Thursday, July 3, 2008

Western PA Activist Blasts Altmire

The main directory of groups opposed to the election of Barack Obama is at: There are now nearly 300 organizations (some very large), blogs, and web sites listed there. The group is run by a Republican, Wendy, and it consists of Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and various others. It's a great site and is set up to stimulate networking. Another group that's working actively with the McCain Campaign is: It started out as a site to back Hillary Clinton, but it now includes people of all political persuasions. I hope you'll all consider joining (or at least using) these good sites.

Friday night/Saturday a.m. column called "The Empress Has No Clothes." The empress is Hillary Clinton, and you can access the column at: Please visit.

I write a lot of blog columns -- many hundreds of them to this point. Another thing I do is try to emcourage other bloggers -- young and old -- to take up the "hobby." One of them is Stacey, born in WV and now a western PA activist, who has a new, highly readable blog. You can find it at: Her first column takes Congress to task for preventing American firms from drilling for oil. She "lays the wood to" her own congressman (and mine), Jason Altmire. Like me, Stacey strongly favors Melissa Hart, who's committed to bring down gasoline prices. Please take a look at Stacey's work -- an excerpt follows.

"Congress has the ability to help its people, but chooses not to do anything . . . in order to win an election. In the last few weeks, Congress could have passed a bill to remove the ban on drilling off of our coasts. They could have begun eliminating obstacles to building new nuclear plants. They could have promoted the expansion of the clean coal process. They could have allowed us to begin drilling for more natural gas. They could have lifted the ban on ANWR. They could have passed a bill to incentivize the expansion of renewable energy sources. They could have lowered the price of the gas in your tank. If Congress would take ANY of these steps, the price of gas would go down."

"What did they do? Nothing, nada, zilch, zip, zero.Instead they tell you that these steps would only lower the price a few cents. At this point, lowering it a few cents would be better than allowing it to go up. They tell you to blame big oil and those evil speculators. They tell you it will take years to get any oil from new homeland sources. I don't know, but years sounds better than never to me. It is time for the American people to tell Congress a thing or two."

[Note: Please visit Stacey's site and leave her a comment. I'll begin my regular columns again starting July 6, Sunday. I hope everyone has a happy and blessed 4th of July.]

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