Comments: ANWR Boycott

Arrrrgh! Do any of these effing knuckleheads know that gasoline is fungible?
A drop of gasoline that enters the national pipeline system can exit it anywhere at anytime to any one who contributed into the system!
A gallon of ARCO gas is the same as Phillips 66 is the same BP Amoco's etc.
It's all the same!
The local distributors just add their own special additives to make it distinct.

Idiots!

Posted by AlexC at March 23, 2005 3:30 PM

Arrrggh! Alex still angry.

Are they going to boycott all of those gas stations with those signs? There are a lot of independant franchisers who don't make but a few cents per gallon (make more on soda and snacks inside).
Perhaps they will focus on the just the corporately owned stations, who (at the today's prices) could weather a boycott storm for a long long time.

Posted by AlexC at March 23, 2005 3:46 PM

Glad you're angry. It is so stupid it gets me mad as well.

I presume that the oil companies all know that these idiots will sign a petition but very few will change their buying patterns and those who do won't affect sales much if at all. These guys are used to being the demons, I trust.

Look at the bright side. It is better to keep such people busy with this agenda -- imagine the trouble they'd cause by doing something useful

Posted by jk at March 23, 2005 4:31 PM

Let's start an online petition to stop online petitions. This is something simple we can all do, pledge to not support online petitions.

Posted by Silence Dogood at March 24, 2005 7:00 PM

Got a good chuckle from your comment, Silence. But I have readily signed petitions supporting the troops, celebrating Reagan's birthday, and most recently supporting up-down votes on W's judicial nominations.

A funny aside, I joined a WSJ-Best-of-the-web drive to sign Not in Our Name petitons with silly names. Now I get NION email sent to: Hadda V. Shinynose....

Posted by jk at March 25, 2005 1:22 PM

Which reminds me.. senior year in HS I was newspaper editor. One issue he had a byline by "Heywood Jablomey." Never did figure out who put that in there, ;) but it was our last issue.

Posted by AlexC at March 25, 2005 4:11 PM