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Maxine Waters can’t say the word socialize

May 23, 2008 by

{ 22 comments }

not substantive, but entertaining May 23, 2008 at 11:45 am

are the other members of congress in the background laughing at her? (the blond woman who covers her mouth and the bald guy who leans out of view)

Inquisitor May 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm

LOL What a stupid woman. Sad that politicians can’t handle the truth though. It seems they aren’t even taught basic econ anymore.

DBratton May 23, 2008 at 12:56 pm

And the Fox reporter lets her off the hook saying she meant “nationalize”.

carolyn May 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm

wow

John May 23, 2008 at 2:15 pm

When will congress realize that THEY are the problem with our energy shortage? I have never seen a more “stupid” statement on national TV.

theirritablearchitect May 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

This is but a small glimpse at the whole thing, with the pace and effrontary of others like her increasing as we circle the bowl, directly into the sewer.

Speedmaster May 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Has this character ever read the Constitution she swore to uphold? She would be a great candidate for the new Hazlitt book reprint. ;-)

Drew May 23, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Ah, the dirty word even in government circles, even as they try to attach their names to the great American tradition of capitalism.

However, I just wish an Oil exec would talk more about removing crippling taxation on them than talking about drilling elsewhere.

Roberta X May 23, 2008 at 7:17 pm

“Nationalize,” “socialize,” it comes to the exact same thing: goverment meddling where it should not. English just happens to offer us a choice of synonyms. Congressbeing Waters’ verbal fumbling brings to mind another old saw: “The French have a word for it.”

Given how wonderfully well other Federal programs have worked out, I eagerly await Uncle Sam Oil & Gas: as easy to understand and work with as the IRS and Social Security Administration, offering a product with the same enduring and endearing quality as government cheese, priced like a Pentagon hammer. All in all, we’d be better off with 40 acres and a mule*.

Walt D. May 24, 2008 at 9:28 am

Reminds me of some quotes from Bertrand Russell

One of the advantages of a democracy is that the elected official is always more intelligent that his constituents, for however stupid he is, the stupider they are for voting for him.

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

A stupid man’s report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

Drew May 24, 2008 at 10:49 am

“Nationalize,” “socialize,” it comes to the exact same thing: goverment meddling where it should not. English just happens to offer us a choice of synonyms. Congressbeing Waters’ verbal fumbling brings to mind another old saw: “The French have a word for it.”

“Given how wonderfully well other Federal programs have worked out, I eagerly await Uncle Sam Oil & Gas: as easy to understand and work with as the IRS and Social Security Administration, offering a product with the same enduring and endearing quality as government cheese, priced like a Pentagon hammer. All in all, we’d be better off with 40 acres and a mule*.”

Well said!

Skip Magly May 24, 2008 at 11:43 pm

How nice of Congresswoman Waters to finally PUBLICLY reveal the agenda of the Democrat Party…one which some of us have been aware of for many years. One word…COMMUNISM.

Skip

Gregory Creswell May 25, 2008 at 2:26 pm

She-M.Waters-will win re-election in November, so she did not lose anything. In her district there was a loud cheer for her threat.

Walt D. May 25, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Gregory Creswell

She-M.Waters-will win re-election in November, so she did not lose anything. In her district there was a loud cheer for her threat.
Let’s see if they still cheer when we have gas lines. People seem to have forgotten Jimmy Carter’s 1980 election year pandering. Perhaps they need another round of windfall profits tax, price controls and gas lines to teach them a lesson (in economics).
Congress wants to impose windfall profits taxes on oil companies and pass anti-trusts laws against OPEC. The problem is that we buy most of our oil from Canada and Mexico. It is hard to see how Congress can stop OPEC from selling oil to China. Seizing dollars-based assets from OPEC countries as a fine for violating of a US law, will simply mean that OPEC will demand payment in gold or some other currency.
The only reason Hugo Chavez can offer cheap gas in Maxine Waters utopia is that Venezuela is self-sufficient. The US produces less than 40% of oil consumed in the US.

David May 25, 2008 at 5:47 pm

Wait until next year with B. Obama and a fillibuster proof demo congress, it’s going to be ugly!

David

chetmcwhortersr May 26, 2008 at 10:36 am

wITH cLINTONS COMMUNISTIC VIEWS, OBAMA’S MUSLIM ATTITUDE, AND MCCAINS COMMUNIST ATTITUDE, THAT MAKES ALL THE MORE REASON TO VITE FOR RON PAUL. CHET.

Vincent Forge May 27, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Yeah,,. that McCarthy… where is he when we need him?
Call this person what she is. Never refer to her by any name other than that damn commie. Sooner or later it will come to the worst of times once again.. and once again it’ll be her kind that takes us there. Join me in the cry.. Better dead than red.

Judah Ben Hur June 15, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Nationalization of Natural Resources in North America, (OIL)

It is now time for the current US Congress to draft a law that will authorize the use of the Armed Forces of America to seize control of all Oil reserves, assets, and property within the borders of the United States of America. Americans are suffering financially because of the profiteering that is being sanctioned by the current Congress. The very survival of America will depend on the controls and relief to the consumer. By controlling the oil and refining process, the final price to the consumer can drop back to levels in the two digit margin, i.e. 39 cents. It is now a matter of National Security that this happen within a very short period of time, or every American will suffer the financial burden of out of control price per gallon for fuel, thus driving up every consumer product and service beyond the affordable means of an average income American.

The American Republic will recommend that the current US Congress and President be held accountable for this “crime against Humanity” as well as numerous others.

It is time to fire the US Congress and President, now and in November, 2008. A new Republic for North America is underway.

We are a Legion of many, who will live a life of peace, and have respect for all living things, while having considerations for those who are different, and look for ways to truly accommodate those who are slow in understanding.

We support the poor, helpless, and defenseless people. We support the freedom of Women, we support the sane treatment of animals and the environment, we support the freedom of religion and expression. We do not support ignorance, period.

We are a growing nation of people that encourage anyone or Nation anywhere to become part of the New American Republic!

NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM
Judah Ben-Hur, Sui Juris
Ambassador
The American Republic
Diplomatic Mission: North America

Judah Ben Hur June 17, 2008 at 10:35 am

Volunteers: for The American Republic Army

Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country!

Our founders had good reason to mistrust large standing armies. When we have them, their function should be to protect us and to give us accurate information so that we may determine what our national policy should be-not to manipulate us. We have politicians to do that.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” Dwight D. Eisenhower.

NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM
Judah Ben-Hur, Sui Juris
Ambassador
The American Republic
Diplomatic Mission: North America

Judah Ben Hur July 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm

March to Nationanlize US Oil Industry held on 9/11/08 in Los Angeles, CA

The march is scheduled for September 11, 2008 at the Federal Building 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, Usa.
Congress WILL nationalize the oil industry!
CHANGE for America, for Americans.

THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC
A Sovereign Republic

HY HOLIDAY August 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

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