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It’s All Bush’s Fault…Part 3,568

This is Bush’s Fault…

Oil prices sank more than a dollar Wednesday to their lowest level in more than three months as robust U.S. inventories at the end of the summer driving season dulled bullish sentiment.

U.S. light crude for October delivery tumbled $1.10 to settle at $67.50 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier in the session, the front-month contract touched as low as $67.45, the lowest since May 22.

So is this….

Gas prices are continuing to drop. AAA Carolinas pegs the current average in Charlotte at $2.84. (The statewide average is $2.76, and it’s down to $2.63 across the S.C. border.) That’s still higher than drivers might like, but it’s well below the prices from most of the summer.

And this…

US employers added 128,000 jobs last month [August] while the unemployment rate fell a notch to 4.7 pct, the Labor Department said.

In July, the number of jobs added was revised to 121,000 from 113,000.

And since Bush is in control of the Worldwide Oil MegaCompany… this must be his fault, too.

An oil discovery by Chevron Corp. has bolstered prospects that petroleum companies will be able to tap giant reserves that lie far beneath the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil analysts and company executives said newly released test results from a well 175 miles off the coast of Louisiana indicate that the oil industry will be able to recover well more than 3 billion barrels, and perhaps as much as 15 billion barrels, of oil from a geological area known as the lower tertiary trend, making it the biggest addition to U.S. petroleum reserves in decades.

The upper end of the estimate could boost U.S. reserves by 50 percent.

“This looks to be the biggest discovery in the United States in a generation, really since the discovery of Prudhoe Bay 38 years ago,” said Daniel Yergin, chairman of the consulting firm Cambridge Energy Research Associates Inc.

Man, how can the dumbest President ever also be the most calculating and manipulative President ever?  Kind of like how can we have global warming when glaciers are melting AND growing?!?

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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  1. it must be from all of the oil that we got from the war with iraq bush put it in the gulf of mexico

    Comment by nuyorker — September 7, 2006 @ 9:16 am - September 7, 2006

  2. But what about ManBearPig? Come on, guys, I’m totally cereal!

    Comment by Al Gore — September 7, 2006 @ 9:20 am - September 7, 2006

  3. It’s all Rove –he did this just to “win” the elections in November! It’s disgusting when free markets refuse to cater to the partisan needs of Democrats… the Dems need –NEED– high gas prices, more deaths in Iraq, a couple of ICBMs shot from N Korea, the Bush girls to get drunk in public and for TonyBlair to be frog-marched out of #10 Downing Street as an Iranian informant in order to win in November.

    The Dems can’t survive as the Party of “Just Do No” anymore. Where are CindyZeroSheehan and MikeyMisfitMoore when they need ’em most?

    At the CountryBuffet food trough pushing SenatorStupidCowStabenow out of line. It’s criminal!

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 7, 2006 @ 10:04 am - September 7, 2006

  4. Meanwhile, in the land of Senators Carl Lenin and Dangerously Incompetent Debby and Governor Dingbat Granholm, Unemployment Hits 10.5%

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 10:05 am - September 7, 2006

  5. Dangerously Incompetent Debbie

    (rajian has argued furiously that this woman is not fat.)

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 10:10 am - September 7, 2006

  6. Michigan-Matt rants:

    … the Dems need –NEED– high gas prices, more deaths in Iraq, a couple of ICBMs shot from N Korea, the Bush girls to get drunk in public and for TonyBlair to be frog-marched out of #10 Downing Street as an Iranian informant in order to win in November.

    (rolls-eyes)

    Just as hysterical partisan hacks for the GOP such as yourself need for America to be constantly “under attack”, by terrorists, “activist judges”, homosexuals, immigrants, the IRS, Big Government, liberal elites, Hollywood elites, intellectual elites, secular humanits, the mass market media, and on, and on, and on…..ad nauseum.

    Remember the good old days when you could just blame everything on the communists?

    It may be different words, but both parties sing exactly the same tune

    PS:

    In 1998, when I bought my car new, it cost $13.00 to fill the tank. Now it takes $30.00. Spin that!

    …wait, I know, it must all be Clinton’s fault.

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 7, 2006 @ 10:51 am - September 7, 2006

  7. #6- Bet you enjoy those 6-10 dollar cocktails that used to be 3-5 dollars in 1998 too; oh, those 2.50-4.00 dollar cups of coffee from Star Bucks too.

    I want gasoline to go to $5.00 a gallon… and I will still vote Repbulican.

    Comment by Ed in Tampa — September 7, 2006 @ 11:08 am - September 7, 2006

  8. #6 – Wow, Gryph – not a single insult on your GP hosts!

    Your trademark personal attack is still there, but at least ‘muted’ to the extent of your not openly screeching names / profanities like all those times last week.

    Oh – hmm – could you be saving it up?

    P.S. I personally have no need to remember the good old days when you could blame everything on the Communists – since I’m living in the good NEW days where absolutely everything is the fault of (1) global warming, and/or (2) President Bush. 😉

    Comment by Calarato — September 7, 2006 @ 11:18 am - September 7, 2006

  9. Grampa’s comments illustrate Peter’s Principles of Politics #13: if it is good for America, it is bad for the demoncRATS.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 7, 2006 @ 11:31 am - September 7, 2006

  10. Gryph inadvertently demonstrates the main reason that Democrats can’t convince anyone they’re serious about security; namely, they rant how there really is no threat from terrorism and unsecured borders, but then they whine that the Bush administration hasn’t spent enough money on airport screeners, containerized shipping security, and protecting New York from terrorist attack.

    In short, they claim there is no threat while blasting Bush for allegedly not doing enough to defuse the threat.

    Puppets, all.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 7, 2006 @ 11:53 am - September 7, 2006

  11. #10: I know. The Democrats keep yammering that they want to go back to the Clinton years. So, what then, would that mean setting up a ‘Midnight Basketball for Terrorists’ program?

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 12:15 pm - September 7, 2006

  12. That, and slashing the US military’s readiness and equipment to the point where two men in a dinghy can cripple a US guided-missile destroyer.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 7, 2006 @ 12:38 pm - September 7, 2006

  13. NDT says:

    That, and slashing the US military’s readiness and equipment to the point where two men in a dinghy can cripple a US guided-missile destroyer.

    While the Clinton administration did in fact uphold and continue the large cuts in defense that Bush I implemented, (remember the “Peace Dividend”?), the Cole was vulnerable primarily due to human error, including a failure to follow pre-existing regulations on security, not due to a lack of equipment. The most advanced radar in the world can’t do a damn thing if a human being doesn’t flip the switch on.

    If you take a little trip around military portion of San Diego harbor today, you will find that the two main pieces of equipment used to safeguard ships from a similar attack is a pair of human eyes and a little rubber zodiac boat with cute armed men aboard.

    NDT Says;

    Gryph inadvertently demonstrates the main reason that Democrats can’t convince anyone they’re serious about security; namely, they rant how there really is no threat from terrorism and unsecured borders, but then they whine that the Bush administration hasn’t spent enough money on airport screeners, containerized shipping security, and protecting New York from terrorist attack.

    And NDT demonstrates perfectly why you can’t trust the GOP as being serious on security either. Their only goal is to discredit or blame everything on the Democrats in order to retain power, not improve national security. Blame, blame, blame, is the name of YOUR game.

    Peter:

    Grampa’s comments illustrate Peter’s Principles of Politics #13: if it is good for America, it is bad for the demoncRATS.

    If there were to be a repeat of 9/11 this coming Monday, it is primarily the GOP that would most likely benefit politically, as it did in 2001. You apparently would define this as “good for the country”, because at least it would keep the GOP in charge. (no matter how incompetent that leadership is) Not to mention morally degenerate.

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 7, 2006 @ 1:25 pm - September 7, 2006

  14. #13 – Gramps, knowing you and your leftist allies in both the MSM and blogosphere, I would think that YOU would be praying for a new 9/11 so you could (wrongly) point at the president and Congress and saying “it’s all your fault! You didn’t protect us enough!”

    Of course, as we all know, it is the demoncRAT party that “killed the Patriot Act.” (That is a direct quote from Harry Reid, December 2005, for our friend Fraulein Eva Brown Sockpuppet.) So who would rightly get the blame?

    And suffice to say, my maxim still holds true. You still would rather score political points over compromising the nation’s security. That is the problem with the RATS – they look upon governing the nation as their undisputed birthright like the old Soviet politburo.

    Heck, you even admit that 9/11 was a political coup for the GOP, instead of focusing on how it changed America and not the American political process.

    Remember the mantra of the Clinton regime: “Politics stops at the water’s edge.” Or does that only hold true for non-GOP administrations?

    Game, set, match. You lose.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 7, 2006 @ 1:59 pm - September 7, 2006

  15. While the Clinton administration did in fact uphold and continue the large cuts in defense that Bush I implemented, (remember the “Peace Dividend”?), the Cole was vulnerable primarily due to human error, including a failure to follow pre-existing regulations on security, not due to a lack of equipment.

    Um, no.

    Really, Gryph, you’re hitting bottom on that one. Slandering a commander who was found to have acted in a reasonable and appropriate manner in order to protect your Clintonista masters.

    Their only goal is to discredit or blame everything on the Democrats in order to retain power, not improve national security.

    Actually, you’ve got it exactly reversed.

    The GOP is the group that recognizes the threat that terrorists pose to the United States and is willing to act as necessary, including funding the military and homeland security.

    The Dems are the ones trying to discredit or blame everything on the Republicans — as you just illustrated with your smear of Commander Lippold.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 7, 2006 @ 2:10 pm - September 7, 2006

  16. Regular was down to $2.519 a gallon here in NJ yesterday…and expected to drop more today.

    “Gingrich-Lieberman 2008”

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — September 7, 2006 @ 2:16 pm - September 7, 2006

  17. Here in Houston, I’ve seen regular unleaded as low as $2.449 – and not cheapie rotgut Kroger or Wal-Mart gas, either. We’re talking Mobil Gas, honey.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 7, 2006 @ 2:31 pm - September 7, 2006

  18. Same here in Richmond, Virginia… $2.45 at Shell and Exxon, and that was before Labor Day weekend. I haven’t noticed what it has been in the last couple of days.

    Comment by Barry — September 7, 2006 @ 3:10 pm - September 7, 2006

  19. The Dems are the ones trying to discredit or blame everything on the Republicans — as you just illustrated with your smear of Commander Lippold.

    Let it be shown that I have not actually accused Commander Lippold of ANYTHING. This is yet just another typical response from the peanut gallery here. If I say something you don’t like, but are unwilling to face squarely, you manufacture an opinion, claim it is mine, and attack it instead. You guys use the same tactic on all dissenters from your sick narrow idealogical obsessions.

    However NDT, as long as YOU and only YOU have brought up the subject of Commander Lippold, I will point out that it certainly wasn’t the Democrats who denied him his promotion last month.

    http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2059541.php

    And if, BTW, IF the GOP cared so damn much about the military, then why did it cut funding in half for research into treatment of War-related TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury?

    In case your partisan-addled consciousness wasn’t aware of it. TBI is the “signature” wound of soldiers from the Iraq conflict. Mainly due to the concussive blast of IEDs, which cause the brain to swell. (Hearing loss is also a common ailment).

    Yet your never-saw-pork-it-didn’t-like GOP-controlled Congress cut funding from 14 million to 7 million this year. And keep in mind that even 14 million is just enough to pay for about 14 researchers and supporting framework such as lab equipment etc.

    But my goodness, the GOP must be just SO serious about the WOT. Not to mention the Bush Pentagon:

    USA TODAY:

    The center has clashed with the Pentagon in recent months over a program to identify troops who have suffered mild to moderate brain injuries in Iraq from mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and roadside bombs — the most common weapons used by insurgents.

    Preliminary research by the center shows that about 10% of all troops in Iraq, and up to 20% of front line infantry troops, suffer concussions during combat tours. Many experience headaches, disturbed sleep, memory loss and behavior issues after coming home, the research shows.

    The center urged the Pentagon to screen all troops returning from Iraq in order to treat symptoms and create a database of brain injury victims. Scientists say multiple concussions can cause permanent brain damage.

    The Pentagon so far has declined to do the screening and argues that more research is needed.

    Research that of course the Bush Administration knows their fellow GOP buddies in Congress won’t fund.

    Message from the GOP and Bush to the troops: F*** You!

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-08-08-brain-center_x.htm?csp=34

    http://ptsdcombat.blogspot.com/2006/08/cuts-to-vet-brain-trauma-funding.html

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 7, 2006 @ 3:21 pm - September 7, 2006

  20. Interesting how ‘Independent’ Gryph always attacks Republicans and always defends Democrats, and always attacks Bush and always defends Clinton. How independent!

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 3:28 pm - September 7, 2006

  21. Let it be shown that I have not actually accused Commander Lippold of ANYTHING.

    Mhm. I quote:

    While the Clinton administration did in fact uphold and continue the large cuts in defense that Bush I implemented, (remember the “Peace Dividend”?), the Cole was vulnerable primarily due to human error, including a failure to follow pre-existing regulations on security, not due to a lack of equipment.

    Furthermore, I am interpreting this according to your rule, which is that, when people on the ground (or deck in this case) screw up, it’s not their fault; it’s their commander’s fault. You have made a name for yourself here screaming about how the fact that Abu Ghirab and other abuses came about cannot be blamed on the soldiers on the ground, but on the fact that their commanders, all the way up to the top, did not give good enough orders and thus are to blame.

    Therefore, you have directly accused Commander Lippold.

    And what I find is funny is that you are now insisting that it was wrong to deny him a promotion — after your argument that it was his human error that led to the Cole being bombed.

    In my opinion, Warner, for reasons known only to himself, is acting like an ass on this. Lippold was not at fault; his hands were tied by pandering Democrats who demanded that the military not defend itself even when attacked.

    But, Gryph, in order to criticize Warner’s decision, you need to admit that Lippold was not at fault — and if you continue to insist that he was, then you cannot criticize Warner’s decision.

    And if, BTW, IF the GOP cared so damn much about the military, then why did it cut funding in half for research into treatment of War-related TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Let me draw your attention to another quote in the first article you cited, Gryph:

    The Brain Injury Center, devoted to treating and understanding war-related brain injuries, has received more money each year of the war — from $6.5 million in fiscal 2001 to $14 million last year. Spokespersons for the appropriations committees in both chambers say cuts were due to a tight budget this year.

    In short, funding has increased every single year. Even with the cut, it’s still more than the research was getting in fiscal 2001 — the last year the Clintonista budget was in place.

    And again, the old hypocrite Gryph comes out — the one who whines about Republicans spending too much, but then goes apocalyptic when they don’t spend more, even though what they’re spending now is greater than the amount that was spent when Dems were divvying out the money.

    In short, Gryph claims the Dems are supporting the troops when they give less than $6.5 million, but claims the Republicans are telling the troops “F*** you” when they give MORE than $6.5 million.

    In short, Gryph’s only rationale for anything is, “Democrat GOOD, Republican BAD”.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 7, 2006 @ 3:50 pm - September 7, 2006

  22. #20 – Yeah, V.

    And his logic and assumptions are so poor, they fall apart practically on their own. Worth the trouble of refuting?

    I mean, who can’t see through his many bad assumptions embedded in #13 and #19?

    Thus, he ends up either essentially saying nothing at all, or (at best) screaming into a mirror – revealing the twists in his psychology, far more than his intended target’s.

    Comment by Calarato — September 7, 2006 @ 3:56 pm - September 7, 2006

  23. On the other hand V – witnessing the picking-apart can be fun.

    Comment by Calarato — September 7, 2006 @ 4:00 pm - September 7, 2006

  24. Uh oh. Seth’s going to be condescending to Patrick for using caps inappropriately!

    #19:

    Let it be shown that I have not actually accused Commander Lippold of ANYTHING.

    However NDT, as long as YOU and only YOU have brought up the subject of Commander Lippold, I will point out that it certainly wasn’t the Democrats who denied him his promotion last month.

    Comment by Dalebert — September 7, 2006 @ 4:13 pm - September 7, 2006

  25. #23: Yawn… yeah, I’m just waiting for the Gryph to use the “I criticize Democrats on other blogs” defense.

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 4:29 pm - September 7, 2006

  26. Dear Patrick,

    I’m sorry that your rage against the military leadership, our troops, the Bush Administration, your President’s effort to bring democracy and stability to Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as America’s and the Free World’s combined effort to take the battles in the WOT to the terrorists’ home court is such cause for venom on your part.

    I think it would be far better if you took some time to reflect on the notion that patriotism begins in the heart, that part of our civic duty is to work within the system and political parties for change rather than to impotently rage against perceived slights by ‘da Man (as you have done here repeatedly) and to find some saving Grace in your soul that God put there years and years and years ago –and which you’ve seemed to forgotten or ignored.

    It is not hard to leave the vindictive, venomous world of the Democrat Plantation. You just put down your VictimHoodCard and exit stage Right… stage Left is kind of packed with loonies these days.

    You can do it, Patrick. I know you can. Dare I wirte it? WE know you can.

    It’s just a question of taking that first foot step… slide the walker forward… take another. Leave the Plantation today, Patrick.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 7, 2006 @ 4:30 pm - September 7, 2006

  27. VdaK, I forgot how “fat” isn’t a politically correct term. But here are three recent shots of Senator DebbieStupidCowStabenow that prove that fact in… um…. abundance?

    http://www.e-guana.net/organizations/org/Clinton-Stabenow-2-1.jpg

    http://www.macombdaily.com/images/lead_image/8335_512.jpg

    http://www.roadandtravel.com/celebrities/images/stabenow_autoshowfuelcells.jpg

    She was supposed to have gone to a FatFarm in the UP but it didn’t work… the WhippeyDip was only a block away and Tuesday-Saturday nights were DairyDoesABodyGood Nites.

    So, the new strategy –since dieting didn’t work too well– is to put her alongside others who will allow her to win the beauty contest

    http://www.lakemichigan.org/news/img/CherylSenStapbenow.jpg

    or make her look “trim” by comparison

    http://www.nationalgrange.org/legislation/flyin/Cong%20Visits/NGLegFlyIn2005thumb.jpg

    And the final step is to start circulating her 1980-era Michigan House of Representative photo…

    http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/news/2000/02/images/Stabenow.gif

    Never has one person given so much for so little. You gotta admit, “feeding at the public trough” has worked like a charm for her.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 7, 2006 @ 4:51 pm - September 7, 2006

  28. Question for Michigan Matt, I usually don’t get personal but I’ve seen your Senator Debbie S. lately….why doesn’t she swing her arms when she walks?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — September 7, 2006 @ 5:36 pm - September 7, 2006

  29. #28: I don’t know, but I heard that Dangerously Incompetent Debbie was trying to cross Woodward Avenue, a car swerved to go around her, and ran out of gas.

    And rajian doesn’t think she’s fat. rajian also thinks Bush is incompetent and Ned Lamont is a centrist.

    I think since the moonbats sense victory within their grasp, their insanity is exploding, first, we had feminist nutjob Germaine Greer claiming that Steve Irwin’s death was vengeance for the animal kingdom, and then
    Cindy Sheehan admits she fantasized about murdering Bush as an infant (She should get together with toddler-threatening uber-moonbat Deb Frisch, they would have so much to discuss).

    And nowThis article led me this website:Moonbats Against Self-Defense

    Gryph, rajian, Kevin and sean are in such good company.

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 5:47 pm - September 7, 2006

  30. Let run a little “Hypocrisy Test” shall we?

    In # 26 Michigan-Matt pontificates in his normal more-righteous-than-thou manner:

    It is not hard to leave the vindictive, venomous world of the Democrat Plantation.

    And yet in the post right after.., #27, Mr. Michigan-Matt, (hence-forth to be known as Little MIss Forked Tongue ) spews out the following bile:

    VdaK, I forgot how “fat” isn’t a politically correct term. But here are three recent shots of Senator DebbieStupidCowStabenow that prove that fact in… um…. abundance?

    Sorry, but I happen to think that calling someone Senator DebbieStupidCowStabenow is, even by the relaxed moral standards so eminently displayed by MM, St. Caralato of the blogs, etc. indeed most decidedly “vindictive, venomous “. Just as Little MIss Forked Tongue describes it.

    You have failed the hypocrisy test Little MIss. Of course, its not as if that is of any great surprise.

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 7, 2006 @ 6:01 pm - September 7, 2006

  31. When we say that lefties live in denial of reality, we’re not kidding. The denial of the reality that Dangerously Incompetent Debby looks like a Zeppelin in a Plus Woman pantsuit is just another example thereof.

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 6:12 pm - September 7, 2006

  32. Is Debbie’s first name “Little”?

    Comment by Tom — September 7, 2006 @ 6:21 pm - September 7, 2006

  33. It all makes sense to me now. I can see the world through the eyes of a liberal.

    Bush stole the 2000 election.

    Ken Blackwell conspired with Bush to steal the 2004 election.

    John Kerry was a great war hero.

    Robert Byrd is the conscience of the Senate.

    Bush went to war in Iraq for no good reason.

    The WTC was destroyed by controlled demolition.

    Debbie Stabenow isn’t fat.

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 6:31 pm - September 7, 2006

  34. Let’s remember the silver lining of oil price increses boys and girls. When oil goes and stays over $70/barrell the sand oils of Canada become profitable to refine – as much or more oil than Saudia Arabia has! There’s oil in our front yard AND our back yard. Sorry Dems, I know this is just more reason for you to be gloomy. But I choose to be happy – Hooray Chevron, hooray Canada!

    Comment by Dave — September 7, 2006 @ 7:14 pm - September 7, 2006

  35. And, don’t forget, the shale oils in Colorado.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 7, 2006 @ 7:21 pm - September 7, 2006

  36. It all makes sense to me now. I can see the world through the eyes of a liberal.

    Bush stole the 2000 election.

    Ken Blackwell conspired with Bush to steal the 2004 election.

    John Kerry was a great war hero.

    Robert Byrd is the conscience of the Senate.

    Bush went to war in Iraq for no good reason.

    The WTC was destroyed by controlled demolition.

    Debbie Stabenow isn’t fat.

    Don’t be silly, I certainly don’t believe any of those things, and I don’t even know who Stabenow is. But I do know ““vindictive, venomous “ rhetoric when I see it. After all, you guys are such an endless fount of that sludge.

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 7, 2006 @ 7:33 pm - September 7, 2006

  37. “But I do know ““vindictive, venomous “ rhetoric when I see it.”

    Of course you do, Gryph.

    Of course.

    As previously documented, you’ve shown many times that it’s your personal expertise… and preference.

    Comment by Calarato — September 7, 2006 @ 7:36 pm - September 7, 2006

  38. Vindictive, Venomous rhetoric like maybe “Get rid of these idiots and replace them with people who have brains and who are not afraid to use them. “ – Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 3, 2006 @ 2:12 pm

    Ah, the sweet, sweet reek of self-righteous hypocrisy.

    Comment by V the K — September 7, 2006 @ 7:39 pm - September 7, 2006

  39. Or the stuff linked in the brief/incomplete catalog I whipped up before. (http://gaypatriot.net/?comments_popup=1621#comment-100983 …link I gave in #8 was broken)

    Comment by Calarato — September 7, 2006 @ 7:48 pm - September 7, 2006

  40. My last one tonight – Back on the topic of gas prices:

    My memory says that a few months ago, our Kos Moonbat contingent were positively gloating over the prospect of $4/gallon prices – like it had already happened.

    I spent a minute in the search facility, didn’t come up with much, but did get this example.

    Unfortunately, the moonbat in question signed off in spectacular fashion (such as even Gryph would envy) and is not around – that I know of – to acknowledge his mistake.

    But I’m sure he was using some lefty talking points memo and our other moonbats can fill in for him.

    On to Lamont’s election victory! 🙂 (Lamont won, right?)

    Comment by Calarato — September 7, 2006 @ 9:44 pm - September 7, 2006

  41. V the K:

    Ah, the sweet, sweet reek of self-righteous hypocrisy.

    You are smelling yourself again dearie.

    I, unlike some such as St. Caralato of the Blogs, have never claimed to be anything other than a troll. Which is what I am. I live under an actual bridge in fact. I have no problem with the designation.

    My problem with you and the St. and MIss, is simply that if anyone happens to not approve of something the GOP or its darling little boy are doing, the only explanation you are willing to subscribe to is that they must be some agent of KOS or some other liberal org.

    The concept that someone could actually disagree with what the President and the GOP are doing without being a member of either party isn’t one you can even comprehend. Its either A or B, Black or White, or Blue or Red with you. No grey, no nuance, no moderations. Your brains are so polarized that you probably don’t even need UV protection at the beach. That will be SPF zero for you.

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 7, 2006 @ 10:08 pm - September 7, 2006

  42. While I’m personally happy that the price of gas has gone down (I paid $2.47/gallon today), I’ve never understood why the high price of gas was an argument against the Republicans. Democrats should cheer high gas prices. If you want to discourage the use of fossil fuels and dependence on foreign oil, the best way to do it is to raise the price. Higher gas prices spur the growth of cheaper, less polluting alternatives (hybrids, mass transportation, whatever).

    Comment by John in IL — September 7, 2006 @ 10:37 pm - September 7, 2006

  43. #34: “When oil goes and stays over $70/barrell the sand oils of Canada become profitable to refine”

    Maybe, maybe not. See http://tinyurl.com/z6xq7 One of the problems with oil sands and shale oil is the EROEI (energy return on energy invested) which hovers between 1 and 3 – anything below 1 means you have to put more energy in than you get out. I remember in the 1970’s that people were touting shale oil if the price of conventional oil went and stayed above $30/bbl; now the magic number seems to be $75 to $100. At some point of course, it will likely be viable but not before we have some serious price spikes in conventional oil that will be painful.

    Comment by Ian — September 8, 2006 @ 12:36 am - September 8, 2006

  44. Vote Santorum!!!

    Comment by sean — September 8, 2006 @ 2:21 am - September 8, 2006

  45. How about that veto in CA? After the elected officials of a state pass a law, it gets bounced by that good governor. Those activist legislators must be stopped, eh?

    Comment by sean — September 8, 2006 @ 2:24 am - September 8, 2006

  46. #41: So, once again, the old reliable Sullivan/Kos talking point that anyone who doesn’t call the president ‘Chimpy McHitlerburton’ and buy into every crackpot conspiracy theory that foams up from the septic tank of the left is a mindless robot who never criticizes the president.

    Except that we have repeatedly criticized Bush’s reckless spending, his signing of campaign finance reform, his nomination of Harriet Miers, his pro-Amnesty position on illegal immigration, his dangerous open borders policy, and many other policies.

    It is, in fact, the left who can not criticize the leadership of their Cult of Personality, as evidence by the recent campaign of intimidation against ABC for daring to put out a program critical of Clinton’s terror approach. A program that apparently put just as much blame on Bush, but you didn’t hear any whining and seething about that.

    Like I said. There’s reality, and then there’s Gryph [and the rest of the left wing asylum] … and never the twain shall meet.

    Comment by V the K — September 8, 2006 @ 5:47 am - September 8, 2006

  47. And now, congressional democrats are threatening ABC’s broadcast license if they show ‘The Path to 9-11.’ Will there be outcry over this blatant attempt at intimidation and censorship from the free speech left? I doubt it.

    Comment by V the K — September 8, 2006 @ 6:19 am - September 8, 2006

  48. Patrick, it’s not hard to just walk off the Democrat Plantation. You can do it… heck, you could even be the “hero” you always wanted to be in the service by leading all the lower-case-clan and the sockpuppet raj/Ian/blah off the Plantation. Put down the talking points and get up, walk off.

    You can do it, Patrick. We know you can. Take a step, move the walker… make sure the tennis balls on the back legs clear the threshold. You can do it, Patrick. Be a hero to someone on the GayLeft today and help them find salvation.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 8, 2006 @ 8:46 am - September 8, 2006

  49. Patrick, it’s not hard to just walk off the Democrat Plantation. You can do it… heck, you could even be the “hero” you always wanted to be in the service by leading all the lower-case-clan and the sockpuppet raj/Ian/blah off the Plantation. Put down the talking points and get up, walk off.

    You can do it, Patrick. We know you can. Take a step, move the walker… make sure the tennis balls on the back legs clear the threshold. You can do it, Patrick. Be a hero to someone on the GayLeft today and help them find salvation.

    What? And turn into someone that thinks like you guys? What a stomach-churning, revolting idea.

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — September 8, 2006 @ 11:27 am - September 8, 2006

  50. #47 – Talk about trampling on the First Amendment. Since when does an ex-impeached-president have that kind of power over a television network?

    Can you imagine the moonbat explosion if someone from the present administration tried to STOP a made-for-TV movie from being aired? They would be going bonkers!

    Ironically enough, the Clintonistas are demanding “honesty” from a network that is depicting their own DISHONESTY (see Monica Lewinsky, Filegate, Impeachment, Berger Pants-Stuffing et al). Now that is rich.

    And in a further twist that will cause the DNC to implode, the same people who are urging ABC to kill the 9/11 drama are the same ones who sanctioned the fictionalized and libelous “Reagans” miniseries on CBS (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/CA334711.html).

    I saw a moonbat bumper sticker that said “Give me back my civil rights.” Now we know who took them – the Clinton regime.

    ABC = All Because of Clinton

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 8, 2006 @ 12:49 pm - September 8, 2006

  51. Grampa: “What? And turn into someone that thinks like you guys? What a stomach-churning, revolting idea.”

    Yeah, my sentiments exactly. The thought of you actually getting a brain and a conscience is enough to make me want to puke, too. Then you’d be much more dangerous than you are now.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 8, 2006 @ 12:50 pm - September 8, 2006

  52. “What? And turn into someone that thinks like you guys? What a stomach-churning, revolting idea.”

    Yeah, thinking about issues and forming rational, fact-based opinions is hard. It’s much easier just to emote and spew, isn’t it, Gryph?

    Comment by V the K — September 8, 2006 @ 1:29 pm - September 8, 2006

  53. Sorry Patrick, but VdaK and Peter nailed ya’ roundly on the forehead.

    You had the opportunity –it’s disappointing you continue to serve radical GayLeft partisan interests so willingly.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 8, 2006 @ 4:28 pm - September 8, 2006

  54. in rural Pennsylvania gasolines $2.52. Each ten cent drop in gas prices is worth 2% for Santorum. 3 more debate performances by Casey like last weeks equals victory for principled Rick Santorum.
    Yeah it is interesting that Republicans are hurt by high gas prices when it’s the Dems who do everything they can to raise em and keep em high.Lack of drilling. 40 fuel blends. Push for BTU taxes and as much as 50cent a gallon further taxes. Question: if gasoline falls to $2 by election day will Gore HRC Reid actually suggest a tax increase?

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — September 8, 2006 @ 9:53 pm - September 8, 2006

  55. #54 – Not unless the RATS have a political death wish.

    As I’ve always said – if it’s good for America, it’s bad for the RATS. I hear that the Reid/Pelosi/Dean faction is waiting for another terrorist attack to boost their own ratings. I hope it’s only a rumor.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 9, 2006 @ 3:18 pm - September 9, 2006

  56. #55: It amuses me that you refer to the minority party as ‘Rats,’ because where I went to high school, ‘rats’ was the slang expression for losers and burnouts… i.e. the Democrat Base.

    Comment by V the K — September 9, 2006 @ 4:39 pm - September 9, 2006

  57. RIGHT!! HA-HA LOL. THEY [LIBERAL-DEMS] ALWAYS SOUND LIKE WHINELESS-SPINELESS LITTLE BABIES. IT’S ALL BUSHES FAULT!! WAH-WAH!!

    Comment by Brandon Paul — September 9, 2006 @ 6:20 pm - September 9, 2006

  58. #57 – Actually, BP, the demoncRATS always sound like “whineless-spineless little babies.” Because they mistakenly believe that ultimate power in the government is their birthright, they will never be content with being the MINORITY party in the US government.

    And yes, in the case of them being so whiny about their status in DC, yes – it is Bush’s fault. And Rove’s. And the electorate’s. Because we all see them for what they are – scribes, Pharisees and hypocrites.

    Checkmate.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 10, 2006 @ 12:30 pm - September 10, 2006

  59. We used to hear the Libs say they wanted gas taxed all the way up to $6 a gallon, which they said would force people to drive less and use public transportation more. This would decrease pollution “just like in Europe.”

    Then when gas climbed to $3 a gallon they complained that it was “hard on working families” and a big conspiracy between Bush and the oil companies. I didn’t hear even one Lib say, “Yeah but guys, think about the lowered emissions if people start driving less” because they were all too busy criticizing the Bush administration.

    Comment by Conservative Guy — September 11, 2006 @ 3:26 am - September 11, 2006

  60. #59 – Good point! In fact, wasn’t it Algore who expounded on that theory?

    Of course, he was also the same person who insisted that people who earned $250,000 a year could be considered “millionaires” after 4 years of earning that same wage. I guess he forgot that even with a quarter-million a year tax free, there would still be consumption…

    Stupid is as stupid does.

    Regards,
    Peter Hughes

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 11, 2006 @ 11:39 am - September 11, 2006

  61. It all makes sense, CG and PH, if you look at it from this perspective: Dem policies are meant to make people dependent on government.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 11, 2006 @ 12:28 pm - September 11, 2006

  62. Today the Dow closed up 101.25 (.9%), NASDAQ up 42.57 (2.0%) and oil fell to $63.75 – with predictions of crude futures as low as $50 or LESS.

    Any guess as to why the libtards are wailing in their hairshirts and gnashing their teeth? Could it be because the ECONOMY IS BOOMING?

    Peter’s Principle of Politics #13 – If it’s good for America, it’s bad for the libtards.

    Bank on it.

    Regards,
    Peter Hughes

    Comment by Peter Hughes — September 12, 2006 @ 6:18 pm - September 12, 2006

  63. Here in Michigan, in my neighborhood, gas prices are now down to $2.24/gal –its got the Left whistling “I Left My heart in SF”.

    I love taking our Hummer with the Bush sticker to the pump, filling it up while whistling “Happy Days are Here Again” and watching scorn fill the faces of my FarLeft friends and neighbors at busy gas station on the corner. Curious enough, we’re the only home in our neighborhood that flies an American flag. Hmmm.

    I wish we had two Hummers some days.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — September 14, 2006 @ 11:16 am - September 14, 2006

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