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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Start Praying to God

If one takes the time to read something, other than the Sunday comics or the OTB racing form, it is difficult not to stumble along a detailed account of the Bush family history with the oil business. The network of family friends, business contacts and political supporters who have a vested interest in the price of oil stretch out like the tentacles of an octopus.

Now. Take a look at the price of oil over the last eight years under the Presidency of George W. Bush.




Does this not strike you as suspicious?

The only thing that this graph leaves out, is the last 10% move that oil has recently made to $100 a barrel.

If the price of peanuts had gone up 600% during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter, do you think there would have been scathing accusations from the Republican Party?




Now, you might ask, "Why should I care about this"?

I know that for many of you the most important thing in life is who will be in the next batch of celebrities on Dancing with the Stars.

Rest assured, the price of oil will not have any effect on that.

What is does have an effect on is the price of EVERYTHING.

Almost everything you can think of is affected by the price of oil.

The gas you pump into your car ... your bloated heating bill … airline tickets ... clothes you buy ... groceries that you need to supply to your family ... the price of a Big Mac sandwich ... and the list goes on and on and on.

Everything in this country needs to be transported to its place of purchase. When the price of gas goes up like this, every single product must absorb that added cost into its retail price.

Have you not noticed the higher prices of almost everything?

My family runs a bakery in Michigan. In the past few years, the price for a bag of artisan baking flour has gone from under $10 a bag to close to $20. What do you think that does to profit margins? That cost must eventually be passed down to the consumer.

Who is the consumer?

You are.




So, let's follow the bouncing ball.

-Oil companies get the price of their oil to be inflated.
-They make money
-The prices of goods go up at a disproportionate level to your income.
-You lose money.

Now read between the lines.

The very rich don’t care if the price of everyday things goes up. They are making so much more money under Bush’s capital gain tax cuts, that they can easily afford it. Bush family members are not cutting Kroger coupons and tracking the price of a gallon of milk



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Now I will get to the title of this post.

I have a message to all the lower income Christian whites, Latinos and blacks that voted for George Bush in the last election. The very same voters who felt it was essential to have a President who would rid them of homosexuals and single parent families.



Start praying to your God and start cutting coupons.


I don't know if I am more amazed by the hypocrisy of the "moral" right wing stance, or the stupidity of the lower income Christians to buy into it time and again ... hook, line and sinker.



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Frankly, I really miss a president who was concerned about the price of a Big Mac.

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3 Comments:

Blogger CJ said...

Dare I say 'Amen' to this post? I dare.

Let's hope 2008 is a year for bucking the political trends you've eloquently pointed out here.

8:36 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

You know about Bill Hicks, right?
Yeah and he died like 15 years ago,
but is ummm more relevant now?!

yeah when I lived in Texas GW was Govner, and let me tell you: I was
judged and hated for being a Yankee.
It confused me bc ofcourse
GW was BORN at the same hospital I was born in! In New Haven! And he went to a prestigious boarding school (andover) and then 2 ivy league schools (yale, harvard) all the while summering in maine!
how was he a cowboy texan and I a
grotesque yankee?

yeah, the bullshit is thick

Pete, look into security for the World trade Center on 9/11 if you have the stomach for it...


yeah, our government sucks


great post though!

love you Pete!

KO

katyoliver.com

1:07 AM  
Blogger moonlitetwine said...

ah, yes. i remember the ol' days, when the rich or well connected kids were sniffing glue, then, snortin' coke, then, smoking opium, then, doin' crack and meth, then, sniffin glue or huffin stuff when the good stuff was on short supply.

i remember when the poor kids were getting chased down the halls, havin' to beat up the capitan of the football team in order to walk home.

i remember the city girls being called hoe by the suburban kids across the street.

i remember the poor kids being chased by police and accused of using drugs they could afford.

yeah, that was the good ol' days, way back in the day.

ah. has anything really changed?

i remember there were those poor kids kissin' up to the rich kids. they always got hosed in the end.

has anything really changed?

oh, i guess there is the added benifit of being able to pay for college by going into military service, being maimed or getting PTSD and goin' back home to try 'n kill your wife, girlfriend or may be subdue your kids into featale position inbetween allowing them to go to school and be hosed by the rich kids.

now the poor can complain and become a terrorist overnight, then, be sent to a federal retraining camp.

8:10 PM  

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