I had to forward this, because Chavez is starting to feel the
loss of revenue from his holdings. He OWNS CITGO
This is a very important move that everyone should be aware.
ANNOUNCED JUST RECENTLY, CITGO, BEING AWARE THAT
SALES ARE DOWN DUE TO U.S.
(CUSTOMERS NOT WANTING TO BUY FROM "CHAVEZ"),
HAVE STARTED TO CHANGE
THE NAME OF SOME OF THEIR STORES, TO: "PETRO EXPRESS"
DO NOT BUY FROM "PETRO EXPRESS"
"PETRO EXPRESS" IS ALSO 100% OWNED BY "CHAVEZ"
KEEP THIS MEMO GOING SO EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IS
Hugo Chavez insulted our president.
Hugo Chavez insulted our country.
Hugo Chavez insulted our military.
Hugo Chavez insulted our history.
He said we are a curse on the planet and that we endanger the very
survival of humankind. He said that the countries of the world must
unite against us.
He hates the United States and everything about us.
Except our money, of course. Our money makes him rich. And it gives
him the power to spread anti-American hatred around the globe. His
entire regime is built on American money.
So I think we should stop giving it to him.
I think it has become the patriotic duty of all Americans to avoid
sending another dime into Hugo Chavez s particular Third World hellhole.
He has called us his enemy. That makes him our enemy.
And we don t do business with our enemies.
We boycott them.
Remember this word: Citgo. That s the brand of gasoline you will
never buy again. That s the brand of gasoline you will talk your friends
into never buying again.
Because Citgo equals Chavez and Chavez equals hatred of America. And
it s time for real Americans to stop buying Citgo.
Here s the background.
Hugo Chavez is the dictator of Venezuela. Venezuela would be just
another crap-in-a-hole banana farm if it weren t for oil. Oil that is
brought to the American market by the Venezuelan government through its
subsidiary, Citgo gasoline.
The predecessor to Citgo was started in America by an American in
1910. It took the name Citgo in 1965, and was bought by Occidental
Petroleum in 1982. Occidental was a company most noted for its ties to
the Soviet Union and Al Gore s dad. Occidental turned around the next
year and sold Citgo to the company that owns the 7-11 convenience
So far, so good.
But it turned dirty in 1986 when the convenience store company sold
half of Citgo to something called Petroleos de Venezuela. In 1990,
Petroleos de Venezuela bought the other half and owned Citgo lock, stock
What is Petroleos de Venezuela? It is the Venezuelan government. It
is not a private company, it is a nationalized industry, much like the
industries of Cuba, the Soviet Union and other communist countries.
So Citgo is Petroleos de Venezuela, and Petroleos de Venezuela is
Venezuela, and Venezuela is Hugo Chavez, and Hugo Chavez is our enemy.
Therefore Citgo is our enemy.
And every dollar you spend on Citgo gasoline is a dollar that cuts
America s throat. I m not saying that, Hugo Chavez is saying that. At
the United Nations and at the conference of unaligned nations, Hugo
Chavez said Venezuela would support and lead those nations that wanted
to rise up against the United States.
That means he s going to bankroll the people who hate you and your
Or rather, that means he s going to use your gas money to bankroll
the people who hate you and your country.
If you keep buying Citgo gasoline.
So let s draw the line. Let the Citgo boycott begin now. And let it
end when Hugo Chavez is rotting in hell.
Anything less is first cousin to treason.
Some will complain that Americans distribute Citgo gasoline and will
be hurt by a boycott. Others will say that Americans own and are
employed by the convenience stores and gas stations that sell Citgo
gasoline and that they also will be hurt by a boycott.
I know many fine people who make their living from Citgo gasoline,
and I will be sorry if this boycott hurts them. But I owe my country
first, and must be loyal to it before I am loyal to my friends. There
are other brands of gasoline, and I will gladly go back to familiar
convenience stores and gas stations when they begin carrying a brand of
gasoline that doesn t enrich a regime that threatens the safety and
freedom of my children.
This isn t a Republican issue or a Democratic issue, this is an
American issue. Hugo Chavez has gotten up and told us what he thinks of
us. He has told us by his words and deeds that he hates us and that he
wants to tear us down.
He is our enemy. And I will not give aid and comfort to the enemy.
I will not buy Citgo gasoline.
And you must not either.
Together we must tell as many people as we can. We must use the power
of free speech and the power of the free market to kick this little
tyrant where it counts.
We must change our habits if we are accustomed to buying Citgo
gasoline. We must find new service stations and convenience stores. We
must change our ways.
Or this man is going to bury us with our own money. He is going to
use the wealth we give him to buy the knife that slits our throats and
destroys our country.
Be an American, boycott Citgo.