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THE AMERICAN WAY: Why Bother Drilling?

Posted by jadecanary on June 27, 2008

Mom and Dad are sitting in the living room watching CNN. They are watching Barack Obama making a speech about why America should not drill for oil off of the coast of Florida when little Billy walks into the room…

Obama: “…no short term benefits, since it would take at least ten years to get any oil.”

Little Billy stands there for a moment listening, then approaches his father.

Little Billy: “Daddy, why do I have to go to school?”

Dad: “Because you will receive a good education. Then you can get a great job and make lots of money so that we can retire.”

Little Billy: “Why bother? There are no short term benefits of my education, and I am not helping the family now.”

Dad: “Go to bed.”

Little Billy: “But isn’t that what Mr. Obama just said?”

Dad: “GO. TO. BED.”

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