Slippery slimeballs

You know, all this outraged yammering about oil prices by our politicians doesn't mean squat until they practice what they preach.  The Washington Post is running a great story about Senators from both sides of the spectrum who are driving very short distances (sometimes just across the street) in order to squeal about high oil... Continue Reading →

Yes, but he earned it!

So the retiring Exxon chairman is getting a $400 million payoff while we mere mortals are facing gas prices of $3+ per gallon and rising.  Outrageous, but hardly surprising.  I sure hope he sent Bush a thank-you card for helping Exxon earn "the biggest profit of any company ever" last year.  Wow, them wars sure... Continue Reading →

Three cheers for Helen Thomas

Whoah.  Have y'all read about Helen Thomas grilling the President the other day?  Why doesn't this happen more often?  Oh, those questions she asked!  It starts with "...why did you really want to go to war? ...You have said it wasn't oil -- quest for oil, it hasn't been Israel, or anything else.  What was... Continue Reading →

Here we go again…

A few days ago it was reported that a Mexico oil discovery could yield 10 billion barrels of crude.  So my question is:  when can we invade?  Can we start bombing now?  Hello, Mr. Bush?

Drillin’ Bush

The story about Bush opening an area on Alaska's North Slope for oil drilling is old news by now, but I had tagged it for the blog because of a couple of choice quotes: "We've been left out of too much of the area with the most potential," said Tadd Owens, executive director of the... Continue Reading →

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