Sunday, May 20, 2007

This just in (and this is hilarious!):

In a statement on May 19, 2007 the G8 said, “volatile energy prices remain a concern and we will remain vigilant”.


You do that! Remain vigilant! Thanks!


Gosh! That kills me!

OK, I have recovered my composure.

First off, G8 guys, is that energy prices are not volatile. Here is a definition of volatile from

"Volatile means something changing or changeable"

The volatility of oil prices this year has been on the low end of recent years, primarily because we did not have a “shoulder period” this spring. Oil prices have been surprisingly steady in their price direction – UP.

All right, I’ll cut these guys a break for misusing volatile or not knowing the meaning of the word. After all, the G8 ministers are only our best and brightest… now I will kick the s#*%t out of them for the “vigilant” gig.

As King Arthur said to the Black Knight in "Monty Python and the Holly Grail", after he cut off the Black Knight’s arms and one leg and the Black Knight still wanted to fight:

“What are you going to do? Bleed on me?”

Exactly what, of value, are the G8 ministers going to do if oil supplies decline and the price continues to rise? I am sure an ambitious prosecutor or two will hang a couple of energy executives for the benefit of the “mobs of Rome”, a couple of world leaders will make a speech or 100, CNN will run a special “We Were Warned, Part 1 thru 75”, Wall Street will lead the Establishment in its standard program of denial… but that does not answer the question.

So I will.

Nothing. They will do nothing. You are on your own. Get paddling.

The powerful will not be so powerful without the energy to power their power.

Unless they can run the system with the hot air they continue to blow.

Mentatt (at) yahoo (dot) com

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