Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, or as she is called on the Big
Dogs blog, "the worst speaker in the history of Congress," explained
the cause of high oil prices back in 2006: "We have two oilmen in the
White House. The logical follow-up from that is $3-a-gallon gasoline.
It is no accident. It is a cause and effect. A cause and effect."
Yes, that would explain why the price of oral sex, cigars and
Hustler magazine skyrocketed during the Clinton years. Also, I note
that Speaker Pelosi is a hotelier ... and the price of a hotel room in
New York is $1,000 a night! I think she might be onto something.
Is that why a barrel of oil costs mere pennies in all those other
countries in the world that are not run by "oilmen"? Wait – it doesn't
cost pennies to them? That's weird.
In response to the 2003 blackout throughout the Northeast U.S. and
parts of Canada, Pelosi blamed: "President Bush and Rep. Tom DeLay's
oil-company interests." The blackout was a failure of humans operating
electric power; it had nothing to do with oil. And I'm not even "an
But yes – good point: What a disaster having people in government
who haven't spent their entire lives in politics! That explains
everything. A government official with relevant experience or knowledge
about an issue is obviously a crisis of gargantuan proportions.
This must be why the Democrats are nominating B. Hussein Obama, who
finished middle school three days ago and has less experience than a
person one might choose at random from the audience of "American Idol."
Announcing the Democrats' bold new "plan" on energy last week,
Pelosi said breaking into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve "is one
alternative." That's not an energy plan. It's using what we already
have – much like "conservation," which is also part of the Democrats'
Conservation, efficiency and using oil we hold in reserve for
emergencies does not get us more energy. It's as if we were running out
of food and the Democrats were telling us: "Just eat a little less
every day." Great! We'll die a little more slowly. That's not what we
call a "plan." We need more energy, not a plan for a slower death.
But there's more! Pelosi announced that the Democrats also plan to
push for "an historic investment in biofuels, efficiency, conservation
and the rest." The "rest" is apparently what she called our "important
and essential" investment in alternative energy.
That certainly would be historic: We would make history by throwing
our money away on unproven energy boondoggles that have eaten up untold
billions since the 1960s without producing a single net kilowatt of
power while we all starve to death.
The proposal to use energy sources that don't yet produce any energy
is like the old New Yorker cartoon with Obama in Muslim garb – no wait,
that was a different cartoon. The cartoon is: A scientist has written
out his extremely complicated theory on a blackboard and is showing it
to another scientist. The theory consists of numbers and characters and
takes up the entire blackboard. About two-thirds of the way across,
reading left to right, appear the words, "then a miracle happens,"
followed by more numbers and characters.
That's the Democrats' plan to run cars on biofuels, solar and wind
power: Then a miracle happens. The current Democratic mantra on energy
is: "We can't drill our way out of this problem." Apparently, their
plan is to talk our way out of this problem.
Democrats are also alleging that the oil companies are sitting on
millions of acres of oil but are refusing to drill – presumably because
oil company executives hate the American people and perversely don't
want to make money. Manifestly, those acres are being explored for oil
or have already come up dry.
If the Democrats really wanted oil companies to find more oil,
they'd allow oil companies to drill offshore and to drill in ANWR,
which we happen to know is bursting with oil.
But they don't. They don't want drilling. They don't want more oil.
They want humans to ride bicycles and then to die. We deserve it: We
were mean to the polar bears.
It's good to know that in the middle of a crisis, the Democrats are
still liars. As long as we're fantasizing about "alternative" energy
sources, what we really need is a car that runs on Democrats' lies.