Wow! What a day! Oil is up, the Dow is down, and unemployment is up. Looks like a good time to be retired. Oil went up $10 a barrel today, $10! The good news is I saw today a representative from Shell Oil said we would shoulder this burden together. It's good we are doing this together, I'd be scared if we were alone! Ya think the experts have insider info on this gas thing? They said gas would be $5 a gallon by the 4th of July. Looks they like they are just going to be early.
What's our President doing about this? I mean his daughter is married now, so he can't say he's been busy with that. I saw his ultra green house in Crawford on the news the other day. He bought that in 1999, had all the latest technology built into it. He is capable of living off the grid, not having to depend on outside energy. It's like he knew the bottom was getting ready to fall out. He must have known he was going to win! When the subject of gas comes up, he says we need to drill in Alaska. End of story.
Is anyone in a position of power aware of the windfall profits the oil companies are making in these "tough" times? Do any of them care? I tell ya, I'm starting to feel like Rodney Dangerfield, no respect! This is a problem that exists on both sides of the aisle, so I don't to hear anyone try to blame it on either side. They don't care. Plain and simple. Meanwhile the oil companies have our onions in a vise.
What are we going to do? I already quit smoking because I couldn't afford it. Do I sell my car and quit that too? I was reading about electric cars, you know the ones I mean, just like Tom Hanks and Jay Leno bought. That right there tells me I can't afford it. They sell conversion kits to make your car the envy of Ed Begley Jr. The problem is they are like $13 G's. Not happening at my ranch. I am stuck. There aren't enough buttons in the world to fix this problem.
Food prices are up, everything is up except the Dow! I can't smoke, can't drink, can't afford to buy groceries or ride in my car. It doesn't matter what your views are on the war. It doesn't even matter who you voted for. I'm starting to think it doesn't matter who you vote for anyway. One way or another the little guy is going to get it in the end. Nobody s going to stand up for me and I know it. I don't expect them to anymore really. It's just $10 a barrel. Wow! That's incredible! Gas went up more today then ever in a single day. The interesting thing is in 1999 gas was under $10 a barrel! WOW!