Archive for February 1st, 2011

February 1, 2011

Did Herrera-Beutler Drop Illegal Immigration as a Serious Issue?

by lewwaters

During the campaign for nomination to succeed retiring Brian Baird, I noted that all of the GOP challengers made statements on their position concerning Illegal Immigration. All except Jaime Herrera, that is.

Does Anyone Know Jaime Herrera’s Stand On Illegal Immigration?

As noted in the original post, some time AFTER writing that post, her campaign listed a vague position on Illegal Immigration, her campaign having been goaded into stating a position. But, vague or not, it was still a stated position.

As we all know, Jaime, now going by her husbands name, Herrera-Beutler, won her climb up the political ladder and has been sworn in, assuming her seat in the House. In due time, she got her official web site up and running for all of us constituents to be able to follow her and know her positions.

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February 1, 2011

Senators Cantwell and Murray Fight to Keep America Dependent on Foreign Oil

by lewwaters

After the devastating crippling of America in the 1970’s due to the oil crisis in 1973, when Arabian members of OPEC embargoed oil to the U.S. over our support for Israel, then president Carter signed legislation creating the Department of Energy in August 1977, that was supposed to lessen our dependence on foreign oil imports, amongst other matters.

Ever since, we hear frequently from our politicians how we need to end our dependence on foreign oil, yet our dependence has steadily risen since the Department of Energy was created to the point that we now import some 51% of our needed oil from foreign countries, many hostile to us.

At the same time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “we are the third largest crude oil producer” in the world!

We also read, “the U.S. has more than 200 billion barrels of oil and 2,000 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that are recoverable with today’s technology,” in an article in Forbes Magazine quoting a report prepared by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

The article continues, “That’s more than most OPEC nations. If fully developed, it would be enough to eliminate our 10-million-barrel daily diet of foreign oil for half a century.”

At a time we are so heavily dependent on foreign oil sources and at the same time have a scarcity of wage earning jobs in America, we read of our illustrious left coast politicians, namely Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell joining in with other Democrats up and down the left coast advocating a “Permanent Moratorium” on off-shore drilling?

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February 1, 2011

Ron Paul, Still Blaming America

by lewwaters

Ron Paul, whiner extraordinaire, known for blaming America for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that murdered 3,000 of our citizens, is at it again. Or is it still?

According to Paul, the “mess” in Egypt is once again, “America’s fault.”

From the DallaNews.com, Paul says, “This is a typical example of what happens when we run on intervention-type foreign policies. We get in the middle of these fights. We’ve been in the middle of this for 30 years now. We’ve given Mubarak $60 billion. We’re responsible for a lot of the mess that is over there.”

His answer? “I wouldn’t just cut off Egyptian aid. I’d cut off all aid to the Middle East and maybe that whole area would be better off for it.”

Yes, Iran would step in deeper, Israel would be annihilated and every gain made in the last few years helping the Iraqi people find freedom and set on the path towards self-determination would be squandered, not to mention the sacrifices made by our Brave Troops completely invalidated, once again.

I am sure the Muslim Brotherhood is pleased to receive the support of congressman Ron Paul.