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Friday, March 6, 2015

A little geography lesson


Safer is a relative term.  Because pipelines explode, too.  They also spill more in a year than oil transported by rail.  But let's not lose focus here.  Dana's not worried about safety, or she'd point out safety issues with pipelines, too.  No my friends, this is about Keystone XL.

Dana is trying to get us to forget two very important truths here.  One is that Keystone already has a pipeline, and it travels into Steele City, Nebraska, with a spur that goes into Illinois south of Galena, IL, where the latest train explosion occurred.

The other is that Keystone XL goes nowhere near Galena. So if something is travelling by rail in Galena, IL, it's not because we didn't approve XL, it's because oil companies are transporting oil by rail instead of pipeline by choice.

Only the northern section of XL has not been approved.  It actually comes from  Hardisty, Alberta and goes to Steele City, just like the original Keystone pipeline.  Some, like Dana, would say it creates jobs, lots of them, and forget any environmental issues, we need it and we need it now.  But it is not the jobs boon Dana says it is, it instead may be a boondoggle.

Cornell University did an independent study, and they state Keystone XL may be a job negative proposition.  Sure, there will be construction jobs.  Sure, there will be some permanent jobs. But the economic impact, especially higher gas prices that will come as they divert oil now going to the mid-west down to the Gulf for refining and export, will hurt jobs, possibly eliminating the jobs growth anyone that been touting.

But this one Factbook post is just the tip of the iceberg.  Dana's said a whole lot more on the subject. Unfortunately, the motive behind this push has to come into question.  Because Dana is not dumb enough to get it this wrong.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

That time Dana said Democrats hated Jews

It must be March Madness.  Not even a minute seventeen (2:07 with opening teaser) into Dana's third hour on Tuesday, Dana pulled out the race card.  Yes, Dana pulled the race card.

While pulling out a speech from 2010, where Mexican President Calderon came and asked for better gun control and slammed Arizona's immigration law, Dana actually stated that Democrats loved the speech because Calderon was not a Jew.  But don't believe me, please, listen to the clip above.

She repeats it two more times as well.  It's not because they actually like the idea of gun control, or hate the Arizona immigration law... NO!  It's because they hate Jews.

On top of that, Dana insists MSNBC is the whitest cable television station.  They do have 4 African American hosts, and the first Latino host.  Where are the hosts of color on Fox, or the Blaze?

The question Chris Matthews asks, is who would allow a foreign leader come in and rest from the president control of US foreign policy.  Dana twists that to the Calderon speech, where he talks not of foreign policy, but our domestic policies that were hurting his country.  How is it she gets to slam Chris Matthews, a guy with a ton more political experience than she has?

Did Calderon insist we change our second amendment?  He did ask for a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, but it was in place for ten years from 1994 to 2004, and in that time it held up to all constitutional challenges.  Calderon did not ask to change the second amendment.  On top of that, he actually said he respected it.

Dana gets away with too many lies.  What sickens me the most, however, is the maddeningly bad taste in which she used race card especially by someone who has decried the use of the race card over and again.  But because Dana likes polls, here's one for her.  Republican presidents dating back to papa Bush have never won more than 31% of the Jewish vote.  What this means if Dana is correct is that Dems hate Jews, but Jews love Dems.  How awkward is that relationship?  Must be just as awkward as having a majority of the KKK vote Republican, I guess.