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    Bush to nation, conserve

    "Steps we're taking will help address the problem availability but it's not going to solve it. Americans should be prudent in their use of energy during the course of the next few weeks. Don't buy gas if you don't need it," he said.

    Only for a few weeks, then let er rip. Sheesh.

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    'Don't need it' Ha, ha. Who doesn't need gas? Everyone needs to get their mail at the end of their street (a quick drive, I just watched someone do this last weekend) everyone needs to drive across the street to pick up a 6 pack.

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    Don't take this the wrong way, or anything, but if I were American, I'd want a better president.

    Oh! And, hey, mods! This thread belongs in "Politics and Religion." (I always wanted to be the first one to say it)
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    Ohhh, so now he's the conservation president. Well I guess I better start commuting by bicycle now. Seriously, I didn't hear any mention of conservation when this guy was signing his energy bill a few months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer
    Don't take this the wrong way, or anything, but if I were American, I'd want a better president.

    Oh! And, hey, mods! This thread belongs in "Politics and Religion." (I always wanted to be the first one to say it)

    Conserve=Ride a Bike. Bush is now a bicycling advocate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer
    Don't take this the wrong way, or anything, but...
    I'm American, and well, no offense taken to say the least... Is Canadia nice?

    Don't buy gas if you don't need it
    I'm surprised he didn't choke when he said that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer
    Don't take this the wrong way, or anything, but if I were American, I'd want a better president.

    Oh! And, hey, mods! This thread belongs in "Politics and Religion." (I always wanted to be the first one to say it)
    Canada? You are an American you just don't know it. . . .!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrafton
    Canada? You are an American you just don't know it. . . .!
    Shouldn't I get a vote, then?
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    Nation to Bush... You first.

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    Hm..... like one of those pieces of fiction I read on the net, this one was about EMP taking out all the power and electrical stuff, and the President saying the power will be back on in a few days, then a week, etc., periodically in the story the President would make his address to the people, every few days, saying the power will be back on, things back to normal, became a mere formality.

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    Bush warns looters, urges Americans conserve gas



    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Thursday looters in New Orleans and elsewhere in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina should be treated with "zero tolerance" and urged Americans not to buy gasoline if they do not need it because of looming shortages.

    "It's going to be hard to get gasoline to some markets," Bush said.
    Whenever a politician gets up in front of the nation to say a soundbite to calm people down, DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE! That is, unless you wholeheartedly trust the government. I'm topping off my vehicles today as well as filling up all my gas cans. It's the smart thing to do. Better have the supplies and not need them than be caught without.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treespeed
    Ohhh, so now he's the conservation president. Well I guess I better start commuting by bicycle now. Seriously, I didn't hear any mention of conservation when this guy was signing his energy bill a few months ago.
    Conservation is anathema to capitalism. No one gets rich off people who choose not to buy stuff. Quite the opposite, in fact.

    Conservation would bring our economy to a grinding halt. Instead, we will continue to consume, floating on one bubble after another, until there is nothing left, and we come crashing to earth. Again, my prognosis is deep ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    Whenever a politician gets up in front of the nation to say a soundbite to calm people down, DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE!
    I'm stocking up on chain lube.

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    Try googling "gas lines". Whoa.......

    Drivers in the East and Southeast are in a panic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    Whenever a politician gets up in front of the nation to say a soundbite to calm people down, [b
    DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE![/b] That is, unless you wholeheartedly trust the government. I'm topping off my vehicles today as well as filling up all my gas cans. It's the smart thing to do. Better have the supplies and not need them than be caught without.
    This is very true, Phx AZ experienced this not to long ago when a refined gas pipeline to the city was compromised. Governor got on TV and said not to worry, there is plenty of supply. Gas lines developed, prices went over $4/gal, etc. Folks continually and obsessively topped of tanks. Turns out more gas was sold in that one week than any other average week, proving the statement right that supplies were sufficient, but some stations had shortages as folks were topping off tanks faster than the refil trucks normally filled up the stations. Basically the ratio of gas in vehicles to in stations went up, while the total volume increased.

    I have an near empty tank in my vehicle at home, its been that way for several weeks, I recently thought about filling it up, but that would entail a useless trip, so I'll wait and fortunately I don't rely on it so if for some reason I can't get gas or don't want to pay, I can wait.

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    And the PREZ will cut back on his 17 vehicle motorcade to tool around DC???

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    Kinda nice having the next fillup completely optional right now. Told my wife I wasn't going to fill my car up until things settle down again. Nice to be able to do that thanks to the wonderful bicycle. Got my gas station right in my pantry, enough fuel in there for thousands of miles and there are never any lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac

    Bush warns looters, urges Americans conserve gas





    Whenever a politician gets up in front of the nation to say a soundbite to calm people down, DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE! That is, unless you wholeheartedly trust the government. I'm topping off my vehicles today as well as filling up all my gas cans. It's the smart thing to do. Better have the supplies and not need them than be caught without.
    Dammit, what am I supposed to do? None of my vehicles have gas tanks. It's a toss up between panicking, and drinking beer and tuning up the commuter. I think the latter, and raise a glass (bottle) to all of those that were in Katrina's path, "Wish you were here. Seriously." It just doesn't feel right complaining about the heat now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Bush
    Don't buy gas if you don't need it.
    Like anyone is, at these prices. Duh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac
    I'm topping off my vehicles today as well as filling up all my gas cans. It's the smart thing to do. Better have the supplies and not need them than be caught without.
    Does the phrase "a run on the bank" mean anything to you?

    I'm sure glad I don't need much gas anyway.

    So much for "Don't buy gas on September 1st" day... (Yes, I got that in an email chain letter a few days ago.)
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    Need Gas? Invade OPEC. Gas Prices versus Bikes
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    I think the only cities that will use less gasoline are the ones that are under water. Everyone else is simply too spoiled and undisciplined. They'll give up bathing before they give up gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genec
    Nation to Bush... You first.
    No ****. I noticed he hopped onto good 'ol Airforce One (a behemoth 747 Jumbo jet) and tooled down to have a lil' looksie for himself out his side window.

    Can you imagine how many thousands of gallons of jet fuel are consumed slowly circling New Orleans at 2,000 feet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by konageezer
    Don't take this the wrong way, or anything, but if I were American, I'd want a better president.

    Oh! And, hey, mods! This thread belongs in "Politics and Religion." (I always wanted to be the first one to say it)
    Ech. I take it totally the right way (I think). I've been wanting a better president ever since Bush didn't win the first time.

    Keeping it advocacy-like: tomorrow marks my last 40-mile round trip in the car to pick up my children from day care. Following a week of vacation, they are starting at a new preschool/day care less than a mile away where I'll be dropping them off and picking them up with the bike trailer. Yay, me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul L.
    . . . Nice to be able to do that thanks to the wonderful bicycle. Got my gas station right in my pantry, enough fuel in there for thousands of miles and there are never any lines.

    Never any lines, except when the vehicles that use gas cannot get to the store that you refill the gas station in your pantry . . .
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