Tuesday, February 21, 2006

My First Political Post

Yeah, yeah, I know I said I wasn’t going to post.  Whatever.

Okay, as you all know by now our Executive Branch sold our ports, and therefore our lives, to the United Arab Emirates.

What I find funny about this situation (yes, I did find something funny) is that Republicans AND Democrats have been pretty united in poo-poohing this whole thing.  

It’s remarkable because I just figured I was going to hear Republicans say that people are somehow un-American for questioning the administration on this.  But instead, even Republicans think this is a bad idea.  Which leads me to this conclusion…

In the end, everyone wants to live.

Yes, it is true.  There is something that can unite both parties.  It’s that strong human spirit called…


Who knew that self-preservation could unite the two-party system?

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Blogger CubanDiva said...

Bush has lost his freaking mind. I do not understand how this is okay. This is just giving terrorists the in to blow us the heck up! I am with you Reese. I don't want to die!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Juicy77 said...

That's what I'm sayin'. Good one, Reese. I'm moving to Canada. Eff this!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Karla said...

and yet some how some people still LOVE good old georgie. I agree with Kim Dubya has lost his mind.

11:20 AM  
Blogger This Girl I Used to Know said...

As much as I HATE and LOATHE being forced to agree with the president on anything...

The deal in question is for a UAE based company to buy a British based company (P&O) that currently operates some terminals at these ports.

They don't do "security", it's kind of like how airlines run certain terminals at airports.

The press and politicians have jumped all over this and are misrepresenting the facts of the case.

But, to get back to hating George Bush, I think he engineered this controversy to take the spotlight off of Dick Cheney shooting some guy in the woods.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Reese The Law Girl said...

Girlie: I see what you're saying, but I don't want anything with the UAE dealing with anything as sensitive as ports. I wouldn't want the UAE running the terminals of aiports. To me that's just access to sensitive areas they don't need to have.

I don't want to die!!! ;p

2:23 PM  
Blogger derek said...

....and unite on something totally stupid.

Just because the company is based in the UAE doesn't mean there are terrorist ties. If someone says, oh, Tim McVeigh is from Michigan. No more GM or Ford cars for me, that's questionable logic.

I agree with This Girl I Used to Know. I think that if this was not an Arab nation, there wouldn't be as much (if any) heat. I think this is a distractionary tactic.

What REALLy bugs me is how the punk-ass conservatives are firing up "Destroy Gay" 2006 with the flurry of gay adoption ban amendments. Lots of conservative voters feel that they have the right to tell gay citizens what they can and cannot do so this gets them out in droves. They need it in 2006 because people are seeing through a lot of their bullshit (Abramoff, Jeff Gannon/James Guckert (link - NOT WORK SAFE - not adult but not really work appropriate), Dick "Say Hello To my Little Friend" Cheney, etc.). They did the same thing with gay marriage amendments in key states (see Ohio) which I call "Destroy Gay" 2004 (even though the amendment in Ohio screws pretty much any two adults that live together that aren't married (siblings, co-parents, etc.)).

2:47 PM  
Blogger "Lisa" said...

Oh God I hate to agree with Dubya on anything but I got to say after reading up on this I have to (cough, gasp... Choke Choke, spit foul taste out of my mouth) agree (more coughing and shuddering in horror) with the President. Shipping went global long ago. These ports aren't run by Americans now. Can ban middle eastern companies from investing in things like this. It would just make them hate us more.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Reese The Law Girl said...

Sorry guys, but I just can't take the position that all is well with the UAE having anything to do with our ports. To tell you the truth, I wouldn't want ANY country running our ports. I think that this is something our government/american private industry should be in charge of.

Usually, I'm the person who says, "Just because someone/country/nation/etc. is [fill in blank] doesn't mean they are terrorists/murderers/trouble makers." However, in my honest opinion, I'm not convinced that certain Arab nations (including the UAE and the Saudis) don't have knowledge regarding the actions of certain terrorist groups. I just don't believe those nations are so innocent (and, just for clarification, I do not include the former Iraq in this group- it's well known that Hussein hated Osama).

I do not believe that any Arab nation has any place in running areas of national sensitivity and/or security. Everyone else maybe can see the logic in the administration's decision, but I just see bad things happening.

And, for the record, over the last 6 years, I'm 3-1 when it comes to predicting bad things...

10:32 PM  
Blogger ByeBye said...

I feel you on this one. Bush is one of the most stupid corrupted President in our history. I honestly believe he has an undercover illegal deal going on. He's all about the bucks and to strike up a deal with the United Arabs was scandalous (sp?).... what heck is our country coming to... the answer a ONE WORLD ORDER, just watch and see if not in our lifetime it will be that of our kids or their's.

1:04 PM  
Blogger This Girl I Used to Know said...

Reese, I totally agree with you on one thing... I think that the entire port system would be safer if it were run strictly by US companies. If you aren't getting employees from overseas (any nation) then you are less likely to import someone who wants to blow you up.

Sadly, I believe that ship has sailed.

Ship has sailed... ports... don't you get it? God, I kill me.

2:05 PM  
Blogger derek said...

He's using this to get everybody off of Cheney's ass.

I am just surprised that they haven't tried to shoot Cindy Sheehan.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Fletch said...

Would this create as much controversy if it was a country like Germany or Canada? Of course not...

Is profiling muslims at borders and airports right or wrong?

this girl... has some good points. If we are a truly free society and are into promoting equality, freedom and all that we shouldn't let any foreign countries have anything to do with anything sensitive.

Just like we should be happy that hamas was elected democratically, hey the palestinians are getting what they want right? Not sure if I agree, but Bush and his cronies should.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Robyn said...

Oh, I wish I had something clever and useful to add.....

Um, Yeah, Uhhhh,


I got nothin.

Have you seen the price of diapers lately?

If this deal will bring cheap Arab diapers into my hot little hands, I'm all for it.



12:41 PM  

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