Well Ozzy, *There is no hard feelings here. *You have every right to your opinion, but as I see it liberals have taken more rights away from the general public than the republicans. *Thay are the ones who give more rights to the criminals than the republicans. *As far as I am concerned once you are convicted you have no rights till you do your time. *I cannot see why everyone is so concerned about this patriot act. *There is not enough man power NOR computer power to listen into EVERY phone call in the US. *They are concentrating on international calls and calls of suspected targets. *I have spoken with an intelgence anylist that works out at the same gym I do. *He wasn't able to go into any details on what he listens to, but he did say there is no way they can listen to every call and everyone is so darn paranoid. *I don't like my rights taken away either, but I am not worried about NSA wiretapping. *Any one single person unless your truely doing something wrong over the phone has nothing to worry about from the NSA.
Yes I do feel killing a bomber or assasin before they do harm to someone is called for and justified, but I do not feel Bush is one of those people. *I respect your opinion, but I have to kindly disagree.
True he may have laxed some laws, but you have to look. *The president can't do anything by himself. *He has to have the congress to do anything. *Congress has all the power in Washington. *Not the president. *No one part of government can do anyting without the other.
Now you have to be nieve to think that the phat cats that suport the liberals in office do not get rich when a Dem is in office. *Granted Bush is an oil guy and his VP was CEO of halliburton, but if they really were still involved with them don't you think someone would have busted that wide open by now? *This is not the 50's and 60's where information didn't flow as freely as it does now. *
I am by no means saying the guy is a saint. *Please do not think that. *He is just a crooked as any other diehard politition. *None of them are there to make a difference. *And don't go trying to say Clinton was because all that man did was create a bunch of minimum wage jobs that are slowly disapearing now. *While he was in office you had McDonalds popping up all over the place. *We had 3 in a 2 mile stretch on a main road here. *Now they have consolidated into one. *The thing is what Clinton did may look good on paper, but when you atart looking at details he is just as bad as the rest.
I don't have any answers but the fact of the mater is we are an oil depended country and till we find a sustainable alternative we have to use oil. *Now OPEC controls oil barral prices. *We have to drill in ANWAR and tap into that oil reserve if we are going to releve the oil burdon. *It can be done safely not to disturb the reserve. *We have to tap into the tar sands in Canada more. *There is enough untapped oil in the state to supply up for 80 years at our current rate of growth. *Don;t get me wrong I am all for alternatice fuels too. *We MUST spend more money in those technologies, because as it stands now you have to be rich to afford a hybred and it will take 20 years for you to reqoupe your money from the less gas it uses. *Its not economical yet for a hybred. *PLus those bateries do not last forever and are expencive to replace. *So thats not a viable option yet. *Hydrogen is not a viable opetion yet if they are getting the hydrogen from hydrocarbons (oil). *It polutes just as much as burning it would. *You also have to look as all the plastics we use. *It takes oil to make plasitc!!! *Those cheap Ziploc disposable bowl and bags all take oil to make. *All the cheap plastic uses oil. *Ruber producs if I am not mistaken take oil to produce. *Yes there is oil free methods but they are the more expencive products. *So you have to realize that oil is used EVERYWHERE and not just for fuel.
Now I was going someplace else with this post too, but I went off on the oil tangent and listening to the TV about Steve Irwin on Hanity and Colmes. *So it took me a few min to write this post and I just forgot.