Archive for 6, August 2008

Guantanamo

Posted in politcs, rankers, War On Terror with tags , , on 6, August 2008 by chockblock

Alot of leftards whine and complains about Guantanamo. The prisons are harsh they say, waterboarding, etc..

Here is some reality:

THOUGHT POLICE
THE LEFT VS. FREE SPEECH

Ralph Peters, New York Post

The show preceding mine featured a young woman, Mahvish Rukhsana Khan, who’s published a book about the poor, innocent, kitten-loving prisoners at Guantanamo. Her interview climaxed with the claim that Guantanamo is the equivalent of the Holocaust.

I guarantee you that no one from MoveOn or DailyKos questioned that outrageous comparison. (Nor did the patsy interviewer challenge it.)

The Holocaust’s victims were 6 million innocents. The handful of prisoners at Guantanamo are accused terrorists. Guantanamo has no gas chambers; prisoners aren’t forced into slave labor. They aren’t tortured or starved or shot. And their trials are open to members of the press.

George Orwell warned about language being used to shape debate. If you can’t verbalise dissent, if you can’t write about it, say it aloud or picture it, dissent is impossible.

THe left says they are in favor of the “common man” but sure as sunrise they try to take away rights. Campus speech codes, “political correctness” and other “direct action” are code words for crushing dissent.

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A modest (oil) proposal…

Posted in politcs with tags , , , , , , , , on 6, August 2008 by chockblock

looks like their might be a compromise on the energy front. Some Republicans (called “the Gang of 10”) are fronting this proposal: source :CNN.com

A group of Republican and Democratic senators dubbed the “Gang of 10” has put forth a compromise to break the stalemate on energy legislation.

The major components of the proposal include:

  • Expanding drilling opportunities off the East coast and Gulf of Mexico, which pleases Republicans
  • Keeping a ban on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a concession to Democrats
  • Repealing a tax break for oil companies that Democrats have long called for
  • Putting billions toward producing more alternative-fuel vehicles, in part paid for by the oil and gas industry
  • But backing the compromise carries the risk of angering some supporters of both candidates.

    Their was a minor revolt in the House over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dictatorial controlnot allowing debates on energy bills.

    John McCain, while leaning left at times, is in favor of drilling. The Chosen One however, needs the support the the radical NIMBY left. One again (FISA, Iraq, guns) he throws under the bus the left.

    Hopefully this deal will get for oil in the pipeline. If the republicans can get congress back maybe we can drill in ANWR too.