Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Energy Bill Passed

I think it's time to say that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has shown a toughness and a will to achieve that all of us should be proud of, in passing the energy bill just passed by Congress. It has been under threats of veto, and the American public has had to settle for less than it needs. It is, however, a step forward and if we can get more public servants into Congress, we may begin to get the impetus to make this world better, and safer.

My congressman, Rep.Ralph Hall, should be ashamed for standing up on the floor of the House and saying that because of this energy legislation, our youth would have to board 'troop ships' to go to foreign lands to take their oil. My mouth is still hanging open. That's right, a congressman 'serving' in Texas says that because we are not exploring and drilling more oil, we will have to fight for other people's oil. I guess that's why he keeps voting for spending on the war on Iraq, so that we can take their oil. Tomorrow will he be voting to make war on, say, Venezuela?

This is the result of voting in representatives of the oil industry, and they ought all to be voted out, at once.

Those who are violating their oaths of office to represent the voters in their districts should be impeached. The oldest member of the House, which Hall is, should not be excused on the grounds of mental feebleness.

Rep. Ralph Hall said during his most recent campaign that he would take the trip to the Marianas that Abramoff financed before, and the Dallas Morning News refused to endorse him on that basis. He also spoke out in condemnation of a young woman who had been trafficked, saying that she was morally to blame for her enslavement. These are not errors that we need in representatives who decided where to spend our country's fortune, in lives, and in funding.

Anyone who threatens on the floor of the House that we will send young people to steal oil from other countries is not fit to serve.



Blogger shrimplate said...

Congress has more nuts than Planter's does.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

That's pure Kissingerian Real-Politik, darlin'... Nothing in that statement is contrary to demonstrable USer policy...He isn't saying anything that isn't true, as the events in Iraq and Afghanistan should amply demonstrate.

5:14 AM  

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