Gas Prices Are Too Damn High

Remember Jimmy McMillan from the 2010 election cycle? You know, "The Rent Is Too Damned High" man? Well, he's back and starting his own movement once again. So out he comes with a video. He has it pegged. Gasoline is too damn high. You just gotta love this guy. The rent is still too damn high and now prices at the pump are shooting through the ozone. Take a look at his video. I always felt, after watching Jimmy in action, that he might make a better Presdient than our current one. Run - Jimmy - Run!

Here in Texas this is our message to President Obama:

"Touting a Failed Energy Policy is like Putting Lipstick on a Pig"

Tell It Like It Is Congressman...

Lets talk facts here instead of the fairy tales while Obama is crisscrossing the country right now spinning like the Lunatic-in-Chief someone recently dubbed him. Since Obama has taken office gasoline prices have doubled. Can you feel it in your wallet? Has your dinner table been looking a little sparse? How about that grocery bill, has it been rising? Don't worry! There will be plenty of algae to eat if our Prez has his way. Yummy in your tummy! Just ask him. He claims that "if" we can figure out how to refine it it "could" replace 17% of our imported oil. Big "IF" there pal.

Fresh Greens For The Table! Or Maybe The Gas Tank?

Being the ideologue Obama is though he is sticking to his "green guns." He's out there right now in Oklahoma claiming credit for the part of the Keystone Pipeline that goes nowhere after he lobbied Congress like a demon to kill the rest of the project. That's the truth, not Obama spin. He's wandering the great plains telling all the folks out there, who will listen anyway, that he is going to now double down with our tax dollars to push his already failed "green agenda." Remember Solyndra and $535 million of our money flushed down the solar panel commode? I sure do. He refuses to open up the areas we all know contain massive oil reserves to domestic producers. Why? To assuage his tree hugging constituency. You ever hugged a tree? I've never felt the urge myself.

Some Slobbering Love Affair Huh?

Now I don't know about you but every time I pull up to the pump these days two things have usually occurred. The first is the price has zoomed even higher. The next is that my wallet jumps out of my back pocket and hides underneath the driver's seat! How much more of this are we going to take until we have to put our foot down and say enough is enough? This is our country and it seems to me that Obama thinks its his toy and a lab experiment.

I'm like Jimmy's new movement. I'd love to hear from each of you just how these escalating gas prices are affecting you, your family and your lives in general.

Let er rip. Now's your chance...

Obama On Empty? Surely Not!

Had Enough Yet?

It's amazing the amount of campaigns and movements going on about this issue while Obama is out doing his usual campaigning trying to convince us that his green thumb is the answer to our problems. He's only been on the campaign trail since January of 2009 when gas prices were rather tame at $1.84 a gallon. You longing for the old days now yet Obama voters? How's that hopey changey thing going for you anyway?

Here's another telling video about the way things are going on the road we've been on while the Obama clan has been enjoying life on our dime. Of course the "Road We've Traveled," his new movie about himself is much different than the road we average Americans have been on.

The Road The Average American Has Been On

Yes Barack, The Frog Prince is moving into his full campaign mode. You can run son but you can't hide. No matter how you spin it, no matter who you blame the majority of us are not better off than we were four years ago. Four more years of having to even listen to your teleprompter spiel sends shivers up and down my spine.

So join the movements and campaigns and let your voices be heard throughout the land. I still remember the throng at 912 when we were chanted, "Can You Hear Us Now." It shook the building of our nation's Capitol. Of course he couldn't hear us because he ran off to Minnesota that day on a campaign trip. We now need a leader and together we will send the Campaigner-In-Chief back to the southside of Chicago where he belongs.

Hell yeah - Gas Prices Are Too Damn High and Obama is stuck in his ideologue mode while the rest of us try to cope with just a few more months with an empty suit for a President.

As Always,

The Frog Prince

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Lynn S. Murphy 4 years ago

I was there on 9-12 and they (dems) had all left the building. We should've locked and bolted the doors then - that may have minimized their damaging ways.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Lynn - Sorry we missed each other but the crowd was huge wasn;t it?

The Frog


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Jimmy just needs some James Brown in the background crooning "too damn high..." but that was pretty damn good, Frog!

Well written as usual, sweetie. Voted UP & UFI.


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Ms Dee 4 years ago from Texas, USA

I read somewhere that O and his advisers are trying audacious things just daring anyone to stop them! Then our sit-on-their-hands RINOs just let them. Thoroughly disgusting! Great hub--tweeted.


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The Frog Princess 4 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

I think its time to pull the bike out of my storage room after paying $3.67 pg yesterday my stomach aches as to how high gas will really go. We need another 9-12 as the last one we attended didn't scare O'bamie enough. I look so forward to November this year.

Thanks Jim. Excellent writing and homework as usual.

Donna


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Frog, I hope it is just a few more months that we have to cope with the president. Apparently, Santorum seems to think we all should vote for Obama rather than Romney. If the Republicans don't get their act together, Obama may just get another term. That would be unthinkable. Up and awesome.


Deb Welch 4 years ago

Frog - Paid $4.09 the other day for unleaded regular. Up from a few days ago of $3.93. I heard some double-talk on the radio this morning about fuel. Too damn much all the way around. Up - Interesting - very interesting.


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

frog,

jimmy mc williams... AWeSome e need more jimmy-

secondly if the usa has any sanity still

Obama will be the first black ex-president in Novemer- I feel sorry for the African Americas because now that the first African American president was the worst ever other folks will be less than happy to vote for another such candidate so I believe Barry has likely directly or indirectly set back racial relations decades back- I am not bein racist Im bein logical- it isnt fair but understandable- yet if It was between Obama n Herman Cane and Ron Paul- I'd pick Herman Cane 9 out of 9 times. Its a shame the first black president had to be a socialist

TH


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I love the video! What a hoot! Seriously, gas is way out of proportion with the cost of all other living expenses. Well, maybe not. Anyways, I enjoyed this hub topic and had a great laugh. Good coverage.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

teaches - One of the problems is that as gas prices rise everything else rises with it.

TFP


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Our leader must think each one of us is an a$$,

As we all sit still while his regulations pass.

His Energy Secretary vows gasoline is too cheap.

While his Attorney General is a very strange peep.

If you have hope and want change then remember,

Vote for the other guy come this November!!!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Maria - I'll be singing "I Feel Good" when we evict the Obama's from The People's House in November.

drbj - You just may have a future in Hub poetry!

TFP


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Ed Fidecaro 4 years ago

Yeah that was a pretty good poem but mine's better! Have you seen my Ode to DR. Suess? Under the hub page title "Obama, Progressives and the Behavior Police".


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

Because the RENT is TOO DAMN HIGH and AS PRICES are too DAMN HIGH....WHATS THAT I HEAR thats the sound of justice and fried justice take a listen... hear that its coming

I woulve voted for jimmy i areed with alot of what he said

TH


Stu 4 years ago

Hi FP. Oblabber cares nothing about us. He just wants votes from his greenies, and campaign money from the alternative fuel companies he bestows taxpayer cash on. Don't get me wrong - I'm all in favor of renewable fuel research as long as it's privately funded, and wins or loses in the marketplace based on its economic and environmental merits. Until then, DRILL BABY DRILL. We're going to use the fossil fuels anyway - why not our own at a cheaper price than Wesson Oil from Ahab the Ay-Rab, King of the Burning Sands? If any Muslim doesn't like my opinion, f**k'em. I'm sick of the US bowing to Persian Gulf kings, when we actually have more oil than they do. But Odumdum, in his Kumbaya appeal to transnational harmony, would rather wreck the US economy than offend his Islamic comrades 12,500 miles away who would be perfectly happy to see us dead.

As I've said many times, our greatest enemies are within - a socialist administration, an activist court system, a Congress that cares about nothing but money, a populace that is mostly apathetic, and a debt overhang that almost nobody has the guts to look in the eye and fix it (I know the solution would be horribly painful, but not solving it would mean collapse).

We have 535 Congressmen, 9 Supreme Court Justices, and a POTUS and VPOTUS. That's 546 "supreme leaders." If we don't quickly get these positions placed with honorable, courageous, and constructionist people (like Churchill, Thatcher, Jefferson, etc.), we are going to go down the tubes. We are at the endpoint of economic, moral, legal, and security bankruptcy. We DO have some good people - DeMint, Bachmann, Lee, Rubio, etc. But they only make up about 2% of the high level establishment. If we don't elect more of them, and fast, we are doomed.

Stu


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Jimmy - I was kind of fond of Jimmy myself and after what he said about Obama and the chauffeur driven limousine in this clip I have more respect for the man.

Stu - Not sure if the US bowing but I have pictures of Obama doing so.

TFP


Larry Wall 4 years ago

Gasoline prices are high because the price of crude oil is high. The price of crude oil is high because the U.S. is not drilling enough, speculators are pushing the price upwards on the futures market and OPEC still runs the show. Global demand is up, not just U.S. demand. If the U.S. could double its production overnight, it would hardly be a blimp on the screen as long as OPEC and the speculators continue to keep prices high. Obama is not doing anything to help. His excessive moratorium following the BP tragedy and his push for alternative fuels have not helped. There is uncertainty in the market and uncertainty can cause prices to go up or down, depending on the circumstances.

Finally, why I may not like it, I suspect Obama will be re-elected. I do not think the black and the extreme left will let him be a one term president, because as someone noted, one-term presidents are viewed as failures. I suspect that no matter who the GOP picks, there will be a third party conservative candidate, and just like Ross Perot did years ago, resulting in the election of Bill Clinton, this yet unidentified third party candidate will split the conservative vote. Add that to Obama's excellent fund-raising and campaigning ability, and you are set for a second Obama term.


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Writer David 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

I have a 2006 Honda Civic. Very good MPG. I went to gas up Thursday at the Shell station and had 2 people ask me if I was interested in selling my car! lol I said, no, but I could understand why they would ask. I am retired. So, I don't have to worry about gas as much as most people do insofar as getting to work. But, my travel plans for this summer are kaput. Thanks for everything you do, President Obama. We can't take four more years of this. No way.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Larry - Obviously you are a genius. Yes, the price of crude is high. That's a DUH statement. Drilling for domestic oil is also down due to Obama's ridiculous energy policies and excessive regulation. If we bust OPEC's strangle hold on oil then all the better. You don't happen to also believe that the US sits on only 2% of the reserves in the world do you? We can drill enough oil in this nation to stick it to OPEC like they have stuck it to the world for so long.

If the election were held today Obama would lose. I know from talking to many black people that Obama has lost their support. So we'll see what happens.

Writer David - The MPG argument seems weird to me because even if you get good mileage, the price of oil has doubled and there is no end in sight. That means that more of your money is going into a gas tank that should be going to other things, like food maybe which is also going up due to fuel prices. I drive a big truck for business because it is a necessity.

TFP


Larry Wall 4 years ago

No I am not a genius--a trait we apparently share. I know we have more than 2 percent of reserves. I also know both Demorats and Repulicans have kept many areas with tremendous potential off limits. Finally there are not enough drilling rigs, drill ships and trained workers to achieve a level of production that would threaten OPEC's dominace.


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

jimmy Jimmy Jimmy- ASOLINE is too damn hih...

GO NOW

http://gasolineistoodamnhigh.com/

i just sent him a note on his website...

TH


Ghost32 4 years ago

Larry: We don't have to threaten OPEC'S dominance globally to get the job done. All we need to do is, yes, drill, baby, drill--and then slap enough of an export tax on to make it worthwhile for the energy companies to sell the oil we DO produce to US instead of to foreign markets.

And we do have the number of drilling rigs, etc., that it would take for the U.S. to become absolutely self-sustaining.

Would there be a lot of screaming about the USA just plain "dropping out" of the global oil pricing game? Oh, you betcha. It would take some serious political will to get the job done.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Fred - Larry thinks he knows everything about the oil industry but people like you who have worked in it, and now my own son, say much differently than Larry. Where does Larry think all the rigs that moved out of the Gulf went? They just went poof? Where are all the deep drilling ships that drilled in the Gulf? Obama didn't torpedo them.

Lets see - trained workers? Obama touts job creation? How many jobs is he NOT creating with his stifling of our domestic oil production?

Need I go on?

The Frog


Larry Wall 4 years ago

Have your own way gentlemen.

I did work in the industry, but, I am not going to argue with you since both of know everything.

I did forget tomenion environmental statements, leasing procedures and the lawsuits from people who do not like oil drilling in their states. But I am sure you have an answer for that.


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Writer David 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

FROG, not sure the MPG argument is weird because if I had a gas guzzler getting 17MPG (like the Jeep Liberty I had back in 2005), I am still coming out ahead with a car that gets more than double that mileage. Also, as I said, since I am retired, I don't have to worry about gas as much as the average joe. I do pay more money for gas that could go for other things. But, that has been true since the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. The market fluctuates so much. I do think gas is over valued and the price will come down. I wager it will come down just in time for the Presidential Election in November. I'm sure that will be just a coincidence.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Larry - Having read your comments both here and a couple of other places, I'd say you are the one who seems to think he knows everything about the oil industry. I read enough other sources to speak about the subject.

You went right past the "jobs" question. Disapproving the Keystone project from Canada to Oklahoma was a monumental blunder. But we just won't discuss that?

The Frog


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Ed Fidecaro 4 years ago

Hey Guys - did I miss something here? Sounds to me like everybody is saying the same thing. Larry's right when he says gas is high because crude is high which WE reralize is obvious, but think about all the Obama supporters who might be shocked by that bit of info. They think it's because republicans in Congress are blocking Obama's alternative energy policy. Go figure. I never worked in the oil industry but I know one thing 'cause I was there. Gas hit $4.00 a gallon in july of '08, at which point Bush by executive order opened up drilling. That news alone threw a wet blanket on the speculators and gas went below $3.00 in no time and down to $1.84 by the time the Bamster took office. Odd thing was, not a drop of new oil had hit the market yet. Right?


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Ed - You hit a bingo. Part of the equation is the psychological impact on the market. Right now they know that Obama has no intention of expanding domestic drilling and his media cheer leaders are misleading the public again about the entire issue. I don't try to mislead anyone with my writing as I do a lot of research before I ever write one word.

There are plans out there, Eric Bolling has one which he offered to give Obama if he got a call that would immediately have the desired effect. Obama doesn't want gas prices to come down. That has been stated many times by his administration since he took office. High energy prices are his goal so he can go merrily along practicing the crony capitalism we have witnessed regarding his "green agenda."

The Frog


Larry Wall 4 years ago

Just for the record, and to give you something else to disagree with me about, President Obama had announced a new drilling plan prior to the BP explosion. The drilling plan was not great, but it did open up some areas that could really be explored and other areas that were 50 miles off the east coast. You usually start near the coast and work your way out to the deeper water. However, with the BP incident, which was a terrible accident that is on the backs of the industry that I represented, the playing field saw a considerable change. The anti-drilling public, and that is a large segment, made a lot of noise, and the legislators from the east and west coast states made more noise. Had that incident not occurred, we would probably be looking at a very different energy picture today. By the way, several news organizations were quoting numbers about the impact the BP incident would have on the economy, i.e. jobs, rig utilization, etc. My office developed the first set of numbers, that we sent to our members and soon got out to the public. I spent three days on the phone with the news media from all over the country and overseas discussing this issue. No one wrote any letters to the editor, or called to dispute our findings. I never worked on a oil rig. I have toured the Mars Rig owned by Shell, a massive Exxon Platform that is fairly close to shore, a few onshore sites, three refineries and a couple of gas processing plants. I did not just sit behind a desk.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Too much federal land is closed to drilling. The oil spill was unfortunate and BP is still making amends. The ANWR is closed to drilling. Spend less time on the phone and more time reading Larry.

My son just recently helped relocate a rig from off the coast of French Guinea back into the Gulf. He works on both the deep drilling ships and the platforms. The permitting process is ridiculous now and purposely so. An increase in domestic production - ANNOUNCED LOUDLY - and the entire Keystone Pipeline being built will send the right signal. Obama is sending all the wrong signals therefore:

GAS PRICES ARE TOO DAMN HIGH!

Get it yet?

The Frog

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Larry Wall 4 years ago

Do you read any of my Hubs. I just did one that has a map showing what areas of the U.S. are off limits to drilling for oil or gas. I state that ANWR is closed and has been closed. I mentioned the lengthy process that is involved in leasing and permitting. I never said that gas prices wee not too high. You once told me to do my research. I suggest you do yours. Here is the link to my latest Hub. Try reading it. You might be surprised.

http://larrywall.hubpages.com/hub/Still-Trying-to-...

I have been warning for years that the U.S. needed to get its act together in the Gulf because Cuba is going to develop oil wells closer to the Florida keys than any American company ever intended. Brazil is developing its offshore reserves, as is Mexico. Soon we will not be the only player out there.

Oil prices will drop, probably drastically in the next couple of years. I have lived through cheap oil when people lost their business, unemployment shot up and interest rates soared and people were unemployed. The middle ground has to be found.

You apparently care very little about what I say, because we sometimes disagree. That is your right. You can learn a lot on the phone and by reading, depending on who you are listening to and what you are reading.


Larry Wall 4 years ago

Found this in your profile:

"I prefer to not be attacked for my views as they are my own and not necessarily yours. Lets try to stick to the facts along the way."

I bet as a solider you rather the enemy not shoot at you.

I never attacked you, but you have been pretty hard on me.

I would like for you to tell me if you honestly believed you stuck to the facts, when you question my observations, my experience and my credibility.

Just being a little curious.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Larry - Yes, I have been hard on you. Being hard isn't an attack because I am fair along the way as well. I have let you speak your peace and somehow your use of what you think are facts I disagree with. Yes, I have stuck to the facts. You have yet to prove that I haven't. In fact, what you seem to have done, both here and on the article I first saw you on concerning this subject, is ramble on and not really say too much.

You purposely sought out this article Larry. I know that and then you wanted to become a foremost authority on gas prices. You aren't. You know it, I know it and so does anyone who reads your comments. That isn't an attack, just an observation. If I ever personally attacked you believe me, you would know it.

Thanks for reading my profile too.

The Frog


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Ed Fidecaro 4 years ago

Wether it's oil, birth control, gay rights, abortion, or entitlement programs the one thing you can say is the "great unifier" has certainly polarized the country - way to go BO!


Larry Wall 4 years ago

That is the most outlandish thing I have ever read and I was a newspaper (award winning) for 16 years. I did not seek you out. You still did not say if you read the Hub on the link I sent you. I quoted the CIA World Fact Book, the New York Times and the American Petroleum Institute. I provided maps showing the places where drilling is prohibited. I provided a table showing the oil reserves in the world. I quoted the New York Times regarding the shale oil issue and I discussed the steps you have to go through in order to drill a well in this country.

For the record, you have not been fair. You refused to read my hubs, but took one comment in a short answer to someone and made something out of it.

We will have no more conversations. I will be watching.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

Larry - Really? Do you remember what I said to you on Wayne's article. Would you like me to post the link? Try this Larry, since I have written more than one article on oil. Find them and read them.

I don't give a flip what you've written. The NY Times has writers too, if you get my drift. MSNBC has people who are supposedly writers as does The Huffington Post. I follow who I care to follow. Now you don't follow me so how was it that you ended up here Larry? Please don't be a hypocrite any longer than you have to be.

The thesis here is that GAS Prices Are Too Damn High. They are and all of the sudden you want to talk FACTS with me. The fact is that they are indeed TOO DAMN HIGH.

The Frog


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Honestly if we would stop importing our fuel and begin to use what we have in our own backyard, our gas prices would plummet. My nephew came back from Iraq and told me it was .38 cents per gallon there. What is wrong with the picture? It isn't the President its the oil companies.

They know we will pay the price for gas, because we depend on it. I wonder what would happen if our entire Country would stop purchasing gas for a day? Mmmm... Anyway, I believe that everyone needs to be voted out and we need to start over, honestly we need a woman in the White House. lololo! Should I run? loloo!

Enjoyed this hub. Thumbs up and pinned!


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tom hellert 4 years ago from home

Ashley, please remember that the US govt puts alot of taxes and infrastructure requirements for gasoline exploration transportation and sale in the US I worked as an ENv consultant for major oil companies- these same env wackos have made it a needed [art of life in the US oil market to have tons of safety and exploration is alot trickier in US than just putting a drill in the round... even in the Backen shale and other oil bearin areas in US- its no picnic.

TH


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Hi Frog Prince you have a great clever way of writing your point across. I stopped to read this because of the title. I hate driving my car now because of the gas prices. It is insane how over the last few years they have risen. Great hub. Thank you for sharing! Voted up!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX Author

caroline - Thanks for dropping in and commenting. My style of writing has evolved over time. I try to blend a little humor at time into reality because sometimes reality can be so stark. I have to drive due to owning my company and doing what I do so it is getting quite painful in the wallet.

The federal government needs to butt out with all their excessive regulations designed to stifle domestic oil production and Drill-Baby-Drill.

Have a great day.

TFP

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