Comments: New Tomdispatch

*now watching*
The recalibration of American society's standard of living back to within its means.

Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst.

Posted by tim at February 23, 2009 02:01 PM

From Mark Souder's (R-Indiana) website under "Energy/Gas Prices":

"Perhaps our biggest problem is the growing trend of nations (Venezuela, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, for example) themselves owning their own oil reserves and controlling all extraction and refining operations. Indeed, in 2006, 65 percent of all oil reserves worldwide are controlled by state-owned oil companies, compared to only one percent in 1960. It is these government-owned enterprises that are most likely to manipulate our markets."

Not that this is directly related to the linked article but really what can Elkhart expect if they continually elect such people as Souder?

I'm not necessarily blaming the individual voters of Elkhart (since I have my very own jingoistic deliberately clueless Republican representative) but how in hell are we going to get out of this mess when crap like this is being sold to (and apparently lapped up by) the voters?

Posted by Jimbo at February 23, 2009 03:27 PM

Where is the anti-war movement?

Posted by Rosemary Molloy at February 23, 2009 05:25 PM