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ALL TO TRUE-OUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK!!!!

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How Gubmint Works

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of
a desert. Congress said, “Someone may steal from it at night.”  So
they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, “How does the watchman do his job without
instruction?” So they created a planning department and hired two
people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do
time studies.

Then Congress said, “How will we know the night watchman is doing the
tasks correctly?” So they created a Quality Control department and
hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, “How are these people going to get paid?” So They
created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer,
Then hired two people.

Then Congress said, “Who will be accountable for all of these people?”
So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an
Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal
Secretary.

Then Congress said, “We have had this command in operation for one
Year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost.”

So they laid off the night watchman.

NOW slowly.

Let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.

Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of
the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY …. During the Carter Administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn’t think so!

Bottom line. We’ve spent several hundred billion dollars in support of
an agency …
the reason for which not one person who reads this can remember!

Ready??
It was very simple … and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8-04-1977.
TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND NOW, IT’S 2009 — 32 YEARS LATER — AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS
“NECESSARY” DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. THEY HAVE 16,000
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND
LOOK AT THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE! THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD
AND SAY, “WHAT WAS I THINKING?”

Ah, yes — good ole bureaucracy.

 

 

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HUSSEIN OBAMA SAYS NUCLEAR ENERGY OK FOR IRAN “NOT U.S.

excellent post up at Stop the ACLU in which he discusses Obama’s statements that it is OK for Iran to have nuclear energy in order to power its country. This is the same Bozo who opposes nuclear power to provide energy in this country. B. Hussein Obama would rather waste money pursuing unproven green technology than use nuclear energy here. With the Iranians, who will develop nuclear weapons in their “peaceful” program, it is OK.

In Prague last month, Obama said that he saw no reason why his administration wouldn’t “support Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy with rigorous inspections.” And today in London, Obama reiterated that support by agreeing that Iran’s announced intentions for nuclear power were “legitimate aspirations.”

Not only that, but just last month Obama approved a nuclear power deal with the United Arab Emirates, as well. So, it’s nuclear power for everyone but the U.S.

This is an excellent point. Why is it OK for other countries to have nuclear power plants but not OK for us? Why is Obama keeping his own country from having nuclear energy?

Another interesting story at Stop the ACLU deals with Obama’s Muslim roots. The post points out that it was taboo to mention Islam and Obama together and the use of his middle name was forbidden with supporters calling those who did racists in the Pavlovian response to which we have become accustomed.

Now it would appear that Obama is comfortable with his Muslim roots and embraces them. I guess he was not too comfortable with them when he thought they could lose him an election but now that he is in, it is all good.

That just means he was not honest with people (though many of us had the sense to see that).

So King Hussein of the US is now comfy with his Muslim roots. Maybe that is why he is comfortable with Muslim countries having nuclear reactors. They would not hurt a Muslim brother, would they?

Big Dog

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COMMISSAR OBAMA

WHO IS BARACK OBAMA?

You will be shocked to learn what lies beneath the well-polished rhetoric of this slick orator. Obama speaks vaguely about “change,” but as this book reveals, Obama’s brand of change is a hostile attack on the Judeo-Christian values and freedoms most Americans hold dear.

This isn’t “change you can believe in”—it is change designed to uproot American culture and replace it with the failed, secular, socialist policies of the past.

In “The Audacity of Deceit” you’ll learn how Obama:

  • Blocked emergency medical aid for babies who survived abortion.
  • Plans to ban the use of firearms by lawabiding citizens—even for self-defense.
  • Was abandoned by his bigamist father and raised in a Muslim society—and
    how this influences his values.
  • Would raise tax rates to a Hoover-like 60 percent.
  • Will transform the U.S. Treasury into the United Nations’ ATM.
  • Wants fuel prices high and farmland taken out of production.
  • Will grant federal medical insurance to 12 million illegal aliens and increase
    emergency room costs alone by $15.4 billion annually.
  • Would transfer child-rearing from parents to the federal government with his
    secular “0 to 5” program.
    You will also read exclusive polling results that reveal the 30 percent of Americans who pay no taxes, what they believe, and who they are planning to vote for.

His goal? Replace the Judeo-Christian values that gave birth to the “land of the free” with failed radical leftist beliefs

OBAMA WILL NEVER ADMIT HE IS WRONG. THE PEOPLE ARE WRONG AND NOT SMART ENOUGHT TO HAVE AN OPINION.

IN GOD WE TRUST

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CITGO- NEW NAME “PETRO EXPRESS”

IN  ORLANDO  AT A CITGO STATION, REGULAR GAS WAS PRICED AT$2.82 PER GALLON, AND NO CUSTOMERS.   

HOWEVER, ACROSS THE STREET FUEL WAS SELLING FOR $2.85 PER GALLON  AND ALL PUMPS THERE HAD CARS WAITING TO FUEL UP.     What’s going on?    Word is getting around!!!!!  Read on:

Have you noticed how the CITGO signs have disappeared in the past 7-8 months?   A very clever move by Chavez.     But guess  what, “CITGO”       IS CHANGING ITS NAME, too…
              
This is serious, Americans,…make sure you read this very carefully. 

NEWS FLASH:
Chavez is NOW getting a Russian Weapons Factory built by Putin.  The RUSSIANS are building an AK-47 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle factory in  Venezuela , to give armament support to Communist Rebel 
groups throughout the  Americas  . 

Chavez NOW has IRANIANS operating his oil refineries in  Venezuela  for him.  It is likely only a matter of time, if not already, before Chavez has Iranian built  LONG RANGE  missiles, with a variety of warhead types aimed at:  Guess Who? 

CITGO is NOW in the process of Changing its Name to “PETRO EXPRESS” due to the loss of gasoline sales in the   USA  …due to the recent publicity of ownership by Chavez of Venezuela. 

Every dollar you spend with ”CITGO” or “PETRO EXPRESS” gasoline           will be used against you, your basic human rights, and your freedoms.  He will start wars here in the  Americas  that will probably be the death of millions. 

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because Chavez is starting to feel the loss of revenue from his holdings.  HE OWNS “CITGO”.  This is a very important move that everyone should be aware of. 

ANNOUNCED JUST RECENTLY: “CITGO”, BEING AWARE THAT SALES ARE DOWN DUE TO U.S. CUSTOMERS NOT WANTIN G TO BUY FROM ‘CITGO-CHAVEZ’, HAVE STARTED TOCHANGE THE NAME OF SOME OF THEIR STORES TO: ‘PETRO EXPRESS’.  DO NOT BUY FROM “PETRO EXPRESS” EITHER!!!  ‘PETRO EXPRESS’ IS ALSO 100% OWNED BY “CHAVEZ.”   

 
KEEP THIS MEMO GOING SO THAT EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING.  BOTTOM LINE,– BOYCOTT “CITGO” “PETRO EXPRESS” please!! 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS IS PASSED ON TO EVERYONE IN YOUR E-MAIL LIST IN THE UNITED STATES AND OUTSIDE OF  AMERICA
          ..

 

 

AMERICA’S “QUEEN”

DEMOCRATIC SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI IS THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRACY IT IS A ” MONARCHY”. PELOSI WENT ON A 5 WEEK VACATION AND SHUT DOWN THE CONGRESS SO NO VOTE COULD BE TAKEN ON DRILLING FOR OIL OFFSHORE AND IN THE ROCKIES ALSO IN ANWAR. THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY WANTED THIS VOTE. ALSO A LOT OF POLITICANS WERE FOR THE VOTE. THIS IS TO MUCH “POWER” FOR ONE PERSON TO HAVE IN A DEMOCRACY!!

   WHEN ARE WE THE PEOPLE GOING TO TAKE BACK THE GOVERNMENT???

MICKMCK707

DO NOTHING 110TH CONGRESS ON 5 WEEK VACATION. “THE QUEEN RULES

 

'I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.'

‘I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.’
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Contributed by: Richard Yale on 8/2/2008

Nancy Pelosi’s Power
Complain your way to the top.

Although 73 percent of Americans favor offshore drilling, Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t allow the House of Representatives to vote on the Republican bill to lift the drilling ban. In a recent CNN interview, Pelosi said she has “no plans” to schedule a vote on it because she opposes drilling in “protected areas.” She is contradicting the pledge she made in 2007 at her swearing-in as speaker: “I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship, and I look forward to working with you, [Minority Leader John] Boehner, and the Republicans in Congress for the good of the American people.” What’s her excuse for her recent stand? The Politico reported last week that she said, “When you win an election, you win the majority, and what is the power of the speaker? To set the agenda, the power of recognition, and I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.”

The more diverse your supply of energy is the more secure your energy supply is. We don’t want to be dependent upon foreign sources of oil and we don’t want to be dependent upon ONE source of power either. We need a mix of options the 110 th Congress is denying the American People. We need a broad mix of options ranging from clean coal and natural gas to nuclear power and solar energy. Without a broad mix of energy choices we are at the mercy of countries that wish to do us harm.

But despite the increasingly overwhelming reasons to PELOSI AND REID TAKE 5 WEEK VACATION- NO ENERGY VOTE « voice of the …

mountainshout said…

Eh, this is so insane. Neither the democrats or republicans want to actually solve ANY problems. I’m just a young’n, but I’m already sick of election year garbage. Its not like they work together in the off-years, but this hyperpartisanship is retarded.

The do nothing 110 th Congress lead by Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew derision from both Democrat and Republican critics for standing in the way of telling the Web site Politico she was blocking a vote on offshore drilling because “I’m trying to save the planet.” So, at 12:30 EST WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers sped for the exits Friday as Congress was to begin a five-week recess after a summer session noteworthy for bitter partisanship and paralysis on the issue topmost in the minds of many voters: the cost of gasoline.

In May, with Senator Salazar’s negative leadership the Democrats on the Senate Appropriations Committee narrowly defeated Sen. Wayne Allard’s attempt to end a moratorium related to oil shale development in Colorado.

Ken Salazar: No OCS drilling, even when it’s $10/gallon for gas.What are you willing to bet that Senator Salazar hasn’t paid for his own gas in years? – because he certainly seems perfectly happy to make you pay more…

Democrats Won’t Budge; Fuel Costs to Keep Rising

In the video above, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) asks that the Senate consider a bill to allow offshore drilling, but Democrats, led by Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO), object. Senator McConnell then asks if the bill could be triggered when gas reaches $4.50 per gallon, then $5 per gallon, then $7.50 per gallon, […]

Sen. Salazar, We The People ObjectEveryone who drives a car or cares about the US economy needs to see this appalling video: Sen. Ken Salazar told Colorado’s voters that he wouldn’t be a partisan if they elected him. That alone should’ve told them that he’s a bitter partisan. Despite those warning signs, they still elected. The next time he’s up for […]

Let those facts sink in: 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil that are 3 times the size of Saudi Arabia’s oil reserves.

With demand of 20 million barrels a day, 800 billion barrels could supply America’s oil needs for over 100 years – without having to import a single drop.

And yet Democrats won’t let us tap that resource.

Amazing.

Infuriating.

DAH!!! Every time you fill your tank up with $4 gas thank the Democrats.

MICKMCK707

 

 

PELOSI AND REID TAKE 5 WEEK VACATION-NO ENERGY VOTE

Pelosi and Reid’s Big Choice: Lower Gas Prices or Go on a Five Week Vacation?
   
It’s almost August, the time each year when many American families go on vacation. But if you’re like many Americans, you’re crunching the numbers and realizing this year’s vacation won’t be like recent years past. The cost of gasoline and its spillover effect on the price of food – and, well, everything else – has left your family with less money to spend. That’s why over half of Americans are reconsidering taking vacation this summer to save money.

It’s against this backdrop that Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the rest of the leadership in Congress will have to make a big choice.

With so many Americans skipping vacation this summer because of the high cost of gas, should Congress get to go on a five week vacation without doing anything about it?

The American Energy Act: “All of the Above”

Last week, House Republicans introduced a comprehensive energy legislation called the American Energy Act.

The American Energy Act is the sort of “all of the above” energy solution the American people want, one that allows for the development of American oil to lower gas prices and free us from foreign sources of oil, but also recognizes that oil must be used as a bridge to a much more diversified energy portfolio for America.

Passing the bill would not only allow the development of more American energy resources from the outer-continental shelf, oil shale, and the Arctic coastal plane, it would cut red tape that blocks the development of new refineries, provide tax incentives and prizes to reward energy conservation and efficiency, and promote renewable and alternative energy technologies.

But if Nancy Pelosi has anything to do with it, the bill will never even come to a vote.

Nancy Pelosi and Her Anti-Energy Allies: “None of the Above”

Last week, the US Geological Survey issued a report that showed there are an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil in the Arctic. One third of that oil is in Alaskan territory, but it is currently illegal to access most of it due to the offshore drilling moratorium imposed by Congress.

Furthermore, a recent Fox News poll shows that the American people now favor “increasing oil in the United States immediately” (75%), including offshore (71%) and “in a small area of the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge” (54%).

But despite the increasingly overwhelming reasons to “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less”, Nancy Pelosi and her anti-energy allies in the House are countering the House Republicans’ “all of the above” energy proposal with a “none of the above” energy stonewall.

They want to leave Washington this Friday having done nothing to lower gas prices. They won’t even allow a vote on the American Energy Act.

And let’s be clear. None of their reasons for burying the American Energy Act have to do with the merits of the bill.

Don’t Buy the Left’s Drilling “Leftonomics”

The Left has offered all sorts of arguments for why they oppose drilling, including reasons why producing more American oil will not lower gas prices. These arguments are bunk, and the American people know it.

In last week’s newsletter, I linked to a study by two economists that argued allowing drilling in ANWR would produce an immediate drop in oil prices even if the oil did not enter refineries for several years. The study was rejected for publication in The Energy Journal, not because the editors disagreed with their findings, but because they considered the study’s conclusion so obvious that it was not worth publishing.

This week, noted American Enterprise Institute economist Kevin Hasset confirmed what we already know – drilling now would lower prices immediately:

If exploration can be expected to be successful and significantly increase oil production in the future, then it would cause producers to revise downward their estimates for future prices. This would increase the attractiveness of extracting more today. As producers respond with higher production, prices today would drop.

Read the full article here.

So why is Nancy Pelosi preventing votes that would allow for the production of more American oil – which would have the likely effect of lowering our gas prices today?

Don’t Tolerate the Left’s Drilling “Leftopolitics”

If the American Energy Act were allowed to come up for a vote and it passed, it would infuriate the left-wing environmental lobby that opposes all new American oil production.

And if the bill were allowed to come up for a vote and Nancy Pelosi and her anti-energy allies could corral enough votes to defeat it, those Representatives would then have to explain their votes to an angry constituency with an election in less than 100 days.

Even the Washington Post can see through this debased power politics. In an editorial last week, they asked:

When they took the majority, House Democrats proclaimed that “bills should generally come to the floor under a procedure that allows open, full and fair debate consisting of a full amendment process that grants the Minority the right to offer its alternatives.” Why not on drilling?

It’s a good question, and one we should ask all of our Representatives.

Call Your Representatives, Insist They Vote to Lower Gas Prices before Going on Vacation

Our Representatives have a simple choice to make.

With so many Americans cancelling their vacation this summer because of high gas prices, should Congress get to go on a five week vacation without doing anything about it?

Call your Representatives today and insist they do two things.

  1. Make it clear to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid they won’t support ending the legislative session without passing legislation to lower gas prices.
  2. And in the House, push Nancy Pelosi to allow a vote on the American Energy Act.

Americans deserves to know where their Representatives stand on this vital piece of legislation, and it’s obscene to allow the bill to languish while so many Americans are suffering under the weight of high gas prices.

Also, we’re at over 1.3 million signatures in American Solutions “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” petition. But it will take more.

If you’re one of the 1.3 million who have signed so far, please consider sending it to ten of your friends. It’s AmericanSolutions.com/DrillNow.

The Left has had a stranglehold on America’s energy future for too long and thanks to your efforts it’s now beginning to break. It’s now time to increase the pressure on the Left to allow a common-sense energy policy that uses all of our American energy sources.

A Serious Look at American Educational Competition

If you haven’t seen this eye-opening video about the degree to which American children are ill-prepared to compete in the global marketplace, you should watch it now.

The video is a preview for a film called Two Million Minutes, named for the average amount of time a student spends in high school. So how are students in America spending those two million minutes? And how are students in India and China spending them?

To get an idea, visit the film’s website. There you can take what producer Bob Compton calls “The Third World Challenge,” a shortened version of the 10th grade proficiency exam Indian students must take to pass. He developed the challenge after a Harvard education professor blithely dismissed his film by saying, “We have nothing to learn from education systems in Third World countries.”

So how do you measure up to a “third world” 10th grader? How would your child measure up? And if America doesn’t wake up, how long does America have as the top economic power in the world?

Your friend,

Newt Gingrich