Thursday, October 27, 2005

Thank you Mr. Speaker of the House

Well, I guess I'm not the only one blogging about this outrage. Denny Hastert, Speaker of the House, just blogged about it too. He's starting his own blog, giving us mere mortals the insider look on the issues the House is examining. And the two big ones he mentions: fiscal responsibility and energy. BP and Exxon Mobile have posted record profits and the gas stations have posted record prices. BP's profits for the 3rd quarter alone are $5.5 billion and Exxon Mobile's were about $10 billion. $15 BILLION IN PROFIT IN 3 MONTHS????? Are you kidding me?! How about some relief for average joe over here?

In case your interested, please read Denny Hastert's blog here:
http://www.speaker.gov/journal/051027_firstblog.shtml

Harry Reid (Sen. for Nevada, not sure of his partisanship) also has a good speech, some of which i agree with, some of which I don't, but it's interesting none the less:
http://reid.senate.gov/gasprices0504.cfm

Exxon Mobil 3Q Profit Balloons to $9.92B

What's happening in the United States of America? We're paying around $3.00 a gallon, the highest in history, and oil companies just post the highest profit in history! This reminds me of the railroad and steel monopolies of the 19th century, apparently the oil monopoly was never really broken up. When is someone going to step in and say this isn't right? Oil drives our economy, yet consumers can barely afford to go fill up their car! Prices at grocery stores have risen because of the higher cost of transporting goods. Restaurant prices are up because it costs more for the food, the gas to run the burners and everything else! This economy is in a depression, but the oil companies wouldn't know it. They're experiencing the highest profits in their history. They couldn't be happier.

You know what could really spur on this economy that Bush says is so strong? How about lower prices at the pumps? Am I the only person that sees this as price gouging the American consumer? I used to think that OPEC was the real enemy at the pumps, now I see that it's the American industy. OPEC has about bent over backwards trying to boost oil production, and they are at their max. Yet our precious American oil companies like Exxon and BP have released record breaking third quarter profits. Maybe I wouldn't be so upset if they used that money on new refineries, but I haven't heard of any new ones in production. Even congress passed tax incentives! Why can't we get our act together? This one commondity is absolutely vital to our economy, yet we treat it like the redheaded stepchild.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

iPod anyone?

Hey, anyone out there need an iPod? It's in great condition. Check it out online at

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5820895636

I've had to relist this because the first guy flaked on me. Some guy from China too, I don't know if that makes a difference. But here's your chance at owning a great iPod at a low price! Come on, you know you want it. =)
I just realized... I'm obsessed with my dog at home. Now please... FEED TOBY!!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

People have been talking about the end of the world coming. I really honestly, don't buy it. It's not going to end, and honestly, it'll probably get a lot worse than this before it does. I will say that this year has been one of the weirdest in natural disasters. But, we've only been recording stuff like this for like a hundred years? Just becaue it might be the worst year on record doesn't mean that there wasn't a much worse one 300 years ago. There's so many people on the planet now! Of course a natural disaster is going to cost thousands of lives, more than years and years ago. There weren't as many people years and years ago. I'm just sayin'. It's not the end of the world. It's just a strange time.

And come on, if all other reasoning fails for all these horrible natural disasters... just blame it on Bush.