I take it this is the explanation, I assume?
I mean, god, not to sound like a bitch while half the Southern U.S. is under water and people's lives are ruined and all, but this is Crazy. $4. A GALLON. With NO cost of living increase anywhere in sight to offset. How is this supposed to be good for anybody? For people who have to commute, people who can't walk or bike or bus to work, people who-- oh my god, I can't even talk about this, I'm too mad.
Meanwhile, our erstwhile president has just about decided he might need to do something about that thar little storm they had three days ago. maybe. fixin' to, fer sure.
God, I knew there was a reason I woke up in a bad mood today.
Dude. Go to hpkatrinarelief and do something good. *sighs*
ETA: Hurricane Katrina's real name. Thanks, Kash, for the link.