An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 10 June 2010
(Southaven, MS) — Windows at the BP Gas Station on Highway 51 at Custer Drive were shot out overnight. Folks who work at the store believe the suspects were expressing anger over BP and how it’s handling the oil spill.
I’m angry too, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to go out and shoot up the local BP station!
Incidents of anger spilling over at locally owned BP gas stations have been reported in several areas. In New York City several BP signs have been vandalized. Owners there believe vandals are filling balloons with dirt then throwing them at the signs.
Notice…”LOCALLY OWNED”! These people are your neighbors. Their kids go to school with YOUR kids. They attend YOUR church. They are NOT responsible for the fiasco in the Gulf!
Stanley Morton posted several clips on YouTube, where he’s seen driving to a BP station, then dumping yard waste on the property. He jokingly throws a hat over the waste as a solution to cleaning up the mess.
Oh, that’s just absolutely hilarious, Stanley! /snark Such behavior might have been funny back in Jr high, but adults don’t behave in such a manner. Who do you think is going to have to clean up YOUR mess? It won’t be BP’s corporate office. I wonder, has ol’ Stanley been arrested for vandalism?
According to CBS News, BP gas is sold at nearly 12,000 stations in the United States. BP actually owns just a small number of those stations. Most are owned by small business owners.
How many jobs do small business owners provide? How much will these small business owners have to raise their rates in order to pay for the increased insurance rates due to the vandalism? GET A FREAKIN’ GRIP PEOPLE! You want to vent, vent at the REAL culprits! That would be the corporation AND the incompetence of the federal government!
And one other thing, while I’m at it….many retirement funds are invested in oil companies, BP included. When Grandma can’t pay her bills out of her retirement dividends, thanks to the utter ignorance of the government’s actions, who is going to sue D’Bama’s administration to pay her bills? How about Rosie O’Donnell? BTW, dividends from BP helps pay our bills too.
How did we become such a nation filled with idiots?
Abortion on base
Democrats escalate their war against the unborn
The amendment was introduced by Sen. Roland Burris, Illinois Democrat, who shamelessly pegs the measure to the war on terrorism. A Burris spokesman said that women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan face special burdens seeking abortions, and that “if you’re not able to get access to services on base, you’re at the mercy of whatever medical services are out there. It’s a pretty dangerous scenario.”
He should just call it a war on babies. Democrats have been pushing for the slaughter of innocents for decades. To attach such an amendment to war funding is reprehensible.
It is an even more dangerous scenario for the unborn babies who are better protected under current law. Abortion proponents stress the perils women might face in countries where abortion is illegal, medical facilities are substandard or the security situation makes it too dangerous to go outside bases. But a safe alternative for all concerned already exists, namely taking leave to come home and give birth. This preserves the baby’s life while not forcing women into potentially hazardous circumstances. Women in uniform already have this option. Pregnant women are not forced out of the service, though they may separate voluntarily if they wish. They receive six to eight weeks of maternity leave and are not eligible for deployment for four months after the birth of their child. Having a baby imposes no professional liabilities on America’s military moms.
I am a sexist! I admit it! While I believe there are reasons for women to serve in the military, I do NOT believe any woman should be in a combat zone. Contrary to what the feminazis would like you to believe, men and women are different. We think differently, we react differently, we behave differently. Well, at least that’s the way it was intended to be! Today’s society has wussified men in general. I find it fairly disgusting.
Women getting pregnant in combat zones is rather disturbing on it’s own. Men go off to fight wars. Women stay at home and raise children. They are the support team. For reasons I’ve never understood, people have wanted to blur the line between the sexes. The only thing I’ve seen that accomplishing is the destruction of the family. Without the family, there is no society.
Wholesale slaughter of babies is a blood business. It is evil, plain and simple. We get the argument that young girls who find themselves pregnant shouldn’t ‘be punished’ with a child. Well, let’s use Newton’s Third Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. In other words, there are consequences for every action. The word ‘no’ comes in right handy. But this isn’t about teens making stupid choices. This is about grown women, who find themselves in a situation that should never have been in the first place….in a war zone….pregnant.
Now this fool comes along, and decides that military base hospitals can be used as slaughter houses? I honestly do not believe there are way too many in Congress who are completely clueless. Why change a law that is perfectly adequate into something that borders on wholesale murder? Am I missing the point?
Five weeks ago Escambia County officials requested permission from the Mobile Unified Command Center to use a sand skimmer, a device pulled behind a tractor that removes oil and tar from the top three feet of sand, to help clean up Pensacola’s beaches. County officials still haven’t heard anything back. Santa Rosa Island Authority Buck Lee told The Daily Caller why: “Escambia County sends a request to the Mobile, Ala., Unified Command Center. Then, it’s reviewed by BP, the federal government, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard. If they don’t like it, they don’t tell us anything.”
Keeping local governments in the dark is just one reason why the frustration of residents in the Gulf is so palpable. State and local governments know their geography, people, economic impacts and needs far better than the federal government does. Contrary to popular belief, the federal government has actually been playing a bigger and bigger role in running natural disaster responses. And as Heritage fellow Matt Mayer has documented, the results have gotten worse, not better.