Congratulations, liberal California; under Obama, you’ve screwed your people more than they’ve ever been screwed before:
LOS ANGELES (AP) – California motorists faced another day of record-breaking gasoline prices Sunday, though relief appeared to be on the way.
In its latest update early Sunday, AAA reported that the statewide average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $4.655. Saturday’s average of $4.6140 was the highest since June 19, 2008, when it was $4.6096.
The four-penny-per-gallon jump Sunday was less than Saturday’s increase, which was 12 cents. [...]
The average for a gallon of regular was $4.69 in Los Angeles, $4.71 in San Diego and San Francisco, $4.55 in Sacramento and $4.90 in Santa Barbara, according to GasBuddy.com.
Note that Obama just broke Bush’s record. It’s Obama’s name in the record books now, kids.
Actually, AAA just announced that gas in California is now at $4.65. That smashes the record for the highest price EVER.
And because it’s Obama and Democrats running California rather than the devil Bush, the mainstream media has constantly said to Californians, “Don’t worry; it’s only temporary! Messiah will slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet!” But we’re gradually learning that things won’t be quite so temporary for us:
But hey, we’re not alone here in California. Liberals on BOTH coasts get to enjoy the price of that evil juice they constantly demonize.
Drivers on either coast may be questioning the conventional wisdom that gas prices fall after Labor Day.
Motorists in California paid an average of $4.232 per gallon Wednesday. That’s 45 cents higher than the national average and exceeded only by Hawaii among the 50 states.
Prices in New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire are at or near highs for the year. They’re also about 40 cents higher than a year ago.
Refinery and pipeline problems have shrunk supplies of gasoline on the coasts and driven up prices in states that typically have some of the highest gas prices in the U.S. anyway. In other regions, gas prices have trickled lower after a late-summer surge.
California’s gasoline inventories have shrunk to the lowest levels in more than a decade. That has been exacerbated by the state’s strict anti-pollution laws which require motorists to use costlier blends of gasoline.
Drivers in the Pacific Northwest also are feeling the pinch. The average price in Oregon and Washington is above $4.
Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at Oil Price Information Service, expects another dramatic surge in West Coast prices over the next five days before they eventually head lower.
Kloza says conditions are improving on the East Coast, where refinery issues created tight supplies in the past several weeks, mainly in the Northeast. The situation is gradually easing as more imported oil arrives, he said.
For the rest of the country, average gas prices have dropped in the past month, but at a slower pace than typically seen after Labor Day. At $3.78 per gallon, the national average is the highest ever for this time of year.
It was reported today on Fox News that things are actually considerably worse now, but of course the media don’t want to report on that lest they hurt their magic messiah and risk tarnishing the power of his magic unicorn fairy dust. Gas prices are shockingly high in Oregon and Washington, as well as New York and much of the Northeast.
“The one thing we fail to talk about is those costs that you don’t see on the bottom line. That is coal makes us sick, oil makes us sick; it’s global warming. It’s ruining our country, it’s ruining our world. We’ve got to stop using fossil fuel.”
“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”
I’m sorry, Nancy, you raving lunatic, WHOSE failed policy is that?
Meanwhile, household incomes are now down 8.2% since Obama took office and started healing the planet and slowing the rise in the level of the oceans. So the folk who are making an average of $4,520 less (the median income that was $55,198 the day Obama took office is now down to $50,678 under the failure in chief) have the privilege of spending more on gasoline, too.
If you think gas is poison like Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, vote Democrat. If you want to save the planet from the evilness of gasoline like former Speaker of the House and current Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, then vote Democrat. If you want to put gas in your damn car so you can go to work and you’re not either mentally incompetent or criminally insane, vote Republican.
If you’re a liberal, well, I might as well be trying to explain nuclear physics to a cockroach, so never the hell mind.
Update, October 8, 2012: Pat Robertson on his 700 Club program commented on California’s gasoline shortage and the corresonding stratospheric price increases and basically said that Californians are getting what they’ve voted for. He said that he once bought an oil refinery in the San Diego area that would have easily picked up the slack in supply if liberals hand’t torpedoed it. At the time Robertson purchased the refinery, it had passed all EPA requirements and was ready to go; but what happened instead? Well, a liberal environmentalist group called “Citizens for a Better Environment” filed a lawsuit that was upheld by a liberal Clinton-appointed judge. And as a result the refinery had to start over from scratch and do all kinds of studies that would prove that the refinery wouldn’t pollute (because it’s better to live in a cave and freeze at night in the winter or swelter in the heat in the summer than to allow an oil refinery to pollute, dontchaknow). And the millions of extra dollars killled the project, just as liberals have killed EVERY refinery for decades. And what’s the result: if just one aging refinery has a problem, the people are SCREWED. And of course liberals then blame the oil companies for basically not allowing Democrats to bankrupt them.