Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Quick Thoughts About Oil

With gasoline between $4.50 and $5.00 per gallon around the U.S., I have a few thoughts about oil:

  • Since the initial invasion of Iraq, one of the main slogans of antiwar activists has been, "No blood for oil." Protesters sometimes add comments along the lines of, "Bush wants to steal Iraqi oil."

    How can they say this when it couldn't be any more painfully obvious that the U.S. is not taking oil from Iraq? Think about it -- maybe the U.S. should start taking some of that oil, then we'd see $2-a-gallon gas again.

    It's like seeing a 2-year-old with a 1956 Mickey Mantle baseball card getting ready to draw all over it. Just take it, the kid doesn't know the difference.

  • Environmentalists and the majority of Democrat congressmen refuse to allow drilling in even a tiny section of Alaska, even though there are millions of barrels' worth of oil to be had.

    It's been said that the oil under the Alaskan wildlife refuge could put the U.S. on track toward oil independence faster than anything else -- anything.

    Look, I love wildlife. I also really like my 6-cylinder Honda, so cut the crap already and start drilling, because I only get about 25 in the city.

  • Wealthy people should not be allowed to make decisions about economic issues, such as oil/energy.

    The morons with fat pockets that make up Congress base their decisions on their own belief systems -- which as we've seen time and time again are about as rational as Amy Fisher on the Buttafuoco doorstep. They don't -- they can't -- see things from the perspective of the average U.S. citizen because they have no idea what it's like to struggle to survive. And, if one gives you that sob story about their "humble roots," just remember that they're telling you about it because you can't see it in their actions.

    If the average congressman's pay is $160,000 a year, and yours is $30,000 ... do you think they ever have to make the same decisions you do? With $160G a year, do they ever have to choose between a car payment and a tank of heating oil?

1 comment:

M. Simon said...

So you have to ask yourself: Is it possible that the enviros are the cause of the oil war?

No Blood For Oil or No Drilling For Oil?