WARNING: Pure speculation ahead…
Problem: News outlets are reporting heavily on a bi-partisan letter from representatives Gene Green (D-TX) and Charles Boustany (R-LA) calling for an end to the defacto drilling moratoium in the gulf and co-signed by 37 Democrats & Republicans.
Solution: Blow up another oil rig.
Purely coincidental, I’m sure.
How long has it been since an accident on any oil rig large enough to make headlines? Besides the BP Deepwater Horizon, I can think of none in recent memory. Now we have two catastrophic explosions in the time-frame of a few months, one of which occurred one year after receiving a safety award from the Obama regime and being included in the top three for a Pollution Prevention Award from the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service scheduled to be awarded a month or so after the explosion…
and the lords of irony smiled.
Is this the beginning of a new truther movement?
If it is true, all I can say is, thank God we have a man of action in the Oval Orifice who knows how to identify an enemy and take decisive action against it.
If only he could identify the right enemy.
Steve over at Motor City Times has a new post that hit on something I’ve been pondering for quite a while. If most people can agree that big corporations and big unions are wielding too much clout with our politicians, then why in the world do we keep feeding the monster? Shut off the freaking food supply!
Corporations and unions should be cut out of campaign contributions altogether! Campaigns should be funded by contributions from the US Citizen only. And don’t give me any of that “it’s too expensive to run a campaign” garbage. The politicians made the rules. They can revise them so that it is less conducive to corruption.
I know, now I’m going to hear what a naive and unrealistic proposition that is. Fine. I’m naive. I’ll have you know that that is one of my most endearing qualities. Naive is one of the best things you can be sometimes. It helps the creative process to look at something with a childlike curiosity and wonder.
What I’m wondering right now is why we keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That, according to Einstein if I remember correctly, is the definition of insanity.
I’ve seen an idea I floated a while back gaining some traction of late. This is encouraging. The idea is to REPEAL THE SEVENTEENTH AMENDMENT. Hear! Hear!
Wait, let me go check when it was I wrote about it… I’m back. It was March, at the other blog, in a post titled Aristocracy and Oligarchy – How We Got Here. In the comments of that post, The CL and Smitty proposed the excellent ideas of also repealing the Sixteenth and The Federal Reserve Act. Now you’re talkin’ some change I can believe in!
Now, these two proposals are admittedly lofty ideals and for sure not doable in the immediate future, and as Gene Healy points out, the 17th repeal in and of itself would be of minimal use without further regressive action. Regression is not necessarily a bad thing when it comes to removing power from a Federal government that has grown beyond its constitutionally limited bounds.
We may not be able to affect that change at the moment, but I believe it is a needed discussion for when we once again have conservatives in the wheelhouse of our ship of state.