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2012-03-06 10:40:21 AM

Arkanaut: For once, I agree. If Hillary were president the derpers would derp just as hard. And there will be charges that Republicans are being sexist.


I suspect, though, that if Hillary were president it would be a different type of derp. Instead of "he's different, we don't know where he's really from or what religion he is" we'd be hearing something like "she's weak and ineffectual, we don't know how she would react in tough military situations". A dog whistle is still a dog whistle.
 
2012-03-06 10:40:43 AM

Griftin Rubes: Compared to a year ago, exports of US gasoline have tripled At the same time that the price of gasoline is rising, the US oil industry is increasing its Exports of Gasoline to Other Nations. that's right! The oil industry says it needs to export to stay in business and avoid layoffs. Others claim that keeps supply low and gas prices high."Instinctively, I understand the API not wanting the American public to know so much is exported and tied to high prices,"
Brockwell says gasoline exports, on a four week average, are now running 600,000 barrels a day compared to 200,000 barrels per day a year ago. He says this is the equivalent of three of the largest refineries in the US exporting most of their gasoline production.


http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0223/As-gas-prices-rise-should-US-oi l-industry-stop-exporting (new window)


agreed, The US is a net fuel exporter now. The idea that the US doesn't produce enough is a myth lied to us by the right.
 
2012-03-06 10:40:44 AM

fzumrk: [bikeportland.org image 571x353]
TV's Vinnie: Mass Transit bad! Riding buses supports terrorism!! Buy a Hummer! Hummer good!

Soooo.... riding a bike is embarrassing because hot women might check you out because you are in great shape from riding a bike? Please no, I hate when hot women check me out. Save me GM!


-Every woman that looks at you is 'checking you out'.
-Status symbols don't matter to anyone (because no one uses them as cues in a search for security/stability).
-If you are physically fit, you are automatically beautiful and attractive to potential mates.
-You are likely to 'hook up' for awesome, consequence-free nookie as a result of a passing glance on a busy street.

...your planet sounds fascinating. What rocket ship to I take to get there?
 
2012-03-06 10:41:31 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Corvus: tenpoundsofcheese: cameroncrazy1984: tenpoundsofcheese: if doesn't matter what Fox says, the point is that farktards here blamed Bush and claimed he was raising prices to benefit his oil buddies...and...wait for it....Halliburton!

When?

2002-2008.
Are you new here?

Bush didn't invade Iraq?

Do you think the Iraq invasion had no effect on gas prices?

Also, do you think the closed-door Energy Policy meeting Cheney had with oil companies had any effect on oil prices as well?


If I were left in a closed room with Cheney, I'd fear for my life too.
 
2012-03-06 10:41:56 AM

AiryAnne:
Exactly, and yet four years ago (even on FARK) it was all the President's fault, and this time it isn't the President's fault.


Apples and oranges...

George Bush and his ill-fated foreign policies has a direct effect on gas prices. He started two poorly planned land wars in a rather large oil producing region. Shortages and speculation about further interruptions from the Bush Iraq folly lead to a major run up in prices. George Bush and his failed foriegn policy were in part responsible for the increase in costs of petroleum products including heating oil, gas and diesel. That run up was only squashed by a major world wide economic slow down.

The current price run-up is due to increase world wide demand, uncertainty in European markets and morans suggesting another land war in the Middle East. There is very little the President can do (or should do) to negate those forces. I guess he could tell Iran and Israel to shut the fark up about war, as well as all the chicken hawks derpsters here in the US. Perhaps push for legislation mandating an increase in margin requirements to quell speculative run ups. And there is nothing the US president can or should do about Europe.
 
2012-03-06 10:43:04 AM

Corvus: Bush didn't invade Iraq?

Do you think the Iraq invasion had no effect on gas prices?


Why do I have a feeling that these questions are going to be ignored.
 
2012-03-06 10:44:40 AM
This thread is Example A for why we can't have nice things.

Oil is expensive and it has nothing to do with the president, whether Bush or Obama, Carter or Reagan.

Oil prices are dictated by economic vigor and the absence of market forces in the industry.

Exxon, for example, controls oil from the well to the pump. Every dollar in higher crude prices means another dollar in profit.

Since higher prices -- within reason; enough not to depress consumption too much -- means higher profits, there's no self-interest for Exxon to explore more, or pump more, or do anything else that would force prices down.

It's why oil companies make ridiculous profits at a time when they're paying $120 a barrel. They're paying $120 to themselves, with money they're getting from us at the pump.

It's a great deal. For them.

Just enjoy the ridiculously expensive ride, citizen.
 
2012-03-06 10:45:04 AM

max_pooper: AiryAnne:
Exactly, and yet four years ago (even on FARK) it was all the President's fault, and this time it isn't the President's fault.


Apples and oranges...

George Bush and his ill-fated foreign policies has a direct effect on gas prices. He started two poorly planned land wars in a rather large oil producing region. Shortages and speculation about further interruptions from the Bush Iraq folly lead to a major run up in prices. George Bush and his failed foriegn policy were in part responsible for the increase in costs of petroleum products including heating oil, gas and diesel. That run up was only squashed by a major world wide economic slow down.

The current price run-up is due to increase world wide demand, uncertainty in European markets and morans suggesting another land war in the Middle East. There is very little the President can do (or should do) to negate those forces. I guess he could tell Iran and Israel to shut the fark up about war, as well as all the chicken hawks derpsters here in the US. Perhaps push for legislation mandating an increase in margin requirements to quell speculative run ups. And there is nothing the US president can or should do about Europe.


This! The things we could do to actually effect oil prices which would be mainly reduce consumption is opposed by those on the right. Drilling won't help shiat. The oil market is a WORLD MARKET, not just the US.
 
2012-03-06 10:45:04 AM
So now liberals agree with Fox and support Romney-care. The world turned upside down.
 
2012-03-06 10:46:11 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: cameroncrazy1984: tenpoundsofcheese: cameroncrazy1984: tenpoundsofcheese: if doesn't matter what Fox says, the point is that farktards here blamed Bush and claimed he was raising prices to benefit his oil buddies...and...wait for it....Halliburton!

When?

2002-2008.
Are you new here?

Pretend I am. Find me a thread where everyone blamed Bush for rising gas prices.

No, I will pretend you are dishonest again.
There is NO thread in which EVERYONE blamed Bush.

There are plenty of comments where people blamed Bush.

Try using search, you will find it.


Yes, while you refuse to backup your claims, pretend the other side is being dishonest - it's the conservative way!
 
2012-03-06 10:50:08 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: So now liberals agree with Fox and support Romney-care. The world turned upside down.


Well it's more amusing that Republicans who say they hate Obamacare are lining up behind the inventor of it Mitt Romney.
 
2012-03-06 10:50:39 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: So now liberals agree with Fox and support Romney-care. The world turned upside down.


You high?
 
2012-03-06 10:51:53 AM

max_pooper: cman: max_pooper: Arkanaut: cman: cmunic8r99: unlikely: I see your mistake. You forgot the variable of "0bama is a democrat darky and we don't like losing" in the equation. When you put that in there it all makes sense.

FTFY

Baseless charges of racism. How cute.

For once, I agree. If Hillary were president the derpers would derp just as hard. And there will be charges that Republicans are being sexist.

While the derpsters will derp against any Democrat, that does not negate the fact they are racists.

Playing on stereotypes I see. Nope, nothing wrong with that whatsoever.

You're right. Republicans have never said anything racist. They have never made racist signs and waved them at cameras during rallies. Rush Limbaugh, the mouth piece of Derp Nation, has never played a song on his radio show like "Obama the magic negro."

It's all just a liberal conspiracy.


Yeah, Rush totally came up with the term "Magical Negro" (new window).
 
2012-03-06 10:53:37 AM

Jake Havechek: Cat Food Sandwiches: So now liberals agree with Fox and support Romney-care. The world turned upside down.

You high?


You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?
 
2012-03-06 10:55:34 AM

max_pooper: AiryAnne:
Exactly, and yet four years ago (even on FARK) it was all the President's fault, and this time it isn't the President's fault.


Apples and oranges...

George Bush and his ill-fated foreign policies has a direct effect on gas prices. He started two poorly planned land wars in a rather large oil producing region. Shortages and speculation about further interruptions from the Bush Iraq folly lead to a major run up in prices. George Bush and his failed foriegn policy were in part responsible for the increase in costs of petroleum products including heating oil, gas and diesel. That run up was only squashed by a major world wide economic slow down.

The current price run-up is due to increase world wide demand, uncertainty in European markets and morans suggesting another land war in the Middle East. There is very little the President can do (or should do) to negate those forces. I guess he could tell Iran and Israel to shut the fark up about war, as well as all the chicken hawks derpsters here in the US. Perhaps push for legislation mandating an increase in margin requirements to quell speculative run ups. And there is nothing the US president can or should do about Europe.


Thanks for making my point.
 
2012-03-06 10:55:52 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Jake Havechek: Cat Food Sandwiches: So now liberals agree with Fox and support Romney-care. The world turned upside down.

You high?

You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?


I don't agree with fox news but I do agree with the headline. Did you read the headline?
 
2012-03-06 10:57:13 AM
cdn.inquisitr.com
www.newsrealblog.com
 
2012-03-06 10:57:46 AM

AiryAnne: max_pooper: AiryAnne:
Exactly, and yet four years ago (even on FARK) it was all the President's fault, and this time it isn't the President's fault.


Apples and oranges...

George Bush and his ill-fated foreign policies has a direct effect on gas prices. He started two poorly planned land wars in a rather large oil producing region. Shortages and speculation about further interruptions from the Bush Iraq folly lead to a major run up in prices. George Bush and his failed foriegn policy were in part responsible for the increase in costs of petroleum products including heating oil, gas and diesel. That run up was only squashed by a major world wide economic slow down.

The current price run-up is due to increase world wide demand, uncertainty in European markets and morans suggesting another land war in the Middle East. There is very little the President can do (or should do) to negate those forces. I guess he could tell Iran and Israel to shut the fark up about war, as well as all the chicken hawks derpsters here in the US. Perhaps push for legislation mandating an increase in margin requirements to quell speculative run ups. And there is nothing the US president can or should do about Europe.

Thanks for making my point.


So context doesn't matter?

I think I'm starting to get the hang of this "Fair and Balanced" thing. If anyone has ever said anything ill of me, rightly or otherwise, it's only fair that I say the same thing right back. Y'know, for balance.
 
2012-03-06 10:57:48 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?


I am glad you are admitting that Romney the Republican candidate is the inventor of "Obamacare".
 
2012-03-06 10:58:43 AM

dr.zaeus: max_pooper: cman: max_pooper: Arkanaut: cman: cmunic8r99: unlikely: I see your mistake. You forgot the variable of "0bama is a democrat darky and we don't like losing" in the equation. When you put that in there it all makes sense.

FTFY

Baseless charges of racism. How cute.

For once, I agree. If Hillary were president the derpers would derp just as hard. And there will be charges that Republicans are being sexist.

While the derpsters will derp against any Democrat, that does not negate the fact they are racists.

Playing on stereotypes I see. Nope, nothing wrong with that whatsoever.

You're right. Republicans have never said anything racist. They have never made racist signs and waved them at cameras during rallies. Rush Limbaugh, the mouth piece of Derp Nation, has never played a song on his radio show like "Obama the magic negro."

It's all just a liberal conspiracy.

Yeah, Rush totally came up with the term "Magical Negro" (new window).


Yeah, it's an old term, so is n*gger. Does that somehow make it not racist?
 
2012-03-06 10:59:02 AM

fzumrk: [bikeportland.org image 571x353]
TV's Vinnie: Mass Transit bad! Riding buses supports terrorism!! Buy a Hummer! Hummer good!

Soooo.... riding a bike is embarrassing because hot women might check you out because you are in great shape from riding a bike? Please no, I hate when hot women check me out. Save me GM!


I actually got stuck with an Aveo rental (I guess Sonic now) when my car got totaled a few years back. I was way more embarrassed riding around in that piece of crap than I was limping around town in a leg immobilizer. If I could have just ridden a bike, I would have.
 
2012-03-06 10:59:08 AM

dr.zaeus: max_pooper: cman: max_pooper: Arkanaut: cman: cmunic8r99: unlikely: I see your mistake. You forgot the variable of "0bama is a democrat darky and we don't like losing" in the equation. When you put that in there it all makes sense.

FTFY

Baseless charges of racism. How cute.

For once, I agree. If Hillary were president the derpers would derp just as hard. And there will be charges that Republicans are being sexist.

While the derpsters will derp against any Democrat, that does not negate the fact they are racists.

Playing on stereotypes I see. Nope, nothing wrong with that whatsoever.

You're right. Republicans have never said anything racist. They have never made racist signs and waved them at cameras during rallies. Rush Limbaugh, the mouth piece of Derp Nation, has never played a song on his radio show like "Obama the magic negro."

It's all just a liberal conspiracy.

Yeah, Rush totally came up with the term "Magical Negro" (new window).


I see - in order to be racist you have to make up a new racist term rather than simply employing a well-known old racist term. Do you know you ridiculous you sound?
 
2012-03-06 10:59:11 AM

Arkanaut: cman: cmunic8r99: unlikely: I see your mistake. You forgot the variable of "0bama is a democrat darky and we don't like losing" in the equation. When you put that in there it all makes sense.

FTFY

Baseless charges of racism. How cute.

For once, I agree. If Hillary were president the derpers would derp just as hard. And there will be charges that Republicans are being sexist.


Is there any reason why they can't be both? Have you been listening to the contraception debates lately?
 
2012-03-06 10:59:29 AM
growlersoftware.com
 
2012-03-06 11:01:08 AM

AiryAnne: max_pooper: AiryAnne:
Exactly, and yet four years ago (even on FARK) it was all the President's fault, and this time it isn't the President's fault.


Apples and oranges...

George Bush and his ill-fated foreign policies has a direct effect on gas prices. He started two poorly planned land wars in a rather large oil producing region. Shortages and speculation about further interruptions from the Bush Iraq folly lead to a major run up in prices. George Bush and his failed foriegn policy were in part responsible for the increase in costs of petroleum products including heating oil, gas and diesel. That run up was only squashed by a major world wide economic slow down.

The current price run-up is due to increase world wide demand, uncertainty in European markets and morans suggesting another land war in the Middle East. There is very little the President can do (or should do) to negate those forces. I guess he could tell Iran and Israel to shut the fark up about war, as well as all the chicken hawks derpsters here in the US. Perhaps push for legislation mandating an increase in margin requirements to quell speculative run ups. And there is nothing the US president can or should do about Europe.

Thanks for making my point.


I must have missed your point. Was it that you were stupid? If so, you're right I did make your point.
 
2012-03-06 11:02:03 AM

Possible Homersexual: I think I'm starting to get the hang of this "Fair and Balanced" thing. If anyone has ever said anything ill of me, rightly or otherwise, it's only fair that I say the same thing right back. Y'know, for balance.


yes even if it's true or not. That's called "False equivalency" and Republicans love to play that game. It feeds into their "Both sides are bad, vote Republican" mentality. Basically it justifies any of their actions because they can pretend that Democrats on the other side are just as bad. No proof of any wrong doing need they just believe they must be just as bad.

If they lie, cheat and steal, it's ok because Democrats must do it too and that gives them justification. Just like Rush Limbaugh is saying it's ok to call women testifying "sluts" because he says liberals do it. It's the opposite of the belief of Self Responsibility.
 
2012-03-06 11:03:40 AM
cameroncrazy1984:
tenpoundsofcheese:
cameroncrazy1984:
tenpoundsofcheese:
cameroncrazy1984:
tenpoundsofcheese:
if doesn't matter what Fox says, the point is that farktards here blamed Bush and claimed he was raising prices to benefit his oil buddies...and...wait for it....Halliburton!
When?
2002-2008.
Are you new here?
Pretend I am. Find me a thread where everyone blamed Bush for rising gas prices.
No, I will pretend you are dishonest again.
There is NO thread in which EVERYONE blamed Bush.
There are plenty of comments where people blamed Bush.
Try using search, you will find it.
Why do you refuse to back up your claims? It's quite suspect if you feel you are spending your time better by attacking me than defending your own position.

-=-=-
Don't you just love how the quotes work here? (One person's desire to see quote improvement someday...Drew.)
Who said what- so I can call someone a bad name.

I guess I have to float up and down to know for sure.
--------------------------

I blame Bush, and I blame Obama.
Farking with Iran doesn't help oil prices. In fact, we have seen through the years, farking with any of those countries hasn't helped gas prices.

But since these companies are making record profits, they do not need any subsidies to offset anything. The market place will work itself out.
-Lose subsidies, they raise gas prices.
-We use less gas and proceed onward to alternative fuels.
-They lower gas prices to stop the movement.

It's a cycle.
 
2012-03-06 11:04:16 AM

max_pooper: I must have missed your point. Was it that you were stupid? If so, you're right I did make your point.


Nice insults. Shouldn't you go with calling her a "slut" like your idol Rush because she made a good point that you are afraid to address? You know women who make good points should be attacked as "sluts" like the drug addict pedophile Rush tells you.
 
2012-03-06 11:04:20 AM

impaler: [growlersoftware.com image 640x258]


Using people's own words against them is just another liberal trick.
 
2012-03-06 11:05:57 AM

impaler: [growlersoftware.com image 640x258]


I better bookmark those because I think we will want to use them in the future.
 
2012-03-06 11:07:16 AM

Corvus: max_pooper: I must have missed your point. Was it that you were stupid? If so, you're right I did make your point.

Nice insults. Shouldn't you go with calling her a "slut" like your idol Rush because she made a good point that you are afraid to address? You know women who make good points should be attacked as "sluts" like the drug addict pedophile Rush tells you.


What the hell are you talking about? You obviously aren't following this thread to closely.
 
2012-03-06 11:09:25 AM

Corvus: max_pooper: I must have missed your point. Was it that you were stupid? If so, you're right I did make your point.

Nice insults. Shouldn't you go with calling her a "slut" like your idol Rush because she made a good point that you are afraid to address? You know women who make good points should be attacked as "sluts" like the drug addict pedophile Rush tells you.


Friendly Fire!
 
2012-03-06 11:09:38 AM

TV's Vinnie: Hummer good!


How could anyone disagree with this?

Oh, wait - you meant the car, didn't you? Never mind.
 
2012-03-06 11:11:05 AM

Corvus: Cat Food Sandwiches: You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?

I am glad you are admitting that Romney the Republican candidate is the inventor of "Obamacare".


Why wouldn't I admit that a Republican was responsible for Obama's crowning achievment? Just think how many Democrats will vote for Romney because of that.
 
2012-03-06 11:11:11 AM

StrangeQ: Is there any reason why they can't be both? Have you been listening to the contraception debates lately?


No reason, just a different context.
 
2012-03-06 11:11:52 AM
Still... BoHussein is still a Secret Muslim Socialist Usurper Marxist that is going to kill america if we don't do everything in our power to defeat him regardless of how many of our fellow Americans we throw under the bus to remove him even though the last 4 years went by so fast and nothing has really changed and in the next 4 or 5 he's going to be gone anyway throw your fellow Americans under the Bus Now! or i will beat you to death with my patriotism!!!!!

Is the response i usually get. :-( sad for America the Conservatives are soooo stupid...
 
2012-03-06 11:19:13 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Corvus: Cat Food Sandwiches: You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?

I am glad you are admitting that Romney the Republican candidate is the inventor of "Obamacare".

Why wouldn't I admit that a Republican was responsible for Obama's crowning achievment? Just think how many Democrats will vote for Romney because of that.


Satire or stupid? Its a game we all play on Fark.
 
2012-03-06 11:21:51 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches: Corvus: Cat Food Sandwiches: You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?

I am glad you are admitting that Romney the Republican candidate is the inventor of "Obamacare".

Why wouldn't I admit that a Republican was responsible for Obama's crowning achievment? Just think how many Democrats will vote for Romney because of that.


Romney: some good ideas but mostly god awful ideas.

I'll be voting for Obama.
 
2012-03-06 11:22:18 AM

Cat Food Sandwiches:

Why wouldn't I admit that a Republican was responsible for Obama's crowning achievment? Just think how many Democrats will vote for Romney because of that.


That would be none.
 
2012-03-06 11:23:26 AM
If anything, Bush crashing the economy brought gas prices down. Yah, I said it.
 
2012-03-06 11:24:52 AM

magusdevil: Cat Food Sandwiches: Corvus: Cat Food Sandwiches: You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?

I am glad you are admitting that Romney the Republican candidate is the inventor of "Obamacare".

Why wouldn't I admit that a Republican was responsible for Obama's crowning achievment? Just think how many Democrats will vote for Romney because of that.

Satire or stupid? Its a game we all play on Fark.


Stupid, I'd say. Especially since Romney has since turned against the program he championed.
 
2012-03-06 11:27:55 AM

max_pooper: Cat Food Sandwiches: Corvus: Cat Food Sandwiches: You saying you don't agree with subby's headline, and you don't support Obama-care, which was begotten from Romney-care?

I am glad you are admitting that Romney the Republican candidate is the inventor of "Obamacare".

Why wouldn't I admit that a Republican was responsible for Obama's crowning achievment? Just think how many Democrats will vote for Romney because of that.

Romney: some good ideas but mostly god awful ideas.

I'll be voting for Obama.


how to connect with republican derps : "I love NASCAR... some friends of mine own some of them folks "
 
2012-03-06 11:27:58 AM

AiryAnne: So does he?

Everyone on the left blamed Bush for high gas prices and the right said, "Nuh, uh."

Now everyone on the right blames Obama and the left says, "Nuh, uh."

Isn't it the futures market that controls gas prices?


Bush embroiled us in a needless war and THAT definitely raised the cost of oil by providing an unstable Middle East region. His economic policies were disasterous and destabilizing causing more market uncerntainty and fear.

Obama has ended one war and is ending another. Our economy is stabilizing, yet prices are still going up. Part of that is uncertainty in our economy, part of it is that we actually have a GAS shortage in this country, because companies are making more money selling gas abroad, as gas consumption is down in this country, this exporting has created a pseudo-shortage and thus our gas prices go up.

Prices in the oil market are definitely being manipulated by speculation. There is actually an oil glut in our storage network, not a shortage. Yet, prices rise. Part of it IS global demand being on the rise, part of it is speculation and craziness in the futures market.

But hey, Obama could nationalize the oil companies and then do something about it, right?
 
2012-03-06 11:28:31 AM

Cletus C.: Maybe if prices went down people would stop blaming Obama. Huh, how about that?


Retard.
 
2012-03-06 11:30:29 AM

cman: Guidette Frankentits: Hey look! Those dates on the video match dates on this chart where prices were at their highest!

[zfacts.com image 537x390]

Iran never invaded Kuwait


Don't stop him, he's on a roll.
 
2012-03-06 11:34:34 AM

max_pooper: AiryAnne: max_pooper: AiryAnne:
Exactly, and yet four years ago (even on FARK) it was all the President's fault, and this time it isn't the President's fault.


Apples and oranges...

George Bush and his ill-fated foreign policies has a direct effect on gas prices. He started two poorly planned land wars in a rather large oil producing region. Shortages and speculation about further interruptions from the Bush Iraq folly lead to a major run up in prices. George Bush and his failed foriegn policy were in part responsible for the increase in costs of petroleum products including heating oil, gas and diesel. That run up was only squashed by a major world wide economic slow down.

The current price run-up is due to increase world wide demand, uncertainty in European markets and morans suggesting another land war in the Middle East. There is very little the President can do (or should do) to negate those forces. I guess he could tell Iran and Israel to shut the fark up about war, as well as all the chicken hawks derpsters here in the US. Perhaps push for legislation mandating an increase in margin requirements to quell speculative run ups. And there is nothing the US president can or should do about Europe.

Thanks for making my point.

I must have missed your point. Was it that you were stupid? If so, you're right I did make your point.


2008: max_pooper derppderpderpBUSHBUSHBUSHderpserpderp HIGH GASS ALL HIZ FAULT!!!!!!

2012: max_pooper Obama is faultless!
 
2012-03-06 11:44:14 AM

Surly U. Jest: cman: Guidette Frankentits: Hey look! Those dates on the video match dates on this chart where prices were at their highest!

[zfacts.com image 537x390]

Iran never invaded Kuwait

Don't stop him, he's on a roll.


In this rare instance, he's actually right. Iran didn't invade Kuwait, Iraq did. Iran and Kuwait were allies.
 
2012-03-06 11:45:53 AM

AiryAnne: max_pooper: AiryAnne: max_pooper: AiryAnne:
Exactly, and yet four years ago (even on FARK) it was all the President's fault, and this time it isn't the President's fault.


Apples and oranges...

George Bush and his ill-fated foreign policies has a direct effect on gas prices. He started two poorly planned land wars in a rather large oil producing region. Shortages and speculation about further interruptions from the Bush Iraq folly lead to a major run up in prices. George Bush and his failed foriegn policy were in part responsible for the increase in costs of petroleum products including heating oil, gas and diesel. That run up was only squashed by a major world wide economic slow down.

The current price run-up is due to increase world wide demand, uncertainty in European markets and morans suggesting another land war in the Middle East. There is very little the President can do (or should do) to negate those forces. I guess he could tell Iran and Israel to shut the fark up about war, as well as all the chicken hawks derpsters here in the US. Perhaps push for legislation mandating an increase in margin requirements to quell speculative run ups. And there is nothing the US president can or should do about Europe.

Thanks for making my point.

I must have missed your point. Was it that you were stupid? If so, you're right I did make your point.

2008: max_pooper derppderpderpBUSHBUSHBUSHderpserpderp HIGH GASS ALL HIZ FAULT!!!!!!

2012: max_pooper Obama is faultless!


Oh for fark's sake...

Bush took actions and promoted policies which directly contributed to oil prices being inflated beyond the causes of demand alone.

Obama has taken actions to grow the domestic oil supply, improve efficiency, and reduce consumption and yet the increase in worldwide demand has led to the current price increases.
 
2012-03-06 11:53:17 AM
This is precious
 
2012-03-06 11:53:40 AM
FOX pretends to be what they think their current right-wing viewers want. That's all.

Like after the Michigan primary... FOX talking heads pretended to be completely perplexed over why Michigan Democrats voted for Santorum in such large numbers. It was funny and painful at the same time.

/I say "pretended" because they couldn't be that stupid
//FOX viewers, on the other hand, make me wonder
 
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