We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Big Oil" is a such a nice fat easy political demagoguery target because the pols and the sheep media continue to profit by burying the info on how much taxes "Big Oil" pays at every level, plus how much of your retail fuel price is further tax, plus how price has to work in a 'contango' market, plus the accelerating costs of ever less efficient (in terms of reserves return per sunk cost) exploration, plus how much of "Big Oil" is owned by ordinary folks' retirement funds.
If you think about it, the oil industry is amazing. It manages to pump out oil in some of the most geographically and politically difficult places on earth, often at the great discomfort and even peril of its employees, transport that oil over oceans, refine it into many different products, and then distribute gasoline and other fuels to the remotest corners of the United States, all at a price per gallon that is still so low that Americans will endure almost no inconvenience in order to conserve it (which proves what a great value it is). Simply astonishing.