First, I very much enjoyed the humor of your article, as well as the information presented.

I'm left speculating: What would Bernie Sanders be doing if he were president? I have a feeling, at the very least, he'd be pointing his finger at these companies and raising the same sort of awareness your article raises. It might not amount to any change in behavior, but perhaps he'd even threaten sanctions on those oil companies that raised so much money, or demand in speeches that they take some of those profits and do the patriotic thing during the Ukraine conflict and keep prices down as much as possible. And Bernie very likely would be using this opportunity to speak up for something like a Green New Deal.

Biden, though? What does he say? I haven't heard a thing except to point the finger at Putin. He's pretty much worthless as a leader, IMHO.

Thus, I think the headline is a little bit misleading and/or click-baiting. Sure, it's not all Biden's fault.

But that doesn't mean the dude is powerless or that we can't hold him to a much higher standard. Also, it seems like your article picked plenty of bones with the Orange Guy, which I've no issue with you doing, but as you point out, this fracking boom really got going in the Obama years.

The point is, both of these parties suck donkey balls and their so-called "leaders" aren't worth the cranky alien they rode in on. I'd like to encourage you to not turn your wrath on the people at the end of the article, while giving cover to the cowless leaders in the headlines. But hey, that's just my take.

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Bryan Winchell

Bryan Winchell

A Serious Fool who writes about: Personal/collective growth, politics, love of Nature/Humanity, Japan, podcasting, humor, and being a hippie in Service to Life.