Anyone surprised by the latest Exxon headline in the Anchorage Daily News “Exxon Opposes Paying Interest?” Anyone? Didn’t think so. If you are looking forward to a good long rant, I refer you to my previous post “Exxcommunicate Exxon” (part 1). This will save both repetition and my blood pressure.
Apparently more and more Alaskans are getting on the Exxcommunication bandwagon. After reading the 85 comments to the ADN article that have been posted so far, I’ve noted the following opinions and their frequency:
We did it to ourselves by voting Republican: 5
Desire to do bodily harm to Exxon executives: 2
Surround Exxon’s Building with pitchforks and torches: 1
Blockade Valdez Narrows: 8 (Although 7 were from the same reeeealy mad guy)
Exxcommunicate Exxon. Kick them out of the state and do not allow them to do business here: 15
Interesting. The last time we took it on the chin from Exxon a couple weeks ago, I only saw one or two Exxcommunication comments, so perhaps people are getting mad enough to actually start to advocate for this position. Perhaps karmic balance will come when Exxon and Big Oil in general will so enrage the populace, who will lose every ounce of trust in the oil companies, and therefore put so much pressure on the Governor and the legislature, that we might actually get our own pipeline. Imagine if you will… (insert harp music here)… The state (that’s us) owns the gas, the state builds the pipeline, the pipeline employs people who live in the state, the pipeline itself is built IN the state, and the people that live in the state get the actual gas. While we’re at it, let’s get all the Republicans and Democrats to kiss, make up, sing Kumbayah and start working together for the good of all Alaskans. Don’t wake me up. I’m going to cling to my reverie for a few more moments…but please feel free to contact Gov. Palin and your legislators and share the dream while I’m away…