Gut Rumbles

September 24, 2005

wouldn't you know it

Here's my Quote of the Day, just to show you how insipid some people can be. Hurricane Rita made landfall and fucked up a lot of people. New Orleans is flooded again. 24 nursing home residents died in a bus fire. But the REAL tragedy may be yet to come. See... we have oil refineries in that area.

The facilities represent a quarter of the nation's oil refining capacity and business analysts said damage from Rita could send gas prices as high as $4 an hour. Environmentalists warned of the risk of a toxic spill.

My aching, bleeding ass. "Environmentalists warned of the risk of a toxic spill." I personally think that ten feet of water in my home is pretty goddam "toxic" all by itself. And if in the aftermath of a big hurricane, all you have to fret about is the "risk" of a toxic spill, your dumb ass needs to be dragged off and shot.

That's environmentalists for you. You don't see THEM repairing the levees (Gaia might disapprove). You don't see THEM donating food and water to victims of disaster (that's just Gaia's way) and you damn sure don't see them supporting more refineries in this country so that one storm couldn't kick us in the balls like this (oil is toxic).

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of such people.


"gas prices as high as $4 an hour" ???

Dang, that is expensive!

Posted by: McGehee on September 24, 2005 09:35 AM

Yea Rob

Watch out for that toxic stuff called Dihydrogen Monoxide. It can kill you.

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on September 24, 2005 09:48 AM

Meh, there will be a backlash from the price spikes in energy directed at reducing the regulations in creating new oil platforms in the Gulf ( see FL adding to the platform count with this link:, new refineries and nuclear energy production that has been stalled by the enviro extremists.

When the possibility that the economy can be stalled because of such bottlenecks is realized there will be movement to resolve the problem that the extremists will not be able to stop.

Posted by: Gmac on September 24, 2005 11:08 AM

"... Rita could send gas prices as high as $4 an hour."

Dang! ... Its a lot cheaper here in Arizona. We still buy it by the gallon. Thank god we're not paying by the hour.

Posted by: Vulgorilla on September 24, 2005 01:43 PM

See the upside: once the price of oil is high enough, people will start to look for alternatives (home drilling, nuclear power, electric cars, etc.). Free market, baby.

Pretty soon we'll be able to tell the Arabs to drink their stinking oil. Kinda hard to pay for a madrassa or an IED with sand.

Posted by: V-Man on September 24, 2005 04:46 PM

Looks as though the refineries are safe!
Touch wood.

Posted by: Aidan Maconachy on September 24, 2005 08:38 PM

LOL # 1
But actually, $4 an hour for gas is pretty cheap when you drive 90 mph. Oops, typo. I meant 70 of course

Posted by: Don Surber on September 25, 2005 02:22 AM

Perhaps we need to take another look at the rules for Justifiable Homicide. Of course, they'd find a reason to put me on the dead pile too. What I'm sick and tired of is having policy dictated by a TINY minority of the people.

Posted by: DrugStore Cowboy on September 26, 2005 03:03 PM
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