Welcome to Denny


Denny Hastert (R-IL), Speaker of the House, enters the blogosphere!

Denny weighs in with a thrilling introduction to the intellectual whirlwind which is the

8 Comments so far

  1. Gabe (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 11:50 am

    Is this going anywhere? Or do you just like to single out Republicans?

  2. Gabe (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 11:54 am

    I figured you would be cheering for this guy since he’s been leading a charge against the oil companies and allegations of price gouging. He’s saying that they need to invest in the American economy and build some refineries.

    Read for yourself:

  3. nikkos (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 1:14 pm

    Now who’s whining? Grow up and get a sense of humor.

  4. nikkos (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 1:47 pm

    Here’s a coupla choice quotes from the article Gabe mentions above. Denny Hastert- paragon of virtue or typical regressive Republican? Decide for yourself.


  5. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 9:28 pm

    Whadda ya mean? Hastert has already been President; he was acting President from 2001-2005.

  6. Gabe (unregistered) on November 1st, 2005 @ 12:15 pm

    “Folks, this is what oil companies “doing their part” looks like.”

    Damn capitalists!! How dare they make money! Like it or not, that’s the purpose of a company; to make money. Now if it was from exploiting people or natural resources, that’s a different story. There is a difference when making an “honest buck”. I don’t like that gas prices went up or that they have record profits. There are alot of pissed off people but how many people drive SUV’s? In other words, the consumer is partly responsible for this problem. If the consumer wouldn’t buy the oversized vehicle like the H3, we might be in a better position and less dependant on foreign oil.

    What do you drive Nikkos?

    Speaking of foreign oil:
    “Huh? I guess technically Iraqi oil isn’t foreign anymore since we now own the place.”

    No, we don’t own the place. They have their own established government and constitution. On top of that, whether we’re there or not, they still have to ship the oil half way around the world to get to us. So you tell me how far it has to go before it’s considered foreign oil. 2 miles offshore? Or on the other side of the globe?

    “Unless, of course, we’re blogging.”

    What is this debate forum that we’re in?? Oh that’s right, it’s an information center; not a blog. I see you’re doing your part to conserve energy.

    “Denny Hastert- paragon of virtue or typical regressive Republican? Decide for yourself.”

    And I would counter that you aren’t even giving him a chance. You’ve jumped on the Dem bandwagon that has already condemned all Republicans as money grabbing oil barons who sold out names to the CIA. Try being a little more fair in your assessments and little less judgmental; especially since you don’t have all the facts.

  7. nikkos (unregistered) on November 1st, 2005 @ 12:52 pm

    Gabe, it boils down to this: you seem to e willing to take Hastert’s statements at face valuev. I do not.


    Well, after 5 years of Republican lies- lies that took us to war, lies told to grand juries, lies told to the American people, the press and the world- I simply do not extend the benefit of the doubt to any Republican. Period.

    I think any honest broker could admit that given the history of this administration, my skepticism is waranted.

    The real question to me then, is not why you and I disagree on specific policy issues, but why you- or anyone- would take Republicans in general and this White House in particular at face value.

    Why should I believe anything they say, when so much they have said has been proven to be false?

    Why do you continue to believe their statements?

  8. Gabe (unregistered) on November 1st, 2005 @ 1:12 pm

    Agreed. There is reason for doubt but I also believe that partisan politics has played a part in this. How much? I don’t know. That’s for each person to decide. I’ve learned to take most politicians with a grain of salt (republicans included).

    Ultimately, where we go from here is up to us and if we hold our leaders accountable. I think that most of the American people have disengaged themselves from the political process and most politicians treat their constituents as sheep that they claim to be protecting. It is our job to sift through the BS to find the truth.

    What it comes down to is who do you align with and what do you base that on? Is it your values? Or maybe the better orator? I don’t blindly defend the republicans. Every group has faults. What I take issue with is people that blindly follow a group and think that their group has no faults. Granted, I’m not big on airing the dirty laundry of the group but I’m willing to admit they have faults. How about you?

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