If only cars ran on political
hot air ...
By Mark Neckameyer
May 25, 2008
Washington would be supplying the world instead of begging hat
in hand for the kind Saudis to rescue us. The TV shows are in
re-run, football season hasn't started and I don't like baseball
so I am stuck watching the buffoons who pass for our Senators
and Congressmen (sorry, the Democrats are the dumbest ones!)
make believe that they are asking "hard questions"
of oil execs to somehow prove that the oil companies are "profiteering",
whatever that means. They are so incredibly stupid in real life.
They all look so clever in the ads they run all Summer to get
re-elected but they are so much dumber than dirt trying to think
on their feet or on their ample behinds is more accurate. If
they were smart they would stay off live TV.
OK, so the price of oil is way up because we are too dumb to
drill or refine or use nuclear energy or figure out how to gasify
coal or whatever. Congressmen serve a few years for maybe three
terms if they are lucky and Senators who are usually older serve
two or three six year terms unless their name is Kennedy and
they are anointed for life. Maybe as it takes fifteen years
or so to explore, drill and build more refineries, the current
political morons figure it won't help them politically long term
so they whine about the oil companies instead? If we had drilled
more in the 1970s and 1080s we would be awash in oil now instead
of staying home for Memorial day, right? Or maybe our "leaders"
are doing the right thing for us. Maybe they are saving our
oil and letting OPEC and he Arabs sell theirs until it runs out.
Then we will be in charge with all our oil wells virgin and
we can order them to let women drive and stop chopping off heads.
Corporations are supposed to make as much money as they LEGALLY
can. If they stop trying it is up to the shareholders; mutual
fund managers, investors, retirement fund gurus to kick them
out and get someone else. If they pay themselves more than they
are worth ... Same remedy. Where do the profits of oil companies
go? They are divided up among all the folks who have IRAs and
401Ks ... Just about all of us Americans! ExXon and Texaco/Mobile
are in all the index funds and "big stock" funds and
401K "fund families". The oil companies have been
investigated a million times by the FBI, SEC, FDA and NAACP I
and they are clean ... And smart. Law makers on the other hand
are stupid and probably crooked too.
I had to shut off my TV when the Honorable Congresswoman from
Florida was told by the wise oil exec that the solution lay in
drilling more. She responded something about not wanting to
"ruin" pristine Florida beaches and screw up their
number one industry, tourism. DUHH Congresswoman, how is anyone
supposed to get to Florida these days? By sail boat? We sure
don't have enough oil to fly or drive, thank you Congresswoman!
Received May 25, 2008 - Published
May 25, 2008
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