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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

"I am willing to do anything, and i mean anything, for cheaper oil!"

Ehhhhh...... Posted by Hello (Hattip Mo) The length this man will go for his people. Talk about a mandate! Update: Go and check out this awesome cartoon; kinda encompasses the situation nicely! (Hattip the always excellent Stefania)

9 Comments:

At 4/27/2005 03:49:00 AM, Blogger stefania said...

mm.. unfortunately all the world makes the same...

 
At 4/27/2005 07:18:00 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

That pun on "man date" is pretty good.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4/27/2005 08:07:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

I try jeffery!
I try!

 
At 4/27/2005 09:53:00 AM, Blogger Twosret said...

The Hypocricy of Democracy. Show us more how you kiss the feet of the Saudi King Bush and the Americans who voted for Bush can also kiss the King of Saudi's ASS.

The Wahabist are your best friends, The Wahabist that torture women and disrespect them. The Wahabist that supress their people.

Saudi Facists you are kissing and holding hands just like you did with Saddam and Bin Laden before.

Tefou is the least I can say!

 
At 4/27/2005 01:24:00 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Keep on trying, and I'll keep on reading.

I've added you to my sidebar, so perhaps other readers will come your way (though I don't know how many readers I have).

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4/27/2005 06:11:00 PM, Anonymous Averroes said...

Someone forgot to teel Bush that the Saudies are almost at their capacity and the rise in oil prices is being sppurred by demand, and that the rise in American gas (petrol) prices is being spurred by the patchwork of environ,mentla laws which result in the need for the oil companies to produce "designer' gasolines, and the fact that wAmerican hasn't built a refinery in nearly 3 decades, due to their being unpopular in "my back yard."

twosret, your post is short sighted. Before the iraq war, i often heard the US criticized for "propping up" Saddam, and when the war became imminent, those same people criticized the US for knocking down Saddam. Conclusion: the writers involved were merely interested in criticzing the US>

The US has put pressure on the Saudis to move towards a more representative and open government. Reading the history of the mponarchy shows that it is dependent for powdr, not on the US, but on those Whahabbi tribes which pout it in power. What would you say if the US knocked off the monarchy, and the Wahabbies rushed in to fiil the vaccum? Do you think the Wahabbis would hold the admnittedly restricted elections that the monarchy endorsed?

We shoulde encourage movement in the direction we want, not punish it.

I would zsay that if Musloims, for instance, were really against the monarchy, they would do well to show this by boycotting the country, refusing to go there at all, for any reason. Hajj-bas3ed tourism is a mahor inustry that supports the monarchy. the refuaal of Muslims everywhere to azttend Hajjm would bring it down. attending Hajj is merely a way to "prop up" the monarchy.

 
At 4/27/2005 07:52:00 PM, Blogger J. Francis Lehman said...

Averroes,

Proof-reading: It's not just for breakfast any more. That hurt my head.

/jeeeeez

 
At 4/27/2005 10:15:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...

Lehman,

I thought for a second verroes was making fun of me or something, but soon I realized he must have posted in a hurry.

I better correct mine too :)

Hypocrisy not Hypocricy
Fascists not facists

I was very upset while posting and watching the kissing and holding hands on T.V. anyway, it is all good here.

 
At 4/30/2005 10:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, our cars do not run on water.

Everybody moans about "Bush sucking up to the Saudis" but what choice does he have? The people in the White House are planning to "punish" Saudi Arabia in the long run. It is a question of timing.

 

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