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I’m Being Blunt …

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I was asked to join a Feb. 6 reception for Congressman Roy Blunt, a U.S. Representative from Missouri. Bring a spouse or guest.

I thank you for the invitation, but you must remember that I work with Black people who are trying to keep their kids out of jail, get them medical care, and get them into things like reading and photography. I’m not getting a lot of help from people like Roy Blunt.

Congressman Blunt’s home page refers admiringly to Robert Novak, the “journalist” who outed Valerie Plame Wilson, then an undercover CIA operative, in violation of U.S. law on treason.

Congressman Blunt voted:

  • No on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • No on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)

This info comes from http://www.ontheissues.org. Wikipedia says about them:

  • “On The Issues is a non-partisan, non-profit organization providing information to voters about candidates, primarily via their web site. This organization was started in 1996, went non-profit in 2000, and is currently run primarily by volunteers.”
  • “The president and CEO of On the Issues is Naomi Lichtenberg. The editor-in-chief and content manager is Jesse Gordon. Their headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”
  • “The mission of this organization is to help voters pick candidates “based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity.” Their slogan is: “Every political leader on every issue.” They obtain their information from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet.”

Now normally I would be nice to a guy like Roy Blunt. I would think his last name says all there is to know about him.

But he is too easy to pick on.

Roy Blunt.

It is just too easy.

There is an obvious reason why he isn’t called Roy Sharp.

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Written by Charles Keefer

January 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. There’s a rumor going around that Jan. 19 is your birthday.

    If that’s the case, Happy Birthday. I’m glad to see the fire is still in your belly.

    If I missed your birthday, I’m sorry. This is a belated birthday greeting.

    If your birthday has yet to come, file this away for future use. You’re lucky to get ONE HBday wish a year from me. I ain’t gonna do two.

    ksteinhoff

    January 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm


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