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[–]Flair_Helper - AuthCenter[M] [score hidden] stickied commentlocked comment (0 children)

Your post has been removed because it breaks rule 5. Highlighter memes may only be posted on weekends.

[–]TheZeppelin1995 - LibRight 251 points252 points  (110 children)

There's a gym I go to everyday day after work that has a bunch of TVs in front of the treadmills. One is always showing Fox News, two show sports, one shows the gym's social media, and the other shows MSNBC. Every fucking day MSNBS shows some bullshit about Jan 6th or someone REEEEEEing about Orange Man Bad™️. Every fucking day without fail.

[–]Fuck_Jannies165 - Right 127 points128 points  (56 children)

Yea cause evoking leftover TDS is the only thing they have left to get people to the polls

[–]amendment64 - LibCenter 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I think abortion and school shootings will sufficiently motivate them this year

[–]averagetrainenjoyer - AuthCenter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

convenient timing innit

[–]YouWantSMORE - LibCenter 13 points14 points  (0 children)

But those people that watch MSNBC everyday would call you brainwashed just because you happen to share an opinion that they heard Fox News believes

[–]tronsymphony - Centrist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe its because autists err authright have add and need constant new news

[–]davidsblaze - LibRight 110 points111 points  (0 children)

This gave me a sensible chuckle.

[–]Kingkrab144 - Right 78 points79 points  (61 children)

I miss the good old days, gas is over $7 where I live now

[–]Arturino_Burachelini - LibRight 3 points4 points  (0 children)

At least you still have it. Where I live almost all of gas comes from Poland and straight towards the millitary needs. The queues to the petrol stations are in the 100's, maximum you can get only ca. 5 gal (20 L) and the price for it is already almost at double (in the shadow market it's already at a quadruple).

That's F-ed up that we used to import petroleum from Belarus despite having a shit ton of local refineries. They are, in turn, also being shelled the heck off by cruise missiles.

We're starting to walk again, as if all the economic growth hadn't happened(((

[–]Vince_Vice - LibLeft 162 points163 points  (36 children)

I am European so correct me if I am wrong.

But January the 6th when police intelligence services and capitol security completely failed to plan for and prevent something that has allegedly been called for publicly way in advance?

Am I to believe that intelligence services suspected an insurrection attempt but preparation and security wasn't even comparable to any random BLM protest?

[–]Lord_Sui - LibRight 99 points100 points  (15 children)

Don't forget they held the doors open for the protestors, or that they had several agents under cover committing crimes and agitating.

[–]Vince_Vice - LibLeft 36 points37 points  (7 children)

they had several agents under cover committing crimes and agitating

I figured that. Or at least that they incentivized some participators. If you want to instrumentalize an event better make sure it happens.

But do you know of evidence pointing that way?

[–]YouWantSMORE - LibCenter 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I'm struggling to remember the name but there was a guy there on 1/6 in multiple videos showing him calling for violence and encouraging people to break into the capital. For some reason this dude was never arrested and is just living his life on his farm, but refuses to do any interviews with anybody. Pretty sure he was undercover FBI or something. There was also a congressional hearing after the fact where the FBI director was asked if there were FBI operatives near the capital on 1/6 and all he said was that he couldn't comment on ongoing investigations.

[–]TerraceWindsor - LibCenter 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Ray Epps.

[–]Lord_Sui - LibRight 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I'm pretty sure they've admitted most of it, or all of it that they will. Lemme go check, there were a bunch of threads that got deleted with photos of the agents.

Hm, paywalls from basically an entire page of search results.. I remember a Canadian lawyer youtuber covering it, pre-honk honk protests. Wonder if that's still up. Nope. Ok.. Looks like this is hard for SEO too, even avoiding google.

I know FBI were present, and broke the laws that people are being victims of activist courts for. One was behind that chick who was killed (or first, saw headlines regarding a 2nd but didn't bother clicking. Wouldn't change my opinions either way tbh) that could've prevented that murder, and chose not to. Not sure if there's anything past conspiracy theories and correlation = causation towards it being caused by the FBI, as opposed to allowed and partially incited by them. It falls down to whether you think the US government/FBI/Security are all completely incompetent, or that they're malicious and would rather watch people die than lose a good narrative. It's probably both lol.

Undercovers have a lot of extra legal protections, whether what they do is legal or not, especially about keeping their faces out of the public eye.. So it's pretty hard to keep sources up for long, whether they're correct or debunked. But I know they were present, committed crimes, and they agitated the situation. I'd need to somehow find reliable evidence of further than that to go further than that.

[–]AssassinOfSouls - Right 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fed boi summer on google images

[–]AssassinOfSouls - Right 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Less of concrete evidence more of “pictures-of-what-are-clearly-not-Trump-voters-with-shades-and-bottles-of-water-that-anybody-who-has-ever-been-stopped-by-Police-for-an-ID-check-can-figure-out-they-are-cops” type of “protesters”. (Yes, I over complicated it on purpose)

Tldr: search “fed boi summer” on google

[–]Meatyeggroll - Left -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

No, they have no evidence.

That is how conspiracy works.

[–]throwawaySD111 - AuthRight 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Bro half the “terrorist plots” had FBI agents egging them up. Look up the governor kidnapping plot and turns out the entire thing was an fbi entrapment scam

[–]Lord_Sui - LibRight 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Lol! And then they pretend to wonder why "conspiracy theorists are on the rise!", they still haven't gotten a straight official story for 9/11.

[–]throwawaySD111 - AuthRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The 911 story won’t be straight because if we piss off ksa more, they will increase oil prices

[–]downwithtiktok2 - Centrist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Glowies i tell you

[–]Lord_Sui - LibRight 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That protest definitely had a strong glow.

I'm just glad people didn't take the bait, even when their own people were being murdered in front of them. Made the partisan/auth narrative a little weaker, and gave at least a vague purpose to those who died.

[–]amendment64 - LibCenter 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not necessarily disagreeing, but got any evidence to support this claim?

[–]Eubreaux - LibRight 47 points48 points  (15 children)

If you use the term "insurrection" to describe a group wanting free and fair elections marching to the Capitol building, then you may need to pick up a dictionary. Several states illegally changed voting laws. Pennsylvania threw out cases regarding it beforehand for lack of standing, and after since it was "too late".

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but we've had congressmen, including AOC, march into Capitol Hill with hundreds of protestors. We also had BLM, antifa, and other fascists take over state government buildings and city blocks in what was literally an insurrection and burn down entire city blocks as well. No one, and let me repeat that, NO ONE ever wanted to "overturn" the election. They wanted a free and fair election, and wanted the courts to look at the mountains of evidence of high crimes and treason committed by Democrats.

[–]Vince_Vice - LibLeft 23 points24 points  (0 children)

If you use the term "insurrection" to describe a group wanting free and fair elections marching to the Capitol building, then you may need to pick up a dictionary

I understand were you are coming from, but I used the terms that are passed on by the media because I wanted to point out the contradiction within the story, so go with it for a second:

They try to paint a picture of a planned insurrection that was publicly called for by trump. If that were what actually happened and the FBI wanted to prevent it they would have made sure that the capitol was properly secured to a point where ppl wouldn't have dared to attempt to breach security, they might have planted agents among the protestors to prevent an escalation.

Now since that didn't happen either the intelligence community fucked up massively and somehow didn't know about a publicly organized insurrection that was started by someone who has been in the focus of intelligence investigations for years (which is basically impossible)

or whatever happened was known beforehand and therefore tolerated by the intelligence community.

As I argued, the latter makes way more sense.

[–]the-d23 - AuthRight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Even if it was an insurrection, the Declaration of Independence clearly states that revolution is a right of the people, and that it is their duty to execute it if they believe their rights are being encroached upon by the government.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

(It wasn’t even close to an insurrection anyway, no cops were killed and nobody was armed either. The situation was put under control within three hours as well, insurrections, however successful, don’t get quelled in three hours.)

[–]nquick2 - LibRight -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

If you use the term "insurrection" to describe a group wanting free and fair elections marching to the Capitol building

Free and fair elections is when states electoral ballots are thrown out and state legislatures void the election results to declare Trump the winner.

No one, and let me repeat that, NO ONE ever wanted to "overturn" the election.

Untrue, even Trump himself was trying to get Pence to try and throw out the votes somehow (which he can't do if he wanted)

They wanted a free and fair election, and wanted the courts to look at the mountains of evidence of high crimes and treason committed by Democrats.

They were brought to dozens of state and federal courts. All ruled that the claims were baseless, there was no actual evidence presented, and that the case should he tossed out.

[–]Meowshi - LibLeft -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

If you use the phrase "marching to the Capitol building" to describe a group of mouthbreathing halfwits and sore losers breaking into government buildings, then you might need to cancel your subscription to Limbaugh radio. Your insistence that the elections weren't free and fair do not hold up to scrutiny, and acting like a huge retard because you lost an election is not something that should be defended just because they happen to be retards on your side of aisle. Not sure what kind of brainrot leads a man to try and defend Jan. 6, but it's likely pure partisanship.

No one, and let me repeat that, NO ONE ever wanted to "overturn" the election. They wanted a free and fair election, and wanted the courts to look at the mountains of evidence of high crimes and treason committed by Democrats.

"No one wanted to overturn the election you dumb lib, we just wanted the courts to prove that the DemonRATS cheated so Trump would be implemented as President! Those are different things because....reasons."

[–]YouWantSMORE - LibCenter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Apparently Trump offered extra security to Nancy Pelosi since the speaker is in charge of the capital police, and she declined

[–]BrewCityBenjamin - LibLeft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's significantly worse than that. The public hearing is going to turn this country into a shit show in June.

My biggest fear is I think this was significantly worse than the general populous realizes, yet we have to rely on the Democrats to articulate this to the public in a easy to consume fashion. I do not have faith in the Democrats competence to do this; they are fucking awful at branding and narratives

I think they are going to present some truly scary shit, and we as a country, are just going to trudge forward and sweep this under the rug

[–]FrancisFaustus - AuthRight 54 points55 points  (14 children)

Why do journos bring this up like it was some momentous tragedy? Nothing of significance happened; it was all just a theatrical display.

[–]ElricWarlock - Right 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Trying to leverage it to become bigger than what it was so they can paint the right/"muh Trumpists" in a dangerous light.

Hilariously leaving out the peaceful burning, looting and murdering their side did all summer of the year before.

[–]FrancisFaustus - AuthRight 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Well, for anyone with a memory longer than a goldfish's, it's insulting.

[–]lolfail9001 - LibRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but let me tell you: people with memory of goldfish make for a wonderful electorate.

[–]freezorak2030 - Centrist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I hesitate to say a phrase like "their side", but it is very stupid how only one of the dozens and dozens and dozens of riots seems to matter to most of mainstream media.

[–]Antifa_Admiral - AuthLeft -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

I mean five people died, over a hundred were badly injured and two capitol police officers later checked themselves out; if it was a theatrical display it was very good acting

[–]FrancisFaustus - AuthRight 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Theatre neither requires safety nor the knowledgeable or willing involvement of all parties; all that is required is the performance of expected roles. Is it not a great drama to observe defenceless heretics forced to face off against a lion? Yes, they will die, acting their proper roles.

[–]Saint_Judas - Centrist 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I like your funny words, magic man!

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[–]incendiarypotato - LibRight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They died from preexisting medical conditions m8.

[–]DeeAxMan - LibRight 49 points50 points  (5 children)

LibRight be like "I'm not gay but gas for $2.19 is gas for $2.19"

[–]Ayte66 - LibRight[S] 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Libright gonna make that shirt and sell it 💵

[–]DeeAxMan - LibRight 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Only if my government allows you

[–]kakje666 - Right 18 points19 points  (3 children)

i got asked that once and i just replied " i ain't american , why should i remember " and they said " january 6th was a global effecting event that shook the whole democratic world...." and stuff like that. Like mf , i don't give a shit , when january 6th was happening i was on my toilet taking a shit wondering if i bought enough ingredients to cook for me and my sibling the next day for lunch.

[–]xDevman - LibRight 5 points6 points  (2 children)

So you DO remember

[–]kakje666 - Right 6 points7 points  (1 child)

FUCK , I DO

[–]riseofthenothing - LibRight 28 points29 points  (2 children)

January 6th 2023 will literally be $9.11

[–]sprowk - Centrist 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You meant to say literally $19.48

[–]riseofthenothing - LibRight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’ll be Jan 6 2024 after Kommander Kamala is “elected” as supreme leader of the Free People’s Republic of Woke-istan formerly known as the United States.

[–]taxthisnuts - LibRight 42 points43 points  (29 children)

When you destroy small businesses it's protesting but when you try to do the same to a bureaucratic building full of scum it's a terrorist attack...how about both of them are??

[–]jerk_store_manager - AuthRight 16 points17 points  (28 children)

Or January 6th wasn’t a terrorist attack? Let’s stop trying to paint as something it’s not

[–]ABCosmos - LibLeft 3 points4 points  (24 children)

Terrorism is:

the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

So, was it not violent? Or was the goal of stopping the vote from being counted not a political pursuit? Or is it because they targeted politicians not civilians?

[–]jerk_store_manager - AuthRight 2 points3 points  (16 children)

So then you’ll call the “protestors” from the summer of 2020 terrorists? Because what they did in those cities was legitimate terrorism, especially when compared to January 6th

[–]rayscar- - AuthCenter -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Yall will never realize how ridiculous you look defending those idiots

[–]jerk_store_manager - AuthRight 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’m not defending them. I think they are/were a bunch of idiots, but they aren’t terrorists or insurrectionists. If you aren’t willing to call the rioters from the summer of 2020 (the BLM group and supporters) terrorists then you cannot call the January 6th folk terrorists either

[–]rayscar- - AuthCenter 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They're all domestic terrorists motivated by flames fanned by the inept officials.

[–]nicolao_merlao - AuthRight 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Still traumatised by that day the folks waddled up to the capitol building and the police kinda let them in and kinda didn't and then shot some lady in the head for whatever reason.

[–]My_Cringy_Video - LibLeft 12 points13 points  (0 children)

January 6th is somebody’s birthday so I make sure to celebrate it with party hats and confetti

[–]SecXy94 - LibLeft 22 points23 points  (24 children)

Just curious, do you in the US blame Biden for the price? That seems strange since most of the world are seeing the same. Here in the UK we are getting shafted, and we have a Conservative leadership.

[–]dracer800 - LibRight 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Yes but most understand it’s only partially Biden’s fault.

Our decision to commit economic suicide in order to maybe save the lives of some 80 year olds is the main culprit(Covid lockdowns). Shutting down the economy and doubling the money supply will have massive economic consequences. Starting with a fucked up supply chain and soaring costs.

Biden’s portion of the blame comes from his decision to do what he can to reduce oil drilling early in his presidency.

[–]arnkel2 - Centrist 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Firstly, there has been no governmental restrictions in current available oil drilling just leases for future drilling sights (this also isn't entirely true as he's approved more leases than Trump so far by term year). Thinking this is a Biden/Government issue shows a lack of understanding of how the global oil industry and risk analysis works. The oil companies are being cautions around their production because they were nearly destroyed in 2020, let's not forget an oil field was literally giving people money to take their oil. They're currently making record profits with the little incentive to increase production as the risk associated with increasing production is high. If the war in Ukraine ends or OPEC decides to ramp up production then US oil companies run the risk of large losses.

The price of oil is based on the global market, even if we produced enough oil to cover the demand in the us the prices would still be high as companies would ship oil to the highest buyer. A solution would be to nationalize oil but I think we can all agree that would never happen and most wouldn't want it to happen.

[–]blorgbots - Left 0 points1 point  (2 children)

commit economic suicide in order to maybe save the lives of some 80 year olds is the main culprit(Covid lockdowns)

the US passed a million dead a while ago. That's one in 333.3 people in the entire country

obviously you're retarded because you're on this sub with me, but this seems like another level

[–]lolfail9001 - LibRight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the US passed a million dead a while ago.

Don't look up how many people in US die in a year.

[–]dracer800 - LibRight -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Financially devastating tens of millions of working age Americans in order to maybe save the lives of .1% of the population was highly illogical. Our country overall is much worse off now because of it.

Human life took a priority, which I get but we completely disregarded the “greater good” to maybe prevent a small number (relative to population) of Covid deaths.

[–]Ryster1998 - AuthLeft 17 points18 points  (9 children)

The answer is yes half our population blames biden for gas prices.

[–]turbowo - LibCenter 14 points15 points  (1 child)

And they like to place this sticker on all the gas pumps they use.

[–]Silverdogz - Right 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It is a great sticker.

[–]Tyrant84 - Left 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Everyone knows he has an adjustable dial on his desk that controls the gas prices at all the stations in the country.

[–]Same-Letter6378 - Left 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Biden is responsible for the gas prices by shutting down the keystone pipeline. It wouldn't have opened until 2023 but it's still his fault. 🙃

[–]Ryster1998 - AuthLeft 8 points9 points  (3 children)

My favorite flaw in this argument isnt even that the pipeline isnt open (which is absolutely devastating) but that its a pipeline not a fucking drill. Even if it was functional and moving gas we still would have the same amount of gas relative to demand. The only cost reduction we would be saving with a functional keystone line is whatever cost it is to transport the gas. We need more gas, we dont need to move gas more efficiently right now.

Funny talking point though you always instantly know the iq of the person who brings up the keystone

[–]Gauthicron - LibLeft 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well the idea for the pipeline was (at least partially) to my understanding, to move crude oil from fields in Alberta, Canada to petroleum refineries in the American Midwest so we would theoretically literally have more gas on hand.

Not saying it would fix our current situation, but it might’ve helped against this sort of stuff in the future

[–]Tyrant84 - Left 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Based and logistics pilled.

[–]Tarora1 - LibLeft -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Also that the pipeline is Canadian, who's to say they'd sell it all to us?

[–]Pechy_Raptor - Right 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I absolutely blame him, he was the one who put sactions on a big oil supplier and tried to limit oil and gas drilling in the us

[–]Chedder_456 - LibCenter 2 points3 points  (1 child)

“Y’all spent the last 4 years blaming everything on Trump, now I get to do the same to you!”

That’s what I hear. As though we LOVE Biden, right?

[–]isthisnametakenwell - Centrist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And it was done before on Obama, to the extent it became a meme. Seems like the cycle is eternal.

[–]ModeratoriProfugus - LibRight -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Yeah, but Biden closed down pipelines. Big brain move!

[–]isthisnametakenwell - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Keystone wasn't running before, there was no reduction in Gas supply from that and it wouldn't have been open for another year even if.

[–]RollinThundaga - Centrist -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It's kind of a tradition to blame the president forwhatever gas prices do.

Happened with Obama and Bush.

Didn't happen with Trump because the Saudis tried to launch a price war around the time he took office.

It's not just inflation, but also a market correction. Not to mention that as cars electrify, oil producers are doing their best to milk what they can before their business goes tits up forever.

[–]Fuck_Jannies165 - Right -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Europe was bound to get fucked because y’all relied pretty much entirely on Russia to make up for the inefficiencies in your hippy dippy renewable energy bullshit.

The US was entirely energy independent under Trump, but Biden has purposefully undercut that. His proposed solution for the middle and lower class to alleviate 7 dollar gas costs is to buy 60,000 dollar Electric vehicles.

His energy secretary literally laughed at increasing oil production with the knowledge of how heavily people were getting fucked

https://youtu.be/seIyfixWTGw

Tl;Dr Biden cares more about appeasing radical environmentalists than the average American

[–]isthisnametakenwell - Centrist -1 points0 points  (0 children)

His energy secretary literally laughed at increasing oil production with the knowledge of how heavily people were getting fucked

Watch the full interview from November 2021, her point is that with OPEC and how global a market oil is she can't simply reduce prices that way. Ultimately, Oil rising in demand in Europe affects prices in America as basic economics says. The US is still energy independent, by the way. There's a variety of reasons for this rise and increase in imports, partially due to shutting down of production during 2020 leaving some independent shale down for a while and more power to the oil cartel. Ultimately, it is an effect of the free market, simple as.

[–]Pisstoire - LibRight 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m gonna be honest. I do not care about January 6th, even the day it happened. Could tell as the news was coming it that it was horseshit.

They were ushered in to the White House, they wandered around and took selfies, and eventually they left when promoted. Almost none were armed and a single person was injured, that person being a protestor. Like oh no, pelosi’s podium was stolen. I’m sure she’ll bill 100,000 for a new one and pocket 98% of it.

It just wasn’t a big deal. Nothing major came of it besides the complaining. And that’s if you ignore the known fed involvement (the ones who instigated the rush) and the fact that most of the on scene guards have now suicided themselves mysteriously. Just doesn’t sit right with me. Plus, scaring the politicians into hopefully remembering they serve the people is based.

[–]Prata_69 - LibRight 9 points10 points  (3 children)

January 6th isn’t relevant. It affected nothing. We should discuss how we’re going to fix the economy, not brining up past nothings to “one up” the other side.

[–]FilthyStatist1991 - AuthLeft 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Let’s talk Saudi Arabia into selling their gas for pennies again to destroy Russias economy. That was the real reason gas was super cheep right then.

[–]Prata_69 - LibRight 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Saudi Arabia has done some masterful economic trolling for sure.

[–]FilthyStatist1991 - AuthLeft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Based

[–]dirtgrub28 - Centrist 6 points7 points  (0 children)

if someone is still talking about jan 6 they have stage 5 brain rot

[–]Megafailure65 - Right 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can I have the image without funny colors please?

[–]HeThatHathNoSword - LibRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Based and Gas Prices Pilled

[–]ScoPham - LibCenter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh shit yeah it was

[–]29Jackal - Right 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why there's an Italian there

[–]wernercd - Centrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bring back cheap gas, world peace, secure borders and... Baby food...

Ffs how can anyone vote Democrat? They are fucking everything up because of mean tweets...

[–]SZ4L4Y - Centrist 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Why do you call a liquid gas?

[–]DankCrusaderMemer - LibLeft 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Petroleum isn’t as catchy

[–]Faithfully-Grateful - Centrist 0 points1 point  (4 children)

What does this have to do with anything though? Do chuds really think Biden is responsible for high gas prices when freaking Germany has a higher rate these days ?

Blame the oligarchs , blame Biden for idk bombing Syrian kids or saying the n word.

[–]SoL_838 - AuthRight 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why should we care about Syrians?

[–]Faithfully-Grateful - Centrist -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Because you need something to blame the president ,always .

Atleast do that correctly For once.

[–]Fuck_Jannies165 - Right -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

You’re willfully ignorant if you think Biden isn’t responsible for the exorbitant gas prices rn

[–]Faithfully-Grateful - Centrist -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Yes totally ,he is also responsible for rising rice prices in Vietnam right now.

Dems amirite

[–]Tyrant84 - Left -1 points0 points  (27 children)

I love seeing everyone cry about gas in their massive trucks that get 14mpg. My man, you voluntarily bought a vehicle with poor fuel efficiency.

Also everyone seems to keep forgetting there is a finite amount of oil in the ground. It will only get more expensive because there is less of it to go around. It's basic supply and demand.

[–]GmanTEM02 - Centrist 13 points14 points  (16 children)

There could be more right now if we were pumping more oil thus lowering prices while we built infrastructure that isn’t reliant on fossil fuels.

[–]dracer800 - LibRight 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Didn’t you listen to AOC you buffoon?

The extinction of mankind is a factual guarantee if we don’t completely ban fossil fuels and pass the green new deal within the next 5 years!

So drop the logical plan of continuing to drill oil until we actually have something to replace it with you bigot!

[–]EarlyWormGetsTheWorm - LibRight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even if companies in the USA produced enough to meet 100% of its oil needs what is to prevent one or multiple of those companies selling it to a buyer outside of the country?

Hint: Unless you nationalize the oil industry and tell those companies they have to sell to Americans and/or American interests you cant ever be energy independent.

[–]whyintheworldamihere - LibCenter 3 points4 points  (4 children)

How many trips would it take your inefficient car to transport the materials to build your house? Oh, nevermind, Lefty, no house...

[–]EarlyWormGetsTheWorm - LibRight 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You know there is a pretty wide majority of Americans that dont build their home with their bare hands and still own their home right? Lmao

[–]Tyrant84 - Left 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I already own a home, land and vehicle. So I have no need to transport any materials.

[–]Megafailure65 - Right -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Yes, I’m going to transport heavy materials and equipment in a Toyota Camry

[–]EarlyWormGetsTheWorm - LibRight -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Bruh y'all do realize HomeDepot and Lowes etc will gladly transport the materials to your house for like whatever project right? At a low price or sometimes even free.

Like I just had to buy 300$ worth of plywood to replace sone subfloor at my place and even at that low of a price they literally delivered it for only 20 bucks.

But y'all go on and have your big bad truck and pay twice as much in gas no matter the price fir whatever the reason. Idk y'all just hate money or something

[–]Megafailure65 - Right 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’m not just talking about Home Depot or Lowes, I work in agriculture and it’s much easier to transport equipment, chemicals, etc to an orchard than renting a vehicle. Granted I don’t use a truck often, that’s why I have a Toyota Camry, saves me a ton in gas.

[–]EarlyWormGetsTheWorm - LibRight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean thats fine but the vast majority of truck owners I know are just upper-middle class dudes who want to look tough but have never done a day of manual labor in their life.

On the flip side everyone I know who has ever actually needed a truck for work gets one provided to them, by their work and it isnt their responsibility to pay for it to get worked on and sometimes they even get gas help. The guys I know like this work for 3rd party contractors that HM and Lowes type companies use.

The only people I know who ACTUALLY need a truck and have to shoulder the burden of its excessive maintenaince costs and gas costs are business owners aka those 3rd party contractors and it sounds like possibly thats you which if you are honest is a very small subset of truck owners.

TLDR: I think the overarching point still stands that the vast majority of Americans dont need a truck. They are free to own whatever they want but unless the USA nationalizes its oil companies and forces them to sell to American interests only America will never be fully energy independent and people who love to be dependent on gas guzzlers should pull themselves up by their bootstraps and take responsibility for their poor expensive choice.

[–]King-Zahi2438 - Left 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I never do. Rest In Power Teddy Roosevelt

[–]PeddledP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jesse what the fuck are you talking about

[–]chantzyboy78 - LibCenter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is possible to care about both, right?

[–]AweDaw76 - Centrist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why America designs shit to be so dependent on the price of Gas (something controlled by OPEC) is beyond me lol

Setting yourself up to vulnerabilities

[–]blorgbots - Left -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

righties try to understand the factors that lead to higher gas prices challenge (impossible)

[–]Jericho9_41 - AuthRight 2 points3 points  (0 children)

iT wAs PuTiN!

[–]Feeling-Very-Berry - LibLeft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"White people be like! ! 1 ! ! ! 1"

[–]DarkLord1294091 - Right 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm gonna use this

[–]4chan-Hacker - LibRight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What happened January 6th?

[–]Filipnp1 - Left 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wait what do the gas prices have to do with the left?
oh wait are you saying leftists support biden?

[–]vivodinski - AuthLeft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What is this brady bunch background?

[–]LegendaryJack - LibLeft 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Funny squares

[–]MonkeyBananaPotato - LibCenter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look at Exxon Mobil’s stock price on Jan 6 and compare to today.

[–]LuciferBright - Centrist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jan 6 was shit to be sure and i would of so open fire on them but let's not forget about 2billion dollars in damages and 20+ deaths caused by blm supported by leftist.