Friday, April 28, 2006

End Republican Giveaways to Rich Oil Companies

Are you aware that Republicans in Congress have been giving away Billions of YOUR tax dollars to the already rich oil companies? Most Americans are not. Thanks to the "liberal" corporate media, they have not been reporting this phenonmenon.

Normally when an oil company drills for oil on someone else's land they have to pay the owners royalties for the right to drill on their land. In the case of Federal public lands, they had to pay royalties to the American people.

In the late 90s and again last year, the Republican Congress voted to suspend thos royalty payments for the oil companies. During a period when those companies are the most profitable corporations in the world, Congress decided that they need financial "relief" from their reasonable obligations to the owners of the land they are drilling.

In Response Democrats in Congress have put forward the Royalty Relief for American Consumers Act of 2006. This Act would force the oil companies to pay the billions in royalties that they owe to the American people.

Senator Ron Wyden brought the entire Senate to a screeching halt for 5 hours yestersday in an attempt to get Senate Republicans to see logic for once. On the same day that House Speaker Dennis Hastert got caught leaving a photo-op at a local gas station in a hydrogen vehicle, only to go a couple blocks and switch into his gas guzzling SUV.

Senator Wyden was unsuccessful in getting Republicans to see reason, of course.

The Oil Companies bought and paid for Congress long ago.

This is just another example of proof to add to the pile.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Republicans Lying about Democrats Again

They figured that since their base bought the lie about Rep. Murtha (when they claimed that Duncan Hunter's "cut and run" bill was Murtha's) that they would try the same tactic again.

As Josh has mentioned, the GOP is claiming that Democrats have voted to make illegal immigration a felony crime. Exactly the opposite is the case. Ken Mehlman's RNC is even running ads based on this lie.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bush Spent $1.6 Billion on Propaganda

That is $1.6 Billion taxpayer dollars blown on propaganda and "public relations".

And after wasting all that money their approval ratings are still in the tank.

If Bush's policies has any merit they would stand on their own and wouldn't need such blatent propping up.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Iraqi Government Tells Iraqis To Ignore Police

This was an eye opening piece over at Baghdad Burning.

“The Ministry of Defense requests that civilians do not comply with the orders of the army or police on nightly patrols unless they are accompanied by coalition forces working in that area.”

That’s how messed up the country is at this point.

I makes me sick that we won't hear a peep about this from the "liberal" media, but a young girl in Iraq is well aware of it.

The situation is so bad on the security front that the top two ministries in charge of protecting Iraqi civilians cannot trust each other. The Ministry of Defense can’t even trust its own personnel, unless they are “accompanied by American coalition forces”.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Immigration in the U.S.A.

I thought this summed up my feelings today.

Everybody knows America is polarized right now. Let's face it, we have been since the inception of the two party system. This blog and millions of blogs like it are reflections of that condition and how it has intensified since 9-11. Security has become a real issue but Washington Politicians and the Media are still using it as a divisive tool.

Both parties have come forward with extremely similar bills, but the Republicans are falsely accusing the Democrat's bill of giving "Amnesty" when that is not true. The Democrats are doing the same thing the Republican bill is, making them pay a fine and work in the country for a time before being eligable for citizenship. The only real differences are how much of a fine and how long should they work here.

Republicans are divided over this issue. Many Republicans are making the "amnesty" charge of against their own party. Many of their base, those who support the minutemen, are rallying behind the extreme right's face on immigration, Tom Tancredo. Rep. Tancredo has put forward a bill in congress that calls for an indefinate moratorium on all immigration. That's right, legal immigration as well.
He is of the belief that we should close our borders and start kicking people out.

It is a legislative start towards "ethnic cleansing".

In my opinion the focus of this debate is on the wrong target. Illegal immigration is occuring because Employers are employing illegal immigrants by the tens of thousands in every city across the country. The employers are the ones creating the environment that draws the people here through illegal channels. They truck them across the border to fill the black market demand for a psudo-slave workforce.

We need to put the focus on the Employers who hire these people illegally and who create this situation and who perpetuate myths such as that the immigrants are doing "jobs Americans are not willing to do."

That is nonsense. Americans are willing to do those jobs, but the employers do not want to pay legal wages.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Democrats Step Up!

There is a reason that scores of U.S. Military veterans are returning from Iraq and running for Office as Democrats!

It is because they recognize that America needs a change and it needs new leadership. They have experienced Iraq first hand, they have sacrificed and bled for that plan and still choose to come back and run as Democrats.

The Democrats have a plan to help restore some of America's honor and integrity. We have suffered great damage the last few years and nobody is pretending it will be easy, but the Democrats have the vision and the determination to make it work.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bush Fingered as Plame Leaker

Is George W. Bush guilty of Treason?

According to I. Lewis Libby he is. Documents released today revealed that Libby testified to the Grand Jury that George W. Bush approved his leaking of Valerie Plame's identity.

Remember when I said this was going to be huge? Well, it is beginning.

George is apparently guilty of damaging the United State's security and of derailing an undercover program that was tracking nuclear materials headed towards Iran and into the hands of terrorists.

Because George was more interested in playing partisan games he sacrificed our national security for a failed attempt to discredit a lifelong Republican.

In my personal opinion we should take every single Republican who refuses to even consider the possibility of Bush's guilt and we should charge them right along side of him with aiding and abetting.

Throw them all in jail where they belong for playing games with America's security!

Monday, April 03, 2006

The "Liberal" Media strikes again

This is an eye opener from the Muckraker.

He even asks the real questions, "Should a news organization have a military flak writing for it at all? If so, shouldn't she be explicitly identified as a public affairs officer?"

This entire myth about the "liberal media" is just the Right "playing the ref" and trying to intimidate, pretty successfully so far, the media into taking blatently right-leaning stances in order to avoid being accused of being too liberal.

If the left wants to stop this runaway train that is our media, they need to find their outrage and start organizing boycotts against right-leaning media outlets and their advertisers. Most people are well aware that we have a corporate Media that operates for profit. They need to start hitting them in the only place they care about, their pocketbooks.

A Gigantic Trophy

Slam Dunk.