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”
March 5. 2008
Ecuador’s Rafael Correa
Bloomberg News reports today on the Colombian/Ecuadorian/Venezuelan border conflict gave cause for optimism that the three countries are engaging in productive talks with the goal of averting war. Here’s hoping the diplomatic discussions are successful and a resolution is reached, agreeable to all parties.
Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe
The conflict was triggered when Colombia’s government forces went into Ecuadorian territory in a raid, killing high profile rebels. It has provoked the talk of war.
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez
Story found here