Pay Up and Like It!
by James Reza    Mon, Feb 27, 2012, 03:54 pm

Genesis 1-26: And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.

Boy, God sure made it plain and clear that man is more important to Him than trees, dirt, birds, seals, and all things Environmental Wackos (a person(s) who is/are regarded as crazy, eccentric or mad), along with President Obama tend to pay homage to.  The world and what one finds in it are more important to environmentalists than the needs of mankind.  It seems to me that they worship the things and creatures of the world than what is better to improve and ensure the well being of humans.  I’ll never forget some years ago when some wacko woman lived in a tree to protect it from being cut down.  She despised the harvesting of trees and was protesting so tree loggers would stop cutting down trees without realizing that the wood from the trees is most often used to build homes and other wood related products to better serve humans.  The foolish woman didn’t realize that as trees are cut down, new ones are replanted to replenish the forest.  And forest fires caused by lightning destroy millions of trees yearly. Is this woman going to try to stop lightning from striking forests?

In another incident a baby seal that was saved in the Exxon Valdez oil spill that occurred in Alaska in 1989 was released back into the ocean with much news coverage and fanfare to the delight of environmentalists.  As the TV cameras covered the release of the seal, the happy atmosphere of the crowd sudden turned into horror.  As the seal swam out into the ocean a killer whale plucked the seal, tossed into the air and had itself a great meal.  Now folks you just can’t make that up!

I guess you can say that those of my generation (40s, 50s, 60s) were indeed environmental wackos and didn’t even know it.  “Why James?” some might ask.  My dad never owned a car.  Thus, mom and I walked weekly to go buy groceries.  I was the gopher of the house and daily I had to go buy bread and milk.  Thus, we didn’t spend one nickel on gas.  When mom and I walked to the store we’d returned our empty soda and milk bottles, otherwise mom would be charge for the cost of new milk and soda bottles.  Stores back then would return the empty bottles to their respective plant to be washed, sterilized and refilled.  Now folks that is what you call recycling!  Dad never owned a gas-powered lawn more.  He’d cut the yard with a push mower.  Again, he didn’t use any gas nor did he pollute the air. Mom, along with my wife for years hung the wash on a clothesline.  I didn’t buy my wife a dryer until I had to battle it out with a bunch of women on a rainy weekend as I tried to dry my daughter’s diapers in the 70s.  Also, my sis and I walked to school until we graduated in 1956.

Today, Americans are spoiled.  Most households have a dryer/washer, freezers, ac/heat units, 2 to 5 TVs, 2 cars or more in the garage.  Kids in school today are picked up by a school bus or driven to school by car. Heaven forbid that they would have to walk to school or have to wait for a city bus like most of us did in the 50s.  For some reason I can’t envision women today walking to the grocery store like mom and I did. Most, I suspect, as I do, drive to the store, work, post office, bank, etc.  With all the comforts most of us enjoy we have to shell out more of our hard earned money on water, electricity, natural gas and for the last 3 years under the Obama Administration, gas for our vehicles.  When Obama took office in 2008 gas was a little over $1.80 a gallon.  Today, it is $3.65 here in Fort Worth and many states are reporting over $5 a gallon.  “Why so James?” some might ask.  My friends, Obama, and his environmental wacko friends, hate fossil fuels (oil, petroleum, coal, etc.).  Obama has been quoted as wishing gas would creep up so Americans would embrace electric cars like the Chevy Volt, which by the way has been a total disaster!  Throughout July of last year, a whopping 125 Chevy Volts were sold ($46,000 per car).  The sticker price for electric cars is astronomical, as car shoppers would actually save money purchasing a Mercedes-Benz over a Chevy Volt.  Car buyers are simply not ready to drop $40,000 for a smaller, slower, and less attractive vehicle at twice the expense.  And, as per car analysts, electric cars are not cheap to operate; they cost more to operate than gas engine cars.

I find it comical that this past Sunday Senator Schumer stated in a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to urge the Saudi government to increase production to full capacity of 12.5 million barrels per day to make up for lost Iranian oil.  “What’s so funny about that James?” some might wonder.  Folks, just recently President Obama stated that Republicans only solution to lower gas prices is to drill, drill, and drill.  And here you have Senator Schumer begging Saudi Arabia to drill to lower the price of gas while President Obama wants us to be less dependent on foreign oil.  Something here just doesn’t make sense.

When President George W. Bush was president and gas rose over $3 dollars a gallon Democrats and the media blasted the president saying he was in bed with oil producers.  After President Bush opened up drilling in the East and West Coasts the barrel of oil went down to 38 dollars lowering significantly the price of gas at the pump.  Meanwhile Obama has stopped the Keystone Pipeline from being built even though his union buddies want it, which by the way will create millions of jobs.  However, Obama serves at the altar of the environmentalists.

I hope that poor people and those on Welfare who love Obama are enjoying the high price of gas and remind them that there’s no free gas at the pump for them. They, like the rest of us, have to pay up and like it


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written by Joe Skalamera , February 28, 2012

James, the higher the price of gasoline, the weaker the economy. Ever since President Eisenhower spirited the building of the Interstate Highway system we have been a mobile society. This President and his extreme liberal friends are "biting the hand that fed them!" Obama has encouraged Brazil to drill for oil and has said that America would be their "best customer!" He has his own agenda and America's future prosperity is not a high priority...that should be obvious to everyone. Obama's documented criticism of President Bush's deficit and borrowing is irony at it's worse. He has quadrupled Bush's deficits and borrowings...and then some! And then there are the Oil Companies...record profits, selling as much as the can refine to the foreign markets. No new refineries in over 60 years. What a bad joke! They certainly don't want us to be energy independent! I wondered where their political contributions go? Unfortunately, James, I believe that it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better. The only chance this country has, the only pray we have is to get this traitor (or idiot...I'm not sure!)out of office. If he is elected for another's over! He is an evil man with an evil agenda! Remember Rev. Wright? "God Damn America!" Obama listened to that kind of talk for 20 years or more...Bill Ayers, Bernadette Devlin, Luis Farrakan...all Obama's friends. Obama is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and America is "Little Red Riding Hood!" Wake Up America, or the Dream Dies!

written by Pope1944 , February 29, 2012

Careful Joe, Charlie's going to accuse you of being a "hater". You need to stop using facts and logic and think more like a democrat.

written by Charlie Alvarado , March 01, 2012

"You need to stop using facts and logic and think more like a democrat."

No "P'" you need to think more like a human being. But of course, you don't believe in anything but yourself. You use facts and logic? Now "THAT'S A JOKE."

You don't believe Joe hates? He says no new refineries in 60 years, then he calls our president a joke, idiot, and don't want us to be energy dependent. How long has Obama been in office? 60 years??

I told you before, if you're going to build an oil line smack down the middle of our country, you must find a way to build it safely. "THEN YOU BUILD IT." You don't like to mention all those "NEW" oil wells being built in Texas. You don't like to mention the United States of America just signed a deal with Mexico to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Quote; "Obama is a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and America is "Little Red Riding Hood!""
What a bunch of round lunch meat. You dudes are wolves in wolves' pelts, and America is going to shear them off you.

written by Charlie Alvarado , March 01, 2012

One more thing, if you're going to quote the Bible, don't be a nitpicker.

1 Peter 3:16 ESV
"Having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame."

Gas prices have gone up and down ever since I can remember.

"In May 2008, average gas prices in the United States approached, and in some places passed, $4.00 a gallon, shattering records. But this was nothing new to American consumers. May was a month of records that broke one after another, and that came on the heels of months of rising prices. And then the cycle continued, with prices eventually falling and then inching toward the $4.00 mark again in 2011."

Of course, what's happening today in the Middle East has a lot to do with gas prices. If you want our president to attack Iran for their foolishness, then you're going to have to dig deeper into your pockets to pay for your gas. But if you research the issue, you'd find that America has plenty of gas in reserve. Then why are gas prices going up?

It's easy to put the blame on someone. But that will not solve any problems. Not because you think like a Democrat nor even a Repuiblican; but because "YOU HATE."

Exodus 20:16 ESV
"“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor."

written by Pope1944 , March 01, 2012

You know Charlie, I had a really erudite and well thought out response to your post but I erased it because I decide that trying to reason with you is about the same as trying to reason with my cat. You keep going Charlie, with your hate speeches and your I know more than anybody attitude and I'll do my posting where people actually want to debate facts.
By the way, I looked up Pope in the white pages and guess what? There are hundreds of them. I hope none of them use the Pope when they post or they might offend your sensibilities.
Have a great day Charlie. November is coming.

written by Charlie Alvarado , March 06, 2012

You must have a very smart cat "P." What name does your cat use? JC? (I don't believe you have one)

Reason with me? Look at my responses to you, they're all "FACTS" to correct your false claims. My hate is for those who accuse just because "THEY" hate.

You looked up Pope in the white pages? Why? You told me that you used Pope because you were sinless/ infallible/perfect and that's why your friends named you that. And if any Pope posts on this board, they will add their first name to it; if they're honest.
Pope may be a last name, but it isn't why "YOU" use it. I know a team named the Cardinals, but they don't claim to be servants of God. Cardinal Bishop and Priest are also last names.

You don't want to debate facts, you want someone to agree with your "LIES."

I'll wait for your post in "NOVEMBER."

written by Pope1944 , March 13, 2012

Charlie, I had to give up answering your inane posts for Lent. I'll be back after Easter.

written by Charlie Alvarado , March 16, 2012

You don't have to give up on any thing "P." Just be honest; debate with what you believe is right; stop making false statements; try to make things right for "ALL" Americans and perhaps we can achieve something.

I don't like many things that are wrong in our country, but they're "NOT" all our presidents fault.

And as a favor to my request, and proof that you don't hate, stop using the name of the leader of my faith. The Catholic Church.
There are many things that are not illegal in our country, but it doesn't make them right.

written by Charlie Alvarado , March 16, 2012

By the way, it's good that you're observing Lent and Easter. But you told me that you didn't believe in God. What happened?
You don't have to tell me. If any thing changed, it'll show up on your return.

written by Charlie Alvarado , March 16, 2012

"Charlie, I had to give up answering your inane posts for Lent. I'll be back after Easter."

The shallow accusations come from you "P." You keep trying to mislead Charkby making false statements. If you're not posting because of lent, then you're 3 weeks late. Lent started February 22nd. You'll never make Easter.

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