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Oh my - this just blew me away - "Nationalize Oil Companies"
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I'm still trying to get my breath back.

Watch this. As mentioned in my post below, the reason we're suffering the energy crisis today is directly attributable to government and its lack of a coherent energy policy and its unwillingness, among other things, to allow the exploitation of our oil reserves.

First, in the video, Democrats call for the Nationalization of oil companies.

Seriously. This isn't Maxine Waters we're talking about here.

Then this woman who hasn't any more of clue than the Democrats gets national air time in prime time to expand on the lunacy of socialism as introduced by the Democrats.

Link: sevenload.com


I'm sorry if this offends anyone - no, actually I'm not - that's simply unAmerican.

Anyone see what's coming yet? The mask is off. They're declaring their intent. Try to get a clue, for heaven sake.

(HT: Stop the ACLU)
 
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John Galt 08!
 
Written By: Jay
URL: http://www.stoptheaclu.com
Ayn Rand’s ghost rises from the grave and says "I told you so."

....


Worst of all, they will sound so reasonable to so many people.

 
Written By: Grimshaw
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I think we need to start practicing saying "Comrade"...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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"I think the government has done a good job of being as responsive as people expect them to be"
Heck, that’s easily done, since most people don’t expect the government to be responsive at all.
 
Written By: Steverino
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RIP America.

And I really don’t think I’m being overly dramatic here.

You know who "nationalizes" things? Hugo F**king Chavez, that’s who.


 
Written By: shark
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You know who "nationalizes" things? Hugo F**king Chavez, that’s who.
That isn’t going to diswade them... They idolize Hugo...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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This is aggressively stupid, than again, it comes from Maurice Hinchey who still believes the "Bush AWOL" story is real. What would be the point of nationalizing oil refineries; they think they can get them to work 300% to
account for the shortfall in refining capacity and all those boutique blends.
 
Written By: narciso
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I remember back when this guy named Locke had this theory about how these kinds of issues are supposed to work. It came down to "finders keepers" essentially (or "make it, take it" I guess).

But nowadays, a mythical beast called "us" or "we" owns everything, and the politicians who speak for this "we" deign to dole out what "we" own now and again.

 
Written By: Micah Tillman
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Uh guys take the chill pill...I hate to pop your libertarian American is Doomed Bubble, but this has as much chance of succeeding as Obama’s Health Care Plan.

But don’t let me stand in the way of your the Sheeple are going to doom us, rant(s).
 
Written By: Joe
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Joe, don’t EVER under-estimate the collective stupidity of people...

The words will sound REALLY good to people, and since most people don’t understand economics, they’ll buy it...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Is this that "common sense plan" that Nancy Pelosi promised us 2 years ago ?

The shame .. the shame.
 
Written By: Neo
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"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction." – Ronald Reagan

One generation after the Cold War, a great many people seem to think freedom means not having to worry about things. Things like responsibility and the consequences of bad decisions. You know, life and stuff. Smooth sailing is an entitlement.

As far as the unlikeliness of things coming to pass:

1. Just the fact that it is being mentioned out loud is a bad sign. Dems usually try to hide this stuff from open mikes and cameras.

2. The most liberal senator in congress, who is a pseudo pacifist with little more than 3 years experience at the national level is currently leading in the polls for president of the USA against a decorated war veteran with 10 times as much experience in office, DURING a time of war.

3. The level of anxiety over the economic condition of the country, which is way out of proportion to the reality of situation, makes people prime for an act of stupidity. See Also Germany circa 1933. No, I’m not saying Obama = Hitler, rather that panic leads to bad decisions, and we can stop light years shy of Adolph Hitler and still be well within the Stupid Zone.
 
Written By: Augustus
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And here is expected them to call for the seizure of the records at the centers for ICE in Atlanta and Chicago (do I know somebody from there ? Hmmm).
 
Written By: Neo
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I’m developing this strange urge to build a cabin in BFE Montana, and start stocking up...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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This chick is a raving nutbag. Also, she’s incurably stupid. Pearls of wisdom:

"... and this isn’t shareholder’s oil, this is our oil, and I think that if we’re going to start talking about crazy policies like killing our environment ..." and he cuts her off. I wish he hadn’t, I’d like to know where she was going with that.

"When Congress can set prices, they can set prices." Sheer brilliance.

And she ends off by joking about nationalizing the news media. Incredible.

I just had a thought, and maybe you older and wiser folks can clue me in:

Seeing as how the domestic petroleum companies can’t drill new wells or build new refineries, is it possible that their "record profits" are a result of the inability to reinvest in their own business? Any other business, like say a restaurant chain, would be able to take some of their profits and invest in more equipment, buildings, personnel, etc. On their corporate taxes, that amount of money put back into the business wouldn’t register as profit. "Big Oil" can’t do this. Am I way off base here?

If I’m not, I wonder how much "Big Oil" has invested back into their industry in years past (i.e. back when they were allowed to drill and lease land and build new refineries). Just how incredible are these "record profits" really?
 
Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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So, there it is:

Elect Obama, get the socialization of America.

When it happens, and people stand up and say, "Hey - that’s not what we voted for," let us who voted against this all rise up and say, "You voted for change - and NOW YOU HAVE IT. Change for the worse, for us and the world."

That’s what happens when you put liberals in charge of things. Garbage, crap, sh*t, and refuse.
 
Written By: James Marsden
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It takes a lot of stupidity on display to surprise me. This did it. Who is she? What is her background? How can people actually think like this?

Congress can just set prices. Problem solved. Just set it lower. Done. Just because she can speak without smacking gum and twirling her fingers in her hair doesn’t mean she is not an idiot. Maybe, they’ll nationalize brains, and she can afford one.
 
Written By: Is
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It takes a lot of stupidity on display to surprise me. This did it.
Yup ... that was my reaction as well. It was a breathtaking display of economic and historical ignorance. I got the feeling Cavuto was toying with her and wanted such a display front and center to amplify the clip and suggest that Hinchey and Maxine Waters declarations weren’t aberations.

I also got the feeling given the smile playing around his mouth that all the way through the woman’s nonsense Cavuto wanted badly to shout "Are you insane?"

 
Written By: McQ
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Someone should ask Senator Lightworker bluntly if he supports this "nationalization" a**holery.

Lets get this full on out as an electoral issue.

if McCain really— and I mean REALLY - goes hard on more drilling and nuke development (harder than he’s been and dropping the leftish appeals rhetoric he can’t seem to stop saying) while Messiah clings to cap and trade and windfall profits.....McCain wins in a fricking blowout.


 
Written By: shark
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"and he cuts her off. I wish he hadn’t"

Me too, but I have come to expect it. These shows are not about news or ideas, they are about promoting the wonderfullness and wisdom of the host. Letting her ramble on places attention on her, instead of on him, the theme of the show.
 
Written By: timactual
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Joe, if you hate doing it so much, why did you bother to drop in?
 
Written By: Grimshaw
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Just for the record, Hinchey was the same guy who went on Laura Ingraham’s talk show about a year and a half ago to promote the fairness doctrine.

He’s all sorts of crazy.
 
Written By: Hoystory
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Hmmmm, I think nationalizing the oil industry would be a great idea. I hope they do it on day one of the Great Democratic Regime, before they have time to get to healthcare.

Because I think healthcare would be much harder to reverse, while nationalizing oil will immediately have a bad effect on the economy and the price of gas. (It would go up until they figure out how to subsidize it.)

That would cause a 2010 congressional election.
 
Written By: Harun
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Hmmmm, I think nationalizing the oil industry would be a great idea. I hope they do it on day one of the Great Democratic Regime, before they have time to get to healthcare.

Because I think healthcare would be much harder to reverse, while nationalizing oil will immediately have a bad effect on the economy and the price of gas. (It would go up until they figure out how to subsidize it.)

That would cause a 2010 congressional election.
lol you’ve kinda got the same itch i do, let em wallow in their stupidity, but all the while the people will suffer so its a horrible way to teach a lesson. The real sad part is, iv barely been able to effect this kind of thing, being the age i am, iv only had a few chances to vote, mostly forgoing them out of apathy. But i don’t think it would have mattered, who the hell would i have voted for? The yahoos have gone nutty being in change so long.
 
Written By: josh b
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Gotta agree with Joe on this one. The woman is a ranting moonbat. The % of folks that would recognize that fact has to be somewhere in the high 90s. Cavuto surely picked her for that exact reason, much like NPR always picks guys like Pat Buchanan to represent the Republican side of the issue.

Besides, there will always be ranting moonbats. Even come the rEVOLution, there will be ranting moonbats. And since ranting moonbats make entertaining viewing, there will be Cavuto-Galt to show them on TV, and McQ-Galt and Augustus-Galt to lament the imminent doom of the USA, and even Grimshaw-Galt to invoke the restless ghost of Ayn Rand.

As for Hinchey, heck, I seriously doubt that even Harry Reid could pick Hinchey out of a lineup. And McQ should know how guys like Hinchey get in office. Remember Cynthia McKinney? Think she’s representative of Georgia, much less the entire nation? Even of the Democratic Party as a whole?
 
Written By: Terry
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So, McQ, has this joker met the definition of a domestic enemy in the oath you took as a soldier yet?

Inquiring minds want to know.....
 
Written By: SDN
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Can you see this Democrats?!? Its me, not voting for you as hard as I can.
(With apologies to the Moonanites)
 
Written By: the Brain
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Cavuto and Fox are a bit quick in characterizing Hinchey’s remarks as a collective call for nationalization from House Democrats. Even though none of the guys standing around rushed the mike to say hey, waitaminute, count me out, they haven’t exactly convened press conferences to document their wanting to be counted in, either. As of yet. I don’t think.

Still, I agree with Augustus above that it’s a bad sign just for the Dems to sit tight and allow this to be mentioned out loud. Again. By someone who actually knows the word nationalize.

Damn.

I agree with shark that the question of nationalization should be put to Obama right away and think further that each and every Dem on Capitol Hill should be called forward to declare where they stand.
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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Terry:
The woman is a ranting moonbat. The % of folks that would recognize that fact has to be somewhere in the high 90s.
If polls can be trusted, nearly 30% believe right now that oil should be nationalized. Will they suppose the Oil Change International spokesmodel to be loopier than they are?
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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If polls can be trusted,...
Important words! It’s a "national telephone survey." Those tend to be just a small amount more accurate than internet polls.

I work in an environmental agency. I mean, freaking moonbat central around there, with some serious BushCheneyHalliburtonShellExxonRove hatin’ going on. Valerie Plame was a martyr to these people. I have one coworker who still won’t speak to me because in March, after she mentioned that it was the 5th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death, I said "Then we should go to IHOP for lunch."

Still, I’d bet serious money that I couldn’t even get 1% of my coworkers to agree that nationalizing the oil industry is a good idea.
 
Written By: Terry
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I’d bet serious money that I couldn’t even get 1% of my coworkers to agree that nationalizing the oil industry is a good idea.
Ahhh, but with the right poll you might get ten or more times that. ;)

And think about people who don’t even know who Rachel Corrie and, heck, Valerie Plame are — much less know zip about enonomics — who just need to be able to afford gas. Enough members of congress mouthing off about "owned by the People of the United States so that the People of the United States can determine how much blah blah" will definately get some of their attention.

Polls aside, I think it’s safe to say that well over 1% of most people’s coworkers — and a much larger percentage of our countrymen at large — rest their beliefs about this and most other matters on nothing that can’t be kicked out from under them pretty easily.

Is that what these Democrats in Congress are trying to do?
 
Written By: Linda Morgan
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Still, I’d bet serious money that I couldn’t even get 1% of my coworkers to agree that nationalizing the oil industry is a good idea.
Really? Not even 1%? Have you tried?

How many people do you work with? I think I might take that bet.
 
Written By: MichaelW
URL: http://asecondhandconjecture.com
after she mentioned that it was the 5th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death, I said "Then we should go to IHOP for lunch."
THAT was f*cking hilarious, Terry.
 
Written By: Jeff
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Polls aside, I think it’s safe to say that well over 1% of most people’s coworkers — and a much larger percentage of our countrymen at large — rest their beliefs about this and most other matters on nothing that can’t be kicked out from under them pretty easily.

Is that what these Democrats in Congress are trying to do?
That’s a fair statement and question. And, if gas prices end up rising to the $10-12/gallon level, then maybe that could serve as a trigger that would get these guys heard. If I allow myself to slip into paranoiac mode, I could even see this as a conspiracy by the Left using the environmental laws to bring about this exact result. Lord knows that I’ve noticed that the whole idea of CO2 driven climate change has revitalized their tattered faith in the zero-sum moral blame game.

But, ultimately, no. I think we are a long way away from that. Right now I seriously doubt that you could even get a meaningful % of Democratic Congressmen to sign on to nationalization. Oh, the Hincheys and Waters and maybe even the Kucinichs would stomp their feet and shout, but the rest would place as much distance between themselves and the looneys as possible. Everybody else would see the golden opportunity to exploit the division and be on them like a shark on a bag of medical waste. The last time we nationalized anything was during a pretty nasty war, and we forget now, but it wasn’t even very popular then.
Really? Not even 1%? Have you tried?

How many people do you work with? I think I might take that bet.
#1. I plead hyperbole; and

#2. Once you saw what my standard for "serious money" is, you probably wouldn’t be that interested after all. :)
 
Written By: Terry
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after she mentioned that it was the 5th anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s death, I said "Then we should go to IHOP for lunch."
On the 6th anniversary you should offer to take her to a nearby Caterpillar Showroom and show her the BackHoe of your dreams!
 
Written By: SShiell
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"the govt needs to be knee deep in markets that wholly effect citizens." She blithely states.
We are doomed. People no longer have the basic economics education to refute her. I hope there are a couple of Franscico D’Anconia and Ellis Wyatt characters left in the world that will watch their enterprises burn before they will let them be nationalized.
 
Written By: Tim M
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On the 6th anniversary you should offer to take her to a nearby Caterpillar Showroom and show her the BackHoe of your dreams!
You know, I’m pretty close to HQ for CAT... I could arrange a tour, if you’d like... :)
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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