What the Heck?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by av8torntn, May 25, 2008.

  1. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Congress is out of control. I am just curious to see how you guys defend this? Is that Cohen behind her? It looks like he is about to lose control.



    Maxine Waters Wants to"Nationalize" the Oil Industry
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    "This liberal will be all about...Socializing......". That was classic. I would like to see how any politician can force OPEC to increase oil production so the price of gas will go down. I thought it was funny that politicians can dare criticize other people's salaries. It must be nice to have a job where you don't put in a five day work week and can vote yourself a raise after spending way over budget. There are a few of them in the Senate and Congress that are worth more than these oil execs. Both John McCain and John Kerry married well didn't they?
     
  3. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

  4. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    I would say read the Constitution then go vote.:happy2: There is no reason to keep electing these people over and over again. For her to sit there and even suggest that Congress take over the oil companies you have to wonder if she ever has even heard of the Constitution. For people to keep electing her you have to wonder about public education as well.
     
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Funny that you mention that, I have been wondering that for a long time. I will probably get slammed for this, but I think that there should be some kind of intelligence test that is taken in the voting booth before people vote. It could be easy. Maybe like a ten question multiple choice type that covers history and the way that this country is run. If you get seven right, then your vote would count, without you knowing your actual score. The questions would be simple, like "How many branches of government are there", "Who was the second President of the United States?", "Who spends your tax money?", or "What year did the War of 1812 start?". This would take care of a lot of problems in this country, some people are just too clueless to vote. JMHO:happy2:
     
  6. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    The voters in her district should be horrified at these comments but the sad truth is they will likely cheer her on.
     
  7. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Everyone directs the blame for high gas prices at the oil companys but it's wrong. Sure....they are raking in rediculous profits but the fact is.....most of the blame should go to all the environmental whackos. They are primarily responsible for all the crazy laws that keep us from drilling for oil. .
     
  8. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Its obviously a biased video provided by Fox. Couldn't you find an unbiased one by one of the major news networks. Soon we will find out that 4 a gallon gas is also a biased idea presented by fox. Fox is ruining the country with this type of biased reporting:happy-very:
     
  9. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    fact is that the government makes more money off of a gallon of gas than the oil companies do.
     
  10. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Oil is a non-renewable resource, and as such the price is going to continue to rise. Anybody who tells you different is probably trying to sell you something. We will likely see fluctuations in the short term, but in the long term it's going to continue to become more expensive until it prices itself out of the market and we switch to an alternative energy source.

    Opening ANWR to drilling is not the real answer, even if we only used the oil reserves there to supply 5% of our current consumption it would all be gone in 12-32 years, depending on who's estimates you use. If consumption increases (as it has every year), or we rely more heavily on it, it would be gone even sooner. In that span though, the oil companies would make upwards of 1 trillion dollars selling it to us, which explains their enthusiasm for the idea.

    Peak Oil Theory is interesting.
     
  11. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    Maybe but did you know that an extremely huge chunk of money that goes into oil companies comes from pensions? Just about every pension plan out there is invested in oil companies. That is something to ponder. Also....it would help if we had more refineries and if the oil companies weren't required (by law) to invest some of their profits into "research." If not they might be able to give us a break. I'm not ready to completely put all the blame on the companies just yet. There is plenty of blame to go around. What makes me nervous is that if we get a Liberal in the Oval Office they might try and get the federal government to step in. That would be a HUGE mistake.
     
  12. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Good points arrow. Looks like we are going to get a liberal no matter what (at least on this matter). My vote may very well be leaning toward Bob Barr at this point. I will have to be persuaded to do differently.
     
  13. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    First off AV8....you gotta get out more and stop watching such lame coverage of our oil crisis. Maxine Waters represents her district, certainly not the entire congress (thank goodness). Sure it was not her best moment and her emotions got her tongue tied, but it's amazing how Fox's Shepperd Smith focuses on coverage like this which only escalates political detracters to call for the heads of "enviromental and liberal wackos". I don't know why you want to defend oil conglomerates, after all they have a worse approval rating then congress for gods sake.
     
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Maxine Waters IMO just proves that America has stupid voters!
    :happy-very:

    Let's be honest, Congresswoman Waters like a lot of other Congresspeople are elected not for their statesmanship or vast knowledge of economic or foreign policy issues for example but rather all about robbing from the gov't trough for the benefit of her district and the expense of citizens outside her district. Her only fault is her lack of sophistication in hiding her true colors like so many others on both sides of the isle do. Unlike a lot of snakes in Washington at least she get's a "A" from me for being honest although via slip of the tongue.

    Personally, I have no problem with the source as the video itself speaks for itself. Anything that shows the hypocracy of the system IMO is worth it's weight in gold. Waters' comment about socializing or nationalizing oil is no surprise and either of those steps historically is the next step after a gov't has created an industry monopoly. The best part of the video was watching the blonde lady in the background try and hold it in from losing it as Maxine showed her true colors.

    It's OK Maxine, in your case we already knew where your heart lay and like the blonde, we could ROTFFLMAO at the spectacle of what you had become. I'd guess after the dems. get done with Kanjorski they'll sit you down for a "Come to Jesus" meeting about revealing cetain "FACTS!"

    :rofl:
     
  15. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member


    Sad. Very sad but you answer the question as to how this moron gets elected with the above statement.
     
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  16. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    I believe your question was
     
  17. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

     
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  18. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

     
  19. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    This is from the website of Maxine Waters if you question the power she has.

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.

    Elected in November 2006 to her ninth term in the House of Representatives with an overwhelming 80 percent of the votes in the 35th District of California, Congresswoman Maxine Waters represents a large part of South Central Los Angeles, the communities of Westchester and Playa Del Rey as well as the diverse cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood and Lawndale.
    She continues to be a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Chairwoman of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. She also serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, Technology.
    She also continues to serve on the Committee on the Judiciary and its Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, and on Immigration, Border Security and Claims.
     
  20. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member

    Anyway Diesel sorry about my thoughts being all over the place as normal. What I find so sad is that you seem to not be able to decide if you are a victim of oil conglomerates and their high gas prices or if you are a victim of a giant conspiracy at fox news because they did not report to people the price of gasoline and instead decided to show one congresswoman tell us her solution. Hard to believe she is on a subcommittee about domestic and international monetary policy.