Respect is something you earn.Smurf said:Pfft, So do I, probably more than anyone else on this board, but at least I respect it too.
It is the "Huge Energy Bill" thread in this forum. Here is the quote I am referring to.Smurf said:Having not read the thread you're refering to, I don't see anything wrong with that;
Tom DeLay is the House Majority leader not a Senator. He has a long history of questionable ethics.Russ_Watters said:That a Senator would send money toward his home state is unsurprising and certainly not unique to Republicans, so you cannot use that as a stick with which to beat Republicans. But step back and have a look at what you are opposing: R&D. Personally, I think the US government has a vested interest in funding energy R&D.
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The R&D is for deep drilling and was slipped in at the last minute after officially closing the bill for amendments. So instead of the full house having a say this was added by the leadership only. Russ made these comments without any knowledge of the subject. That is what I take issue with.
You are the one who set him apart by cautioning me about his status. And now you argue that he is the same. Can't have it both ways.
Everyone makes mistakes, and should expect to be called on them. My point is that because he is a mod he should hold himself to a high standard.
Would you respect a police officer who doesn't obey the law?