Another Sign That Joe Brandon Is Jimmy Carter’s Second Term

 

Stagflation: Check. Russians invading a neighboring country: Check. Terrible music and fashion: Check. Energy Crisis: Check. Brother/Son of President is a sleazeball: Check. And now… gas rationing

CEO of United Refining Co., John Catsimatidis said Wednesday the East Coast may experience diesel rationing and shortages this summer, Bloomberg reported.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see diesel being rationed on the East Coast this summer,” said Catsimatidis during a phone interview, the outlet reported. “Right now inventories are low and we may see a shortage in coming months.”

Catsimatidis claimed that there won’t be a shortage of regular gasoline, but prices would soar to record highs.

Gas rationing was floated by Ted Kennedy in response to the oil crisis of the late 1970s

Edward M. Kennedy’s presidential campaign may be headed, as some polls suggest, straight for oblivion, but along the way an unusual political achievement ought to be noted: He is getting people to stand up and cheer for gasoline rationing.

Since Monday, when Kennedy suggested that the government require Americans to cut gasoline use by 25 percent, he has presented the idea to big-city audiences in New York and Philadelphia and to small towns all over New Hampshire and Maine.

Most of the time, the proposal is greeted with applause and shouts of approval.

Gas rationing appears to be playing better here in New England’s version of Peoria, in fact, than the other major domestic proposal Kennedy raised Monday — wage-price controls.

Note: Liz Warren and other Democrats are also calling for price controls. The rhyme scheme of history strikes again. It is weird how people like Brandon and Warren … who are definitely old enough to remember how disastrous these policies were on the first go-around … are so eager to try them again.  Of course, Brandon probably does not remember. 

Oh, and Brandon is also cancelling oil drilling leases in Alaska and  the Gulf of Mexico. But at least he’s upholding the rule of law, right?

Oh… never mind.

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  1. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    Is there an anti-nuclear movement now?   I can’t tell.

    Biden is worse.  I don’t remember empty shelves in the 70’s.  Also, Jimmy Carter never raped an intern.

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  2. Seawriter Contributor
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    Yes, but no mean tweets.  I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets. 

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  3. Mark Camp Member
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    Politicians impose a foolish economic policy because the majority clamor for it.

    Why do the majority always clamor for foolish policies?  Don’t they remember the last time a similar policy was tried, and what the bad economic data were afterward?  Don’t they know history?

    Because they are uneducated, yes, yes, and no.

    If the majority are uneducated, then they don’t know any history, even if they remember dates and data.

    It applies to education in all disciplines, not just economics.

    If you know the dates and data of the battles of a past war, but are uneducated, then you don’t know military history, and will clamor for foolish military policies.

    To apply the lessons of history, you must know historical facts.  Events, dates, data.  But then you must use your ability to think–your education–to understand what happened in the past.

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  4. Buckpasser Member
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    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Politicians impose a foolish economic policy because the majority clamor for it.

    Why do the majority always clamor for foolish policies? Don’t they remember the last time a similar policy was tried, and what the bad economic data were afterward? Don’t they know history?

    Because they are uneducated, yes, yes, and no.

    If the majority are uneducated, then they don’t know any history, even if they remember dates and data.

    It applies to education in all disciplines, not just economics.

    If you know the dates and data of the battles of a past war, but are uneducated, then you don’t know military history, and will clamor for foolish military policies.

    To apply the lessons of history, you must know historical facts. Events, dates, data. But then you must use your ability to think–your education–to understand what happened in the past.

    Good thing we always elect people smarter than we are.

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  5. Doctor Robert Member
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    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Politicians impose a foolish economic policy because the majority clamor for it.

    Why do the majority always clamor for foolish policies? Don’t they remember the last time a similar policy was tried, and what the bad economic data were afterward? Don’t they know history?

    Because they are uneducated, yes, yes, and no.

    If the majority are uneducated, then they don’t know any history, even if they remember dates and data.

    It applies to education in all disciplines, not just economics.

    If you know the dates and data of the battles of a past war, but are uneducated, then you don’t know military history, and will clamor for foolish military policies.

    To apply the lessons of history, you must know historical facts. Events, dates, data. But then you must use your ability to think–your education–to understand what happened in the past.

    No, cunning politicians impose a foolish economic policy because the majority is tuned out.  If we had demonstrations in Lafayette Park every day with drums banging and people shouting and Biden hung in effigy, this would end.

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  6. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    Mark Camp (View Comment):

    Politicians impose a foolish economic policy because the majority clamor for it.

    Why do the majority always clamor for foolish policies? Don’t they remember the last time a similar policy was tried, and what the bad economic data were afterward? Don’t they know history?

    Because they are uneducated, yes, yes, and no.

    If the majority are uneducated, then they don’t know any history, even if they remember dates and data.

    It applies to education in all disciplines, not just economics.

    If you know the dates and data of the battles of a past war, but are uneducated, then you don’t know military history, and will clamor for foolish military policies.

    To apply the lessons of history, you must know historical facts. Events, dates, data. But then you must use your ability to think–your education–to understand what happened in the past.

    No, cunning politicians impose a foolish economic policy because the majority is tuned out. If we had demonstrations in Lafayette Park every day with drums banging and people shouting and Biden hung in effigy, this would end.

    Nah, if we did that the authorities would unleash  a police riot that would make what MacArthur did to the Bonus Army look like Saturday in the Park.

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  7. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Yes, but no mean tweets. I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets.

    Yep.

    Of course they do.

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  8. Retail Lawyer Member
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    I recall, during the Carter years, the government trying to allocate diesel fuel to only “critical users”.  It turned out that all diesel fuel was consumed by critical users.  If diesel fuel gets rationed we are all going to feel it in many ways, fast.

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  9. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/new-mom-baby-formula-shortage-uncertainty-panic-fear-jenna-stocker

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  10. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Yes, but no mean tweets. I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets.

    Yep.

    Of course they do.

    NTDS

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  11. Seawriter Contributor
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Yes, but no mean tweets. I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets.

    Yep.

    Of course they do.

    NTDS

    National Trauma Data Standards indeed.

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  12. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Yes, but no mean tweets. I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets.

    Yep.

    Of course they do.

    NTDS

    National Trauma Data Standards indeed.

    Never Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Akin to GRDS, and TDS.

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  13. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    I agree with 99% of this post, but have to disagree about the Carter-era music.  The late 1970’s had some great stuff.

    Victor Tango Kilo: Note: Liz Warren and other Democrats are also calling for price controls.

    Is there any economic policy so stupid this woman will not sign up for it?  How does this crackpot keep getting elected?

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  14. Hang On Member
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    At least Jimmy Carter was a decent human being. I’d never say that about Biden. 

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  15. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    I agree with 99% of this post, but have to disagree about the Carter-era music. The late 1970’s had some great stuff.

    Yeah, we had a whole thread on that recently.

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  16. Bishop Wash Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Yes, but no mean tweets. I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets.

    Yep.

    Of course they do.

    NTDS

    You’ve said that you’d vote for Biden over Trump in 2024 so you’re willing to put the country through pain rather than the peace and prosperity of Trump. That points quite well to the thought you think this pain is worth it. If after seeing Biden destroy the country isn’t enough for you to regret your vote, Seawriter is correct.

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  17. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    But with Biden, this all on purpose — not incompetence.

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  18. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Now that I think about it more, it really isn’t fair to Carter to make Biden out to be a carbon copy of him.  Biden’s policies are substantially further left than Carter’s.  I am not an admirer of Jimmy Carter, but he deserves credit for deregulating a variety of industries that in part helped create the economic expansion that bloomed under Reagan. Biden makes Carter look like a genius.

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  19. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Proud Biden votes must be so proud.

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  20. Seawriter Contributor
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Yes, but no mean tweets. I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets.

    Yep.

    Of course they do.

    NTDS

    National Trauma Data Standards indeed.

    Never Trump Derangement Syndrome. Akin to GRDS, and TDS.

    So what you are saying is if Trump gets the Republican nomination in 2024 and Biden gets the Democrat nomination in 2024 you will vote for Trump. If not, it is not deranged to call you out. Biden is less competent than Trump, more corrupt than Trump, and more willing to violate the Constitution than Trump. Not by small margins, either. 

    Anyone not willing to vote for Trump under those circumstances really does prefer the US suffer great damage and pain rather than see Trump as President. Which means my statement is not deranged, but rather based in reality.

    So, Gary, let us know. Given a choice between Trump and Biden, who would you chose to vote for? You can kind of, sort of make the Alex Baldwin argument that you didn’t know the gun was loaded when you voted for Biden in 2020. If you vote for him in 2024 my only conclusion is that it is a rice bowl issue. The worse the economy is the better business is for family law lawyers. And let the country burn.

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  21. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Yes, but no mean tweets. I am sure the Never-Trumpers feel all this pain is worth it so we don’t have to experience mean tweets.

    Yep.

    Of course they do.

    NTDS

    National Trauma Data Standards indeed.

    Never Trump Derangement Syndrome. Akin to GRDS, and TDS.

    So what you are saying is if Trump gets the Republican nomination in 2024 and Biden gets the Democrat nomination in 2024 you will vote for Trump. If not, it is not deranged to call you out. Biden is less competent than Trump, more corrupt than Trump, and more willing to violate the Constitution than Trump. Not by small margins, either.

    Anyone not willing to vote for Trump under those circumstances really does prefer the US suffer great damage and pain rather than see Trump as President. Which means my statement is not deranged, but rather based in reality.

    So, Gary, let us know. Given a choice between Trump and Biden, who would you chose to vote for? You can kind of, sort of make the Alex Baldwin argument that you didn’t know the gun was loaded when you voted for Biden in 2020. If you vote for him in 2024 my only conclusion is that it is a rice bowl issue. The worse the economy is the better business is for family law lawyers. And let the country burn.

     He’s already told us what he will do he will vote for Joe Biden over trump. He will vote for anybody but Trump and has said so.

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  22. Seawriter Contributor
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
     He’s already told us what he will do he will vote for Joe Biden over trump. He will vote for anybody but Trump and has said so.

    If that is true, then he cannot claim I am suffering from Never-Trump Derangement Syndrome. Any more than I am suffering Putin Derangement Syndrome for calling out Putin for invading Ukraine. It is a derangement syndrome if there is no rational reason for your beliefs and actions and one’s behavior is irrational and destructive. Like voting for Biden over Trump in 2024 because you don’t like Trump.

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  23. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    He’s already told us what he will do he will vote for Joe Biden over trump. He will vote for anybody but Trump and has said so.

    If that is true, then he cannot claim I am suffering from Never-Trump Derangement Syndrome. Any more than I am suffering Putin Derangement Syndrome for calling out Putin for invading Ukraine. It is a derangement syndrome if there is no rational reason for your beliefs and actions and one’s behavior is irrational and destructive. Like voting for Biden over Trump in 2024 because you don’t like Trump.

     The truth is Gary has constantly accused anybody who being for Trump of being in a Cult. He is unrepentant is his proud vote for Biden. 

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  24. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Never Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    seems redundant;)

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  25. Concretevol Thatcher
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    Isn’t it incredible how many similarities there are???   God willing we are on the cusp of a Reagan administration right?  lol   You think they are going to drag the Misery Index back out again?  

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