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Politics.  It’s all about politics.  This ill conceived “war on women” the left says is taking place.  It’s all about politics.  Nothing more.

As a woman, I feel qualified to speak on this issue.

First of all, let me state this.  There is a war on women going on in this country right now.  But it’s not coming from the right.  And, it’s not manifesting itself the way the left portrays it.

I’m going to be very bold here, and I make no apologies for it.  Some will not like what I have to say, but that’s OK.

The “war on women” is being waged by the progressives in this country.  It all started back at the beginning of the twentieth century, and was done in a stealthy way.  Getting women to participate and be the champions of the cause- pretty brilliant.  I don’t think any of those early activists realized they were being used.  Pawns in a much more elaborate plan- tear down the family and you will tear down society.  Tear down the family and society, and you create a people dependent on the government for providing for them.  Create a people dependent on the government, and get all the power.

It started off sounding great.  Give women the vote.  I fully believe women should have the ability to vote.  Everyone who can should vote.  Women fought long and hard for that, and they should have.  It’s after getting the nineteenth amendment passed that things took a turn for the worse, and namely after WWII.  But getting the vote, women’s suffrage, that’s what planted the seeds for “women’s liberation.”

And my question is this, what did we need to be liberated from????  We’ll get back to that.

During WWII, women had to go to work, as so many men were fighting for our freedom.  It was a noble cause, and those women should be applauded for stepping up to the jobs that needed to be done.  But then the war ended and those men came back to their jobs.  Many of the women went back to being homemakers, but some did not.  Enter the 1950’s.

When I think of the 1950’s, I get an instant image of June Cleaver in her heals and pearls and apron.  I mean, really, doesn’t everyone?  And that’s where things fall apart.  Suddenly being Mrs. Cleaver wasn’t enough.  I mean, really, it was Ward who ran things in that family, right?  And that’s no good, right?  I mean, we can’t have women being treated like second class citizens, right?  Wasn’t it better when the women were a large part of the workforce during the war?  Why just be a wife or mom?  There is so much more to life than that, right?

During the 1960’s, the country was turned on it’s head and shaken up a bit.  The radical leftest movements of the 60’s forever changed our country and our mentality.  Women took their fight to a whole new level.  Burning bras and free love.  No more being oppressed, right?  Women were showing they were a force to be reckoned with and no one was going to keep them down any more, right?  Because nothing says take me seriously like sleeping around and burning your underwear in the streets.

And as time went on, more and more women left the home and went to work and had someone else take care of their children. But they were empowered, right?  I mean, they missed their children’s first steps and first words, but they had everything, right?  A career, a family.  What more could a woman want, right??

As all of this was happening, something else happened too.  More and more, women had many sexual partners.  Because that was liberation, right?  That’s what the left taught us.  Free love.  Don’t be tied down.  And as more and more women became more and more casual with sex, more and more men became more casual with love (and by love, I mean actually loving a woman and valuing her and cherishing her).  And as the love between the sexes became more casual, more and more men stopped acting like gentlemen and became focused on their next sexual conquest.  Sex became less and less about making love and more about making jolly.  But, that’s liberation, right???

And, as sex became nothing but part of a date, pregnancies increased (tends to happen that way).  And because women were so liberated, they didn’t need children, right?  Wouldn’t kids just get in the way of their careers and their travels and such???  So, women had abortions.  Because it became easier to kill the babies instead of loving them.  But that’s liberation, right?????

So, let me get this straight.  According to the left in this country, who have, over the course of the last hundred years, drastically changed the way we, as a society, view women, we are liberated???  Because giving your body away, killing your babies, making your career more important than your family, having someone else raise the children you do decided to have, not being valued by your husband/boyfriend/one night stand – somehow, those things make you important and liberated???  Yeah, I just don’t get that.  Not at all.

Let me tell you something.  Having sex with a man just because doesn’t make you free.  In fact, it makes you a piece of meat.  You really think that all those men you sleep with really value you and think you are important??  I think not.  When you give yourself away like that, you are saying that you don’t value yourself enough to be with someone that loves you and deeply cares for you.  That doesn’t sound like any kind of liberation I want.  When you are pregnant and decided to kill that child because you just don’t want a child, that doesn’t make you free or liberated or anything else.  It makes you, at best, exceptionally selfish.  You are willing to kill a human being because you’ve been told all this time that it was your right.  What a barbaric society we’ve become when we kill our own children.  That does not make you of great worth or liberated from oppression, or any other thing that’s good.  When you choose to leave your children in the care of someone else so you can build up some great career, that doesn’t make you free.  I know several women who have to work; they don’t have a choice.  They hate leaving their children every day.  They hate missing milestones and important moments in their children’s lives.  They hate feeling like they don’t have as strong of a bond with their children as they would like.  And, you know what else?  Society has suffered greatly from so many children being raised by daycares and such.  So many children would be in less trouble and have less problems if their moms were just there for them when they need them.

Despite being told contrary from the left, men and women are different.  We were created to be different.  We have different roles we are supposed to fill.  Men were designed to be the hunters and providers.  Women were designed to be the nurturers and caregivers.  That is our natural role.  So why does the left constantly fight for us to go against what we were designed to do.  Why do they fight so hard for us to go against our natural instincts?  That doesn’t sound like liberation to me.

In the twisted process of “women’s liberation,” we have devalued women and their natural role.  We’ve devalued motherhood and made it seem like it’s nothing.  We’ve also devalued men and made them much less masculine.  With the mentality of “we don’t need men,” we’ve devalued fatherhood, and stripped men of their natural role, too.  But, guess what?  Our children are suffering because they have absentee fathers and mothers too wrapped up with themselves.  Our society is suffering because we have so many problems from the fallout of these ideals.

How is any of this good for women?

I may laugh at the image of June Cleaver in my mind, in her heals and apron, but I wish women today would be more like her.  She embraced her natural, God-given role in life.  She nurtured her husband and children.  She enjoyed her time with friends.  She loved her children and they never doubted that.  She was their for her children whenever they needed and they knew it.  And, she had a husband that loved her, really really loved her.  A husband that would do anything for her.  A husband that recognized her value as a mother and wife and praised her for it.  That is what this society needs now.

The war on women hasn’t been waged from the right and the republicans in this country, but from the left, slowly, over several decades.  The war on women isn’t about being able to have an abortion or get free birth control.  It’s about a woman’s identity and role being trashed and smashed over time.  It’s about motherhood being attacked as something not worthwhile.  It’s about women being degraded and demeaned and feeling like they aren’t of any worth.

As little girls, most of us dream of being queens and princesses, but those ideals are lost as we mature in this world of women’s liberation.  What a sad, sad thing.  I really hope women in this country wake up, and embrace what they were born to be, “a beloved daughter of Heavenly Father, prepared to come to the earth at this particular time for a sacred and glorious purpose.”

I want to leave you women with this thought, from Dieter F. Uchtdorf:

You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now.

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I recently saw a graphic from the left about what republicans have supposedly done to our country.  If I’m totally honest, it made me pretty upset.  Just another example of how vilified republicans and conservatives are.  It’s getting really annoying.  And, I’d really like to see the facts on some of these claims.  I mean, when I don’t like a policy, I can tell you exactly why, and back it up with history and facts.  As much as I’ve asked people to explain some of these things to me and give me any evidence, I’ve yet to get any.  Why is it those on the left can get away with all kinds of lies and manipulation of the truth and a republican says fact about why they don’t like a liberal policy and suddenly they are the hateful one?  What the heck is that about?!

Anyhow, I thought I’d share the picture here and give you all my thoughts on it.

First, here’s the picture:


Now, I’d like to share my thoughts on these things.  One by one, here we go.  Please tell me if I’m missing something.

  • War on Women’s reproductive rights. NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE BIRTH CONTROL AWAY!!! Let me repeat that. NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE BIRTH CONTROL AWAY!!! Just because some people don’t personally believe in birth control doesn’t mean they want to pass legislation to take it away from people. We just don’t believe the government should tell a PRIVATE business what they have to cover. Also, we believe killing babies through abortion is wrong. (Incidentally, if someone kills a pregnant woman, they are charged with two counts of murder. But, apparently if a woman wants to kill her own baby, that’s ok??)
  • Second, NO ONE IS TRYING TO END WIC. We simply believe that there should be checks and balances to these systems and that they would be better run not by the government but by private churches and charities. We also believe that there are way too many abuses and much waste in these programs. We also don’t believe illegal immigrants should receive these benefits.
  • Third: War on NPR. You’ve got to be kidding right?! Seriously, that is a load of bologna. Did you know that tax payer dollars support NPR? My thought is this: if NPR is so well liked, why can’t it make it as a regular radio station would? Or, why can’t those who like it, be the ones who pay for it? I see NPR as a largely left leaning organization. I don’t personally like my tax dollars supporting that. I highly doubt liberals would like it if tax dollars went to support Fox News or Sean Hannity or something similar. I mean, geez-  look how the left is trying so hard to get Rush Limbaugh off the air, and his show is paid for privately.  My question is this:  What business does the government have being in the radio or television business in the first place?
  • Next: War on Desegregation. Somebody please explain this to me!  When did republicans ever try to end or undo segregation? Again I ask, what evidence is there that republicans are racist? Because we by and large disagree with the President’s policies? Disagreeing with someone who happens to be black DOES NOT MAKE SOMEONE RACIST!
  • Next: War on Marriage equality and anti-gay agenda. Ok, I can see how you could see it that way. I believe marriage is ordained of God and is a sacred institution. I believe that institution should be between one man and one woman. However, that doesn’t mean I hate gay people or that I am homophobic or that I have some anti-gay crusade going on. I simply believe that the family is a sacred unit.  I’m all for people being with whomever they would like.  I might disagree with the choices people make, but that’s their business not mine.  I just don’t think we should go about changing what marriage is, for a whole host of reasons, none of which is that I hate gay people- because, despite popular belief, I don’t.  If all republicans hated gay people, there certainly wouldn’t be any gay republicans.  And, there definitely are a good number of gay republicans.
  • Next: War on Net neutrality. Yup, that’s true. I hate net neutrality. I think it is a HUGE mistake for the government to start regulating something else. The government has never successfully gotten itself involved in something in the private sector. I don’t care to have to government regulating my internet access and usage.  And, besides that, I truly believe it is a very slippery slope.  It wouldn’t take long before the government would start banning websites and censoring information, all the in name of national security.
  • Ok, next: birthers. Nope, just a few people out there are what we would call birthers and most of us think they are nuts. Not a popular republican belief at all.  Anti-Obama agenda? Seriously? Yeah, just because people disagree with him and propose legislation that goes against what he would like doesn’t make them anti-Obama. This has been going on since the founding of our country, over 200 years ago. Congressmen propose legislation that goes against what other congressmen or the President would like. It’s part of the system and how it was designed to be, in order to make sure one person or party doesn’t have all the power. It has nothing to do with Anti-Obama. Anti-socialism, but not anti-Obama.
  • Next, war on unions, etc. Yes, I believe they are right one that one. I think unions, though they once did good and had a place, they have become bloated and too powerful. I believe they largely are after padding their own pockets and not what is best for the worker. A lot of that comes from when a family member worked for the teacher’s union. To say they are corrupt is a huge understatement. Also, look at the UAW. Because they forced automakers to pay for things they couldn’t afford, a whole city got screwed. Now, if you compare that with companies like Toyota, who are non-union. They have US plants with plenty of workers, who are kept safe and are paid well. They make quality vehicles and make a profit every year and they towns they are in are thriving.
  • War on the middle class. Just wrong. That’s all. Here’s another one I’ll need someone to explain that to me.
  • Next: War on immigration. Sorry, just wrong. We are against ILLEGAL immigration and believe the immigration system needs to be changed so people can come here easier, LEGALLY. Illegal immigration is bad. Legal immigration is awesome.
  • Next: War on child labor laws. WHAT!?!?  That one doesn’t even make logical sense!  Can anyone explain that one to me because I’m at a complete loss here.
  • Next: War on the right to vote. Now, all of a sudden, wanting people to show their ID when voting (to ensure they are who they saw they are) is a war on the right to vote?  How that is in any way wrong?  And, while we are at it, how is it racist?
  • Next: war on Islam. Sorry, wrong again. War on terrorists, yes. But, we understand that the Islamic people that we would call terrorists are just a small part of that religion. We know that you can’t judge a whole religion by a few crazy fanatics. We also believe that people like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who deny the holocaust happened, say they want to kill all Jews, and want to wipe Israel and America off the map, are dangerous nuts who hide behind their religion. But we do not judge the religion as a whole by those crazy people.
  • Next: War on science. That makes no sense. What have republicans done that demonstrates this? I LOVE science! Again, looking for an explanation of this. War on the environment: Wrong again. We believe we need to take care of our environment. Despite the liberal painting of us as people who want to poison the water, pollute the air, cut down all the trees, and kill the polar bears, we actually do care about the planet and the animals. We also care about the people here. Sometimes, the needs of the people interfere with a pretty tree. We will choose people over the tree. As for global warming, even though Al Gore (with his private jets and suv’s) would tell you that we are all killing the earth, that’s simply not ever been proven to be true. The fact is, if people on the left would  learn some of that science that they claim we hate, they would learn the earth, along with the Sun and other planets, goes through warming and cooling cycles. It’s happened since the creation of the universe. And, another pesky fact is that the average temperature of the earth has been declining since 1999.
  • War on Health: Oops, wrong again. I know some on the left would have you believe that we don’t want kids with autism and down’s syndrome to get the care they need, or grandma to get the medicine she needs, but that simply isn’t true. (By the way, we are the ones by and large fighting for those same kids with downs syndrome not to be aborted just because they have a disability, and for no one to be able to kill grandma just because she’s old.  We value every single human life!)  We want everyone to have medical care. EVERYONE! We just don’t think the government should be in charge of it. Really, what has the government ever run successfully? And people want to hand their health care over to them?!?! No thank you. I’d much rather have the government out of it and go back to a system before Medicare and Medicaid drove up the costs of all medical care. If you were to look back to the 1960’s, for example, many times doctors would be able to treat someone for free or very reduced, when they couldn’t pay for it. Sometimes they would trade services. But, people took care of each other. That’s how it should be. But then the government got involved and everyone got screwed. Also, please show me one country where socialized medicine has worked successfully. It hasn’t. It fails the people every time. So to summarize, we want everyone to have health care, even grandma.
  • Next: war on education. What?? We actually love education. We don’t love teacher’s unions and things that get in the way of kids getting a good education. But, we love education. We actually advocate for school choice, in order to give kids more of an opportunity to succeed and get a better education. I just don’t see how someone can claim we have a war on education. War on historical revisionism. Yes, that is very true. History has been warped and changed throughout the decades, and it largely started with the progressive movement in the early 1900’s. But, I’m sure both sides have revised history, which is too bad. The only way to get real truth in history is to go back to original sources. However, I think what was meant by that is that republicans are the ones changing history. I’m sure there has been changing of history by both the right and left, but by and large it’s been the progressive movement that has changed things. It’s very easy to trace. Someone please help me understand this better, too.


OK- that’s the whole thing.  Rant done.  Love to hear your thoughts!


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In watching recent events, I’ve come to believe more and more that this country is rapidly sliding towards Socialism, Marxism, and eventually Communism.  Extreme?  No, I truly don’t believe so.  The liberties and freedoms that have been taken from us are growing, and more and more are at risk.  So many people can’t see what is right before their eyes.  How quickly people will willingly give up their freedoms in the name of safety or entitlement or countless other excuses.  But what it really comes down to is the government controlling more and more aspects of our daily lives and our freedoms falling by the wayside.  For those who might say that this is just because I don’t like Barack Obama, think again.  This is not an Obama thing, (more…)

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I know it happened earlier this week, but I’m just now getting to my blog, and I wanted to comment about Arlin Specter.  So, after almost 30 years in Washington, he’s decided to officially change his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat.  There are a lot of people out there that are really worked up about this.  “This will give the Democrats the filibuster-proof majority!”  “Now the Democrats have the 60 votes they need!”  And other such statements.  Well, personally, I don’t see what the big deal is.  He was already voting liberal.  He was going to vote with them anyway!  It’s not like he’s magically started voting with the Democrats.  By switching parties, he just formally did what he’s been doing for a long, long time.  I, quite frankly, am glad that he left the party and I wish he’d take some of the other RINO’s, like Snow and Collins, with him!  He is truly helping the Republican party by leaving, because people will not associate his horrible votes with the Republicans.  It’s about time we got rid of some of the trash!  (Especially when he says that he switched parties because he thought the Republicans were moving too far to the rightReally, I was thinking that we’re farther left than we have ever been! ) I hope the people in Pennsylvania get a really good CONSERVATIVE Republican to run against him, because he will be done then!  And, that would be fabulous!  It’s better that the RINO’s leave the party, so we can get ourselves together and get back on a truly conservative platform!  Hey everyone, remember Ronald Reagan?????  Yeah, let’s go back to those principles- and here’s a newsflash- THEY WORK!!!

So, another interesting development was the announcement that Supreme Court Justice Souter will be retiring, which means that President Obama will have the opportunity to fill a seat on the Supreme Court.  Interestingly enough, Souter was appointed by Bush 41, which no one would really be able to tell by the way he’s voted.  He’s moved farther and farther left.  So, having Obama appoint someone to fill his seat won’t really change the make-up of the Court.  It’s going to be interesting, though, because who ever he appoints will have to first make it through the Judiciary Committee.  To get out of the Committee, the nominee will have to have at least one Republican vote.  As a member of that committee, Senator Arlin Specter has often been that vote.  Well, now that he’s changed parties, he can’t be that vote any more, so the President is likely to have to put someone up as a nominee that is a little bit more moderate than he would like.  An ultra-liberal appointee is not going to make it through now.  Way to go, Senator Specter!

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Those around me know that I am deeply opposed to this stimulus plan that Obama wants passed.  One must ask why he feels the need to bankrupt the country even more?  And why send us even further down the Socialist and Marxist path?  The answer is easy – power.  When you make people dependent on the government, the government has absolute power in their lives.  Scary.  The man that said he was going to bring change and hope to the country is doing just that, but it’s the wrong kind.  As for change, all he’s done is change back to Clinton, FDR era, and Soviet politics.  I think even FDR would say he’s too far left.  Obama is going far beyond trying to help this country; he’s trying to take it in a completely socialist direction.  I don’t know about you, but his plans look more and more like old school Soviet tactics.  Not something I’m looking forward to.  It’s change alright, but not the kind I want any part of!  Now, let’s talk about hope.  The only hope Obama has inspired in me is hope that things won’t be as bad as they appear to be.  I have hope that I’ll still be able to have a say in my children’s upbringing when he is finished.  I have hope that I’ll still be able to own my home and be able to strive for success.  And, I have hope that Conservatism will make a comeback (after all, we had to have Carter to get Reagan). 

So, I was reading a very interesting article over at Ask Heritage (part of The Heritage Foundation), about this stimulus.  It is amazing how truly bad this plan is!  Thank goodness for the House Republicans and 11 Democrats who voted against it (in a truly bi-partisan vote)!  I only have hope that the Senate Republicans will have the same brains and courage to stand up for not only Conservative values, but what is right.  Anyway, check out this article and the real costs of this so-called stimulus package.  By the way, they are just going to call any spending and tax increases “stimulus” so that the vast majority of drive-by media watching Americans will think it is a good thing.  So check out this graphic.  Not the kind of spending I’m into! 


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So, I was tickled pink Friday night when I heard on Casey Hendrickson‘s show, on KXNT, that economists are now recommending that Yucca Mountain be used to store nuclear waste!  They are calling on Harry Reid to stop opposing it and admit that the science behind it is sound, which it is.  There is just no way that any of the waste could get into the Las Vegas drinking water.  The science is there, and Harry Reid should stop catering and pandering to the environmental and leftist groups and do what is best for this state, for a change!  Our state could benefit significantly financially from this!  Supporting storing the waste at Yucca Mountain would be the best thing, but I don’t think for a minute Harry Reid will actually do it.  Science and truth really don’t mean much to him. 

Also, in favor of Yucca Mountain is State Senator Barbara Cegavske.  She is introducing a bill in the State Senate to eliminate the state agency responsible for opposing Yucca Mountain.  Yes, folks, there really is a state agency dedicated soley to trying to stop Yucca Mountain.  (And people wonder why we have budget problems.)  So, I’m very pleased with Senator Cegavske and what she is trying to do.  I love it when people do the right thing!  It’s time for our Republican leadership, locally and nationally to realize that they need to stand up for what’s right for the people of this state and country.

We need to support our leadership when they do the right thing!  Please call or e-mail Senator Cegavske and tell her that you are behind her!  Call her at (702) 873-0711, or e-mail her at bcegavske@sen.state.nv.us

On the same note, we need to tell our leadership what we want them to do!  Please call or e-mail Senator Reid and tell him to do what is right for the state and get behind the Yucca Mountain project!  Call him at 1-866-736-7343 or  (202)  224-3542, or send him an e-mail by clicking here.

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OK, I was on board with McCain for a bit, after he picked Palin.  But, now she is becoming more and more like him.  While I still have hope that she would be good for the country, I don’t believe that I can support that ticket.  McCain just stands for too much that I disagree with.  For a time I was of the mindset that I had to do anything and everything I could to stop Obama.  I’ve struggled with this for a long time.  But, I now believe that I cannot in good conscience vote for McCain.  Obviously I won’t be voting for Obama.  So, the question then becomes, “What do I do?”  I believe that the best thing I can do is vote for a third party.  Some may say that this is a wasted vote, but I don’t think so.  After looking at and studying all the third party candidates, I have found one who echoes many of my beliefs:  Chuck Baldwin.  He is the Constitution Party candidate.  (In Nevada the Constitution Party is the Independent American Party.)  What it comes down to is that I believe that both Obama and McCain are going to bring more socialism and problems for our country.  Obama is open about it, but McCain is not.  In fact, if you look at his record, he has not supported the Constitution on many occasions.  I believe that he may have the same designs for our country as Obama, but is just trying to mask them.  Bottom line, I believe that they are both evil men.  I will post later about my reasoning for that.  Suffice it to say that I have learned more about McCain, and I don’t like it.  Incidentally, a friend of mine commented to me tonight that “McCain is the Harry Reid of the Republican Party.”  I agree.  I am also seriously considering switching my party registration. 

I need to vote for a good man, and one that upholds and honors the Constitution! 

Please visit my friend Mike’s blog to read a ton more about the Constitution, what Prophets have said, and Chuck Baldwin.

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House Republicans are still working hard, trying to help all of us with our energy costs, while Nancy Pelosi is on her book tour. 

There were so many great quotes from today, I just recommend you read House Minority Leader John Boehner’s blog.  I especially liked this one, though. 

Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA):

“One of the things Congress is supposed to do is to pass appropriations bill to fund the government.  Usually by this time of the year most of that work has been completed.  But this year, not only have we not addressed energy; we have only passed one appropriations bill.  The Speaker has blocked consideration of appropriations bills because they want to block an amendment on off-shore drilling.  She’s held up the entire appropriations process to avoid this amendment.  But we have been busy.  We’ve considered and passed National Passport Month, Manufactured Housing Week, National Student Day, Country Music Month, Watermelon Month, and Apple Month.  Those are the priorities, unfortunately.  No time for spending bills; no time for energy.”

You’ve got to read this article from Family Security Matters

There is a great video on there, too, that I would like to share. 

I think it’s great that this Congressman is out there talking to people and collecting these signatures.  It’s nice to see these guys really out doing this stuff.  This is important and I think the reaction of those people show that.  We must do something and we must do it soon!!

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There were some great quotes from the floor of the House today, and I wanted to pass them along. 

Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA):

“Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats said they had a commonsense energy plan when gas was $2.10 a gallon.  And then last year they voted on an energy bill that did not mention exploration, but did mention changing light bulbs hundreds of times.  Now gas prices have doubled.  Where is their plan?”

“The Democrats solution is to push gimmickry and call it an energy bill.  But the Republican plan is for solar, wind, coal to liquid, OCS, conservation, and new technologies.  We need an up or down vote.  We’ve done all we can, and now its up to you, the American people.  This is the people’s house and you need to call your Member of Congress and demand the Speaker call the House back in session.”

“Why won’t the Speaker of the House allow the people’s elected representatives a vote?  Our founding fathers were clear this was the people’s House to determine our direction.  You need to call the Speaker and ask ‘Why won’t you let the people’s voice be heard?’”



Randy Kuhl (R-NY):

“High energy prices significantly undermine our way of life and our national security.  I intend to be here on this floor until the job is done.”



Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH):

“ANWR is 19 billion acres, section 1003 is 1.5 million acres. The area we’re talking about drilling is 2000 acres or about 3 square miles.”  “It won’t take 10 years to do it. We can get that oil much sooner.”



Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ): 

“Ninety percent of delays in getting oil on line are due to government red tape.  Within less than a month, we can get oil into tanks.”


As always, you can read lots more on House Minority Leader John Boehner’s blog.

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Last night on CNN, Nancy Pelosi said she would allow a vote on offshore drilling.  (Read the full story.)

In response to her comments, House Minority Leader John Boehner said the following: 

“If Speaker Pelosi is truly sincere about having a vote on deep ocean oil and gas drilling to help bring down fuel costs, she should use her power as Speaker to call Congress back into session immediately and schedule a vote on the American Energy Act.  Ever since Speaker Pelosi adjourned Congress for a five-week break while Americans are left to suffer at the pump, House Republicans have taken our message of more American-made energy and lower gas prices directly to the American people – on the floor of the House and in communities across the country.  Based on the Speaker’s comments last night, it is clear our unprecedented nationwide effort is having an impact.

“Our message to Speaker Pelosi is very simple: we are ready to vote on more energy production and lower gas prices right now, and we should not wait one more day to begin giving the American people the relief they expect and deserve.  If you meant what you said last night, we welcome you and your Democratic colleagues to join us in our historic call to action on American energy.  End your five-week break early and call Congress back into session now so we can vote for more American-made energy and lower gas prices without any further delay.”

I agree with him 100% on this!  She’s said she would allow votes before, and didn’t.  So, it remains to be seen.  But, clearly the pressure is getting to her.

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