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Drill Baby Drill!: Keystone Cops Part 3

“Gasoline prices are on the rise and Republicans are licking their chops.” Are the Republicans licking their chops? Let’s see who really is.

I see the vultures circling.

The Democrats know what needs to be done. Again; we're working to try to push this agenda forward. The other day, the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits...

Steven Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” and then Obama appointed him Energy secretary.

If you put someone in charge of energy who said that he wants energy prices to rise; when those prices rise; how can you say that your opposition is licking their chops?

$12/gallon? Isn’t that too much? How will we handle that?

But it still costs $50 to fill my Chevy Voltswagon™.

Oh, a gradual adjustment.
Even with a gradual rise in prices; $12/gallon still sounds too expensive. What’s wrong with building the Keystone XL Pipeline? What’s wrong with drill baby drill? Why can’t we drill in ANWR, the California coast, and the Gulf of Mexico?
“The American People aren’t stupid. They know that’s not a plan…That’s a bumper sticker.That’s not a strategy to solve our energy challenge…You know there are no quick fixes to this problem. You know we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices.” – Barack Obama
So, Mr. President; what’s the plan?

Algae? Will it work?

I want to help too, Mr. President. Here’s an energy source you may have overlooked: Human body fat.

“According to a much-quoted 2009 press briefing from the Centers for Disease Control, American adults collectively are hauling around at least 4.6 billion extra pounds of fat. That’s the equivalent of four trillion BTUs of energy — an impressive number, but what does it mean in practical terms? The following may give a sense. The same amount of energy would be contained in:
700,000 barrels of crude oil, or
35 million gallons of gasoline, or
nearly 15 freight trains loaded with coal.” – The Straight Dope

From where are we going to get our energy; unicorn dreams, children’s laughter, fairy dust? Just don’t make me do this:

It is green


Gas Price Spike Act of 2012 or: Keystone Cops Part 2

Maxine Waters‘ Communist utopia dream is coming true. Straight out of the Ayn Rand novel, Atlas Shrugged; the Gas Price Spike Act of 2012 or: H. R. 3784, was introduced to the 112th Congress 2d session.

The bill is a perfect complement to the President’s decision yesterday to not approve the Keystone XL project. This bill is more proof that the government is not committed to American jobs and energy. The government, in my opinion, will not be satisfied until we are riding horses on dirt roads again.

The purpose of the bill is, “to impose a windfall profit tax on oil and natural gas (and products thereof).” This is a tax imposed on profits deemed unreasonable, (up to 100%!) to be paid by the seller.

Let’s talk about some basic economics that I learned as a child in junior high school. Businesses do not pay taxes! In any business that is competently managed; all overhead is included in the price of the product or service! If the cost of doing business goes up, i.e., an increase in taxes; that cost is passed down to the consumer! I’m sorry for all the exclamation points. I need some way to get your attention. I wanted to use all CAPS, but that would have been too annoying. I’m exasperated with trying to get people to understand this. How is it that I’ve known this since junior high school, but adults who are college graduates and run this country can’t understand these fundamental concepts? All the Representatives named on this bill are college graduates. Most have Masters degrees. Some are PhD’s. One has a Bachelors in business! I’m sure they all  had to take at least economics 101 to graduate.

I'm sure they are not ignorant. I'm sure they are Communists!

This is a tax to be imposed on profits from the sales of oil, natural gas, and products thereof, up to ONE HUNDRED PERCENT! Hopefully you all understand now that the 100% tax will be passed on to you, the consumer. I wrote yesterday that petroleum is much more than gas and oil for cars. Petroleum is used in almost EVERYTHING! Think about the products that you need to use that help to keep you alive. Now think about paying at least double what you now pay for those items. Are you ready to call some Representatives now?

What are reasonable profits? Reasonable profits will be decided by the Reasonable Profits Board. The President will appoint three people whose only qualifications are to not be financially vested in the industries they will be judging. The bill provides them money for travel expenses. I hope they know how to ride horses. The bill provides for the Boards’ pay, but doesn’t appoint another Board to decide if the Boards’ pay is reasonable. The bill allows the Director of the Board to hire cronies of the Board and pay them any amount they deem reasonable.

Today it’s the oil companies. Who will be next? Are you going to wait to see what industry is next? Do you want to wait to see if they come after your livelihood next, or are you ready to make some phone calls and write some letters?

Here is a list of the Representatives sponsoring this Communist piece of legislation:

Bob Filner:

2428 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-8045
Fax: (202) 225-9073

Lynn Woolsey:

2263 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
Ph.: 202-225-5161
Fax: 202-225-5163
John Conyers, Jr.:

2426 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
Ph: 202-225-5126
Fax: 202-225-0072

Jim Langevin:

109 Cannon HOB
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2735
Fax: (202) 225-5976

Dennis J. Kucinich:

2445 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Phone (202)225-5871
Fax (202)225-5745

Marcia L. Fudge:

1019 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-7032
Fax: (202) 225-1339

Maxine Waters is not on the bill, but you should contact her anyway.

Maxine Waters:

2344 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2201
Fax: (202) 225-7854

Fellow Freedom Fighters: Contact these people and your own local Representatives. Let them know how you feel about this issue. Let them know that if they don’t honor their commitments to the Constitution; you will vote them out of office. Let’s hit them with the Free Market Forces!

Can We Call the Keystone Cops?

The Gangsters

The Keystone Cops: Bumbling idiots like those in charge of the Keystone XL decision.

The president rejected the Keystone XL pipeline project today. His reason is a deadline on the decision inserted into a bill passed earlier. Congress passed the law at the end of December 2011, but The State Department website projects a decision to be made on the XL project, December 2011. The President rejected the project because Congress forced him to decide after the State Department was to have decided anyway.

“This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of a deadline that prevented the State Department from gathering the information necessary to approve the project and protect the American people. I’m disappointed that Republicans in Congress forced this decision, but it does not change my Administration’s commitment to American-made energy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on oil.” – Barack Obama

Let me remind you of who and what we are dealing with…

When I read Obama’s statement; I thought there was a typo. I was sure it was supposed to say foreign oil, but he did indeed say that he is committed to reducing our dependence on oil. This is not a crazy conspiracy theory; he said it himself. Barack Obama is committed to skyrocketing our energy costs and reducing our dependence on oil. Oil is much more than what you put in your gas tank and engine. Oil is in almost everything we use, even some food. If you use a product that doesn’t contain oil; oil is used to produce, and deliver it to you. What is a suitable alternative to oil? Here are just some results of Obama’s commitment to creating an American-made energy that creates jobs: Solyndra went bankrupt after receiving half of a billion dollars of our tax money. Now they are going to pay up to $600,000 in bonuses to the few employees remaining. Willard & Kelsey, whose ironic address is 1775 Progress Dr. laid off half of its workforce after receiving a 5 million dollar loan of taxpayer money. So much for progress. Fisker Automotive received half of a billion dollars of our tax money and moved its jobs to Finland. After receiving 27 billion taxpayer dollars, General Motors is planning on moving the Volt production to China. The Canadian PM is on the way to China to sell them the oil we won’t be getting from the Keystone XL pipeline. The President stated his commitment to creating jobs. He didn’t say American jobs. Mr. Obama, please stop creating jobs. It’s not working… for regular Americans.

The title of this article is, Can We Call the Keystone Cops? Forget about it. Is there anyone else we can call now? I just remembered, The Keystone Cops were bumbling idiots who always screwed up. Judging from the  State Department and the President’s performance; I think someone already called the Keystone Cops.