$4.00

 

I paid four dollars a gallon for gas the other day. OK, it was $3.999, but why quibble over a tenth of a cent? A few months ago and $4.00 gas was pretty normal. Then prices were down in $3.25-3.35 range for a couple of months. Much higher than two years ago, but better than what we had in the spring.

Now, prices are on their way back up. President Biden and his campaign staffers (aka, the mainstream media) tell us that “greed” is the reason for high prices. The problem with that is corporate greed is pretty constant. It doesn’t ebb and flow.

Now with winter approaching, I see that heating costs are expected to be up by 25% this winter.  And my wife reminds me every week how much prices have gone up at the grocery stores. I am making as much as I did last year, but I am not as well off as I was then.

Anyway, I saw this sign on the side of the road today . . .

I know the “O” is supposed to be the old symbol for women (whatever that means today), but in this context, it kind of looks like a fist reaching into a womb to crush whatever is inside.

My question though, for those of us who will probably never desire to dismember a fetus, which sign should sway you more during this election. That one or this one?

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  1. AMD Texas Coolidge
    AMD Texas
    @DarinJohnson

    I vote for Brandon did this

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  2. Barfly Member
    Barfly
    @Barfly

    “I did that!” on purpose, with malice.

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  3. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    American women and allies?

    Can’t I just be my same old “Show me a nice lookin’ woman and I’ll show you a friend” self?

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  4. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Vance Richards: …in this context it kind of looks like a fist reaching into a womb to crush whatever is inside.

    This is perfect.  If I see anyone posting this online I am going to point out the violence in the imagery…it cannot be unseen.  But some women who have voted Republican for years are going to vote democrat this time around because of this.  Mmmmkay. 

    I say this while sitting and shelling dried beans from the garden.  We are going to be eating a lot of beans this coming year.  We’re having them tonight.  Thanks, Joe.

    Oh, and I was at the grocery store today to pick up milk.  An end cap featured varieties of Quaker Oats in the iconic round container…$8.89.  Eight dollars and eighty-nine cents for rolled oats.  Let’s Go Brandon.

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  5. Chuck Thatcher
    Chuck
    @Chuckles

    Vance Richards: I know the “O” is supposed to be the old symbol for women (whatever that means today) but in this context it kind of looks like a fist reaching into a womb to crush whatever is inside.

    Is that a BLM fist?

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  6. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    Funny you should post this. Every democrat political ad her in central NC is about abortion. Every. Single. One. (With one exception, Cheri Beasley acting like she cares about crime with some idiot sheriffs) I guess their polling tells them this will work. I hope their polling is wrong. Unfortunately, the lib females I know (all 3 of them) are voting for dems based solely on this issue.

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    One reason the gas prices are coming down, a little, temporarily, is because higher prices reduced demand.  Again, temporarily.

    “Biden policies” (what a joke!) aren’t directly responsible.

     

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  8. Vance Richards Member
    Vance Richards
    @VanceRichards

    Blondie (View Comment):

    Funny you should post this. Every democrat political ad her in central NC is about abortion. Every. Single. One. (With one exception, Cheri Beasley acting like she cares about crime with some idiot sheriffs) I guess their polling tells them this will work. I hope their polling is wrong. Unfortunately, the lib females I know (all 3 of them) are voting for dems based solely on this issue.

    It seems that their plan is abortion and saying “MAGA” a bunch of times. We will see soon if that works.

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  9. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    I love the way when Biden’s policies drive up prices across the board he mails out chump checks and acts like people should thank him.

    But the then again, maybe they will. That is our relationship to our government in a lot of ways. And some people are ‘winning’ at it.

    And you know what they say; there’s a sucker-fish born every minute.

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  10. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    It’s not Biden.  It is Democrat energy policies for the last 50 years.  Our world runs on cheap energy.  Everything they do to make energy not cheap takes money from the people.  Food from their mouths.  I do not care if energy is green, dirty, etc.  it needs to be cheap.  I do not understand how those that run this world do not understand that.  What they are doing is the thing of famines and wars.

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  11. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    It’s not Biden. It is Democrat energy policies for the last 50 years. Our world runs on cheap energy. Everything they do to make energy not cheap takes money from the people. Food from their mouths. I do not care if energy is green, dirty, etc. it needs to be cheap. I do not understand how those that run this world do not understand that. What they are doing is the thing of famines and wars.

    I’ve said for many years – decades really, by now – that the Left thinks they can do all kinds of stupid stuff that inevitably leads to bad outcomes, then just pass a law against the outcomes, and they’re in the clear.

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  12. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    It’s not Biden. It is Democrat energy policies for the last 50 years. Our world runs on cheap energy. Everything they do to make energy not cheap takes money from the people. Food from their mouths. I do not care if energy is green, dirty, etc. it needs to be cheap. I do not understand how those that run this world do not understand that. What they are doing is the thing of famines and wars.

    I’ve said for many years – decades really, by now – that the Left thinks they can do all kinds of stupid stuff that inevitably leads to bad outcomes, then just pass a law against the outcomes, and they’re in the clear.

    They have yet to be proven wrong in this thinking. 

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  13. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    @DonG

    Chuck (View Comment):

    Vance Richards: I know the “O” is supposed to be the old symbol for women (whatever that means today) but in this context it kind of looks like a fist reaching into a womb to crush whatever is inside.

    Is that a BLM fist?

    Standard Commie fist.   BLM uses it too (they are Marxists).    The woman symbol is a circle over a plus sign (sort of).  The turned the vertical of the plus sign into a Commie fist.   Communism is the deadliest idea of all time.

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  14. navyjag Coolidge
    navyjag
    @navyjag

    And I just paid $5.99 a gallon in San Fran. Not really. Got 20 cents a gallon off with the Safeway card.  Glad I only drive 100 miles a month. 

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  15. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    TBA (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    It’s not Biden. It is Democrat energy policies for the last 50 years. Our world runs on cheap energy. Everything they do to make energy not cheap takes money from the people. Food from their mouths. I do not care if energy is green, dirty, etc. it needs to be cheap. I do not understand how those that run this world do not understand that. What they are doing is the thing of famines and wars.

    I’ve said for many years – decades really, by now – that the Left thinks they can do all kinds of stupid stuff that inevitably leads to bad outcomes, then just pass a law against the outcomes, and they’re in the clear.

    They have yet to be proven wrong in this thinking.

    Well, it may keep them from being blamed for what they do, at least for now, but it doesn’t stop the results.

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  16. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    And the Roe symbol also looks like an upside down cross.  On that note, I was shocked at a recent visit to a very nice, large nationally known bookstore.  I saw quite a few calendars and journals whose title contained the F word……….the U had an asterick in it’s place like that changes anything.  I also saw the word that starts with S and means poop in the titles! Is this a thing?

    Also, there were several areas devoted to witches, the occult, spells etc. No it wasn’t just Halloween – I’ve seen these sections elsewhere.  

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  17. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby
    @FullSizeTabby

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    And the Roe symbol also looks like an upside down cross. On that note, I was shocked at a recent visit to a very nice, large nationally known bookstore. I saw quite a few calendars and journals whose title contained the F word……….the U had an asterick in it’s place like that changes anything. I also saw the word that starts with S and means poop in the titles! Is this a thing?

    Also, there were several areas devoted to witches, the occult, spells etc. No it wasn’t just Halloween – I’ve seen these sections elsewhere.

    Seems to be.  Looking for a birthday card at a major general goods store I had trouble finding one that wasn’t premised on vulgar bathroom humor or sexual innuendo. 

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  18. db25db Lincoln
    db25db
    @db25db

    I want to feel for you, but I paid $5.29 here in the Seattle area a couple days ago.  :)

    $4.00 still sucks.  Give me $2.50 back

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  19. db25db Lincoln
    db25db
    @db25db

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    It’s not Biden. It is Democrat energy policies for the last 50 years. Our world runs on cheap energy. Everything they do to make energy not cheap takes money from the people. Food from their mouths. I do not care if energy is green, dirty, etc. it needs to be cheap. I do not understand how those that run this world do not understand that. What they are doing is the thing of famines and wars.

    I’ve said for many years – decades really, by now – that the Left thinks they can do all kinds of stupid stuff that inevitably leads to bad outcomes, then just pass a law against the outcomes, and they’re in the clear.

    nailed it.

    There aren’t enough housing units to keep rents affordable.  I know, lets just restrict rental increases!  problem solved!  *democrat satisfactorily wipes hands together*

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  20. db25db Lincoln
    db25db
    @db25db

    kedavis (View Comment):

    One reason the gas prices are coming down, a little, temporarily, is because higher prices reduced demand. Again, temporarily.

    “Biden policies” (what a joke!) aren’t directly responsible.

     

    but this actually angers progressives, who believe fossil fuels are destroying the world.  In reality, it’s their elected leaders destroying their world (cities).

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  21. Charles Mark Member
    Charles Mark
    @CharlesMark

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy! 

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

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  23. Charles Mark Member
    Charles Mark
    @CharlesMark

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

    How so? 

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  24. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    And the Roe symbol also looks like an upside down cross. On that note, I was shocked at a recent visit to a very nice, large nationally known bookstore. I saw quite a few calendars and journals whose title contained the F word……….the U had an asterick in it’s place like that changes anything. I also saw the word that starts with S and means poop in the titles! Is this a thing?

    Also, there were several areas devoted to witches, the occult, spells etc. No it wasn’t just Halloween – I’ve seen these sections elsewhere.

    It seems to be that the people that think God is silly and anybody that believes in God is stupid.  Also believe in witches, wicca, crystals, pyramiads, the simulation and a bunch of other silly stuff.

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  25. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

    How so?

    Well, maybe because, to – for example – visit a relative in the US might require travelling up to 3,000 miles.

    The whole country of Ireland is only 171 miles across.

    Is it starting to get through yet?

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  26. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

    How so?

    Well, maybe because, to – for example – visit a relative in the US might require travelling up to 3,000 miles.

    The whole country of Ireland is only 171 miles across.

    Is it starting to get through yet?

    In Texas and other places out west 170 miles is the neihbor.  

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  27. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

    How so?

    Well, maybe because, to – for example – visit a relative in the US might require travelling up to 3,000 miles.

    The whole country of Ireland is only 171 miles across.

    Is it starting to get through yet?

    In Texas and other places out west 170 miles is the neihbor.

     

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  28. Charles Mark Member
    Charles Mark
    @CharlesMark

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

    How so?

    Well, maybe because, to – for example – visit a relative in the US might require travelling up to 3,000 miles.

    The whole country of Ireland is only 171 miles across.

    Is it starting to get through yet?

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the vast majority of Americans would choose an alternative means of travelling 3000 miles to visit a relative. I’d say  the cost of getting to work or getting the kids to school is a realistic comparator

    Anyway, I don’t see how living in a bigger country offsets the much higher price of fuel here. Surely it’s the cost per mile that counts? 

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  29. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

    How so?

    Well, maybe because, to – for example – visit a relative in the US might require travelling up to 3,000 miles.

    The whole country of Ireland is only 171 miles across.

    Is it starting to get through yet?

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the vast majority of Americans would choose an alternative means of travelling 3000 miles to visit a relative. I’d say the cost of getting to work or getting the kids to school is a realistic comparator

    Anyway, I don’t see how living in a bigger country offsets the much higher price of fuel here. Surely it’s the cost per mile that counts?

    You don’t get still that cost per mile matters a lot more when you have to go MORE MILES?

    Yes there are other means, but that’s not the main issue.  Aviation fuel costs money too.  Do people in Ireland often take air transportation from Limerick to Dublin?  And even if they do, that’s only about half the distance just from San Francisco to Los Angeles both within the state of California.

    Speaking of which, just the state of California is up to 1040 miles long and 560 miles wide.

    California alone is almost 6 times the size of Ireland.

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  30. Charles Mark Member
    Charles Mark
    @CharlesMark

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Charles Mark (View Comment):

    My most recent fill of diesel in Ireland cost the equivalent of €7.65 per gallon. You Yanks have it easy!

    Except the US is 140 times the size of Ireland.

    i.e., the entire landmass of Ireland is less than 1% of the US.

    It makes a difference.

    How so?

    Well, maybe because, to – for example – visit a relative in the US might require travelling up to 3,000 miles.

    The whole country of Ireland is only 171 miles across.

    Is it starting to get through yet?

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the vast majority of Americans would choose an alternative means of travelling 3000 miles to visit a relative. I’d say the cost of getting to work or getting the kids to school is a realistic comparator

    Anyway, I don’t see how living in a bigger country offsets the much higher price of fuel here. Surely it’s the cost per mile that counts?

    You don’t get still that cost per mile matters a lot more when you have to go MORE MILES?

    Yes there are other means, but that’s not the main issue. Aviation fuel costs money too. Do people in Ireland often take air transportation from Limerick to Dublin? And even if they do, that’s only about half the distance just from San Francisco to Los Angeles both within the state of California.

    Speaking of which, just the state of California is up to 1040 miles long and 560 miles wide.

    California alone is almost 6 times the size of Ireland.

    You have persuaded me that paying $7.65 per gallon is a great deal for us Irish people in our tiny little country. 

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