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Monday, August 29, 2005

The Happy Mondays

Lotta stuff today.

Gas is $2.99 on the corner of Magnolia & Hollywood Way.

'Kin bastards.

Speaking of:

U.S. crude surges 7 pct on Hurricane Katrina

Over $70/brl.

Add "Mother Nature" to the growing list of high oil price excuses.

"Dirty pagan."

What?!
SINGAPORE, Aug 29 (Reuters) - U.S. crude prices surged 7 percent to a new record high above $70 a barrel in opening trade on Monday as Hurricane Katrina, one of the most powerful U.S. storms ever, shut in oil production and closed refineries.

Oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange soared nearly $5 to a new record high of $70.80 a barrel, above last week's previous record $68, after producers and refiners shut down operations ahead of the maximum power Category 5 hurricane.

It was later trading up $3.72 a barrel, 5.6 percent, at $69.85 as traders feared the storm could do lasting damage to infrastructure, further straining an industry that has struggled to keep up with robust demand growth for the past two years.
Angelenos will be payin' $3 (for regular unleaded) by Friday.

Damn.

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Remember when "they" told that a "free Iraq" would equal a $20 brl of oil?

Yeah.

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Speaking of Iraq:

Senator Will Ask Rumsfeld to Testify to Panel on Iraq

Ha!
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 - With lawmakers facing tough questions at home about the war in Iraq, Senator John W. Warner, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, says he intends to summon Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld quickly for a hearing when Congress returns next week.
"Mr. Secretary, how's it goin' in Iraq?"

"Fine. As the President said this morning, 'We're making progress.'"

"Good enough for me."

"Anymore questions?"

"Nope. Good to see you, Don."
"I think the public is losing patience with the effort because they don't see it succeeding," said Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in the House. "In fact, from their perspective, they see the attacks increasing. We haven't done what we need to do for the infrastructure in Iraq. We haven't got the economy going."

Other ALLIES of the ADMINISTRATION said they saw clear signs of PROGRESS.
If you're an administration ally...are you allowed to see anything else?
"We are talking about a constitution here that's going to be, by Middle Eastern standards, extraordinarily enlightened, that is going to be approved in all likelihood in October, and you'll have a democratic government elected in December," Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said on "Fox News Sunday."

He noted that it had still been less than three years since Saddam Hussein was toppled. "It took us in this country 11 years to get from the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE to the Constitution," Senator McConnell said.
Yeah, but we didn't have the internet back then.

Sent messages to each other via horse and pigeon.

Took a year to gallop between NY and Philly.

No McDonald's. Target. Home Depot.

Continued retarded comparison.

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The Evangelical "Exodus to South Carolina" is back in the news again!

Strategizing a Christian Coup d'Etat

"A group of believers wants to establish Scriptures-based government one city and county at a time."

Hallelujah!
At a time when evangelicals are exerting influence on the national political stage - having helped secure President Bush's reelection - Christian Exodus believes that people of faith have failed to assert their moral agenda: Abortion is legal. School prayer is banned. There are limits on public displays of the Ten Commandments. Gays and lesbians can marry in Massachusetts.

Christian Exodus activists plan to take control of sheriff's offices, city councils and school boards. Eventually, they say, they will control South Carolina. They will pass GODLY legislation, defying Supreme Court rulings on the separation of church and state.

"We're going to force a constitutional crisis," said Cory Burnell, 29, an investment advisor who founded the group in November 2003.

"If necessary," he said, "we will secede from the union."
Please do.

Hey, speaking of "Christian Exodus":

Texas Gunman Kills 4 in Church, Then Self

Angry white dudes just love shootin' up churches, don't they?
A gunman killed four people at a rural church in a small north Texas town, then held off police in an nine-hour standoff before apparently killing himself, officials said Monday.

At least one other person was wounded.

The gunman reportedly knocked on the door of the Sash Assembly of God church Sunday night, then started firing when the door was opened. Three people were shot, including the pastor, according to WFAA-TV in Dallas. It was not immediately clear if the pastor was the wounded person or one of the two dead.

Two women in a car outside the church were then shot and killed, police said.

"These two ladies, from what it appeared, happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time," Fannin County Sheriff Kenneth Moore said.

The man fled and was later tracked to his home near the church in Sash, an unincorporated community about 80 miles north of Dallas near the Oklahoma border.
'Kin sad.

More later...

2 Comments:

  • Wait... just realized: these folks aren't 'Christians' as described in the article!! get the quote:
    "I want to migrate and claim the gold of the Lord," said the 38-year-old oil company executive from Pennsylvania. "I want to replicate the statutes and the mores and the scriptures that the God of the Old Testament espoused to the world." get that? "OLD Testament"... so they're rejecting Jesus for some weird pseudo-Orthodox Jewish thing? These folks aren't Christians by any stretch of the imagination!! Finally the facade has begun to fall!

    By Blogger Sumisu, at 1:21 PM  

  • It's a good thing homeland security isn't underfunded, so that we can take care of everyone down in New Orleans... oh, wait, that money was given to Big Oil (read: Saudi Arabia) so that my gas prices would go down... oh, wait. Well. At least Freedom is on the move! Great post today.

    By Blogger Geoff, at 3:37 PM  

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