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Pelosi Says Drilling for More Oil “Not the Answer”
AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 13 July 2008 | John Semmens

Posted on 07/15/2008 3:36:18 PM PDT by John Semmens

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said calls by Republicans to drill for more oil “is not the answer America needs.”

“Making gasoline more affordable would be the exact opposite of what we need to do,” Pelosi asserted. “We need to wean the country off of its dependence on fossil fuels. We can only do this if we discourage Americans’ love affair with their cars and put an end to the frenzy of excessive and senseless driving.”

In support of her contention that Americans’ driving habits are “excessive” and “senseless,” the Speaker pointed to a recent study showing that rising fuel costs were linked to declining highway fatalities. The study by two university professors looked at fatalities and fuel prices over the 1985-2006 timeframe and concluded that fatalities dropped by two percent for every ten percent increase in gasoline prices.

“The fact that the peak gasoline price in 2006 was $2.50 a gallon tells me that at today’s $4 a gallon we’re saving even more lives,” Pelosi conjectured. “Rather than undermine this salubrious trend by attempting to reverse the rising costs of fuel we should be celebrating our good fortune.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Humor; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: 110th; energy; gasoline; oil; pelosi; safety; satire

1 posted on 07/15/2008 3:36:19 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
In support of her contention that Americans’ driving habits are “excessive” and “senseless,” the Speaker - flew home to California
2 posted on 07/15/2008 3:38:06 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: John Semmens

If most trips are senseless, why did she need a bigger jet??

If you like $5/gal, Thank Pelosi in Nov.

Pray for W and Our Troops


3 posted on 07/15/2008 3:38:20 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: John Semmens

This is satire.....right?


4 posted on 07/15/2008 3:41:12 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: John Semmens
In support of her contention that Americans’ driving habits are “excessive” and “senseless,” the Speaker pointed to a recent study showing that rising fuel costs were linked to declining highway fatalities.

She has a point. It's kinda like North Korea's famine has dramatically dropped the obesity rate there.

5 posted on 07/15/2008 3:43:12 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: randog
This is satire.....right?

Maybe.

6 posted on 07/15/2008 3:45:27 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: John Semmens

Our supposed representatives now telling us what to do. This is what liberals expect, but it’s not the system we should have inherited.


7 posted on 07/15/2008 3:46:08 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: randog

So Joe bluecollar has to chose between driving to the liquor store and driving to it. If he walks he can get a couple of sixers if he drives, only a short dog.


8 posted on 07/15/2008 3:46:31 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: bray

In a few months, you will probably pine for $5/gal gas.


9 posted on 07/15/2008 3:47:41 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: John Semmens
This from a "woman", that DEMANDED, a personal wide body jet.

What a....opps that word would get me banned.

10 posted on 07/15/2008 3:47:52 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: John Semmens
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11 posted on 07/15/2008 3:49:17 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Well it beats pining for the fjords. :)


12 posted on 07/15/2008 3:50:15 PM PDT by xp38
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To: John Semmens
The Democrat Marxists have forgotten who is the employer and who is the employee. If there was ever any doubt that Democrats do not care a wit about you, your welfare, your families welfare or the country’s welfare or have that foremost in their mind — This nonsense over oil is all the proof you need. Note, that the global warming hoax was no sale, now we are in lala land.

Your first clue was how they disrespect their oath of office and then the Second Amendment. The Marxists are going top try and enforce their will no matter what. It's all in time.

13 posted on 07/15/2008 3:51:25 PM PDT by Tarpon (Ignorance, the most expensive commodity produced by mankind.)
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To: John Semmens
This year has been a record year for fatal motorcycle accidents in Connecticut. I wonder why the deutchebag Pelosi didn't mention all the deaths of people trying to save money by driving a motorcycle. The fascist democrats want us to save energy by sitting home while they fly around the world on jet planes and live in 20 room mansions.
14 posted on 07/15/2008 3:51:43 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: John Semmens

Whoa....almost had me there.

It is scary to think one can’t tell truth from satire these days.


15 posted on 07/15/2008 3:51:46 PM PDT by EBH ( ... the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. --Alculin c.735-804)
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To: xp38

Pining for fjords beats longing for a Ford.


16 posted on 07/15/2008 3:53:12 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: xp38

Pining for fjords beats longing for a Ford.

(Not really, but don’t parrot me on that.)


17 posted on 07/15/2008 3:55:56 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: engrpat

ms. feinstein was on Fox today. When asked why foreign countries could drill 30 miles off our shores, but we couldn’t, she replied that that was a different story and continued babbling.


18 posted on 07/15/2008 3:57:19 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (Media -)
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To: John Semmens

She needs to be draged across apre 1050s So. California beach and then locked in a chicken coup for an hour and she would be ready for parading down the main street of town, PROPERLY DECKED OUT IN TAR AND FEATHERED!


19 posted on 07/15/2008 3:57:36 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: dalereed

“across apre 1050s”

ACROSS A PRE 1950S


20 posted on 07/15/2008 3:58:40 PM PDT by dalereed (both)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

ok but beautiful plumage regardless


21 posted on 07/15/2008 4:05:02 PM PDT by xp38
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To: John Semmens

Yhis is poitical dynamite. A smart GOP’er would run with her elitist comments saying that Pelosi wants you to ride a bike, while she flies in a big jet, and is chauffered in her limosine.


22 posted on 07/15/2008 4:06:17 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

“Making gasoline more affordable would be the exact opposite of what we need to do,” Pelosi asserted. “We need to wean the country off of its dependence on fossil fuels. We can only do this if we discourage Americans’ love affair with their cars and put an end to the frenzy of excessive and senseless driving.”

I hope there is a youtube video of this.


23 posted on 07/15/2008 4:12:43 PM PDT by y6162
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To: DallasBiff

“Making gasoline more affordable would be the exact opposite of what we need to do,” Pelosi asserted. “We need to wean the country off of its dependence on fossil fuels. We can only do this if we discourage Americans’ love affair with their cars and put an end to the frenzy of excessive and senseless driving.”

I hope there is a youtube video of this.


24 posted on 07/15/2008 4:12:46 PM PDT by y6162
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To: John Semmens

She is beyond insane.
Her world view isn’t even comic book viable.


25 posted on 07/15/2008 4:15:29 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: John Semmens

Nice try. You did not get me like you did last time. Once again though, this is not too far off the mark.


26 posted on 07/15/2008 4:15:51 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (Barack Hussein Obama- The Only Candidate Who Makes John Kerry Look Steadfast and Principled.)
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To: John Semmens

Electric cars will take care of the problem.


27 posted on 07/15/2008 4:16:45 PM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: y6162

This from a woman that demanded and got her own personal Air Force One.

If I were president, I’d have it sitting on the tarmac empty and let her fill it up.


28 posted on 07/15/2008 4:18:39 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: John Semmens

This bitch needs to get drilled in her goofy head.


29 posted on 07/15/2008 4:21:42 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: engrpat
Click below for related story:


30 posted on 07/15/2008 4:24:48 PM PDT by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: y6162
Her comments (treasonous bitch, "did I say that out loud?")make transparent a collusive attempt to destroy America.
31 posted on 07/15/2008 4:26:21 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: John Semmens

The people can’t afford gas for their cars? Then let them fly their planes!


32 posted on 07/15/2008 4:27:23 PM PDT by hometoroost (...the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo)
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To: SF Republican
...Queen Nancy flew home to California. Was that in her taxpayer supported military 747, so that she can entertain her lobbyist friends? Queen Nancy is beginning to sound a lot like another queen who advised her people to eat cake (so goes the story) when they complained that they had no bread. Bottom line, if she says that drilling for oil is not the answer, then she'd absolutely better have a working alternative to put forward. Now!
33 posted on 07/15/2008 4:29:45 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (If you don't like your middle name, that's your problem.)
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To: John Semmens

You’re a silly guy, Jon. That’s why my wife and I have loved your work since the Tribune days.


34 posted on 07/15/2008 4:30:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Who would McQueeg rather have mad at him: You or the liberals?)
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To: John Semmens

“Making gasoline more affordable would be the exact opposite of what we need to do,” Pelosi asserted.

Easy for a millionaire to say...

It’s time for this bimbo of the left to shut up and sit down. Her stewardship of the House has been a more dismal failure than Jimmuh Cahtuh’s presidency, and she accomplished that phenomenal feat in half the time of the peanut farmer from GA.


35 posted on 07/15/2008 4:31:00 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion)
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To: Kakaze
I've always wondered. Did she get her wide-body jet? At taxpayer expense? When she could afford to buy it herself if she wanted it?
36 posted on 07/15/2008 4:34:59 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (If you don't like your middle name, that's your problem.)
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To: John Semmens

some satire...cause that’s really what she was saying...


37 posted on 07/15/2008 4:37:23 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: John Semmens
John, I'm disappointed in you. You're actually dumbing down her hydrocarbonic vitriol, not embellishing it. LOL


38 posted on 07/15/2008 4:56:37 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Barak Obama is as inept as a bear cub with his dink.)
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To: John Semmens
Evil Queen Icon
Democrats in Congress are all self-serving porkers, Pelosi is their Queen.
porker
39 posted on 07/15/2008 4:58:11 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (http://auntiecoosa.blogspot.com -- read, learn, blog, or get out of my way.)
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To: John Semmens

nancy my driving to work isn’t excessive

although if you agree to take less of my salary to fund your dumb socialist programs I promise to drive to work less...


40 posted on 07/15/2008 4:59:25 PM PDT by edzo4
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To: peeps36

The fascist democrats want us to save energy by sitting home while they fly around the world on jet planes and live in 20 room mansions.””

The rules don’t apply to the nobility. Many of the elites think they own the little people—you don’t get it. We, you and me, are the serfs and we will dang well pay homage and taxes so the sniveling limo-liberals can live their lifestyle in peace. After all, hollywood tells us what is best and who is the best leader. They, the world muslim population, and sniveling liberals are going to deliver obamanation to the whitehouse—strange allies I know, because many muslims don’t like hollywood either.


41 posted on 07/15/2008 5:32:28 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: Neoliberalnot
So many people I talk to think Al Gore is the ultimate authority on global warming. Most are shocked when I tell them about all the money he will make off carbon credit trading. If the television networks weren't corrupt they would run a disclaimer next to Al's fat face every time he speaks on television. It should let the audience know about his profiteering and his own energy consumption which is 10,000 times as much as the average American. If they did this it would wake people up to the fraud being perpetrated by Fat Al and Company.
42 posted on 07/15/2008 5:55:53 PM PDT by peeps36 ( Al Gore Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Democrats in Congress are all self-serving porkers, Pelosi is their Queen. “”

This is why she has changed her to Piglosi.


43 posted on 07/16/2008 6:07:12 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
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To: y6162

Cutting out the fluff driving is easy. Now it is about not being able to get to the work place.

My better half just said: “If I want to chose to drive across the country to visit family, I shouldn’t have to ask the Democrats for permission”.

Is the nation even awake? The Democrats are the cause of the gas prices (and they want it even higher). Surely they will be defeated at the ballot box in November.


44 posted on 07/16/2008 6:15:52 AM PDT by twntaipan (NOBAMA! Say No to B.O.!)
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To: twntaipan

“Surely they will be defeated at the ballot box in November.”

Dunno. Nancy is acting like she expects to maintain or extend her majority in the house. But I think the tide is running against her and the Dems. Polls certainly are. Obambi at the top of the ticket doesn’t help as I think McCain will beat him handily.

However, if she wins, we’re screwed, bad.


45 posted on 07/16/2008 9:33:33 AM PDT by y6162
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To: John Semmens
“We need to wean the country off of its dependence on fossil fuels..."

Okay, Ms. Pelosi, put your money where your mouth is, or STFU! Your food is grown, processed and delivered by oil. Stop eating, permanently. Then I'll believe your sincerity.

46 posted on 07/16/2008 11:57:26 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (When hopelessness replaces hope, it opens the door to evil.)
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