Thursday, February 2, 2006

Oil Addiction A Laughing Matter For Satirist

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A man who’s been fighting foreign oil thinks President George W. Bush’s State of the Union statement that Americans are addicted to oil is a joke.

But that’s okay because Stan Cotton, founder of the Foreign Oil Independence League (FOIL) uses satire to convince Americans to get off foreign oil.

In response to Bush’s speech, Cotton says, “Words are no action.”

He’s taking action on behalf of FOIL with a new campaign image of a farmer plowing his field and the brand name of Farmer’s Brand Ethanol, designed to convince drivers to buy local gas instead of foreign corporate oil.

As Cotton says, “You can’t be angry with someone putting food on the table.”

He also prints T-shirts of Osama bin Laden with the phrase Hey Bin Laden, you can count on my gas money to finance your terrorism.

Cotton says the group sold 700 copies of its book How to Help Big Oil Companies Make Obscene Profits – and on every page is the same advice: “Do nothing.”

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