I get angry with the so-called experts who pop up on the cable news shows and on radio claiming to know so much about so much.  Gas prices are still high.  $3.23/gallon is NOT a bargain; it’s fifty cents cheaper than a few weeks ago.  Big deal.  As a friend of mine used to say frequently, “stop peeing down my back and telling me it’s rain!”  There is only one way we get the economy going again and that is affordable fuel.  Affordable fuel means more people traveling, more hotels filled, more goods and services on the move; it means progress can really happen again.  My biggest fear is that we will see our own government nationalize the oil and gas industry in this country.  This will be disastrous.  Don’t think so?  Have you taken a good look at the US Postal Service and Amtrak?  Government help is what put them where they are today.  God help us if they get their claws that deep into oil and gas production.  It’s bad enough that our ability to drill on our own soil is constantly challenged by Washington.  But this is due more to the influence of the ‘enviro-nazis’, the ultra-liberal, ultra-radical, tree-hugging hate-filled leftist nut cases who put greater value on a lizard or rodent than they do on the very survival of a civilization. And yes, our survival is dependent on having energy independence.  The issue is truly the 800-pound gorilla in the room.  You cannot ignore it.  We have to put more pressure on our elected officials to do what’s right.  If supply and demand were truly at work in this market, we wouldn’t have  $3 gas or $90 per barrel oil.  And for the record, a very prominent individual in the oil industry in North Texas told me long ago that he made “millions” at $30 per barrel.  More regulation is not the answer, but if we’re not careful, we’ll have it on a level the likes of which we’ve never seen before.  Which all goes right back to the argument for smaller government.  Uncle Sam should act when asked, but only when asked.  A statement that should strike fear in the hearts of all: I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.

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