<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Poor Alaskans freezing to death rather than accept free oil

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Poor Alaskans freezing to death rather than accept free oil

Even though the cost of heating oil in Alaska is sky high and native Alaskans are dirt poor, some of them are refusing free heating oil from Venezuela...because...Hugo Chavez called president Bush "the devil."

Right. That makes sense. Let your children freeze to death because someone expressed an opinion you disagree with.

Justine Gunderson, administrator for the tribal council in the Aleut village of Nelson Lagoon, explains: "As a citizen of this country, you can have your own opinion of our president and our country. But I don't want a foreigner coming in here and bashing us. Even though we're in economically dire straits, it was the right choice to make."

The right choice? Isn't that what Bush says about the war in Iraq? And isn't Bush's "right choice" responsible for creating those "economically dire straits"?

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/10/09/alaska.oil.chavez.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest

(Thanks to Veronica Christie for the scoop.)

2 Comments:

Blogger crallspace said...

Those who actively choose to boycott over THAT... I can't say I feel sorry for them.

If it doesn't take an illegal war, but someone calling a spade a spade... what dumbasses!

It's like these "christian" groups that sat by and continued shopping Wal MArt until they gave some money to a gay group... it took THAT to wake those swine up.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Crall: Yeah, people are weird, aren't they? They neglect to boycott real injustices and instead protest threats to their own insecurity. It is hard to feel sorry for such people, but perhaps their human frailty does deserve some sympathy. It can't be easy being them!

3:57 PM  

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