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(MSNBC)   As the national average for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline reaches $4, keep in mind that mere months ago President Bush accused a reporter who asked about $4 gas of liberal bias   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line
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2008-06-08 4:46:29 PM  
It is a well known fact that reality has a liberal bias.
 
2008-06-08 4:48:08 PM  
GAT_00: It is a well known fact that reality has a liberal bias.

THIS. Exactly what I came in to say.
 
2008-06-08 4:50:28 PM  
"I hadn't heard that" and "frankly, I've been focused elsewhere, like on gasoline prices" were the two interesting quotes.

Based on this and other comments (Cheney), I'd guess they are just sliding out, letting their people eat cake.

Nice job there. If this were a ship, both of those losers would have been eaten by sharks by now (having been thrown overboard by the crew).

/Jackass tag
 
2008-06-08 4:52:47 PM  
I'd be surprised if Bush has had to pay for his own gas since ... well, if ever.
 
2008-06-08 4:53:18 PM  
Enjoy your greenlight, the ruling party does not take well to being proven wrong.
 
2008-06-08 4:56:01 PM  
No problem, we'll just have to fold out the wheels on the handy moving goalpost and the Glorious One will once again be doing a Glorious job.
 
2008-06-08 4:57:21 PM  
mr_bunny: the ruling party does not take well to being proven wrong.

This explains many of their inexplicable talking points.
 
2008-06-08 5:00:55 PM  
MsInterpreted: mr_bunny: the ruling party does not take well to being proven wrong.

This explains many of their inexplicable talking points.


You think you are so funny, just go answer the door when the knock comes.

/Americans for America
 
2008-06-08 5:07:48 PM  
mr_bunny: Enjoy your greenlight, the ruling party does not take well to being proven wrong.

They should start getting used to it.

Gas went up 12 cents overnight at my station. WTF?
 
2008-06-08 5:08:25 PM  
P.S. $4.29/gallon - Central Connecticut
 
2008-06-08 5:09:49 PM  
AuntofDogface: Gas went up 12 cents overnight at my station. WTF?

The greatest single-day price spike for crude oil in history occurred on Friday. It climbed $10.75. That's why.
 
2008-06-08 5:13:25 PM  
You know, I'll be Marie Antoinette would love our President.
 
2008-06-08 5:15:24 PM  
Well, that particular Bush statement has been sent over to the Ministry of Truth (MiniTru) for further study, please stand by for further information.
 
2008-06-08 5:17:05 PM  
gilgamesh23: AuntofDogface: Gas went up 12 cents overnight at my station. WTF?

The greatest single-day price spike for crude oil in history occurred on Friday. It climbed $10.75. That's why.


I know... I know... I'm kicking myself for not filling up yesterday. Just didn't have the time to stop.
 
2008-06-08 5:22:21 PM  
If we can only make to January, Bush will be gone and gas will be 10 cents a gallon. And Ponies for everyone!!
 
2008-06-08 5:23:14 PM  
I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.
 
2008-06-08 5:25:54 PM  
I was just at the gas station and asked someone about the scooter they were fueling up: 80 mpg, 50+mph, $2,000 new. Why don't I have one of these?
 
2008-06-08 5:29:14 PM  
GaryPDX: I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.

Hippy.
 
2008-06-08 5:33:35 PM  
Weaver95: GaryPDX: I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.

Hippy.


I think my brain just asploded.
 
2008-06-08 5:40:56 PM  
AuntofDogface: mr_bunny: Enjoy your greenlight, the ruling party does not take well to being proven wrong.

They should start getting used to it.

Gas went up 12 cents overnight at my station. WTF?


I am merely saying that I am going to have to turn you in to the party...if Carnivore didn't find you already.
 
2008-06-08 5:42:22 PM  
SilentStrider: Weaver95: GaryPDX: I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.

Hippy.

I think my brain just asploded.


Seriously dude, ow. Don't do stuff like that.
 
2008-06-08 5:45:48 PM  
just wait till Bush starts his shiat with Iran. This is nothing.
 
2008-06-08 5:49:00 PM  
Wait until wintertime in the Northeast.

/households 80%+ oil heat
/"fuel oil" = diesel = about $8 / gallon by October.
 
2008-06-08 5:57:47 PM  
GaryPDX: I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.

What station do you get it from, if you don't mind my asking? Or are you producing it yourself? Are you running B100? My husband puts B20 in his truck, gets it at a SeQuential cardlock in SE; I think they only have B5 and B20, though, and the 80-95% regular diesel keeps the price up.
 
2008-06-08 6:25:24 PM  
DarthBrooks: Wait until wintertime in the Northeast.

/households 80%+ oil heat
/"fuel oil" = diesel = about $8 / gallon by October.


I imagine my condo fees will be going up quite a bit for that reason alone...

At the rate this is going, having the internet at home is going to become a luxury and may have to face the budget axe.
 
2008-06-08 6:26:26 PM  
GaryPDX: If we can only make to January, Bush will be gone and gas will be 10 cents a gallon. And Ponies for everyone!!

Right. Because Bush policy was never meant to screw you for the long term. Just his term.

/yeah I know. If not for Greenpeace gas would be 85 cents a gallon.
 
2008-06-08 6:31:37 PM  
GaryPDX: If we can only make to January, Bush will be gone and gas will be 10 cents a gallon. And Ponies for everyone!!

Ha ha ha.

At any rate, at least one thing is true.
 
2008-06-08 6:36:29 PM  
What scares me about this is that gasoline isn't a luxury item, it's a necessity. As the cost of gas increases, the stores have to figure out how to cover that cost, be it through cutting labor costs or passing it on to the customer through higher prices. I'm wanting to know why it took close to three years for gas in my area to go from $1.10/gallon to $2/gallon, but it took less than two months for it to jump from $3.10/gallon to $4/gallon.

Really, there is no reason why gas is more that $70. It's mostly retarded speculators who don't see the harm that they're doing (just the money that they're making by artificially driving up the price). If this does keep up, one of two things will happen. 1) the government will have to step in and put a cap on gas prices, or 2) this inflation of gas prices will get to the point that the bubble will burst and gas will be back to about $2/gallon, if not lower.
 
2008-06-08 6:37:57 PM  
Grr... that was Really, there is no reason why oil is more than $70/barrel.
 
2008-06-08 6:47:22 PM  
Nothing a competent foreign policy couldn't address.

Been so long since we had one of those, nobody knows what one looks like any more.

Hint: Not starting a war you had no idea how to win in one of the major oil countries would have been a good start, you farking dumbass neocon republicans.
 
2008-06-08 6:49:11 PM  
Remember the campaign ads in 2000 about how Al Gore would make gas prices $3/gallon? "Gored at the pump" was the tagline.
 
2008-06-08 6:56:52 PM  
Dallymo: GaryPDX: I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.

What station do you get it from, if you don't mind my asking? Or are you producing it yourself? Are you running B100? My husband puts B20 in his truck, gets it at a SeQuential cardlock in SE; I think they only have B5 and B20, though, and the 80-95% regular diesel keeps the price up.


SQBiofuels (new window) Based here in Portland.

Sorry it took so long..they are fixed at 3.49 and Oregon gives a straight write off at 50 cents a gallon. My net is 2.99 a gallon. Wonderful stuff too, my 03 F250 runs like a charm.
 
2008-06-08 6:57:34 PM  
AuntofDogface: At the rate this is going, having the internet at home is going to become a luxury and may have to face the budget axe.

Unless you're in the web design business (like some of us are), and then having the discussion with clients about how many days per week they need us physically at the office.

I'm talking with a new client in the summer about once-a-week visits - - it's a 110-mile round trip each day. If he doesn't go for it, my hourly is going waaaay up.
 
2008-06-08 7:02:12 PM  
FYI, any diesel on the road build after 1994 can run on it. It's a no brainer. 2 things..after the first 7-10 tanks, swap out the fuel filter. Biodiesel is abrasive and cleans the system of old petro gunk. You only need to do it once after it's clean, no worries. Second, you need to be conscious of cold weather. Biodiesel gels at about 40 degrees, so you mix it with regular diesel temporarily. I do a 70/30 mix in the winter months..B99 the rest.
 
2008-06-08 7:04:40 PM  
Top 5 countries US imports oil from:

CANADA 2,542
SAUDI ARABIA 1,542
MEXICO 1,358
NIGERIA 1,174
VENEZUELA 1,033
(in thousands of barrels per day) (source)

Friggin Canada. Acting all nice when they're screwing us, man. They're SCREWING us!
 
2008-06-08 7:12:26 PM  
SilentStrider: Weaver95: GaryPDX: I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.

Hippy.

I think my brain just asploded.


I have that affect on the Liberals around here. It's rather amusing. I used to drive NW 23rd (freaky hippy area) to work in my big fatty truck that smells like a french fry and get strange looks man!!!

People used to tell me it cost to much..now it's a LOT cheaper and no body jumping on it. It's made from fry oil waste for chissakes..lol. It usually goes straight into a landfill.

It triples the life of the engine and quiets the notorious diesel "knock". I just don't understand why it's not taking off.

/grin
 
2008-06-08 7:19:42 PM  
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2008-06-08 7:20:16 PM  
Dallymo: GaryPDX: I pay $3.00 gallon for biodiesel. Yo.

What station do you get it from, if you don't mind my asking? Or are you producing it yourself? Are you running B100? My husband puts B20 in his truck, gets it at a SeQuential cardlock in SE; I think they only have B5 and B20, though, and the 80-95% regular diesel keeps the price up.


I probably should have read better..lol. I get B99 over at the cardlock in Tigard. I have a 100 gallon transfer tank on my flatbed. I carry 135 gallons when I'm full (1500 mile range). I will be making it myself soon..SQ is the only game and the State is connected to it. (commies..lol) We need some good old fashioned Capitalism going on with this stuff.
 
2008-06-08 7:31:09 PM  
DarthBrooks: Wait until wintertime in the Northeast.

/households 80%+ oil heat
/"fuel oil" = diesel = about $8 / gallon by October.


If fuel oil/diesel is $8 a gallon (or even $4.00/gal) in November, there will be oil riots in the Northeast. The old saw about lower income/fixed income folks having to choose between food or heat will be pointless -- they won't be able to afford either.

Pellet stoves are flying off the shelves in the NE right now -- except that there are no pellets to be found in most places. People will be beyond desperate come fall if things don't change dramatically. I think that's why this is happening now; those that are raking in the cash right now know that they can't do this through the winter without some severe repercussions, and are faced with the liklihood of a President that's not in their back pockets. Thus, they're getting all they can now.
 
2008-06-08 7:36:35 PM  
John Paul Jones: Pellet stoves are flying off the shelves in the NE right now -- except that there are no pellets to be found in most places. People will be beyond desperate come fall if things don't change dramatically. I think that's why this is happening now; those that are raking in the cash right now know that they can't do this through the winter without some severe repercussions, and are faced with the liklihood of a President that's not in their back pockets. Thus, they're getting all they can now.

Dude..you're sounding crazy like me. This will never happen, people won't "panic" and everyone will have toasty toes, American Idol and ponies!!!
 
2008-06-08 7:51:57 PM  
If it's the truth, it's just liberal truth.
 
2008-06-08 8:05:10 PM  
GAT_00: It is a well known fact that reality has a liberal bias.

Done in one...good jorb.
 
2008-06-08 8:06:49 PM  
btw...gas in my town: $4.65 for regular.

I have wet dreams of $4 gas...
 
2008-06-08 8:14:47 PM  
gas in my area is $4.57, soon will be close to $5

Funny how in 2004 it was $3.50 and we were shocked at THAT price
 
2008-06-08 8:15:03 PM  
Bush also warned us of $4 gas in 2000 if we elected Gore.
 
2008-06-08 8:15:22 PM  
The First: gas in my area is $4.57, soon will be close to $5

Funny how in 2004 it was $3.50 and we were shocked at THAT price


2.50 -- corrected myself.
 
2008-06-08 8:16:09 PM  
This is the market doing what you jagoffs want cap'n trade to do, a lot faster. Suck it up and ride a bike. Or let 'em drill in ANWR. But don't be hypocritical.
 
2008-06-08 8:16:19 PM  
it's over 4.57 here
 
2008-06-08 8:18:25 PM  
So? Lawmakers need to pass a resolution explaining that Americans need a minimum amount of gallons of gas pumped each week or they get sent to detention camp so they can promote consumption. George Bush is doing a great job to the environment raising all those gas prices. He needs to abolish mass transit.
 
2008-06-08 8:18:49 PM  
GAT_00: It is a well known fact that reality has a liberal bias.

This
 
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