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What are you doing to ease the pinch from high gasoline prices?

Asked at Westridge Shopping Center on August 29, 2004

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“I’ve started taking the KU bus to work about three days a week.”

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“I’ve stay at home. I try to conserve as much as possible.”

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“I haven’t done a thing.”

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“I go to Hy-Vee and Sam’s Club in Topeka. I try to make one trip do more than one thing.”


mrcairo 13 years, 7 months ago

Being the conservative person I am, I make sure to bunch all my trips in one outing. And I plan my route so as not to have to back-track and waste time and fuel.

I also drive a very conservative car, a Toyota, which gets excellent mileage. I snear at gas-guzzling SUV's and huge Ford 350's and Dodge Durangos, which are nothing more than terrorist-supporing gas-eaters.

I'm very conservative with my money, the way I use fuel, and in everything I do. I'm a Democrat, not a Liberal Republican.

Interesting, we have an 'Oil-Man' in the White House, and oil-prices have gone through the roof. I wonder why. I wonder who benefits. The most mportatnt thing you can do to ease high fuel prices, is to vote for Kerry this November.

mr_daniels 13 years, 7 months ago

Kerry is toast! No new ideas to help the country only confirm this. Adults will remain in the Whitehouse! Not too worried about higher gas prices even though my Silverado is a thirsty animal. We will have to get serious and develop our own energy resources. No reason why we cannot; environmental whacko's nonewithstanding! Must travel long distances but hey, this country boy can survive!

Kyle Rohde 13 years, 7 months ago

Right, blame gas prices on President Bush, there's a great theory. I'm sure it has nothing to do with China and India, the world's two most populous countries, buying massive amounts of cars. Or their economies growing by incredibly amounts, which means lots more products being produced which require petroleum based materials. To answer the original question, the gas prices don't bother me that much. Sure they've gone up, but I'm paying maybe $4 more then before, and that's really not that big a deal in the long run. I drive conservatively, 65 on the turnpike, and get the best mileage I can out of my Explorer. Get over it, gas prices aren't that bad.

Savage 13 years, 7 months ago

City a 'Cheap Place to Live,' at least on listing ...

Lawrence house price 250,000 La Jolla California (same house) 1.8 Mil.

So what. La Jolla and Manhattan, the two most expensive places on earth to buy a pad.

It this story supposed to make us all feel better? In those areas 3% of the population are multi-millionares and they are awsome places to live, hands down.

I just dont get the point of the article or what its supposed to accomplish... Its hogwash.

by the way... gas prices are ok after all it seems. It could be alot worse.

Savage 13 years, 7 months ago

Democrats should be jumping up and down because gas prices are higher. Now people will be traveling less and the environment will get healthier long term. Perhaps you would like it better if gas were 5 dollars a gallon. wouldnt mind it a bit as long as it was funneled into one of your socialist programs...right!?

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