Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Drinking the Kool Aid

By Jim Bretney to Strider

You know I wish you would celebrate the cause of Republicans every once in a while like how the Congressional Republicans (94-06) have been wanting to open up ANWR since 2001? That we would not be in this crisis if we would have passed Bush's Energy Bill back in 01 before 9/11. What about how the Congressional GOP (94-06) have been wanting to open up the OffShore Drilling back in 05 when gas was a buck and change? How about talking about how our boys have been sponsored over 100 pieces of legislation to open up drilling and innovate our infrastructure? How about talking more about Representative Roy Blount (R-MO) and how our GOP minority is trying to get drill here and drill now and campaign on that as a winning issue in November?

Why is it that it is easier to criticize than it is to build up? Come on, you were in the service. You know better.


--- On Wed, 6/25/08, strider wrote:
From: strider
Subject: Radical Treason of Dims (and some Reps?)
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;>@NONE
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 8:51 AM

Just though this would make one think.
For years the congress was controlled by Republicans, and what did they do about any of this? Actually, the ban on off shore drilling was signed by G.H.W. Bush. Liberals and environmentalist who are not members of congress cannot be blamed for anything other than lobbying. They don't make laws. And, while all this was going on, where was the party except out trying to elect more Republicans whether or not they believed in the Republican principles.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnny Minton" <>
To: "Johnny Minton" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:31 AM
Subject: Radical Treason of Dims

> For those who don't know, Chuck Norris, the movie and TV star, writes a
> weekly syndicated column. In a recent column he points out how the laws
> passed by liberal/socialist Dimocrits (pandering to radical
> environmentalists for campaign money) have blocked U.S. oil companies
> ability to provide gasoline and natural gas to American consumers. This is
> the primary reason you are paying $4.50 per gallon for gas and it will just
> get worse until these Dimocrits are voted out of office. You understand
> that the longer Dims retain political power (control of Congress), the more
> YOU will suffer from higher prices for everything??
> GenghisJhan, HCC
> -- Though we have more oil in the shale of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming than
> there is in the Middle East (800 billion barrels), liberals and
> environmentalists have made it illegal to touch it.
> -- It's illegal to drill in northern Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife
> Refuge or off the coasts of Florida or California.
> -- It's illegal to explore the Atlantic Ocean for oil.
> -- It's illegal to explore the Pacific Ocean for oil.
> -- We're not receiving leases anymore to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, while
> China, Venezuela and Cuba are.
> -- We haven't built an oil refinery in more than 30 years and have reduced
> in half those we have.
> -- American airlines are in danger of going out of business.
> -- American truckers are being stranded on the sides of roads.
> -- American commuters are going bankrupt trying to travel back and forth to
> work and are being forced to work locally for lower wages.
> -- There's enough natural gas beneath America (406 trillion cubic feet) to
> heat every home in America for the next 150 years, but we can't tap it all.
> -- We have the largest supply of coal in the world, but it's Germany who is
> planning to build 27 coal-fired power plants by 2020.
> -- Etc.!
> Bill Clinton once said, "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back
> our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our
> grandchildren." That is the type of mentality that got us in this trouble.
> We're saving the planet but killing our economy and nation.

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