Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's a Gas Price Record, and not a Good One: $3 a Gallon for over 1,000 days.

One thousand days, damn near three years. That's how long it's been since gas has averaged less than $3 a gallon:
By now every driver knows the drill: The price of gasoline ratchets up, there's an outcry among motorists who feel gouged at the pump and then things settle down as the higher price becomes the new normal.

Well, AAA has come up with a sobering statistic: the average price of gasoline will surpass $3 per gallon Tuesday for the 1,000th consecutive day. That's never happened before, the motoring organization says.
In case you're wondering, the current streak began on Dec. 23, 2010. Today, the national average for a gallon of regular is $3.52, according to AAA's daily price tracking service. That's a nickel a gallon less than the average so far this year. And unless there's another recession, AAA forecasts that a price floor of $3 a gallon is basically here to stay.
"Paying less than $3.00 per gallon for gasoline may be automotive history for most Americans, like using 8-track tapes or going to a drive-in movie," said Bob Darbelnet, CEO of AAA. "The reality is that expensive gas is here to stay."
Yes, that's right "every driver knows the drill" under a leftist hack president who is beholden to the environmentalist wacko lobby -- gas prices go up and up and up and there is nothing we can do about it. Three dollars is the new $2.50 is the new $2 is the new $1 or so says the CEO of AAA. Sorry, folks, you just have to live with it.

Are we stupid? Apparently what Bob Darbelnet is saying is we just have to put up with rampant idiocy and stupidity because as a country, we are sitting on the largest oil and gas reserves in the world. We just choose not to tap them. There's oil in the Dakotas, all over Oklahoma and Texas, Pennsylvania and let's not forget the Arctic National Wildlife range. we have more natural gas than the rest of the world combined. We simply choose not to tap it because we are all held hostage by a small number of environmentalist wackos and their Marxist president. So instead of achieving energy independence through tapping our vast oil reserves Barack the Terrible has us chasing windmills and bankrupt electric car companies and buying a large chunk of our oil from people who hate us.

Do we deserve $3 a gallon gas? The 49% of us who didn't elect then re-elect this moron president certainly don't. But we're stuck with the result that the 51% of the ignorants voted for. Perhaps they should pay $6 a gallon for their gas and those of us who don't have out heads up our asses can pay $1. Sounds good to me.

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