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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A friend who literally owned an oil company, wells, refinery, and stations, told me years ago, when gas was 24 cents a gallon, that “an oil company is nothing but a license to print money”- still true.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    By similar feats of “logic”, you may also postulate that Mars has the same average temperature as the Earth, and that since Mars has no coal mines or factories, global warming is a hoax.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Randy_B

    Micheal wme’s posts are almost always sarcastic.

  4. totalloser

    totalloser GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I believe that Global Warming is the Vorlons way of punishing the Great Satan

  5. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Apparently the government doesn’t “make” enough off of it to properly maintain the
    "free"ways.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    You do know that that’s a pile of conservative bull pucky, right? "But FactCheck.org examined these claims and concluded that “the 7-cents-per-gallon figure grossly underestimates the industry’s earnings. It includes only earnings from the sale of gasoline and not earnings on producing and selling crude oil. There are no independent figures on how much oil companies earn on a gallon of gasoline.”
    .
    According to the Congressional Research Service, the five major oil companies made almost $133 billion in profits in 2011. Exxon alone made more than $41 billion. By contrast, the federal gas tax generated $24 billion in revenue for the Highway Trust Fund in 2011.

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    When I took Economics in high school, one thing we were taught was that companies can keep the selling price down by selling in volume. Exxon-Mobil & friends always use the excuse that they MUST raise prices due to unexpected demand! Gas prices were at a very high level for the July 4th weekend here in New England. They will probably be higher Labor Day. And every Autumn, for almost my whole lifetime, I hear in the news that the oil companies have to raise the price of oil because of unexpected demand! Hey, Winter comes aroud EVERY YEAR up here!

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    “Heck, I’m not a scientist. And I know better than to listen to one.”

  9. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 2 years ago

    Thank you, cons, for starting your posts with “you libs”. It saves me from reading the ignorance that inevitably follows.
    We know you don’t care about anything but yourselves. Nothing to be proud of.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    So why are we burning so much of that limited resource to move cars around when we need it for other things?

  11. cactusjack99

    cactusjack99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Now there’s a typical ignorant republican statement. Good one denis.

  12. J Sisak

    J Sisak GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    i sure hope that the author refuses to be transported to the hospital in a vehicle that burns fossil fuel. Otherwise, he might be a hypocrite.

  13. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    So the weather is going to do something unusual, huh.

  14. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Using fossil fuels for energy in not necessarily bad. During the 1970’s, I recall that some companies developed filtration systems to remove most of the dangerous elements. Catalytic converters are one such device. But industries balked at the expense, and it was expensive. Perhaps if more industries bit the bullet, and installed these systems, the costs might have gone down. Instead, as I have read before, these environmental laws were part of the reasons many moved operations overseas. Profits came first.

    The rest of us? SUV’s, Hummers? We love our gas guzzlers. (Just for the record, I do too, but mine is a 4-cylinder Nissan Frontier)

    And, it’s curious that government puts price caps on milk, and some other foodstuffs because of their importance to the economy. Gasoline is not important? Since WWII, and our sprawling out into suburbia, American life is based on physical mobility. And today, many people must commute quite a distance to get to their job. 20, 30, 50 miles EACH WAY is not uncommon. For the gas/oil companies, a good profit is OK, but there is a point where these profits, and the executive salaries before these profits, become, anyone could resonably claim, OBSCENE, while millions struggle to make ends meet, and millions others are left with dwindling hopes. The American Way? More like the Republican Way!

  15. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    July 1936 was the hottest month on record in the US only. It was not even close to a worldwide-average record. 1936 also had the coldest February on record for the US.

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