Saturday, August 30, 2008

The "Bush" Brush

Ultra-Liberal bloggers as well as Mr. Obama have lately been painting John McCain with broad strokes of the "Bush" brush. It reminds me of the guy who climbs a ladder and drops a few buckets of paint onto an out-stretched canvas on the floor and calls it "art". They seem to have forgotten that it was John McCain who ran against George Bush in the 2000 GOP Primary. McCain used to be a media darling for his "Maverick" style and willingness to "cross the aisle". Must be a case of selective amnesia.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Gutless in Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Council Member Bernard Parks shows his true colors: yellow. Instead of tackling one of the most important dangers to Los Angelenos, combating ruthless illegal immigrant gang members, he proposes an ordinance against smoking any where in the city where 'large groups of people may congregate'. How gutless is that? He has nothing to fear from a minority of smokers, but is scared silly of criminal gang members even after having been a Los Angeles City Police Chief. What is his rational for going after these murdering smokers? "52,000 Americans die each year from second hand smoke," he said. That is .000173% of the total population of the United States.
Last year 41,000 people died from automobile accidents, perhaps Mr Parks wants to ban automobiles in Los Angeles also. Furtheremore, Los Angeles City Council has ordered City Police Officers to NOT report illegal immigration status of arrested criminals to the appropriate Federal Agencies. What's wrong with this picture? Hint: "1984" by George Orwell. It is not the "right wing" of government that needs to be feared, it is an Ultra-Liberal (Communist) form of government. Bernard Parks should be ashamed of himself and resign.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Notable Quotes

Jimmy Carter, 1979 :

"The generation-long growth in our dependence on foreign oil will be stopped dead in it's tracks right now".

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Nov 16, 2006:
“This leadership team will create the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.”

Susan Page, USA TODAY Aug 5, 2008 :
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday ruled out a vote on new offshore oil drilling even as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said he might be open to a compromise that included it.

"We cannot drill our way out of the problem." The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, p.167-169 Oct 1, 2006

"Like all compromises....It includes..... new offshore drilling....
I am willing to consider it if it's necessary........"
CNN Aug 5, 2008

"What I haven't done yet is talk to the experts in terms of the safety and viability of having those kinds of drilling operations........"
Obama, Orlando Sentinel Aug 2, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

We can't drill our way out?

I generally don't answer a question with another question, however, in this case I'm going to make an exception. The media has been parroting the hysterical mantra that insists that "we can't drill our way out of this mess".
My question is why not?
Liberals insist that it would take 10 years to bring new oil to market. Why do they so confidently assert this so-called fact? It is because they (the Liberals) have made it so. The required "Environmental Impact Report" alone can take 3 years to develop. Excessively stringent environmental and land-use regulations have made it nearly impossible to drill for new oil. Any oil industry analyst will tell you that they could be pumping oil in some cases within a year and in others in 2 years. When I was growing up in Western Pennsylvania and anyone said I can't do this or I can't do that, they were immediately chided by the refrain, "you won't know until you try".
The curious aspect of the "We Can't" delegation is that they insist that drilling won't do anything to bring down the cost of gasoline. Huh? First Nancy "I'm Totally Clueless" Pelosi has insisted on tapping the Strategic Oil Reserve, by the way, she is after all trying to SAVE THE PLANET, and now even the Democratic Nominee Barak Obama has jumped on the band wagon to tap the Strategic Oil Reserve which will, "give America a break in gasoline prices". The terms preposterous and hypocritical should come to mind to any reasonable thinker. Obviously you can't have it both ways. If tapping the Strategic Oil Reserve will reduce prices at the pump, why wouldn't drilling for new oil have the same effect? The Democratic Leadership must be thinking that the American Voters are the most stupid individuals on the Planet and should therefore be treated with utter contempt. It is my opinion that the American Citizen Voter must either be insane to vote for Mr. Obama or Mrs. Pelosi this fall, or else must enjoy being insulted by the intelligentsia elite and treated like little children. President Bush is quite right to insist that the Strategic Oil Reserve is for EMERGENCIES and not for political expediency to get Democrats elected in November. Argh.