Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.and you know when President Bush is pleading for oil companies not to gouge and people to conserve energy - the shit has hit the fan.
Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling.
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.
Bush expresses 'zero tolerance' of price gouging in interview as prices spike above $3 a gallon.emphasis mine. fear also mine.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush warned against price-gouging of gasoline Thursday in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and said looters should be treated with zero tolerance.
"I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people breaking the law during an emergency such as this, whether it be looting, or price-gouging at the gasoline pump or taking advantage of charitable giving, or insurance fraud," Bush said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."Gasoline sellers have been fast to raise prices in the wake of the storm. Prices have risen above $3 a gallon and in some places higher because of a sudden drop in oil supplies.
Bush said Americans should conserve more gasoline in response to the crisis and said he expected Saudi Arabia to do "everything they can" to provide more oil. He said eight refineries are down in the Gulf and "it's going to take a while" to get them going again.
"I would hope Americans conserve if given a choice," he said.