Monday, May 24, 2010

Fat, Drunk, and Stupid On Oil

If the BP oil gusher wasn't so tragic, the political response would be highly entertaining.

Even though it's killing our environment and might wipe out thousands of jobs for years to come, we can't stop the risky drilling practices because our insatiable thirst for oil has made us drunk on petroleum products, with a corresponding degradation in our decision-making abilities.

At the same time, pols who squawk loudly about bailouts, government interference, and free markets are apoplectic about BP's lethargic response and are demanding the Obama administration intervene and miraculously solve the ecological disaster currently unfolding while Big Oil rakes in large profits for themselves as the masses suffer the consequences of an impotent free market playing out before their weary, powerless eyes.

Hey America. Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life.

Just ask Dean Wormer.

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