Friday, November 11, 2005

Why Bother?

I noticed the Senate hauled in the heads of all the major oil companies to quiz them about record profits (ExxonMobil reported $9 billion in the last quarter- which is a new world record).
I also noticed the presiding fat bastard from Alaska refused to have them sworn in.
That being the case, why did they bother?

We know why they recorded record profits- it's called price gouging.
And we know who allowed it: Bush and the neo-cons.

Would I swear to it? Hell, yes.
Did I cut up my ExxonMobil card?


larkohio said...

So, true, Karen.

Karen Zipdrive said...

These crooked GOP idiots aren't even trying to seem legit anymore.

The only one I know who still believes in them is my political nemesis Clyde.
He even makes excuses about how it's okay for our troops to use chemical weapons on innocent civilians.
He's the biggest Bush cocksucker ever.
Bush could open fire on a group of old folks in a retirement home and Clyde would find a reason to justify it.
I think he's lost what was left of his mind- and he's never had a heart.
He's still making excuses for big gas prices, too.
Idiots get so tedious.

BigSis said...

The oil thugs paid good money to own those legislators, so why would the oil thugs be held accountable to them?

But just to add to the hypocrisy, the feds are allowing the oil industry to walk away from price gouging accusations, but are gung ho on the lawsuits against individual gas stations. Sounds like the same tactics used against Lynndie England - blame it all on the little guy and the really big power sources walk away with clean hands.

Karen Zipdrive said...

That's absolutely correct.
You just have to wonder when people will say 'enough.'

I am not certain of this, but I believe I read some time ago that Citgo was one of the few oil companies not dependent on Middle East Oil.

I wish some enterprising person would create a list of corporations we lefties should support.

So far I have heard Progressive car insurance is one of them. Then I strongly suspect Macintosh is another.
Any others?

The Educated Eclectic said...

I think there is such a list somewhere...I don't know where I saw it, but there is a list of such companies. Might try searching through The Nation archives....

JimBob said...

Here is a comprehensive list of American corporations you can trust: