Monday, April 24, 2006


If you’re really into driving around looking for cheap gas, here’s a map of the U.S. with all of the average prices listed by county. Find out if you’re getting the shaft!

I've been looking for trends and I've noticed something rather disturbing. The blue states pay a lot more for gas than the red ones. They keep talking about how gas costs more in the heartland because it has to travel further inland, but that doesn't appear to be the case. In fact, by the look of this map, it appears the price of gas rises with the number of registered Democrats. Coincidence? States that voted for Bush skew far lower than those voting for Kerry/Gore. Further, guess where you'll find the cheapest gas in the country? Vice President Cheney’s home state of Wyoming, of course!

(To be fair, I feel obliged to consider the possibility that the price of gas may be higher in Democratic strongholds because local politicians are taxing the hell out of it!)

I personally think this is a big conspiracy masterminded by disgruntled American inventor Al Kamen, creator of the Segway, to drum up populist support for his (failed?) revolutionary urban transportation alternative.

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