Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Mid-Week Mash-Up

Alrighty, kids. Here's a few that should spur some commentary til at least Friday...

First up, a Wall Street Journal editorial from Pete du Pont, Former Delaware Governor. Mr. du Pont has a few ideas on why we are 'addicted to foreign oil'. Here's a preview, it's the government's fault.

Next, John Stossel on the continued, and unending, hypocracy of the 'war on drugs'.

Lastly, Herman Cain weighs in on the Congressional Democrats 'New Direction' plan. I would explain, but there is too much, so, let me sum up. The Democrats 'New Direction' is like taking a westerly route to Florida. From Texas. It doesn't matter what your 'New Direction' is, if you don't have a decent map to get you there.

Discuss away...

1 comment:

Patrick Armstrong said...

Now that I've had time to read the articles...

RE: Mr. du Pont; here we go again. There is one significant similarity between additction to foreign oil and additiction to domestic oil: it is all addiction to oil. We can explore all the domestic oil we want, we'll just end up using more, so it will cost the same, and we'll still import from countries whose version of Wahhabist Islam calls for our nation's destruction. I'm a-willin' to negotiate on the nuclear plants, but we're going to have to see serious regulation after the bang up jobs we've done with schools, levees, and telecommunications. Also, this reads far more like an anti-Hillary ad than any kind of serious policy discussion, and that adds a significant grain of salt to what was said.

2. Mr. Stossel & the War on Drugs: shocker! If you're rich, powerful or connected, and you're caught with cocaine, you get away with it, go to rehab, or get re-elected Mayor of Washington City. If you is po', workin', & partyin' you go straight to jail. Sounds a lot like class warfare, though I sure know who's winnin'.

3. It sounds more like walking through a forest and taking a left every time a tree is in your path. Luckily for the Democrats, Republicans appear to be walking through the same forest, taking a right every time there's a tree in the path, and America seems awful dizzy right about now.