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2012-07-04 10:48:40 AM
So, back to Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim in 3..2..1..
 
2012-07-04 10:48:48 AM
I predicted this over a year ago. Wish I had bookmarked it. Sigh.

Any of you young techies have the ability to retrieve my previous prophetic wisdom?
 
2012-07-04 10:49:20 AM
It was $2.19 a gallon on the day he was elected in 2008. I'm pretty sure the price of oil has got nothing to do with his re-election.
 
2012-07-04 10:49:51 AM
Why does Obama hate the middle class and the American way of life?
 
2012-07-04 10:49:54 AM
Was this really worth an instant green?

/Gas prices have really f*cked up my commute with all the vacationers the last few days.
 
MFK
2012-07-04 10:50:18 AM
THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!


oh right... he only gets the blame when prices spike. My bad.
 
2012-07-04 10:50:22 AM
There's no conspiracy......The left taught us that Bush installed a dial on the his desk that allowed him to dial prices up or down whenever he wanted. Now the dial is Obama's to control.
 
2012-07-04 10:50:41 AM
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Obama has no real control over gas prices, and that fluctuations in gas prices has more to do with day to day commodities trading on Wall Street than the standard supply and demand curve that most people base their understanding of economics on.

But what the fark do I know?
 
2012-07-04 10:51:53 AM

mikdeetx: It was $2.19 a gallon on the day he was elected in 2008. I'm pretty sure the price of oil has got nothing to do with his re-election.


Of course it doesn't, but do you really think the hoverround brigade would say that if prices were $4/gal?
 
2012-07-04 10:52:19 AM

cchris_39: I predicted this over a year ago. Wish I had bookmarked it. Sigh.

Any of you young techies have the ability to retrieve my previous prophetic wisdom?


Knock yourself out

/Creepy, ain't it?

// Well, you did ask.
 
2012-07-04 10:52:28 AM
So, bad news for Obama?

/just because?
 
2012-07-04 10:53:20 AM
But didn't the liberals say we were in Afghanistan just for the oil?
 
2012-07-04 10:53:21 AM
GOP when gas is nearly $4/gallon: "Why isn't Obama doing anything about the price of gas??"
GOP when gas is nearly $3/gallon: "Yay, free market!"
 
2012-07-04 10:53:33 AM
Rising Unemployment and falling incomes are always a great way to lower the price of oil. GOBAMA!
 
2012-07-04 10:54:29 AM
Around here, prices have started to spike back up already... 10 cents in the last week alone...

Then again, it's easier to blame Obama rather than money hungry asshats in charge of oil companies wanting even more of a profit around a major holiday, where it's known people will be travelling...
 
2012-07-04 10:54:43 AM
Never thought I'd see the day when we'd be happy about paying $3/gal for gas
 
2012-07-04 10:55:11 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Obama has no real control over gas prices, and that fluctuations in gas prices has more to do with day to day commodities trading on Wall Street than the standard supply and demand curve that most people base their understanding of economics on.

But what the fark do I know?


Which is exactly what any person with brains was saying a few months ago when prices were spiking and the GOP presidential candidates and Rush were blubbering about gas prices being the daily of the Obama administration's failed economic policies.
 
2012-07-04 10:55:18 AM
ForAmerica, 7pm: "The Sun is going down, and is predicted to disappear at any moment! 'Like' if you agree PRESIDENT OBAMA DOESN'T CARE IF WE'RE PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS!"

ForAmerica, 7am: ". . . . ."
 
2012-07-04 10:55:48 AM
Yes; because the president is incharge of everything. The only way the president would have direct control of gas prices is if he decided to nationalize the oil industry.

/ if I ever become the president; nationalizing the oil industry is first thing I'd do; i'd lower prices as low as financially possible. I would be the most popular president in the entirety of ever
 
2012-07-04 10:57:13 AM
An a serious note. The truth is that global oil prices are controlled by these guys from a trading pit in London, not Wallstreet. Decades ago the trading pit was based in Atlanta, GA but the US government chased it out when it attempted to reign in the speculators. So now our future lies in their hands. You can't make this shiat up.

www.pattayadailynews.com
 
2012-07-04 10:57:33 AM
...$2.77 just down the road from us in Columbia, SC. But don't worry, the Iranians are on the case:

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/oil-prices-surge-iran-tensions-norway-strike - 220127190.html
 
2012-07-04 10:57:37 AM
Just like Owlgores guaranteed cakewalk into office, eh?
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2012-07-04 10:57:46 AM

Kiribub: cchris_39: I predicted this over a year ago. Wish I had bookmarked it. Sigh.

Any of you young techies have the ability to retrieve my previous prophetic wisdom?

Knock yourself out

/Creepy, ain't it?

// Well, you did ask.


0.o
 
2012-07-04 10:58:01 AM

mikdeetx: It was $2.19 a gallon on the day he was elected in 2008. I'm pretty sure the price of oil has got nothing to do with his re-election.


You are probably correct. Looking back on history gas was $1.17 when Bush took office and he was elected in 2004 for a second term after gas prices tripled.

Commodity futures act - allows all the wall street gamblers to bid-up the price of oil.
 
2012-07-04 10:58:25 AM
someone needs to tell the vendors along the turnpike in pennslyvania and along 70 thru ohio,indiana, and illinois that. they are 40 cents higher then back here in missouri.
 
2012-07-04 10:58:36 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Obama has no real control over gas prices, and that fluctuations in gas prices has more to do with day to day commodities trading on Wall Street than the standard supply and demand curve that most people base their understanding of economics on.

But what the fark do I know?


You are not only right - you don't go far enough. The new, scarey reality is that America can't do much about oil prices. The pitiful splash of oil we could drop into the world "bucket" (even if we drilled our asses off) won't effect anything much. We have no legal way of keeping our domestic production for domestic consumption, and that probably would only insure supply to some slight degree - wouldn't make it cheap.
It's a situation we can't control - and Americans are unaccustomed to accepting that there are things America can't control.
 
2012-07-04 10:59:32 AM
He's usurping the natural right of the Market to set fair prices! Soshialism!
 
2012-07-04 11:00:22 AM

rjakobi: But didn't the liberals say we were in Afghanistan just for the oil?


Oil? I thought we were there for the smack.
 
2012-07-04 11:02:17 AM
 
2012-07-04 11:02:45 AM
It's still Obama's fault though, right?
 
2012-07-04 11:02:50 AM

jso2897: We have no legal way of keeping our domestic production for domestic consumption,


To your point, funny how people say "WE" need to be drilling for more oil when there is no "WE". As if American oil companies are going to drill more domestically then sell the gas to Americans at lower prices out of the kindness of their hearts.
 
2012-07-04 11:03:00 AM
I don't think so. Not here in Kentucky where Marathon/Greedway has a monopoly on refining and therefore prices.

/prices spiked an average of 25 cents just this week
//Independence Day indeed!!!
 
2012-07-04 11:04:41 AM
Under or around $3 alone won't re-elect him.

$2 or less will.
 
2012-07-04 11:07:56 AM

beta_plus: Rising Unemployment and falling incomes are always a great way to lower the price of oil. GOBAMA!


You forgot the part about falling demand in developing countries, which is a big part of the reason for the increase to begin with. But that doesn't fit the narrative does it?
 
2012-07-04 11:08:27 AM

Shaggy_C: Just like Owlgores guaranteed cakewalk into office, eh?
[farm2.static.flickr.com image 500x351]


Look - you need to quit approaching this in a piecemeal fashion. Sit down, and write the damn book - "Shaggy C's Alternative History of the Last Century".
It would be a hoot, and you might even make few bucks off it.If it was cheap. I'd buy it. I love surrealist comedy.
 
2012-07-04 11:09:45 AM

beta_plus: Rising Unemployment and falling incomes are always a great way to lower the price of oil. GOBAMA!


That's why I never understood why people made fun of Michele Bachmann's claim that gas would be $2 if she were president. Of course it would be. It'd be $2 a barrel by the end of her term.
 
2012-07-04 11:10:07 AM

mikdeetx: It was $2.19 a gallon on the day he was elected in 2008. I'm pretty sure the price of oil has got nothing to do with his re-election.


And it was almost $4 in 2007. Then the prices fell sharply right before the election, as they're doing now. They'll go up again after, like then did then.
 
2012-07-04 11:11:52 AM

austin_millbarge: beta_plus: Rising Unemployment and falling incomes are always a great way to lower the price of oil. GOBAMA!

You forgot the part about falling demand in developing countries, which is a big part of the reason for the increase to begin with. But that doesn't fit the narrative does it?


www.totalgermanshepherds.com
 
2012-07-04 11:13:44 AM

KarmicDisaster: It's still Obama's fault though, right?


I don't remember where I saw it, but I saw a hit piece pointing out that the price drops were due to the deepening recession, and blamed Obama. Yes, the message was that the price drops were bad, and Obama 's fault.

/facepalm
 
2012-07-04 11:15:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Obama has no real control over gas prices, and that fluctuations in gas prices has more to do with day to day commodities trading on Wall Street than the standard supply and demand curve that most people base their understanding of economics on.

But what the fark do I know?


We all know you're racist, because you don't want to admit that the white guy before The One had everything to do with the gas prices going up, and The One had everything to do with the gas prices going down.

/there probably is a Democrat that thinks this way
 
2012-07-04 11:17:17 AM

david_gaithersburg: There's no conspiracy......The left taught us that Bush installed a dial on the his desk that allowed him to dial prices up or down whenever he wanted. Now the dial is Obama's to control.


The president does have a control on his desk to influence gas prices. It's not a 'dial' but rather a telephone.

"bzzzzz...Hello, Saud?
'Yes, Obama?
"You know our election is coming up, right?"
'Yeah, so?'
"Well...if you don't want another Bush kinda guy in office next year, you better lower the price of oil tout de suite"
"OK! We're on it!""
 
2012-07-04 11:18:01 AM

brigid_fitch: GOP when gas is nearly $4/gallon: "Why isn't Obama doing anything about the price of gas??"
GOP when gas is nearly $3/gallon: "Yay, free market!"


grist.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-04 11:18:11 AM
I'm pretty sure food prices are all about to rise because Obama isn't doing anything about this drought.
 
2012-07-04 11:18:14 AM

MFK: THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!


oh right... he only gets the blame when prices spike. My bad.


People. The president has absolutely nothing to do with the price of gas and just about everything else.
 
2012-07-04 11:19:34 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Obama has no real control over gas prices, and that fluctuations in gas prices has more to do with day to day commodities trading on Wall Street than the standard supply and demand curve that most people base their understanding of economics on.

But what the fark do I know?


Do you dare to suggest that the guy who occupies the White House has little to zero effect on the day to day happenings of the economy?

Why that's unpossible!

/Government does not create wealth.
 
2012-07-04 11:20:19 AM
Now the price of a large SUV will go up and I didn't take advantage of the deep discounts they had just a few months ago. Well all is well when a lesson is learned, and I will pay attention to the people in power againnow. So I am off to buy the biggest one on the market, anyone with any sence will be trading in your prius or other hybrid car and buy an American made dream on 4 wheels.
 
2012-07-04 11:22:41 AM

TacoThursdays: Never thought I'd see the day when we'd be happy about paying $3/gal for gas


Back in high school when Gulf War 1 was kicking off, people were talking about gas possibly going to $2 or even $3. Seems like gas was somewhere around $1 then, I think even in the 80-90 cent range in Kansas. I remember thinking there would be rioting in the streets if gas ever got to $3 a gallon.
 
2012-07-04 11:24:47 AM
One flaw in Subby's reasoning : Gas has been under $3 / gal for over a month in Louisiana.

President Obama has about as much chance of winning Louisiana as I do of spending a week having a three way with Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie. Not impossible, but highly improbable.
 
2012-07-04 11:26:31 AM
Give it a minute... I hear Iran is building even more mockier bases to destroy. That should get the speculators speculating.
 
2012-07-04 11:29:17 AM

Yaxe: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Obama has no real control over gas prices, and that fluctuations in gas prices has more to do with day to day commodities trading on Wall Street than the standard supply and demand curve that most people base their understanding of economics on.

But what the fark do I know?

Do you dare to suggest that the guy who occupies the White House has little to zero effect on the day to day happenings of the economy?

Why that's unpossible!

/Government does not create wealth.


Mark Zuckerburg and those guys at Google would like a word with you about how those tubes that the government created didn't make them wealthy.
 
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