Oil insanity

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I overheard some college students talking this morning about the new oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.

Student 1: Looks like no more oil crisis. Now I can get me a Hummer.

Student 2: No shit. Fuck a bunch of Middle East oil.

According to the NY Times, there could be as many as 15 billion barrels of oil buried deep in the gulf. And according to an expert on NPR this morning, those 15 billion barrels are enough to cover less than two years of US oil consumption.

Idiots all across America will be jumping for joy that their oil addicitons can be stretched out a little longer before the crash comes. Anti-government free-market wackos will say "I told you so" to environmental planners who want to move beyond oil dependence. Big Oil will laugh all the way to the bank. And the Republicans running our country into the ground will continue to do nothing to establish sane energy policy.

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college students?

Makes you wonder what kind of college would admit those two idiots.

Oppressed conservatives

I think they must have been some of the conservative students that the Puppetmaster feels are being oppressed by librul perfessors.

a few of my co-workers were talking about this today...

i reminded them that this was an election year, and that there was a certain person on the board of directors at chevron before she joined bushco... they all paused and said "oh, yeah..."

(they weren't duke students, were they? otherwise i'd be wondering if student #1 was actually talking about the sport utility vehicle. [zing!])

"we're banging pots and pans / to make you understand / we're gonna bury you, man"

Hurricane X

Let's see how long they are laughing when Hurricane X comes through as a Cat 5 and takes out the entire Gulf Coast production. $4.00/gallon gas should shut them up.

It is getting more expensive to drill for oil and harder to count on the middle east. Anyone that thinks oil is the answer, is asking the wrong question.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

And, don't forget this...

Working class Americans have less money to buy gas than ever before.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Thomas

that was my immediate thought, too. I did an "ah, sh*# ... there goes the biofuels industry in the US." Funny how oil companies suddenly charge less for their wares when folks start getting serious about finding a replacement for it, no?

I was looking at that chart of prices per gallon and per barrel, too. The barrel price was going up just before the 2004 elections, but the gallon price didn't move with it. Compare that to the way the gallon price shot way up with barrel prices in fall 2005. As Colonel Klink used to say, "Verrrry interesting ..."

Don't know about y'all, but I'm just a little bit more curious these days about exactly what sort of "greedhead's gentlemen's agreements" were made in those private energy company + Cheney meetings a few years back.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."