Thursday, June 26, 2008


A good friend sent me the following a few days ago. It's a letter that might express the thoughts of OPEC if they were to write the USA a letter. It would be a letter of thanks, I think. Here's the letter:

"We are at war with you infidels. Have been since the embargo in the 1970s. You are so arrogant and egotistical you haven't even recognized it. You have more missiles, bombs, and technology; so we are fighting with the weapon we have and are extracting on a net basis about $700 billion/year from your economy. We will destroy you! Death to the infidels!

I would like to thank you for the following: Not developing your 250-300 year supply of oil shale and tar sands. We know if you did this, it would create millions of jobs for US citizens, expand your engineering capabilities, and keep the wealth in the U.S. instead of sending it to us to finance our war against you.

Thanks for limiting your Defense Dept. purchases of oil sands from your neighbors to the north. We love it when you confuse your allies.

Thanks for over regulating every segment of your economy and thus delaying, by decades, the development of alternate fuel technologies.

Thanks for limiting drilling off your coasts, in Alaska, and anywhere there is a bug, bird, fish, or plant that might be inconvenienced. Better that your people suffer! Glad to see our lobbying efforts have been so effective.

Corn based Ethanol. Praise Allah for this sham program! Perhaps you will destroy yourself from the inside with theses types of policies. This is a gift from Allah, praise his name! We never would have thought of this one! This is better than when you pay your farmers NOT TO GROW FOOD. Have them use more energy to create less energy, and simultaneously drive food prices through the roof. Thank you U.S. Congress!!!!

And finally, we appreciate you letting us fleece you without end. You will be glad to know we have been accumulating shares in your banks, real estate, and publicly held companies. We also finance a good portion of your debt and now manipulate your markets, currency, and economies to our benefit.


I don't know the source. and you may not agree, but it is food for thought. But it is obvious that we need a US Congress that tackles the energy crisis.

Quotes of the Day
In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect,
and no more of it than we had earned.
~ Jane Haddam

Joke of the Day
A filthy rich man decided that he wanted to throw a party & invited all of his buddies & neighbors. He also invited Buford, the only redneck in the neighborhood. Buford was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating & flirting with all the women.

At the height of the party, the host said, "I have a 10ft man-eating gator in my pool & I'll give a million dollars to anyone who has the nerve to jump in."

The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash & every-one turned around & saw Buford in the pool!

Buford was fighting the gator & kicking its tail! Buford was jabbing the gator in the eyes with his thumbs, throwing punches, head butts & choke holds, biting the gator on the tail & flipping the gator through the air like some kind of Judo Instructor. The water was churning & splashing everywhere. Finally Buford strangled the gator & let it float to the top like a dime store goldfish. Buford then slowly climbed out of the pool.

Everybody was just staring at him in disbelief.

Finally the host says, "Well, Buford, I owe you a million dollars."

"No, that's okay. I don't want it," said Buford.

The host said, "Come on, I insist on giving you something. That was amazing. How about a new Porsche, a Rolex & some stock options?"

Again Buford said no.

Confused, the rich man asked, "Well, Buford, then what do you want?"

Buford said, "I want the name of the jerk who pushed me in the pool!"

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