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McCain's Energy Policy Assailed by Obama
AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 28 June 2008 | John Semmens

Posted on 06/28/2008 7:11:26 PM PDT by John Semmens

Democratic presidential contender Illinois Senator Barack Obama assailed Republican presidential candidate Arizona Senator John McCain's energy plans as "gimmicks."

“Senator McCain wants to fill your tank with gasoline,” Obama mocked. “I want to fill your heart with hope for a better, cleaner world.”

The Illinois senator claimed that high fuel prices “have given us a ‘window-of-opportunity’ to change the way we live. Senator McCain would us throw away this opportunity by taking actions that enable us to continue our addiction to the ways of the past—driving our cars wherever and whenever we want, cranking up the air conditioning in our homes, depending on electric appliances to do our work, staying up after sundown—this is the unnatural lifestyle we need to put behind us if we care about the fate of the planet.”

In related news, Cuba has reportedly made a deal with China to drill for oil off the coast of the Florida Keys—exposing American shores to the risk of environmental damage that the U.S. ban on off-shore drilling is meant to prevent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted this would not change her opposition to allowing U.S. firms to drill in this area. “We can’t be held responsible for what others do,” Pelosi said. “Even if there are oil spills from Chinese drilling, our hands will be clean. No one can blame us.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: 110th; energy; mccain; obamania; oil; satire

1 posted on 06/28/2008 7:11:27 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Sigh.........


2 posted on 06/28/2008 7:13:37 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance......)
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To: B.O. Plenty
This is not a note of agreement or disagreement, but another perspective of a highly controversial subject.

FIRST… do you know what ANWR is?

ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Now a Comparison



And some perspective…



NOTE WHERE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AREA IS…
(It's in the 'ANWR Coastal Plain')



THIS IS WHAT THE DEMOCRATS, LIBERALS AND 'GREENS' SHOW YOU WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT ANWR …and they are right… these ARE photographs of ANWR




ISN'T ANWR BEAUTIFUL?  WHY SHOULD WE DRILL HERE (AND DESTROY) THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE?
WELL…THAT'S NOT EXACTLY THE TRUTH
Do you remember the map?
The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain.
Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you?
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
The answer is simple...
THAT IS NOT WHERE THEY ARE WANTING TO DRILL!
THIS IS WHAT THE PROPOSED EXPLORATION AREA ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE WINTER


AND THIS IS WHAT IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN THE SUMMER




HERE ARE A COUPLE SCREEN SHOTS FROM GOOGLE EARTH





AS YOU CAN SEE, THE AREA WHERE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT DRILLING IS A BARREN WASTELAND. OH… AND THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE EFFECT ON THE LOCAL WILDLIFE…HERE IS A PHOTO (SHOT DURING THE SUMMER) OF THE
'DEPLETED WILDLIFE' SITUATION CREATED BY DRILLING AROUND PRUDHOE BAY*…
DON'T YOU THINK THAT THE CARIBOU REALLY HATE THAT DRILLING?



HERE'S THAT SAME SPOT DURING THE WINTER.



HEY, THIS BEAR SEEMS TO REALLY HATE THE PIPELINE NEAR PRUDHOE BAY*…



*Prudhoe bay area accounts for 17% of U.S. domestic oil production
NOW, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE LYING ABOUT ANWR?

REMEMBER WHEN AL GORE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK TO ARTIFICIALLY RAISE GAS PRICES TO $5.00 A GALLON?

WELL…

AL GORE AND HIS FELLOW DEMOCRATS HAVE ALMOST REACHED THEIR GOAL!

NOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN LYING, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?

YOU CAN START BY FORWARDING THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW… SO THAT THEY WILL KNOW THE TRUTH.

LET'S START BY DUMPING THOSE LIBERAL POLITICIANS, WHETHER THEY BE DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS...!

3 posted on 06/28/2008 7:16:38 PM PDT by B-Cause (It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.)
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To: John Semmens

Yep, I’ve heard Obama say that instead of drilling, he will invest $150 billion in alternative energy. But he doesn’t say where he will get the money for that alt. energy research, nor does he really have a plan to transition away from oil and gasoline. Hydrogen fuel cell cars and windmills and geo-thermal power sounds wonderful, but we honestly don’t know if these technologies can be harnessed to meet our needs. Bottom line is that we’re still going to be running on gas and oil 20 years from now, so in the short term, have to deal with that fact, not our pie in the sky dreams.


4 posted on 06/28/2008 7:17:20 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: John Semmens

Hard to believe these cretins actually said these things.


5 posted on 06/28/2008 7:20:11 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: John Semmens
Obama is certainly giving you a lot of good material!
6 posted on 06/28/2008 7:20:45 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: B-Cause

change = Democrats for 5.00 gas.


7 posted on 06/28/2008 7:21:31 PM PDT by alrea
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To: B-Cause

see tag


8 posted on 06/28/2008 7:22:42 PM PDT by Big Horn (bho says we can not drill are way out of the oil crisis, so we can vote our way out of it.)
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To: B-Cause; John Semmens

Great thread and posts


9 posted on 06/28/2008 7:24:43 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Don't Blame Me - I Supported Duncan Hunter)
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To: B-Cause

Thanks for the photo presentation.

I could be wrong, but it seems to me the more Obama makes the argument we should get used to high energy prices and he opposes drilling and nuclear, that these will be seen as a losers argument.


10 posted on 06/28/2008 7:25:26 PM PDT by sandbox (Name the enemy// Win the war.)
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To: John Semmens

“I want to fill your heart with hope for a better, cleaner world.”

Told my wife we won’t need any syrup for the stack of buckwheats and buttermilks on the breakfast table tomorrow.

Seriously, based on that vacuous, Candyland statement,what American over the age of 7, would vote for this empty-headed racist ass?


11 posted on 06/28/2008 7:26:18 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: John Semmens

I suspect BHO is either hoping to bring our country down for “worldwide Social Justice”, or he just has “Hope” for a solution. I suspect the first option.


12 posted on 06/28/2008 7:26:32 PM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: John Semmens

13 posted on 06/28/2008 7:30:29 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: EyeGuy

I’m going to go fill up my truck with hope and see if I get to work next week.


14 posted on 06/28/2008 7:31:25 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: John Semmens

Hahaha... excellent.

The really sad thing is that you’ve merely reworded and clarified what he’s said. He’s said America is too comfortable, that we’re too privileged and that we should be put in our place. Most leftists would love to punish Americans by forcing them into living a harsh life.

That’s why the dems want to tax oil, push it out of reach while not seriously pushing realistic energy sources. The democrats have long decried collateral damage in war, yet they’re completely fine with the attrition rate as they push energy prices ever higher. I’m sure the leftists don’t mind their own suffering so long as some of their opposition does - and no matter the truth, they’ll point out the problems and being generated by their political opposition.


15 posted on 06/28/2008 7:32:46 PM PDT by kenth (Just think, .000001783% of the population is screwing it all up for the rest of us.)
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To: John Semmens

The DemonRATs and Obama create crisis to push the United States to Marxism:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/06/high_gas_prices_and_the_marxis.html


16 posted on 06/28/2008 7:34:31 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: seowulf

“I’m going to go fill up my truck with hope and see if I get to work next week.”

Ha!

Better pack a nice pair of walking shoes.

The Regular I burn in my evil SUVs has an octane of 87. “Hope” is around 0.00013.


17 posted on 06/28/2008 7:37:37 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: John Semmens
“Senator McCain wants to fill your tank with gasoline,” Obama mocked. “I want to fill your heart with hope for a better, cleaner world.”

Barak, you can keep the hope; I'd rather have a tankful of gasoline. Hope won't make my car go.

18 posted on 06/28/2008 7:52:01 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: John Semmens
McCain wants to fill our gas tanks and Obama wants to fill our unemployment lines.
19 posted on 06/28/2008 8:01:19 PM PDT by nomad
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To: John Semmens
McCain wants to fill our gas tanks and Obama wants to fill our unemployment lines.
20 posted on 06/28/2008 8:01:19 PM PDT by nomad
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To: EyeGuy
Better pack a nice pair of walking shoes.

I don't need any shoes. I've got a thumb.

I'm sure some kind hearted liberal in a Prius will pick me up and take me to work. You see? I got me some o' dat hope.

21 posted on 06/28/2008 8:12:33 PM PDT by seowulf
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To: John Semmens
OSAMA Hussein Obama couldn't "assail" a chicken sandwich. He knows more about CHICKEN (or how to be one), but that's about it.


22 posted on 06/28/2008 8:14:09 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: John Semmens

“I want to fill your heart with hope for a better, cleaner world”.....

Wonderful! How is a tank of “better, cleaner world” going to get my ass to work in the morning Barry?....


23 posted on 06/28/2008 8:31:41 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: John Semmens

Energy Policy

McCain - 1
Obama - 0


24 posted on 06/28/2008 8:34:27 PM PDT by airborne ("Gore's fault!" - USSC Justice Scalia)
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To: B-Cause

What an incredible post!

With your permission, I’d like to copy this and e-mail it to everyone I know!


25 posted on 06/28/2008 8:36:38 PM PDT by airborne ("Gore's fault!" - USSC Justice Scalia)
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To: John Semmens

News Flash! Obama to power America with BULLS**T!


26 posted on 06/28/2008 9:35:42 PM PDT by Vietnam Vet From New Mexico (Pray For Our Troops)
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To: B.O. Plenty
“Senator McCain wants to fill your tank with gasoline,” Obama mocked. “I want to fill your heart with hope for a better, cleaner world.”

He actually said that with a straight face?

27 posted on 06/28/2008 9:45:23 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: B-Cause

Thanks very much for your post. Is there a url for this info that I can email to others? Some of them won’t/don’t have access to FR (company / family blocks).


28 posted on 06/28/2008 10:16:15 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Hildy; All

Whoever posted this is too coldblooded.....It is SATIRE!!!! The sad part is that it seems like something BO would say...


29 posted on 06/29/2008 2:03:04 AM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nilhilism)
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To: airborne

Surely you gest, this article is from “
JOHN SEMMENS: Semi-News — A Satirical Look at Recent News”...goto the link to verify...


30 posted on 06/29/2008 2:04:51 AM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nilhilism)
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To: seowulf
Remember to take the corn off the cob before putting it in your tank.

Ummm...Steak, mashed potatoes and corn husks for supper.

31 posted on 06/29/2008 5:03:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: John Semmens

Actually the Hope that B Hussein Obama will give us is a mule named Hope to pull the cart that we’ll need because we won’t be able to run our trucks and cars because the Democrats enviromentalists (a redundancy) have stymied energy development for all of these years.


32 posted on 06/29/2008 9:46:53 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Redefeat Communism by defeating the Obamanation in 2008)
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