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SpeakOut 8-19

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The campaigning continues

Just last week, McCain and his party attacked Barack Obama and ridiculed the idea that keeping your car tires inflated is an effective way to improve fuel efficiency and keep down the cost of gasoline. The thing is, everyone from AAA to NASCAR agreed with Barack. McCain finally had to face reality this week and reverse his position. Earlier this week, the McCain campaign put out an ad saying that Washington is broken. It's gotten a lot of press so far, but it didn't mention that John McCain spent the last 26 years in Washington -- failing to fix this broken system. He portrays himself as a so-called "maverick" but doesn't want people to know that he has voted 95 percent of the time in support of George Bush's policies. Another ad uses scare tactics to claim Barack's tax policy will hurt middle class Americans. Press coverage of the ad repeated McCain's smears, but omitted the fact that Barack's economic plan will cut taxes for 95 percent of American families. Not to mention that McCain's upper class tax cut plan leaves out more than 100 million middle class families.

Backatcha

This is for Get ready and work. Don't worry about it Miss Nosey Posey, I've already got that little problem cleared up. I didn't have to sit with my finger on redial or on my behind because I got a response the first time. And besides, it's none of your business whoever called SpeakOut to get a number. Why don't you get a life yourself?

Political affairs

I'd like to speakout about John Edwards. McCain didn't have any comment or opinion on John Edwards because he did the same thing. Why are they beating John up? Clinton, McCain and how many more have had affairs - most all of them. John is not running for office, he's not in office for anything, so drop it. What does this have to do with the Democrat presidential election? McCain did the same thing. I'm sick and tired of hearing about the affairs of these idiots. We don't have a president to choose from in my opinion. What are we to do? I don't trust any of them. They're all idiots.

What's the secret formula

Any oil produced anywhere goes on "the market" and is available to the highest bidder. The only way to increase U.S. oil for U.S. consumption is to mandate that anything produced would be delivered to U.S. refineries and then audit the refineries to ensure that all products go to U.S. consumers. If you think you can find an oil company that would sign such a lease, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. And if no such agreement exists, what keeps these oil drillers from selling their product to the highest bidder -- China, South America or others? Drilling the continental shelves may provide more oil for "the market," but only if world consumption declines would that mean lower prices at the pump, and that won't be in my lifetime. So I ask the "drill here, drill now" crowd, let us in on your secret formula that makes offshore drilling so promising.

In the eyes of the beholder

The town of Matthews is a beautiful place to live. It is not a dump. We're poor, yes, but if you live here, clean up. If you're passing through, don't come back.