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Posts Made By: Rod Kaufman

May 24, 2022 04:16 PM Forum: Politics

Written in 1954, shared by a retired judge

Posted By Rod Kaufman

A visionary viewpoint of Trump and right wing media... 

May 24, 2022 05:19 PM Forum: Politics

Why Gas Prices Are Spiking

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by James Lacey


Mel,

Come on. It would have already been done, if it were as simple as making a few policy changes.

What policies or regulations would you specifically suggest that Biden pursue to ease gas prices?

Do you think he should, for example, reverse the moratorium on offshore drilling in the waters off both Florida coasts and off the shores of Georgia and South Carolina for 10 years that Trump signed on September 9th 2020? It was widely viewed as a political stunt in an election year anyway. Would that make you happy?

https://apnews.com/article/water-quality-north-carolina-florida-elections-environment-c984829ef78b964cc7d09bf2e0e1ab34

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic

Maybe you think he should pressure OPEC to increase production? Well, Biden has pressured OPEC and other oil-producing companies to increase production. But why have they cut production so drastically? Before Trump left office in April 2022, he brokered a deal with OPEC to cut output by 9.7 million barrels per day for two years - the single most significant output cut in history. Since then, OPEC has been reluctant to increase output except slowly.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-joe-biden-business-economy-prices-7d567fede0ad9619a32def9a4b02eb37

OPEC+ keeps cautious oil production despite Biden's pressure

Clearly this problem is far more complex that many seem to be able to comprehend.
"Clearly this problem is far more complex that many seem to be able to comprehend."
With Mel, and his "drill baby drill" mentality,  that's clearly an understatement. Even with immediate additional and massive drilling, it would take years to have an effect on the prices at the pumps. The ONLY  immediate effect of any significant consequence at the price at the pump can only come if the Saudi's open up the spigot. And, for reasons outlined above, they're not doing it. I think the only effective way to get them to do it now is to threaten to pull our weapons systems out of their defensive lines with Iran. As Lindsey Graham noted, the Saudis couldn't even last a week against the likes of Yemen without US support so they damn well know they need us there. It would take the Saudis years to come up to speed on a Russian defense system, assuming they could even get one and that's highly unlikely at this time. 

May 24, 2022 06:08 PM Forum: Politics

Why Gas Prices Are Spiking

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Mel Maki

"With Mel...his...mentality..."
Your response showed your mentality.
Well Mel, do you or do you not support the "drill baby drill" mantra? I think it's quite evident from your posts on the matter that you do so it does it, in fact, represent your mental point of view. That said, what is there in my post that you specifically dispute? Is it, we haven't drilled enough for you? Is it, we haven't drilled enough for you for as long as we should have? Do you dispute the Saudis are the key for lowering gas prices at the pump now? What else do you think would immediately lower the gas price at the pump now? Do you think the oil companies have a corporate responsibility in a time of warfare in eastern europe to mitigate the cost of gasoline by focusing on it instead of diesel and jet fuels in order to make even more record profits? Do support the Democratic bill that passed in the house to control price gouging at the pump? 

May 24, 2022 07:58 PM Forum: Politics

The ISIS Plot To Assassinate Former President George W Bush

Posted By Rod Kaufman

in order to enact retribution for the war in Iraq launched by George W Bush,  "The FBI uncovered a plot by an alleged ISIS operative to assassinate former President George W. Bush, according to the Department of Justice."
"The suspect — Iraqi national Shihab Ahmed Shihab — was arrested by FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force agents on Tuesday and appeared in federal court in Ohio at 2:30 p.m."
https://thehill.com/news/administration/3499554-isis-plot-to-assassinate-george-w-bush-broken-up-report/

May 24, 2022 09:06 PM Forum: Politics

19 kids and 2 teachers dead at Texas elementary school

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Jim Moscheck
Breaking news keeps coming in. TV now says 14 kids dead.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-elementary-school-reports-active-shooter-campus/story?id=84940951

Sandy Hook all over again.

18 year old shooter "not at large". 

Nope, governor now says shooter is dead.
I can hear it now: "If only the teacher was armed" or the custodian or principal etc, etc. But being Texas, maybe they were...
How's that "constitutional carry" in Texas working out anyway? 
Anytime this happens, and the mass shootings in America happen a lot, the Republicans in congress should be called out for opposing any gun control. I'd sure like to hear what Margi Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have to say about it, when they get back from the range...

May 24, 2022 11:32 PM Forum: Politics

19 kids and 2 teachers dead at Texas elementary school

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Richard Davis


So far the only person sleazily politicizing it is YOU.

Boy isn't that shocking that you would immediately start

Edit:  oops, looks like another leftist sleaze starts in with in the politics of it. 

The bodies aren't even cold yet.  
It's the standby/default setting and messaging from the wingnuts that any mention of the latter in thwarting gun legislation is to state it's being "politicized" with righteous indignation that they're immediately the victims for even be referred to in a comment about gun control and mass shootings. In other words, how dare they! or who, me?...

May 25, 2022 01:33 AM Forum: Politics

Georgia Re-elects The Village Idiot

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Spoken by the father of ex-marine Trevor Reed, recently released from a horrendous Russian Gulag via the efforts of the Biden administration:
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2022/05/24/trevor-reed-mtg-detained-americans-legislation-lead-intv-vpx.cnn

May 25, 2022 02:29 AM Forum: Politics

19 kids and 2 teachers dead at Texas elementary school

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Richard Davis


Who said anything about "wingnuts" being the victims?    

Answer: Nobody did.

All I did was point out what a raging oppportunist sleazebucket it takes to instantly and immediately start politicizing the tragedy, within minutes.  

Never let a crisis go to waste right?  
BS, The right wingers from Hannity on down all scream the Dems are "politicizing" any mass shooting to deflect any responsibility for failing to pass gun legislation in any manner as if the Dems are somehow the bad guys in noting where the possibility of a gun law might have diverted a tragedy. The right wingers are the shameless ones here and in doing so attempt to divert any blame and responsibility to anybody but themselves and scream "politicizing" in unison as if that somehow absolves them for failing to act in good faith on gun legislation. Talk about sleaze...

May 25, 2022 02:45 AM Forum: Politics

19 kids and 2 teachers dead at Texas elementary school

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Jim Moscheck
Well, Rich, what are your rightist buffoons doing about the mass shootings problem? Please be specific. 
More guns as usual!:
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2022/05/24/uvalde-texas-ag-paxton-robb-elementary-school-shooting-kayyem-lead-vpx.cnn

May 25, 2022 03:05 AM Forum: Politics

19 kids and 2 teachers dead at Texas elementary school

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Richard Davis

The only sleazebucket here is you.  You were the first and only here to politicize it.  Why?  Because you're an opportunist sleaze merchant. 

But then you live for these kinds of tragedies, so you can pontificate like the rest of the leftist tools who have no answers except to take all guns from society.

What happened today is a horrible event and a tragedy and You couldn't wait to get on here and start your regular gutter slime politicization of it.

My guess is that deep down in that sick, twisted head of yours, you're grinning just a little bit, because it gives you the opportunity to use this awful occurrence to promote your leftist politics.

It takes a real lowlife
"Nearly ten years after Sandy Hook—and ten days after Buffalo—our country is paralyzed, not by fear, but by a gun lobby and a political party that have shown no willingness to act in any way that might help prevent these tragedies.”
Former president Obama:
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/3500580-obama-points-finger-at-gop-gun-lobby-in-wake-of-texas-shooting/
The only real lowlife around here is an obtuse moron by the name of Rich Davis...