Friday, April 28, 2006

Ladies and Gentleman...step right up and place your bets

If you thought the Dubai port deal marked a record high in Washington cynicism, think again. Nothing can match the spectacle of politicians scrambling for cover during a spike in gasoline prices. And this time the panderfest has gone all the way to the Oval Office. President Bush has joined the braying congressional hordes by ordering the Energy and Justice departments and the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into possible gasoline price fixing.

What a disgrace.

Precisely 10 years ago (April 29, 1996) as gas prices reached a shocking $1.27 a gallon, President Bill Clinton ordered his Energy and Justice departments to launch investigations to find out why. In my column that week, I offered a wild guess as to why: "supply is down and demand is up." I offered Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and Attorney General Janet Reno a $100 bet (I roll high on sure things) that their million-dollar probes would do nothing more than confirm my hunch

Comments:
the politics revolving around this gas issue are disgusting. even the republicans are pandering for votes by calling for probes and asking for a $100. check? whatthe hell is that? i thought that only dems would give hand outs. cut the fed tax on gas instead for a the summer, that would help more.

i liked your comment on nicolemart. it is right (heard rush talk about it too).

the american public is so fickle and have short attention spans. at least iraq is not the hottest problem with this country anymore.
 
DavidU:

I had to stop in this morning before work.

"Or maybe I’m just thinking too much into it, and we are all going to die in the next two years in nuclear war between Iran and Israel. Either way I still have to go to work tomorrow :)"

I can't tell you how many times I have wanted to say just that. I laughed so hard when I read your comment this morning. Made my day!!

I truly appreciate your objectivity on matters and your realistic and positive attitude towards life.
 
RW,

Gas is too high but a $100 rebate? That is not a good one. Too much like a handout.

ml's blog is nothing but a festering liberal site now. Really getting to be a bother.

To cheer up I went back to the Viking Kittens. They are so cute. Glad you brought them back. I had missed them.
 
Add selling defense contracts to Dubai to the list. W sold out a Savannah, Ga. company this morning.
 
getalife,

Selling "defense contracts"??? That wouldn't be a tiny mis-characterization now would it?
 
hello rw and friends. how was the golf course? see any old men in plaid pants?

what kinds of crazy things you boys got going on tonight?
 
dd,

I thought you got lost so I just cracked open your last beer. Wanna share it?
 
gawd dangit, pass it over - always to the left, you know. ha ha.
 
dd,

Sorry for blowing right past your questions. Someone once referred to golf as a good walk spoiled, as much as I walk I prefer the golf diversion.

No old guys in plaid pants. They play so early they are called "dew sweepers."

So what about the Fujiaki family?
 
oh yeah, my blog...well m said that i shouldn't leave the links up for too long because we were stealing band width and people would be mad. so she was showing me how to change the code on that one page and the whole thing just freaked. it started locking up and we wound up with some japanese-american family reunion. they seemed like nice folks, but i don't think they wanted a devil doll around. so we dropped it real fast. then we erased the code stuff and nothing happened - we waited hours. finally we just deleted the thing. m thinks we may have a virus or something. she did her computer magic and it seems to running good now. remember when i got a porn site for getalife - i think it was on our end.
 
where are you bud? i don't have much time left. i got to put on the face and find some shoes. i think we're going to decatur.

yeah, you know the joke...dick hater. lol. i thought you'd appreciate that. ha ha.
 
all right, dude. the cab will be here soon. got to run. i still want to talk about this pee trough thing.

i might try my blog again this summer when things slow down. i don't have time to blog every day. sad but true. have a good night and tell david u and getalife for trying to help out woth the blog. take care.
 
dd,

Sorry! have fun in dick-hater. I left you trough information in all kinds of places.
 
I see you're trying to steal my gas thunder, huh? I should have known!
 
Nicole,

It was so much fun at your place, why shouldn't I steal it?

It's not like there aren't 18 links to your site here. ;-)

Sorry about the dust-up at your place, I'm not very passive at times.
 
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