Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, February 24, 2012

Why Are Those Fuckers Not Rotting in Prison?

Banksters, hedge-funds and other speculators. They should all be in prison (or sucking on the wrong side of dandelions).

According to CBS News tonight, those assholes have driven the price of oil up $20 per barrel, which, they report, translates into fifty cents a gallon for gasoline.

So every time you gas up your car, an eighth (or more) of what comes out of your pocket is going into the pockets of speculators.


OldRetiredDude said...

There was a bill to stop oil speculation, but the GOP killed it...anti job-creator you know.

w3ski said...

Is Av-gas as expensieve as 'car' gas? Wondering what kind of "millage" you get also.

Labrys said...

And this is how they plan to defeat Obama...they really ARE the Grand Oil Party.

Also, assholes.

Comrade Misfit said...

w3ski, aviation gasoline in these parts runs $1.50 a gallon more than car gas. It's been that way for years.

Mileage varies. You're not going to find much that gets over 20mpg, but on the other hand, you can usually fly direct. I'm planning a long trip and I'll shave 20% or better off the road distance. If you've got the right circumstance, like flying from eastern MA to Provincetown, it can even work out cheaper. Not often, though.

w3ski said...

Ouch, do the give vaseline with that?
How do you gauge a planes flying distance? Surely not MPG (apologies to Shirly).
Inquiring minds and all that.
I once had a friend with an Aero-Commander(?), two engine, six cyl. turbocharged thingy. He used av-gas like Toilet paper.He almost went down once cause he 'forgot' to turn on the de-icer, cost him a couple Grand in body damage when he "remembered".
Airplanes are facinating but I like my feet on the ground.
PS: Hang, all the speculators, the are Destroying our economy in the name of "profit". That should be Un-American!

BadTux said...

Place a 95% tax rate on any income over $5M/year.

Problem solved.

- Badtux the "Follow the Money" Penguin