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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:07 AM
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My reply to a freeper got published.
PARTY IN POWER SHOULD TAKE BLAME FOR OIL PRICES

On July 19, letter writer ****** Thompson blamed the oil crisis on the Democrats. He said Democrats stopped oil exploration in Alaska. Yes, Democrats and some Republicans prevented the destruction of Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge. The oil would not have helped our situation because it was already promised to Asian countries.

He said Democrats had refused to let new refineries be built. If he had listened to a news source other than Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, Thompson would have learned that the U.S. oil companies closed refineries and declared a moratorium on building more to drive up the price of oil.

He said Democrats won't allow drilling in the Gulf area. The last time I checked, there are dozens of oil platforms in the Gulf.

The Republicans have had control of Congress since 1994 and the White House since 2001. If they wanted to do something about high gasoline prices, it seems they would have done something by now.



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yellerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:08 AM
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1. Congratulations alfredo
You made good points.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 11:18 AM
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20. That's perfect. Clear, concise language.
You didn't talk over people's heads, either.

Excellent point about Repubs having control since 1994. Maybe now some people will "get it."

:thumbsup:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 05:16 PM
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28. Thanks. I try to keep it simple.
Edited on Thu Jul-27-06 05:16 PM by alfredo
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:11 AM
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2. Congrats
MEMO

TO: RightWingers

FROM: Reality

RE: The stuff you believe

Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, etc are LYING TO YOU.

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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:11 AM
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3. Nice use of facts.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:11 AM
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4. Excellent!
I like your fettucine as well!
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:11 AM
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5. You Rock!
:yourock:
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:12 AM
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6. Congratulations! Well done. nt
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:12 AM
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7. well done
:thumbsup:
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:12 AM
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8. Excellent!
Short, and to the point! Even the freepers should be able to read this and understand!
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gilpo Donating Member (601 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 01:00 PM
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26. Except he used really big words like...
...moratorium and situation. So thoughtless... (sarcasm)
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:13 AM
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9. Bravo!
:applause:

Feels good to go on record and rebut bozos, doesn't it :D
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:13 AM
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10. Nicely done
Plugged every one of the targets. You can select your prize from the third or fourth shelf -- but not the radio, that's mine.

Shocking how much power some people think the Democrats wield when every branch of government is dominated by the GOP. Just doesn't compute in their teeny, tiny brains that the GOP could be fucking up this badly.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:14 AM
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11. Good for you. It's amazing how Wing-Nuts have been in power....
Edited on Thu Jul-27-06 10:17 AM by BlueJazz
..for over a decade and they STILL use the ol' "Democrats caused" bullshit.
They're even more stupid then I thought for thinking anybody would
buy in to that crap.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:25 AM
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16. I wanted to be meaner, but I rewrote it after my nap and
it came out a lot nicer.
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:18 AM
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12. Excellent work, alfredo!
:bounce: :applause:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 11:28 PM
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37. Just applying what I learned at DU
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:18 AM
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13. K&R
Score one more for fact-based America! Thank you for politely trouncing a completely clueless, full-of-crap "America hater".

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 12:02 PM
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23. Truth is the best disinfectant.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:20 AM
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14. Good Job! nt
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:23 AM
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15. Congo-rats! And well written! nt
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 10:28 AM
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17. expect ****** Thompson AKA "moran" to look your number in the phone book
Edited on Thu Jul-27-06 10:29 AM by hadrons
and to call (if you made your name and town available) and yell Rush talking points at you ... its their MO
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 01:06 PM
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27. It wouldn't be the first time. They like calling in the middle of the
night to hurl their death threats. Caller ID has cut down on the harassing calls.
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NoAmericanTaliban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 11:12 AM
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18. Good Job alfredo! Also gas prices have double since *
has been in power. Little investments in alternative fuels & transportation certainly don't help. Oil companies have had more tax breaks than the total investment in alternatives. Lets not forget that mpg in cars hasn't changed in decades.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 11:13 AM
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19. Woot!!!!! *high five*
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 11:23 AM
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21. Beautiful job! So very well done.
It's doubtful the freep's going to send a rebuttal! Ha ha ha.

You had to have ruined his/her day. Hip hip HOORAY! :woohoo:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 12:05 PM
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24. We are going to ruin their day when they wake up on Wednesday
Nov 8 to find their dreams of a 100 year rule of America will be over.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 11:58 AM
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22. Simply a perfect explanation of the situation. (nt)
Edited on Thu Jul-27-06 11:58 AM by w4rma
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 12:55 PM
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25. Right to the point...bravo.
Edited on Thu Jul-27-06 12:55 PM by Historic NY
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 08:53 AM
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29. It just dawned on my why they published it on the
day they did. The oil company profit figures were being released. So glad they saw fit to publish my letter on such a timely manner. I have waited months for one of my letters to be published.
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 08:56 AM
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30. they even gave you a good headline
Often when I write letters to papers, they give me a headline that's just ridiculous.

Anyway, this is a great argument: "The Republicans have had control of Congress since 1994 and the White House since 2001. If they wanted to do something about ..., it seems they would have done something by now."

And you can insert pretty much any issue you want.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 10:05 AM
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31. I've been writing them letters for 25 years. They know me well
enough they no longer call for confirmation.

They used to have a byline writer. He was a solid doper and would put a lot of inside jokes in his bylines. One of my favorites was under an image of the skyline engulfed in fog. The byline said "Onward into the fog." That was the catch phrase for the comic character Oat Willie.

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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 10:10 AM
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32. That's the way to put it to them.
The GOP's in charge and has been for awhile. Why are they always trying to lay the blame for their bumbling on the Democrats?
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 06:31 PM
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33. They are cowards, that's why.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 06:34 PM
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34. Excellent!!!
:thumbsup:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 06:37 PM
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35. That's the Best Letter, alfredo!
Thank you so much for the rebuttal to the continuing LIES from the republiCONS.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-28-06 07:03 PM
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36. We have to refute the lies. Do not let one of those liars
get away with it. Challenge every lie.
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