Put Your Seat Trays in Their Upright and Locked Position, and Adjust Your Brain Bucket Crash Helmets Accordingly

…because you just KNOW we’re all about to be bludgeoned to DEATH equally with THESE prices

Rising oil price threatens fragile recovery

…and by administration zomGOOLSbies chanting THIS little mantra.

…Oil consuming nations, meanwhile, need to accelerate their efforts to reduce their reliance on oil, especially for transportation, he said…

Why call them “zomGOOLSbies”? You know! Because their brains are SOUP! They FORGET “THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE!

Inevitably we go back to “stop using ee-ville/almost-running-out-of-it-anyway oil”. As opposed to actually kinda drilling around for, like, enough of our own…

Obama: No New Offshore Oil Drilling in East

…or even just using the wells we’ve already BOUGHT and PAID FOR, for God’s sake.

The Obama administration on Monday eased new environmental barriers to some oil and gas deepwater projects, but companies will still have to meet stringent regulations before drilling resumes.

Oil companies and Republican lawmakers have complained that regulations imposed after the BP oil spill have brought Gulf of Mexico drilling to a standstill.

The department’s decision to waive some environmental requirements comes as Noble Corp announced that Marathon Oil Co. canceled a four-year, $752 million contract for a deepwater rig in the Gulf due to lack of drilling permits.

…While removing one potential obstacle for these companies, it does not automatically mean drilling will begin immediately.

Since lifting its ban in October on drilling at depths more than 500 feet, the department has yet to approve any new deepwater exploration drilling permits.

So here we are, stuck in the middle with him for a president. Green shoots are few and far between, and those are about to get scorched by the price of petrol, for which, mind you, I GUARANTEE we will be mercilessly harangued by the Nanny-in-Chief (and his ee-ville toadies) that’s it’s all our Goddamn American consumption-driven faults, even though I’ve NEVER been to Spain, NOR Martha’s Vineyard, for that matter. (I will admit to one government funded Hawaii trip. Coming back from a six month rotation to Iwakuni, I got two days fixing airplanes on the flightline in Kaneohe and a whirlwind afternoon trip to Waikiki. WOOPdeef*ckingDOO.) You get my drift. We’re in for lectures galore. And somehow this will all go back to George W Bush NOT finding cold fusion with stem cell funding. Or something. MARK MY WORDS.

Golly. Sometimes I think that hyperbolic hypocrite in the White House just lets stuff simmer ’til it gets so bad he gets his way.

Am I a cynic or just a bitter clinger kinda hater?

8 Responses to “Put Your Seat Trays in Their Upright and Locked Position, and Adjust Your Brain Bucket Crash Helmets Accordingly”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    Even bitter clingers are right twice a day and I think you landed smack dab on noon.

    Just an update to the “Mixed Message” file. We are swamped with radio commercials, funded by the government, telling us to get our kids out to nature, ourselves out to national parks, and cries for more donations fix said parks. Last time I heard you got to said parks by means of carbon generators as most of the parks I know of are beyond Volt country.

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Actually drilling in the Gulf is not at a standstill. Other countries are drilling their rears off. And the ones that aren’t are about to.

  3. Dave E. says:

    $5/gallon gasoline is a goal for many Democrats and this is what they think will be a stealth way to accomplish it. They will blame the evil oil companies and talk about how sad the whole thing is and probably propose a low income gas price tax credit, but deep down they will be thrilled to death. It’s worked before because the media has covered for them, but I don’t think it will work again. The willful obstruction is just too obvious.

    I know some East Coast liberals who don’t get why this is such a big deal. They ride the subway to and from work and haven’t even owned a car in 20 years. When they do rent one every so often the price of gas is just one of those expenses, like a hotel room. When I try to explain to them why this is a big deal for most of us, they go into the thousand yard, flyover country stare. They just don’t get it.

  4. Dr Alice says:

    I have that zombie poster hanging in my office. I realize that wasn’t your main point, but I just had to share that. 🙂

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    Dr. Alice, I wish you lived closer…

  6. Gary from Jersey says:

    Irony no. 1,287,639: Libs around here are screaming loudest about this with no sense at all that their votes helped cause this. I swear to Gaia I’d order economics be taught beginning in kindergarten if I could.

  7. Laura says:

    Okay, that pic of Obama made me lol.

  8. mojo says:

    BTW: didya ever wonder why we never see any of Martha’s wine?

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