Last night I was blogging and calling trying to see if something could get organized on the spur of the moment to drive to Washington DC to support Boehner and crew. John Boehner was living up to his word from weeks ago when he said that he would not leave untill he got a vote on the energy bills. Yesterday afternoon, Pelosi had the microphones and lights turned off, leaving the Republicans in the darkI posted on Newt’s site and others. Hoping. Always Hoping. Then around 5pm they gave it up. I was happy to see this morning that the blogoshpere in my neck of the woods at least was getting busy.
I was extremely pleased to hear that my own Rep. Pete Hoekstra was there in the dark in his "relaxed" attire. lol supporting the cause. BTW Pete has a "bike tour"
that is in my home town (Muskegon) Monday I believe. I have to try to get to it and ask him about the experiance. I would like to see some organizing get done on this legislative recess. I'll offer any help I can.
Then I got a heads up from 42long on Newt’s site, Newt.org. I see it’s on the Drudge Report this am.
At least Bill Clinton was more cheerful as he changed his position. Obama is now trying to tell us that he is in favor of drilling more off shore, of course he reminds his base that it won’t do any good for ten years, and he is only saying it because the obstructionist Republicans are causing such a ruckus and not letting the Congress get things done.
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"I think it's important for the American people to understand we're not going to drill our way out of this problem," he said.
He does favor a 50 billion “windfall profit tax” on the oil companies. From which he will give, or bribe the citizens with checks of $500-10000. With what’s left over he’ll invest it in something that will really immediately lower gas prices. Probably a grant to study the crystalization of tar sands in the pre Mesozoic period.
In case he hasn’t noticed the majority of 75% of the people have said they favor more exploring, drilling mining etc over the more regulation and or taxing of the oil producers. Simply, I would say to him. “We can’t tax our way out of this” or “We can’t regulate our way out of this”.
One important thing I saw was at the end of the article. It was about some Black protesters holding up signs complaining about Obama and his ever increasing Right Wing stances. Do I see a little Schism in the Solidarity of the Movement?
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His 30-minute speech was interrupted by three young black men who held up a banner reading, "What about the black community, Obama?"
One of the men asked about "the attacks against the African-American community" by the "same U.S. government that you aspire to lead." He pointed to sub-prime mortgages aimed at black and Latino communities, instances of police profiling, the Jena Six and the slow response to Hurricane Katrina.
"Why is it that you have not had the ability to speak to the interests or even speak on behalf of the oppressed and exploited African community, the black community, in this country?" he said.
Makes me think Wright thoughts. Lol
I give him credit he is really working overtime. Just as he is trying to show how he was for the surge in Iraq, he now has to convince us he is in favor of drilling for a hundred good reasons even though he believes it won’t work. If he gets elected, Websters will have to do some major rewriting of their dictionary. Maybe just make an Obama to English and an English to Obama version. Probably be easier to not talk at all just take the money from those who have it aand give it out to those who don’t.
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative.