Friday, March 9, 2012

Reject Keystone XL Pipeline!

What Republicans Want             What Americans Need
I don’t know if it is the solar flares that it’s said to have taken place yesterday, I don’t know if it is the news that Kucinich lost his seat – he is a great democrat that calls things as he sees them, even when his opinion sounds crazy – I don’t know if it is the predictions of the seats that Democrats will lose in Congress (yes, you read correctly, the “experts” predict that Democrats will loose a minimum of 4 seats in the Senate and at least one in the House) but I am down today, so down that my enthusiasm it is resting comfortably in my emotional basement.

After spending all day in this mood, with what is commonly known as "writers’ block", I came across a some news that, even though I cannot say it has brighten my day, I certainly can say my mood has come out of the basement and finds itself on the first floor… An improvement, don’t you think?

I was very pleased by the news I read yesterday in MSNBC. The article was about the Keystone XL Pipeline project, the “baby project” (more like the monster) of Boehner, Cantor and the whole pack of opportunistic Congressmen that support it because their personal financial interests in TransCanada. They excuse their relentless efforts for the pipeline with the well-known phrase that it creates “jobs” and obstructing it will deprive the American citizens of the much-needed jobs. These are the same hypocrites that consistently oppose building new roads, new bridges, new highways and that reject any "clean or green" project that will generate jobs if those are being promoted by President Obama or by any Democrat, translates into that they really don’t give a damn about Americans going back to work. The only thing that really concerns them and they are worried about is that if they lose their positions in Congress before the pipeline gets approved, loosing the payouts from TransCanada in exchange for their arduous support.

They're nothing but thieves with congressional seats!

Obama is campaigning to the Democrats in Congress for them to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. He has lost the support of two Democrats: Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mary Landrieu from Louisiana, who are obviously siding with the republicans. We must remember them when voting in November, their behavior makes me think that they have the same ‘motivation’ as Boehner et. al.. President Obama is committed to stop the Keystone Pipeline and we have to show him our support, let him know that we, the American people, approve and appreciate his efforts. He is not giving up and neither should we. We must write to every Congressman, we must let them know that we will not accept the construction of the pipeline – at least not without the proper study from the EPA; previous experiences have shown us that we must not overlook regulations, we have to make sure that there will be no damage to our environment, after all, this pipeline will literally cut our country in half; we should not do what we always do: worship the dollar and ignore our planet. It is time to set our priorities straight.

To all of those that spend days posting in Facebook, Twitter, and every social network out there shouting how disgusted they are because they keep hearing that the Keystone XL Project will go through, your President is doing all he can to stop it. It is time for us to show our support to our President, to let him know where we stand, and that where we stand is with the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Please, click here to sign the petition!


  1. Excellent. I have written much about this completely 1% project. It does not provide long-term jobs, most of the pipeline has already been produced, and I am going to write a piece today about the environmental disasters that can ensue from such construction. While, I believe that Administration will eventually give-in and approved the pipeline, it needs far more study and insulation from common pipeline disasters.

    90 Degree developer, we should swap Blog Roll entries.; I like what I see here. I won't most my page here as it is your place. The Pardu

  2. Thanks for your comments Pardu. I do promote other bloggers, I do believe that if we share the same passion and objectives in the union we find our strength. What's your blog address? I'll be happy to add it to my list.