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(The Daily Dolt)   Mitt Romney attacked birds again last night during an answer on gas prices. Is there no end to the Republicans' War on Birds?   (thedailydolt.com) divider line 60
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2012-10-17 09:11:39 AM  
thisweekwithmitchgrosky.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-17 09:15:11 AM  
I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....
 
2012-10-17 09:21:59 AM  

weave: We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


Exactly. It is strategically smart to keep our oil where it is and drill it when other countries' oil is running out.
 
2012-10-17 09:27:22 AM  
Excellent. Keep them focused on the birds. It will give all those poor women time to escape from the binders.
 
2012-10-17 09:33:50 AM  
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"Good afternoon, Mr. Romney."
 
2012-10-17 09:33:56 AM  
I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.
 
2012-10-17 09:35:04 AM  
Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.
 
2012-10-17 09:47:56 AM  

Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.


Sounds like someone's bitter about not getting into Hogwarts.
 
2012-10-17 09:48:19 AM  

Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.


This. Can't be overstated.
 
2012-10-17 09:48:26 AM  

Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.


I'm glad Obama called him out about that. Gas prices are tied to the economy and particularly the financial sector, you sink the economy you sink gas prices. No shiat gas is more expensive than when people were losing their jobs left and right and financial institutions were going under.
 
2012-10-17 09:51:20 AM  

bdub77: Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.

I'm glad Obama called him out about that. Gas prices are tied to the economy and particularly the financial sector, you sink the economy you sink gas prices. No shiat gas is more expensive than when people were losing their jobs left and right and financial institutions were going under.


Yep.

It demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of supply and demand. Also, whenever someone brings up the price of gas on Inauguration Day, ask them what they were before the global economy collapsed.

Spoiler: As high or higher as they are now.
 
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2012-10-17 09:59:17 AM  

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


It seems they would at least understand of keeping it as a reserve in case of some future war or something.
 
2012-10-17 10:00:59 AM  
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2012-10-17 10:19:00 AM  

Lucky LaRue: [romney.jpg]

 

Classic.
 
2012-10-17 10:19:51 AM  

Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.



I want a PS right now of President Obama putting up gas prices on the sign at a gas station!!!
 
2012-10-17 10:21:05 AM  
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I'm worrying about what you have got against birds.
 
2012-10-17 10:45:25 AM  

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


I've thought this way for a long time. I hate the fact that a lot of the countries in our oil supply chain (or at least a fair number of the people who live in those countries) hate our guts. The only reason some of these countries have any power or influence at all is because of oil, so I'd be perfectly happy to see their supplies dry up, leaving us with our own domestic supply.

I see it as a long-term national security issue. I think it would be reasonable to subsidize exploration to locate future sources of supply (seismic work to ID promising formations, drilling test wells, etc.), but not actually pull it all out of the ground. That way when the day comes, production would be able to ramp up more quickly, zeroing in on the high-yield fields at first.
 
2012-10-17 10:56:41 AM  

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


I've always felt the same. Why do we want to burn ours first? And it sure as hell won't bring the gas prices down

/and once again we find that "conservative" has become completely divorced from "conservation"
 
2012-10-17 11:05:46 AM  
Small potatoes.
 
2012-10-17 11:21:36 AM  

xanadian: Small potatoes.



Just like a Canadian thinking you can get oil from potatoes. 
 
2012-10-17 11:25:33 AM  
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2012-10-17 11:38:30 AM  

Aarontology: bdub77: Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.

I'm glad Obama called him out about that. Gas prices are tied to the economy and particularly the financial sector, you sink the economy you sink gas prices. No shiat gas is more expensive than when people were losing their jobs left and right and financial institutions were going under.

Yep.

It demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of supply and demand. Also, whenever someone brings up the price of gas on Inauguration Day, ask them what they were before the global economy collapsed.

Spoiler: As high or higher as they are now.


It's the clearest "... but liars use figures" example I can think of. Prices plunged to that level from the $3-$4 range for only a few weeks, during the worst of the shiatstorm. It just happened to coincide with the inauguration.

Net effect: Disingenuous assholes have an outlier to cherry-pick.

Yes, if you think that "LOL gas was $1.80 when 'Preznit' 0b0ng0 was inigurrated" is a valid criticism, you are a disingenuous asshole, or at the very least easily misled by disingenuous assholes who want your vote but wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.
 
2012-10-17 11:54:29 AM  

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still.


Then you don't understand who is in control of our Congress.
 
2012-10-17 11:58:28 AM  

I_C_Weener: xanadian: Small potatoes.


Just like a Canadian thinking you can get oil from potatoes.


You think it's a coincidence that, when a car is low on oil, it makes spuddering sounds?

/Sorry, had to chip in.
 
2012-10-17 12:10:04 PM  
US oil production is up. US gasoline consumption is down.

Why are gas prices up?

The US produces a small fraction of the worlds oil. The world's gas consumption is up.

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kab
2012-10-17 12:54:27 PM  
Romney is apparently a staunch advocate of Palintology... which is the economic belief that all the oil drilled here is sold here.

see: trickle down economics, myths, Santa.
 
2012-10-17 12:56:22 PM  
So is it Romney's policy that corporations should not face legal consequences from violations of the law?
 
2012-10-17 12:58:46 PM  

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


Who cares about the future if we could have gas back below $2 for a couple of years.

/sadly this is how many people think.
 
2012-10-17 12:59:53 PM  

Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.


I lol'd heartily.
 
2012-10-17 01:00:27 PM  

Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.


The owls are not what they seem.
 
2012-10-17 01:12:31 PM  

vpb: weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....

It seems they would at least understand of keeping it as a reserve in case of some future war or something.


Future? What the hell is that? I need to cash in NOW!
 
2012-10-17 01:15:58 PM  

Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron tenpoundsofderp.


FTFY
 
2012-10-17 01:20:58 PM  

mrshowrules: Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.

This. Can't be overstated.


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2012-10-17 01:23:14 PM  

hinten: [thisweekwithmitchgrosky.files.wordpress.com image 500x309]


Angry birds vs. Capitalist pigs.
 
2012-10-17 01:27:04 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.

Sounds like someone's bitter about not getting into Hogwarts.


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2012-10-17 01:27:44 PM  
It is all about the dog whistles subby.


Republicans can't win with their war on women, but birds is an archaic slang term for women so their base will understand that they are really talking about the women. The base is happy that Mitt is attacking filthy whores and the independents don't hear it.
 
2012-10-17 01:29:44 PM  
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Frogman really cracks me up.
 
2012-10-17 01:30:19 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.

Sounds like someone's bitter about not getting into Hogwarts.


It's not so bad, this guy was homeschooled, and turned out right.

leocristea.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-17 01:32:08 PM  
 
2012-10-17 01:32:59 PM  

mrshowrules: Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.

This. Can't be overstated.


Everyone is fond of owls, except mice and shrews and Simon Cowells. So which are you? Or are you, no, it can't be...are you the king of the beavers?
 
2012-10-17 01:34:33 PM  

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still.


those other countries happen to be places like iran and libya. even if it's cheap, you probably don't want to do business with countries that will use the proceeds to wage war and/or oppress their citizens.
 
2012-10-17 01:38:49 PM  

BMulligan: Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.

The owls are not what they seem.


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2012-10-17 01:41:46 PM  

not5am: weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still.

those other countries happen to be places like iran and libya. even if it's cheap, you probably don't want to do business with countries that will use the proceeds to wage war and/or oppress their citizens.


Using that logic, nobody should be doing business with the US.
 
2012-10-17 01:41:55 PM  
I facepalm every time I hear about gas prices being related to the president. I mean, really...a pure commodity traded worldwide by global corporations with absolutely no allegiance to anyone will always get sold to the highest bidder. I thought the Republicans believed in free markets? Or would they like to pull a Chavez and nationalize production on American soil so they *can* control prices? Not that doing so would harm trade relations or anything. Right?
 
2012-10-17 01:51:58 PM  

Sybarite: I for one like birds...except owls, owls are assholes.


Colbert Agrees
 
2012-10-17 01:56:55 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: I'm worrying about what you have got against birds.


Came for this
 
2012-10-17 01:58:42 PM  

weave: I've never understood the rush to remove oil from our ground when other countries are still willing to sell us their oil relatively cheap still. That oil down there isn't going anywhere. It's money in the bank for future generations. The price of oil will only continue to go up. When the world gets desperate, they'll pay us anything for what we have and in the future we'll be even better at getting it out of the ground safely.

We've screwed over and left huge debts for our kids, keep *something* in the bank for them to use in the future....


I own the drilling rights on it right now, which means I can make money on it right now. Who knows how long I will live, but I can't make money for my family when I'm dead. I aint a musician.
 
2012-10-17 01:59:53 PM  
I swear to god when Romney said "And what was the cost? 20 or 25 birds were killed and brought out a migratory bird act to go after them on a criminal basis," I thought he almost slipped and said "stupid farking birds."
 
2012-10-17 02:01:26 PM  
Kill all birds, except bald eagles. Those are patriotic.
 
2012-10-17 02:03:29 PM  

Aarontology: Gas prices influencing someone's vote is a great way to find out who is a moron.


I would say about 1/5 people vote for genuinely good reasons. On one side you have a bunch of sucker fundies who run out to the polls every four years in response to the GOP banging the abortion drum, knowing full well they will ignore it and put all of their energy into securing tax cuts for the wealthy once they are elected. On the other side you have uneducated morons who vote for Clinton because he's cool and charming, or Obama because he's black. On both sides you have people voting for whomever promises to give them everything they want right this minute and not make them pay for it.
 
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