Bush Hindering Quick FDA Funding – Say it Aint So!

June 11, 2008

U.S president George W. Bush is being accused of “drastically hindering” the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to quickly get an important boost in funding. The accusation comes from Sen. Arlen Specter (R – PA). This comes from an interesting and telling article written by The Wall Street Journal’s JARED A. FAVOLE that quotes Spector from a letter which reads the “Administration is drastically hindering necessary immediate relief by delaying the funding for eight or nine months.” He added, “FDA needs this money now to save lives.”

Wiki explains that The FDA (Food And Drug Administration) is responsible for the safety regulation of most types of foods, dietary supplements, drugs, vaccines, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics. The FDA also enforces section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and the associated regulations, including sanitation requirements on interstate travel as well as specific rules for control of disease on products ranging from pet turtles to semen donations for assisted reproductive medicine techniques.

“The 81 deaths due to contaminated heparin and the one suspected death in the ongoing salmonella outbreak show that we cannot wait nine months to give FDA the resources needed to protect the public,” Sen. Specter said, according to a copy of the letter.

With a 28% approval rating perhaps “W” wants to shave that number down by allowing further contaminations and poisonings… could that be it? This President lied us into a false war where more than 4000 U.S troops have been killed with more to come. The price of oil is up almost 250% since he took office. PEOPLE YOU ELECTED AN OIL MAN PRESIDENT AND WONDER HOW AND WHY THE PRICE OF OIL IS AT A CRIPPLING HIGH!

President George W. Bush has been bought and paid for by big business (the pharmaceutical companies are high up there). Why would he want to assist with the regulation of the folks that own him? Why would he want to save lives. ANSWER: Because there is NOTHING in it for him or his handlers.

GREAT article Jared!

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How to Lower Gas Prices In America According To Shell

April 30, 2008

Wednesday marks the 16th consecutive day of record-setting gas prices with the average reaching $3.62 per gallon, according to AAA. The president, John Hoffmeister, of Shell Gas Company, the American division of Royal Dutch Shell, discussed the issue of rising gas prices with John Roberts on “American Morning” on CNN.

Here is a brief excerpt of the interview:

ROBERTS: What do you say to people who are in this budget crunch of trying to fill up the family car?

HOFMEISTER: I say we need more gas to be produced in this country. I’ve been saying that for three years, ever since I took this position [as president of Shell].

If the U.S. set a goal to produce 2 to 3 million barrels more a day in this country, we would send a shock around the world that would immediately say to the speculators, hey, U.S. is serious. President [Bush] said something yesterday about this. I didn’t hear him, but I think that’s good news. But we should set a specific target.

The presidential candidates should be out there on the postings saying let’s increase domestic production by 2 to 3 million barrels a day. That would be something that would put money back into this country, jobs back into this country, and it would bring more supply toward the Americans who need it.

ROBERTS: The president is advocating more drilling on U.S. territory. Isn’t it true that globally we’re starting to reach a peak in production and that within maybe a decade or two oil production will begin to decrease?

HOFMEISTER: Well, I think there is some argument [that] with convenient, easy oil we will peak sometime in the next decade. I think Shell sees that coming, but in terms of total oil supply to the world, we’re a long way from reaching peak oil because it doesn’t take into account unconventional oil.

I think the president brings up a good point in that we could, we have the available domestic supplies off the coast of Alaska as well as [the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge]. Shell has won $2 billion worth of high bids for the Chukchi Sea — that’s a few years off before we could begin production.

But let’s remember there’s more than 100 billion barrels of untouched oil and gas in this country that is subject to a 30-year moratorium. Now, there’s only one body in this country that can set a 30-year moratorium, and that’s the U.S. government.

ROBERTS: Sen. Hillary Clinton wants to slap you with a 50 percent tax on what she calls windfall profit, profit above a certain level. Is that a good idea?

HOFMEISTER: Look at our revenues and our income for the last quarter. If we had made $7.8 million on $114 million of revenue, nobody would call that excessive, because that’s 7½ percent. We made $7.8 billion profit on $114 billion revenue — same 7½ percent. So to me that is not an excessive number when banks and pharmaceuticals and IT companies earn a whole lot more.

ROBERTS: Would it hurt you if she put in place this tax on the windfall profits?

HOFMEISTER: Sure it would. It would slow down investment. Taxing the oil companies was tried in the ’80s. It drove us to do imports, which is exactly the problem we have today.

ROBERTS: Where is the top of all this? How high can the price of a barrel of oil go? How high will the cost of a gallon of gasoline go?

HOFMEISTER: I heard somebody say the other day it’s as long as a piece of string. We don’t know.

ROBERTS: The president of OPEC said $200 a barrel.

HOFMEISTER: Yeah, well, there are some countries out there subsidizing the cost of their energy to their consumers and industries to compete with America — or against America — because they think America won’t solve the problem.

ROBERTS: You’re saying you have no idea where the top is.

HOFMEISTER: We don’t know. But we should produce more oil in this country.

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What The Hell Is A Democrat?

April 15, 2008

Let me start off by saying that the principles and concepts that make each what they are has completely flip-flopped at least once in the history of the United States.  In the time of Lincoln, the Democrats might have been mistaken for their Republican counterparts of current day.  Republicans in Lincoln’s time might even be called liberal.  They supported ending slavery.  Republicans of today have been associated with Southern, Conservative ideals, and people like David Duke and Strom Thurmond exemplify what may finally be changing.

Liberal Democrats might assume the origin of the statement, “Government does not belong in my wallet or my bedroom” is firmly locked in the history of the Democratic movement.  They could not be more wrong.  Barry Goldwater, the pinnacle of conservatism and an icon in the modern-day Republican party, coined that term, a principle that is now held close by the Libertarians.  Since before the era of Carter, there has been a slow and steady move towards one, moderate political consolidation of the two-party system.  About the time Ross Perot reaered his ugly head, whispers among analysts and academicians introduced the concept 3 parties.  Not necessarily the origin of the concept, but it seemed as though Ross Perot was the loudest of any current examples.

**It is interesting to note that during the GW Bush’s first campaign, McCain was running as an independent.  At one point in that electon cycle, McCain was being considered as a potential running mate for John Kerry, the Democratic nominee.  Now, he claims to have always been a conservative.  A very close friend of his, Hillary Clinton, was a Republican before she ever even considered being a Democrat.  The lines are not blurry, they were bleached away and wiped off with our political system’s integrity…. or what’s left of it.

What the hell is a Democrat?  What is a Republican?  The Republican Party, also known as The Good Old Party,  is slowly becoming the only party.  The far left is now what was once called the moderate middle.  From this point forward in this blog, I will speak about “Billary” because they are two parts of a whole. They floated through two terms together, and they will sink together and likely each other.  Since before the time of Clinton’s first term, I have asked why there is not a third choice, if not a fourth, fifth, or sixth choices?

Please, stop listening to speeches often written by speech-writers or whether or not they perform well on Saturday Night Live.  Look at their records.  See how they voted.  Look at the long-term effects.  I would now suggest that the massive surplus that happened during the pendulum swing towards Billary was merely done to have enough money for the GW Bush’s terms to spend on his own personal friends’ private contracts with the government and GW’s continuation of a family vendetta and quest for oil.  Recalling now infamous cries of “I didn’t inhale”, one might think there might have been progress on a failing drug policy in the United States during the Clinton Administration.  Quite the opposite.  3 Strikes, increasing mandatory minimums, and the largest number of non-violent drug users were locked up instead being given treatment all suggest that the social liberal was not truly liberal at all.

What the hell is a Democrat?  This year, I am voting Republicrat Arlen Specter!


“Mayor Charged, Bodies Found, Meat Plant Explodes, and Prior knowledge of Bridge Issues”

March 24, 2008

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“Do-overs, Governors’ Affairs, and Collapsed Cranes”

March 18, 2008

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“Delegates, Chaos, and Bombs”

March 9, 2008

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Bush Says NO to OIL? WTF??!!

March 5, 2008

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