Flashback Friday: The Oil Rage

*Sometimes on Fridays I take a break from thinking up stories and interesting tidbits to share and delve into my currently unpublished blog that goes all the way back to Nov of 2006. Today I found a post from this day in 2008. The funny part – besides my total rage against George W Bush that seems almost quaint now – is that yesterday two days ago I went to fill up my tank and premium was $4.00, and unleaded was $3.90. Wow. Now it’s just one of those things, but 3 years ago it was an Outrage (with a capital O).

Remember in 2000…

… when it cost me 11 dollars to fill my tank up for two weeks? Remember that? Cuz this morning I got gas on my way to work and for regular…. get ready for it…. it was THREE SEVENTY TWO. And yes, I spelled it out for all to see because it is THAT shocking.

So shocking in fact that I called my mom and asked her how much it was in seattle…. I needed support to my theory that san francisco is still the MOST EXPENSIVE (and slightly overrated) city in the WHOLE COUNTRY. A little googling has confirmed what I suspected. The current national average is 3.17, a month ago it was 2.98 and a year ago it was 2.48.

Wow… thank god we started that war in Iraq, that really benefitted us a whole heck of a lot didn’t it? Jeez Mr. President, that was the smartest thing you have ever done. I’m so proud that even though the only people who voted for you were christian fundamentalists, you were still able to rig the polls in Florida and buy out other states with the threat of energy cost hikes so that you could win in order to completely FUCK UP THE COUNTRY. Saweet.

3 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: The Oil Rage”

  1. Gahhh oil rage!
    I spent $75 filling up the stupid truck & I’m already at a half tank!!
    I whine about it ALLLL the time. Mostly because I feel HELPLESS against the rising gas prices, until I’ve saved up enough for a teeny tiny hybrid or something.
    Gahhh x2.
    (I’ve been needing to let the out, apparently… so, thanks? haha)

  2. Haha, this is so appropriate right now (unfortunately). Gas just hit $3.49 where I live. And I have an hour commute to work. Each way. I’m feeling the oil rage!

  3. I paid 3.93 the day of the APW meetup in the city! I was all “GAAAASSSPPPPPPP” $50.00 to fill up!!?! Who ever heard of such a thing!? It still hasn’t hit where it was in 2008 out here, but it’s BAD, lady. I’ll be enraged with you for sure.

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