Monday, December 19, 2005

Is there a cover charge at the strip-mine?


"The Senate has in the past blocked efforts to open the Alaskan refuge to energy exploration. But because the proposal is now part of a bill funding troops in wartime, President Bush's long-sought goal of allowing drilling in the refuge will be politically tougher for senators to oppose."

I'll vote for any candidate who supports stopping crap like this. No, I'm not talking about drilling in the Arctic.... I'm talking about attaching a bill to drill in the Arctic to a bill that that has nothing to do with drilling in the Arctic. Now, if Congressman who are opposed to drilling vote against it, they will also be voting against supporting the troops and their opponents will hang them with it come election time. When the Democrats were in power they did it to the Republicans, now the Republicans are doing it back. It's very common in Washington and it pisses me off because each issue doesn't get the fair vote it deserves. When the elections roll around, you'll see ads that say, "He voted against funding for the troops," when in fact he might have been all for funding the troops until they attached that stupid drilling bill.

This is why you can't believe a word you hear in a political ad. It's impossible to be a politician without being forced to vote against something you like because they've attached something you hate (or vice-versa). One of the reasons that we get so many governors in the White House (our last 4 presidents were all governors) is because they can't have their voting record used against them. That's why I always pick my candidate based on shoe-size.

(For the record, I couldn't care less about what they do in the Alaskan Preserve. I've never been there, I don't know anyone who's ever been there. Strip-mine it for all I care. I do believe it's a short term solution to a long-term problem: oil.)

5 Comments:

KC said...

I get the feeling sometimes that everything the government tells us is a lie. How would we know one way or the other? They tell us what they want us to know, fact or not, and twist things, as you describe. If I think about it too much, I get depressed, so I usually ignore it. I'm an ideal American.

I don't think I want them to ruin the environment in Alaska. Then again, I didn't want them to tear down the woods for the neighborhood I currently live in. Progress versus the environment is a topic which also depresses me. I'm very easily depressed, it seems.

(oh, and hope it's okay I'm posting to your blog. I got the link from Marijayde's blog, in case you wondered. Feel free to tell me to fuck off, if needed)

7:18 PM  
Booray said...

Karla, this is like, the 10th time you've posted to my blog and NOW you tell me I could say "Fuck off?!" :)

I love comments, that's why the comment section exists.

If you're suddenly wary of posting because I asked a poster. "Who the fuck are you?" Don't be. I was happy to have the post, I just like to know where it's coming from or how they found me. Most posters have trackbacks but that particular one didn't. The person in question left a comment just to correct my grammar and didn't leave any info about themselves...

I know you, sweetheart! :)

9:13 PM  
KC said...

:) Yeah, I wanted to get my say in before I gave you permission to tell me to fuck off.

And yeah, it was partly b/c you asked that other dude who he was. I knew exactly why you asked him. I didn't comment once only to criticize your grammar. But then I got to thinking...if some stranger started posting to my blog, I'd probably wonder who the heck they were. So, I felt the need to explain myself.

Overanalysis of a complete stranger's blog....just think what my husband's getting from me! :)

8:25 AM  
Marijayde said...

Awe, isn't it sweet how good you two play in the sand box together!!!


I'm all teary eyed...
:>

9:19 AM  
Booray said...

Be nice Joanna, or I'll write another post about your tits.

2:13 PM  

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