“We can all pitch in by being better conservers of energy -- people need to recognize the storm has caused disruption."
Dear President Bush,
Here’s something you need to recognize; I will drive my new, 305 c.i., 305-horse pickup anytime I want and any place I chose. I’ll drive to the Quik-Stop ten miles away for an RC and a Moon pie, I’ll drive to see friends, to eat bar-b-que or buy a case of Shiner Bock.
I’ll drive fast and at uneven rates of speed… alone or with my dogs… I may drive around the county on Sunday afternoons like my granddad did, just because I want to.
I love my new truck but I wish I had the money to buy a HMMVV… no, not a “Hummer”, I want the biggest, baddest and the heaviest, the one with extra fuel tanks and the DoD contract number stenciled under the hood. Hell, I’d have two of ‘em and a Bradley Fighting Vehicle if I could afford it.
So, I’ll start “conserving” when the following occurs:
As soon as you direct the federal government in all ways possible to encourage drilling oil wells wherever the industry and the free market determines it’s feasible. And when you start putting pressure on the state governments to do the same thing; they still block progress?… you tell ‘em they get nada federal highways funds.
Same for nuke power plants and gasoline refineries… we haven’t had any new ones since Nixon was doing a modified, limited hang-out. It’s so bad… embarrassing, even, that Kuwait has offered to send some folks over to build one for us…. let that sink in.
And I know you do, Mr. President, but most don’t know who are the top flight, number one, atomic power plant engineers… that’s right, The French.
Lafayette, we are screwed.
I’ll cut back a bit, start riding the Harley more, as soon as you put an end to 40 different blends of boutique gasoline that are mandated across the U.S.
---As soon as there’s no more Flaming Gorge Sand Toads halting the progress of living in the 21st century.
---As soon as you start bitch-slapping the environmental whackjobs into a moaning quivering mass.
---As soon as you quit using the words “global warming” in any context except as the punch-line to a joke told to Dick Cheney.
---As soon as the only function left to the Environmental Defense Fund is making bail for its members.
Then and only then will I listen to someone from the government, any government, asking me to sacrifice anything.
The gub’mint created this ridiculous set of circumstances by caving in, acting like girlie-men, letting the socialists and the communists and the anti-Americans get the upper hand.
Basta! Git ‘er done.