Friday, May 19, 2006

Your government at work! Not!

Gas prices seem high? “Tough!” says your government. Just blame the oil companies for gouging their $0.09 a gallon, is their solution. Does that make you feel better? It better, because that’s all this Congress is going to do for you.

While Cuba is cozying with China to drill for gas and oil 75 miles off of Key West, our wonderful Congress has decided to protect tourism (well, that’s what they said). It doesn’t matter that tourists can’t afford to go there, our coasts are ‘safe’ from the blight of drilling companies (that would otherwise be so far out of sight that you’d need a passport to get to them, never mind see them).

Click over to: to see how we’re being saved from ourselves (and, of course, those ‘gouging’ oil companies who are actually trying to do something positive about the problem of spiraling energy prices). Have I mentioned, lately, that there hasn’t been a new refinery built in over thirty years? Congress won’t allow them either!
We need to get all the incumbents out! We don’t want more democrats, though; that would be more disastrous. What we need to do is exchange the republicans who are ‘in’ with the primaries; and outright replace the democrats with fresh, new republicans who, with the new leadership arising in Congress, will BE conservative! I know, I know, there isn’t much difference in them as it is; but at least the republicans are not promising to further liberalize the government. We just need to get new republicans in with the message that if they don’t follow through, they, too, will be replaced. (God help us, sooner or later they will get the message.

This will be hard to do, of course. The McCain/Feingold campaign finance “reform” (attack on the First Amendment) is making it harder and harder to dig the incumbents out of there! (Well, that’s why it was passed, after all is said and done: to protect the incumbents!)

For some straight talk on what needs to be done, in the long and short run, look at what former Speaker Newt Gingritch is saying, at: He, at least, is talking plainly about what needs to be done, and what can be done, if we can get the Congress and White House filled with people who have some real balls! (Which is why no democrat need apply; and we need some new republicans, or more to the point, conservatives! Joe Lieberman is the one exception I could tolerate.)

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