Saturday, June 07, 2008

Open Letter to California Congressman Howard L. Berman, (D-Calif)

I don't suppose anyone will actually show this letter to the Congressman, the Baron of the lands that include what I chortlingly (post KELO) call my house, home and castle, in view of his Democrat (ie, leftist) mindset, so I'll circulate it in other places as well.

Everyone who's read entries to this site over the months and years knows that I love cars and I love to drive. In fact, I took a twenty-odd mile drive around the Central Valley this afternoon--kroozin' along Ventura, Van Nuys and Sepulveda Boulevards, looking at the other cars, the buildings, the businesses, the girls and the other scenery.

Losing the ability to do this will seriously piss me off.

Hence, the first of (perhaps) a number of these missives:

Dear Congressman Berman:

Today, most gas stations are selling regular gasoline for around $4.50 a gallon. Diesel, for reasons I can't fathom, is even more. News stories are beginning to come out that gasoline and diesel are being stolen from cars, trucks, farms and construction sites. Yet, the federal government refuses, in the light of all this, to see reason, to get out of the way and allow oil companies to drill in US territory.

There will be alternative energy someday. It'll happen faster if government stays out of it and allows entrepreneurs and investors to allocate funds intelligently. But, it'll take some time.

In the meantime, the United States government holds billions and billions of barrels of oil off the market....for what? So that Americans will have to return to a hunter-gatherer society?

What's next? Americans shooting those they see siphoning gas from their cars? People unwilling to go to work because gas is too expensive to make their drive to expensive to be worth the effort? General strikes?

I ask you to reconsider your opposition to a prosperous America and lead an effort to free oil producers to drill and refine oil for the use of Americans. Voters like myself are watching America deteriorate, and we don't like it.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.


[Col. Hogan]
Sherman Oaks

We'll see whether he represents those of us who commute in cars, or whether he represents himself only.

People shouldn't be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people.

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California


MK said...

What the heck ey CH. What the hell happened to the the world. I can't remember when i started wondering, but for a while now when i see politicians of the conservative kind [i already know about the left-leaning ones], i wonder if the guy talking is actually on our side or not. The fact that we have to question their loyalty is worrying.

T. F. Stern said...

There should be a National Holiday, held the first week in July, once every four years, call it Shoot a Congressman Day. This would bring about the desire to leave office after the first term. There could be a Shoot a Senator Day held in similar fashion every six years to get those elitists to retire after one term.

If we ever can get the government back to where congressmen and senators actually serve rather than reign, this might actually help.

I can hear the black ops helicopter over my house now, time to shut down.

Col. Hogan said...


I don't like or trust any of 'em. I'd prefer a real thief--at least they don't try to make you think it's for your benefit.

Col. Hogan said...


Along those lines, I read on Drudge that someone tried to burn the Guber's mansion in Austin. I can't work up a lot of anger against the man. Don't put me on his jury.

steveintx said...

If it were his private home and unoccupied, I would agree. I have little liking of our (esteemed?) Gov. The Governor's Mansion is a historical landmark and the governor lived in only part of it. Besides that, now we are going to have to pay to have it fixed.

Col. Hogan said...


It's sad that the arsonist selected a historic building, of course. The point is, though, that as taxes and regulation by local, state and federal government destroy farmers, ranchers and small businessmen, violence will be the result in some cases. Expect it to increase unless the thievin' bastards remember their place.