Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Here's Even More Good News!

The Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new closing high yesterday.

Oil prices are now at their lowest in 14 months. Not because of any Republican conspiracy, but because the supply of oil has increased.

Polls have shown that Americans are more concerned about the economy than Iraq or terrorism. This economic upturn, then, is sure to be good news for most and bad news for the 'Rats and the Mainstream Media.

In other news, bound to disappoint newtwork storm studs and tinfoiler Al Gore worshippers alike, the National Hurriance Center has once again downgraded its 2006 forecast. Experts expect only one more named hurricane to form this season, and no intense hurricanes. 2006 has been a far below average hurricane season, despite rampant predictions last year that Bush's failure to sign the Kyoto accords would lead to the destruction of more and more U.S. cities like New Orleans.

No hurricane has hit the mainland U.S. this year. Between 1995 and 2003, only three major hurricanes hit land. However, seven struck the U.S. in 2004 and 2005. In normal times, that would be called an aberration. In the Bush Administration, it's called a conspiracy.

It's amazing to me that so many people accuse the President of being a semi-literate hick from Texas and at the same time, imbue him with the godlike powers to destroy the Twin Towers, control the weather, and manipulate the world oil market.

1 comment:

Paul E. Zimmerman said...

I tried to explain to a coworker all of the reasons for the recent declines in oil and gas prices: the end of the summer travel season, the switch to "winter blend" fuels, the unsustainable "hurricane risk premium" that had been built into oil prices, and the simple fact that after years of climbing prices, people are finding ways to drive less.

No dice. He pressed on with "well... I think it's still awfully convenient that it happened right before November!"

I've started leaving my copy of the Wall Street Journal in the department main office when I'm done with it each day. I don't know how effective an antidote it will be, but one can hope.