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The Price Of Gas

[ Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2022 – 16:23 UTC ]

How Americans feel about "the economy" often depends on what the biggest problems or fears they have at any particular moment. Right now, by many indicators, the economy is doing great -- record numbers of people are working, record numbers of jobs are available, employers are hiring people in droves, unemployment is within 0.2 percent of the record low, wages are going up, most of the supply chain problems have been worked out, and COVID has faded into the background of daily life for most people. That's all good news, obviously, but that's not how most consumers see the economy these days. What is on the top of people's minds is inflation, and nothing exemplifies inflation more than the price of gas.

Gasoline is different than any other commodity people buy in one very big way -- a way most of us never really think about. Unlike a gallon of milk or a box of cornflakes or a stack of lumber, the price of gasoline is in everyone's face, all the time. Drive through pretty much any town in the entire country, and you will be faced every couple blocks with a giant sign with a giant number on it -- the price of a gallon of gas. What other price is so ubiquitous? What other product is advertised by every place that sells it with a giant price sign out front? None that I know of. Gas prices are unavoidable, plain and simple.

Of course, gas is necessary for most drivers, and even people who don't drive feel the effects of higher gas prices, as the shipping costs for everything go up. This is a big factor that has been driving inflation -- the inflation rate would be a lot lower without the high cost of gas driving up all the other prices.

Gas is traded on an international market, so all sorts of things (many which happen far beyond our shores) influence it. Right now the Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused a massive spike in prices, as Russia's oil supplies have been impacted in various ways. But there are other factors at play as well, one of which is economic outlook for the near future. When economists start predicting recessions, the price of oil drops, since everyone expects the demand for it to go down. That is precisely what seems to be happening right now.

The average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. went just over $5.00 a month ago. But it's been falling ever since, and it now stands at $4.60 -- down over 40 cents in a month. That's pretty astounding, because that month happened smack in the middle of the "summer driving season" where people take vacations and generally drive more. The demand went up, but the price still came down -- which is unusual. Even the Fourth of July weekend didn't reverse the downward trend.

If the trend continues, somewhere around the end of the summer, we could see gas fall below $4.00 a gallon. Traditionally, the price of gas drops every year when the summer driving season officially ends (with Labor Day), so that could even add to the downturn.

The gas stations and oil companies could be selling their product at about 40 cents lower than they are right now (at around $4.20 a gallon), but they're not. If you look at the price of crude oil on the world market, that's what gas was selling for in the U.S. when oil cost the same as it does today, three or four months ago. This is due to an economic phenomenon called the "rocket/feather" curve. When the price of crude oil spikes, gas stations everywhere immediately raise their prices -- they go up like a rocket. They go up even further than they should, too, because the gas station owners figure it'd be a good time to pad some extra profit in, since everyone will blame it on the high price of oil. But then when the price of crude drops, the prices at the pump fall very slowly -- much slower than the actual reduction in the price of crude -- as they come down "like a feather." The rocket/feather curve could be stated in plain English as: "We are going to rip you off just as fast as we can, and then we are going to continue ripping you off for as long as possible -- as long as we think we can get away with it." There used to be the phenomenon of "gas price wars," where gas stations would try to outdo each other by shaving their prices cheaper than the competition, but these seem to mostly be a thing of the past. These days, they just figure nobody really cares about the difference of a few cents, and they're largely right. Which is what allows them to get away with the whole "rocket/feather" nonsense (you can see all this in a chart at, although you have to go down and check the box that says "Show Crude Oil Price" to see the comparison).

Paying 40 cents less a gallon helps consumers, obviously, but they won't stop worrying about the price of gas until it gets well below $4.00 a gallon. Getting back to somewhere in the neighborhood of $3.00 a gallon nationwide would probably be what it would take for people to stop stressing out so much about it.

But at least it is headed the right direction right now, and with the whole "feather" thing happening, the price of gas seems likely to continue falling for the rest of the summer. President Joe Biden has been berating the oil companies for essentially profiteering, and that seems to have had an effect (perhaps a small one, but better than nothing). Biden is also in Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to convince the Saudis (and the rest of OPEC, ideally) to increase production to help the price fall even further. He may or may not be successful at this (we'll have to wait and see).

Of course, the worldwide oil prices react to all kinds of events, and nobody can predict what is going to happen for the rest of the year. Will the war in Ukraine continue and bog down or get even worse? Will Russian oil be shunned by more and more countries? Both of those will have an effect on world oil prices. As will what happens in the biggest economies on the planet -- if an economic downturn does happen, it would likely lower the price of oil quickly, but if one never actually develops (if we experience a "soft landing") then the price of crude might start inching back up again.

The big question is how the falling price of gasoline is going to impact the rest of the inflation happening -- and even if it does, how fast it will happen. But the possibility exists for both gas prices and inflation to retreat together, over the next few months. Politically, the question is whether it will influence anyone voting in this year's midterms, or whether the anxiety about inflation is already so set in people's minds that they won't notice if prices start to slowly fall. People's attitudes towards the economy in general tend to harden during the summer, and they tend to discount changes that happen within a month or two of the election. So it could be too late for any of this to do Biden and his Democrats any good.

Politics aside, however, most Americans will just be pleasantly surprised to finally pay less to fill up their tanks than they did the last time. The more this happens, the more people will be able to afford everything else they have to buy in their lives. At this point, the lower that number that everyone is faced with on every other streetcorner gets, the better.

-- Chris Weigant


Follow Chris on Twitter: @ChrisWeigant


38 Comments on “The Price Of Gas”

  1. [1] 
    Kick wrote:


    The average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. went just over $5.00 a month ago. But it's been falling ever since, and it now stands at $4.60 -- down over 40 cents in a month.

    We're below the average price here in Texas; I paid $3.84 earlier today, and it's falling dang near every day too for about a month now.

    I would pay 10x that price to have a governor and attorney general here in Texas who weren't furiously digging ever deeper in order to keep up with the other GOP horses' asses in their race to the "bottom" that is bottomless.

  2. [2] 
    Michale wrote:


    Draconian lockdown procedures? A mask is "draconian" to you, snowflake?

    Even if I WERE talking just about masks, you would STILL be wrong..

    Shall I point you to all the FACTS about the harm, pain and discomfort that wearing masks 8-10-12 hrs a day causes?? Especially amongst children??

    But I wasn't just referring to masks when I said draconian procedures..

    I am talking about lockdowns and closing of businesses and schools that caused IMMEASURABLE harm to our economy and our children..

    ALL of which was completely unnecessary and, according to the CD&GC and other health experts, did absolutely MORE harm than good..

    Former president Trump's attempt to overturn the election failed. Trump's insurrection failed to stop the clear winner of the 2020 election from becoming the current President of the USA.

    Didn't know you couldn't figure these out for yourself.

    Even though you have NO FACTS to prove this at all, that wasn't what I was referring to..

    How are you going to explain how Trump is fit to be President when his attorneys start arguing that he is not competent to face charges stemming from his failed insurrection attempt?

    Do you have any FACTS to support your bullshit claim that President Trump's attorneys are going to argue this??

    Do you have ANY facts to support that bullshit claim??

    Of course you don't...

    Just like you don't have ANY facts to support ANY of your bullshit claims about me..

    So yea.. It's ALWAYS easy to explain your facts..

    They are ALL bullshit..

  3. [3] 
    Michale wrote:

    Right now, by many indicators, the economy is doing great --

    Yea, by CHERRY PICKED indicators..

    But hay...

    I really hope Democrats will go with the "Hay people.. By indicators, the economy is doing great!!" message...

    It will simply add MORE facts that PROVE beyond ANY doubt that Democrats are completely and utterly out of touch with reality... :D

  4. [4] 
    Michale wrote:

    Awwwww... My little buddy, MC is MIA....

    I miss his pearls of wisdom and his exhortations on how he is still "ignoring" me.. :^(


  5. [5] 
    Michale wrote:

    Media take notice as Hispanics ditch Democratic Party with ‘once in a generation’ political realignment
    Republicans have gained ground in every demographic except one.

    The left-leaning media and powerful Democrats alike have taken notice that Hispanics are ditching the Democratic Party.

    The "biggest political story of our time" is the major shift in the demographics of the two parties, with Republicans gaining major ground among Hispanic voters and becoming increasingly working-class and multiracial, according to a new report by Axios.

    The Thursday article, entitled "The Great Realignment," details a Democratic Party that is becoming more elite and "a little more white," as inroads in a number of ethnic groups for Republicans could turn the tide in numerous Democratic-held swing seats.

    One of the most notable points of data shows that Democrats are "statistically tied" with Republicans in congressional ballots when it comes to the Hispanic vote. The metric becomes more shocking when turning the page back to 2018, when the Democratic Party held a 47-point advantage with Hispanics in the midterms. Also notable is an April NBC News poll, which showed Democrats losing ground in every demographic, besides college-educated women, where they gained 10 points since 2010.

    The Hysterical Left Wingery is waking up to the fact that they have lost soooo much ground to the GOP with hispanic Americans. :D

    There is simply no way that Democrats will be able to hold on to Congress.. :D

  6. [6] 
    Michale wrote:

    The great realignment

    Shifts in the demographics of the two parties' supporters — taking place before our eyes — are arguably the biggest political story of our time.

    The big picture: Republicans are becoming more working class and a little more multiracial. Democrats are becoming more elite and a little more white.

    Why it matters: Democrats' hopes for retaining power rest on nonwhite voters remaining a reliable part of the party's coalition. Democrats' theory of the case collapses if Republicans make even incremental gains with those voters.

    What's happening: Democratic strategists say the party's biggest vulnerability is assuming that the priorities of progressive activists are the same as those of working-class voters.

    Progressive activists led the push to cut police budgets. Communities of color have borne the brunt of higher crime.
    Hispanics living on the U.S.-Mexico border are more likely to favor tougher border security measures that Republicans have championed.

    The recall of liberal school board members and a district attorney in San Francisco was fueled by disillusioned Asian-American Democrats.

    Do ya'all remember when ya'all were so giddy with excitement that Democrats were going to turn Texas blue???


    Boy you guys were great comedians back then!! :D

  7. [7] 
    Michale wrote:

    Democrats are losing ground by the millions with working class non-white American voters. :D

    The only place where Democrats are showing ANY kind of gain (a very modest gain) is with white elitist voters.. :D

    Howz THAT for irony!! :D

  8. [8] 
    Michale wrote:

    Manchin says he won't support climate, tax provisions in sweeping Democratic bill

    Manchin and Schumer had been negotiating for months and Manchin previously supported having both provisions in the package

    Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and his staff told Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D, N.Y., unequivocally Thursday that he is only willing to support a reconciliation bill in August that includes a provision to lower prescription drugs prices and a two-year extension of subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, according to a Democrat briefed on the conversations.

    Manchin was explicit that he won't support a bill before the midterms with any provisions on energy and climate or closing tax loopholes exploited by the wealthy and biggest corporations, despite his support for those specific things during months of negotiations.
    Democrats had hoped to pass a sweeping package to tout during the midterms.


    What part of *NO* do Democrats not understand??? :D

    Once again, Charlie Brown Democrats run up to kick the football and Joe 'Lucy' Manchin yanks it away at the last second!! :D

    "Fool me once, shame on you.. Fool me twice, shame on me.. Fool me again and again and again?? I must be a Democrat"
    -Old Scottish Saying That Was Inwented In Russia


  9. [9] 
    Michale wrote:

    Florida sheriff releases video of armed home intruders fleeing when intended victim fires back with rifle

    The Escambia County sheriff said the Florida homeowner 'did absolutely nothing wrong'

    The Escambia County Sheriff's Office released video of a Florida homeowner firing a rifle at home intruders as deputies try to identify the fourth suspect.

    Three of the suspects approached the victim's home while a fourth waited in a car. When the victim unlocked the front door, two of the men allegedly pushed their way inside and started attacking him, while the third waited outside with a handgun.

    The victim was armed but lost his gun during the scuffle, then ran to the back of his house and grabbed an AK-47-style rifle, which he started firing at the intruders, Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said.

    "He did absolutely nothing wrong," Simmons told "Fox & Friends First" on Thursday. "If someone breaks into my front door, barges and attacks me or my family, they're going to get shot, and I afford that same consideration to the residents of my county."

    THIS....^^^^^ THIS is exactly why Democrats are as wrong as wrong can be when it comes to the 2nd Amendment..

    Democrats, being the pro-criminal and pro-scumbag Party they are, want to disarm law-abiding Americans and leave them at the mercy of armed thugs and scumbags..

    THIS is EXACTLY why The Democrat Party is the Hate Patriotic Americans Party... :eyeroll:

  10. [10] 
    Michale wrote:

    Once again, proof positive that Democrats simply CAN'T govern competently...

    Baby-Formula Shortage Deepens, Defying Replenishment Efforts

    Out-of-stock levels remain high in U.S. stores: ‘Until those shelves are full, the crisis continues’

    U.S. stores are still struggling to stock baby formula despite monthslong efforts by manufacturers and the Biden administration to boost supplies.

    Availability of powdered formula products in U.S. stores earlier this month dropped to the lowest level so far this year, with about 30% of products out of stock for the week ended July 3, according to the market-research firm IRI. While availability improved slightly last week, out-of-stock levels remain higher than in recent months, and shortages remain acute in states including Alaska, Utah and Wyoming, IRI data showed.

    Democrats in government have known about this problem even long before Biden's Handlers have known..

    And yet, they STILL can't get things going!!!

    Democrats are taking incompetence to newer and lower depths.. :eyeroll:

  11. [11] 
    Michale wrote:

    Long lines are back at US food banks as inflation hits high

    PHOENIX (AP) — Long lines are back at food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation turn to handouts to help feed their families.

    With gas prices soaring along with grocery costs, many people are seeking charitable food for the first time, and more are arriving on foot.

    Inflation in the U.S. is at a 40-year high and gas prices have been surging since April 2020, with the average cost nationwide briefly hitting $5 a gallon in June. Rapidly rising rents and an end to federal COVID-19 relief have also taken a financial toll.

    The food banks, which had started to see some relief as people returned to work after pandemic shutdowns, are struggling to meet the latest need even as federal programs provide less food to distribute, grocery store donations wane and cash gifts don’t go nearly as far.

    Democrats are turning this great country into a 3rd world shithole...

    They destroy and decimate everything they touch...

    Jan 2023 simply CANNOT come soon enough...

  12. [12] 
    Michale wrote:

    Some Doctors Rethink Careers After States Restrict Abortions

    Doctors who perform abortions are considering their options after the Supreme Court’s ruling leaves them unable to continue their work.


    Why ANY doctor would want to specialize in baby-killing is simply beyond my comprehension..

    I always thought doctors were in it to SAVE lives.. Not TAKE lives..

    Well, we have Democrat "scientists" who care nothing about science..

    So, I guess we now have Democrat "doctors" who care nothing about the sanctity of life...

    Typical of Democrats.. :eyeroll:

    The ONLY thing at play here is the Democrat desire to destroy America... :eyeroll:

  13. [13] 
    Michale wrote:

    Biden’s Saudi Lesson: The Only Path Runs Through M.B.S.

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Saudi Arabia that President Biden will visit this week is a country being actively reshaped by the whims and visions of one man: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

    As the de facto ruler of the oil-rich monarchy, the 36-year-old prince has cast himself as a reformer, loosening some restrictions of ultraconservative Islam by permitting women to drive and allowing once-forbidden cinemas and concerts.

    But the prince’s rule has also been defined by his institutionalization of force — both to quash domestic dissent and to pursue a more muscular foreign policy. Stepping beyond the old Saudi model of quietly cultivating influence with cash-driven diplomacy, Prince Mohammed has bombed Yemen, moved aggressively to jail activists and critics and, according to the Central Intelligence Agency, dispatched the hit squad that murdered the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

    It was because of these human rights concerns that Mr. Biden vowed during his election campaign to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” and refused once in office to speak with Prince Mohammed, seeking to punish him with isolation.

    It did not work.

    So typically Democrat...

    Scream and cry and stamp your feet about the Saudi "Pariah" State...

    But then have to grovel hat in hand and beg the "Pariah" state, "Please sir.. May We Have Some More Oil.."


    What *IS* it about Democrats that they simply have no backbone?? No spine??

    If only Biden's Handlers had the intelligence to recognize that America has PLENTY of oil on it's own...

    But Democrats are too stoopid and too filed with hate and PTDS to acknowledge that President Trump had it right...


  14. [14] 
    Michale wrote:

    US weekly jobless claims at highest point in nearly 8 months

    Yea... The economy is doing great!! :eyeroll:

    If ya believe that, I have some swampland down here in FL I wanna sell you... :^/

  15. [15] 
    Michale wrote:

    Multiple 'Raging' Crises: Failures of 'Progressive' Governance on Full Display This Week

    The 2022 midterm elections are less than four months away, and the urgent need for change could not be more clear. We addressed yesterday's dreadful INFLATION report earlier -- with everyday costs and energy prices pounding away at American families' bottom lines, and analysts issuing increasingly dire recession projections.

    All deep blue cities, all wracked by serious crime problems. You cannot buy a cup of Starbucks coffee at the major rail hub in our nation's capital because it's too dangerous to operate the store, but if you're a bodega owner who defends yourself against a violent assault in New York City, you get tossed in jail and charged with murder (an appalling decision that I suspect will be reversed). Very healthy society. Superb governance by "compassionate" and "progressive" so-called leadership.

    Democrat incompetence in governance..

    On full display.... :^/

  16. [16] 
    Michale wrote:

    OK Let's now here from Democrat Water Carrier CNN...

    White House assurances on inflation spark backlash from frustrated swing-state Democrats

    (CNN)The White House has been so wrong, so often, on inflation that its latest assurance that the painfully high cost of living has peaked, after more record-busting data, didn't pass muster -- especially with swing state Democrats in an election year.

    New statistics on Wednesday showing consumer prices rocketing 9.1% in June year-over-year -- a 40-year high -- dealt another blow to a reeling administration and posed a fresh test of President Joe Biden's capacity to drag his party out of a deepening political hole.
    After months of failing to accurately predict the inflationary crisis, the White House was back on a tightrope from which it has often toppled, trying to show Biden feels Americans' pain but confidently predicting relief is around the corner.

    Biden insisted in a statement that the figures, while "unacceptably high," were "out-of-date" since they did not properly take into account 30 days of falls in gasoline costs as well as easing prices in commodities like wheat. The President's claim on the granularity of the figures may well be justified. And Biden is hardly the only Western leader saddled by high prices following pandemic-caused supply chain disruptions exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.

    But his message was also oddly discordant given the months of frustration millions of Americans have felt. While improvements are possible next month, prices are likely to remain elevated for some time. And since Biden last year said high inflation would "change" more rapidly than people expected, while his aides were calling high prices "transitory," his predictions are unlikely to instill much confidence in imminent relief.

    Ya'all just HAVE to know it's really REALLY bad for Democrats that their own propaganda outlets are now touting the GOP line about Democrat incompetence, eh?? :D

    When Democrats OWN propaganda outlets are using the GOP talking points, Democrats just HAVE to know how deep in the hole they are, eh?? :D

    Gotta love it, eh?? :D

  17. [17] 
    Michale wrote:

    Oh Democrats... What have you done to my once free and awesome state!!?? :^(

    Gavin Newsom's Weird Idea of 'Freedom'

    In a run-up to what is likely to be a 2024 presidential bid, California Governor Gavin Newsom hit upon the bizarre idea of boasting in commercials that California is America's true "free" state.

    Part of his ad campaign is to attack Florida -- currently run by Newsom's possible rival, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

    Yet, with the most burdensome regulations and high tax rates, Newsom's California is arguably the most unfree state in the union.

    In return for these steep costs, the state's public institutions, infrastructure, and services are among the country's worst.

    California's once-vaunted freeway system is near the bottom of all state comparisons. California's Highway 99, which runs the length of the Central Valley, is one of the deadliest roads in America based on miles driven.

    Over half the nation's homeless crowd the state's major cities. One-third of America's welfare recipients have flooded into the state. A fifth of the resident population lives below the poverty line. Well over a quarter of Golden State residents were not born in the United States.

    California public school test scores consistently fall among the bottom 10 states. San Francisco has the highest per capita property crime rate in the country.

    The recently recalled San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and his soon-to-be recalled Los Angeles counterpart George Gascon have nearly ruined their cities. Both are iconic of multibillionaire George Soros' nationwide efforts to undermine the entire criminal justice system.

    Thanx to Democrats, California is a 3rd world shithole.. :(

    What Democrats did to California, Democrats want to do to this country...

    It's a GOOD thing that Democrats are going to be relegated to Minority Party status for the rest of my lifetime at least...

  18. [18] 
    Michale wrote:

    Newsom resembles a pathetic owner of a once successful, but now run-down, high-priced gas station without clients. In jealousy, he flails and screams at the newer, gleaming competitor across the street, with superior service, lower prices, and better value - and jam packed with his own former but now wiser customers.


    That describes Newsom PERFECTLY!! :D

    "It's funny because it's true.."
    -Homer Simpson


  19. [19] 
    Michale wrote:

    And in the Oooooo That's GOTTA Hurt Department...

    Biden's Handlers' approval rating is BELOW that of President Trump's at the same point in President Trump's Administration..


    WOW.... How utterly BUMMED that fact must make ya'all feel, eh???

    Lower approval rating than President Trump's...

    That's just GOTTA sting, eh??? ;D

  20. [20] 
    Michale wrote:

    Awww right.. Let's wrap up this session at an even 20 and give someone else a shot at the mic...

    Since it's obvious ya'all believe that only ONE person can comment at a time... :^/


  21. [21] 
    Michale wrote:

    The "AUTO" Button For Assault Rifles

    Who knew the Coast Guard had an armored infantry??? :eyeroll:

    Who knew Democrats could be so utterly and completely GULLIBLE when it comes to firearms???

    Only EVERYONE with more than 2 brain cells to rub together..

  22. [22] 
    Michale wrote:

    But we're here to talk about the economy, eh?? :D

    Since Biden admin called inflation ‘transitory’, US has seen 13 straight months of soaring costs

    Biden said in July 2021 that price increases would be 'temporary'

    In December of 2021 Biden's Handlers said that inflation has "peaked"...

    It's AMAZING that Democrats still buy into the BS that Biden's Handlers is selling... :eyeroll:

  23. [23] 
    Michale wrote:

    TGIF: Taco Night With the First Lady w/ Bari Weiss

    Oh Jill.

    On Monday, the First Lady went to “a LatinX IncluXion Luncheon” (sponsored by Amazon, Google, Marriott, UPS, and Wells Fargo). No one wants to be called Latinx even for incluXion. Progressives add Xs to words like lesbians add granola to recipes: It feels right, even if everyone is saying stop. At the luncheon, she said the following: “The diversity of this community—as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio—is your strength.”
    “We are not tacos,” responded the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

    And ta think... There are moron Democrats out there who poo-poo'ed this away as nothing.. :eyeroll:

    Of course.. Racist stereotyping is nothing when Democrats do it.. They are simply bowing to their KKK/Jim Crow roots after all..


  24. [24] 
    Michale wrote:

    But... We're here to talk about the economy...

    Remember the headlines from Democrat Water Carriers in the summer of 2021???

    “How Inflation Became the Gasbags’ Favorite Moral Panic.”
    -Mother Jones

    Or this one:

    “Inflation Isn’t Lurking Around the Corner. This Isn’t the 1970s: Democrats need to shelve the memory of stagflation.”
    -NY Times

    Oh yea... Inflation is nothing to worry about... :eyeroll:

    It's amazing that ya'all think that Democrats have ***ANY*** semblance of credibility...


  25. [25] 
    Michale wrote:

    Joe Manchin is a Never-Ending Nightmare for the Democratic Party

    Blaaa blaaa blaaa CLIMATE CHANGE!!! blaa blaaa blaaa blaaaa GLOBAL WARMING!!! blaaaa blaaaa blaaaa blaaaa

    There is NO climate change "emergency"... And, even if there were, there is simply NOTHING that humans can do about it..


    Just like there is no Planetary Orbit "emergency"... And even if there was, there is simply NOTHING that humans can do about it..

    The *ONLY* thing in peril here is the Democrats and their hysterical HATE AMERICA agenda..

    And THAT being in peril is a GOOD thing...

  26. [26] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    But I wasn't just referring to masks when I said draconian procedures..I am talking about lockdowns and closing of businesses and schools that caused IMMEASURABLE harm to our economy and our children..

    Lockdowns and the closing of businesses are certainly the absolute WORST way of controlling a pandemic.

    Unfortunately, too many people refused to follow the health protocols that actually do work to control an outbreak and so lockdowns became necessary to save lives AND healthcare systems and reach some level of control.

    Wearing a mask is an interesting behavior. Unless you are wearing a high quality mask AND you are following ALL of the essential protocols of mask wearing, wearing a mask is little more than a sign of respect and consideration for the health of your fellow human beings.

    When I take the bus to work or when I go to the grocery store or when I'm in any public indoor setting, I am still wearing a mask even though mask wearing is no longer mandated. It's a pretty good quality mask and coordinates with my outfit, more or less, but it ain't up to standard of actually stopping viral particles from getting through. So, I follow the other simple public health protocols, too.

    If everyone did what I and many others do, then the COVID-19 pandemic would have ended some time ago. And, we would be better prepared to handle the next one without having to resort to draconian measures like lockdowns.

  27. [27] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    Democrats, being the pro-criminal and pro-scumbag Party they are, want to disarm law-abiding Americans and leave them at the mercy of armed thugs and scumbags..THIS is EXACTLY why The Democrat Party is the Hate Patriotic Americans Party... :eyeroll:

    Who spews the most hate around here and ... isn't it, ah, ironic?

  28. [28] 
    Michale wrote:


    Lockdowns and the closing of businesses are certainly the absolute WORST way of controlling a pandemic.

    Now, just a damn minute, what the heck are you....????

    Wait... Whaaa???

    Yer AGREEING with me??? :D

    Who spews the most hate around here and....

    The Democrat Party... Definitely.. :D

  29. [29] 
    Michale wrote:

    The Cardassian Show Trial is ALL about hate... Democrat hate...

  30. [30] 
    Michale wrote:

    Well, gee whiz.... Seems like things are REAL quiet in Weigantia... :D

  31. [31] 
    Michale wrote:

    It's funny how Biden's Handlers called Saudi Arabia a "Pariah" nation and yet now has to GO to Saudi Arabia, hat in hand to beg...

    Don't ya'all find that incredibly sad????

  32. [32] 
    Michale wrote:

    And for Biden's Handlers and the Democrats....

    White House faces disaster with young voters

    President Biden is facing a disaster with young voters, increasing fears among Democrats that they are in danger of losing a generation if he doesn’t improve his standing with Generation Z.

    Biden’s approval rating has declined across the board among Democrats, but the figures with people under 30 years old is cratering.

    A New York Times-Siena College poll this week found 94 percent of Democratic primary voters ages 18 to 29 saying the party should nominate someone other than Biden in 2024.

    Biden, 79, has never been the candidate for younger Democrats, though they did rally to help him win the White House in 2020 as the president endorsed key progressive policy initiatives to address climate change and other issues.

    The hits just keep on coming!! :D

  33. [33] 
    Michale wrote:

    Now the polls suggest they could abandon him altogether amid frustration with a lack of progress in Washington on everything from climate change to abortion rights.

    “A lot of the young people that I’m talking to in particular right now are asking what the point is of having a Democratic trifecta if our rights are still being ripped away,” said Ellen Sciales, communications director at the youth climate activist group the Sunrise Movement.

    “Like, what’s the point of voting? And obviously we’re pushing people to vote, but it’s going to make it so much harder for us to do our jobs,” she said.

    Biden received high marks from young voters at the start of his presidency. However, a Gallup poll released in April found that Biden’s approval rating had dropped 21 percentage points among Americans belonging to Generation Z — those born between 1997 and 2004 — and 19 percentage points among millennials — those born between 1981 and 1996 — between the start of his presidency and this past March.

    There IS no point in voting for Democrats..

    Because they simply cannot get things done...

    So many good things happened under President Trump because President Trump could get good things done....

    Democrats are simply incapable of governing competently...

    Even when Democrats have a LOCK on the Executive and the Legislative... Democrats CAN'T accomplish ANYTHING..

    The facts are conclusive on this point..

  34. [34] 
    Michale wrote:

    MacDill airmen rescue 8 civilians from sharks circling their capsized boat

    MacDill airmen enacted the dramatic rescue of capsized boat passengers while performing a safety sweep of the waters

    Service members assigned to MacDill Air Force Base likely saved the lives of eight people from their capsized boat in the Tampa Bay area after a shark was spotted circling the group.

    Airmen from the base were completing a sweep of nearby stormy waters June 12 following an issued small craft advisory due to the weather.

    Staff Sgt. William Au and Airman 1st Class Kade Jones, concerned about the danger for small boats, undertook the safety sweep despite the risks.

    "It was really rough out. The waves were so tall it was hard to see where they were. The waves just kept coming up and down," said Rivera-Rodriguez.

    PJs at work!!


  35. [35] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    What other product is advertised by every place that sells it with a giant price sign out front? None that I know of. Gas prices are unavoidable, plain and simple.

    Well, the "Everything a Dollar" store does a pretty good job of advertising their prices. Working there must be a constant HELL as you just know that they are constantly being asked by customers, "How much does this cost?"

    We also have a dentist's office that is named "$1,999 Implants" which does dental implants for... well, you guessed it...$1,999!

  36. [36] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    Well, gee whiz.... Seems like things are REAL quiet in Weigantia...

    We are all sitting back watching the daily show here in Weigantia... a little dog growling and giving his meanest sound barks out of fear at his own shadow; believing it to be the monsters that he has created in his mind!

    I would love to be able to say that the show doesn't get old very quickly, but, alas, I cannot!

  37. [37] 
    ListenWhenYouHear wrote:

    So many good things happened under President Trump because President Trump could get good things done....

    And what lasting things did President Trump accomplish? What programs did he sign into law that we are still benefiting from today?

    What about gutting the Affordable Care Act that he claimed he would get rid of if he was elected President?

    I seem to remember on at least three different occasions that Trump promised us that he was going to unveil HIS new healthcare program that would be the best one we have ever seen. It would be beautiful legislation that -- he had heard that people were telling him -- was the greatest thing since sliced bread. That's just what Trump said he had heard people saying about it...

    Trump never followed thru on his promise. Trump lied to us.

    He did get reverse Obama's regulation that made it illegal to use lead in buckshot, which would poison animals that were wounded with it, but not killed immediately. Those animals would slowly die a horrible death. As would any animal that ate the animal injured by the lead buckshot.

    Hunting groups opposed Trump reversing the order, but Trump didn't care! Reversing the good that Obama did was his goal... not serving the interests of the people.

  38. [38] 
    Elizabeth Miller wrote:


    Well, the "Everything a Dollar" store does a pretty good job of advertising their prices. Working there must be a constant HELL as you just know that they are constantly being asked by customers, "How much does this cost?"

    Better than being asked, "Do you work here?" Heh.

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