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Congresswoman threatens to nationalize oil industry (Maxine Waters)
WND ^ | 5-23-08 | staff

Posted on 05/23/2008 10:10:18 AM PDT by Nachum

In a grilling of oil executives by a House panel yesterday, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., threatened to nationalize the industry if it didn't do something about the rising prices at the pump.

A report by Fox News, captured in a clip posted on YouTube.com, showed Waters challenging the president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, to guarantee the prices consumers pay will go down if the oil companies are allowed to drill wherever they want off of U.S. shores.

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; congresswoman; energy; energyprices; govwatch; nationalize; oil; threatens; waters
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1 posted on 05/23/2008 10:10:19 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

COMMUNISM COMES TO CAPITOL HILL

That`s the headline I read on every newspaper and first

story on all the TV news programs, not.


2 posted on 05/23/2008 10:12:33 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Nachum

Our own female Hugo...how wonderful.


3 posted on 05/23/2008 10:12:44 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Nachum

Certifiable.


4 posted on 05/23/2008 10:13:51 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: Nachum

Even the people beside her at the table were laughing.


5 posted on 05/23/2008 10:14:51 AM PDT by Misschuck
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To: Nachum

What an unbelievable fool that woman is.


6 posted on 05/23/2008 10:14:52 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: Nachum

This explains the tremor I felt in the Force yesterday.


7 posted on 05/23/2008 10:15:14 AM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: Nachum

Yeah! Because we all see how much better and efficient things are run when we let you a$$hats do it.


8 posted on 05/23/2008 10:16:04 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: Nachum

“In a rare moment of candor...”


9 posted on 05/23/2008 10:16:07 AM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: Nachum

Obama voters put this imbecile into office.

Black people will vote for a black loud mouthed imbecile over an intelligent white person any day.

As a group, black Americans are extremely racist.


10 posted on 05/23/2008 10:16:39 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Nachum

Will Maxine become a roustabout?


11 posted on 05/23/2008 10:17:43 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Nachum

Some village in Kalifornia is missing an idiot this morning...


12 posted on 05/23/2008 10:19:44 AM PDT by Gritty (Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink - P.J. O’Rourke)
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To: gate2wire

“There is nothing more discouraging than ignorance in action.”


13 posted on 05/23/2008 10:20:30 AM PDT by Ed Condon (Wanted, newer tag line in good condition.)
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To: Nachum

To paraphrase Dan Akroyd “Maxine you ignorant slut”


14 posted on 05/23/2008 10:21:10 AM PDT by wordsofearnest ("That government is best which governs least" & Zachary Taylor s/h finished the job.)
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To: Nachum

I watched the clip. She is missing large areas of brain matter in the region that controls logic. And speech, and reflex, and....


15 posted on 05/23/2008 10:21:31 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Juan McCain....The lesser of Three Liberals.")
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To: Bon mots

Your point was proven with the electing/re-electing Marion Barry.


16 posted on 05/23/2008 10:22:16 AM PDT by Khuey (Political correctness is ALWAYS having to say you're sorry!)
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To: Nachum; girlangler
I am convinced that 95% of the members of congress are in the lower 25% of the intelligence bell curve. How can we continually, consistently find so many flipping idiots?
17 posted on 05/23/2008 10:25:01 AM PDT by Grammy
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To: Nachum
Why are people surprised? Incremental socialism has been occurring in this country for years! Few people have realized what is happening because they are the proverbial frog in the pot of water failing to realize they have been slowly cooking in the socialist stew for a long time.
18 posted on 05/23/2008 10:25:42 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Nachum

Tagline update.


19 posted on 05/23/2008 10:27:25 AM PDT by Grammy (Maxine Waters wants to....sociali.... er ....nationali....er... take over the oil industry.)
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To: gate2wire

What part of our nation keeps sending this stupid woman back to Congress?


20 posted on 05/23/2008 10:28:07 AM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Gritty
No, sorry she is still here
21 posted on 05/23/2008 10:29:53 AM PDT by Foolsgold (after all we got Daschel)
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To: Volunteer
What part of our nation keeps sending this stupid woman back to Congress?

Watts, in the south-central part of Los Angeles.
22 posted on 05/23/2008 10:31:16 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Bobkk47

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts%2C_Los_Angeles%2C_California


23 posted on 05/23/2008 10:33:42 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Bobkk47; fieldmarshaldj

Maxine probably views herself as the reincarnation of Lazaro Cardenas, who nationalized the oil industry in Mexico in the 1930s (much of which was drilled by William F. Buckley Sr.).

Since I brought up Lazaro, I met his son, Cuatehemoc when I was a student at the University of Chicago, back when he was running for President of Mexico. He was one of the dumbest public figures I ever talked to (couldn't answer the most basic questions about Mexico-US relations), so he and Marxine would be pees in a pod...

24 posted on 05/23/2008 10:37:11 AM PDT by Clemenza (Why do I Find Myself Attracted to Amy Winehouse?)
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To: Nachum

I Double Dog Dare her to try it!


25 posted on 05/23/2008 10:37:27 AM PDT by ThomasThomas
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To: Nachum

She could hardly talk properly.


26 posted on 05/23/2008 10:37:44 AM PDT by modest proposal (Vote Obama: Support inviting anti-American zealots into the white house for tea.)
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To: Nachum

27 posted on 05/23/2008 10:39:14 AM PDT by Bobalu (What do I know, I'm a Typical White Guy)
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To: Bobalu

That is the face of absolute ignorance, I swear.


28 posted on 05/23/2008 10:40:14 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: Nachum

Where’s Joseph McCarthy when we need him?


29 posted on 05/23/2008 10:41:58 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Sig Sauer P220

I asked a long time ago that her picture not be shown on Free Republic, she scares my cat. She adds new meaning to the word stupid.


30 posted on 05/23/2008 10:47:07 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

I asked a long time ago that her picture not be shown on Free Republic, she scares my cat. She adds new meaning to the word stupid.


31 posted on 05/23/2008 10:47:14 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
98.89% of scientists around the world are convinced Maxine Waters is the “MISSING LINK.”
32 posted on 05/23/2008 10:47:25 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Bobalu

She is still dumb as a stump.


33 posted on 05/23/2008 10:47:50 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

looks like my congress critter has been hitting the booze again...


34 posted on 05/23/2008 10:56:45 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Bon mots
"Black people will vote for a black loud mouthed imbecile over an intelligent white person any day."

Or even over an intelligent black person.
35 posted on 05/23/2008 11:02:00 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (No better friend, no worse enemy)
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To: geezerwheezer
98.89% of scientists around the world are convinced Maxine Waters is the “MISSING LINK.”

Yeah...but to what?

36 posted on 05/23/2008 11:04:02 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: Gritty
This woman should be wearing her @$$ for a hat! there are no guarantees
37 posted on 05/23/2008 11:04:55 AM PDT by Iron head mike
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To: Gritty
This woman should be wearing her @$$ for a hat! there are no guarantees
38 posted on 05/23/2008 11:05:03 AM PDT by Iron head mike
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To: Iron head mike

sorry double post


39 posted on 05/23/2008 11:08:34 AM PDT by Iron head mike
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To: Nachum

Because it worked so well for the railroads.

Bankrupted all of them.


40 posted on 05/23/2008 11:15:17 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Nachum

They are impatient to seize power. When they get it they will do things just like this. It’s communism, folks.


41 posted on 05/23/2008 11:16:01 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Nachum
What an Aunt Jemimah
42 posted on 05/23/2008 11:24:29 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Volunteer
The ignorant part
43 posted on 05/23/2008 11:25:59 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: modest proposal

She cant talk proper it aint in the girl


44 posted on 05/23/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Nachum

I’ve long thought that the commies had infiltrated the RATs since before 1932, now Waters just adds more proof to my theory. Therefor I declare a consensus of one and the debate is over and it is now an established fact that the RATs are in truth communists.I’m now offer capitalist credits for those who feel bad about not being commies and want to be absolved of their sins. On sale this week only 9% of your evil gains and you’ll be forgiven.


45 posted on 05/23/2008 11:37:20 AM PDT by fella (Is he or is he murtadd? Only his iman knows for sure.)
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To: Bon mots

And the longer she is in office, the higher she will rise in seniority and committee positions - so get used to seeing her face.


46 posted on 05/23/2008 11:57:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: WayneS
“In a rare moment of candor...”

This is what infuriates me most about these leftists and their supporters. They won't be honest about what they believe in or what they would do if they had their way.

47 posted on 05/23/2008 11:59:15 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: modest proposal

Oh, she can talk properly,

she just knows, like most MARXISTS, that her belief system is unacceptable to Americans.

Leftists/Marxists keep their beliefs hidden in order to attain power and implement them.


48 posted on 05/23/2008 12:02:36 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Nachum
I disagree with everyone on this thread who thinks she is stupid for "thinking" the way she does AND who implies a belief that she represents a small minority. The Dem governor of my state obviously believes exactly what Waters has said, but is intelligent enough to stop just short of publicly saying it.

I'm surprised Rush treated this so lightly. Based on the acceptance of socialist solutions that I see, I think Rush may be underestimating the number of people in this country who would agree with Waters. Many in the country are very prone to accepting the lable of "victim" right now, and buying into the promise of socialist solutions. Just wait until Obama hits the campaign trail and uses the same "you are a victim" approach on whites that has been so appealing to a majority of blacks.

49 posted on 05/23/2008 12:15:05 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet (There's Always Something.............And there's always something worse!)
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To: Clemenza

I’m guessing Maxine views herself more like Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.


50 posted on 05/23/2008 2:11:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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