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The Communist Control Act of 1954, hmm......

Pres. Eisenhower signed this into law, not just outlawing the party itself but making any membership or support a criminal act, more or less. Okay....

Now, to preface this I am a Democrat and NOT a Communist (small c, large C, whatever) but could someone remind me again of what the party DID actually? I mean actual acts not perceived or assumed threats.

Reason I ask is, if you look at the Republican Party--I mean, for the most part, the incarnation once the racist segregationist Dixiecrats joined the fold (yeah, you know, the part they like to leave out when they play that "party of Lincoln" card to throw shade on modern Democrats?)--think of all the real damage they've caused and are planning to double down on should they gain more power, from economic policies proven to bankrupt our country to encroachment on personal freedoms, suppression of the vote, religio-fundamentalist measures that run counter to the Constitution, ARMED INSURRECTION, FER CRYIN' OUT LOUD!!!!

Talk about a Red Scare, damn.

Just some early morning musings with coffee. Enjoy your Humpday!

Would reducing US fuel exports stop gas prices from spiking?

By Ron Scherer | The Christian Science Monitor | Feb 23, 2012

At the same time that the price of gasoline is rising, the US oil industry is increasing its exports of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Compared to a year ago, exports of gasoline have tripled at a time when the price of gasoline is 42 cents a gallon more expensive at the pump. On Thursday, for example, the price of crude oil remained elevated at $107 a barrel because of fears over the Iranian nuclear situation, and the price of gasoline rose 3 cents a gallon compared to Wednesday, according to AAA.

The oil industry maintains the exports are necessary because domestic demand is weak. The industry says if refiners could not send American-made gasoline to China, India, Europe, and South America, the refineries would have to close as several have already done on the East Coast. Yet, other energy observers say exporting gasoline at a time of rising prices is sort of like throwing flammable liquid on a fire.

I think it is simply disingenuous to think exports of gasoline are not a factor in the prices, says Ben Brockwell, director of data marketing and information services at the Oil Price Information Service, which provides petroleum pricing and information to the oil industry.

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