congress just passed an energy bill. what does this energy bill do? is it intended to push companies to find alternative energy sources, is it intended to help with the rising price of oil, will it help to explain what our energy policy is in conjunction with our mid-east policy..........survey says..........none of the above. what it does is give the oil companies 500 million for drilling in the gulf of mexico AND 2.7 BILLION in tax breaks. let me repeat that....2.7 BILLION IN TAX BREAKS FOR THE OIL COMPANIES. that might lead you to believe that the oil companies have fallen on hard times even though a company like, well i hate to name names but lets just say it rhymes with exxon, made 7.6 BILLION IN PURE PROFIT LAST QUARTER. by last quarter i mean a three month period. well i guess you cant expect much more than that when the first family is beholden to the oil companies and besides that money really isnt needed for anything like actually properly armoring vehicles for our soldiers or creating meaningful jobs in this country. funny how the republicans paint everyone who doesnt agree with this war as unpatriotic but wont properly protect our fighting men and women while giving billions to oil companies. also isnt it peculiar that democrats are called "tax and spend" when the republicans spend just as much but then cut taxes. now i know the average stupid american loves the tax breaks but can you spell deficit. at least we had a budget surplus when the democrats were in office. any bsic business course flunky can understand that if you spend more and cut your income (taxes) your company wont be in business long.
heres some interesting stats, as of the end of july 2005, technorati was tracking 14.2 million weblogs and over 1.3 billion links. this is just about double the number they were tracking only 5 months ago. the blogosphere is doubling about every 5 months. a new blog is created about every second, there are over 80 thousand created daily. about 55% of all blogs are active, and that has remained a consistent statistic for at least a year. about 13% of all blogs are updated at least weekly. i hope mine stands out for all of you.
well it thursday.....hope your day goes well