Posts Tagged ‘gas prices’

Affording Fuel

March 1, 2011

The gubmint puts out these whack reports every now and then. I don’t know what they’re called but I’ll give you a few examples here, here and here. As you can see they’re designed to mislead and confuse you. I think they call it the consumer price index which means absolutely nothing to me. But here’s what I see in there, and I’m hearing this stuff all the time like everybody knows how it affects everything.

First they tell me that housing is costing X amount of dollars. Then they continue on and tell me that fuel is Y amount then they go on with food being Z amount, and they go through the whole gammit of life itemizing everything with an amount attached to it. When they are finished they tell me nothing that makes any sense to me. So I wade through one of these things and I come up with no real answers for myself or anyone else. So I’ll just tell you how I see it.

The first thing that catches my eye is the housing number. WTH? I bought my house and paid a certain amount and the rate is fixed on the mortgage I gave the bank so their number is already suspect. Next, the fuel prices are changing as we speak so where do they get this info. It must be a slice in time so it’s already outdated and worthless. Now frequency comes into play. I but food much more often than I buy fuel. And I buy fuel much more often than I buy houses.

This is getting us nowhere. So, I went back and went through it again. The questions got even more disturbing. What seasonal factors are they adjusting for? Now this is right from their report, ‘The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete universe of all prices.’ The complete universe of all prices? What are they trying to do here? Be vague ar deceitful? I think that’s pretty bad when you can’t even tell how they are doing whatever it is they are trying to do to you.

Now Chairman Zero, he likes this. He’s happy were being shafted on these oil prices. He’s said it before, see that here. He just wanted it to happen a little slower. Read that ‘get ready to pay’. So here’s what I came up with. Zero hates us just because we are Americans. The people selling us the oil hate us because we are Americans. As a result they are charging us these giant prices. As the joke goes we should be charging them giant prices for the food so it all equals out, but I digress. So, because they are charging us the giant prices because they hate us, is it a hate crime. Until next time, screw environmentalists.

Have You Got Gas

January 19, 2011

I don’t know about your particular neck of the woods but in mine fuel has gone over $3.00 a gallon. Friends, this is just not acceptable. We are not in France or Germany. This is The United States of America and we need…no we deserve fuel for 50 cents a gallon. After all these years I just noticed there is no cents symbol on this keyboard like used to be on my typewriter. Why is that? Do you think maybe it’s because you can melt them down (pennies) and get more for them as scrap copper than the face value? But I digress. This is not the kind of country where we sit around having cheese while we wine. We take six thousand pound vehicles and drive them through the creek and up the mountain and then sit around consuming adult beverages while we brag about how quickly we did it.

Now, I vividly remember the Ministry of Propaganda (media) telling us how fuel prices were going up because Reagan and Bush were lining the pockets of their oil buddies. So what’s happening now? Where’s Couric with the low down on Chairman Zero’s oil buddies? Heck they’re richer now than they ever were. I guess my question is, how come we run around acting stupid when a Republican is President and the price of fuel goes up but we never do when a Democrat is president and the price goes up? Could this be fueled by the Ministry of Propaganda? I have noticed that they all seem to swear by the communist manifesto and not the Constitution.

And while were making comparisons of Presidents past and present let’s talk about the truthers. That’s right, the truthers, you don’t want to hear that, do you? Well here it is. Thousands lost their lives on 9/11 and still, even the Ministry of Propaganda thinks Bush had advanced knowledge, (Kind of like FDR and Pearl?) so is it logical to presume that Zero had knowledge of the Obama Oil Spill? I mean really, relatively few lost their lives on this deal. Does that make it the kinder, gentler catastrophe of the liberals?

Hey, just some things to ponder while you gaze at your birth certificate. I say we go right out on a limb and blame Zero completely for this three dollar a gallon thing and make him resign over the Obama Oil Spill. Until next time, screw environmentalists.