Pumped up: DUmmies gassing off on gas prices
The rising cost of gasoline is causing a dilemma in DUmmieland: Should they be FOR it or AGAINST it? Should they be blaming someone or thanking someone? The immediate reaction is to feel the pain at the pump. But then, doesn't the higher cost dissuade people from driving, and isn't that a good thing? What are the Unseen Corporate Powers trying to do, make us drive less? Shouldn't we thank them, then, instead of blaming them? What's a DUmmie to DU??
Of course, for those who don't like the higher price of gas, it must be the fault of those Unseen Corporate Powers. Don't bring up things like restrictions on the domestic drilling that would reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Don't mention all the tacked-on taxes, which causes the price per gallon to be much higher ten minutes away in Illinois than it is here in Missouri. Don't mention Obozo's inept handling of the crises in the Middle East. No, it's all an evil plot by the Unseen Corporate Powers!
Well, these are DUmmies we're talking about, so no matter what, you know they'll be gassing off. As they do here in this THREAD, "Gasoline hits a high for February," and this THREAD, "Fill up your tanks tonight," and this THREAD, "Got gas yesterday--$2.95 gallon. Gas today? $3.10."
So let us now step on the gas and drive over to DUmmieland, where the comments are in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, wondering if PJ's got coupons for free gas, is in the [brackets]:
Gasoline hits a high for February
[That's BAD! No wait! That's GOOD! Oh, I'm so confused!]
Pump shock is hitting much of the East and West Coasts, with New Yorkers paying as much as $3.79 a gallon, and parts of the Midwest, where some Chicagoans found prices as high as $3.69 a gallon.
[I don't suppose burdensome regulations or tacked-on taxes would have anything to do with the higher prices in those places, would they?]
just payed 3.67.. $45.00 to fill up my element.
[Donny, you're out of your element!]
Thank the heavens I have a prius!
[Prius praise to Gaia!]
You should be paying $6 per gallon. I don't see why you guys complain so much. Gasoline prices should be taxed to make it cost $6 per gallon. If it costs so much, you'll be driving small vehicles. . . . I'm for the high gasoline taxes.
[Yes, HOORAY for higher prices! Only, why stop at $6 a gallon? Piker! Jack it up to $7 or $8! Heck, $20 or $30 a gallon would pretty much stop all driving! Wouldn't that be loverly?]
Yea, it's kind of a blessing in disguise. But the extra cost isn't going to taxes, it's going to profits to keep small-minded, greedy people fat and happy. Let's hope this is the proverbial capitalist rope they bought to hang themselves with.
[D*MN those happy little capitalists! From the gallons to the gallows with them!]
Most of the money goes to crude oil producing countries. Actually, a lot of the money goes to oil producing countries, their state oil companies, and taxes.
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
Which why its $8 / US gallon in the UK. Taxes.
[OK, you and the previous guy share today's Kewpie Doll for a Brief Moment of Mental Clarity®.]
Yeah! That's the ticket! FORCE us to buy new cars and pay $6.00 a gallon for gas out of the money from the jobs WE DON'T HAVE! That'll learn us! . . . I'm so glad we have people like you here on DU to show us lost gas guzzlers the way, the truth and the light.
[You can always WALK to the work you don't have.]
if you don't have a job, then maybe you should consider using a very small car with a very tiny engine.
[That, or a skateboard.]
We can't manufacture a natural resource like oil, it comes out of rocks underground.
[Really?? I did not know that.]
I, for one, blame Bush.
[What a surprise!]
Fill up your tanks tonight
[Tanks a lot!]
I'm not going anywhere for at least two weeks
[I've got my Doritos, Domino's delivers--hey, I'm SET here in my basement Moonbat Cave!]
I put $30 in my tank at $3.33, the lowest price I could find. . . . But when I drove away, I discovered that it's only 3/4 full. *sigh*
[You're only $10 away from a full tank.]
Non-ethanol gas is $3.59 here in NY, but the closest station that sells it is too far away to make it worth it.
[Hey, I can get you $3.07 here in Missouri! Come on over!]
Crude goes up and down, gas prices only go up.
[But you can always count on the DUmmies to be crude!]
Got gas yesterday--$2.95 gallon. Gas today? $3.10. Driving is a luxury. Eating is a luxury. My health insurance just went up--although not nearly as badly as some people's. Texas just raised the legal limits on liability insurance--so my car insurance went up. Only thing that hasn't gone up is the wages.
[The Obama Recovery continues!]
Profit, profit, profit, profit, profit, profit. . . .
[Imagine, people going into business TO MAKE MONEY!]
Just wait. It will be $5.00 in a week or so.
[WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Less driving! Gaia will be so pleased!]
Well...sit down on Mama's lap and I will tell you a story. Once upon a time, in a great land that everyone loved, there lived two kinds of bears. Democrat-bears and Republican-bears. The republican-bears were a nasty sort. They would take your food right off your table, invade your home and steal it for themselves, and then after they pillaged everything and broke everything, would point to the Democrat-bears and say "they did it!". The Democrat-bears were such awesome bears. They tried to make sure that everyone had their share, or at least enough to survive. They tried to make sure everyone had their own treehouse. They were very caring and sharing. Unfortunately, the Democrat-bears were too kind, to a fault. They would open their homes to everyone...including the nasty-republican bears. The republican-bears took great advantage of their kindness. They would take everything the Democrat-bears gave them...but they would always want more. So they lied and did everything they could to get close to the Democrat-bears. And some Democrat-bears (believing the best of everyone), took these republican-bears as their mates. So now, the two different kinds of bears have become almost the same. There really isn't any difference--but every now and then you will see a Democrat-bear that wasn't implanted with the poison republican-bear seed, and who is willing to try to fight the fights that his ancestors fought so well. However, they are losing the battle. BUT, if those pure Democrat-bears ever step back up--there will be food and houses and jobs for everyone--we will live happily ever after. But if they don't, we are destined to live in a land that is pillaged and raped by the republican-bears--and the happily ever after will remain only in the fairy tales.
[BEWARE THE BEAR--the nasty, raping, pillaging, poison-seed-implanting republican-bear!]
Start crying when it goes over $5 gal. Americans are paying way to little for gas compared to Canada and Europe.
[Yeah, get with it, you backward redneck Muricans! You need to suffer more, like your enlightened neighbors!]
I hope to see $6.00 a gallon. People drive less.
[Let's just outlaw driving and be done with it.]