Posts Tagged ‘oil prices’

There are wastes of space and articles like this:

What doomed CNN+? How rival strategies and executive intrigue fueled the streaming service’s rapid demise

Seriously, it’s because of rival strategies and executive intrigue that CNN+ failed. How about the idea that it was trying to get a population to pay for a product that they haven’t been able to give away free.

God how stupid do they think we are?


Nothing illustrates how deadly the idea of people being able to make their case to the general public without leftist censorship to the electoral prospects of Democrats as the complete and utter meltdown of the left over the Elon Musk purchase of Twitter.

Again when your opponents have bad arguments it’s not hard to dispute them, when they have better arguments that’s the time to rethink your positions or panic. The left has chosen the later

As Ann Althouse put it: “It’s interesting how much free speech the opponents of free of speech already have.”


Anyone surprised by Russia’s move to cut of Gas to Poland and Bulgaria has no sense of history or of how Russia thinks.

In terms of how they think, anyone who has followed this history of the last 200 years knows that once Russians decide someone is their enemy no amount of local hardship is unendurable if it causing said enemies to suffer. That’s how Putin will sell it to his people and they’ll buy it.

Secondly all of the history of the last forty years of the USSR & Russia funding groups in the west to decrease energy self sufficiency was precisely for this eventually where Russia would force their potential foes into tough choices.

Not sure how this ends.


Speaking of Russia and the war while I distrust all the various sources all we have seen thus far shows the weakness of the crony system of procurement.

When you’re busy stealing and skimming it can be a problem when suddenly the equipment you have turns out to be substandard. Furthermore in a Kleptocrocary which in many ways Russia is the idea that you would use state funds to enrich yourself rather than solve a problem is considered the norm.

It’s very possible that the Russia’s performance in the war in Ukraine is the natural end result and this time around there won’t be the US sending convoys of arms and equipment to save them.


Finally I got an oil bill earlier this month that perfectly illustrates the cost of a stolen election.

It was a split bill for the 180 gallons of oil I got. Half of it was priced at the pre-pay price that I paid under Trump before the election. The other half showed the current price under Biden.

You can talk about the costs of a stolen election in terms of what it’s done to our country, our foreign policy and our freedoms but I have a concrete figure of how much this stolen election is costing me in cash. And that cost is a full week’s take home pay every time oil is delivered.

Multiply that times every voter who sees snow and cold in the winter and that tells me that they’ll have be even more blatant next time to push that walking corpse in the White House over the line.

Three to four days a week minimum for me are on the road selling ads, or going to the studio. Can someone explain to me with production down and new supplies all over the place why gas is up to $3.02 a gallon around here?

I talked to one of my advertisers this week. The rising fuel costs over the last few weeks have consumed over a third of his profit that he works like a dog to achieve.

Has the actual cost of pumping a barrel of oil actually increased to justify the cost? Where is this extra cost actually coming from?

During the Obama years oil prices have risen steady. The effect on the price of everything has skyrocketed because of this since everything we buy is hauled by truck.

Yet we see very little of this in the news. After all The One™ was going to solve all of our problems, pay our rents, give people “Obama Money” etc etc etc.

Well now that we have Republicans in charge of at least one house I’m sure the media will start to report on some of these problems, after all there is someone to blame. For example as reported by wyblog it looks like free checking might be over:

New federal banking regulations, the cost of complying with those rules and a reduction in fees banks can charge customers will change the financial products they offer, bankers say.

Who is most likely to need free checking with low (or no) minimum balance? Poor people. Oops. I guess Elizabeth Warren hates poor people. Sorry, no bank accounts for you! We’ve got to protect morons who can’t balance their checkbooks from being charged for their laziness!

But wait, there’s more…

She apparently hates women too; her credit card regulations require that a non-working spouse can no longer use her husband’s income to qualify for credit.

Oops sorry, that is the Obama appointment, but have no fear republicans will be blamed as Don Surber notes the NYT is already on the job.