Typically, I stay away from politics when posting on LinkedIn. My post yesterday about Colonial Pipeline was half sarcasm and have serious. I'm irritated at the fact the oil and gas industry is losing jobs over political agendas and then seeing the culprit responsible for the loss of jobs "circle back" and say all he has done to ensure the Colonial Pipeline incident doesn't impact our fuel supplies. Yet his actions are already impacting the country's fuel supplies. He is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Double standard. And, to top things off, I did not earn enough money in my base period to qualify for Texas unemployment benefits! So, yeah, I'm a little perplexed. Everybody is so worried about being politically correct these days that nobody has the substance to step up and say what needs to be said. Yeah, you are unpopular when you do it, and not many people will stand with you for whatever reasons. But at least someone has the balls to say it. Whether it is appropriate or not to mention politics here is irrelevant. What is relevant is accepting the fact that politics is the catalyst of the oil and gas industry. That is an undisputed fact! You cannot talk or plan oil and gas activities without politics being included.