Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Cry Baby Oil Companies, Go Home to Mommy.

April 2, 2008

Oil chiefs say high prices not our fault
WASHINGTON – By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer – Don’t blame us, oil industry chiefs told a skeptical Congress. Top executives of the country’s five biggest oil companies said Tuesday they know record fuel prices are hurting people, but they argued it’s not their fault and their huge profits are in line with other industries.  Appearing before a House committee, the executives were pressed to explain why they should continue to get billions of dollars in tax breaks when they made $123 billion last year and motorists are paying record gasoline prices at the pump.  “On April Fool’s Day, the biggest joke of all is being played on American families by Big Oil,” Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said, aiming his remarks at the five executives sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in a congressional hearing room.  “Our earnings, although high in absolute terms, need to be viewed in the context of the scale and cyclical, long-term nature of our industry as well as the huge investment requirements,” said J.S. Simon, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp., which made a record $40 billion last year.

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Ordering Pizza in the Future and your Health…

April 1, 2008

This just in from a friend…talk about Big Brother…
 

The dick Says So…

March 31, 2008

Dick Cheney was a Very Convincing dick

March 30, 2008

Just watched Frontline’s “Bush’s War” and found it to be very disturbing.  I though George W. Bush played himself very well and Dick Cheney was a very convincing dick.  Click here to watch.

What’s Up with Billary?

March 29, 2008

hillary_billary_for_2008.jpgS/he talks so much about Barack that her own message is not getting through.  What kind of campaign strategy is that?
I like Scott Whitlock’s post on NewsBusters “ABC’s Donaldson: Who Cares if Hillary Smears Obama in the Debate?”  ” Cokie Roberts contributed more simple advice: Clinton should just let her genius shine through. She enthused, “I think Hillary Clinton should just wow everybody with all of her knowledge, you know, the New York Times editorial calling her brilliant. She should show us that brilliance and not get irritated by him and not go after him.”

Feds Get More Power—like that’s a good idea.

March 29, 2008

Now the fuckers that gave us the war and whittled away social programs are protecting their ASSets further by defining the money rules so they loose less and the bottom 50% loose more.  Where was this protection in 1998?  Thank you Reagan for banking deregulation. Treasury Dept. Plan Would Give Fed Wide New Power By EDMUND L. ANDREWS Published: March 29, 2008 A plan that would give the Federal Reserve broad authority to oversee financial market stability could expose Wall Street to new scrutiny, but it avoids a call for tighter regulation.

Clean Coal America’s Myth

March 28, 2008

cleancoal.jpg“Clean Coal America’s Power” —Are you kidding me?  Just saw this commercial on CNN…Is the coal industry hoping that if it is said enough it will become true?

Watch it!

November 1, 2007

Higher budget means no money for upstate schools and economic development.  What the fuck?  Now bean counters in the Department of Budget Office will be able to make cuts to social programs needed by 1000’s of people with moderate to low income living in NYS.  Sucks to be poor.  Read more in the New York Times.

Pension Plans Bail Outs

October 27, 2007

Companies can jettison employee responsibilities…
What the fuck is up with that!?  Read more.

Need a current plan to ask for public monies

October 27, 2007

50 Plus Counties in NYS without a consolidated or comprehensive plan representing more than 800 municipalities… what are they waiting for?  Most prosperous Counties work well with the state, and the others, well, are like Chenango County.