Monday, June 23, 2008

AP Flood News

In four words:

Forecaster: End is near...

Gas Relief For Congress Or More Belly Bile For Voters?

via Tony Phyrillas

Politicians should 'feel the pain'
One of the reasons our elected representatives aren't too concerned about high gas prices is that they don't pay for gas ... or in most cases for their vehicles to get to and from work. We pick up the cost of transportation, including gasoline, for politicians.

As the letter writer below suggest, these public servants don't have a good feel for how much pain working Americans are feeling. If we took away their free cars and free gas, they might get the point.

There are a whole lot of freebies that we, the voter, should strip from our vaunted elite "serving" us in Congress. Either that or we should cut to the quick and buy them togas and gilded laurel leaves and chariots.

GW, Don't Agree,Go To Jail You Heretic

Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist
James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

"When you are in that kind of position, as the CEO of one the primary players who have been putting out misinformation even via organisations that affect what gets into school textbooks, then I think that's a crime."

Then we'll get the rest of all those right-wing nuts.