Leave it to some political big mouth to knee jerk into stating there will be no more offshore drilling due to the BP Gulf rig explosion and oil leak. Such a pronouncement is a perfect example of such being the complete antithesis of ration, intelligence and sound policy. Way go Ahnold!
How many folks know that the sea floor naturally leaks into the Gulf of Mexico an almost identical amount of crude as is currently leaking form the BP rig? Now clearly that is not a statement that the BP leak isn’t a big deal because it is, but a little perspective fer Heaven sakes. What many in the green movement don’t want to admit is that oil leaks up from the sea floor wherever there is offshore oil fields. Man’s “exploiting” the resource has absolutely nothing – zip, zero, nada, to do with it. The Earth is a dynamic organism. Again, not claiming the BP rig isn’t a major environmental incident, but let’s be real.
My point is the Earth will cleanse itself. Not a justification for the spill or any such, but the truth is the truth. How often does something like the BP rig explosion happen? How often do these rigs leak oil? Rarely. So, since cars sometimes cause folks to die, do we outlaw them? Ahnold’s knee jerk is tantamount to the same principle. Anyone advocating Ahnold’s thoughts is lacking wisdom, or is pushing their agenda.
As I wrote the other day, it’ll be oil for fuel or your young ass will ride a bike, walk or hitch up ol’ Bessie and pull the buggy. It’ll be coal or it’ll be dark, cold in winter and miserably sufferable in summer. Is this what anyone thinks will be our near future?
$5.00 a gallon gas? Exactly who is hurt the most by that? Ain’t me Jack. But the working poor, the young family and basically anyone who has to drive for work. The cost of EVERY good and service here in the Big PX will skyrocket. What if $5.00 is just fiddle sticks and it goes to $8.00 or more per gallon? All the while there are umpteen billions of barrels of oil out there off our shores, and by the way, the REST OF THE WORLD WILL STILL BE DRILLING!
I swear some people are too damned stupid to survive the day without some fool to remind ’em to breathe. I mean, the reader does know this will not stop China, Vietnam, Norway, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, etc., etc., etc. from drilling the damned oil just outside in international waters, right? The brain trusts do grasp this, right? Some of the most PC nations in the world are not even fantasizing ending offshore drilling – Norway and the UK to name just two. So if the PC pros are not on this bandwagon, know that this isn’t just PC but agenda driven policy.
‘Bout time for me to slip those size 12 steel-toed engineer boots back on. There are some asses O’ so desperately in need of kicking. I swear to the Lord Almighty! I need some help from you folks though. We all need to slip on them leather persuaders and get to “chatting” with these dolts. We need to, as my hero Barney Fife would say, “nip it in the bud!” And I don’t mean maybe. Stupidity is contagious friends. We need to kill it before it infects too many with the power to actually carry out such abject asininity.
Now I see how regular Joes can go postal. This level of public stupidity passing for wise and reasoned consideration is damn sure enough to cause someone to lose their marbles – mine withstanding, of course. I’m good – mad as a hornet at the sheer ignorance, but I’m good. I wouldn’t go postal if for no other reason than to piss off those that would dance a jig in rejoicing my doing so. I’m so much more sly than that. I would never tell ya I was gonna go jihad on your ass ’til I was done.
But I swear I can see how the less balanced of us could be put entirely off kilter from this kind of PC ignorance. The rest of the world will drill, nonstop. They are likely sitting in their nations and laughing like Hell at the US and some of the morons running this country. So if the entire planet calls a moratorium on drilling, okay fine. But for us to do it alone out of this insane misplaced PC thought is a monumental journey into idiocy.
Dreadfully it appears some are more wed to ideology than to what is best for a nation. Every day I live I am amazed at the level of naive ignorance or ideological pronouncement from some people. Some folks seem not to have the sense to come in outta the rain. Yeah, they are the ones we should listen to, alright!
Gotta go now. Listening to the Spice Girls on my iTunes. They are telling me they “wanna be my lover” and that big Redhead Ginger is calling my name. Later.