Gas prices? Oil company greed, and worth it if needed to support Ukraine.
Weird, I was expecting her to write something completely conspiratorial, not something sensible.
I’ve been making this point for awhile, here at GC and elsewhere. Reasonable people see my point. Unreasonable ones prefer not to.
Yep. But also the oil companies.
Highest inflation in 40 years.
Highest corporate profits in 50 years.
but that’s just a coincidence.
“Our homes aren’t being bombed by a foreign invader.”
Give it time. At the current pace you may not have to wait long.
We’ve had a real problem with the attitude towards women in politics here in Oz. And also school students ‘striking’ and protesting about inaction on climate change. Our esteemed Prime Minister dismissed all their concerns by telling the protesters (of both sexes) that they should be grateful they don’t live in Afghanistan. Whaaa???
That’s my view. Yeah gas prices suck all to hell, but it’s a minor inconvenience at the end of the day. There are alternative modes of travel we can do (public transportation, car-shares, etc). Not having our homes look like ground zero is also a plus.
But we are being invaded by foreign invaders that we call illegal immigrants.
Can’t @JoeBiden help American farmers plant extra wheat NOW to stop ANOTHER Russian famine in #Ukraine?
@ZelenskyyUa : “Shut up, Vlad. You lost. Now get out of OUR Ukraine.”How do you say #RememberMariupol in Ukrainian?
Bozo Putin : “Is not war crimes. Is potato.”
The war in Ukraine is just an excuse to raise fuel prices. We are being conned yet again.
Those ("Our homes aren’t being bombed " and “Have a peaceful day.”) are both nice sentiments. It’s great to “count your blessings”. It does not mean that high gas prices are strictly the result of (or is the price we have to pay for) supporting Ukraine against Russia/Putin.
Perspective is important.
I don’t like rising prices any more than the next person, but it’s all about perspective, isn’t it? And don’t get me started on the right-wing idiots who are laying everything at the President’s door as if he could magically fix it if only he’d… do something? It’s a complex, scary situation that could be resolved if a certain Russian whack job was an actual human being with, I don’t know, empathy? Compassion? Decency? rather than the desire to build an empire only he wants for whatever reason…
Yet, give Biden time.
Simple solution. Declare war and attack the Russians that are bombing Ukraine. Gain and maintain air superiority and tell Putin…..“Go ahead…use just one nuclear weapon and the next one will be dropped on Red Square!” To defeat a bully you have to be ready to kick his ass! Negotiations have failed. The world knew a year ago Putin was massing troops and negotiators didn’t stop him from invading. When….and at some point it will happen…the world realizes that Putin is Hitler reincarnated they will decide then to go to war.
Thank you, Wiley.
Oh good grief.High gas prices are NOT because of putin. They went up before he invaded.
So paying more for gas keeps us from being invaded?WOW! we sure dodged a bullet three years ago.
I don’t get the logic. Because Ukraine is being bombed, I’m supposed to be happy with Biden’s sky-high gas prices????
Oil companies are upset about the profits they lost a few years back when everything shut down, no one was traveling and there was a surplus of gas. They still have not returned to pre covid production levels and they are keeping the prices high to (more than) make up for the profits they lost. Current gas prices are all about greed, and making profit while they are still relevant and before cars all go electric.
YEs, we should all suffer in silence while inflation is causing more poverty so the leftists can push their anti-human, globalist climate control agenda.
Just shut up and eat bugs….remember it is worse somewhere else. For now.
in a way, they are
Well! Now that we have perspective, we don’t need to worry about high prices! What a relief!
Yup. Think about that, the next time you think a Freedumb Rally is a good idea
Republicans have no problem with skyrocketing housing costs, education costs, health-care costs which are bankrupting people. But gas goes up by 50 cents and they act like it’s the end of the world.
Americans are very good at complaining about what we don’t have instead of being thankful for what we do have.
I am sure that most of us have seen the AT&T commercial where the woman gives the little girl a lollipop and then gives a bigger lollipop to her brother. The girl’s immediate comment is “That’s not fair!”
It was fair up until the moment she noticed that someone else got something she didn’t have and doesn’t need in the first place. What did she do to earn the lollipop to begin with?
I would like to see the commercial turn out where the woman says, “I’m sorry, let me have your lollipop.” and then keep it and says, “Now you have none.”
This kind of behavior is universal and has been around for at least 2,000 years. There is a parable in the Gospels where Jesus tells of a vineyard owner who hires people to work at dawn, mid-day and near sunset and pays them all the same fair wage.
Dissatisfaction and hate for other people start when we compare ourselves to others and judge ourselves on their merits. Living up to somebody else’s – often arbitrary – standard is a dangerous thing. We see only their benefits and our shortcomings.
Paying at the gas station and cashier complaining about gas prices. I said it is better than being bombed by Russians!! She shut up.
So, what is the excuse for gasoline prices increasing so much prior to Putin’s invasion? It wouldn’t have been because of Biden’s desire to crush the energy industry as he boasted about prior to the election! He proved that you definately can fool some people all of the time…at least those who voted for him!
Spot on, as proven by the comments above, Wiley, thanks.
all about the oil and money. we have all that oil shipping out of Alaska. Texas. wtf. if it means higher prices fine or be dependent on foreign oil
Instead of bombs, the invaders are using fentanyl.
Wasn’t that long ago, we were looking for toilet paper and wondering what meals we could make, from what we had in the cupboard.
To the guys moaning about fuel prices I ask; are you being thrifty? Cutting back on unneeded trips? Just keep your speed down and take it easy on the throttle, that can make a difference. Is that so much to ask? Do you feel an irresistible compulsion to stomp on the pedal? Then stop crabbing about gas$$$. You are, you own enemy.
That’s just what we should remember when gassing up.
He met “a man who had no feet.” Still, I would think with all the electric cars and remote work going on gas pricers would want to give us a break.
Before we get in a big discussion about the recent price increases… Per the US energy information administration https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=pet&s=emm_epm0_pte_nus_dpg&f=m Gas Prices per gallon all grades: January 2017 (Trump takes office) $2.458; January 2021 (Biden takes office) $2.42; February 2022 (Ukraine invaded) $3.61; April 2022 (Currently) $4.213. Price change under Trump -$0.038/gal Price Change Biden to Ukraine War +$1.19/gal Price Change Post invasion +.0.603/gal. Cummulative price change under Biden +$1.793. Now you can start arguing over the reasons.
sell some of Hoover’s “art” work?
Again – thank you
Yes, it does rather change one’s perspective, doesn’t it?
I think he’d be screaming “DON’T CHANGE THE SUBJECT!!!”
Heart felt agreement with this cartoon/commentary. Putin is a criminal. And yes we need to do a better job of getting away from fossil fuels and into alternative energy sources. Solar, wind, etc. The science is there, big oil doesn’t want us to use it.
Agreed. Thank you!
Regardless of the final outcome in Ukraine, they are weakening the Russian army, forcing awareness of Putin’s aggressive strategy, and uniting the Western world at a time when nationalism was starting to ruin our profitable interdependence.
Oh, so we are supposed to be happy about our ridiculous domestic energy policies because we are not at war? That’s a nice spin…..
I hate it when the “funnies” make me cry.
btw.. sucky global warming is real
Wiley…Perfect toon today! Delicious irony and point superbly made. Great art as always. Thank you sir.
This “comic” says it all!
I’m all for electric cars, but they aren’t “green” when you consider the toxic metals that have to be mined in order to make batteries. it’s more of a NIMBY thing
Oil companies announced record quarterly profits this morning. So all of the press statements about how the “high price” is due to “decreased availability” or “war” are just bullshit – the high price is because the oil companies can work in collusion and get away with it.
Here are my thoughts – Gas and oil companies are reporting record profits. Food for thought.
yes – priorities in this country are a disaster – whine whine whine while we destroy ourselves out of greed and selfishness WHILE Ukraine is attacked by another Nazi dictator
U.S. gas prices have been on a steady increase from just under $2.20/gal. to $3.50/gal. (+ 60%, the vast majority of the overall price increase) between December 2020 and February 23, 2022, at which point the invasion and sanctions caused it to spike at $4.34 in March, so…not really as relevant as one might think.
That said, I personally don’t mind paying those additional 58 cents, as long as Russia is stopped from their pretty blatant (and brutal) aggression. I could have done without the first $1.30 or so.
That’s what I have been saying.
You know, it’s totally possible to be thankful that my home is not being bombed by foreign invaders AND be upset that oil companies are using this war to make record profits. Those feelings can happen at the same time.
Just filled up, half a tank (I don’t let it get below half). Yeah, it’s painful and puts a dent in a retirees budget, but I can suck it up for a while and not go anywhere unnecessary. Combine as many errands as possible, etc. I feel for the working bums who have no choice. We can’t all work from home or get reimbursed for mileage. Sad part is prices will never come down to where they were. We’re so relieved when the price drops a buck per gallon that we forget that it went up a buck and a half. Tricky pricing I think.
Hmmm. It seems we have forgotten how oten our beloved Washington has been the foreign invader bombing homes worldwide. And few of those countries we bombed were even on our border or any threat at all to us! Vietnam, Korea, Mexico (invaded to get one man), Iraq (on false premises and w/o apology afterward and keeping troops there even until now), Lebanon, Syria, Libya (we came, we saw, he died by our Att Gen) and a few more as well. Our troops have a vast and lengthy history of bombing civilians and even using drones to kill wedding parties and funerals in the middle east. Kennedy cajoled and likely threatened The Soviets for putting missles in Cuba (an independent country off our border) because it was a threat to us. I believe hypocrits is too mild a word for the US of A’s military. Ukraine is not a border state to anyone here. It was taken over by an illegal coup with our state departments help and turned into a Nato campgrounds. What is it about sticking our noses and our military into other people’s business that Washington warned us about?
Truck Fump (that’s all I’ve got !)
Beautiful Wiley. Thank you.
It might be difficult, but it is very simple. Kill Putin. Offer $20,000,000 and someone will take him out. Not done in polite political circles ? Too bad and there are no polite politics .
This is perfect.
In the 1960s, it was duck-and-cover. During the years we sent troops to Iraq, I was thankful that I didn’t have to worry about IEDs in the roads here, but I lost a good friend to one in Iraq.
Exactly so Wiley ♥♥
Wiley, you’re a dolt.
Why do we import oil when we are the biggest oil producer in the world right now? There are a several reasons, some of which have to do with rules and decisions we have made in the past. The Jones Act, passed a century ago, limits the size of vessels that are allowed to transport goods between U.S. ports — much smaller than todays’ vessels. Oil buyers on the US West Coast and East Coast aren’t connected to the Gulf by pipeline and it just isn’t profitable for our oil companies in the Gulf to ship to those areas by small ship. So they have to buy oil from overseas. And, we only get/got 8% from Russia, mostly crude. And we get that to fill the gap left by our earlier sanctions on Venezuela and Iran. We can ban Russian oil much, much easier than most other countries, but we will still have to import oil from someplace overseas if our own companies can’t afford to supply our whole country.
Our homes are invaded by advertisers and robocallers, and the negligent government refuses to do anything about it
Wiley, you’re a dumb dipsht to believe this leftist loser narrative.
Wow. She changed his world view.
How often does THAT Happen?
There are a lot of misinformed people out there. No one said that the energy industry is perfect, but I could list a whole lot of countries where life is extremely difficult because they don’t enjoy the benefits of the energy industry that we do. I know that you lefties do not like reading opposing opinions, but just in case one of you does, here is an excellent article from a California newspaper talking about the pros and cons of the industry and Biden’s enormous negative effect on it and us. Go to: https://californiaglobe.com/articles/opinion-joe-bidens-war-on-energy-has-weakened-america/
At least this is an issue that consumers see every day and Biden’s crew can’t roll out the brainless chatter that “this issue is settled, there is no longer any debate, what we are telling you is true…” (Just reference their comments on climate change and gender issues of the day.)
February 16, 2022