The Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

It’s too early to write the history of the Obama administration. But, at this point, it looks like, for the most part, that history may be summed up in three words: coulda, woulda, shoulda. I “coulda” signed an immigration bill, but Congress was too busy shutting down the government. I “woulda” closed the gun show loophole, but the NRA wouldn’t let me. “I “shoulda” done something about climate change, but I just ran out of time.

The one, big exception is the Affordable Care Act. That is the one concrete thing President Obama has accomplished. As Joe Biden would say, that’s a “BFD,” which is why the breakdown of the Obamacare website is so inexcusable. It will be fixed, but it never should have collapsed in the first place.

Launched on October 1, the same day Congress shut down the federal government, problems with the website designed for people to sign up for one of 36 state health exchanges popped up immediately. Customers had to be cleared before they could shop (just the opposite of most commercial websites). The website shut down in the middle of many searches, dropping all stored data, and forcing customers to start over from scratch. Rates were often misquoted, and inaccurate information relayed to insurance providers.

And what was the response of the Obama administration? One pitiful excuse after another. First, they declared that the problem was simply too much traffic. They didn’t expect so many people to check it out, they lamented, so they couldn’t handle the volume, which made no sense at all. How can you preach for years that millions of Americans are eager to buy health insurance — and then say you’re surprised when millions of Americans are, indeed, eager to buy health insurance?

At the same time, the White House minimized problems with the site as the kind of “glitches” every new site experiences, but which would quickly work themselves out. Except that experts soon confirmed that difficulties navigating the site stemmed from serious system failures, and not mere glitches.

Then HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius told CNN that part of the problem was that so many people going to the website were not “tech savvy.” Which may be true, but which is also why the site should have been designed as fool-proof and easy to use. Not to mention that countless “tech savvy” people reported they couldn’t find their way around the website, either.

Finally, 21 days after launch, President Obama admitted the problems were serious, expressed his anger and frustrations with the website failures and announced he was bringing in a team of the best and brightest, the so-called “tech surge,” to straighten out the mess. Good move. But, one must wonder, why the best and brightest weren’t hired to design the system from the start, instead of CGI, a Canadian firm, who, according to USASpending.gov, were paid upward of $634 million — for nothing. HHS would have been better off subcontracting the whole operation out to Amazon or ProFlowers. They know how to handle traffic. They thrive on it.

It’s not all bad news. Where the federal government has floundered, state governments have soared. On my show, I’ve heard nothing but success stories from those 14 states — California, New York, Washington State, Maryland, Connecticut and others — where governors have embraced Obamacare and set up their own websites. Under Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, Kentucky leads the pack, signing up an average of 1,000 new health care patients a day. Ironically, it’s only in those states where Republican governors have rejected Obamacare that the administration has run into trouble.

Nevertheless, opponents of the Affordable Care Act are enjoying this meltdown a little too much. They love the fact that the launch is having so many problems. It just reinforces their stale old argument that the ACA should be delayed or dumped altogether. But they’re only kidding themselves. Obamacare is here to stay. It’s already helped millions of Americans. Problems with the website, which is only one part of Obamacare, will soon be fixed. By January, as many as 30 million more Americans will be able to sign up for the health care they need for themselves and their families, at bargain rates never before available.

In the meantime, this isn’t rocket science. The Obama administration should stop making lame excuses, admit they dropped the ball big time, and just get busy and fix the darned thing. Fast!

2386 Responses to The Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight

  1. If you want to be anti obamacare, I don’t really care. If it’s fifty million or fifty people, I don’t care .im all for it.i am not at all for healthcare for fun and profit like we have now.
    But, if you are trying to put kids through college you should be backing obamacare if only for the health insurance coverage for your kids until they’re 26.
    Hardly any girls ever get pregnant in college, do they??
    I know, not your kids.

    ***What did you score?
    What would your friends in Palestine score?
    What would your friend Hugo have scored?
    How about your hero Obama? Why did he vote against the UN anti-nazi resolution your so concerned about?****

    See what I mean? Straight to the fluff and misdirection.
    And just how much influence does Israel have in our political process……….now??
    Money being speech and all that jazz.

  2. ‘But, if you are trying to put kids through college you should be backing obamacare if only for the health insurance coverage for your kids until they’re 26′
    That doesn’t even make any sense. Children in college could already stay on your insurance until graduation. Seeing as they’ll graduatebby the time they’re 22 why does 26 matter? They better be able to support themselves by then. That 26 year old thing was for ingrates like yourself who need mommy to coddle them.
    ‘If you want to be anti obamacare, I don’t really care. If it’s fifty million or fifty people, I don’t care .im all for it.i am not at all for healthcare for fun and profit like we have now.’
    The number isn’t what’s important it’s the fact that you lied about it to support your agenda, just like the Nazis.

    ‘See what I mean? Straight to the fluff and misdirection.’
    And why is that fluff and misdirection? Your so concerned about people being Nazis is it not fair to ask how those you support would do on your nazi test?
    Let’s see, how do the Palestinians feel about Jews and Christians immigrating into their territory? What’s their position on feminism, considering that they condone honor killings of their women? How about their education system? Does it support open development of children or does it impose the morals of singular religion on the children? How about citizens hearing arms? How about the Palestinian governments involvement in the Spiritual upbringing or children? Do the Palestinians believe in the separation of church and state? How are religious minorities treated in Palestine? And the bonus questions, what are their feelings on labor unions? And how about gays? Do the Palestinians accept gays or do they think they are a threat to traditional Islamic values? Considering that homosexuality is punishable by death.

    You thought these were important questions to ask a fellow American, why do they not apply to the people you support? You’ll accuse fellow countrymen instituting a ‘war on women’ and being ‘terrorist’ because they feel birth control shouldn’t be free. What then are the Palestinians doing to their women if not a war? A true supporter of women’s rights wouldn’t be silent about the honor killings nor lend their support to those who condone it.
    The fluff and misdirection is you maintaining a double standard. It would appear you don’t support the things you claim to. Instead you support anyone who it’s anti American. What is it you were saying about the ends justifying the means?

  3. ‘But, but, but,
    Do you lie to me about the nazi test??’
    Go back a page imbecile, I answered every question” your test. Consistent with the views I’ve been supporting on here. It’s you who hasn’t taken it. Afraid?

    ‘You see, now you need to lie again to cover your last lie.’
    And what lie am I covering up?

    You have yet to support your 50 million lie. Your last attempt at ‘ I misread it’ was not only feeble but made you look even dumber than before. How does one misread ‘ 50 million not getting Health care because republican governors won’t let them’ as ’50 million previously uninsured will get Health care through Obama care’? Either you’re dumber than a box of rocks our flat out lying, which is it?
    Still waiting on all this lightning strike data. Did you lose it?
    How about the Koch brothers and the pipeline? Anything?
    You can call it fluff and misdirection but those are questions to very direct accusations you made by you. Why are you afraid of being challenged your accusations off they aren’t lies? Why do you consider direct questions about your statements misdirection?
    The only misdirection it’s you avoiding supporting your lies. But that’s what Nazis do, they(you) never had the truth on your side.

  4. and your suppositions and speculations are not necessarily how they would answer. That’s called…projection.
    It’s apparently part of your rationalizing program.

  5. First you claim
    ’50 million people are covered now, that weren’t.’
    Then you claim that you ‘misread’ it:
    .And I misread the 50 Million number.
    50 Million was the number of people that will be forced to go without healthcare in the republican states. Because the republican governors refuse to let them have it..
    And now it was just sarcasm…. Sure.
    This is the perfect example trying to cover a lie with more lies.
    The truth is you made it up in the hope you wouldn’t be challenged on it. Note that you have been challenged you can’t support it so you’re riding it awayv
    How all those lightning strikes? Have thought of a good lie to make that go away?

  6. ‘and your suppositions and speculations are not necessarily how they would answer. That’s called…projection.
    It’s apparently part of your rationalizing program.
    Actually that all came from amnesty international:

    http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/palestinian-authority/report-2013

    ‘Arbitrary arrests and detentions by both the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and the Hamas de facto administration in the Gaza Strip continued, particularly of their respective political opponents. In both areas, security forces tortured and otherwise ill-treated detainees with impunity. Four detainees died in custody in suspicious circumstances; two in Gaza and two in the West Bank. Palestinian armed groups in Gaza continued to commit war crimes by firing indiscriminate rockets into Israel, especially during an eight-day armed conflict with Israel during November. During that conflict, Hamas’ armed wing summarily killed seven men accused of “collaborating” with Israel. Both the PA and Hamas arbitrarily restricted the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association, and their security forces used excessive force against demonstrators. Women in both areas continued to face violence and discrimination; at least six women were reportedly killed in “honour” killings. In Gaza, at least five people were sentenced to death and six people were executed. One man was sentenced to death in the West Bank; there were no executions there. The 1.6 million residents of the Gaza Strip continued to suffer severe deprivation due to Israel’s ongoing military blockade and the sanctions imposed on Hamas by other states; however, conditions eased in comparison to previous years.’

    Perhaps it’s you who is rationalizing?. Once again afraid to admit those yourl support would fail your nazi test.
    Must be tough. Your beloved dear leader voted against an anti nazi un resolution(but you remain silent)
    Your friends in the middle east would fail your test, but you rationalize that away.
    The nazi party in America support your friend at occupy wall st
    Your favorite jfk source post predominately on an anti Semitic site and is reposted on sites like storm Friont
    You blame Jews and republicans for everything. It appears that all you really care about is whether someone is for or against Israel, i.e. the enemy of my enemy is my friend and you’ll forgive their mistreatment of gays, women, and children as long as their political objective coincides with yours.

    What it’s it you like to say about running into assholes all day? You seem top be surrounded by them.
    Could you pass your test if you answered honestly? Did you pass mine? You always want me to take your test but you never take mine. What are you afraid of?

  7. More misdirection, 50 million Blah blah blah.
    It’s always the same anchor points, over and over.
    I’m all for It , 50 or 50 million. I’m for it. Why is it the republican governors don’t want anyone to have healthcare??? In the republican states the people who aren’t starving to death are bleeding to death by gunshot wounds.
    Raise taxes on the rich and powerful and stop borrowing money from them.
    Is that so fucking hard to do??
    They’re sociopaths I know but for fuck sakes, are we all whimpering little puppies, afraid of the Koch brothers??? Is Elizabeth Warren the best man we have for the job??? Bunch a pussies. Wave the flag on the Fourth of July and then run all the way home.of the brave.
    You seem happy to have the Koch brothers running everything.
    Why are the Koch brothers the only group who will profit from the XL pipeline??
    All at your expense. Hooray!!

  8. Excerpt from above;
    **Regardless of efforts made, lighting striking tank batteries is a very common and dangerous problem for the oil and gas industry. There is no guarantee as to when or where lightning will strike, and until technology finds a solution we have to continue to pray for the safety of our patch hands, and for those already suffering from tank battery explosions. – See more at: http://www.righands.com/news/news-detail/lightning-strikes-causing-explosion-395#sthash.EflnnuP9.dpuf**

  9. ‘I’m all for It , 50 or 50 million.’
    So you made it up. No source, no evidence, just lies. And now more misdirection from you. I’m only asking you to clarify and defend your statement. How’s that misdirection? You on the other hand are trying desperately to avoid it, first you ignore it, then you claim to have misread it then it was sarcasm… Who is guilt of misdirection?

    ‘Why is it the republican governors don’t want anyone to have healthcare??’
    More hyperbole I see. Somehow not supporting Obamacare means you don’t want anyone to have it? Are you really that simple? Does that mean if you support abortion you don’t want anyone to have children? Health care is readily available if you’re willing to pay for it.

    ‘It’s always the same anchor points, over and over.’
    So you imply that I stick to the same anchor points then 6 lines later you go right back to… One of your anchor points, the Koch brothers. It didn’t even Dan I you did it?
    ‘You seem happy to have the Koch brothers running everything.’
    They run nothing but their own business
    ‘Why are the Koch brothers the only group who will profit from the XL pipeline??’
    they aren’t. You continually make this accusation yet never provide a source nor evidence. The Kochs have nothing to do with XL. I challenge you to stay on topic and prove or at least present an argument otherwise. Not doing so would be misdirection on your part.

    Still waiting on your lightning strike results.
    I’ll assume your ‘I’m all for It , 50 or 50 million’ content it’s tacit admission that you were lying all along. Because if you weren’t you have posted a link by now.

  10. “Excerpt from above;
    **Regardless of efforts made, lighting striking tank batteries is a very common and dangerous problem for the oil and gas industry. There is no guarantee as to when or where lightning will strike, and until technology finds a solution we have to continue to pray for the safety of our patch hands, and for those already suffering from tank battery explosions. – See more at: http://www.righands.com/news/news-detail/lightning-strikes-causing-explosion-395#sthash.EflnnuP9.dpuf**

    Do you have any idea how much of a moron you really are? I at least applaud you for trying but all you did was prove yourself wrong. I’ll show why…

    Your initial argument was:
    “Oh, and I forgot to mention the pipelines we already have are constantly being hit by lightning, causing massive spills., “
    See the word pipeline? A pipeline is significantly different than the oil tank and tank batteries mentioned in your link. I’ve never asked about oil tanks, I asked you to defend your position on pipelines. Your link says nothing about pipelines. Incidentally, there was no spill as the oil burned in the tank. So you provided nothing to prove that pipelines are constantly being struck by lightning. The fact that it has taken you two weeks to come up with this means you couldn’t find anything to support your position. The fact that you think this supports your position when it’s speaking to an entirely different issue proves you’re a moron.

    You then went on to state:
    “but it would cost too much to install lightning rods to prevent this from happening,”
    And in another post:
    “Costs would be too high to add lightning protection.”

    Yet your link states:
    “Thankfully, there has been some thought and effort put into how to avoid lightning strikes in the oil industry, tank batteries especially. Some companies are now using CTS, or Charge Transfer Systems. These systems are said to make a tank battery far less susceptible to lightning strikes, where as other companies are using things like lightning rods, air terminals, and halo’s. The problem with using devices such as lightning rods, is that once the strike is collected and transferred to the ground, you chance natural gas to ignite. “

    Your argument is that the companies (you implied the Kochs) were too cheap to install lightning protection. Yet the link you provided as proof of you position contradicts your position. In fact according to your link companies are spending money on lightning protection and putting thought into how to avoid this problem.

    Now I would ask you to think about this logically but I know that’s not possible but consider this, if you are running a pipeline or oil and gas company and you get paid for barrels delivered would you not maximize the number of barrels delivered. If it cost you millions in cleanup cost and lost revenue for barrels spilled would you not spend the pennies on the dollar to prevent that? The fact is that they do, as proven by your link. The problem is that it’s lightning and there is no 100% lightning proof solution for extremely large metal object. All that can be done is to reduce the risk. In fact your link even says “These systems are said to make a tank battery far less susceptible to lightning strikes,… “. Being ‘less susceptible’ only reduces risk, it doesn’t eliminate it.

    Nice try. A for effort (you actually tried), F for execution (you provided zero support about pipelines being struck nor about companies being too cheap).

  11. “emile says:
    December 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    The Kochs are the only ones who stand to benefit from the pipeline.”

    Then
    emile says:
    December 16, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    It’s always the same anchor points, over and over.

    Why are the Koch brothers the only group who will profit from the XL pipeline??”
    It would almost seem like this was an “anchor point” for you, over and over and over.
    Yet you can’t support it? Why not?
    Because it’s just another of your many lies

  12. First of all none of the Koch garbage is legal to burn here. All for export. They own it coming in and they own it going out. You can spend your last days refining it but you won’t last long as toxic as it is.
    So, why don’t you tell me who will benefit the most.
    Don’t try to sell that 40,000 jobs bullshit, that’s just a. Lie.

  13. If someone has you up against the wall, with their fingers around your throat, does that make you a terrorist??
    Gasping for air and facing the full force of US military weapons??
    Why are you so willing to defend the people who really don’t need your help defending them , at all??

    And congratulations on passing your trillion dollar budget.
    Did you ,know, it also makes stealing your pension money even easier?? Yup! Legal! Hooray!!
    We don’t need no stinking pension funds.
    You know what’s next, right??
    Dividing up the United States into little profit producing entities. Little you know,right to work for nothing states??

  14. If the Koch brothers don’t have anything to gain, why are they on the edge of their seats waiting for it to pass??
    Why did they spend all that ALEC money rewriting the laws to allow it?
    Or paying off all your politicians to pass it??
    There’s a lot of money hanging in the balance, for the Koch brothers.

  15. ‘If someone has you up against the wall, with their fingers around your throat, does that make you a terrorist??
    Gasping for air and facing the full force of US military weapons??
    Why are you so willing to defend the people who really don’t need your help defending them , at all??’
    So the Taliban in Pakistan is up against the wall with whose fingers around their throat? And in your mind that justifies killing 131 Pakistani children? The question is why do you defend them? And what US weapons does the Pakistan military use? Last check it was mostly former soviet era stuff.

  16. “If the Koch brothers don’t have anything to gain, why are they on the edge of their seats waiting for it to pass??”
    Your claim was that “..the Koch brothers the only group who will profit from the XL pipeline??”. Now your evidence of that is that they are sitting on the edge of their seats? According to whom? You? How do you know they are on the edge of their seats? Provide some evidence. Making a claim and then answering it with a rhetorical question is not proof. Especially when coming from one who is a proven liar (I provide for evidence your as of yet unproven claim for 50 million on obamacare and your pipeline lie).

    “Why did they spend all that ALEC money rewriting the laws to allow it?”
    They didn’t. Again, you’ve just made an accusation so provide your evidence. Otherwise it’s a lie.
    “Or paying off all your politicians to pass it??”
    Got proof?
    “There’s a lot of money hanging in the balance, for the Koch brothers”
    Actually no, there is not. They are not a customer of the pipeline. Nor are they involved in building it. I thought you believed in innocent until proven guilty? You’ve made and accusation so the onus is on you to prove.
    “Don’t try to sell that 40,000 jobs bullshit, that’s just a. Lie.”
    ah, back to regrugitating obamas talking points. I thought he was only 3% better than the republicans? It’ll probably create as many jobs as obamas shovel ready projects did. Did you complain about that?
    Anyways, whether it’s 40 jobs or 40,000 I’m for it. Why are you against people having jobs?

  17. Are we avoiding the lightning strike fiasco? I guess you don’t like it when you prove yourself wrong while trying to prove yourself right.

  18. I am not against people having jobs.
    It is not going to benefit you!
    Compren pa?
    It’s illegal to burn here and in Canada because it toxic.
    It’s actually worth more staying where it’s at, considering the problems it causes.

  19. Looking at the map…….nope….Pakistan and Taliban not so close.

    Your CD must really be acting up.
    You should get it checked out.

    The Lightning strike fiasco?? The people with the Lightning news were the manufacturing companies making Lightning protection. They approached whomever was in charge of safety on the pipelines and were told, Nein, Nein, Nein, too expensive.
    As far as the battery explosions go, numbskull, how do you think anything gets into the batteries”??
    Wait!! Wait!!
    I know!!
    Pipelines!…….taadaa’!

  20. And like I said, it would have a higher value staying in the fucking ground. We don’t need it, we can’t burn it, it creates toxic smoke wherever they burn it, it will not benefit you or anyone in your country .
    Just say ……no’

  21. OMG Jeff!!!!!!!! You’re still here arguing with this moron? (And it appears those argument topics are the same ones you have been having for months)……What’s wrong with you?

  22. “It is not going to benefit you!” Never said it would. Why is it you expect everything that happens to provide some benefit to you? Did you contribute to it? That’s a pretty fucking greedy attitude isn’t it?
    “It’s illegal to burn here and in Canada because it toxic.”
    No it’s not, 4% of our the oil we burn I the states comes from it

    “Looking at the map…….nope….Pakistan and Taliban not so close.” I know your independent journalist probably won’t tell you about but your Taliban friends in Pakistan just murderd 131 children.

    “If someone has you up against the wall, with their fingers around your throat, does that make you a terrorist??
    Gasping for air and facing the full force of US military weapons”.
    What’s that have to do with your friends in hamas and the PA torturing their own people, executing gays, and condoning the honor killing of their women? The Israelis didn’t cause that. By the way the Israelis don’t torture their own citizens, legalized gay rights years ago, and believe in equal rights for woman. Why are you against equal rights for woman and gays?

    “The Lightning strike fiasco?? The people with the Lightning news were the manufacturing companies making Lightning protection. They approached whomever was in charge of safety on the pipelines and were told, Nein, Nein, Nein, too expensive.”
    So post it. You specifically ‘pipelines’ were ‘constantly’ being struck causing ‘massive’ spills. So post your evidence. You were able to post an article disproving your position. In fact your article proved ‘whomever was in charge of safety’ said ja, ja, ja!

    “As far as the battery explosions go, numbskull, how do you think anything gets into the batteries”??” Well numbskull, in the article you posted the oil came from the well located on site, no pipeline. Second, since there appears to be only ONE pipeline that potentially had a lightning strike issue, in it’s twentieth year of operation I might add, the pipelines appear to be pretty darn safe…with or without protection. The oil tanks, which do get struck DO have protection. If you would read your article you would have caught that little part about the technology to eliminate lightning strikes not existing yet.
    You have yet to prove that pipelines are constantly struck. Can’t do it can you.
    You have yet to show any evidence of the koch brothers involvement in the pipeline, because they don’t.

    “And like I said, it would have a higher value staying in the fucking ground. We don’t need it, we can’t burn it, it creates toxic smoke wherever they burn it, it will not benefit you or anyone in your country .
    Just say ……no’”
    It’ll benefit more people than does obamacare.

  23. Hammer, it provides a source of entertainment on long lay overs so it’s worth it to keep her hooked. Plus, every time I think she can’t say anything dumber than she already has she proves me wrong.

  24. ****‘You seem happy to have the Koch brothers running everything.’
    They run nothing but their own business****

    You poor deluded soul.
    Lost your country, got a new boss and never knew what hit you.

    Hammy, another country heard from.

    One Lightning strike is enough, if it’s causing your property to fill up with toxic black ooze.
    Why go out on a limb if there’s nothing in it for you”
    I don’t get it.
    You fools stand around calling everyone else morons, and, then vote against your own priorities and better interest. You keep conning yourselves into believing that somehow……you truly are……republicans. Fools. I’m positive neither of you has the genetic make up to be …..real life republicans.
    In favor of ….who……again”?

    Yup, the Koch brothers.
    Yes, mr Dimon, I believe you.
    Try to remember that this is not a massive shift to the right. 2016 will put you and your fools to bed for good.

    ‘****It’ll benefit more people than does obamacare.****
    It will benefit the kochs more than anyone else, combined..
    Did you somehow miss the part about being illegal to burn here and in Canada”?
    It’s toxic.
    The kochs need over in China to provide cheap fuel to make your wonderful steel products.
    Outside of that it has no value.
    It will not lower your prices on anything, it will not produce jobs.
    It will not pay anything in taxes. You will pay as a taxpayer to clean up the filthy mess it is as a whole, air included.
    Wait, I know, let’s have ALEC write some laws that allow it to be burned here. Taadaa!

  25. “One Lightning strike is enough, if it’s causing your property to fill up with toxic black ooze.”
    So you’re admitting you lied? Your claim was ‘constantly’ now you’re down to one. Can’t prove constantly?
    Just checked my backyard, no toxic black ooze. Must be the dump you live in.

    “It will benefit the kochs more than anyone else, combined.”
    Then why the complete failure on your part to provide supporting evidence? Kind of like the ‘constantly’ claim?

    “Try to remember that this is not a massive shift to the right. 2016 will put you and your fools to bed for good.”
    You said the samething about 2014. But you were wrong. What’ll happen to the left when Hill and Liz get in a cat fight? The split in the Dems will be incredible.

    “Did you somehow miss the part about being illegal to burn here and in Canada”?”
    did you miss the part about no, it’s not.
    Tar sands are burned here everyday, idiot.
    “The largest share of U.S. petroleum, however, comes from Canada’s oil sands—a fount of new oil wealth that is behind the push to expand the Keystone XL pipeline to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries.”
    news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/05/140505-tar-sands-oil-energy-refineries-sierra-club-environment/

    What you are trying to say is that peteroleum coke, a byproduct of tar sands is illegal to burn in the U.S. because of its toxicity. Why am I not surprised that you are confusing two seperate issues.

    “Outside of that it has no value.
    It will not lower your prices on anything, it will not produce jobs.
    It will not pay anything in taxes. You will pay as a taxpayer to clean up the filthy mess it is as a whole, air included”
    Do you realize that the Keystone pipeline is already done? It’s already delivering that black ooze to Port Author Texas? What everyone is arguing about is the 4th phase. Phase 1 brought it from canada to Illinois. Phase 2 from Illinois to Oklahoma. Phase 3 from Oklahoma to Houston. Phase 4, called XL, provides a direct route from canada to texas. Currently what’s not passing thru phase 4 is currently on a truck or train to Port Author. IT’S HERE ALREADY idiot.
    It’s not benfitting anyone? I guess you don’t have a car. Have you seen the gas prices? Have you heard there’s excess oil on the market?
    It won’t produce jobs or taxes? So how exactly does that oil get processed once it’s at a refinery in houston or Illinois? Does it do it by itself or do people have to do it. Do those people make money? Do they pay taxes? Does the company pay payroll taxes? And yes that petroleum product does get used here in the states as gasoline. Is there such a thing as a federal and state gas tax?

    “the anchor point above is that there are a multitude more people against it than are for it. Why”?
    Actually, idiot, there is a ‘multitude more people’ for it than against it.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/keystone-xl-poll_n_6186606.html

    No, the anchor point above is that you are an idiot!!!

  26. Here’s the real anchor point;
    The XL Pipeline is coming across All the right states.
    They should have little pipeline parades as it comes across their properties.
    A perfect example of them voting against their own best interests.
    Or is it
    That your pals lying to them has finally started paying off.

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