Gas prices rise 34 straight days – media idiots blame “speculators”. Refineries are closing, the Fed is diluting the currency (while conveniently excluding fuel prices from their inflation calculations) and like a stopped, brain-dead clock, the media predictably blames “speculators.” Maybe they mean “Bain Capital”?

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sifi
February 22, 2013 8:52 am

If the lapdog media would do its job and act like the watchdog it should be, they would uncover the social engineering behind the demonizing and control of cheap and proven natural energy while praising and pushing expensive, limited, failing man-made green energy. But then, the lapdog media is a watchdog media when it comes to protecting the progressive liberal government.

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sa_rose
February 26, 2013 3:56 am

I actually like the use of green energy. In Texas, wind and solar should be a no brainer. But I am not stupid enough to think we can eliminate all fossil fuel use in the next year with green energy. Ain’t happening! Gpd forbid the media ever get a clue.

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February 26, 2013 10:16 am

My rocking horses were built in a garage powered by wind and solar. It didn’t save any money, it was just more reliable than the local power provider.

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Sidekick
February 22, 2013 9:23 am

http://omrpublic.iea.org/

Inflated US dollar and artificially constricted supply are the reasons for high oil / gasoline prices. BHO is lying when he blames “skyrocketing” global demand.

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danybhoy
February 22, 2013 1:18 pm

All true, but maybe we need to do the following…

Drill for oil wherever we have it.

Increase refining capacity by expanding existing facilities & by building new ones.

Get rid of rules that require special fuel blends that needlessly increase costs.

Get rid of all ethanol mandates. It’s sh!t gas, it damages engines, it’s way more expensive to make, & it is forcing up the prices of food. Anything in the dairy & meat departments rely on animals that are fed corn. Pigs, Cows, & Chickens all eat corn. When corn costs more, products made from those Pigs, Cows, & Chickens cost more. It’s really simple math.

…& that’s just gas & oil. By going all in on fracking, & building new nuke plants, we could really make our economy go. That would also require that we eliminate the Energy Department & the EPA, who do nothing to help America. We also have to get rid of Obama & the progressives who love the fact they stand in the way of America’s prosperity.

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sa_rose
February 26, 2013 4:01 am

And the last thing those pigs, cows, and chickens SHOULD be eating is corn. Particularly cows, whose stomachs are designed for grass, hay, etc. Maybe if they stopped screwing with our food and quit subsidizing the production of corn, we would all be healthier (less corn in everything) and we wouldn’t need to invent a gasoline that requires corn.

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poppajoe49
February 22, 2013 4:06 pm

This morning on FOX News, they were saying Obama was telling us that the way to lower gas prices was to use less oil.

What a schmuck.

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danybhoy
February 22, 2013 4:54 pm

Remember this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akjXqfvLu28

…when people try telling me he’s a genius & the smartest person to ever be president, I say BOLLIX!

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sa_rose
February 26, 2013 3:58 am

Don’t forget taxes. A large percentage of the price of each gallon is tax, supposedly to maintain our infrastructure. You know, like the I35 bridge that collapsed because it was in such good condition? /sarc off

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February 22, 2013 10:16 am

Gosh, I thought just a couple of years ago, rising gas prices were a sign of a strong, recovering economy. Did I miss a Ministry of Truth directive?

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Elrond Hubbard
February 22, 2013 10:20 am

Bush, Big Oil, the 1%…round up the usual suspects.

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danybhoy
February 22, 2013 1:07 pm

Gas was $1.87 a gallon when Obama was emaculated… http://money.cnn.com/2008/11/26/news/economy/gas_prices_sink/index.htm …from CNN Money… Gas prices fall below $1.87 Gasoline prices declined for the 70th consecutive day and are now 55% below the record high in mid-July. feed://rss.cnn.com/rss/money_news_economy.rss Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close) By Julianne Pepitone, CNNMoney.com contributing writer Last Updated: November 26, 2008: 12:50 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Gasoline prices declined for the 70th straight day, falling below the $1.87 per gallon mark, according to a national survey of credit card swipes at gasoline stations. The national average fell 1.7 cents, sinking to the lowest level since Jan. 27, 2005, according to motorist group AAA. Over the last 70 days gas prices have plummeted 52%. Prices at the pump have dropped $1.223 per gallon from a year ago and are now down 55% from the record-high of $4.114 per gallon reached in mid-July. A total of 38 states recorded prices below $2 a gallon, with the cheapest gas found in Missouri, where prices averaged $1.571 a gallon. Alaska continued to have the highest price at $2.889 per gallon. 2008: A volatile year for gas Prices at the pump… Read more »

Admin
February 22, 2013 2:14 pm

I blame Ron Paul for being a douche bag and not doing anything about this.

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jcrowley1985
February 22, 2013 3:01 pm

I voted for him. Why didn’t you try to get him elected?

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Not so silent
February 22, 2013 3:38 pm

Cause unlike you the rest of us saw thru Ron’s silly bullshit… you still haven’t figured it out.

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poppajoe49
February 22, 2013 4:07 pm

TURDS!

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February 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Dammit, now you’ve summoned it!

/Somebody start the exorcism, pls.

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jcrowley1985
February 22, 2013 3:00 pm

Ron Paul was certainly right about the dangers of a fiat currency backed by nothing. Too bad no one listened.

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February 22, 2013 3:05 pm

I agree. I owned a FIAT one time. It was a real piece of crap.

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Sidekick
February 22, 2013 7:17 pm

Fix It Again Tony

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February 22, 2013 7:27 pm

I did! Again and again and again! FIAT also stand for Futile Italian Attempt @ Transportation.

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February 26, 2013 10:21 am

One of my highschool buddies had an 850 Spyder. It wouldn’t go into reverse, so we had to open the door, stick our legs out, and push it backwards.

Being as small and light as it was, it was a lot of fun to slide it around right hand corners with me hanging out of the open passenger door, sidehack style. People didn’t understand why I was wearing a Bell Star until they saw the door pop open.

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sa_rose
February 26, 2013 4:12 am

Gas here in San Antonio has gone up 45 cents in the last 30 days. And we have some of our own supply and refineries! Its starting to be spring break time. Wait til summer vacation tme and see what the prices are then. Ever seen them drop when a driving holiday is coming up?

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