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The retail price of gasoline in west central Missouri this morning:

It goes up, it goes down. It’s been going down lately.

Yes, it goes up and it goes down. We just can’t pass up on commenting on it because of stuff like this from the past:


Date: Sun, May 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM


Americans are fed up with high gas prices. Common sense approaches from the House will develop more energy from all of our available resources and reduce energy prices. It is time America used the natural resources with which we have been blessed and stopped relying heavily on foreign dictatorships for our energy needs. Without this action, prices will most assuredly stay high.


Vicky Hartzler

Member of Congress

[emphasis added]

That was when the retail price of gas was fifty cents a gallon higher.

Or this, from February 2012: Sen. Roy Blunt (r): trying to be too clever (February 18, 2012)

Now the silence from the hand wringing right is noticeable, at least from our perspective.


What cost, you say? (November 15, 2013)

Still going down… (November 7, 2013)

It upsets right wingnuts… (November 4, 2013)

Thank goodness that Keystone pipeline is up and running (October 28, 2013)

We’re on an express elevator to…going down (October 14, 2013)

Water is wet (October 9, 2013)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): we don’t need no stinkin’ objective reality (January 21, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): not especially prescient (January 9, 2013)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): strange silence, still (December 19, 2012)

Quick, blame Obama! – part 3 – trickle down (December 8, 2012)

Quick, blame Obama! – part 2 (December 5, 2012)

Quick, blame Obama! (December 1, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): make it stop… (November 18, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): the price keeps dropping and we’re running out of gas puns (November 15, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): on an express elevator… (November 12, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): wait, wait, don’t tell me (November 8, 2012)

Vicky Hartzler (r): it’s so quiet when the price keeps dropping (October 31, 2012)

Vicky Hartzler (r): What’s that? Did you say something? Apparently not. (October 29, 2012)

Vicky Hartzler (r): the sound of silence (October 23, 2012)

The past, the gas, and isms (September 24, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): let’s pass the gas – part 2 (June 6, 2012)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): let’s pass the gas (May 27, 2012)