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aka “The Bull” (some content not suitable for children or religous zealots)

prospering in the land

   Whilst I was watching the news wating for “American Idol” to come on.  A “finacial expert” was interviewed,  He said that gas will be five or six dollars per/gallon by the end of summer. Wow, double wow even.  In the same news hour, I heard a segment that reported the figure Exxon mobile reporting record profits. up 11.6 Billion from last year;  thats Billion with a “B”.

        So how do we judge these guys.  since I consider myself an exeptional judge Ill throw out some options.

       1.  good for them what a great buisness, Iam glad my stock is going up. Thankyou land of milk and honey. lets hear it for capitolism.

     2. What dirt bags, how can they put money in the bank while I am putting my kids college money in my gas tank.

      3.  Is president Bush gonna put down the pretzels and do somthing about this. how about government regulation; or mabye just more tax breaks. for these crooks.  Why didn’t we impeach him already?

     4.  If your a mormon in utah you know somone who works for EXXON MOBILE; mabye this is what they call “prospering in the land”.

  either way this seems rather epocolyptical to me, is this the second comming? Wars and rumors of war, constituion hangging “by a thread”.

        Guess I better buy a vespa and a bunch of wheat if they still have some at costco.

    Furthermore, I don’t giva a rats ass about terrorism(anymore) or the price of rice in china.  We got problems man; here at home, fix em, your in charge retard!! thats it ,I am putting President Bush on notice. I officialy call for his and Dick chenneys resignation.

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  1. If the government will stay out of it, then capitalism will find a way. In this case, capitalism would increase supply by drilling for more oil. The government (environmental nazis) is standing firmly in the way of that route right now.

    Comment by BugHunter | May 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. Yes, in theory the Laissez-faire should work the rocking boat will settle itself at some point, and Adam Smith (the father of modern economics) says “the free market, while appearing chaotic and unrestrained, is actually guided to produce the right amount and variety of goods by a so-called “invisible hand”.” Smith also argues in the Theory of Moral Sentiments, that the self-interest of any actor includes the interest of the rest of society, since the socially-defined notions of appropriate and inappropriate actions necessarily affect the interests of the individual as a member of society. This should all be working, however, we are highly dependant on foreign oil produced by those who have no interest in our society and would like to bring it (our society) down. I knew that economics degree would come in handy some day. I am beginning to think Wes may have something with this horse thing, I only live 12 miles from my work, does anybody know how much ground a horse can cover walking in an hour………

    Comment by cuzin Chris | May 22, 2008 | Reply

  3. Recently someone told Congress that more drilling for domestic oil, building new refineries, etc., would help our situation, to which they replied that it would take 10 years before it would do any good. The reply to that was, “THAT’S WHAT YOU SAID 10 YEARS AGO WHEN YOU REFUSED OIL COMPANIES PERMISSION TO DRILL AND BUILD NEW REFINERIES!” If we wait another 10 years before drilling for more oil, and building new refineries it’ll be even worse; but, those at the top (making these decisions for us) won’t be suffering, just the peons beneath them. Congress causes all these problems with their interference with free enterprise, and then makes them worse by trying to fix them, while blaming Bush or anyone else who is opposed to what they’ve done. They say that they are only going to tax the rich, but since the common man is investing in the stock market (401k and IRA accounts) for retirement, he is among those rich being taxed. Of course, those who are not planning for the future are not worried about that, since the government will take care of all their needs, and we’ll all be equally poor and suffering–except for those who are more equal the rest of us.

    Has anyone noticed that the price of gas has risen sharply since corn began being used for fuel, along with food prices going way up? Didn’t Congress mandate that corn be used to help keep gas prices down? Since that hasn’t worked, will that mandate ever be reversed, so that the price of food can come back down? Also, there’s the issue about all those subsidies for growing the corn, so tax money could be saved there, too.

    Is Al Gore ever going to stop living in his mansion, and wasting all that energy? Oh yes, he buys carbon offsets, paying himself for the privilege of wasting energy, so it’s okay. Has anyone noticed that this carbon offset business sounds a lot like the selling of indulgences? It’s okay if you sin as long as you pay indulgences so your sins can be forgiven; and, when you’re no longer accountable for them, you can continue sinning because you continue paying indulgences.

    Comment by Dan Knudsen | May 23, 2008 | Reply

  4. I care about the price of rice in China…because there isn’t any!

    Comment by Andrea | May 23, 2008 | Reply

  5. Man I love reading this blog. Finally, I have found people that use their minds! Also, people that are not okay with being “taken care of” by the government. Now, how do we get “our people” heard?

    Comment by Alayna | May 24, 2008 | Reply

  6. Thanks Alayna; I think all we can do is vote. but for whom??

    Comment by bitterbarn | May 24, 2008 | Reply

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