Friday, September 29, 2006


-- Joe Heller, Green Bay Press Gazette, via Cagle.

15 Comments:

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Silent E said...

What the heck.... First the prices go up and it's blame Bush and BIG OIL. You scream that something needs to be done. So in your little world it's Bush's um fault that the prices are going down and you don't even thank the guy. I realize you don't understand economics but come on here. Make up your minds or at least TRY to be happy that the stuff is cheaper...

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger badgervan said...

We'll see how long the prices stay down after the November elections.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Silent E said...

I gonna bet that George Bush will turn on his weather machine and cause a REAL big hurricane to hit right after the election and cause massive amounts of damage to oil platforms making the price sky rocket.That way he can blame it on the weather and not politics.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Other Side said...

The naivete of conservatives is often astounding.

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Silent E said...

So you do believe in the weather machine. I guess I'd rather be naive, as you say, than ignorant and delusional.

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger badgervan said...

Big Oil, bush and cheney are one and the same. For cripe's sakes, our nation's energy policy was written by the Big Oil boys, in the same room with cheney! Of course they are going to do all that they can to aid their co-horts at election time, those co-horts being the two top Deciders and their repub buds in U.S. government. Big Oil hasn't even been paying their taxes on offshore production since the Decider decided to let it slide. Over a billion in lost tax revenue, which has to be made up by: guess who? It is easy to control the price of gas: sit on supplies, prices go up. Let the oil flow, prices go down. Anyone who doesn't believe that this is being done, and has been for many years, is a member of that 30% of True Believers in the Decider.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

This post from the silent e blogsite:


"Gas prices are down to $2.39 a gallon and still not one Democrat has thanked the President or BIG OIL for dropping the prices.

C'mon, we're waiting."


You have got to be kidding. Naive and dumb, all in one package. What were you doing when the prices were raised to astronomical heights ... thanking the prez?

What about after the election when prices go up again?

I have a bridge I would like to sell you.

 
At 8:51 PM, Blogger Silent E said...

I wasn't naive and dumb enough to blame the prez. I leave that up to you guys. Maybe if you keep spewing that stuff and do it loud enough so all your minions will here you, they'll start believing it and you'll scare them into voting republican just so they can afford cheap gas. Man THAT would suck for you guys.
Watch out for the little black helicopters.......

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Troy Fullerton said...

A question out of curiousity for the liberals here...is there anything wrong in America that is not George W. Bush's fault?

 
At 4:25 AM, Blogger Other Side said...

Turn the question around, Troy. Is there nothing conservatives won't blame on Bill Clinton? Please step off your high horse.

 
At 2:41 PM, Blogger atarijpb said...

Silent E -

Actually, I don't see anyone voting Republican once this conspiracy thing with Foley and the House Leadership gets rolling. Have fun explaining away this one!

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger badgervan said...

Troy: The repub Culture of Corruption starts and ends at the top. What is and was good for Clinton is equally applied to the Decider. You don't believe in "the buck stops here" anymore? You folks on the right are amazing.
IOKIYAR

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Pasta2000 said...

If gas prices dropping like a rock is such a conspiracy to get conservatives elected, then why did we not see this two years ago in the Presidential election when Bush was down in the polls all the way up to election time?

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Pasta2000 said...

Hear is another one for the conspiracy theorists - DOW Industrial Average closes at record 11,727.34. Highest level ever!

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Samus the Mighty said...

First of all, the DOW Jones has little to do with the President and his policies. If that weren't the case, all you would have to do to get rich would be to pay attention to what the President does and buy and sell accordingly. Placing too much stock (pun intended) in what the DOW says about the President's economic policy is foolhardy. Besides, all the DOW being up means is that the big companies are doing well, which isn't really the issue. The issue is whether the economic environment which allows those companies to succeed is good for the country as a whole.

As far as the high gas prices are concerned, I have this to say: Gas prices are high because the U.S. oil refineries are essentially running at capacity and have been for some time. This means that anything that disrupts production or increases demand affects the price dramatically because there is no reserve capacity to pick up the slack. The fact that more refining capacity isn't being developed suggests that either the oil companies don't think the current demand levels will continue much longer (???), or that they are perfectly happy with the level of income which they are receiving and don't feel the need to cut into those profits with a risky capital investment in a new or expanded refinery. From a profit standpoint, running at capacity is ideal, because you are extracting maximum value from your equipment. The problem with it is that oil is a necessity and the oil companies essentially have a monopoly on the production of it. So they have no competitive pressure to make it cheaper, and we suffer for it.

 

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