Sunday, April 16, 2006

As gas prices climb to historic highs.....

One looks at this guy's chins and cigarette-stained teeth and it seems a reasonable bet that here's a guy who pays for sex. Take a long hard look at the picture and allow yourself to become thoroughly disgusted.

He's Exxon CEO Lee Raymond who is easing into his golden years with a $4oo,ooo,ooo retirement package, reportedly the largest in corporate history. According to Pam at the Houseblend, the deal includes
pension, stock options and other perks, such as a $1 million consulting deal, two years of home security, personal security, a car and driver, and use of a corporate jet for professional purposes.
Presumably the personal security detail is to keep some informed consumer from throwing a hot cafe latte in his face. Or worse.

$4oo,ooo,ooo. Maybe they could use some of that money to clean up that nasty Exxon oil spill that spoiled large swathes of Alaska in the 1980's? Remember that? 11,ooo,ooo gallons just to refresh your memory.

Think about that $4oo,ooo,ooo the next time you're filling up your tank. My most recent trip to to the pump set me back nearly forty-five bucks. And might I suggest that readers who drive consider an alternative to Exxon. I prefer Citgo of course, whose reveneus won't wind up in some fat cat (or Saudi prince's) pocket. Citgo is the American subsidiary of the Venezuelan national oil company and serves as a primary source for American enegry needs. Venezuela's oil reserves also provide considerable international gravitas for the country's president, Hugo Chavez.

President George Bush hates Hugo Chavez. That's good enough reason for me to buy Citgo gas. But think about it for a second: Hugo Chavez is a leftist and uses his country's oil wealth to pay for health care and college education for Venezuela's people. This equal distribution of wealth runs totally anti-thetical to Bush's fat cat capitalist mentality that puts $4oo,ooo,ooo in the pocket of one Exxon big wig who's so fat that he probably can't see his own penis.

And it really pisses me off.


Rob said...

That's actually a damn useful suggestion. Using Citgo and boycotting Exxon is something drivers can do to make a difference. En masse that might have a real impact. Action is empowering and far betting than whining about the evil oil companies and Bush/Cheney. We have some control over our destiny and boycotting Exxon in favor of Citgo is one way of taking control.

The Persian said...

I'm going to try and do this as well. The current gas prices are really killing my budget and there are so many things I would be doing and places I would travel to if they werent so high. Sometimes I get so frustrated because $20 or $30 can make or break my finances in a given week.

Gary said...

"I'm concerned about higher gasoline prices," Bush said. "The government has the responsibility to make sure that we watch very carefully and investigate possible price-gouging, and we will do just that." are concerned!

Can we impeach him now?

How about now?


Moonbeam said...

If that guy's got $400,000,000 to spend, I'd suggest that the first thing he goes out and does is get a chin tuck.

Granny said...

I just heard Bill Maher refer to him Raymond as "fat bastard" Sounds about right.