Somebody’s Gonna Get Shot! *Shakes Head*
Democrats in Congress
Recently, Democrat Rep. Maurice Hinchey, brought up the idea of nationalizing oil refineries in America. He must have a death wish. You must want Exxon to take out a hit on you. I suggest you retract that statement or beef up security.
Sidebar: nationalizing refineries…isn’t that socialism, the very thing Congress gets down on Chavez about. How come he’s not supposed to do that but Congress can? Don’t get mad, I’m just asking, as it seems like a double standard.
Also, how come the State Department condemns Cuba for being communist, but doesn’t do that to China. Is it because China is becoming the richest nation in the world and the supplier of just about everything on the planet?
I realize it is those respective nations’ way of life, and if their people want it, they are free to do as they wish. I can understand that. But it would be nice if Congress was congruent and consistent.
And lest I acquire a FBI file in vain for simply speaking my mind in a peaceful, legal way (according to the stats, the government reads this site more than I do), I am not a socialist or a communist, because I prefer democracy. But, the real kind of democracy, where one does not engage in severe human rights abuses against innocent people under the auspices of national security *looks at George Bush*.
When Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a New York Democrat, broached the idea for the nationalization of the nation’s oil refineries at a Capitol Hill press conference yesterday, it was a safe bet that congressional Republicans would seize on a patently controversial idea to paint House Democrats in toto as extreme.
The office of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the House Minority Leader, didn’t disappoint. Last night, they put up a press release that started this way:
Bombshell: House Democrats Call for Government Takeover of Oil Refineries
Should the Federal Government Run the Entire Oil Industry? Senior Dem Says: “To Me, That Sounds Like a Very Good Idea”
Congress has given President Bush $200 billion more dollars to continue the Iraq war and maintain U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.
When you think about all the good that money could have done in America, it’s a crying shame. Think of the number of schools, universities, hospitals, low income housing and homeless shelters that could have been built for that money.
Instead, it’s just $200 billion dollars down the drain in a never ending war. It’s like a bad movie that refuses to end.
House passes $162B for wars in Iraq, Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to provide $162 billion for President Bush to carry out U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the end of his term.
The 268 to 155 vote would bring to more than $600 billion the amount provided by Congress for the war in Iraq since it started five years ago. For operations in Afghanistan, it comes to almost $200 billion, according to congressional analysts.
Dow Plummets, Gas Rises, Jobless Rate Spikes, Foreclosures Up,
Financial Turmoil: Not A Good Way To End A Presidency
President George W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice
The U.S. economy took another bad turn on Friday of last week, as the Dow Jones plummeted 400 points and gas went up to $139 per barrel.
The new national average for gas in America is $4 per gallon, which is a record high. Russia is predicting it will reach $250 per barrel.
Unemployment is also up in the U.S., as the economy lost 49,000 jobs last month. It is the biggest rise in job losses in almost 33 years. As I mentioned last week, foreclosures have hit a record high as well.
Clearly something needs to be done, but Congress is a house divided, and therein lies the problem.
Jobless rates jumps to 5.5 percent — biggest rise since `86
Friday June 6, 9:19 am ET – Unemployment rate jumps to 5.5 percent in May, biggest rise since 1986; payrolls cut again
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.5 percent in May — the biggest monthly rise since 1986 — as nervous employers cut 49,000 jobs.
The latest snapshot of business conditions showed a deeply troubled economy, with dwindling job opportunities in a time of continuing hardship in the housing, credit and financial sectors.
“It was ugly,” said Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research.
U.S. Jobs Fall For Fifth Consecutive Month
May’s U.S. unemployment rate rose to 5.5%, up from 5.0% in April–the largest jump in the jobless figure since October 2004 and the fifth straight month of job losses, according to the Labor Department’s monthly report Friday.
Job losses continued their downward trend in May, with 49,000 jobs cut from payrolls, up from April’s revised number of 28,000 job cuts.
The larger than expected jump in unemployment delivered a psychological blow to Wall Street, which has been hungry for signs that the economy is on the road to recovery. The Dow was down by 1.1%, or 140 points, Friday morning. May’s job losses were less severe than feared–economists had been expecting job cuts between 60,000 and 70,000–but the unemployment rate was moved up well beyond the consensus forecast for a rate of 5.2%.
Dow plunges 400 points on oil, jobs news
June 6, 2008 – The U.S. stock market took a major hit on Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 400 points on news of steep job losses and soaring oil prices.
Before the trading day started, the U.S. Labor Department reported that 49,000 jobs had been lost in May and the unemployment rate had jumped from 5 percent to 5.5 percent, the highest seasonally adjustment monthly increase in 33 years.
New York Governor Tells Hillary Clinton To Honor Her Word
Obama Less Than 80 Delegates Away From The Nomination – Hillary More Than 200
New York governor David Paterson has asked Hillary Clinton to do the honorable thing and adhere to the terms she previously agreed to, along with the other candidates, in not counting the Florida and Michigan primaries, that were held early and in violation of DNC rules.
Hillary, believing she had the race in the bag, agreed that Florida and Michigan would not be counted for the above-mentioned reasons, but then as the race slipped away, got desperate and changed her mind. Not an admirable trait in a so-called leader. She flip flops too much and agrees with whatever is popular.
While I am a woman, that doesn’t mean you automatically get my vote (Hillary surely doesn’t). Don’t even pull the race card either, as I wouldn’t vote for Condoleezza Rice either and she is an intelligent black woman, but one that continues to push Bush’s harmful, questionable policies that have devastated many in the world. I would, however, vote for a suitable, capable woman of integrity.
Hillary’s word means nothing. She also can’t think for herself. Throughout the campaign, she has aped other candidates’ ideas and platforms. She’s also been known to pass off other people’s ideas as her own.
Previously, in the book Her Way, she was formally accused of unlawfully being privy to others’ illegally recorded conversations that she mined for political gain. Others have made the same accusation about her as well.
A member of her campaign also got into trouble for hacking into someone’s email in a desperate bid to help Hillary. He later resigned due to the bad publicity.
All these incidents illustrate she is not an independent thinker. If you can’t think for yourself, how are you going to think for a nation in formulating strategies, solutions and plans to make a country better. If you can’t think for yourself how are you going to respond to crisis.
NY Gov: Clinton should stop Mich, Fla effort
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York Gov. David Paterson, a superdelegate who supports Hillary Rodham Clinton, said she’s showing “a little desperation” and should give up her effort to count votes from renegade primaries in Michigan and Florida.
Paterson said Thursday that Clinton shouldn’t derail the process by which the national Democratic Party stripped Michigan and Florida of their national convention delegates because they moved their primaries up to January in violation of party rules. The rules were agreed to by all the candidates, including Clinton, before she won the two January contests. Because of the violations, no candidates campaigned in either state and her rival Barack Obama took his name off Michigan’s ballot.
“I would say at this point we’re starting to see a little desperation on the part of a woman I still support and will support until she makes a different determination,” Paterson told WAMC-FM radio. “Candidates have to be cautious in their zeal to win that they don’t trample on the process.” …
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No, Not The Defunct Space Program
April 10. 2008
I saw this fake movie poster on another site. Isn’t it a laugh.
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Race Rant Goes Wrong On CNN Proving Rice’s Point Of Racial Inequality
Occurs at 1:27 in the video
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March 11. 2008
Condi to George: I’ll see you later!
Ebony and Ivory
President George W. Bush did a “rare singing performance” recently, where he pined for his ranch in Texas. The song mentioned life after the White House, with his mother, father, Dick Cheney…and Condoleezza Rice, who he affectionately calls Condi. He even mentions his dog Barney, but no mention of his wife Laura. Ok, then.
It can’t be easy for Barney being your dog – with the way you’ve lied about the war in Iraq that has harmed so many here and abroad and destroyed the US economy, Barney is probably hoping he gets shot by an FBI agent.
“Bush yearns for Texas in rare singing performance”
Sun Mar 9, 2008 12:06am EST – To the tune of country song “Green Green Grass of Home,” Bush sang of longing for his ranch in Crawford, Texas and his dog Barney.
“And there to meet me is my mama and my papa, down the lane I look and here comes Barney, heart of gold and breath like honey; it’s good to touch the brown brown grass of home.”
Bush, singing only slightly off key, then turned to some of the long-term members of his team including Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
“For there’s Condi and Dick, my old compadre, talking to me about some oil rich Saudi, but soon I’ll touch the brown brown grass of home.”
“That old White house is behind me, I am once again carefree, don’t have to worry ’bout a crisis in Pyongyang. Down the lane I look, Dick Cheney is strolling with documents he’d been withholding, it’s good to touch the brown brown grass of home.” http://www.reuters.com
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