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The McCain/Palin remake of “The Beverly Hillbillies”; Thick Crude. Oil Industry Lobbyist. Only this time, it’s in D.C. Cast members and their associations:

  • John Green- lobbied for Chevron, Hess;
  • Wayne Berman-lobbied for Chevron, Hess
  • Steve Phillips- lobbied for BP Occidental Petrol
  • Charlie Black-lobbied for Occidental Petrol, Yukos Oil
  • James Hyland- lobbied for BP, Occidental Petrol
  • Rebecca Anderson- lobbied for Sunoco, Cheniere Energy
  • Frank Donatelli- lobbied for Exxon
  • Robert Asher- lobbied for WMPI Pty., a fuel supplier
  • Kevin Fay- lobbied for Orion Refining
  • Tom Loeffler- lobbied for Tetco
  • Richard Hohlt- has lobbied for Chevron
  • Jack Oliver- lobbied for Shell Oil
  • Dick Zimmer- lobbied for Schlumberger Ltd
  • Sloan Rappoport- lobbied for Koch Industries
  • Kirsten Chadwick- lobbied for Atlantic Richfield
  • Peter Madigan- lobbied for Shell Oil
  • James Pitts- lobbied for the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
  • Eric Burgeson- lobbied for BP
  • Randy Scheunemann- lobbied for BP
  • Jeffrey Weiss- lobbied for Yukos Oil
  • Ashley Davis- lobbied for TORP Technology
  • James Courter- lobbied for the New England Fuel Institute
  • Vicki Hart- lobbied for Enron, the New England Fuel Institute, and Petroport
  • Elise Finley Pickering- lobbied for Koch Industries
  • Carlos Bonilla- lobbied for Oceaneering Intl.
  • Kerry Cammack- lobbied for Exxon Mobil
  • Melissa Edwards- lobbied for Oceaneering Intl.
  • Susan Molinari- lobbied for Oceaneering Intl.
  • Doug Davenport- lobbied for Welldog

McCain/Palin, Bush/Chaney. More of the same B.S….

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We are getting screwed! The Oil industries are reveling in the Palin/wall street debacle, reaping billions on profits at the pump. How come no one is talking about this? The free market at it’s best i guess. let it run free, get out the way and let the market decide what’s the best price for oil.

Demand? Well O.K., it’s fallen because the U.S. is in crisis mode financially. But a 15 cent drop in the average price of a gallon of gas is not a 40% drop.

US gasoline under $3.50 for first time in 6 months

If these bastards can raise the price 40% because of a Hurricane, they can lower it commensurate to the drop in the cost of a barrel of oil. But they won’t. Why? BECAUSE THERE IS NO REGULATION THAT SAYS THAT HAVE TO DROP THE PRICE.

Remember, these are Dupya’s and John McCains’ boys were talking about. They don’t play that regulation crap.

When will this country wake up! If Sarah Palin has said “I’ve taken on big oil”, then why haven’t you made this (current gas prices) an issue during your campaign speeches? BECAUSE THEY WERE WRITTEN FOR YOU BY PEOPLE WHO ARE PAID FOR BY BIG OIL!

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you know whats! The U.S. economy is under attack. And not by Muslim extremist with towel heads and long beards. They’re wearing Brooks Brothers blue suits or their undies while sitting at a computer in their home day trading.

They are called oil speculators. And if the dollar falls to a point where OPEC decides to use the Euro instead of the dollar…

WE ARE GOING TO SEE A DEPRESSION!

These speculators have manipulated the rise in the cost of a barrel of oil by simply referring to “speculation” about supply/demand/reserve concerns in driving up the costs of oil.

Their “speculation” has no valid connection to what the actual oil supply/demand/reserve facts are. Google it and you’ll see…

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They can’t help it. GOP’ers and “conservatives” (code word for anti-negro) can’t run campaign’s that’s not racist. It’s their core constituency. Since reconstruction, have they ever? NO!

It is time for the U.S. to move ahead to the future. Barack Obama is not a savior. But he is a change that properly represents America’s sentiment that the direction of this country has GOT TO CHANGE! The old hands have used our tax money to surely benefit the few (the upper class).

Whites voting for Obama has nothing to do with them being liberal. It’s like hearing someone scratch a chalkboard when I hear white political commentators like Pat Buchannon tell blacks how they should “see things”. However, my take on why whites have voted for Obama (besides the fact that not all of them are racists or even have a problem with people of color) is that I believe whites are feed up with:

  • The high costs of gas as a result of Dick Chaney inviting the leaders of big oil to white house at the beginning of the Dupya Presidency.
  • The mis-leading of American People in lying (not misusing intelligence) to the American public about intelligence he used to justify the war in Iraq-for the benefit of attendees of Dick Chaney’s energy policy invite to big oil at the beginning of the Dupya Presidency.
  • The falling value of the dollar world wide- caused directly by Dupya Administration economic policies from “trusted, conservative minds”.
  • The housing crisis caused by Dupya and his administrations policy to not push for stiff enforcement of housing regulatory laws THAT ARE ALREADY ON THE BOOKS!
  • The home owner who was not a participant in the “sub prime debacle”, but who is being affected by it- Due to horrendous Dupya fiscal policys
  • The rising cost of food at the result of Dupya’s policy of allowing the Big Oil constituencys agenda to override all others.

These are just a few of the issue’s that white folk have a problem with the regular old beltway players in Washington.

What better way to send the message to their hardcore conservative neighbor then by putting an “OBAMA” sign in their front yard.

Revolution comes in all shades and colors…

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I just filled up my tank and the price of a gallon of regular is $3.50 plus at just about every gas station here in Raleigh, NC.

I just had to pay a $333 co-pay for a ct scan for my daughter earlier in the day.

I’m pissed.

I stop by a convience store and over hear several NC candidates for Governor advertisements for my vote while I was in line to pay for an overpriced bottle of Sunkist. All of them say that I need a governor that won’t look out for the special interest people or it’s time for the “not so special interest citizens of the state of NC” to have someone in the Governors house that will look out for them.

I get home, check the news on the net, and I’m inundated with video reports showing Hillary dancing on stage to the tune of Rocky, or reading about Obama asking people can they smell what he’s cookin.

And George W. Bush has the nerve to go to NEW ORLEANS of all places and dances on stage, having a good ole time with some house servant looking brotha with an umbrella dancing with him.

I have no choice but to vote and become involved in the political process no matter what the outcome of the 2008 Presidency for the rest of my life. I will not go down without a fight. The reason I blog now is solely to voice my “perspectives on life and politics from a brotha’s perspective”.

No political candidate speaks for me. I’ve got a decent paying job. I’ve got health insurance. I’ve got a home with a regular mortgage. I’m raising two girls and my spouse is someone with a Master’s Degree who’s had to accept a job paying her far below what she used to make and provide what’s needed to have something left after the important bills are paid, just to pay her student loans that will soon kick in after her deferment expires (she was unemployed for 8 months prior to this February 08).

I am doing great by some other peoples standards, but I am struggling to stay afloat. But I will stay afloat. And I will make my voice heard. I am neither black nor a liberal or a conservative. I am a citizen of these United States of America.

Hopefully, those of you voting for Hillary understands what someone is saying when they say they are voting for Obama more for the revolution that it fuels. Voting for Hillary does not fuel revolution. It brings back some of the same special interest people back into power or keeps some who’s already in power, in place.

The Clinton history of pandering has been “vetted” by ones look back at Bill’s Presidency. Do you think the Clintons are scared of any of us? Hell no. Especially not Bill. He’s shown us that hand.

I want someone who cares what white people are going to say about their moves/decisions. What Black people care about their moves/decisions. What Hispanics and Asians care about their moves/decisions. I want us all to have that weight.

I hope Obama wins. And after him, I hope someone else wins who’s so new to the scene that they too have not been around long enough to owe something to a special interest. They would have to worry about what THE PEOPLE think of his or her decisions as President.

And not let these bastards get away with gouging us at the pump and laying people off because their investors like it when they cut costs and move jobs overseas so the profits can go up so more rich people either here or in Saudi Arabia, Japan or China can buy the stock at a higher cost.

Hopefully, there are enough people out there thinking this way and not the same number of fools who actually voted for GHWB not once, but twice.

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I feel dejected. After seeing/reading/listening to the news and events that have happened to/in this country over the past month, I gotta say, “What can we do to stop the powerless from being trounced? Nothing!

I’ve never been a defeatist. It’s just the blatant, in your face (because of the internet) display of how the rich controls our lives in every aspect of life has got me shaken. They control your health, they control your living standards (your pay), they control your kids education, they control the lives of everyonei n the US and the rest of the world.

Just Google these tags and see for yourself:

Don Blankenship/Massey Energy/State Supreme Court Judges

Bear stearns/non bank bailouts

UBS/Phil Gram/John McCain/Economic policy

Homebuilder tax breaks

Big oil

FAA/Southwest Airlines

New York’s Passenger Bill of Rights

4000 plus US military dead

KBR, Inc./ water contamination/Dick Chaney

Dick Chaney/military volunteers/war deaths

H1B fraud

Virtual Border Fence

The Dollar

All of these issues are examples of how big business are in control of our lives/laws/liberty, and how they say with straight faces, things that are clearly lies and no one is able to do anything about it.

The United States is in disrepair. It’s gonna take more than a new President to fix it.

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