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No to the "new normal"


POSTED: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 4:31pm

You know you hear a lot about the "new normal" now-a-days.

And one of the new normals that just chaps me is the high price of gasoline.

My blood pressure went up several times this week when I saw posting on Facebook and hear conversations in the newsroom of "oh, good, gas is down to 3.11. Let's go fill up."

This is the new normal being put in place by those in Washington D.C. The president said that energy prices would go up under him gradually.

Steven Chu is the president's secretary of energy. I think we may be able to see where he comes from.

First of all, he doesn't own a car. That's great. That's his right.

But, most of Americans drive cars to and from work. He said before he was appointed secretary of energy in 2008, he wanted gasoline prices in America to get to the European level, which is $9 or $10 a gallon.
The whole game is to make oil so expensive, no one can afford it.

I say, our entire economy is based on oil.

Let's look at other alternatives which the private sector bring to market. Their deal is no one is stopping you from having a gas guzzling car, but, you can't afford it.

As Cass Sustein, one of the president's buddies, used to say, "a little nudge."

So far the government's money-backed solar technology doesn't work. One by one the solar energy companyies just went out of business.

Their panes would not work. This is a quote on why they went out of business: "Our solar modules worked as long as you didn't put them in the sun," an internal source told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Until we come to our senses, I guess we just swallow the new normal. Don't drill for oil where we should and pray we all come to our senses.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Where did the cry go "keep your tires inflated to the correct amount" or "get a tune up"???

In talking to today's mechanix, they say "cars today don't need tune ups".
That is ok. But when the head of a CAR COmpany (Obama) tells you to do it , it is strangely stupid.

How about wind power for cars? No one is touting that!! Where did that go??

My mechanix, says all cars need to be tuned up, just not as often. If you can read, your owners manual also tells you that your car will need a tune up. Guess you need a new mechanix,sparrow!!

I am glad that President Obama is getting the price of Gasoline down. Gas Prices have dropped almost 30 cents per Gallon in the last 2 to 3 weeks.

I've been wondering what the falling gas prices will to the defend Obama narative that rising prices are a good sign of a recovering economy.

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