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The Political Eye Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:43 PM
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Gas Prices: Another Bush-Cheney Headache
Edited on Sat May-15-04 04:52 PM by The Political Eye
Gas Prices are at 23 Year High

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A28215-2004May...
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scottcsmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:54 PM
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1. I wonder what they'll blame it on?
Certainly not on Bush administration policy. I'm sure pundits will find a way to trace it back to Bill Clinton.
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Mithras61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:55 PM
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2. Oh, this one is TOO easy...
they'll blame it on al quaeda terrorists operating in Iraq and bombing the oil pipelines.
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blackcat77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:04 PM
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3. Yeah, but that won't work either
It's just going to remind people of the disaster of Bush's War.
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Mithras61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:05 PM
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5. Nonononono!!!!!!!
The war isn't a disaster! Didn't you hear? The Iraqi PEOPLE still love us, it's just a few terrorists and insurgents!

</sarcasm>
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physioex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:05 PM
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4. Noooo its Kerry's fault....
After all 6 years ago he supported legislation to increase the gas tax....
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:52 PM
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11. You are ALL wrong!!!!!
Edited on Sat May-15-04 05:52 PM by CatWoman
Clinton's dick blew up all the refineries, hence the high gas prices.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:54 PM
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13. The Clenis wreaks havoc on the world economy
Film at 11.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:11 PM
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6. They Can't
Without explaining what is happening to the 7 Million generated per day through Iraqi oil sales.

Come to think of it, they don't now...!
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:17 PM
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7. Well, I've been reporting gas prices from Orlando and...
yesterday I pulled into my favorite Shell station. The price posted on the pump for regular unleaded was $1.889 and as I was filling my tank, the attendant was changing the sign to read, $1.969. I thanked him for not changing the pump price first. He laughed and said, "We'll get you next week!" On the Florida turnpike last evening the gas was already posted at $2.129 for regular unleaded.

I know these prices are lower than many places around the country, but the trend everywhere is for prices to continue to climb. I have already adjusted my driving to minimize what I do and where I go on weekends. For a state like Florida which relies heavily on tourist travel, this is going to impact that industry this summer when many of our visitors come by car. Airline package deals are getting more expensive also.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:35 PM
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14. In NE Penna
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is running around $1.959 per gallon for regular.....today's price locally. Who knows what it will be up to by Monday.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:25 PM
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8. I thought Bush was gonna "jawbone" with OPEC countries ...
to get the prices lowered. That was his exact terminology during the campaign. At the time, he was criticizing Clinton when gas was about $1.25. A lot of foolish people believed idiot Bush, and his plans to "jawbone" to get prices down. More "plain speaking" from the illiterate fraud.
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:30 PM
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9. Seems to me they and their friends will be lining their pockets
Edited on Sat May-15-04 05:32 PM by Dover
with the profits from this hike, so maybe this news is actually bittersweet.
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:52 PM
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17. true, maybe they have written off *
and figure, what the hell, let's steal as much as we can before November by gouging the working class.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:44 PM
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10. guess Prince Bandar really has no pull for the bush clan
or since it was proven he was messing with US politics, he got his hands tied?
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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:54 PM
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12. $2.20/gallon here north of Chicago. It was just $2.04 2 weeks ago.
It's amazing how quickly it's climbing.
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:41 PM
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15. Bush/Cheney headache?...........DREAM ON!!!!!
They will rape the public of every last penny
till some one stops them.

And who is it gonna be?

Right now they're laughing all the way to the BANK!!!

Hoodlums run amock!!!
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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:41 PM
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16.  "I think you'll see $50 a barrel," Mr. Pickens said, "before you see $30.
Pickens, an oil speculator, said he thinks we will not see $30 a barrel oil ever again. Current price on Friday is $41.73 - highest ever price.
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Moderator DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:33 PM
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18. Locking
Headline does not reflect the article title.
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