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.
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?