Apr 25, 2006

The Board Of Education...

Nancy Pelosi style. [Video]

"If you want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and therefore improve our national security situation, you can't do it if you're a Republican because you are too wedded to the oil companies. We have two oilmen in the White House. The logical follow-up from that is $3 a gallon gasoline. There is no accident. It is a cause and effect. A cause and effect.

How dare the President of the United States make a speech today in April, many, many, many months after the American people have had to undergo the cost of home heating oil. A woman told me she almost fainted when she received her home heating bill over this winter. And when so many people making the minimum wage, which hasn't been raised in eight years, which has a very low purchasing power have to go out and buy gasoline at these prices? Where have you been, Mr. President?

The middle class squeeze is on, competition in our country is affected by the price of energy and of oil and all of a sudden you take a trip outside of Washington, see the fact that the public is outraged about this, come home and make a speech, let's see that matched in your budget, let's see that matched in your policy, let's see that matched in and you're separating yourselves yourself from your patron, big oil, cut yourself off from that anvil holding your party down and this country down, instead of coming to Washington and throwing your Republican colleagues under the wheels of the train, which they mightily deserve for being a rubber stamp for your obscene, corrupt policy of ripping off the American people."


Republicans and Dems alike blast high gas prices


Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:49 PM  
Blogger Strategerie said...

Thank you, Ms. Pelosi, for having the -- well, guts -- to stand up and tell it like it is.

Of course, Mr. Bush (with his mighty 32% approval rating,) will continue to ignore it. After all, he's a wartime president and the "decider", isn't he?


7:54 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Well, I just posted a similar message on the "idol" post.

She certainly said it with passion and conviction. Way to go, Nancy. She'll
make a pretty impressive majority leader, don't you think?

7:57 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

Ms. Pelosi is right on. The real question is that when are more Democrats like Pelosi, Kerry, Edwards, Feingold, Murtha, and Boxer are getting to step up to the place. That is my concern. I am hearing the message toward the Gerbil. But, I like to see all of the Democrat lock arms together and challenge the Gerbil. One team one dream one goal!!!!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Lady from California will make a great House Majority Leader. :D

8:07 PM  
Blogger KitNeill said...

Finally, someone in Washington said it aloud!

The "Conservative" agenda as remade by Karl Rove (or tried to be until our Mighty Fitz came a'callin')was about oil profits expanding as fast as his girth. To wit: Start an expensive war - uses oil plus secures the fields - to those that paid for your election and let everything else fall apart while you suck the public trough dry.

For Hurricane Katrina negligence alone they ought to be drawn and quartered. And for the disastrously incompetent war plan, well, the above punishment is too good for them.

Down Constitution Avenue in a tumbril?

Nancy Pelosi said it well. Now I hope others say it often.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen tto All..

8:19 PM  
Blogger teak said...

I had hoped to save up for my propane heating bill for this coming fall, goodness knows what the prices will be then. However, CBS news preview for Wednesday's evening news was about how much your ELECTRIC bill will be rising from here on out.

I'm disabled and on a fixed income...the internet is a treat, my kids and I don't have cable so we can have the internet. Probably because of the rising prices of everything, the net will be gone next if the gov't doesn't cut it off first anyway.

8:28 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...


I am sorry to hear about your problems. but, have faith my friend!

8:31 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Oh, that is okay....there are millions and millions out here like us. We have it better then a lot of others do in this country, there is always someone that has it worse then you.:-) Just making a point.


8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's about time somebody said it. Does it surprise me that it's a woman? Of course not.

Perfect picture for that speech. SPB, Those are the best of the bunch-besides Dean. He is really a smart moderate and will do a lot of good if the Dems don't fight him.

teak, i'm sorry to hear that too. what this president has done is to this nations shame-which is why bush and cronies should have to reimburse all of us for what they have stolen.

The only difference with their "stick up" is they could do it without using a gun, precisely what our forefathers fought against!

I hope when justice is done, folks like you are the first ones reimbursed.

8:41 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Aww, that is sweet--t.

I read something on a blog today, some people think Sen. Pat Roberts covers up so much for BushCo. because he might be steppin' in for the Cheney. Anyone hear of this before? Cuz, OMG. Damn fellow Kansans.

8:46 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...

We talked about the freedom of speech and now the Gerbil goes after free press:

"Using leaks as a pretext, Bush wants to destroy what's left of the free press
by Joe in DC - 4/25/2006 08:10:00 PM
From Murray Waas who examines not only the hypocrisy of the Bush administration and the GOP when it comes to leaks, he looks at the way the Bush team is using this as a weapon to silence and squelch his political enemies. It's Kremlinesque:
In a response to questions for this article, Times Editor Bill Keller said in an e-mail that he believed the Bush White House is on a campaign to intimidate the press. "I'm not sure journalists fully appreciate the threat confronting us," Keller wrote. "The Times in the eavesdropping case, the Post for its CIA prison stories, and everyone else who has tried to look behind the war on terror."

Keller asserted that "there's sometimes a vindictive tone in the way [administration officials] talk about dragging reporters before grand juries and in the hints that reporters who look too hard into the public's business risk being branded traitors." He warned that journalists possibly are "suffering a bit of subpoena fatigue. Maybe some people are a little intimidated by the way the White House plays the soft-on-terror card. Whatever the reason, I worry that we're not as worried as we should be."

On the issue of leak investigations, one former senior intelligence official said that the Bush administration has targeted "leaks and leakers they don't like, while turning a blind eye to those they do like, or [leaks] they do themselves." Should this continue, the former official said, it would set a "dangerous precedent in that any president will be able to control the flow of information regarding any policy dispute.... When historians examine this, they will see that is how we got into war with Iraq."
The Bush effort to destroy the press will leave us with Fred Hiatt, the Washington Times and FOX News. It's bad enough now, but imagine that. The way things are going historians may have to examine whether this lack of scrutiny got us into a war with Iran, too?

This is scary stuff -- and the hypocrisy is monumental. If Bush cared about prosecuting leakers, Karl Rove would be in jail. And the Waas article reminds us that Senator Pat Roberts would be too."

Here is Murray Waas' article:

***On as= side note, guess how much the gasd prices are in Venezuela: 12 cents a gallon! Folks, we should chip in and take a round trip to Chavez' place of business with huge buckets and fill up the gas there and bring it back to the U.S.!! With that amount of gas price, we would live like hog. Also, just in, the Gerbil, said that he would veto any bill excluding Katrina and Iraq unless the spending exceeds 92 billion! Don't hold your breath because we are talking about it will cost for Iraq and Afghanistan close to a trillion!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Suzie-Q (S-Q) said...

Thank God she said it the way it is!! Now if the rest will do the same! Stand up, be an American, and defend the Constitution and this country!

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teak thanks for sharing ..just know that I am sure this whole blog group will see that you keep your internet...whatever it takes..I will be moving on the 19th May and off the blog til I am settled..but I will save to to help next winter... email SPD and tell us what we can do...

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB :)

9:09 PM  
Blogger airJackie said...

Can we trust a liar? Bush said he has ways to help with the high gas prices. Now lets see how many times has Bush lied. Two many to count but still lying. I also noticed that all the same reasons were given for the high prices yet while the story was on the news the Govenor of Cal. is asking for an investigation the reporter told some gas stations and they changed the price right in front of the reporter from $3.29 to $3.19 live on TV.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the Fox investigating who ate the Chickens smiling with feathers in his teeth..
who is the POTUS kidding..

9:22 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...


I just saw E' comments about your concerns about your winter bill. I went on the internet. I am not sure what city that you live in Kansas. bit, there is a website of a gas company is Kansas that does provide assistance for people who have fixed incomes. Here is the website:


Then under customer service, click on residential. then scroll down to Energy Assistance Agencies and let find your city. Then, there is a list in your area of agencies that you will help you! Let me know if this work for you! Good Luck!

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She went too light on him.

But if she will get back in front of the mike, perhaps she'll bring up the
*misleading the cause for war not only with the American people, but helping to fuel anger at the Germans and French who held cooler heads about the Iraq war [oh yes, for OIL]
*having those in the White House under review for indictment still holding Sec Clearances
*answer to the people about the leaks


She should call for IMPEACHMENT.

? PJF -- Merry Fitzmas, soon? We cannot withstand a run-up of $5. per gallon to help provide the obscene pay for execs in the Oil industry

10:20 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...


One more thing. You may want to also look into contact the salvation army or red cross. It is just a suggestion!

10:23 PM  
Blogger maura2e said...

Monday, March 20, 2006
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The Guardian
Monday, March 20, 2006
by Greg Palast

On the third anniversary of the tanks rolling over Iraq's border, most of the 59 million Homer Simpsons who voted for Bush are beginning to doubt if his mission was accomplished.

But don't kid yourself -- Bush and his co-conspirator, Dick Cheney, accomplished exactly what they set out to do. In case you've forgotten what their real mission was, let me remind you of White House spokesman Ari Fleisher's original announcement, three years ago, launching of what he called,




O.I.L. How droll of them, how cute. Then, Karl Rove made the giggling boys in the White House change it to "OIF" -- Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the 101st Airborne wasn't sent to Basra to get its hands on Iraq's OIF.

"It's about oil," Robert Ebel told me. Who is Ebel? Formerly the CIA's top oil analyst, he was sent by the Pentagon, about a month before the invasion, to a secret confab in London with Saddam's former oil minister to finalize the plans for "liberating" Iraq's oil industry. In London, Bush's emissary Ebel also instructed Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, the man the Pentagon would choose as post-OIF oil minister for Iraq, on the correct method of disposing Iraq's crude.

And what did the USA want Iraq to do with Iraq's oil? The answer will surprise many of you: and it is uglier, more twisted, devilish and devious than anything imagined by the most conspiracy-addicted blogger. The answer can be found in a 323-page plan for Iraq's oil secretly drafted by the State Department. Our team got a hold of a copy; how, doesn't matter. The key thing is what's inside this thick Bush diktat: a directive to Iraqis to maintain a state oil company that will "enhance its relationship with OPEC."

Enhance its relationship with OPEC??? How strange: the government of the United States ordering Iraq to support the very OPEC oil cartel which is strangling our nation with outrageously high prices for crude.

Specifically, the system ordered up by the Bush cabal would keep a lid on Iraq's oil production -- limiting Iraq's oil pumping to the tight quota set by Saudi Arabia and the OPEC cartel.

There you have it. Yes, Bush went in for the oil -- not to get more of Iraq's oil, but to prevent Iraq producing too much of it.

You must keep in mind who paid for George's ranch and Dick's bunker: Big Oil. And Big Oil -- and their buck-buddies, the Saudis -- don't make money from pumping more oil, but from pumping less of it. The lower the supply, the higher the price.

It's Economics 101. The oil industry is run by a cartel, OPEC, and what economists call an "oligopoly" -- a tiny handful of operators who make more money when there's less oil, not more of it. So, every time the "insurgents" blow up a pipeline in Basra, every time Mad Mahmoud in Tehran threatens to cut supply, the price of oil leaps. And Dick and George just love it.

Dick and George didn't want more oil from Iraq, they wanted less. I know some of you, no matter what I write, insist that our President and his Veep are on the hunt for more crude so you can cheaply fill your family Hummer; that somehow, these two oil-patch babies are concerned that the price of gas in the USA is bumping up to $3 a gallon.

Not so, gentle souls. Three bucks a gallon in the States (and a quid a litre in Britain) means colossal profits for Big Oil, and that makes Dick's ticker go pitty-pat with joy. The top oily-gopolists, the five largest oil companies, pulled in $113 billion in profit in 2005 -- compared to a piddly $34 billion in 2002 before Operation Iraqi Liberation. In other words, it's been a good war for Big Oil.

As per Plan Bush, Bahr Al-Ulum became Iraq's occupation oil minister; the conquered nation "enhanced its relationship with OPEC;" and the price of oil, from Clinton peace-time to Bush war-time, shot up 317%.

In other words, on the third anniversary of invasion, we can say the attack and occupation is, indeed, a Mission Accomplished. However, it wasn't America's mission, nor the Iraqis'. It was a Mission Accomplished for OPEC and Big Oil.


10:35 PM  
Blogger SP Biloxi said...


Found this article about Fitzgerald from the Owl newspaper:

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 • Last updated 6:08 p.m. PT
Prosecutor loosens up in exclusive story
WASHINGTON -- News flash: The prosecutor in the CIA leak case has given an exclusive interview.
Under a front-page headline that says "Alum Takes On The White House," The Owl of Regis High School in New York City profiled Patrick J. Fitzgerald, class of '78, in a 1,700-word story.
The prosecutor who obtained a grand jury indictment against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff declared, "My job every day is to do the right thing."
Offering up more about himself than he has to anyone else in the media, Fitzgerald described himself as "a longtime Seinfeld fan." He advised the students at Regis: "As much as you take school seriously, you should not take yourself too seriously."
"Every day is new and every day is interesting," Fitzgerald told The Owl. "I love being a prosecutor; it is a great job, and it is very engaging."
As for the prosecution of I. Lewis Libby and the ongoing criminal investigation, Fitzgerald had nothing to say - which is a good thing.

A federal judge is unhappy with some contacts with the press by people involved in the Libby case and is considering imposing a gag order on prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Fitzgerald granted the interview to his old high school newspaper on Feb. 13. The story appeared in The Owl on April 5.
Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the prosecutor, said Tuesday he does not know the circumstances that led to the interview.


11:01 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Sorry it took so long to reply, my son needed the computer. Thanks for all the advice. My problem is I fall right on the cusp of the help for heating bills by a few dollars. We don't qualify for stamps or such and that seems to be their formula.

I have learned to juggle and if you are poor, you know what this means. One thing that I did finally qualify for just by a few dollars, knock on wood, was Medicare Part D. Hopefully, things will balance out when I get my senior son done this month. (FYI, it is important to me---I worked since I was 14 until 42. I grew up on a dairy farm and of course, worked since my earliest memories.) It is taking me awhile to regain my dignity and pride back. Thank you for the advice and I will continue to check these places out.

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6:34 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

teak...I'm sure you already have this info, but here goes. My husband's sister also has fibromyalgia. She has
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9:49 AM  
Blogger teak said...

Yes, I have had that. I have the nerves blocked in my lower back...I have back problems which the fibro/myofascial loves to fool with, (I had back surgery at 20...which was not a success then at 40 a hyster. which I soon found out what fibro/myofascial pain does to a body.) Thank you.

3:22 PM  

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