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The Shocking Photo the Obama Administration Doesn't Want You to See!
The Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 13, 2012 | MARK HEMINGWAY

Posted on 03/14/2012 4:29:55 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

Taken at a gas station within walking distance of the White House:


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gasoline; hides; obama; photo
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1 posted on 03/14/2012 4:30:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

the cost of getting rid of a marxist


2 posted on 03/14/2012 4:31:35 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Texas Fossil

The price of gas when Obama took office was...less than $2/gallon. Hammer it home!


3 posted on 03/14/2012 4:32:53 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Texas Fossil

4 posted on 03/14/2012 4:36:20 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: reefdiver

That’s exactly it.

Hubby and I were talking about “why” the prices have done this at this particular time.

I wouldn’t be suprised if they are being intentionally manipulated by “whoever”....and I don’t care.

“Whoever” is doing this can keep it up for all I care.

If this is what it takes to keep this guy from destroying the country, than so be it.

We can afford a short time with this problem....we can’t afford another 4 years of Obama.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: DuncanWaring

Are the taxes on gas really that high in DC? The point remains the same, but we’re sitting at nearly $2 per gallon less expensive.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 4:40:12 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Pat4ever

The price of gasoline mainly depends on what the taxes on gasoline are. I have no idea how much the tax on gasoline is in DC, but I’m sure it’s considerable.

The price also depends on what the property taxes at the particular gas station are. If that station is within “walking distance of the White House”, you can bet that they are pretty high.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 4:40:25 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Texas Fossil

I would venture to say that the $5.00 threshold is the beginning of the end for the “Lyin’ King”.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 4:41:28 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: basil

DC isn’t just a den of thieves, it’s a tourist trap. Instead of the Mouse, you have the Rats...


9 posted on 03/14/2012 4:43:12 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Texas Fossil

If you think 15 blocks is walking distance; this sign is at a tiny gas station next to the Watergate apartment building at the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek Parkway (I drive by this place frequently; this gas station has always been $1 per gallon higher than anyone else in the area).


10 posted on 03/14/2012 4:45:29 AM PDT by nd76
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To: left that other site
At a little past $4.00 a gallon, the roads are deserted by 8PM. He sure did cut gas consumption in Amewrica by 60%. Even higher when the price goes to $5.00.
11 posted on 03/14/2012 4:46:32 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: cameraeye
Correction: ......America.....
12 posted on 03/14/2012 4:47:23 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: DuncanWaring

When you look at the stations in the immediate area being a dollar to a dollar and a half cheaper per gallon, it is obvious someone is playing games.

http://www.washingtondcgasprices.com/map_gas_prices.aspx?z=11&lat=38.900412&long=-77.056676&sid=114793&ft=A

On the same block, Sunoco is $3.93.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 4:47:54 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cameraeye

I, however, put 50 to 80 miles a day on my car, just in the course of doing my job.

I don’t have the luxury of deserting the road by 8:00PM.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 4:48:53 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Are the taxes on gas really that high in DC?....Unintended consequences, I think. The entrepreneurs probably figure “These overpaid drones need to get to their offices, now let them pay”. Good.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts; basil

Gasoline Fuel Taxes by State including D.C.

http://www.api.org/Oil-and-Natural-Gas-Overview/Industry-Economics/~/media/Files/Statistics/gasoline-diesel-summary.ashx

DC is about the middle, neither high nor low.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 4:49:42 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: DuncanWaring

Actually, they do not care if you[and me] see it or not. They through their allies, the media, have been able to convince a large segment or the population that this is all Bush’s fault. Not theirs. And none of the other mess we are in is obama’s fault either. I have been asked numerous times by these people,”What has obama done that is so bad?” And the phrase, “If the Republicans would stop hindering him, he would straighten out the Country’s problems quickly.” And the Democrats I know of cannot wait to vote for him again.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 4:50:17 AM PDT by sport
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To: Texas Fossil

Hopey changey


18 posted on 03/14/2012 4:50:51 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Texas Fossil
With a thread title like The Shocking Photo the Obama Administration Doesn't Want You to See!, I was expecting a picture of Mooshelle's butt . . .
19 posted on 03/14/2012 4:50:51 AM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Well don’t worry. The price will come down in September as usual. And Obie can take credit just in time for the election.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 4:56:17 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Texas Fossil

Don’t be silly.
Obama would love for everyone to see this.
He wants to up the Government subsidy for the Government Motors car the Volt by another $3,000, he wants to FORCE Americans to buy that piece of crap. He wants excuses to throw away more tax dollars to supporters that build wind farms and other failed energy systems..
No raising gas prices do not scare Obama,they just give him more reasons for more Government takeovers............


21 posted on 03/14/2012 4:56:31 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: thackney

Do you know how much their property taxes are?


22 posted on 03/14/2012 4:57:41 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Scotswife

“...intentionally manipulated by ‘whoever’ ...”

I agree and I think intentional manipulation is occurring. My fear is that the intentional manipulators are also (among others) Obama’s middle eastern Muslim brethren and the prices may suddenly come down right around election day.

I’m not a paranoid conspiracy tin foil type, but I do think there could be a loose coalition of international powerful elites who have an ability to influence these matters.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 4:58:54 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: sport

ctually, they do not care if you[and me] see it or not. They through their allies, the media, have been able to convince a large segment or the population that this is all Bush’s fault. Not theirs. And none of the other mess we are in is obama’s fault either. I have been asked numerous times by these people,”What has obama done that is so bad?” And the phrase, “If the Republicans would stop hindering him, he would straighten out the Country’s problems quickly.” And the Democrats I know of cannot wait to vote for him again.

DID NOT KNOW YOU KNEW MY MOTHER!!!!!
I HAVE BOUGHT STOCK IN DUCT TAPE!!!


24 posted on 03/14/2012 5:00:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Texas Fossil

Stop whining and put some air in your tires, ingrates.


25 posted on 03/14/2012 5:09:03 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: basil

All true. But in terms of connecting with voters, gas stations and grocery stores are where people really notice price increases. I have some great conversations about the coming election while waiting in checkout lines.


26 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:15 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: DuncanWaring

Wow. I paid $3.73 this morning because I had to get gas at the highest priced place on my commute (halfway point of 50 mile drive). I thought I got screwed...


27 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

http://www.washingtondcgasprices.com/Tax_Info.aspx


28 posted on 03/14/2012 5:12:45 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: basil

I know their property taxes are not significantly different from the gasoline stations all around this one station. Those other station are about $1 to $1.5 cheaper.

http://www.washingtondcgasprices.com/

http://www.washingtondcgasprices.com/map_gas_prices.aspx?z=11&lat=38.900412&long=-77.056676&sid=114793&ft=A

This may be a real price, but it is not an indicative price for gasoline in the area.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 5:13:35 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Texas Fossil

Post-It Notes On Pumps Fueled By Obama’s High Gas Price Policies, Online Prompting

By Bill Hobbs
February 29, 2012

Could a combination of social media and Post-It notes help defeat President Barack Obama in the fall?

As gasoline prices continue to rise, setting new records for this early in the calendar year every day, the cost of filling up the tank is becoming a more common theme on social networks, with people increasingly tweeting photos of the high prices on gas pumps.

Maybe, it’s just in my little corner of the Twitter universe - but, I doubt it, since I’m seeing an increasing number of such tweets from people I don’t follow on Twitter, through the miracle of the “re-tweet.”

From coast to coast, people are no longer absent-mindedly staring into space as the gas pumps into their tank, or wandering into the convenience store for a bag of chips or a candy bar. They’re taking pictures of the price of gas, and tweeting about it. Their message: we are upset, and we blame Obama.

People like Chuck Biller, who works in IT security in California, and just paid $4.33 a gallon. He tweeted, “Obamanomics at work. *sigh*”.

http://cnsnews.com/node/518583


30 posted on 03/14/2012 5:17:56 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Texas Fossil
Photo of the Day: Post-It Pain at The Pump
31 posted on 03/14/2012 5:19:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Scotswife

It’s inflation and it’s Obama’s fault. it’s inflation that drives the price of everything higher be it butter, beer, gold, or gasoline. It is not supply and demand driving prices up and it is not a group of rich republicans trying to torpedo Obama. Obama did this to us and to himself. this is the consequence of inflation. period.


32 posted on 03/14/2012 5:20:04 AM PDT by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

That’s the station outside the Watergate - famously expensive. Only Potomac (village,) Great Falls, and possibly “Montgomery Mall” have higher gas prices in the DC area.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 5:20:04 AM PDT by golux
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To: CaspersGh0sts

That station is at the corner of Virginia and Rock Creek Parkway, right at the edge of the Watergate. It has always been comically overpriced, even 50 cents more than the station right across the street. If you’re headed out of the city that way, it’s the last station there to use.

I’ve never done anything more than drive by, but I’ve heard that the mechanics are absolute thieves as well.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:21 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: thackney

Of course there’s always the possibility that the owner of the gas station is putting the price at whatever price he thinks he can get. .....


35 posted on 03/14/2012 5:21:59 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Texas Fossil

It’s a set up.

The prices will be below $3.00 by November.

Count on it.

Barry will be given the credit by all the mainstream News Media.

The “independents” and mushy middle will believe every word.

And Barry will be re-elected.

Unless the shadow government has already anointed Mitt, the outcome of which won’t be a lot different than if Barry gets re-elected.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 5:22:02 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: basil

Another poster on this thread said he drives in the area and the station is always about a buck high.

Location, Location, Location...

And if they purchasers of gasoline get to expense it to tax payers, they probably don’t care what it costs.


37 posted on 03/14/2012 5:24:51 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: CaspersGh0sts
we’re sitting at nearly $2 per gallon less expensive.

It's $3.999 here in my part of central Illinois. That's real, real close to four bucks, with any kind of luck it will hit $5 by election time.

However, if the republican nominee is Romney, I don't care, I won't vote for either of the evils.

38 posted on 03/14/2012 5:25:58 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Scotswife

My only concern is that they are doing this now, with the plans to lower it to $2.00 in Sept & Oct and say “wow Obama is great!”


39 posted on 03/14/2012 5:26:18 AM PDT by Gvl_M3
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To: Petruchio
I was expecting a picture of Mooshelle's butt . . .

You just had to go there, didn't you? I just heaved on my keyboard.

40 posted on 03/14/2012 5:27:44 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: sport

Recommend you reply with: “So tell me.. how exactly are the Republicans holding him back, and to what degree did they hinder him for the first two years of his administration?”

Be ready with a retort about the dems having had super-majorities in both houses of Congress for those first two years.

And of course, that`ll elicit a blank stare and some incoherent babbling about “racism.”


41 posted on 03/14/2012 5:28:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

Land values and lack of (much) local competition are a big cost driver there.


42 posted on 03/14/2012 5:29:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: nd76

Don’t know the area. Did not write the article, but it was in The Weekly Standard with that title.

Use of block size, is a very inaccurate method to describe distance. There is no real standard between cities. Grid pattern issue make it worse.

I suspect that 15 blocks is the nearest gas station to the White House. Also bet the regulation of such installations near the White House makes it very costly.


43 posted on 03/14/2012 5:31:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: FreedomPoster

As the price goes up, the difference between this station and neighboring stations gets more and more absurd. The station across the street is at $3.93 according to http://www.gasbuddy.com, and this Exxon is at $5.39. It isn’t for lack of competition, that’s for sure.


44 posted on 03/14/2012 5:32:03 AM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Petruchio

15 blocks is too close to that.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 5:35:10 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: KeyLargo

Good attack method.

Like running a billboard. (sign)


46 posted on 03/14/2012 5:38:22 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: CaspersGh0sts

It’s higher at the gas station in that pic ALWAYS, because it’s IN dc and right near rock creek park, and like it says— walking distance from the WH. there are very few gas stations IN DC proper. I got gas this AM on my way in to work from surburban Fairfax and i paid $4.05, which is still way up from last week.


47 posted on 03/14/2012 5:38:31 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: thackney

Location, Location, Location...

And if they purchasers of gasoline get to expense it to tax payers, they probably don?t care what it costs.

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Just so. I’m in Montgomery Co. Md , the very affluent bedroom suburb of Washington DC. The stations in or on the edges of the most affluent neighborhoods have the highest prices. Both the land cost and RE taxes play significant roles in pricing. Additionally the number of Fed Gov take home cars with attendant gov credit cards would boggle the mind of the average citizen. These people just don’t give a damn. Their arrogance requires that they must ignore the costs of “mundane” items. It’s a badge of privilege.


48 posted on 03/14/2012 5:40:05 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Pat4ever

On January 21, 2009, the price of the gallon was $1.87


49 posted on 03/14/2012 5:45:52 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: thackney

The prices at this station are normally a buck more than elsewhere anyway. It’s at the Watergate! A bit more than comfortable walking distance, too.

It’s not pump your own. It’s for a very high income neighborhood. The real estate there is out of site.

No crime here, and no real comparison to almost any other station in the DC area.


50 posted on 03/14/2012 6:03:53 AM PDT by Blagden Alley
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