The "Agent for Change", Obama, had his wife stop by Charlottesville yesterday to talk about the changes they hope to make if elected. Charlottesville once again showed it's "Tolerance" with the following example as noted in the NewsVirginian article...
"U.Va. student John Sweeney, 21, however, tried to attend Obama’s rally with a John McCain bumper sticker attached to his polo shirt. Obama’s campaign staffers made him remove it, saying signs were not permitted. “Apparently a bumper sticker constitutes a sign. And they said there are no signs allowed at the event,” he said. “Frankly, I wanted to see if they would let me in with a McCain sticker on my shirt. I got my answer.” During Obama’s speech, it should be noted, there were dozens of pro-Obama signs throughout the crowd, including ones that said “Virginia Needs Obama,” “Si Se Puede,” “Smart Moms for Obama” and big white letters that spelled out “CHANGE.”
Speaker Pelosi came back from the FIVE WEEK vacation and rammed a bogus energy plan through the House that now has many from the "LeftSide" pointing at the Republican members and accusing them of not supporting the drilling bill they asked for...
Fortunately Investors Business Daily has provide the facts that many in the mainstream media and "LeftSide" bloggers have been ignoring... Oct. 1 can be the American Energy Freedom Day.
"On that first day of the new fiscal year, the congressional prohibitions expire on offshore drilling for oil and natural gas, as well as for the oil shale available in Western states."
"The Democratic-controlled, do-nothing Congress for once is frantic to do something before that deadline hits. In a big election year, with summer gas prices exceeding $4 a gallon, voters won't swallow an extension of the ban. So Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday had the House of Representatives pass legislation she unveiled less than 24 hours earlier, with Republicans blocked from offering amendments."
"But Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Republicans' Study Committee chairman, correctly called the bill "a sham" with no provision addressing the dire need for construction of new oil refineries, "no clean coal, no energy exploration in arctic Alaska, no nuclear energy and — if you read it — no exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf for energy in their bill."
"Over in the Senate, Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia has been leading a bipartisan group that, like Pelosi, would keep almost all known oil reserves off limits. Meantime, the oil and gas industry would be slapped with $30 billion in new taxes for alternative fuels and vehicles — costs sure to be passed on to consumers. Some 20 senators have signed on."
"It all makes for a great opportunity. Republicans could take that Oct. 1 deadline and act like a winning football team — by running out the clock. President Bush and Sen. McCain could lead the chorus counting the days to American Energy Freedom Day."
One of the Big "Democratic" Party leaning blogs here in Virginia is reporting that the Republicans in the House failed to support a energy bill that includes increased drilling for oil...
But yet they leave out many other aspects of the bill ...
"The measure wouldn't give states a share of the royalties for offshore drilling, which Republicans argue will leave states little incentive to agree to oil exploration off their coasts. "
"House Republicans said the bill is nothing more than a charade because it would keep off-limits nearly 90 percent of offshore oil because it lies within 50 miles of land."
"To pay for the new tax incentives, the bill rolls back $18 million in tax breaks for the five largest oil companies. It also requires energy companies to pay billions of dollars in additional royalties from oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in the late 1990s. "