Friday, August 15, 2008 a scam?

I just saw a commercial on CNN for a website called "" The commercial features a woman screeching "The oil companies are making record profits." It's a bit troubling, and completely misdirected, to blame the oil companies for high gas prices, and their profits are irrelevant, IMHO.

Forgive me for asking, but what the heck do you get for your 'membership?' Information? I can get that free by blogging on the internet.

There's no stated policy or goals of the organization, other than to 'stand up for Americans.' I also read their membership info, and politicians that have accepted more than $100 from energy companies and oil company executives need not apply. Hehe.

I can't tell what policy this group is advocating (like "Drill Here, Drill Now, Lower Prices"), if any, but it does appear they consider 'big oil' to be evil.

Looks like a not-so-well orchestrated scam to me. The writing on the website isn't particularly well done, the site is a bit disorganized. These guys are amateurs, but their empty rhetoric on the site may be just enough to get people to fork over their cold hard cash. After all, the Obamessiah's been doing it for some time now.

I'm keeping my $50, thank you.