Hot Air carried three stories yesterday that should make any reasonable person want to take a fire hose to D.C. and wash all the Democrats down the liberal sewer. You may want to take a couple of deep breaths and count to ten before reading further.
Fast and Furious is proof we need more gun control
“This hunt for blame doesn’t really speak about the problem,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein at a recent Senate Judiciary hearing while discussing Fast and Furious.
“And the problem is, anybody can walk in and buy anything, .50-caliber weapons, sniper weapons, buy them in large amounts, and send them down to Mexico. So, the question really becomes, what do we do about this?”
The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) have introduced a dedicated firearms trafficking statute, but it has stalled in the House Judiciary Committee.
Excuse me, Senator Feinstein but the only way anybody can do what you describe; they will first need the blessing and funding of the Department of Justice. Please read both articles for more infuriating tid bits.
Politics First, America Second
Remember the Keystone Pipeline Project? It’s the multi-billion dollar project to bring oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas gulf coast refineries. The project has been delayed for several years waiting for EPA approval and finally State Department approval; the latter is needed because of crossing of international borders. Approval of this project would mean an immediate economic shot in the arm that America so sorely needs right now. One couldn’t wish for a bigger shovel ready jobs project than the Keystone pipeline project. The EPA gave their approval nearly a year ago, if my memory serves me correctly, and the State Department promised to make a decision before the end of this year. But maybe not. You see this is campaign season for Mr. Obama. The project is strongly supported by Obama’s union friends and strongly opposed by Obama’s environmental friends and he doesn’t want to upset either group. From this Hot Air article we learn the following:
The Obama campaign can’t afford to lose the support of either side. So, in typical slippery fashion, the administration seeks simply to delay a decision. The Los Angeles Times reports:
The Obama administration is considering a move that could delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by requiring sponsors to reduce the project’s environmental risks before it can be approved, according to people with knowledge of the deliberations.
The step might put off a decision until after the 2012 election and be a way for the White House to at least temporarily avoid antagonizing either the unions that support the pipeline or the environmental activists who oppose it as President Obama gears up for his campaign.
Hell, unemployed Americans can wait another year, right? Mr. Obama has a campaign to worry about. He has to set priorities, right?
Who cares if N. C. is a right-to-work state?
That is the attitude of Big Labor and the Democrats as they plan to import out-of-state union workers for the work involved in preparing for the Democrat’s National Convention in Charlotte next year. Screw the non-union workers of Charlotte. Democrats do things the Big Labor way whether you folks in North Carolina like it or not. Read about it here at Hot Air. This act of stupidity may be one the Democrats will regret.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?