Steven Chu Retracts Urge To Drive American Gas Prices To European Levels

Will Obama retract his statement that "under my plan, electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket?"

One of the Administration's few successes, as they define successes, is getting gas up to so high a price as to make electric vehicles competitive.

Um, okay, so electric vehicles are still not competitive, unless you're Johnny Blaze and are willing to pay extra for an environmentally-friendly flaming car.

But still, this is a success, as far as their laying out a goal and then achieving it.

But now Chu says, unconvincingly, he didn't mean to say that, or something.

Chu seemed to equivocate, pause, and stumble over his words when responding to Lee’s question about high gas prices. Other comments Chu made at another hearing late last month put him in hot water on gas prices. Politico reported on Feb. 28 that Chu told a House committee he was not working to lower gasoline prices but to wean the United States off oil. That story has since been corrected to clarify that DOE is working to both lower gas prices and wean the country off oil. But that was only after the story was picked up by Republicans and used against the administration.

So the Secretary of Energy is really against producing usable energy. Orwell just called and asked "Did I call it or did I call it?"

Meanwhile, within walking distance to the White House, is this sign of the times.

And also meanwhile, Obama says of course the American people will "blame" him for rising gas prices, but he's magnanimous enough to understand their crude, stupid brains and the odd connections they make between policy and consequence.

Posted by: Ace at 02:15 PM



Comments

1 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:18 PM (8y9MW)

2 The chink in the armor!

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 02:18 PM (GTbGH)

3 It's the chink in their armor.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:18 PM (MMC8r)

4 Dang.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:18 PM (MMC8r)

5
Biden: Obama 'would've been a one-term president' if bin Laden mission had failed


Would've been? Was he reelected and I missed it?

Posted by: Ugly Betty at March 13, 2012 02:19 PM (e8kgV)

6
Chu was properly put in his place -- reelection mode.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 13, 2012 02:19 PM (jUytm)

7 In your face, nickless!

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 02:19 PM (GTbGH)

8 Stephen Chu is a lying semen ingestor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:19 PM (8y9MW)

9 Add Urine, makes it's own joke.

Posted by: Your Coke at March 13, 2012 02:19 PM (Vi5W2)

10 Holy. Shit. And I was pissed about having to pay $3.70ish tonight.

I remind people and remind people about the lube yet no one ever listens to me.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:19 PM (VtjlW)

11 Didn't obama find the chu idiot here in Hawaii?
Heh
You're welcome?

Posted by: navycopjoe at March 13, 2012 02:20 PM (aiMuM)

12 Where do these knuckle-dragging Bible-clingers get these foolish notions of cause and effect? Some backwater vo-tech school? *looks down nose, sniffs*

Posted by: King Barry XIV at March 13, 2012 02:20 PM (DrWcr)

13 It's an election year. Time for Democrats to once again stop telling people what they intend to do.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at March 13, 2012 02:20 PM (alydU)

14 >>I remind people and remind people about the lube yet no one ever listens to me.

We're all just helpless without federal lube subsidies.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at March 13, 2012 02:20 PM (ZKzrr)

15
memo to: GOP

Idiots, you have Obama by the balls on the gas issue. Squeeze them, you fools.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 13, 2012 02:20 PM (jUytm)

16
The urge to regurge.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 13, 2012 02:20 PM (m8NEN)

17

But.....energy is a women'shealth issue. If you are against our energy policy, then you are against women!

Posted by: Team Barry at March 13, 2012 02:21 PM (aykLa)

18 Every time one of Obama's goons say that their energy policy is successful because American's are using less gasoline, someone should make it quite clear, that American's are using less gasoline because Obama has doubled the price of the gas. Idgots.

Posted by: doug at March 13, 2012 02:21 PM (gUGI6)

19 Of course, on this one, BHO is wrong. The people aren't blaming him. Not yet, at least. According to my pretty reliable wind-socks, they're still blaming "speculators."

Talk about a meme with legs.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:21 PM (8y9MW)

20 He's just ignorant, he doens't know better than to tell the truth..

Posted by: George Washington McClintock at March 13, 2012 02:21 PM (lZBBB)

21 >>Chu seemed to equivocate, pause, and stumble over his words

And that's on a good day. Perhaps it's good that he doesn't drive.

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 13, 2012 02:21 PM (XdlcF)

22 Dang.

lol

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (KXm42)

23 Wow, Ace is on a posting blitz this afternoon!

Did those TSA guys stimulate something when they probed you, Ace?

Posted by: kbdabear at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (Y+DPZ)

24 “Yeow”, the pontificatingrepug protests, “Such is the miserable lot of my life, all pointed barbs aside.” Lear’s (the doomed king of his own misbegotten kingdom) confusion at attacks upon his throne and self seemed dearly unwarranted. “What have we done to deserve such miserable attacks upon my regal person?” And gathered about him were such a sorry lot of acrid and acerbic souls who had an astringent and attenuated existence that begged any excuse for being. As salt in a wound, as the tart taste of a pickled pigs foot, as nasty as an aside from someone held so dear, as painful as anything said by someone you’ve held dear – you are damned by the pain you are willing to accept.

There, are the machinations of your own misery. You stoke the furnace of your own smelter of torment. You live with the self-defined slag of the dregs of your own existence. People, even your own sycophants, are confused, asking what the story is, what you are, what’s going on. That implies a dotted expletive… The answer (as if there could be any definitive code of clarity in your murky puddle of social issues) is, metaphorically, perhaps power mad stumbling drunks with a sad agenda too often directed at a sad sequence of phrases that’s so clouded by your confused priorities or the fragmented family your “party” has become.

Yes, you speak weakly and befuddled of whatever it is that is your agenda. Or rather, you speak clumsily and inarticulately of what you feel, what exactly it is you’re trying to say. Yeow, you might say. Yikes and yehoody. There you are. Stunted and stupid, the proverbial ‘foot in mouth’ as you try to explain why your grand “party” ended up in political ditch on the side of the road, late in the night of your dead-end ambitions, with no flares, no cell-phone, no sense of where you are and what you should do. Life is a conditioned agreement between what is and what could be. And it’s passed you by.

Posted by: Carl Gordon at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (OV/3E)

25 To help save gasoline, Obama has mandated that all roads will now be built sloped downhill.

Both ways.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (MMC8r)

26 `Will Obama retract his statement that "under my plan, electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket?"



MFM: No need to retract it. We've already dumped into the memory hole

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (1Jaio)

27 Well, we want to raise the price of gas to European levels, just not so fast. I mean, people might not reelect me if...oh shit...

Posted by: Barack O'Chutzpah at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (RD7QR)

28 15 memo to: GOP
Idiots, you have Obama by the balls on the gas issue. Squeeze them, you fools.


There's gas in Barry's balls?

Posted by: wheatie at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (aykLa)

29 Who needs gas? I ride the bus.

Posted by: Obama Supporter at March 13, 2012 02:23 PM (alydU)

30 Save us algea, you are our only hope!

Posted by: Obama/Biden 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:23 PM (OWjjx)

31 Holy. Shit. And I was pissed about having to pay $3.70ish tonight.



I remind people and remind people about the lube yet no one ever listens to me.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:19 PM (VtjlW)


I can't even remember the last time I paid $3.70. Paid $4.05 a week ago.

Posted by: Tami at March 13, 2012 02:23 PM (X6akg)

32 Wow. Carl Gordon returns with his word salads. Haven't seen him in a long while.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:24 PM (MMC8r)

33 You stoke the furnace of your own smelter of torment. You live with the self-defined slag of the dregs of your own existence.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 02:24 PM (GTbGH)

34 Posted by: Carl Gordon at March 13, 2012 02:22 PM (OV/3E)

Dude, you need to stop with the Bolivian marching powder. Really.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at March 13, 2012 02:24 PM (RD7QR)

35 I can't even remember the last time I paid $3.70. Paid $4.05 a week ago.

Gas actually went down in our neck of the woods.
Monday it was 3.99. Today it was.................3.98!
I guess Obama has saved us once again!

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (OWjjx)

36 Yup Yup Gas is high, but shit I had to pay $48 freaken dollars to park in Midtown NYC last night? Freaken highway robbery

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (i6RpT)

37 We could start collecting unicorn farts today but they won't supply a substantial amount of our energy needs for another decade.

Posted by: Steven Chu, A Nobel Laureate at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (QKKT0)

38
Yes, you speak weakly and befuddled of whatever it is that is your agenda.

Yoda?

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (MMC8r)

39 But remember y'all....Steven Chu is a Nobel. Prize. Winner.

Smartest administration evah!

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (sbV1u)

40 This guy puts the "chu" in retard.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (alydU)

41
Posted by: Carl Gordon

This is a longtime cut and paste spammer.

I'm beginning to believe there exists a real person named Carl Gordon. Middle-aged, lives with his mom. Doesn't work.

Spends half the day writing this crap and the other half pasting it all over the internet.

Posted by: Soothsayer at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (jUytm)

42 Gas here in Dallas jumped 11 cents. This morning.

Left my house, gas station by my house said 3.68/gal. Got up to work (about an hour away) and the local gas stations (usually have the same price as the one close to my house, within a couple of cents anyway) had 3.79.

Luckily, I gassed up yesterday: maybe it'll drop by a few cents before I have to buy gas on Thursday.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:26 PM (8y9MW)

43 Obama, how's my gass taste?

Posted by: Five bucks a gallon at March 13, 2012 02:26 PM (bm4vI)

44 One of the Administration's few successes, as they define successes, is
getting gas up to so high a price as to make electric vehicles
competitive.


Under my plan, electric rates will necessarily skyrocket

Posted by: King Barry the Planet Protector at March 13, 2012 02:26 PM (Y+DPZ)

45 Dear Obama if you say you are a victim, then you are one of your own mind. And just prove how much a miserable failure you are.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2012 02:26 PM (UVBO7)

46 Chu also gave himself an A+ for his ability in picking successful loan recipients through the DOE's Green Initiative program. An A+.

He's not as modest as the JEF.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 13, 2012 02:26 PM (ccXZP)

47 Carl got a thesaurus for Christmas.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:26 PM (MMC8r)

48 Oh. I was thinking Carl was somebody's sock.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:26 PM (8y9MW)

49 Life is a conditioned agreement between what is and what could be.

Posting on the internet is a conditioned agreement between posting something witty and smart and posting what you just did.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at March 13, 2012 02:27 PM (OWjjx)

50 Keep you tanks topped up.

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 02:27 PM (GTbGH)

51 Dammit, Ace. Every time I get to the end of the comments, there's a new thread.

Posted by: thisheavenlyhell at March 13, 2012 02:27 PM (XWb4y)

52 Hey, Dr. Chu has a Nobel Prize. Just like me. And by the way, shut up, because I won and I'm going to win again.

Posted by: King Barry at March 13, 2012 02:27 PM (jCQ+I)

53 Shit. I better go check my tire pressure.

Posted by: Roy at March 13, 2012 02:27 PM (bm4vI)

54 I may have to give up this gig and go full time as an investment consultant.

Posted by: Steven Chu, A Nobel Laureate at March 13, 2012 02:27 PM (QKKT0)

55 Hey, we all grow over time.

I mean, at isn't it something that at least *now* I know now that oil falls under my department's purview.

Posted by: Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner at March 13, 2012 02:28 PM (Rb6sT)

56 This is a longtime cut and paste spammer.

I've never noticed him before.

But then again, I bet Carl has had that problem his whole life.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 13, 2012 02:28 PM (sbV1u)

57 The Chevy Volt: Yup we're not really building them anymore and the commercials really suck. Wanna buy one?

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 02:28 PM (i6RpT)

58 Oh, and "en fuego!"

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at March 13, 2012 02:28 PM (RD7QR)

59 Carl, not every verb needs an adverb, nor every noun an adjective.

But you need some prozac.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:28 PM (MMC8r)

60 Meanwhile, within walking distance to the White House, is this sign of the times

Hey Valerie, could you call the OMB to put another 10 grand on my card? I've gotta fill up the limo to go to the basketball game tonight

Posted by: King Barry the Frugal at March 13, 2012 02:28 PM (Y+DPZ)

61 'Gas,Ass or Grass' you say?
I'm a poor college student.I can't afford the Gasand I waxed away all theGrass...
I guess it'll have tobeAss.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke in 'Even Slatterns Get the Blues' at March 13, 2012 02:29 PM (Vi5W2)

62 Wow. Carl Gordon returns with his word salads. Haven't seen him in a long while.


That is quite the salad he tossed.

Who is the target of his ire?

Posted by: fluffy at March 13, 2012 02:29 PM (vRSeu)

63 I just paid $4.35 for reg in California

Posted by: The Jackhole at March 13, 2012 02:29 PM (nTgAI)

64 Dr. Chu says, "Pantaloons en fuego!!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2012 02:29 PM (UVBO7)

65 That is quite the salad he tossed.

Who is the target of his ire?


Posted by: fluffy at March 13, 2012 02:29 PM (vRSeu)

Could be anybody for all the sense it makes.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at March 13, 2012 02:30 PM (RD7QR)

66 A renewed emphasis on long distance walking should do much to eliminate the scourge of obesity that is afflicting our nation.

Posted by: Barky O'Genius at March 13, 2012 02:30 PM (QKKT0)

67 Chu doesn't own a car.....but his wife does. A BMW.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 13, 2012 02:30 PM (ccXZP)

68 Much like making a crack about your wife's weight within her earshot, I'm thinking Chu's gas comment isn't something he can just retract. But what do I know?

Posted by: Jaws at March 13, 2012 02:31 PM (4I3Uo)

69 Someone should nominate Gordon for L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future series.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2012 02:31 PM (UVBO7)

70 Ah, Chu.

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 02:31 PM (GTbGH)

71 Obameo, Obameo, wherefore art thou?

Posted by: Carl Shakespeare at March 13, 2012 02:31 PM (Y+DPZ)

72 I've never noticed him before.

He hasn't been around for years if it's the same guy I'm thinking of. He's off his meds again. Mostly harmless.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (KXm42)

73 Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 02:25 PM (i6RpT)

You could Park in Newark and take the train...
hah.

Posted by: garrett at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (Vi5W2)

74 The pipe fittings of your existence are only begotten by the lace wigs of your ruminations.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (alydU)

75 >>but shit I had to pay $48 freaken dollars to park in Midtown NYC last night?

Might I interest you in my 6-page PDF, "The Parking Is Too Damn High"? Just €4.99 on Amazon.

Posted by: Yglesiass at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (ZKzrr)

76 I'm paying $4.83 per gallon now. Lame.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (FEqS6)

77 We're now capping the hot water Chu's in. It's currently powering the Choo-Choo in Biden's brain, but we plan to expand operations in this year's third quarter.

Posted by: Potomac Electric Power Company at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (eHIJJ)

78
Wait a sec, I think I can communicate with Carl Gordon.

...the tart taste of a pickled pigs foot...

Um, okay. Carl, listen carefully. The apes ate crunchy figs in the grotto, Carl.

Can. You. Understand. Me. Carl?

The Apes. Ate. Crunchy Figs.

Posted by: lolobama at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (jUytm)

79 Chevy Volt? It's the bomb!

Posted by: USA at March 13, 2012 02:33 PM (6Cjut)

80 We have a winner. If you had The Mega Independent at post 74, go to the pay window and collect your money.

Posted by: AOSHQ Para Mutual Manager at March 13, 2012 02:33 PM (OWjjx)

81 I love my Chevy Volt!

Posted by: The Human Torch at March 13, 2012 02:34 PM (7+pP9)

82 You could Park in Newark and take the train...
hah.
Posted by: garrett at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (Vi5W2)

I could have parked at the Ferry and taken a bus and cab and still probably paid close to $48 dollars in the end. Personally I hate going into the city. I could have gotten just as good a lobster, actually better, in NJ and not paid for parking at all

Posted by: nevergiveup at March 13, 2012 02:34 PM (i6RpT)

83 Carl has a long mustache. Repeat, Carl has a long mustache.

Posted by: BBC at March 13, 2012 02:34 PM (GTbGH)

84 Carl Gordon's posts are either some odd automated program or some coded message.

Posted by: nickless at March 13, 2012 02:34 PM (MMC8r)

85 Women in religious affiliations should get a free Volt loaded with condoms in their health insurance plan.

Posted by: Very Sandy Fluke at March 13, 2012 02:35 PM (eHIJJ)

86 Makes perfect sence, I guess to those who are loathe to use their noggins.
What possible benefit could President Obama gain from rising gas prices in an election year?
This recent rise stems from the reality that gas prices usually rise during spring, the economy is improving so energy prices are increasing and mainly, from the sabre rattling from Bibi in Israel He is an original neocon who hates the US, unless the US does exactly what Bibi wants, like gwb did.
You say the President is in over his head and yet you say there is some kind of super secret conspiracy to raise gas prices. Which is it?
Prices here are up about 15% over the past few weeks. Sucks but it aint hair on fire time.
Unfortunately, the gop is anti-America. You cheer for failed American built cars. You hope for war with Iran to make the Pres look bad. You dream of higher gas prices assuming it hurts the Presidents reelection chances. You want to deny basic health care to the women of this country. You equate homosexuals with pedophiles, yet turn a bilnd eye to the rape of boys by the catholic church.
Why are you so unAmerican? So much hate.

Posted by: squeaky at March 13, 2012 02:35 PM (o1Qgp)

87 I'm paying $4.83 per gallon now. Lame.
Posted by: Empire of Jeff at March 13, 2012 02:32 PM (FEqS6)

Shit I can't even fill up my truck... the pump stops at $99

Posted by: The Jackhole at March 13, 2012 02:35 PM (nTgAI)

88 To be fair, it's not like anyone in D.C. is paying $5.50/gallon.

They're charging it to their department, and thus, to you working stiffs!

Yay, Government!

Posted by: Bang Out Of Order at March 13, 2012 02:35 PM (1H47k)

89 If the NYT can opt-out of reality, why can't the government provide free gas?

Posted by: USA at March 13, 2012 02:35 PM (6Cjut)

90 External combustion engine was classic.

Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2012 02:36 PM (KXm42)

91
What I said hurt the Won??

I retract

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at March 13, 2012 02:36 PM (xMU3a)

92 Who let Squeaky From out of prison?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 13, 2012 02:36 PM (UVBO7)

93 Love in the Afternoon just started on TCM, AoS lifestyle-approved, really fun movie, just fyi.

I often tell people about the 'necessarily skyrocket' line, they've never heard of it before, thanks a lot MFM. And screw you, Chu.

Posted by: Adrian at March 13, 2012 02:37 PM (PY4xx)

94 SPEED 2012

The President must keep throwing promises, plans, and czars under the bus to keep his campaign from blowing up ..

Posted by: Movie Guide at March 13, 2012 02:37 PM (Y+DPZ)

95 Chevy Volt: Part Car, part emergency flare.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at March 13, 2012 02:37 PM (8y9MW)

96 "Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15 years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work."

I work downtown. I have a family. Kids. I CAN'T "choose" to live closer to work. Downtown is not a good place to raise my family, dick.

"But, Europeans do it." European roads and communities were more likely tohave beenlaid out before the automobile than here in the U.S., dick. They didn't 'plan' a damn thing. They're older. They didn't have white flight and suburban sprawl.

That's the problem with Central Planners. It all looks so easy hunched over that pretty chart. Go ahead, hike fuel costs so I have to move my wife and kids out of our ranch home with backyard, to a downtown apartment. I'm on board with that plan, sparky.

Posted by: CJ at March 13, 2012 02:37 PM (9KqcB)

97 Makes perfect sence, I guess to those who are loathe to use their noggins. What possible benefit could President Obama gain from rising gas prices in an election year? This recent rise stems from the reality that gas prices usually rise during spring, the economy is improving so energy prices are increasing and mainly, from the sabre rattling from Bibi in Israel He is an original neocon who hates the US, unless the US does exactly what Bibi wants, like gwb did. You say the President is in over his head and yet you say there is some kind of super secret conspiracy to raise gas prices. Which is it? Prices here are up about 15% over the past few weeks. Sucks but it aint hair on fire time. Unfortunately, the gop is anti-America. You cheer for failed American built cars. You hope for war with Iran to make the Pres look bad. You dream of higher gas prices assuming it hurts the Presidents reelection chances. You want to deny basic health care to the women of this country. You equate homosexuals with pedophiles, yet turn a bilnd eye to the rape of boys by the catholic church. Why are you so unAmerican? So much hate.
Posted by: squeakhole at March 13, 2012 02:35 PM (o1Qgp)
Troll Alert... jumping threads

Posted by: The Jackhole at March 13, 2012 02:37 PM (nTgAI)

98 90
External combustion engine was classic.


Posted by: eleven at March 13, 2012 02:36 PM

Hey, that was a feature of the Buick Regal and Chevy Lumina!

Posted by: Government Motors at March 13, 2012 02:40 PM (Y+DPZ)

99 AJ in the house!

Posted by: toby928© at March 13, 2012 02:40 PM (GTbGH)

100 Not Europe Europe.

Posted by: Chu Chu Kachu at March 13, 2012 02:40 PM (71LDo)

101 Careful. Chu is an eighth dimensional Chinese Checkers master.

And I denounce myself but first, you will blow me.

Posted by: Fritz at March 13, 2012 02:40 PM (FDEjy)

102 Sqwuaky sounds like his squeakyhole hurts

Posted by: The Jackhole at March 13, 2012 02:40 PM (nTgAI)

103 If Obama gets a second term Our business is going to boom.

Posted by: Buggy Whips"R"Us at March 13, 2012 02:42 PM (tf9Ne)

104 This recent rise stems from the reality that gas prices usually rise
during spring, the economy is improving so energy prices are increasing
Posted by: squeakhole at March 13, 2012 02:35 PM

Consumption has been dropping steadily for the past 6 months while prices are rising. So much for your everyone is now working and buying gas theory.

Want to try "the Fed has turned the dollar into toilet paper to cover massive debt service"?

Or maybe you should go home and get your fuckin' shine box

Posted by: Government Motors at March 13, 2012 02:43 PM (Y+DPZ)

105 Chevy plans to reintroduce its electric car as the ReVolt. New spokesperson, Bill Ayers, says, "It's the bomb!"

Posted by: USA at March 13, 2012 02:46 PM (6Cjut)

106
"Mr. Chu has called for gradually ramping up gasoline taxes over 15
years to coax consumers into buying more-efficient cars and living in
neighborhoods closer to work."


I see Chu's a fan of my work.

Posted by: Cass Sunstein, Nudge Czar & Central Planning Commissar at March 13, 2012 02:46 PM (eHIJJ)

107
Oh yeah -- that growing economy:

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Job openings at U.S. workplaces declined to 3.46 million in January from 3.54 million in December, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.
...
Meanwhile, the total number of hires decreased to 4.16 million from 4.19 million.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at March 13, 2012 02:47 PM (7+pP9)

108 I really don't give a crap why the prices are rising.

The fact is that the Democrats and Media, BIRM, told us that Booosh was the reason gas prices were rising. They were using it for political gain, as always, truth be damned.

Now, I want to make them fucking CHOKE on those statements. They need to be pounded and beaten with those statements until they either ADMIT they were lying, partisan shills for the Democrats, or they lay the blame squarely at the feet of Obama.

Do I take glee in rising gas prices? Nope, it sucks. But if they're going to go up, then we need to use this to out these bastards for the suckers of cock that they are.

Posted by: blindside at March 13, 2012 02:47 PM (x7g7t)

109 Mr. Chu has realized his probability of continued employment at taxpayer expense is dwindling fast.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward at March 13, 2012 02:50 PM (t4cl/)

110 What do I care about gas prices? I don't even drive!

Posted by: Steven Chu at March 13, 2012 02:50 PM (v+QvA)

111 I guess it'll have tobeAss.
Posted by: Sandra Fluke in 'Even Slatterns Get the Blues' at March 13, 2012 02:29 PM (Vi5W2)

Yeah, I'll pass.

Posted by: blindside at March 13, 2012 02:51 PM (x7g7t)

112 "They need to be pounded and beaten with those statements until they
either ADMIT they were lying, partisan shills for the Democrats..."


Not. A. Chance. Does the term "homeless people" mean anything to you? Every election, every damned one, where a GOP incumbent is up, the tiniest economic blip inspires the Street People Montage. Magically, for the Democrat incumbent, the homeless population turns to vapor.

You can set your watch to it.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 13, 2012 02:52 PM (eHIJJ)

113 A lib blog had a picture of his wife's beautiful new BMW. Even they were angry at him for his remarks. They were really angry though that he didn't buy an American car.

Posted by: disgusted at March 13, 2012 02:54 PM (oZfic)

114 Speaking of Johnny Blaze, who else thinks Mitt Romney looks like Reed Richards?

Posted by: OKrell at March 13, 2012 03:00 PM (xLOqo)

115 Um, okay, so electric vehicles are still not competitive, unless you're Johnny Blaze and are willing to pay extra for an environmentally-friendly flaming car
Even hybrid carsare still not competitive. I'm in the market for a new car and I really wanted to be patriotic, green, and economical, so I looked at the Ford Escape hybrid. It gets 34 mpg city/31 mpg highway vs23mpg city/28 mpg highway for the non-hybrid model.(As I'm sure most of us morons know, hybrids typically get better mileage in the city than highway because they use thebattery more and recharge more through frequent braking). The base model hybrid costs $31K and the base model non-hybrid $21K. Figuring that I drive 20,000 miles per year (a high estimate), that I get the maximum difference in mpg (34 vs 23, very unlikely), and that gas costs $5/gal (hopefully not after Obama leaves office), I would save $1400/yr with the hybrid. Therefore it would take over 7 years to break even costwise under the best possible scenario, which ain't gonna happen. Conclusion: To hell with the hybrid.

Posted by: Pervy Grin at March 13, 2012 03:16 PM (OxKj2)

116 A Chu quote from the National Journal (link in name):
"So there are many, many reasons why we do not want the price of gasoline to go up.”
Yeah, well mainly because it causes your bosses' poll numbers to fall faster than Sandra Fluke's panties.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at March 13, 2012 03:23 PM (+/C3g)

117
Hey, you know the traditional yellof drivers of electric vehicles?

Fore!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 13, 2012 04:04 PM (f6OFM)

118
But.....energy is a women'shealth issue. If you are against our energy policy, then you are against women!

Health insurance should provide free batteries!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 13, 2012 04:06 PM (f6OFM)

119 Gas was 3.49 last Friday, and yesterday its 3.65! I know thats lower than yall, but still, thats a big jump right there. And of course I didn't fill up Friday

Chu's testimony really was bad. He's not very good at lying. Maybe they need to get him a teleprompter so the lies flow more freely.

Posted by: Presidebt Baraka at March 13, 2012 04:54 PM (UU0OF)

120 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at March 13, 2012 06:13 PM (7W3wI)

121 Obama Chu haveswitched to Limp-Home mode.

Posted by: Flashman at March 13, 2012 06:27 PM (7C+pu)

122 I'm so sick of this condescending, factually ignorant, stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure of a president.

Posted by: disa at March 13, 2012 08:47 PM (v7+7U)

123 To be fair, that is the Exxon just across from the Watergate Complex in DC, which I believe is somewhat proudly the most expensive gas station in the United States.

Posted by: Rasputin at March 14, 2012 10:06 PM (H4Kpm)






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