Friday, July 11, 2008


In an attempt to rationalize their hunger to rape the environment during campaign season, desperate Republican candidates keep raising the specter of EVIL COMMUNIST* CHINA drilling for oil off the coast of Cuba. Part of the GOP's understanding, of course, is that the world's oil belongs to America, even if much of it is trapped under foreign soil. The whole "China drilling near Cuba" story is a fiction -- even Cheney admits it.

What cracks me up is some loser Republican candidate is claiming that since this story was discredited, maybe the Chinese have rushed in and started drilling off of Cuba. That's right -- the Chinese merchant marine and/or navy, which is about 15 years behind ours and is built around used hulls from the Ukraine -- snuck in over the last week and is driving into the waters off of Cuba! At this rate, it's a matter of time until the phrase "Yellow Peril" slips from the lips of some of our flailers on the right. Seriously, though:

1. The Chinese are nowhere near as omnipotent as Republicans think they are;
2. The Chinese are nowhere near as predisposed to hate the US as Republicans think they are; and
3. If 1 and 2 were as true as Republicans think, why do they insist on selling them all of America's debt?

*At this point, China is about as Communist as the Arab Republic of Egypt is a Republic.

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