Archive for the ‘Energy Independence’ Category

10 Things You WON’T Hear Mentioned at the Republican Convention This Week

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As you know, the GOP will be holding its Presidential Convention & Cross Burning Clambake all this week in Tampa Bay. Well, not ALL week, because for the second convention in a row, the first day of the RNC Convention will be canceled due to a hurricane lashing the pavilion. In 2008, religious morons “prayed for rain” to disrupt the […]

 
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August 27, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, General, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Middle East, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, voting, War

Some rants: JobsJobsJobs, Oil, Hypocrisy and My Integrity (UPDATED)

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There was so much going on last week, that I couldn’t pick a single topic to focus on. First off was (of course) the dismal jobs report for May released last week. Republicans were quick to pounce on the disappointing figures, pointing to it was “PROOF!” that President Obama’s economic policies are a failure. Also, […]

 
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June 4, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Jobs, Money, Politics, Rants, Taxes

The Truth About the Keystone XL Pipeline: Few jobs, higher gas prices, eco disaster (updated)

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Frequent readers of M.R.S. already know how I feel about the proposed “Keystone XL pipeline” and the absurd level of hyperbole from Conservatives regarding the supposed windfall of jobs it would produce along with its ability to bring down gas prices, while downplaying the environmental consequences. With the deep pockets of BigOil and oil tycoons […]

 
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March 23, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

So much stupid (part 2). The Kingmakers, Global Warming denied and the key is not Keystone

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Continuing from Monday, there was plenty of stupidity to report last week. A man that had no business even being in Afghanistan was overextended to the point tragedy. And there was the stupidity of a Media that inflicts John McCain upon us for yet one more Sunday show appearance to critique the man he lost to. Do […]

 
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March 21, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Infrastructure, myth busting, Politics, Religion

So much stupid, so little time (part 1). Afghanistan, the Kingmakers & John McCain (again)

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[PopUpFad=GROUP=widget:RANDOM=NO:SESSION=NO] (REMINDER: If you haven’t yet signed up to Follow the M.R.S. Twitter feed, I encourage you to do so know. Breaking news, insights and Wisdom with our own touch of humor.) I had great difficulty deciding on just one topic to focus on in this week. A week that saw a U.S. soldier go […]

 
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March 19, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Middle East, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, War

It Couldn’t Be More Clear: GOP running against fictional president with fictional record

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Super Tuesday is now history, and the Republican presidential candidates have all given their “victory” speeches (not Ron Paul, who won no states). And it is clear from listening to them that each one of them absatively-posalutely believes they will be running in November against some fictional “un-American” president with a record that bears no resemblance […]

 
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March 7, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Healthcare, Middle East, Money, Politics, Predictions, Taxes, War

Anyone else remember why gas hit $4 in ’08? It was saber-rattling over Iran’s nukes.

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I find the short memory of the average voter endlessly frustrating. The Bush Presidency was an unmitigated disaster, from a DOW that had plunged over 1,000 points by September 10th, 2001; the refusal of the Bush Administration to focus on al Qaeda until it was too late; to the Iraq War itself launched under false pretenses, plunging an already weak […]

 
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February 27, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Middle East, myth busting, Politics, War

Responding to Stupid. Republicans ‘correcting’ Democrats need a clue

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Special post-SotU Edition Listening to Bush’s Budget Director… Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels… lecture President Obama on the size of the deficit was like being lectured to on political ethics by Richard Nixon. When President Bush took office, he had a budget surplus and the government was on track to pay off the Debt by 2014. Instead, the Debt exploded […]

 
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January 25, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Why the economy is so bad. And why Obama should be trusted to fix it.

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Happy New Year. I hope all my readers had a safe and happy holiday. A friend of mine asked me recently about my “Lists” of reasons not to vote for any of the Republican candidates for president, wondering if perhaps “someone other than Obama might do a better job” at fixing the economy? The big […]

 
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January 2, 2012
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Jobs, Middle East, Money

The List II: Santorum, Huntsman, and The Rest.

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This week raps up our review of the remaining “also-rans” in the GOP primary… the candidates that have never polled out of the single digits and never will: former Senator Rick “Don’t Google My Name” Santorum of PA (Oops! Shortly after posting this op/ed, Santorum became the last “Not-Romney” standing to finally break out of the single-digits into the Top Tier […]

 
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December 22, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Racism, Religion, Taxes, War

The List II: Rick Perry

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Dumb. No other word better sums up Texas Governor and “George W Bush wannabe” Gov. Rick “Good Hair” Perry. Not just ANY kind of dumb, but that special kind of Palin-dumb found only amongst rural Evangelical governors from oil-producing states. This is a man that threatened Texas might secede from the union if Congress passed “ObamaCare”. And the reason […]

 
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December 15, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Infrastructure, Politics

The List II: Michele Bachmann

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Everybody knows someone like Michele Bachmann. The “Tall Tale” teller, the “Everyone’s out to get you” paranoid, or the Bible-thumper that throws a screaming hissy-fit if you dare challenge their beliefs. But how many of us know all-three rolled into one? Long-time readers know I can’t refer to Michele Bachmann without the obligatory “BSC*” suffix after […]

 
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December 12, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Terrorism, War