Saturday, August 2, 2008

From the Dark and Quiet. A Rumble of Fury

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, 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.
-----quote from article-----
"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?
-----Quote from the article------
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.

Monday, July 28, 2008


This article by the Washington Post, talks of how the issue of whether or not to Explore for more oil, is becoming a defining issue in the November election. The two sides are pretty well defined on both sides. The differences are becoming clearer with each passing day. It is becoming clear which party is trying to use common sense practical methods to get us out of this energy dependence. The party that wants to do something now to lower gas prices, so we as a country will have the where with all to fight to longer battle ahead rebuilding our energy infrastructure to wean us off of oil Dependence. “Energy Freedom”
Again the Republican Leadership in the House and Senate has heard the call from “bottom up”, the call of the people and is leading the charge.

I have been blogging like crazy in support of House + Senate Republican efforts to try to force Pelosi and Reid to allow simple debate and or vote on the myriad of Energy bills being held in Committee by them.

I feel that this issue draws into focus the stark contrast between the two Parties in the upcoming election. The Polls show a large majority of Americans favor more exploration as a necessary part of the energy solution.

Keep in mind that the Republican solution as in John Boehner’s “All of the Above” or Mitch McConnell’s “drill more, use less", all have at their core the common sense idea of using what we have at hand as a bridge to allow us the time and capital to wean us off of our oil dependency.

To be able as a country to do all that will be necessary to allow us to wean ourselves off of our dependency on oil, we need time. We need to stop this inflationary surge by cutting it off at the root. Increase Supply. The Republican approach of using what we have at hand to bridge the gap, just makes sense. While the Democrat response is that it will take too long by drilling and exploration to effect gas prices. Somehow they never seem to say how long it will take to lower gas prices by using their idea of not drilling.

President Reagan fought and won the Cold War, from a position of strength. The Republicans believe that we can win this Energy War in the same manner. Let us the weapons we have at hand with gusto to fight the speculators on Wall St. and OPEC through lowering the price of gas by expanded exploration and through more conservation. Our enemy is not only speculators and OPEFC etc but what they cause due to our lack of supply. Inflation fueled by rising gas prices is the real villain. By give the people more spendable money for things they want and need by lowering the prices at the pump this will give our government more muscle to help begin serious programs to develop other forms of energy.

We will need the breathing room to help us more efficiently decide which of the many paths to take towards the path of Energy Independence.

I do not believe the Democrat plan of giving away taxpayer money to everyone to help cover rising gas costs, then raising the taxes on the producers, and forcing more regulation upon them will do anything to help us lower gas prices or gain any political or financial power to set up and make happen what both parties want. Energy Independence.

Lower gas prices will affect all of our consumer products across the board. We have seen the jumps in nearly all areas from the higher prices, well the opposite will happen when we force the price of gas down. Think of the positive power that will create. The idea that people can use the government to help them and not the other way around.

The Ponzi scheme of ever raising taxes on those who earn a living and produce in this country so the government can fund it’s continual growth is becoming apparent to the public. And they want an alternative. The Republican Party is in a position to give them one. I hope we realize this now and present a united front come election time.

If the Democrat Leadership is serious about doing something they should be willing to at least not be afraid to debate the issue, let alone vote on it. The people are getting tired of politics as usual.

To fight this “Energy War” as Reagan did with the Russians we need to fight it economically. We have to financially strangle inflation by unleashing the free enterprise of this country and flood the market with our own domestic oil. When we do that we begin to win this war. By doing that we will refind our strength as citizens we will see what is possible, what we can do. Then we can with pride change our method of powering our lives for the better.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

Please see my side bar under Old stand by Links for links to Boehner and McConnell, and Dan Burton, and Tim Walberg, and Newt Gingrich. I believe this issue will not be easily swept under the rug and our leaders need all the moral support we can give them to help keep this in the forefront. I will be setting up a separate side bar with Energy links to that effect.