Zill Baby Zill!

  Zills are a set of metalic Turkish finger cymbals that are struck during festive dancing.

They are most commonly used by  belly dancers who clack them rhythmically, often sounding out a word or phrase.

I wonder if they could clack, “Drill Baby, drill?”

Remember that stupid phrase that became part of the GOP presidential race in 2008? Drill baby, drill! And the dolts chanting it who, no doubt, never even thought about what they were saying! Herd mentality.  Say, how’d that work out, anyway?

Did you know that that idea has been currently resurrected in the 2012 GOP race? Yes.  The “drill now, drill everywhere!” slogan has fallen from the lips of Perry, Gingrich, Romney, Santorum and Bachmann as they attempt to bamboozle the right-wing of their party into believing that the United States has a oil shortage. As we know, it doesn’t take too much to lite the fuse of the reactionary right-wing.

Get this headline in today’s newspapers:

Gas And Other Fuels Are Top U.S. Exports

Yes, you read that correctly. The United States is exporting gasoline, diesel and other petroleum fuels to other nations of the world. And we didn’t have to Drill Baby, drill!

Gosh, how did that happen???

How did WHAT happen, the lie or the fact?

The LIE happened the same way that the Tea Party happened: propaganda to an extremely gullible audience. It’s not rocket psychology. Just channel Josef Goebbels.

  NEW YORK — For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world’s biggest gas guzzler, is – wait for it – fuel.

Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. It will also be the first year in more than 60 that America has been a net exporter of these fuels.

So, the question might be asked: If we are exporting gasoline, why is the price at the pump at $3.50? Some of us already know that answer. Ask an executive from Exxon-Mobile or BP. The word gouge comes to mind. Profits. The bottom line.

Yes, my fellow Americans, while we are emptying our wallets at the pump, the Oil Companies are sending the stuff overseas because they can get more profit there than here in the good old U.S. of A.

Anyone want to sing, God Bless America?

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5 thoughts on “Zill Baby Zill!

  1. Hello Muddy,
    Lets not forget that we are subsidizing this industry because their large annual profits that total into the 100’s of BILLIONS is not enough so we have to take U.S. Citizens Tax Dollars and prop up this underprivileged industry that W. Bush and Cheney felt so sorry for when this “Corporate Welfare” program was started. The current majority in Congress want to stop any tax breaks for the Middle Class but don’t dare mention that maybe we should stop this (of let’s call it what it really is) “Political Payback” reward of handing out Middle Class Tax Dollars of subsidizing the Hydrocarbon Industry or also known as the 1%.

    How about let’s change the mindless chant from “Drill Baby Drill” to “Frack Baby Frack” so that more areas in the country can experience an earthquake much like Eastern Ohio on Saturday. The quake was centered 5 miles northwest of Youngstown and 6 miles southeast of Warren, the agency said. The quake’s epicenter was 55 miles east-southeast of Cleveland, and 145 miles northeast of Columbus. According to the preliminary estimate, the U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake struck 1.4 miles deep.

    Even here on the Delmarva Peninsula experienced an earthquake with the magnitude of 5.8 which also struck the National Capital Area on August 23, 2011, at 1:51 PM (EDT), causing shaking and some significant damage, and was felt throughout Northern Virginia and neighboring areas. If it is cause by disturbing the rock shale by Fracking, who is supposed to be responsible for the damage? The Insurance Companies who insured the assets, the Oil and Gas companies who broke up the earth’s crust rock, or just the home owner himself?

    My money is on the Middle Class Tax Dollars once again because we are such an easy target to fleece.

  2. Hello Muddy,
    I would also interject that the “Offshore Oil Drilling Rights” sites off of the Continental U.S. Coast, where the true value is just in holding the paper giving one the ownership. Many of these awarded sites are then sold to the highest bidder be it Japan, China, Iran, Iraq, or any one of our sworn enemies, etc.

    Sometime last year I had a conversation with a Republican Tea Party member who made the statement that Obama was not allowing any offshore drilling, and I interjected that the Federal Government had just awarded over a thousand sites in the Gulf and a couple hundred sites were awarded to BP alone. Of course the blank look of confusion overtook his face because the propaganda news sources he listened to did not pass this critical bit of information on. Deep down he knew he had been mislead (lied to) and was repeating aspects he had thought had been true because he had always trusted what he was getting from this source.

    But once again in the long run, this person will keep believing and repeating what he hears instead of researching for himself the truth and my effort was all for not. Even when presented with the truth, he will rapidly ignore it as it is not what he wants reality to be. An Odd Collection Group these Tea Party members. Much like the mandate of the “Quean of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland” mentality, “Mandated Truths in Fairy Tales” over “Facts.”

  3. Hmmm … Frack, Baby Frack … on the MN Political Roundtable, I wrote a commentary : Bachmann Responds to the ‘F-word’ … and included some charts of drill rig production (guess what it is up since Obama became President.)

  4. Have you noticed how some words have taken on different or bad meanings in the last few decades? “Christian” used to be used as an adjective meaning good behavior not hating others for exercising their freedom of a different religion. Capitalism used to mean getting ahead by working hard, not screwing others. Socialism meant sharing the load, now it means whatever someone you have been instructed to dislike is doing.

    Do you think if the price of gasoline was not kept artificially low they’d be talking about killing off the EPA, dropping MPG requirements and deleting mass transit? Unlike some unlearned “history majors”, I know that this Country became great by balancing commercial incentives with social responsibilities.

    (P.S. – Mr. Mud, I did drop over to J.O.B.’s blog. You point out that certain posters are taking his “joke” seriously, then they proceed to prove it, and he still claims that you are misunderstanding the “joke”. How can you ague with logic like that?)

  5. Hello NON,
    It has come to my attention how the word, “Liberal,” and the words that follow are being used on some blog sites in the way and manner that a Good Ol’ Southern Redneck would roll the “N” word over his lips or in the same manner the Nazis utter through their curled lips the word, “Jew.”

    To use the word “Liberal” as a “Generalized Statement,” this word “Liberal” because as to what does it really mean; other than to dehumanize a group of people who within the person’s mind using it, only means to them.

    Which brings me to wonder, what words were so powerful, what names did the Serbs call Bosnians, to instill the dehumanizing aspect that lead to the justification for the “Gang Raping” of say a nine year old girl to prove they were tough, right, and had it all together? I am sure I heard these words when I was a young Navy man in Yugoslavia before it imploded but I don’t remember it now. Maybe someone could help me out with this.

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