Friday, September 22, 2006

CITGO and Hugo Chavez

Why do we continue to allow such childish behavior to continue on our own soil? Somebody said to me that it is only words and since we have freedom of speech it shouldn't be that big of an issue. I thought about this for a while................

before you try and help someone remove the splinter from their eye perhaps you should remove the plank from your own...........

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me...........

Everyone has a right to their opinion even if it is wrong..........

He who is without sin can cast the first stone...........

Don't get in a battle of wits with an unarmed man................

You can't change someones mind for them..............

That last one got me. I can change minds by positive of negative re-enforcement. If Hugo wants to behave like a spoiled brat then we should treat him accordingly. I can't paddle his butt but I can deny him privileges. As an American citizen I can take steps to minimize his income from my nation. I can also request congress to reduce the countries trade status. We are regularly deciding what trade status is granted to countries we do business with. You and me can take steps to inform our representatives that this anti-American posturing will not be tolerated nor rewarded with American support via financial or trade.
We can do the small things like stop buying gas or any other items from CITGO. This will have an immediate financial impact while we wait for the slow turning wheels of congress to do something substantial.
I can here some of you now complaining about the pain this type of boycott would cause American citizens who are CITGO fuel station owners. Look, any good business man should know who his partners are and how they could be a benefit or a liability to their business. They should also know that community perception and positive involvement ultimately determines success. I dare anyone to offer a compelling argument as to what positive community building has been coming out of Venezuela? Hugo has been slapping Americans for some time now and we have sat back and took it long enough. It is time we let him feel a little pain.
While you are writing to your reps don't forget to mention drilling and oil Independence as a key issue in resolving situations just like this. Hey, I love the environment and nature. We have the technology to do and enjoy both. We also need to push for advances in alternative energy and battery technology. We are the most technologically advanced nation on the globe, don't you think it was about time we started acting like it.

Let's do our part as individuals and Boycott CITGO. We need to let Hugo know that we can have a major effect on his pocket book if he continues to behave that way.

Join the Boycott CITGO Blog Roll.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Rocks and Minerals said...

How much foolishness will be tolerated?

Allowing Hugo to grandstand on our soil is ridiculous. Letting him freely tour New York is too much as well. None of the clowns should have been off the U.N. grounds. What are they doing speaking as if they are deserving of notice anyway?

Should be CITGO Petroleum Corporation--CITGO with a "G"--if I'm not mistaken!

Now on to sign the petition...

4:57 PM, September 22, 2006  
Anonymous Christi said...

Great post. Americans need to wake up, take back our spines, and stop supporting those who hate us. Thanks, ablur.

5:51 PM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger ablur said...

Irritation does wonders for spelling Thanks R&M. Got It fixed.

Nice to see you stopping by Christi. These people really got me riled.

6:11 PM, September 22, 2006  
Blogger GUYK said...

We may never change Chavez's attitude..but a nationwide boycott might change his behavior. Hitting him in the pocketbook where it hurts the ost probably is the best answer other than telling the ragheads he draws anti-Islamic cartoons and hope they go after him..

7:20 AM, September 25, 2006  
Blogger ablur said...

That is a great idea Guyk. A well placed rumor can eliminate a lot of problems.

6:46 PM, September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to see there are blogs like yours with some thought put into it. Yes, join the Citgo boycott for our good and those in the middle class in South America.
Good news, the boycott is starting to work. See sadbastards.wordpress.com

3:14 PM, February 13, 2007  

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