Wednesday, April 20, 2005

It's Going to be All About The Oil, Because All The Oil is Going

Bush comes out today talking about how he needs Congress to move on the Energy Bill because of the country's fuel issues. But OIL will bring down the Republicans, just as OIL's donations brought them up. For example, if we drill in ANWR guess who's going to get it? Not us. The Chinese, because we can charge them more for it. Good plan, isn't it? Big Oil gets richer, and gas prices continue to head north of three dollars - FOREVER.

People vote from their pockets. When it was all about the tax cut in 2000, and people thought they would get five more dollars, you got their vote. So even though the Governor from Texas seemed like a tongue tied yahoo, everyone wanted that extra five dollars. But now they're taking money out of your pocket. In this car culture? If gas prices are your fault, you will lose. Now the Dems, have to get into it.

However the Puppetmaster is already in action. In Bush's speech today he refers to the gas price increases as if it's almost like a "tax" on the American people, that will affect their quality of life. It's a brilliant play to protect Big Oil, isn't? The Big Oil that he is born of and beholden to? He wants you to think that the oil companies aren't raising your gas prices, it's just like a tax. Something the government levy's on you. Something that he's cut, by the way. But it's not a tax. It's the price of doing business with his donors and supporters. Why are the prices of gas going up so mercilessly? It's the price of doing business in the gas culture with demand going up internationally. It's also the weak dollar, brought on by the immense deficit, and the War in Iraq. But notice, if the fuel issue is so unbalanced, why haven't the Gas companies posted losses? We continue to pay, while he'll continue to protect Big Oil, and they'll lavish him with the millions he needs to keep protecting himself.

So make no mistake. The next election will be about oil. Because we're all about to have our lives changed forever by the high price of oil. Plane fares will inch up, meaning less travel and a harder summer for those relying on tourism, the truck industry will suffer, who keep all of ours stores so well stocked 24/7 365 days a year, which means our consumer goods all go up, even summer trips in the car will have to be rethought as we're all counting the pennies.

So the first person to point the finger and say - it's not bad luck, it's not like a "tax", it's just Big Oil and how protected they are. And the first one to point that finger and say they do this to you, and I won't do this to you, will win the next election.


Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

In a speech today, Dub sed:

“The summer travel season is fast approaching, gas prices on the minds of millions of Americans,” he said. “Members of Congress can send an important signal that they are serious about solving America’s energy problems by getting a bill to my desk before the summer recess.”

And of course that bill is the one that would allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), making it sound for all the world that if we agree to destroy that wildlife Wednesday, we'll be able to fill our SUV's for a buck a gallon Thursday, (

Boy, howdy!

Of course, he really doesn't mention the fact that if the energy bill was approved today, best case scenario sez it will be 10 years before any of that oil hits the pipeline, and it won't be until 2017 before it's at full capacity. But even if we did get the oil into the system by tomorrow, know what? It's still barely a drop of what we need. In fact, we could save about as much gas as we could get out of ANWR over the course of a dozen years or so, just by making sure our tires were properly inflated.



2:52 PM, April 20, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

You're forgetting that ANWR's oil will most likely go for export anyway, it's not for us. It's for the pockets of Big Oil anyway. There is no solution in the energy bill. It's more mindless leading from Bush, make more money, help the donors, keep on message, keep winning. And we lose.

5:10 PM, April 20, 2005  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

And that the ANWAR only holds a poxy amount of oil in the first place. Found a funny story on the matter here:

Also, any thoughts on the resignation of Bush pal Berlusconi and the rumour that Rumsfeld will quit this Summer?

3:46 AM, April 21, 2005  
Anonymous Bruce T. Paddock said...

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

"Also, any thoughts on the resignation of Bush pal Berlusconi. . .?"

Don't start thinking too soon. According to CNN, Berlusconi says he didn't resign after all.

Besides, this is a purely internal Italian matter. It has nothing to do with, and won't affect, us. Berlusconi is so crooked he makes Dick Cheney look like [insert your own punch line here].

5:37 AM, April 21, 2005  
Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

Bruce sed:
"Berlusconi is so crooked he makes Dick Cheney look like [insert your own punch line here]."

ok-- "I-35 from Blackwell to Guthrie"

You might not get it, but it would kill in Oklahoma.

7:31 AM, April 21, 2005  
Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

too obscure?

Ok, how's this:

Bruce sed:
"Berlusconi is so crooked he makes Dick Cheney look like [insert your own punch line here]."

like Richard Gere at a Judy Garland impersonator's convention.

any better?

7:32 AM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Philip Morton said...

Berlusconi's so crooked, it makes George Bush look only like Jimmy Hoffa.


Berlusconi's so crooked,if they made a game board out of him, it would be called Monopoly Solitaire, so only you would win.


Berlusconi's so crooked, if he had scoliosis it would actually straighten him out.

10:31 AM, April 21, 2005  
Anonymous Balloon Pirate said...

Berlusconi's so crooked that when he spins counter-clockwise, he cancels out the coriolis effect!

He's so crooked that he stopped wearing pointy shoes, because people kept using him to open their wine bottles!


12:14 PM, April 21, 2005  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

This is turning into a comedy club...

4:34 AM, April 22, 2005  

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