One of these days I am going pull a Jay and Silent Bob and go to all these wishy wash "I am offended" peoples' houses and beat the hell out of them.
I am going to go beat my head against a cinder block now.
WIENER OF THE DAY! July 6, 2002!
Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let's say you're an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces, wham!, you just slam the door behind him and blast off. He might call you on the radio and say he's not Dracula, but you just say, "Think again, bat man."
Has anybody considered, y'know, Supply and Demand as the culprit? With less of a supply between the blackout and the pipeline problems, and more of a demand because of the long weekend, prices go up. Basic economics.