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Sunday, May 04, 2008

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Headlines: Gas Cheaper for First Time in Weeks

Time Excerpt:
The national average price of a gallon of regular gas fell 0.1 cent overnight to $3.622, according to a survey of gas stations by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. That's the first time since April 14 that retail prices have fallen. Diesel prices fell 0.2 cent to a national average of $4.249 a gallon.
Does anyone know what 1/10th of ONE PENNY looks like? Okay, if you buy 10 gallons, instead of it costing $36.23, it’s $36.22 and you’ll save a whole penny. Better hurry and fill it up before they change their minds.

McCain's Tax Cut A Boon To Big Oil Interests
GOP tax cut electioneering:
The McCain campaign, in a conference call after the speech, said the lost revenue would be paid for by money from the general fund, and that staffers were currently drafting a bill.
We have a General Fund? - I mean, with money in it? The best part was when McCain said "special interests" are against the gasoline tax cut.
I was extremely disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not offer an alternative to McCain's pandering. Someone should advise her she doesn't need to match McCain to beat him, she’s smarter than that.

Quote of the Month
"I served six years in the military. Does that make me patriotic?
How many years did Cheney serve?" -- Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Link

Richest country on the planet cannot afford cheap gasoline? Somewhere in that statement – is a lie.
In many oil producing nations gas is absurdly cheap. In Venezuela it's 12 cents a gallon. In Saudi Arabia it's 45. The governments there forego the money from selling that oil on the open market - instead using the money to make their people happy and encourage their nations' development.
This is the first time I can recall where a mainstream writer's journalistic slant was in favor of Venezuela's government.

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