Deciders

August 3, 2008

DRILL IT DRY

KEEP ON DRILLIN

KEEP ON DRILLIN

The Sunday morning shows will be giving more than enough attention to the “drilling issue”, I suspect. It’s all over the w(r)ong wing wackosphere and that is usually a precursor to any concerted campaign effort. Unfortunately, what’s on the mind of the far right still holds weight with GOP strategists. Too much weight. If one were to look at the facts and scientific estimates, he or she would see that this drilling “issue” isn’t an issue at all, simply another bizarre fear button for the GOP to push. (Much like the social security “crisis”). The projected benefits including lower gas prices and less reliance on foreign oil are minimal. We are ignoring the inevitable. Like a drunk buying that “last bottle”, we are denying the urgency of the problem and hurting ourselves in the process. We will see no immediate impact- no “benefit” will be gained until 2017. Shouldn’t we be less reliant on ALL oil by then?

The “drill it dry” mentality has swept across Repukesville. It’s all they talk about. Their arguments question why anyone might be skeptical about this oil boom that’ll lead us to the promised land. It’s as if they believe that we are on the verge of some major discoveries, when all reputable estimates say that we’re not. I mean, it’s great that these people have such an optimistic outlook and can do spirit. But when you look at some of what these folks believe in, it can get downright scary. Much of the gang still believes global warming is a “hoax”. You can count them in for more exploration. Some also believe that the end of the world is near. It’ll be the showdown of Arabia, they tell me. I guess these people figure that since our days are numbered, screw the environment. They’re on board. My favorites of the gang are on the biddness end of it, though. They’re in for the cold hard cash and they craft the propaganda campaign that the gen pub (r)epukes are fed. “Scientific” data touting the bonanza to come once those drills hit the ground. More “scientists” doubting global warming. And Joe republican voter buys it. And somehow Obama seems to as well. Craziness.

Paul Krugman with the scoop… 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/01/opinion/01krugman.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

July 27, 2008

Adolf & Hussein- What’s in a Name?

Joe Coors

Joe Coors

Adolph Herman Joseph Coors II was born in 1917 in Golden, Colorado. Grandson of Coors Brewing Company founder Adolph Herman Joseph Coors Sr., “Joe” as he was known, went on to run the family business as CEO from 1982-1987. His other accomplishments included serving as regent of the University of Colorado, where he opposed the existence of minority student organizations like the Black Student Union and UMAS (United Mexican American Students). Joe was a member of the racist John Birch Society, as were many Coors family members. He was known to distribute JBS propaganda during his tenure as university regent. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the Heritage Foundation, an organization whose past activities include a campaign waged in conjunction with the Ku Klux Klan to ban books in a school district written by African American authors. Coors gave large sums of money to his friend Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority Group. But perhaps his most significant “accomplishment” was his time in U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s kitchen cabinet. This group of billionaire and millionaire businessmen was directly involved in the Iran-Contra scandal, as records prove that large sums of their monies were used to fund the Contras in Nicaragua. Late in his life, Joe Coors left his wife of fifty years and married his mistress. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 85 after a battle with lymphatic cancer.

Barack Hussein Obama II was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The son of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother, he went on to graduate from Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was selected editor of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. He left Harvard to move to Chicago, Illinois, where he practiced law as a civil rights attorney, worked as a community organizer in the South Side, and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996 and the United States Senate in 2004. His legislative accomplishments include co-sponsorship of an immigration bill with Senator John McCain of Arizona in 2005, introduction of the Iraq War De-Escalation act in 2007, and the introduction of a bill making criminal various fraudulent and dirty federal campaign tactics. In February 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

Similarities in Coors’ and Obama’s achievements are difficult to ascertain.  However, they do share a common bond in another area. Each man shares a first or middle name with an infamous dictator and American wartime adversary. But young Adolf likely never had to overcome suspicion and prejudice matching the intensity of the hate Obama has faced.  While his name was never a hindrance for Coors to further amass his family fortune and directly influence U.S. foreign policy, Obama’s middle name has become the basis for a hateful, xenophobic campaign waged by the w(R)ong wing of the republic party. Time and time again, they seek to use his name to imply that he is somehow anti-American. While this notion is obviously ridiculous, its momentum and reach is picking up steam.

So the next time some fool mentions the fact that Barack Obama’s middle name is Hussein, please do not hesitate to tell him/her the story of Adolph Herman Joseph Coors II. What’s in a name? Absolutely nothing.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

July 20, 2008

Beech Outdoor Advertising-Purveyors of Fear

ADVERTISE WITH US- THE MORE DISTASTEFUL, THE BETTER!

ADVERTISE WITH US- THE MORE DISTASTEFUL, THE BETTER!

Fellow Pennsylvanian Right Wing Whiz Kid (www.rightwingwizkid.blogspot.com) has suggested a boycott of the billboard company responsible for the “Please Don’t vote for A Democrat” disgrace. Beech Outdoor Advertising (http://beechoutdoor.com/about_us.html) owns the rights to the board purchased by fear monger Mike Meehan of St. Cloud, FL. Though the whiz kid and I are both First Amendment proponents, this does not mean that our collective right to free speech prohibits a little citizen justice causing economic harm to Beech. I call on all businesses in the central Florida area to cease any current and avoid any future business deals with Beech Outdoor Advertising. I also encourage any outraged readers to contact Beech and voice your displeasure.

Sales Manager:  Tricia Royal
291 Circle Drive    Maitland FL 32751
(407) 645-2210     FAX (407) 647-3205

I suspect that First Amendment rights aren’t of utmost importance to Beech Outdoor Advertising. To put my hunch to the test, I’ll be contacting Beech Monday to inquire about purchasing a billboard which highlights the rim job I got from Michelle Malkin one magical evening not long ago. While my proposed billboard would surely offend some, I see it as no more offensive than the tragic image of the towers burning next to a threat about voting Democrat. And Beech Outdoor Advertising is publicly defending that billboard… http://www.wftv.com/news/16879991/detail.html

July 17, 2008

Please don’t vote for a Democrat?

It was only a matter of time before we’d have to look at nonsense like this..

Please don't try to scare us. We're smarter than that now.

Please don't try to scare us. We're smarter than that now.

Some fear monger named Mike Meehan of St. Cloud, FL has paid for billboards bearing this image around Orlando. Mike fancies himself a musician and has recorded and released “The Republican Song”…
As the video proves, Merle Haggard he is not. But it isn’t Meehan’s lack of musicianship that scares me most, it is his message. Does Mr. Meehan truly believe that 9/11 is the fault of Democrats? Shame on Mike Meehan for invoking the tragedy of 9/11 in an attempt to strike fear in the hearts of malleable voters and advance his misguided political views. Mike Meehan is pond scum.
Hop back up on that tractor and shut your mouth.

Hop back up on that tractor and shut your mouth.

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