So you put up a picture, "probably an estimate of how high it goes before Obama gets us all weaned off and somehow forced into his failed energy plans" in a thread about gas prices going up $.51, and you want to call someone a "dick"?
I want to know what happened last November when gas prices were supposed to be over $5 according to conservatives last summer.
Gas prices swing - get used to it.
Here are some factors affecting the price of gas:
Demand for the product.
Value of the dollar.
Reserve supply/production capacity.
Political situation in key petroleum producing regions.