Why is the price of gas so high? And, why does it continue to rise?
Please, don’t try to sell me on the merits of a free market economy and global competition. I don’t want to hear it!
Whenever it cost more to drive my car back and forth to work than I earn working, it is time to go nuclear. Either blow up this job or all the oil rich countries. Frankly, I don’t care which.
I would just as soon park my old jalopy in the middle of the freeway and stop traffic and force everybody burn up their fuel just trying to get around me, than to watch my gas needle continue to hang on E somewhere east of the next gas station and west of the Middle East.
How can King Abdullah refuse to pump more oil? Isn’t Saudi Arabia our friends?
Never have I been more humiliated in my life than to see a US President go begging, hat-in-hand, to the Saudi monarch... and even worse, prostrating himself, Please give us more oil, "Your Highness".
King George II messed up... and messed up big time.
One day, George Bush is calling the Palestinian groups, Hamas & Hezbollah, "radicals and terrorists". The next day he is talking about how "it breaks my heart" that the Palestinians have been unable to establish peace and an independent homeland. And, the very next day he is begging for oil.
Talking about spiting your face... Sheesh!
What does President George Bush think? Does he think his approval rating in the Arab world is higher than his 22% rating at home? And, what part of Iran being a "terrorist state" does he think the rest of the Arab world agrees with? He is as naive as his would-be successor, John McCain, who swears he saw a putty-tat in Iran name al-Qaeda.
Is this the dilemma of war and peace in our age?
Gas is at $4 a gallon in the US, $8 per gallon in the UK, and $9.50 in the Netherlands. In the meantime, the Saudis are paying 45 cents a gallon. Forty-five cents, mind you!
And what about oil rich Texas, my own home state... an unheard of $3.75!
Yeah, nuke 'em... Texas, too. After all, this is George Bush home state also.