Here is a chance for lackluster McCain to make an angry Hillary Clinton his running mate!
Now that is funny! Go get'em Lardo!
It's hard to blame Sen. Clinton for being bitter. Here she is, the smartest human ever, PLUS she spent all those years standing loyally behind Bill Clinton wearing uncomfortable pantyhose (I mean Hillary was, not Bill) (although there are rumors).
I wouldn't worry too much about those shooters. There are plento of sickos in the US that would kill you because they don't like the color of your skin.
I read the report and those fellows were drug crazed amateurs with little chance to yell "mission accomplished." The police released their names as Tharin Gartrell, 28, Nathan Johnson, 32, and Shawn Adolf, 33.
Why does McClain hate the American worker?
With oil at an all-time high,
"Once the mills of US Steel and Bethlehem Steel employed thousands, producing the metal that was cast into the building materials and cars that were the engine of the American economy. Then they were silent, as new technology could produce new steel from scrap at a lower cost than virgin steel from ore. Soon it became cheaper to ship that scrap to China and ship it back to the US, and the North American steel industry almost shut down, and with it, many of the towns and cities that supplied the workers for it. The most productive cities in America became known as the "Rust Belt" as the economic engine of the country moved to Arizona, building houses and big box stores to sell the stuff that filled the houses.
Shipping a standard 40-foot container from Shanghai to the US Eastern seaboard now costs $ 8,000. In 2000, when oil prices were $20 per barrel, it only cost $3,000 to ship the container. But at $ 200 per barrel, it will soon cost $ 15,000 in transport costs to ship from China to the US Eastern seaboard. In a world of triple-digit oil prices, distance costs money. And while trade liberalization and technology have flattened the world, rising transport prices will once again make it rounder."
Now if you are from Arizona, your business experience, if any, is probably in real estate, and the declining value of the suburban real estate market is directly correlated to the price of gas to get there and the cost of electricity to run the AC. You want cheap energy if you live in Arizona. But if you make steel in Pennsylvania, furniture in North Carolina, or work in the maquiladoras across the border, you may notice that jobs are coming back, that companies like IKEA are looking for factory sites, that stuff imported from China is not as cheap as it once was.
Rationally priced gas can put America back to work, but they don't see that down where the economy was built on cheap energy and real estate development rather than making things. They just say "drill here, drill now" and screw everyone else. "
When Congress exercises poor judgment and micromanages U.S. energy policy, the unintended consequence is that they actually hurt the people they always profess to be help. Indeed, Congress constantly blocks and obstructs every effort of the United States to become more productive and less dependent on foreign oil, says Investor's Business Daily (IBD).
Over the last 28 years, Democrats in Congress and a few Republicans have again and again opposed our drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) when we knew it contained at least 10 billion barrels of oil we could be using now.
During the past 31 years, Congress repeatedly prevented us from building any new oil refineries that we now badly need.
More recently, congressional Democrats defeated and discouraged any bill that would let us drill in the deep sea 100 miles out.
Since the 1980s Congress has continually stopped all building of nuclear power plants while France, Germany and, yes, Japan, plus 12 other major nations, did build plants and get 20 percent to 80 percent of their energy from wise and safe nuclear plant investments.
Does Congress really think Middle America's voters are so gullible that they will believe that its latest answer to increasing our supply of oil and gas is to slap a 25 percent windfall penalty tax on oil companies and remove all other incentives for oil companies to drill and explore for oil? It's wake-up time for America. Maybe we should investigate the blame-throwing investigators in Congress, says IBD.
Wow, McCain is either very desparate or he has real guts to pick an almost unknown lady running mate. This race is getting to be interesting! There is a good chance that we will be getting another four years of pseudo-bush.
yes. They made their own fortune unlike young idiot kids who inherited it all and spend it like water because they never learned to handle money.
Kids like Osama bin Laden bin Barak ibn Hosseini...
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You are implying that old rich folks did not inherit their money but earned it themselves?
Then you are implying rich young kids inherit their money.
Both are logical fallacies or at the very least incomplete because it leaves numerous other possible combinations.
Then you somehow bring in Osama bin Laden who both inherited his fortune and also make a fortune on his own before er, entering politics.
Then you bring in Barak Obama who is not wealthy, did not inherit wealth but earned a good living and married someone who is not wealthy nor did she inherit her wealth but earns a good income.
And you did not mention McCain who married his wealth; his wife did not earn her wealth, she inherited it.
Many of the now-old rich farts actually inhereted their wealth from their parents. The Rockefellers and Hiltons are just two of many such examples. On the otherhand, the richest man in the world (or was anyway) Bill Gates earned every cent of his money, but he certainly isn't "old" (except to a teenyopper).