Thursday, July 03, 2008

U.S. Congress = OPEC?

Energy: What do the Democratic-led Congress and OPEC have in common? Both sit on vast amounts of oil, and are content to leave it in the ground and let prices soar. Fortunately, Americans are catching on.

If you'd like more energy to fuel our economy and lower prices, we have a suggestion: Call your congressperson and tell him or her you want more energy — or you might vote for someone else. It might be the best expenditure of energy you make this year.

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15 Comments:

At 7/03/2008 10:56 AM, Blogger juandos said...

There is one glaring point about the Rasmussen Poll that the IBD editorial seems to think was unimportant: Sixty-one percent (61%) favor Obama’s proposal for the government to spend $150 billion over ten years developing alternative energy sources...

Are we living with fellow citizens (educated in the government run madrassas?) so abysmally ignorant of the Constitution that they don't know its not the federal government's job to interfer with the market place?

What gives this 61% the idea that America’s first affirmative action presidential candidate even has a clue?

 
At 7/03/2008 11:11 AM, Anonymous adam said...

Juandos, what are you talking about? We get it, you are Republican, but don't discount the need that our country has to develop alternative energy sources. Anytime we can create competition in a market where there is none we are all better off.

 
At 7/03/2008 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What gives this 61% the idea that America’s first affirmative action presidential candidate even has a clue?"

This is a racist statement, you have to apologize or MP should ban you from this blog.

As of now, you are a huge liability to MP's audience.

 
At 7/03/2008 2:22 PM, Blogger juandos said...

"Juandos, what are you talking about? We get it, you are Republican"...

No adam you obviously don't get it, not even remotely...

I'm not a Republican (never have been) but that's the typical liberal rejoinder when the facts don't fit your preconceived notions...

"but don't discount the need that our country has to develop alternative energy sources"...

Why should we when we have more than enough domestic resources?

Why should these alledged alternative sources get tax dollars to prop up the R & D into them?

How come YOU aren't spending your money on this R & D?

"Anytime we can create competition in a market where there is none we are all better off"...

Well at least you remember something from listening to Kudlow...

Good for you...

anon @ 2:02 PM whines petulantly: "This is a racist statement"...

According to whom you abysmally ignorant but politcally correct buffoon?

"As of now, you are a huge liability to MP's audience"...

Coming from a parasitic oxygen bandit, well that's just rich...

BTW don't you want to make someone happy by jumping off of a bridge?

 
At 7/03/2008 2:36 PM, Anonymous z said...

Unless live in Illinois are are represented by obama and durbin.

 
At 7/03/2008 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"BTW don't you want to make someone happy by jumping off of a bridge?"

besides being a self-proclaimed economics, energy and political science expert, are you also a suicide consultant?

I wonder if MP is aware of your posts, your hostility towards other posters, your insults and overall behavior.

I'm sure MP doesn't approve or tolarate such behavior.

 
At 7/03/2008 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juandos,

Be nice to your little brother.

Agree that alternative energy is economically non-viable and Obama misguided but then, he is a democrat...does go with the general territory.

 
At 7/03/2008 8:27 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

> Are we living with fellow citizens (educated in the government run madrassas?) so abysmally ignorant of the Constitution that they don't know its not the federal government's job to interfere with the market place?

juandos, the answer is a clear and obvious YES. I think that's been the case for around 70 years now, for an ever-increasing percentage of the populace.

> don't discount the need that our country has to develop alternative energy sources.

This does not invalidate his point. It's not the Fed's job. Not now, not ever.

This is something that the free market can and will do, and far better than any centralized planning committee ever will. The only thing the Fed should do is to clear regulatory burdens on it to the bare minimum needed to protect the public... which is about 10,000 less pages in the CFR.

And if the Fed IS determined to put money into it, it should be spreading it around, not handing it out whole hog to special interests like Big Ag.

If Big Ag wants to develop it in a way that is specifically to its benefit, it damned sure has the money to do it. It has no business feeding at the public trough for such, and wailing for more.

> are you also a suicide consultant?

No, but he could play one on TV.

Since that is about all it takes these days to become an "expert" on a subject who testifies before Congress, what would be your point?

> I'm sure MP doesn't approve or tolarate such behavior.

LOL, yes, Mark ignores his own blog completely.

a) it's "tolerate", btw.

b) Nice of you to take care of the morality police function for him. He's really far, far too busy to do it himself. Good to see someone out there is willing to step in and enforce their own "special" (as in "special ed") form of decorum.

c) While I would have avoided such a provocative way of putting it (nota bene to juandos), it's hardly "racist": It is highly improbable that Obama would have had ANY chance at the nomination, most especially against Hillary, if he were not black. So it is not "racist" to make the claim -- blatantly evident to the slightest consideration of the situation -- that the fact that he is black has been a major impetus towards his candidacy. And that is exactly what Affirmative Action policies are inevitably about -- promoting a candidate based on their race, not their qualifications. This is, in itself, the *racist* policy.

So much for judging a person "by their character, rather than the color of their skin." Some of us, who were raised to be offended by racism, are just flat out tired of "PC racism" getting a pass.

If your main reason for supporting Hillary was her sex, then you're a sexist. If your main reason for supporting Obama was his race, then you're a racist.

Heck, if EITHER the sex or the race of the candidate was IN ANY WAY A CHECK MARK -- either up OR down -- then you are a sexist and/or a racist.

If that was so, then do us all a favor and sit the f*** down and be quiet. And contemplate your own sins.

 
At 7/03/2008 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obloodyhell,

Many liberals did not connect the dots on Senator Obama's race speech. They thought that they were hearing the second coming of Lincoln (or Christ). Charles Krauthammer delineates the main theme of white guilt very succintly.

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/krauthammer032108.php3

Senator Obama knows what buttons to push and he is very good at it.

Unfortunately, not many people are as astute as Charles Krauthammer. Most of us hear what we wish to hear. In the case of Senator Obama, many people seem to be convinced that he does not walk upon the earth as other men.

He is a consummate politician and he does what it takes to win. Is that not what is expected of him?

 
At 7/03/2008 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another interesting point: What is wrong with harmless racism? As long as your not impinging on someones rights or discriminating in the workplace/marketplace, there is nothing in the law to say you can't be racist.

 
At 7/04/2008 6:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senator Obama has very skillfully played the race card to his advantage. He has managed to pole-ax his opponents who questioned his policies or record as a racists and rebrand the politics of white guilt as some new form of change.

Clearly, racism seems to be a very useful commodity in the right hands.

It will be interesting to see if this formula works with the general electorate or whether, Senator Obama's platform will have to withstand some hard scrutiny. Presently, he seems to be getting a free pass from the liberal media.

Certainly, one cannot fail to notice that this candidate is very smooth, and polished. A welcome break from the usual JFK look-alike.

Unfortunately, when one looks at his ideas, there is not much change. It seems to be the old formula that brought the Democratic party success in the past rather than a vision for the 21st century. Both parties suffer from a lack of new ideas. Democrats look back to JFK and Republicans to Reagan.

It will be interesting to see which of these parties finally connects with the ball. They keep looking for a carasmatic leader when they need a casamatic vision for the future of America.

 
At 7/04/2008 10:50 AM, Blogger juandos said...

anon hiding behind the anon facade whines: "I wonder if MP is aware of your posts, your hostility towards other posters, your insults and overall behavior"...

LOL!

You don't have a clue what real hostility is all about but then again you seem intent on trying to set the environment of what's acceptable and what isn't...

"Agree that alternative energy is economically non-viable and Obama misguided but then, he is a democrat...does go with the general territory"...

Yes, you have a point and to YOU let me offer my apologies...

"Many liberals did not connect the dots on Senator Obama's race speech. They thought that they were hearing the second coming of Lincoln (or Christ). Charles Krauthammer delineates the main theme of white guilt very succintly"...

These liberals, could they've been blinded by the light?

As some wag over at put Gateway Pundit it: "Barack Obama: All halo, no Jesus"...

 
At 7/04/2008 12:47 PM, Blogger wvddadams said...

There is NO doubt that alternative energy must be developed at a higher rate than has been promised over the last 30 years.
The fact is this. If all methods of alternative energies were developed to their full potential the reliance on fossil fuels would only be reduced by 20%! And that is great! But the need for fossil fuels will remain!
It is ironic, that on this July 4th, a day which we celebrate our independence from a tyrannical, controlling power, the Congress (both Democrats and Republicans) through their actions and inactions
have made this country totally dependent on OPEC who want to control, and yes destroy this country without ever firing a shot!
In 1774 these same members of Congress would have been seen as traitors and hung!
Maybe, 2 million Americans who love this country descending on Washington would remind these servants of the people, who they really work for!

 
At 7/05/2008 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juandos,

Like the "All halo, no Jesus" :))

Charles' last 2 columns on Obama make really interesting reading. Apparently, he is pretty much abandoning his previous positions and is poised to do a complete flip-flop on withdrawal from Iraq.

The strategy is to move to the centre eliminating all differences between himself and McCain so that it becomes a contest of personality where obviously the young, svelt Obama has the advantage against the old guy.

Will the real Barrack Obama please stand up? What does this guy stand for?

Curiouser and curioser.

 
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