POLITICAL: Energy Department mulit-decade abject failure

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/energydept/

Shut Down the Energy Department

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Finally, the very existence of a Department of Energy sends the wrong message: That the Federal Government should have the authority to control energy production and distribution.

Markets provide a more efficient, less-costly method of producing and distributing the energy needs of producers and consumers. You wouldn’t want The State to ration your food, clothing, or shelter, would you? If not, then why should The State control energy supplies?

Some functions of the Energy Department should be transferred to the Defense Department. The rest should be eliminated altogether. Ending the Department of Energy will send the RIGHT message: Our energy needs are too important to be left up to the whims of political favor and unelected bureaucrats.

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Dear Representative:

Please shut down the Department of Energy. End subsidies and cumbersome regulations. Allow a free market in energy.

Every President since Carter, that I remember, maybe as far back as Ike, promised energy independence. The Energy Department has NEVER accomplished its mission. So let’s stop.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — attributed to Einstein

So, in addition to closing the Department of Energy, permit drilling anywhere and such pipelines as needed,

NOW!

/signed/

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GUNS: Teen mom disposes of a stalker

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mom-calls-9-1-1-asking-for-permission-to-shoot-intruders-before-killing-one-using-12-ga-shotgun/

Crime Mom Calls 9-1-1 for Permission to Shoot Intruders Before Killing One Using 12-Gauge Shotgun
Posted on January 4, 2012 at 3:09pm by Christopher Santarelli

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“I wouldn’t have done it, but it was my son,” McKinley told KOCO. “It’s not an easy decision to make, but it was either going to be him or my son. And it wasn’t going to be my son. There’s nothing more dangerous than a woman with a child.”

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Absurd to ask the Gooferment’s permission to defend one’s life.

Equally absurd, is the notion that he was stalking her. I’ve blogged before that with their “order of protection” they should get a loaner, a box of ammo, and some free time with the police trainer in the courthouse. Then, that order should say “open season” if you’re threatened.

Argh!

I trust women, especially mothers, to know when deadly force is appropriate.

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