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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:29 PM
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Bush warns Americans against letting lower gas prices make them complacent

http://www.team4news.com/Global/story.asp?S=5531917&nav...

Bush warns Americans against letting lower gas prices make them complacent

ST. LOUIS President Bush says he's glad the price at the pump has dropped -- but he worries about the effect that'll have on the American psyche.

Bush told an energy conference in St. Louis he's worried cheaper gas prices will make the nation "complacent" when it comes to supporting alternative energy sources.

Bush says he won't let the lower prices dim his enthusiasm for encouraging use of those sources.

He says one reason for diversifying from oil is for national security -- noting America gets oil from "from some countries that don't particularly care for us."


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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:30 PM
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1. The only psyche he needs to worry about is his own...
because the man is pure batshit nuts.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:31 PM
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2. Treats us like we're children.
Dumbass.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:33 PM
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3. A real president would have encouraged people to save energy
a long time ago. I guess his friends must be getting into the green business. Now, he cares about it.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:19 PM
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22. Then Carter was our last real President...
I'm excluding Clinton from my criticism because he did so many things right, but we've had a bunch of Herbert Hoovers since Carter. Reagan convinced us we did not have to conserve because goddamnit, we're AMERICANS.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:33 PM
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4. He SO lacks credibility
... that when he does say something correct, he's transparently unbelievable.

Low gas prices this week are depressing sales of alternative energy, and presumably investment as well.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:33 PM
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5. Pardon me, but . . .
Just what in the fuck is Bush talking about? "Complacency" because gas prices went down? Most of the people who broach the subject with me, even the most apolitical ones, immediately follow up with a comment on the political timing of the drop in gas prices. Everyone I've talked to seems to take it as an article of faith that gas prices are going to jump back up to $3 a gallon and more come November 8, and they'll really spike if the Democrats get control of either the House or the Senate.

"Complacent"; jeez, is that the word of the day at Merriam-Webster or something?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:21 PM
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25. They'll rise if GOP, drop if Dem.
Big Oil will be sitting in front of a committee with teeth if the gouge continues.
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lakemonster11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:33 PM
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6. Ummm...they're not that low.
In fact, they're still ridiculously high compared to when he took office.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:34 PM
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7. Reverse energy psychology won't work HERE, your HINDASS...........
as soon as the '06 elections are over, oil and gasoline prices will rise sharply thanks to your 'kissing cousins' in OPEC.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:34 PM
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8. Nasty perverse little f@cker is smirking over THAT remark, to be sure.
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BlueInPhilly Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:36 PM
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9. It's just a preemptive strike
when gasoline goes up to $5/gallon on November 8th! At least he can say he warned us!
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:36 PM
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10. Don't worry at least not until after the election-Then they'll find excuse
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 02:39 PM by LaPera
to make up for lost time. Prices will go way up...Gouging is the only way to keep BushCo & the oil companies enjoying record profits.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:36 PM
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11. Does he really think we don't know the price is going
up again the day after the elections? How much will depend on how it turns out. $.50 to $.75 per gallon if the Repubs keep their majority with increases of at least $.03 per day after that for at least a month. $1.00 to $2.00 per gallon if the Dems win with $.25 per day after that for at least a month.

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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:37 PM
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12. Well, of course.
We know perfectly damn well they're low now because of his pre-election arrangement with the Saudis and they'll go right back up after 11/7. Duh!

:silly:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:45 PM
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13. First of all, regarding bush* lecturing ANYONE on ANYTHING I say
FUCK OFF you idiot*!

Secondly, seeing that pic made me think of something. It was widely reported that until the little turdboy* stole the Presidency he hadn't been out of the US to other than Mexico. Then with all his gaffes and foibles regarding protocol since then, this fucker* sure seems to know the Saudi protocol of meeting this dude and the hand-holding etc.

Hmmmmmm.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:47 PM
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14. 1.88 for a gallon of gas is unacceptable GWB 1998
I would release the strategic oil reserves and drill in the gulf and alaska to get more oil. This is before he threatened to "jaw bone" OPEC.
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ramapo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:47 PM
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15. He actually said something sensible!
I even agree with him. Holy batshit...
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:54 PM
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16. If I wanted a lecture..
from a half witted asshole drunkard, I'd talk to my ex. Now shut up!!!!!!!!!

Left of Cool
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:57 PM
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17. Gee, you don't say?.......
"He says one reason for diversifying from oil is for national security -- noting America gets oil from "from some countries that don't particularly care for us." "

Who knew??? The man's a frickin' genius, I tell you.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:00 PM
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18. how would i become 'complacent' anyway?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:01 PM by maxsolomon
keep building highways? keep developing the exurbs?

you can't get complacent when you're culture is collectively delusional & in denial.

stop projecting you buffoon.

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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:06 PM
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19. I thought The Onion came out on Wednesdays.
Wait. You mean this is REAL?

:wtf:

mikey_the_rat
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:10 PM
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20. That's all nice but............
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:12 PM by butlerd
WHEN has he ever seemed to care about alternative energy sources? Does he plan on asking Cheney to head up another closed-door "Energy Task Force" to address alternative energy sources that would lessen our dependence on (foreign) oil and save us from becoming "complacent"? I didn't think so (I'll believe it when I see it). :eyes:
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:17 PM
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21. If he cares so much about our psyches...
RESIGN!!!
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:07 PM
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23. For once Dubya is correct:
lower gas prices should not make anyone complacent enough to vote GOP.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:16 PM
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24. In what universe
was * ever touting alternative fuels?

:crazy: MFscker.
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:52 PM
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26. Get ready to worry right after November.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:54 PM
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27. Guess he'll have to raise them after the election...
so we don't get complacent.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 04:59 PM
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28. Sounds as if that is exactly what he is preparing us for. It is called
"innoculating" himself on the issue. When gas prices rise after the election, he can say, "See, I told the 'merican people not to get complacent." Makes it all ok and he hopes people will not look too closely. Besides, by that time he will probably be beating the war drums against Iran so people will be distracted anyway.
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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:06 PM
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29. What he is really saying is, 11/8/06 gas will be $3.50
He does not care if we are complacent, he does not care if we support terrorist regimes, he is only caring about power. And if he thinks $0.10 is what it will take to keep that power in Washington he would do it. Once the election is over, he will have the Congress for the rest of his time in office. But he needs those enablers, rubber stampers there.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:12 PM
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30. hey Jr. the extra cash is helpful.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:13 PM
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31. I so hate his arrogant lectures---day after day!
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:14 PM
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32. There's a movie coming out about a comic becoming Pres and now...
the pRes thinks he's a comic! :rofl:

Sheesh...does ANYONE think the price WON'T go back up? :argh:
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 05:15 PM
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33. You gotta be kiddin me
but an effin clue nitwit!

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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:42 PM
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34. Hmmm....this tends to have an underlining meaning of a threat!!
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DawnneOBTS Donating Member (374 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:57 PM
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35. I think it's more like...
...he's saying, if we don't vote the Dubya way, BushCo will make sure that we pay through the nose for gasoline. Let's face it, that's what he's gonna do-rip us all off as much as he can while he can.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:20 PM
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36. On Election Day 2000, two year rolling average gasoline price was $1.25
per gallon, up about $0.15 from the beginning of the Clinto era and since then it's increased steadily. Today's two year rolling average gasolice price is about $2.35 per gallon, up about $1.10 from the beginning of the :crazy: era.
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