Monday, January 14, 2008

One Good Thing About High Gas Prices

High gas prices may cure obesity.


Oil. It’s second to money on the list of what makes the world go ‘round. Hell, it convinced Jed Clampett to displace his entire family. I believe that John D. Rockefeller would be surprised that we haven't found a more efficient fuel since Standard Oil ruled the industry. Yet, as long as oil keeps generating revenue, there's no need to pursue an alternative. When the amount of gas being burned while waiting for food at a McDonald’s drive-through costs more than the food itself, there's reason to be concerned. The oil tycoons, like ExxonMobil, tested the market and found that Americans will dish out upwards of $3.00 per gallon of gas. This is price gouging. Especially since ExxonMobil made $39.5 BILLION in 2006!

[Note to liberals: You were WRONG. The war in Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with American wanting free oil. See how the oil prices skyrocketed? With gas prices soaring, maybe we should tap the Iraqi oil lines.]


We need to END our dependence on foreign oil! We need to start drilling in Alaska, and we need to start drilling NOW! We can’t allow Americans to suffer when we have a remedy right in front of us. Liberals will complain (like they always do) that there are animals that will be displaced by the drilling. Have you seen how big Alaska is? There is plenty of room for these animals to frolic somewhere else. They aren’t being killed. They’ll just have to relocate. They won't be endangered in any way. I think that’s a small price to pay to ease the terrible oil troubles in America. We should also continue to bolster our efforts of mainstreaming ethanol, which is cheaper than gasoline and burns cleaner.

Yet, as long as the money keeps rolling in for oil companies, their love affair with “black gold” will hold America hostage and clean out its citizens’ pockets. Maybe some good can come from this. With gas prices so high, people might start to use manual transportation. Not a bad option for a nation where obesity is a leading cause of death. They’ll be burning calories instead of gas when strolling through the walk-through for their Big Mac, large fries, and Diet Coke.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

[Note to liberals: You were WRONG. The war in Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with American wanting free oil. See how the oil prices skyrocketed? With gas prices soaring, maybe we should tap the Iraqi oil lines.]

Liberals did not see us going to war for free oil, but for Bush and his cohorts to profit more from it. Had gas prices gone down due to free oil then I doubt the liberals would have been complaining. And about your thought on drilling in Alaska, you are not only naïve, but ignorant. Not only should we stop our dependence on foreign oil but oil all together, in a technologically advance world that we now live in electric powered automobiles are not futuristic but unprofitable, that is why they don’t exist. Leave it to the republicans to only foresee short term results and never long term consequences that drilling in Alaska would bring.

Jack said...

The energy used to harvest the corn to make ethanol and than the process of converting it and than transporting it uses more oil than you'd save by using ethanol. It's not yet an efficient alternative fuel.

Plus, more drilling in Alaska leads to irreparable damage to the permafrost, killing the little vegetation there is. From there, it doesn't matter if the animals "relocate" from the niches that they've developed and specialized for, they can't find food. Maybe you should learn a thing or two about ecology before you start demanding decisions like this.