Friday, April 22, 2011

$5.00 a Gallon Gas Prices

Here's the photo from last night, after getting gas at the California-Nevada state line. That's a first for me: $5.00 a gallon fuel prices. So I can tell you, it's not the "prospect" of $5.00 gas prices the president will face. He should be facing them right now, freakin' presidential asshat.

Faced with the prospect of $5-a-gallon gas this summer, President Obama said today his Justice Department is creating a team to "root out any cases of fraud or manipulation in the oil markets that might affect gas prices."

"That includes the role of traders and speculators," Obama said at a town hall-style meeting in Reno, Nev. "We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of American consumers for their own short-term gain."

"This gas issue is serious," Obama said, adding that the best solution is developing alternative energy sources.
Yeah, better hurry up with that. The White House itself is doing its best to deplete existing reserves. See Paul Bedard, "Earth Day Ends Obama's 53,300 Gallon Trip" (via Mememorandum and Doug Powers).


Kenneth Davenport said...

Oh, and he's going to cleanse the heavens, fix the oceans, restore hope to the world and bring peace to the Mid East. Oops! I mean, he's going to destroy the American economy, screw up health care, mess up Libya, do a half-assed job in Afghanistan and smoke cigarettes in Lincoln's bed. He'll probably burn down the White House. I must say, I'm just so excited we elected such an accomplished man to be our president! It sends tingles up my leg!

Bruce Hall said...

In anticipation of this development, we sold our old home, built a new one that is 2/3 the size, twice as energy efficient, located on a lake, and can keep the car in the garage most of the time because we are where we want to be... so I guess Obama got his way with screwing over everyone else.

But just to piss him off, I'll keep the natural gas fireplace running.

Bartender Cabbie said...

Say goodbye to the "economic recovery" (as if there ever was really one at all).

Dave said...

Affordable energy is one of the things that help fuel economic growth.

Obama knows this, which is why he is doing all he can to drive the prices up even further.

After all, somebody (who is not on the comrade Chairman's approved list) might actually become wealthy, and as we all know by now, that is simply not permitted in Obama's brave new Amerika.