Jeff Stahler for February 25, 2012

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    Noveltman  about 12 years ago

    Look over there!! Aaah! High gas prices! Must be the Democrats fault. Please don’t look into this. Oh wait, we rely on Republican voters, they don’t look into anything.

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    michae7983  about 12 years ago

    I hate to tell you this but our gas prices are the fault of the oil companies shutting down refineries for the last 20-30 years, not the president and his policies. Now they are saying that they don’t even want to refine oil at all. Soon we will be importing gas instead of oil. And before you flame me, I don’t care for either party, they are all crooks.

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    rockngolfer  about 12 years ago

    The problems are traders, speculators, and fear.Congress partisanship and obstructionism plays a part, too.

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    Motivemagus  about 12 years ago

    And let us not forget that oil is becoming increasingly scarce. Petroleum was first discovered in the US oozing from the ground — in Pennsylvania! Now we are going farther, drilling deeper, working harder, and spending more money to get oil. It is a limited resource, which is one reason to start conserving it and moving on to other sources of power.

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    avarner  about 12 years ago

    The last siege it was the Dems saying “We can’t drill our way out of this. It will take 4 years until we get any oil.” Well, it’s been 4 years…And they are still using the same line today. I guess they want us all driving electric (coal fired) cars…Anyhow, I’m sure this is actually Bush’s fault.

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    Sportymonk  about 12 years ago

    This is why I opposed the pipeline they wanted to build, it does nothing but reinforce our dependence upon oil. Apparently we will never make serious gains on moving away from oil until we reach some climatic event whether it be the price of oil or something else. Honda and Mercedes currently have hydrogen fuel cell cars in this country that produce zero emissions, just water vapor. That is part of the future solution, not finding or drilling more oil.

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    yohannbiimu  about 12 years ago

    Here’s what the Wall Street Journal has to say on the subject (read and weep): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203918304577241623995642182.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

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    yohannbiimu  about 12 years ago

    I’ll just add that Obama himself said that his cap-and-trade policy would cause energy prices to “necessarily skyrocket.” Those words came out of his own lips. NOW he’s saying that gas prices are simply an indication that our economy is “strengthening.” How much “strength” will the economy have when gas prices exceed $5 per gallon, and that causes everything else to skyrocket? In reality, we are in the beginning of our death throes.

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    eepatt  about 12 years ago

    @ howie: You continue to amaze me with your drivel. I don’t know if you intentionally lie or just do not know any facts. Obama has greatly increased leases for drilling on public lands during his administration. Our demand for petroleum in this country has declined, but prices go up because of speculation in oil futures. We are currently exporting petroleum products and the pipeline is designed to get tar sands oil to the gulf coast where it will be refined and EXPORTED. The oil companies shut down refineries and still get a multibillion taxpayer handout. Then they raise prices. And this is all Obama’s fault? Who pays you to submit such nonsense?

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    yohannbiimu  about 12 years ago

    That’s another thing that sticks in my craw, about the government buying up so much land that can never be used for its natural resources. We could be completely energy independent today, if it weren’t for progressive/collectivist politicans using OUR money to screw us with.

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    avarner  about 12 years ago

    “Who pays you to submit such nonsense?” Ha! now there’s a quote..

    There appear to be quite an increase of "Truth Squad " posters from the White House basement on these toon sites. Problem is they need to get them some logic and fact training.The public is fully awake and the “blame everyone else” is not gonna work anymore. And BTW, Bush was a lousy president. but this guy is 10X worse…..

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    justdaveL  about 12 years ago

    I price of oil has not gone up… The value of the dollar has gone down.Couldn’t have anything to do with the National Debt increased from 8 trillion to 12 trillion under Ol’Balmy’s “Economic Recovery”? Now could it?

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    Spyderred  about 12 years ago

    The elephants must have a play book with a big chapter called “Lies to Tell”. It follows the chapter called “There’s a Republican Sucker Born Every Moment”, the requisite being to never research anything she or he hears on Faux News or from Rush.

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    Dreamcat  about 12 years ago

    You are ALL right. Oil companies suppress any progress into alternate energy sources because it cuts into their profit margin. Speculators drive up the prices because it gives them bigger profits. The Dems and Reps all have their fingers in oil company profits. Don’t you all realize the one common factor here? WE are their cash cows. WHATEVER they do, ultimately comes out of our pockets. Wake up people, our politicians and policy makers are running amok and we are the heirs to the giant mess they’ve created. There will never be reform because the ones who could do it, are the very ones who profit from leaving things alone.

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    CasualBrowser  about 12 years ago

    What about the one in Yuma, Arizona, and the one in South Dakota? Those are new, why aren’t you counting those?

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    CasualBrowser  about 12 years ago

    Is it a lie because you have some facts to refute, or because you said so?

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    Nebulous Premium Member about 12 years ago

    How can it be a lie that demand for petroleum has dropped?Obama is killing off American businesses by throwing money at them, at least 10% of the population is out of work. Nobody can afford to buy gas. Demand is Down!!A local gas station on a major intersection has had a drop of 30% in gas sales this year. That’s measured in gallons, not necessarily in dollars. Demand is down, but the prices keep going up.

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    Dtroutma  about 12 years ago

    Exactly WHAT have Obama’s policies, which now have production from domestic “federal sources” at record production levels, done to increase gas prices?? The Keystone pipeline is about more product for export. Opening up more off shore, WITH regulatory environmental oversight, and licensing Shell’s drilling in the “risky” arctic does WHAT from this administration to raise prices?? They have their permits to drill in the Gulf. Thousands of leases and drill permits aren’t even being used!

    Of course, “big oil” is already predicting shutting down their refineries for “retooling” or other excuses to drive prices up. Speculators ARE indeed going crazy again, on the price of crude, which WILL BE PAID TO BIG OIL! They pay themselves for drilling, for shipping (think Exxon Valdez), refining, and shipping out to the stations, many of which they own and lease out. Exactly where in the production equation do oil companies “lose”? Oh, right, in the U.S., they pay from nothing to around 8% on their profits, where, as in African nations and elsewhere, they pay up to and over 40% tax on INCOME!

    The elephant in the ‘toon is simply a filthy, lying, pig, willing to eat it’s own young!

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    pirate227  about 12 years ago

    One trick elephant.

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    CasualBrowser  about 12 years ago

    Wait, I’m a “lib”? How so?

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    Ketira  about 12 years ago

    @motivemagus – you’ve hit that nail on the head all right! Problem is, the CEOs behind Big Oil want to stay in power, and they’ve been doing a “pro Oil” ad campaign for at least a year now. “Better technology”? HA. I’d rather find alternate ideas than beat an already-dead horse to die another death.

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    avarner  about 12 years ago

    Moderators, is ‘clueless jerk’ acceptable language?

    Just asking…. :O)

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    avarner  about 12 years ago

    When you lack credibility, the personal attacks come out – I guess.

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    spiritoflionelhutzlives  about 12 years ago

    …folks, we have met the enemy and it is us…

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    Yassir Thasmebebbi  about 12 years ago

    Hasn’t anyone noticed that in the months before a presidential election, if the incumbent is a Democrat, gas prices rise, and if the incumbent is a Republican, they don’t?

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    Dtroutma  about 12 years ago

    Is “thin-skinned twit censor” acceptable language?

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