Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Seduction, Part One

Don't blame us, oil industry chiefs told a skeptical Congress.

Today in a charade larger than the one "W" pulled on the gullible citizens of "merica" when he announced "Mission Accomplished" Congress called the top executives of the nations five largest oil companies before them in an attempt to make us believe that they could actually do something. And what happened? According to an AP story, the "Top executives of the country's five biggest oil companies said ... that they know record fuel prices are hurting people, but they argued it's not their fault and their huge profits are in line with other industries."

"On April Fool's Day, the biggest joke of all is being played on American families by Big Oil," Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said, aiming his remarks at the five executives sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in a congressional hearing room.

This is what Congress believes. Actually folks, the biggest joke is being played on us at every level of our government. If anyone out there thinks that the executive, judicial or legislative branches of our government are going to do anything to help us at the risk of losing the support of the lobbyist's that provide them with their lifeblood they should go back and take high school civics all over. The joke is always on us.

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