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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 03:32 PM
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9. Short answer- One is backed by BIG OIL, the other isn't.
BIG OIL and its supporters control the media. One administration insanely appeals to vanity and excess, the other to prudence, planning and conservation.

Greed is good, don't you know? Now lets go steal some oil.
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  -Why did Carter take so much heat for Gas Prices and not Bush? Quixote1818  Aug-21-05 03:27 PM   #0 
  - setup  Raster   Aug-21-05 03:28 PM   #1 
  - Carter is a Dem. The media was controlled by the RW then also. n/t  bribri16   Aug-21-05 04:15 PM   #26 
     - and the texas, white boy, republican, petroleum mafia was in bed  Raster   Aug-21-05 04:50 PM   #34 
  - Gas lines are easier to show on TV  democracyindanger   Aug-21-05 03:29 PM   #2 
  - The RW machine was behind the complaining  melody   Aug-21-05 03:30 PM   #3 
  - There isn't shortage now as the there was during Carter  illflem   Aug-21-05 03:30 PM   #4 
  - Was that Carters fault? nt  Quixote1818   Aug-21-05 03:31 PM   #6 
  - Not at all, but the public likes to blame someone  illflem   Aug-21-05 03:43 PM   #20 
  - Yeah, but it seems to me that it would should make people mad at Bush  ComerPerro   Aug-21-05 05:18 PM   #36 
  - My memory is tricky as well  Ravenseye   Aug-21-05 03:31 PM   #5 
  - UNLIMITED GAS SUPPLIES?????  discerning christian   Aug-21-05 03:52 PM   #22 
     - Editing problem!!!  discerning christian   Aug-21-05 04:01 PM   #24 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-21-05 04:27 PM   #27 
     - EXCUSE ME!!  discerning christian   Aug-21-05 04:38 PM   #30 
        - I never accused you of being a freeper.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-21-05 04:45 PM   #31 
           - I 'm sorry,  discerning christian   Aug-21-05 05:16 PM   #35 
              - It's all good.  Starbucks Anarchist   Aug-21-05 05:24 PM   #37 
                 - Love ya brother!! and Thank you !!  discerning christian   Aug-21-05 05:44 PM   #38 
     - comments (since you asked):  troubleinwinter   Aug-21-05 06:49 PM   #42 
     - Not really sure what of my message you're responding to  Ravenseye   Aug-21-05 07:31 PM   #44 
     - PLEASE,PLEASE, PLEASE,  discerning christian   Aug-21-05 10:51 PM   #56 
     - God will fill up the oil fields  goddess40   Aug-21-05 07:43 PM   #46 
  - Yes. He got ripped.  charlyvi   Aug-21-05 03:31 PM   #7 
  - remember the anger when Carter said we should turn off the Xmas lights??  bobbieinok   Aug-21-05 03:56 PM   #23 
  - people ridiculed him for turning down the heat in the WH  Lisa   Aug-21-05 04:36 PM   #29 
  - Because the first energy crisis kicked in under Nixon  Pigwidgeon   Aug-21-05 03:32 PM   #8 
  - Short answer- One is backed by BIG OIL, the other isn't.  Al-CIAda   Aug-21-05 03:32 PM   #9 
  - Bingo Al-CIAda! Great name too! n/t  Talismom   Aug-21-05 03:36 PM   #12 
  - You are correct---  MoJoWorkin   Aug-21-05 03:35 PM   #10 
  - Yes, America IS that stupid. If hand holding and 9.11 protection of Saudis  Al-CIAda   Aug-21-05 03:38 PM   #15 
  - One is a Repug and one is a Dem....which one do you think the  movonne   Aug-21-05 03:36 PM   #11 
  - Because Bush is the Second Coming of Christ, silly!  kestrel91316   Aug-21-05 03:36 PM   #13 
  - The Iran hostages  Alcibiades   Aug-21-05 03:38 PM   #14 
  - Why, Because Shrub Campaigned on Personal Responsibility  UTUSN   Aug-21-05 03:38 PM   #16 
  - You would think they would love him  NoMoreMyths   Aug-21-05 03:38 PM   #17 
  - Carter was/is a polite, liberal gentleman.  EST   Aug-21-05 03:40 PM   #18 
  - Carter instituded price controls  LiberalArkie   Aug-21-05 03:42 PM   #19 
  - That's the way I remember it too  SheWhoMustBeObeyed   Aug-21-05 03:49 PM   #21 
  - Gee -- that would put Carter and NIXON in the same category  johnfunk   Aug-21-05 04:50 PM   #33 
  - Several reasons are my guess  fujiyama   Aug-21-05 04:10 PM   #25 
  - cuz * is a WAR PRESIDENT  BeyondThePale   Aug-21-05 04:31 PM   #28 
  - ^^^ The answer.  antiwarwarrior   Aug-21-05 07:51 PM   #48 
  - Jimmy Carter, State of the Union Address 1980  NoMoreMyths   Aug-21-05 04:45 PM   #32 
  - Yeah and while there were 50 hostages being held under Carter  Horse with no Name   Aug-21-05 06:04 PM   #39 
  - the usual reich-wing-controlled media n/t  wli   Aug-21-05 06:12 PM   #40 
  - Adjusted for inflation, December 1979 oil was $97/barrel  Egalitariat   Aug-21-05 06:21 PM   #41 
  - They said that would equal about $3.00 a gallon today. Right now here in  Quixote1818   Aug-21-05 07:00 PM   #43 
  - Do you have a link for that figure? It seems to get higher and higher.  robertpaulsen   Aug-21-05 07:40 PM   #45 
     - I heard it was the equivalent of around $3.00 a gallon. We are almost  Quixote1818   Aug-21-05 07:47 PM   #47 
     - Here ya go  Egalitariat   Aug-21-05 08:10 PM   #49 
        - Wow, in 99' Gas was the cheepest it had ever been  Quixote1818   Aug-21-05 08:16 PM   #50 
        - Yeah, no kidding. Things were good back then, huh?***  Egalitariat   Aug-21-05 08:38 PM   #51 
        - Thanks. I'm sure we'll get there this winter or 2006 at the latest.  robertpaulsen   Aug-21-05 08:47 PM   #52 
  - I was driving then and I ask the same question now. I think Carter  genieroze   Aug-21-05 08:53 PM   #53 
  - Bush is taking heat for it. Look at his poll numbers.  newportdadde   Aug-21-05 09:20 PM   #54 
  - I probably should not chime in--  R. A. Fuqua   Aug-21-05 09:27 PM   #55 
 

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