Thursday, October 27, 2005

OILING POINT

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Shell posted their best quarterly results ever today, with Exxon becoming the first U.S. company ever to boast quarterly sales of $100 billion.

And here I thought the war in Iraq, an OPEC supply blockade, and a trifecta of devastating hurricanes were to blame for soaring prices at the pump. Here I thought THESE were the reasons I've been paying $3.00 a gallon for gas. Yet today I read this bullshit. I feel like I've got one of those gas pump nozzles broken off in my ass.

Laugh it up, fuckwad.

Would any jury of my peers convict me for strangling the assholes who’ve been raping our wallets? Or is it just a coincidence that while we’re paying record prices for gas, the big oil companies are turning record profits? What the motherfuck is going on?


You know...if they’d just point to the free market as the reason prices have escalated, I could respect that. But all we ever hear on the news is how escalating gas prices are due to everything else under the sun. The White Sox win the World Series – gas prices expected to climb. Gas prices rise with the sale of Halloween candy. Small grease fire in the kitchen of a house in suburban Baltimore sends gas prices soaring. How about this - oil companies raise gas prices yet again in a bid to post their best quarterly results ever. I wouldn't like it, but I could respect it. They're robbing Peter to pay themselves and telling Paul there's nothing they can do about it. It's bullshit.

I see tomorrow's headline now: Man in Chicago has a hard time swallowing the truth, dies choking on it – gas inches higher.

4 comments:

Roy said...

That is the reason the next car I buy (hopefully in the next year) will be part electric/part gas. I hate that those companies are eating up my monthly budget. NO MORE DAMMIT. NO MORE! Ya I'm a little mad about this too.

Peter N said...

Guy in Connecticut reads 3 posts on AYNtK, and gas prices rocket up 30 cents nationally. I guess I should stick to one article at a time.

Peter N said...

P.S. I KNOW they're robbing Peter from firsthand experience.

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