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Steamed about high gas prices? Tell THIS GUY.

I am sure there is quite a bit of sticker shock going around as people gas up for their holiday travels.  Our local paper here in Moore County — which, as you may know, was brought down  from the mountain by Moses himself — published a piece about how you’ll…

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Loving those falling gas prices? Thank FRACKING.

It’s created a huge economic boom in the Dakotas.  Environmentalists want you to believe it will poison your children and kill your ability to have children. In any case, fracking is revolutionizing the energy industry.  It’s giving our economy a much needed boost. Many are seeing fracking as a way…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Moore County Politics

The Pilot’s op-ed page keeps up the scare tactics

  Our thrice weekly local paper — whose first edition was reportedly brought down the mountain on stone tablets by Moses — does a nice job of scaring its readers while utilizing very few facts and doing little, if any, investigation. They did it on fracking and the marriage amendment….

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Arguing with idiots: Gas Prices Edition

(Apologies to Glenn Beck for lifting the title of his GREAT book.) The next time some Obama-voting granola rants about how the high prices at the pump are GEORGE W. BUSH’S fault,  hit that “person” right between the eyes with the info in  THIS great chart. It details – year…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Politics

Gas Prices: Up, Up and Away …

                Oh, the news keeps getting  *better* concerning gas prices. BarryO — after telling us in 2008 that gas prices were ALL George W. Bush’s fault — now says there is NOT MUCH the president can do about gas prices.  The Wall Street…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Media Obama Politics

BarryO: High gas prices STILL the fault of Republicans

    When Barry was running in 2008  against Grandpa John “You kids get off my lawn” McCain, he told us we could weather the high gas prices with tuneups, regular oil changes, and keeping your tires properly inflated.    Well — I’ve been doing all that since 2008.  Gas prices…

Posted in Economy Moore County

An economics lesson for Nick Picerno

I read the item in today’s Pilot about County Commissioner Nick Picerno’s  concern about gas prices in Moore County with one part amusement and one part dismay: Nick Picerno wants to know what some people mean when they refer to a Moore County gas tax. The chairman told fellow members…