We have it in case there is a strategic need for oil and gas.

Do you remember when there were some fruits and vegetables that you couldn’t get during the summer?  In the upper midwest, Strawberries (yes, Strawberries is spelled with a capital “s”) were available from early July through mid-September.  I remember many fourths of July where Strawberries were not available.  I can go to the store and buy them cheaply right now, along with avocados, grapes, corn, oranges, mangoes, tangerines, etc.

The availability of cheap fruit is not a strategic need.  $20 pairs of jeans and $9.99 t-shirts are not strategic need.  Sorry kids, the price of oil is up because supply is down and demand is up (this article is almost a year old).  It sucks, it means that it costs more to get to work which means that employers have to pay more which means that profits are decreased which means prices rise.  Yep, that’s what it means.

So stop whinning for the strategic reserve.  If I wanted someone with the intelligence of a dog to be in office, I would have voted for Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck.