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In a tit for tat on Delaware Politics.Net (formerly and forever FSP), Dave tries to defend his friend Charlie Copeland against Al Mascitti from WDEL.

He tries.

Most of you know a Senate report was created by Harris McDowell with Tainted Love for Bluewater Wind. It was an effort to stab Bluewater while acting as a friend of renewable energy in general….”Et, tu? Brute?”

On the committee sat 6 Senators. Harris McDowell acted as chairman. The vote went 4 to 2 to release the committee’s report, which by now, the whole world, even the Houston (yes, Texas) Chronicle considers suspect. Those voting against were Cathy Clouther, and Karen Peterson. Those siding with McDowell, were Robert Marshall (Wilm), Robert Venables (Laurel), and yes, one Charlie Copeland (Pottersville)……..

It would be worthy for all of you to keep in mind, that as we hear from Dave how much Mr. Copeland supports wind power, to realize that all Charlie had to do in order to show his support of wind….. was to vote NOT to release the tainted love report (somehow hammered together by McDowell while keeping the Speck in his own eye). The vote would have held at 3-3 and the report would have stayed in committee…..

Bottom line. If we lose Bluewater Wind, Charlie (among others) is to blame……….

90% of us can return the favor on Nov. 4th. And Lee for having signed on, will forever be the butt of jokes for an entire generation. (How many beers did it take, Charlie?) 🙂

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If I were in charge of an oil company, very few would think it unusual for me to move my headquarters to Houston or Dallas. After all, how could I be a player in oil, if I didn’t rub shoulders with Cliff Barnes and J. R. Ewing………………

So why should it be a surprise that Halliburton, an oil field servicing company, should announce it’s intention to move their headquarters to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates? This move marks the high tide mark of American energy. America’s oil and natural gas resources are in decline.

We are expected to believe they are moving there for the weather. Due to the clouds surrounding this company, because it’s former owner is our country’s Vice President, one would be remiss not to wonder if this was a covert attempt to cover up wrong doing, just in case some future political climate change  were to rain down corporate subpoenas.

The US government has paid Halliburton over 25 Billion $ in government contracts. Halliburton earned over 2.3 billion last year in profits. 60% of that came from, operations in the US: servicing domestic oil fields. That conversely means that up to 40% was earned overseas, mostly from Iraq. Roughly over $920,000,000 in profit was earned just last year from services rendered in and around Iraq.

Remember, no American company would ever be allowed to get close enough to even sniff Iraqi oil, had we not chosen to go to war…….

So when one hears of the shadowy steps that this administration took to justify its military action in Iraq,… and if one faintly remembers how they went to war, despite all public arguments to the contrary, ….and finally, if one remembers that not one of the reasons for which we invaded, turned out to be correct, ……………..then one has to ponder, how the sole creator of this nation’s energy policy, wound up turning out to be the war’s strongest advocate, and………. who’s company in just in one year has profited just under one BILLION$ from our actions, ………………One has to wonder how this person will look when his action is investigated by a Democratic House and future Democratic Senate.

Moving this company to Dubai, offers protection from legal liability. It preserves records where the Federal Government cannot touch them.

It also keeps American hands out of the lucrative oil field cookie jar. For having sunk 25 BILLION $ into Halliburton’s pockets, it would be quite un-Republican to pay a tiny fraction of that back in the form of taxes……………………………………….

Nancy, Nancy, forget da plane.

Remember it’s not about what this country can do for you, but about what you can do for this country………