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Monday, September 04, 2006

The Next Rovian Conspiracy

We've disclosed and admitted to many of the Rovian Conspiracies since this blog was started, but I thought I'd let my friends on the Left in on the next plot by Mr. Rove to help the chances of the GOP in the House & Senate this fall. No, I'm not talking about more referendums on gay marriage and forcing the Dems to vote for complete capitulation in the face of Islamic fascism. No, you are all well versed enough in all things Rovian to expect those.

No, I'm talking about the gas prices... Two weeks ago gas was at $2.92/gallon in my neighborhood and yesterday evening it was down to $2.39/gallon. Here's an article from Action 2 in Atlanta:

Gas Prices Dropping
POSTED: 6:56 am EDT September 4, 2006

ATLANTA -- Gas prices continued to plummet over the weekend, falling to their lowest levels since April.

The Web site atlantagasprices.com reports the average price in the Atlanta area is $2.56 a gallon.

Some stations are selling gas for as low as $2.39 a gallon.

The drop is a big change from last Labor Day weekend when prices surged to $3.00 a gallon in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Experts say the decline is related to increased inventory levels, and a summer free of oil refinery prices.

Prices could continue to fall through Thanksgiving.

I really wish Rove wouldn't give the press the actual schedule of when the price drops will occur... I mean, it's better to have low expectations and then beat them, know what I mean?

Anyway, just thought I'd give you guys on the Left a heads-up that we control everything... from the internationl oil conspiracy to the strength and timing of hurricanes in the Gulf.

Uh-oh.... it looks like the DUers are already on the case! Although, the original poster seems to wish for higher gas prices... She seems absolutely ticked that the prices are dropping:
leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Sep-01-06 11:42 AM
Original message
Our Gas Just Dropped Again - 2.539 now

This is starting to get really irritating. I can' see where anything has changed and yet our prices are down almost 50 cents.

So why the hell where they so high for so long?


hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Sep-01-06 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #15

31. the drop does not show up on this chart

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/gdu/gasdiesel.asp
Sep-dec 2004 prices were flat - no drop from the end of the supposed "summer driving season". Prices spiked in late August because of Katrina and then slid back down from Oct - December 2005. I cannot remember a supposed reason for the rise from March 2006 to June 2006. The media likes to talk about the supposed "summer driving season" but that is not visible and has not been since I've been tracking gas prices.

My take on this is kinda tinfoil, since I recently got a taxpayer paid brochure from my Republican Representative claiming that Republicans are doing something about high gas prices. Then a week later, prices drop like a rock. How many other Republicans sent the same type of brochure?


smaug (60 posts)
Fri Sep-01-06 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #2

8. Price drop is to help Repuglicans in tight races

Price drop is to keep Repuglicans in office; they can point to lowering gas prices as a reason to keep the kleptocracy in complete power, and free of pesky Congressional investigations. I'm telling people, if you vote Repuglican, gas will be $4 a gallon within six months of voting Repug!


TriSec (169 posts)
Fri Sep-01-06 11:49 AM
Response to Original message

4. Looking out the window..

2.75 / 2.85 / 2.99
Diesel 2.85

Watertown, MA. It's been over $3 for all grades since about July 4th.

It's labor day weekend...after the kids get back in school, people will start paying attention to the elections. And what hurts the most on a daily basis? Gas prices.

Yep, the sheeple will say, "Gas is down. George Bush Good." That, and an 'October Surprise', and they've stolen another one. And one more step down the road to fascism.


catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Sep-01-06 11:57 AM
Response to Original message

14. We can see part of the election strategy then

Drop gas prices so that everyone can drive their gashog and forget what it's costs them in the past couple of years.


IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Sep-01-06 12:02 PM
Response to Original message

22. The correlation of gas prices and Bush's popularity.

You think the oil companies are not involved with the Cheney administration
and there is no price fixing going on?


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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Fri Sep-01-06 12:36 PM
Response to Original message

33. criminals run our economy

their friends and masters run the oil companies

an "election" is coming. the diebold/es&s machines require that the "poll" ratings are within 10% or so for the surprise GOP "upset" to be plausible. look for other good transient developments on the home front.

Well, while these enlightened individuals are already aware of the Rovian machinations behind the scenes, at least they won't be able to get the word out to the electorate thanks to the corporatist media (which is under our control as well).

Have a Happy Labor Day! And remember, the reason we have it on this day is because we didn't want to have a Commie Celebration on May 1st which would commemorate the Haymarket Riots. Oh, and also because the Klanners (Bobby Byrd's ancestors) preferred the September celebration!

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Anonymous said...

Wish I was back in your neighborhood to get $2.39. Not that low in CO.