Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I Weep For My Country

Congressman Steve Kagen, WI-08?

The United States Congress. A place where great issues were once debated. Titans of politics strove to maintain and strengthen the greatest Republic the world had ever seen.

Now those hallowed halls are infested by brain-dead monkeys. We get the government we deserve and that frightens me no end.

House passes bill to sue OPEC over oil prices
By Tom Doggett
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.

The bill would subject OPEC oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela, to the same antitrust laws that U.S. companies must follow.

The measure passed in a 324-84 vote, a big enough margin to override a presidential veto...

Not one word on the mechanics of oil depletion. Or the Export Land model. Or the fact that OPEC is f*!@king based on the Texas Railroad Commission - which still exists. Or about how Congress has defunded a variety of alternative fuels research. Or about growth in demand from countries such as China and India.

Pandering of the lowest sort. Self-destructive, delusional lawmakers, guiding the Republic into a storm with no preparations.

I need a drink.

1 comment:

subadei said...

Hey somebody has to be the fall guy for America's piss poor energy policies both past and present. And it certainly isn't going to be the guys that drove the boat.