Are you old enough to remember what America was like under the leadership of President Jimmy Carter? If you aren’t, here’s a reminder of what Americans had to endure, as the Carter Administration faced a “Crisis of Confidence”, courtesy of PBS.org:
At the heart of the internal debate over the administration’s future was a memo by Caddell, Carter’s pollster and resident “deep thinker.” “What was really disturbing to me,” he remembered, “was for the first time, we actually got numbers where people no longer believed that the future of America was going to be as good as it was now. And that really shook me, because it was so at odds with the American character.” Caddell argued that after fifteen years filled with assassinations, Vietnam, Watergate, and a declining economy, Americans were suffering from a general “crisis of confidence.” Address this fundamental problem, he told the president, inspire the country to overcome it, and you will turn your presidency around.
History repeats itself.
FoxNews.com reports that
As a major pipeline entered its fifth day of being shut down from a cyberattack, more than 1,000 gas stations reported running out of fuel, prompting government officials to waive environmental rules to expedite the delivery of fuel while assuring the public there was no cause for alarm.
The Colonial Pipeline, the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S., delivering about 45% of what is consumed on the East Coast, was hit on Friday with a cyberattack by hackers.
A large part of the pipeline resumed operations manually late Monday, and Colonial anticipates restarting most of its operations by the end of the week, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
But by Tuesday evening images emerged of long lines of motorists at gas stations in Virginia, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia reminiscent of the Arab Oil Embargo of the early 1970s. S&P’s Oil Price Information Service put the number of gas stations encountering shortages at more than 1,000.
In Virginia, 7.7% of the state’s nearly 3,900 gas stations reported running out of fuel Tuesday, according to Gasbuddy.com, which tracks supply. Citgo’s Fairfax, Virginia, terminal ran out of premium reformulated gasoline, and its Richmond, Virginia, terminal was out of unleaded regular, according to AAA.
In North Carolina, 8.5% of almost 5,400 stations were out. In Florida, drivers in some areas faced long lines, and 3% of gas stations had run out.
Scattered gas stations in metro Atlanta were out of fuel Monday and Tuesday. In Georgia, nearly 6% of about 6,400 stations had run out of fuel, according to Gasbuddy.com.
There were scattered reports of higher gasoline prices, but prices were rising even before the pipeline incident heading into the busy summer driving season. U.S. Energy Secretary Granholm has warned gas station owners: “We will have no tolerance for price gouging.”
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, meanwhile, suspended state taxes on motor fuels through Saturday. Georgia collects a gasoline tax of 28.7 cents per gallon and a diesel tax of 32.2 cents per gallon.
“It will probably help level the price at the pump off for a little while,” Kemp said.
He urged people not to hoard gasoline, saying he expects the situation to be resolved soon.
“You don’t need to go out and fill up every 5-gallon can you’ve got,” the governor said.
Joe Biden’s Presidency is resembling Jimmy Carter’s…ON STEROIDS.
I know that you remember what we were experiencing a year ago.
Americans were buying up all of the toilet paper, Lysol, and Clorox in every store in America, convinced that using those products would protect them from the COVID-19.
Heck, believe it or not, people were even bathing in Clorox.
I’m not kidding.
On the way to work yesterday, I stopped by a gas station and filled up my car, as it was getting low.
I talked to the clerk and she told me that here in Northwest Mississippi, they were still getting their gas just fine.
Going home from work last night, I drove by that same gas station, only to see cars lined up at every pump.
Now, according to the maps that I have seen, the Colonial Pipeline does not service the state of Mississippi.
So, why are folks down here panicking?
Because somebody told them to, just like the hysterical reaction to the Coronavirus, which was a serious situation, don’t get me wrong, caused a run on toilet paper, disinfectants, and household cleaning supplies.
The old Socialist himself, FDR, said that
The only thing that we have to fear is fear itself.
Unfortunately, nowadays , we not only have to fear “fear”, we also have to fear an incompetent President who is battling dementia…and losing…his Handlers and the “New Bolsheviks” who want to “radically change” our Constitutional Republic” into something that it was never meant to be.
So, other than a panicking populace, an out-of-control Majority Political Party in Washington, and foreign enemies beginning to take advantage of a weakened America…
……things are going great.
Until He Comes,
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