Thursday, April 29, 2010

Drill Baby Drill

Heritage Foundation: Thanks to technological advances, offshore energy production has become very safe, as is witnessed by the excellent record of recent years.

Institute for Energy Research: Offshore energy exploration and production in the United States is safe and environmentally sound. Over the past 50 years, the U.S. oil and gas industry has developed innovative, 21st century technologies and exploration techniques that are efficient, pose little threat to the environment, and ensure worker safety.

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK): Offshore drilling is environmentally safe. Major spills from platforms are nearly non-existent.

John Boehner (R-OH): The Democrats’ energy tax would not only restrict the use of environmentally-safe offshore drilling, but would “permanently close some domestic refineries, which could permanently raise the price of gasoline,”

John McCain (R-AZ): Modern drilling technology is environmentally safe.

Oh Really?

Once again the RepubLIEcans are exposed. What is sad how much damage is caused before people see the truth.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

What Obama has done to the Economy

Under the leadership of President Obama and his administration a number of significant things have happened to the economy while many were distracted. As we are given endless images of a few thousand sore losers funded by far right organizations and promoted by a fake news channel, things have been happening. While Ohio right wing blogs like Liberally Conservative posts pseudo intellectual pieces trying to prove Obama is a Communist, and nut cases promote endless chain letters purporting everything from Obama is Hitler to the Antichrist, his administration has been at work. As they scream about hanging on to their guns and government takeovers Obama has continued on.

So what has been happening.

The 700 billion Bank bailout that angered many Americans and set them off on screams about government spending and the deficit done during the Bush administration, has under the guidance of the Obama administration has not only saved our banking system from catastrophe but now approximately 620 billion has now been paid back.

We went from losing 700,000 jobs a month during the last year of the Bush administration to less and less each month of the Obama administration to now we are actually gaining jobs once again.

General Motors that was on the brink of disaster which would have lead to millions of job losses and a blow to our economy from which we would have never recovered was saved. People screamed "government motors" and all kinds of knee jerk cute phrases that appealed to the ignorant. But here we are a year later and GM has paid back the government in full with interest.

Investors, including millions of Americans retirement plans and 401k, hit the skids as the stock market reached its lowest point in decades under Bush. Under Obama it has recovered most of its value and the Dow Jones industrial average in the 10,000 range once again.

They screamed things like: "death panels", "government takeover" "socialized medicine" when the Health Care Bill was being debated. Yet what we got was Health Care Reform that maintained the private ownership of insurance companies, makes sure that no one can lose their insurance if we get sick, gets rid of preexisting conditions, keeps the young covered under their parents policies, and covers 30 million uninsured Americans all the while reducing the deficit by reducing costs.

So what has been happening while we all weren't paying attention. The economy and yes capitalism is doing quite well. After 8 years of policies that lead this country almost into depression, an actual competent President has been quite successfully leading us toward prosperity. Oh and the most surprising thing of all, he has done this all while lowering the taxes for 95% of Americans.

So shout all you want tea partiers, draw those crowds of 3-8000 angry old white men. But understand its reality that lead to hundreds of thousands at some Obama rallies last election and will lead to his win by a bigger landslide in 2012.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Fear of Obama's Success

After 8 years of a Presidency full of failures, we have President who has lead our country through success after success. In all areas, the economy, education, taxes, foreign policy, the war on terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Nuclear proliferation, and Health Care, President Obama has shown something Americans haven't seen in some time, competence.

It is quite clear this scares the right to no end. It is impossible for them to debate the actual facts as they will lose. So they have no choice but to resort to falsehoods, fear, misinformation and flat out lies. They cannot debate the success on the economy so they have tea partys not about taxes, because their taxes have actually gone down. But instead they talk about spending, which they forget it was Republicans that took our nation from a surplus to a deficit. It was Republicans policies lead to the biggest economic meltdown since the depression, which lead Obama no choice but to spend to fix the holes in the roof. They scream about details on how trials for terrorists may be held despite the fact that its been 9 years since 9/11 and Bush didn't bother to have any trials, and it is Obama that has killed and captured more terrorists around the world in a year in a half in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan then Bush did in 8.

They cannot debate foreign policy as Bush isolated the United States from most of the world with his aggressive and failed policies telling lies to start a war of choice. While Obama, manages to get a Start Treaty signed 9 years after the last expired, have gotten China and Russia to be more cooperative on North Korea and Iran. Bush had to be snuck into meetings in foreign countries at night, Obama arrives to cheering crowds.

The right cannot use facts about taxes, health care reform, abortion or even gun control to attack Obama because he has lowered taxes, the vast majority of Americans like what is actually in the Health Care Reform Bill, he has implemented no pro abortion policies or laws, nor has he changed or supported a single change in gun laws.

So what do they do instead? They try to claim he is Nazi like, unamerican, not born here and question his religion. They spread fear over things they say, he might do, regardless of the fact he has never done or even expressed desire to do anything of the sort. They send out viral emails with so called "experts" who claim everything that Obama is everything from Hitler to the Anti-Christ. They claim they want to restore the constitution while they advocate violence and try to de-legitmize an election.

One thing is clear, President Obama is a successful President. His policies are making our country and the world better. This why Obama will be reelected in 2012 by a larger margin then he won in 2008. What will the tea baggers, the false email forwarding, Fox News watching fools say then?

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A Tale of Two Countries

"It was the best of times,

it was the worst of times;

it was the age of wisdom,

it was the age of foolishness;

it was the epoch of belief,

it was the epoch of incredulity;

it was the season of Light,

it was the season of Darkness;

it was the spring of hope,

it was the winter of despair;

we had everything before us,

we had nothing before us;

we were all going directly to Heaven,

we were all going the other way." -

Words of course by Charles Dickens in a Tale of Two Cities

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