Thursday, June 17, 2010

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Thursday, June 17, 2010

June is more than half gone.  The weeds are healthy after all the rain we’ve had this spring.  Father’s Day is this Sunday, and I’m realizing how much like my father I really am.  Summer begins on Monday.  Life is in high gear.

It’s been about 2 months since the BP explosion started to dump 40,000 barrels of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico.  Someone needs to take charge of this disaster.  I pray that 6 months from now we’re not in the same situation.  The blame game should be on the back burner until this leak is capped and the clean-up well under way.

Favorite beaches now covered with crude oil sludge, fishermen out of work, tourist suffering.  And 97% of our U.S. petroleum reserves are yet untapped in much more convenient areas to reach than 1 mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our president was anything but truthful on Tuesday, when he said that we must resort to deep water drilling because we’re running out of more convenient sources.  Extreme restrictions enacted to appease ecological extremists force us to buy foreign oil.

The U.S.A. exports 1 billion dollars a day to foreign (mostly hostile) nations for petroleum products, rather than use our own and employ U.S. citizens to extract the oil and gas we have in abundance.

How common is sense?

Dr. James G. Hood

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