end of the approval process as opposed to halfway through.
 
2012-02-23 01:19:33 PM  

watson.t.hamster: Obama is heading to Florida on Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama's pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices.


I think this is the first time the administration has stated that the federal government isn't the best solution to some problem.


Name an area beyond the military where the President has suggested a shift to direct government action where it wasn't already the case. Virtually all of Obama's expansionary domestic policy decisions so far have been about taking action by using federal power to influence people to make choices that are seen as more beneficial by policy makers rather than expanding the public sector to try to force a desired policy outcome.

I get this is probably trolling, but read Nudge and you might see what's going on. You can agree or disagree with what Obama is doing on many fronts, but he has increased government reliance on the private sector responding to tax credits for "good behavior" rather than trying to eliminate "bad behavior" through government force. These are NOT the same thing.
 
2012-02-23 01:22:54 PM  

someonelse: But Mr. Obama has dismissed the idea of boosting the federal gasoline tax, a move energy experts say could be the single most effective step to promote alternative energies and temper demand. Mr. Obama said Sunday that a heightened gas tax would be a "mistake"


You mean to tell me those Unelected CZARS can't just do anything they want.
 
2012-02-23 01:43:55 PM  

Grungehamster: watson.t.hamster: Obama is heading to Florida on Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama's pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices.


I think this is the first time the administration has stated that the federal government isn't the best solution to some problem.

Name an area beyond the military where the President has suggested a shift to direct government action where it wasn't already the case. Virtually all of Obama's expansionary domestic policy decisions so far have been about taking action by using federal power to influence people to make choices that are seen as more beneficial by policy makers rather than expanding the public sector to try to force a desired policy outcome.

I get this is probably trolling, but read Nudge and you might see what's going on. You can agree or disagree with what Obama is doing on many fronts, but he has increased government reliance on the private sector responding to tax credits for "good behavior" rather than trying to eliminate "bad behavior" through government force. These are NOT the same thing.


Using the federal government to nudge people in the right direction is using the federal government to fix a problem.

/sorry about your comprehension failure, better luck next time.
 
2012-02-23 01:46:50 PM  

moistD: stoli n coke: Limited contraception = more pregnancies
More pregnancies = more people
More people = more drivers
More drivers = more cars
More cars = Higher demand for gas
Higher demand for gas = higher price for gas.

So, he's right, trollmitter.

if there is a higher demand for gas, shouldn't the companies be able to lower the price to increase their sales? They already know everyone wants it, why not lower the prices and increase their # of customers as well as driving out their competitors.

Instead they keep it at the same price or higher because they know consumers need it and want it.


[notsureifserious.jpg]
 
2012-02-23 02:08:54 PM  
 
2012-02-23 02:13:35 PM  

Grungehamster: Using the federal government to nudge people in the right direction is using the federal government to fix a problem.

/sorry about your comprehension failure, better luck next time.

I took "federal government isn't the best solution to some problem" to mean that trying to intervine and force a result was what you had an issue with. Apparently you believe that the government "isn't the best solution" to a problem means that government has to be completely divorced from those issues that have potential non-governmental solutions.


So you misunderstood, that's cool. If the feds hire a contractor to tear down your house with you in it do you blame them or the contractor? It was technically a private entity doing it, but they only did this because of federal involvement. And expanding the role of the federal government to solve problems does mean you see it as the solution. It doesn't have to be completely divorced, as you say, you could simply not increase it's involvement in some issue.

...you don't believe government should influence society? You don't think that government has any business telling people what to do and either punishing failure to comply with those rules or rewarding those that do? I just don't even see how a government exists in that case, since that pretty much sums up all of domestic policy.

I don't see how a government made up entirely of strawmen could function either. They don't do much and are highly vulnerable to arson.

/the government shouldn't try to fix A =/= NO GOVERNMENT EVER BIATCHES! ANARCHY. RAPE AND PILLAGE TIME!
 
2012-02-23 03:41:41 PM  

stoli n coke: Limited contraception = more pregnancies
More pregnancies = more people
More people = more drivers slaves to dilute the 99%, division of the 99%'s resources to prevent the 99% from overthrowing the 1%
More drivers = more cars
More cars = Higher demand for gas
Higher demand for gas = higher price for gas
.

So, he's right, trollmitter.


That's what this is really about.
 
2012-02-24 02:21:53 AM  
So now Obama is in the position of arguing for smaller government and his opposers are quick to jump and argue for bigger government.

This is fantastic.
 
hej [TotalFark]
2012-02-24 02:56:32 AM  
Unzip the windflap and love and you can't go wrong.
 
2012-02-24 02:10:12 PM  
But will i be able to get $2.50 gas on the moon?
 
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