Nope! No Liberal Blogger Friday this week!

I know! I’m a slacker! I get it already! Actually, I’ve been so busy this week that I totally forgot to send an e-mail out to the individual I had hoped to “lure” over here. I promise, there will be a guest post next week.

In the meantime, for those of us who have some brains in our noodles and are actually not buying in to this whole global warmongering hoax – I have some good news – not that it will help anything immediately, but it is a start. Newt Gingrich has started a petition drive over at his website American Solutions. The petition drive is called “Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay less.” Go quickly, sign that petition! While you’re out there – get this cool button for your website:

Get the word out there and tell everyone you know to sign this petition. Here’s some of the background info I found on the website:

* The average price for a gallon of gas is now $3.94, this is $.74 higher than a year ago.

* The U.S. Congress has acted, but in the wrong direction. Last week, the Senate voted narrowly against reversing a moratorium on oil-shale development.

* Federal officials and industry experts estimate that up to 1.8 trillion barrels of oil is trapped in the region’s oil shale, or three times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

* Laws and policies that restrict access to America’s abundant energy drive up the price of fuel and electricity. They cause widespread layoffs and leave workers and families struggling to survive, as the cost of everything they eat, drive, wear and do spirals higher.

There is also an embedded YouTube video out there where you can watch Newt explain the whole thing. So – I urge everyone to go out and sign the petition and then let others know!

Once you’ve done that – Go check out Vulcan’s Hammer’s site and see what a Cap & Trade bureaucracy will look like if the Lieberman-Warner (formerly the McCain-Lieberman) Bill passes

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A BoBo "Told you so" Moment!

Perhaps you all remember this post I made a while back: Contains 10% of Ethanol or Less! What Crap! Perhaps you might recall one of the statements I made during that post was that I refuse to stop at any more gas stations and fill up if I see this sign because I have no idea what it might do to my engine since I have a 2005 Scion tC that was built prior to this whole ethanol thing. I was having one of these moments:

Well…here’s my BoBo Told You So moment from the KHOU Channel 11 Website– – –

ETHANOL FUEL MAY BE HARMING YOUR VEHICLE!!

By Leigh Frillici / 11 News

HOUSTON — It is bad enough that gasoline is hovering around $4 a gallon, but the ethanol blend of gas pumped into many cars – containing up to 10 percent of ethanol – is also causing problems.

Which was concerning news to motorist Lakesha Lewis.

“Actually, I thought it was supposedly better,” said Lewis.

Experts 11 News spoke to said, not necessarily.

Consider a car sitting in the David McDavid Nissan’s repair shop.

The driver had problems starting it and that did not surprise mechanic Billy Deremer.

He said the ethanol-blended gas does not burn as well as fuel without the additive. As a result, the vaporous residue has gunked up a good car. (emphasis mine)

“It doesn’t break down as good, so more carbon deposits are inside the intake (valves),” said Deremer.

And fixing it isn’t cheap. Deremer said the cost to get your engine back up and running after the gunk could be $650 to $1,000.

Then there are the high-end cars serviced by Silvio Bucheler. He said the ethanol-blended gas is wreaking havoc with BMWs, Mercedes and Audis that he services.

“It just dirties up the oil quicker, therefore you have to change to oil more often,” said Bucheler.

And if the oil isn’t changed?

“You get that sludge build up. It clogs the lube ports, the ventilation system,” said Bucheler. “It can ruin an engine.”

And no one wants that, especially from a fuel that was supposed to help us all pay less for gas.

So – don’t ever say that The BoBo didn’t warn ya! Instead of saving us money – which it really hasn’t if you read the previous post – it will cost you a helluva lot to repair your engine if you use this crap that they’re trying to force down our throats and engines!!!

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Contains 10% or less of ethanol! What crap!

I took the family over to Universal studios this weekend (it’s great living just one hour away from Orlando and all the amusement parks) and on the way back I had to fill up the SUV. I paid $3.79/gallon. It cost $75 to fill up the freakin’ thing! To top it all off, we weren’t even in Orlando when I purchased the gas. We were in a rural area between Tampa and Orlando, so, to begin with, there was absolutely no reason for the price to be $0.10 more there than in Tampa. BUT!!! That’s not really what ticked me off!

On the pump it had a little sign that reads “Contains 10% or less of ethanol.” Okay, so if that’s the case, should I not be paying 10% or less for the freakin’ gasoline? How can you justify charging me $0.10 more than in the metropolitan areas and at premium rates if you’re supplementing with freakin’ corn juice? If you aren’t providing me with 100% gasoline, should I be paying 110% for it? Is this the reason why those freakin’ oil companies are pulling in record profits? They’re using our food supply to supplement the gas and still charging us full price!!!

First ~ which freakin’ idiot came up with the idea to use our food supply for fuel? How could anyone ever think this was a good idea?

Second ~ what makes you think my cars can handle ethanol? I did not buy my cars before they started making those stupid e-85 engines. You can bet that if I see this sign again, I’m going to find another gas station that doesn’t supplement the gas with corn juice. I don’t know what kind of damage that might cause to my engines.

Third ~ why the hell are we the people allowing the gas and oil industry to supplement our gas with freakin’ corn juice? Did you have a say in it? Did you vote for it? Did we tell our representatives in Congress that it was okay to give permission to the oil industry to do this? I know I sure in hell didn’t! I say we vote that out immediately!

Lastly – I know the oil industry is pulling in record profits. But, I blame that on Congress and the freakin’ eco-terrorists. If I sold a product and was not allowed to reinvest the profits, I would continue to rack up the profits. If I was able to produce a product cheaper and still charge full price for it, and not be able to reinvest the profits, those profits would continue to soar. Congress and the eco-terrorists refuse to allow the oil companies to build new refineries and they refuse to allow them to drill for oil in our own country. So, what are they supposed to invest the money in? Corn juice? It costs more to make that freakin ethanol than they are charging for it! But, why the hell should they care? The government subsidizes it! Wait..I take that back, WE the taxpayers are paying for it twice – we pay for the shortfalls in producing that ethanol and then we pay for it again at the pump, and then we are taxed like crazy for it by our cities, counties, states, and the federal government. The democratic plan for energy independence is to tax big oil profits! What a bunch of bull shit that is! This just goes to show how out of touch our representatives really are. You can’t tax profit. Profit is what you get AFTER you pay taxes. So, if the government attempts to tax the so-called profits, the oil companies will just put that against expenses and then increase the price of the gas whereby we the little people who actually have to pay for gas also pay for that so-called tax on profits.

And – to top this whole thing off – the primary reason that Congress is so out of touch with reality is because we the taxpayer are paying for their vehicles, their insurance, and their gas. Did you vote for this? I know I didn’t! I say, we the people – democrats, republicans, libertarians, and all parties in between need to tell our representatives they can no longer afford to waste our taxpayer dollars and expect us to pay for their transportation when we can barely afford to pay for our own. Perhaps if they felt the sting of paying $100 or more a week on gasoline to get back and forth to work they might actually do something about our energy problem – you know – like allow the oil companies to drill in the Dakotas, The Gulf, and ANWR then let them build the refineries to produce the gasoline we all need. In the meantime, build some nuke plants and look for other alternative forms of energy. Stop eco-terrorists like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. from filing injunctions against windpower companies who want to put up windfarms in his city. What a hypocrite!

In staying with Jason Buckley’s guest post from last Friday, we as Americans need to unite against our own government and take it back from those extremists on the left and right. While we the little people who make this country as great as it is with our blood, sweat, tears, and toil, our representatives are living high on the hog on our dimes!

UPDATE – Go check it out…apparently, Vulcan’s Hammer and I were in the same mindset today! Here’s his story! Vulcan’s Hammer: The cost of future Energy gets more expensive

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