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Rising Fuel Prices

I want to thank everyone who turned out to participate in the gas price protest parade and attend the Ronnie McDowell concert in Red Boiling Springs on Sunday. Our good friend, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and author Phil Valentine drove his classic Mercedes Benz, powered by his own homemade bio-diesel, in the parade that included dozens of horses, numerous tractors, and several horse drawn wagons. Thanks to all the spectators that lined the streets to offer support. The concert was a big success and American Idol and Gone Country star Diana DeGarmo wowed the audience as well. We all had a ball. I also want to thank my family members who volunteered their services to help with the serving of food as well as all those who brought covered dishes for the crowd. You all are so appreciated! With that said, let’s get… right to it!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi goes on tour to promote her new book but wouldn’t stay in session with her fellow Democrats to do anything about rising fuel prices and energy costs. Her sorry excuse? "I'm trying to save the planet; I'm trying to save the planet. I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuses for their failed policy."  Pelosi said, “What you saw in the Congress this week was the war dance of the handmaidens of the oil companies." She went on to say, "We are spending all of this time on a parliamentary tactic, when nothing less is at stake than the planet, the air we breathe, our children breathe. "She is a megalomaniac nutcase!  It’s my opinion that the Democrats and a few wayward Republicans are the architects of a “failed policy” as President Bush and conservative legislators are calling for the REVERSAL of Congress’ 30-year policy of limiting domestic drilling. They are trying to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil by responsibly increasing our domestic supply. Larry Kudlow of said, “How can a policy that hasn't been implemented in 30 years be a failed policy? Is Pelosi that out of touch with the 70% of the American people who support more domestic drilling?” Republicans, including Tennessee’s own Marsha Blackburn, stayed on the House floor after Pelosi slammed her gavel down, turned out the lights and turned off the microphones. Representative Mike Pence also stayed and along with Marsha kept the public aware of the House revolt by Republicans. People, vote these Democrats out of office in November and get Pelosi out of the Speaker’s chair for good! She is dangerous and she will make sure this Congress fails like they have never failed before! Kudlow also said, “When President George W. Bush eliminated the executive moratorium on offshore drilling a month ago, effectively launching the drill, drill, drill offensive, oil was close to $150 a barrel. Since then, the barrel price has dropped to nearly $120, as futures-market traders anticipate a major shift in federal drilling policy.”  I knew as soon as the world market heard that U.S. oil might be forthcoming the price would drop, and it has.

 The arrogance of Barack Obama: naming his new campaign aircraft “O Force One”! And this from his speech at Dartmouth last January: "My job this morning is to be so persuasive... a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany ... and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack.” An epiphany? Tell me this character isn’t the most egotistical SOB we’ve ever seen! He even makes Bill Clinton’s insufferable ego look minute compared to his. He and his wife speak about “when” they get to the White House, not “if”. He spent mere 143 days serving in the Senate before embarking on his presidential campaign. Just look at some of the other statements made by Barack and Michelle: “Iowa will make the difference,” Mrs. Obama said. “If Barack doesn’t win Iowa, it is just a dream. If we win Iowa, then we can move to the world as it should be.” The world according to the Obamas, she means! “Barack is one of the smartest people you will ever encounter who will deign to enter this messy thing called politics.” Webster’s defines “deign” as “condescend… do something one considers to be below one’s dignity”. Yep, you read that right. Obama has lowered himself from his lofty tower in Hyde Park, Illinois to come down among the unwashed masses and to cleanse us with his sermons on the mounts of various college campuses. This man believes that he is the Second Coming, that he alone can change the world, dare I say, save the world? By the way, the Pentagon has confirmed that Obama was indeed invited to visit the wounded troops at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany, but only with his senate staff, not his campaign staff, and he declined! And, did you know that some of the reasons that Obama drew such a large crowd in Berlin was because of a free concert, free beer, and lots of MEDIA!!

 Random ramblings: Why did the 2008 Olympics end up in China? With its smog and history of human rights violations why was such bad behavior rewarded with such a grand prize?... Bill Clinton’s ego is so huge that he cannot bring himself to actually answer the question of whether Obama is qualified to lead this country! He knows what we all know: Obama is not qualified. At least I agree with Bill on that issue!... Wait and see if the Left will say Republicans artificially drove oil prices up so that offshore drilling would be an issue and then have to back Democrats into a corner because they oppose drilling… The mess John Edwards has found himself in?...couldn’t happen to smarmier guy…never liked him, never will…now I know for sure why!

 See ya next week!

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