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  don't trust a scientist who's paid to not find problems

Cosmos Recap: How Calculating The Age Of The Earth Saved Us From Lead Poisoning

Seven weeks into the Great Cosmos Reboot — the halfway point, yay! — and Neil deGrasse Tyson is still insisting that science is real. What is with this guy? This week’s episode, “The Clean Room,” starts off with some pretty blatant science-based hatemongering toward creationists, if by “hatemongering” you mean “explaining why they’re wrong.” After a brief animated teaser about how Clair “Pat” Patterson’s research into the true age of the Earth eventually led him to start seeing the potential for sickness all around him, Tyson says that to really understand Patterson’ work, you need to start at the beginning — of the Solar System, that is. Thankfully, there will be some parts where he summarizes. Read more on Cosmos Recap: How Calculating The Age Of The Earth Saved Us From Lead Poisoning…
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Stupid Hurricane ‘Victims,’ Let Fox News’ John Stossel Explain Why It Is Awesome To Price Gouge You

Now that Chris Christie has dared to show what used to be the standard amount of deference and respect due to the office of the president, the right wing has pounced on him like Rush Limbaugh on a Dominican hooker. The latest complaint is that he is not allowing oil companies to take advantage of New Jersey’s misfortune and charge whatever they want in storm-stricken neighborhoods filled with desperate people. There are long lines, you see, ever so long lines of people waiting for gasoline, and Chris Christie could fix these long lines if he just let gas stations charge, say, $20 per gallon. Why is Chris Christie a mean man that hates price gouging and by extension, capitalism? Read more on Stupid Hurricane ‘Victims,’ Let Fox News’ John Stossel Explain Why It Is Awesome To Price Gouge You…
  gas is too damn high

Americans No Longer Driving As They Cannot Afford Gasoline

Good news for the environment or whatever: Americans can no longer afford gasoline, because it costs about eighty dollars to fill up, so they’ve all quit driving cars! With the per-gallon price at $3.76 nationwide — and much higher on the West Coast, gah — some of the people are even sort of considering not living a pathetic sedentary life completely dependent on oil being extracted from Muslim countries on the other side of the planet and then shipped to the United States and then refined into gasoline and then carried in trucks (which themselves require refined petroleum fuel) and then poured into underground tanks at the Kwik-E-Mart. Some have even looked at commuter train schedules! And then they wandered away, confused, because what are all those little rows of numbers, anyway? The bible code? Read more on Americans No Longer Driving As They Cannot Afford Gasoline…
  and how's that working out?

Silly Christians Praying For Cheaper Gasoline

Oil hit a new record price today, hooray! It briefly touched $146.23 a barrel before settling down to the much more normal price of, er, $145.85. A gallon of gasoline is averaging $4.09 in the patriotic United States — with D.C. at $4.16, New York at $4.30 and West Coast prices over $4.50. Why do they keep going up, up, up? Because some goddamned Christians are showing up at gas stations and praying, that’s why. Read more on Silly Christians Praying For Cheaper Gasoline…
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U.S. Economy Collapses, But There’s Good News, Too!

Barack Obama is on an economics campaign tour this week, traveling to various sad places to let people know there’s still hope, but not really. Today, for example, Obama visits Flint, Michigan — the ruined auto-factory town that primarily serves as a backdrop for sad economic speeches, ever since Michael Moore destroyed the once-prosperous city to make a point. But not all the Economy News is gloomy! Read our fun list and find out why! Read more on U.S. Economy Collapses, But There’s Good News, Too!…
 

Americans Selling All Their Possessions On Craigslist

That 0.6% bit of economic growth in the first quarter of 2008 was just the pathetic result of $3.50-a-gallon gasoline, but there is one sector of the U.S. economy that’s truly booming: Desperate Americans are selling off their last possessions on Craigslist and other online flea-market sites, just so they can buy a little food and gas. Read more on Americans Selling All Their Possessions On Craigslist…
 

Gas Prices & Entire Country Hit 1981 Levels

Speaking of Reagan, gasoline now costs more than it did during the 1981 oil crisis. We can now look forward to a terrible recession, gas lines and yet another synth-pop era. Read more on Gas Prices & Entire Country Hit 1981 Levels…