TBR News.org – June 1 2006
“Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of America’s summer vacation season but this year is not like any other. Gas prices are soaring at the pump because the actions of the Bush people have, directly and indirectly, forced the price of imported oil into an upward spiral from which it will not
come down. Hotels, eating establishments, air lines, amusement parks, and their interconnected businesses are starting to hurt very badly. Hotels are offering rebates to guests who drive but their occupancy rates are still starting a long, downward slide. We can attribute some of this to the oil companies who are making obscene profits and the balance to the Bush administration whose insane policies have led directly to this serious economic crisis.
You might be overjoyed to lean that Bush has now called on Americans to conserve gasoline by doing less driving, because of the current increase in imported oil which is now inching upwards from $75. a barrel of crude. This is being reflected in the nation’s pump prices which now are over $3.00 a gallon and in some states, over $3.50. Initial views that this jump in price, which has allowed major American oil companies to reap billions of dollars in profits, was only a “fluke” and would soon come down, just in time for the peak summer vacation travel season. This has not happened and the industry now believes that, “given the present state of the market, we can expect retail prices of between $4 to $5 a gallon
.”. Bush also issued a directive for federal agencies to reduce energy consumption, urging employees to share cars or use public transport!
Bush has said that it was up to all Americans to "pitch in" by being better conservers of energy
“If it makes sense for the citizen out there to curtail non-essential travel, it darn sure makes sense for federal employees ... We can encourage employees to car pool or use mass transit, and we can shift peak electricity use to off-peak hours. There's ways for the federal government to lead when it comes to conservation," he said.
Typically, our Beloved Christian President says one thing but does another. Note that Bush's motorcade, which typically has dozens of motorcycle outriders, several gas-guzzling vans, SUVs, Bush's heavy, armor-plated limousine, and an identical limo put in as a decoy, sucks up an enormous amount of gas. Fuel consumption is even higher on Bush's cross-country travels - which include flights on Air Force One as well as helicopters for the president, his staff, secret service agents, and the press corps that accompanies him. The air force recently estimated fuel costs for Air Force One at $8,219 per hour
. Bush was also said to be reminding his staff to turn off lights! One of my co-workers read this and asked me if that was the reason Bush turned off the lights in his Oval Office lavatory when he and Jeff Gannon were practicing Hide-the Zucchini last year. Probably.
Hopefully, Fitzgerald will do the right, Christian, thing and bust Fat Karl the Eunuch in the near future and with that evil toad out of the White House, most of his sly innuendos, threats of blackmail and general viciousness will fade away, leaving a whimpering Bush weeping over the loss of his beloved Turd Blossom. (That, by God, is really Bush’s fitting nickname for Rove!)
Why not stay at home this year? So many are going to (but not out of choice) and the NYT reports that people are having to sell their vacation homes because it costs too much to drive to them. All across America, I can see millions of happy Americans, sitting in darkness (because of rolling power shutoffs due to oil shortages) but with candles lit in front of a picture of the President. They are drawing spiritual warmth from his kindly, Christian countenance and, because the dollar has tanked, warming their hands over a fire made with worthless dollar bills. Have a happy vacation, friends, and remember all of this misery, and who is responsible for it, in November.
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Last updated 06/06/2006