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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rhetoric

So gas prices are on the rise again. They're holding pretty steady around $3/gallon in these parts. $3/gallon--can you believe that? I remember when I was first driving, prices were much closer to $1/gallon. I'm absolutely certain that I've paid less than a dollar per gallon for gas since I've been driving. I can remember filling up in Mahomet, IL circa 2000 for $.999/gal. That wasn't that long ago--not long enough to justify a $2+ dollar increase. But I digress. So, as I was saying, gas prices are on the rise again--bitch, bitch, moan, moan, grumble, grumble. Who the hell wants to pay $3/gallon for gas?!? Then comes the announcement: gas prices expected to reach $4/gallon in the next few months, and, oh my god, we're so lucky to only be paying $3 now! See, it's all about the spin.

So, who wants to take a stab at spinning this?