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April 26, 2011

Straws that are breaking the camel’s back

Living in the ‘People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of California’ has become a death of a thousand cuts. And they’re paper cuts between my toes it seems.  First off is it just me, or has any country with the name People’s and or Democratic been anything close to resembling Democracy of the people, for the people and by the people?  I’m guessing the next time it happens will be the first time, but I digress.

The first straw breaking this camel’s back is the lack of a responsible, investigative media.  Gone are the days of Edward R. Murrow, and the Wall Street Journal breaking The Teapot Dome scandal. Now all we get is constant parroting of an alleged ‘torpedo of truth’ that comes spewing forth from some political hacks gob like it was manna from God.  And this is the best example I can provide.

We are all aware that the price of gasoline has not only risen, but it has rocketed to heights normally reserved for satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles.  So our fearless leader gets on the box and says he is going to commission a panel and they are going to get to the root of the problem and ‘punish the speculators’ who are creating this problem.

Really? This would be all well and good except the media itself identified the problem in 2008.  That’s right, we actually knew this would happen for the past three years.  Stevie Wonder could see this coming.  Just before his confirmation hearing as Secretary of Energy  Steven Chu was quoted as saying, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe”.   Erm,  actually you ass-clown what we have to figure out is how to prevent that from ever happening.

Additionally this bampot spends his time trying to figure out how “to coax consumers into buying more fuel efficient cars and living in neighborhoods closer to work. So much for the American dream huh. Well as long as its right across from your place of employment. And heaven forbid if they pull up shop and relocate and you need to find new employment that isn’t within walking distance.

Now while the President was laying the smack down and getting ready to stomp big oil and these shady speculators a new mud hole did anyone in the press raise their hand and ask the obvious question?  Which is,  since taking office in 2009 you have cancelled 77 leases for oil and gas drilling in Utah.  The EPA has new rules mandating the use of renewable fuels like ethanol, which everyone admits has been an abject failure. And let’s not forget virtually shutting down oil exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico, which has accomplished  two things.

1. Decrease the availability of domestic energy supplies which in a supply and demand commodity in which the demand is increasing in the face of decreasing supplies only drives the price of said commodity in one direction. Up.

2. Putting increased regulatory costs on gasoline production which drives the price of gasoline in one direction. Up.

I mean is it just me, or does anyone else see this?  Did one of the reporters at that dog and pony show say to themselves, today is the day I become Bob Woodward and nail a politician’s ass to the wall? Nope, instead they said “Polly want a cracker” and were good parrots just repeating the tired lines of lies.  But I have seen no less than 10 headlines in what was considered the ‘mainstream’ press talking about how d-list celebrity is outraged that the rule of law applies to her.

When the press goes from trying to find and report the truth,  to shilling the party line has the first amendment died?

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