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Mark Russell: Afterthoughts

In a recent speech to some economists, President Bush noted that no oil refineries have been built in this country in decades. True. Until more refineries are built, we must find alternative ways to pollute the air.

Maybe it's a NIMBY thing. People don't want an oil refinery in their neighborhood. It forces out the massage parlors.

It's time we think positive about refineries. They are as American as oil spills and price gouging.

Exxon Mobil earned nearly $9 billion in the past three months. The money will go toward providing needy executives with Christmas baskets.