Just sit back and watch the show

Mr. President,
I hear the politicians each trying to outdo the other on what to do about high gas prices. They shout, they scream at each other over what is the real reason for high prices. So many fingers are pointing so fast I am surprised someone hasn't lost an eye yet.

The oil company lobbyists are out in full force. The environmentalists are out there too. Gas stations all over Washington had camera crews and politicians ready for their photo op. Big talking heads on FOX push, the administration party-line-talking points like restaurants push their "blue plate" specials.

"Audit the companies!" "Tax their windfall profits!" "Rebate money to consumers!" "We need to stop driving as much!" "Cut back on pumping oil into our strategic reserves!"

The race is on to see which party can come up with the most pleasing solutions for consumers in their districts, when in reality most of the politicians just want to LOOK like they are doing something about it until November.
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Since the Republicans run both houses I'll be surprised if they don't push some nonsense bills through so they LOOK like they care.
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"Build more refineries, the oil companies have not built a new refinery in 30 years"
"They can't build them because of too much red tape!"

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"No that's not true. Exxon memos show they decided to limit refinery capacity to keep prices high! "
"That's not true!"
"Yes it is!"
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"It is because environmentalists wanted ethanol"
"No, that conversion is already done and it does not impact prices!"
"It's designer gasolines all the states want!"
"Each state had these requirements for years it's not new and shouldn't have raised the prices!"
yadda yadda yadda.

They remind me of hamsters running in their exercise wheels. They spin a lot but they don't really go anywhere.



The Bush curse has reached across the pond to "lap-boy" Tony Blair in England.
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In addition to supporting your War in Iraq, he is catching hell over three of his most senior cabinet ministers who are fighting to save their careers.
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Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott's secret two-year love affair with a civil servant was discovered this week. Prescott used to joke about the opposition's sex scandals.
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The Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, is under intense pressure to resign over a scandal when he admitted that he lost track of most of 1000 foreign prisoners that were released without holding them for deportation.
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And the Australian-born Health Secretary, Patricia Hewitt, was heckled for the second time in a week by health service workers over National Health Service reforms and hospital job cuts.
Just knowing you seems to be such a handicap to people's career, just like in the Mummy's Curse.
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Deny, deny, deny, is the hallmark tactic you have used so well and its getting old junior.

Today your State Department's counterterrorism chief said, "The world is safer because of your war on terrorism." I didn't see the video, but it is such an obvious lie, I would not have been surprised if he had starting laughing right after he said it.

In 2005 there were more than 11,000 terrorist attacks worldwide last year that killed 14,600 people that does not include an additional 8,300 deaths from insurgent attacks on Iraqi civilians. The death toll for our soldiers at 69 for April so far is the highest in last five months. Except for the number of coalition fatalities the other figures are new records.

One of Iraq's vice presidents, Adel Abdul Mahdi, said about 100,000 families were forced to move out of their homes because of sectarian violence. Some people call it civil war.
In light of all these facts you say the world is a safer place today? What color is the sky in your world?
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