Grassroots Organizations in Favor of Massive Oil Pipeline
The Keystone XL is a massive pipeline project that, if approved, will run from Canadian tar sands mining sites to oil refineries in Texas. Treehuggers are whining about the “environmental impact” or something or other.
In response, thousands of everyday Real Americans have erupted into spontaneous grassroots activism on behalf of oil company profits. Nebraska Energy Forum and Partnership to Fuel America are just two of these grassroots organizations.
With a little help from the oil industry and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, respectively, these two groups of just-plain-folks hardworking Americans will make sure the Keystone XL pipeline doesn’t get derailed by a bunch of socialist bureaucrats.
The Keystone XL would go through Nebraska and jeopardize the state’s largest aquifer. Nebraska’s Republican governor, both senators and a Republican representative are all opposed to this pipeline and are urging the Obama Administration to halt the project.
Uh oh — looks like Big Oil and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have their work cut out for them. They might need to create a few more of those grassroots organizations and start cranking out a lot more spontaneous demonstrations.
Q. What’s the difference between Mississippi in the 1950s and Wisconsin in 2011?
A. Sixty years; 919 miles.
Wisconsin’s new Son of Jim Crow voting law is getting more blatant all the time. It wasn’t enough to require everyone to show a photo ID before they can vote. They also closed a bunch of DMV offices — which is where you have to go to get the required photo ID — that happened to be located in low income neighborhoods.
Now they’re trying to extort money out of the citizens who go to the DMV to get their (supposedly free) photo ID card. Wisconsin DMV officials have received a memo from Steve Krieser, executive secretary of the Department of Transportation:
“While you should certainly help customers who come in asking for a free ID to check the appropriate box, you should refrain from offering the free version to customers who do not ask for it.”
This used to be called a poll tax.
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