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”
Because The Government Says So
May 22. 2008
Nelson Mandela: I’m a what?
Beloved Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela is on the United States terrorist list (Osama must laugh when he reads stuff like that).
Years ago, when the U.S. government was in favor of deplorable apartheid, Mandela was placed on the watch list as a terrorist. Years later, no one bothered to remove the esteemed world hero from the list, much to the government’s shame.
Facetiously speaking, is he still on the terrorist list because a couple years ago he called president George Bush “an idiot” for the Iraq war.
We all know how vindictive the Bush Administration can be towards critics and whistleblowers. For further reference see Valerie Plame.
This story is just another reminder of the government’s long history of getting it wrong. They never should have been against Mandela in the first place, because apartheid is wrong.
However, the racial inequality and hatred that existed then (and still hasn’t fully dissipated), set the stage for the man who would go on to do great things in the world, to be labeled a terrorist by the State Department.
Martin Luther King jr
They never should have been against Martin Luther King jr either, as segregation and the terrible civil rights abuses that occurred during that era were wrong as well.
The government consistently does these terrible things to people, then history makes them pay for it. I have no sympathy for them in such issues. Why has the government consistently abused people?
Did you know the FBI even spied on Albert Einstein. Yes really. I thought they were crazy too when I read that one for the first time (still do).
The FBI spied on Albert Einstein – probably because he stuck out his tongue in the above posted photo. According to FBI policy, one cannot be jovial and fun and be intelligent at the same time.
One must be mean, anally retentive, deceitful, dimwitted and stone-faced, you know, like Robert Mueller. Show of hands, how many people that worked at the FBI’s headquarters were smarter than and achieved greater things than Einstein. Yea that’s what I thought – none.
They keep targeting people with great potential, who later turn out to be world leaders or international heroes, and then the government gets condemned for it with everlasting shame. You would think they would have learned by now.
But watch them do it again. Give it time and you’ll read another story about them beating up on people that go on to be world heroes or spying on another Einstein.
U.S. has Mandela on terrorist list
WASHINGTON — Nobel Peace Prize winner and international symbol of freedom Nelson Mandela is flagged on U.S. terrorist watch lists and needs special permission to visit the USA…
When ANC members apply for visas to the USA, they are flagged for questioning and need a waiver to be allowed in the country. In 2002, former ANC chairman Tokyo Sexwale was denied a visa. In 2007, Barbara Masekela, South Africa’s ambassador to the United States from 2002 to 2006, was denied a visa to visit her ailing cousin and didn’t get a waiver until after the cousin had died, Berman’s legislation says.
Story found here