Skip to comments.Senator Says Fire Shows Need to Ban Oil Drilling
Posted on 09/05/2010 4:36:33 PM PDT by John Semmens
The fire at a Mariner Energy Inc. oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has spurred calls for even stricter controls over who might be allowed to drill where for oil. This particular well is too shallow to have been covered by President Obamas moratorium on deep water drilling.
Both the fire and the fact that the well fell outside the Presidents ban was a matter of grave concern to Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).If nothing else, this disaster is further proof that oil drilling is an inherently dangerous practice one that we must stop, Lautenberg said.
Most people dont realize that our cars are powered by mini-explosions of gasoline in the vehicles engines, Lautenberg said. This strikes me as an unnecessarily dangerous way to get around. The sooner we can get everyone onto electric, wind or solar-powered vehicles the safer well all be. Maybe banning all further drilling for oil is the best way to achieve this.
Lautenberg said he would also consider levying a tax on vehicles that use petroleum-based fuels in order to subsidize the production of alternatively powered ones. Right now electric vehicles are out-performed by gasoline-powered ones, he observed. But if drivers had to pay a hefty tax for this higher performance they might be more willing to put up with the inferior capabilities of an all-electric vehicle. Of course, in an ideal world if everyone took public transportation the poor performance of electric power wouldnt be so obvious.
In related news, the Obama Administration announced a new federal grading system for cars. The idea is to encourage alternatives to gasoline-powered vehicles. Cars running on gasoline will receive a grade of D. Vehicles powered by electricity, wind, solar, or foot-pedals would receive grades from C to A depending upon how impractical they are.
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How old is Lautenberg anyway, 146?
It seems that old sh*t just won’t go away.
Yes, because that's such an UNPROVEN method of firing an engine. New Jersey.... PLEASE.... next time around, but that old, senile turd out to pasture!
dangerous? Going to the moon was dangerous. going to Anarctica is dangerous. heck - walking in Detroit or New Orleans is dangerous.
It’s just lame satire.
Is Lautenberg still breathing?
He has taken the longest “Weekend at Bernie’s” in the history of the world.
Lautenberg is one extended farce. Makes you wish for “The Torch” back. At least “The Torch” was upfront about his corruption.
Unfortunately corrupt judges on the New Jersey Supreme Court rewrote New Jersey election laws in the middle of an election.
Frank should have stayed retired ! I also remember that he was a big proponent of keeping the speed limit at 55 mph. He is this rich executive and want us lowly serf to put up with more of the elite’s bull$h!t ! He should be first in line to get inconvenienced by his crazy notions !
It really is so difficult to write political satire these days. I used to enjoy writing it, but it’s hard to write irony and ridicule as even anything so far extreme as to be on the edge of unbelievable has become ordinary and believable by the libtards. You can’t really come up with anything so ridiculous that there isn’t one of them on record as having said or done it.
Vices, follies, abuses and shortcomings are all so common that it’s almost impossible to hold them up for ridicule. And as soon as you do, one of the libtard poiliticians will certainly do everything they can to exceed it or prove it true.
I’ve totally given up writing any political satire and reading articles written as satire seem to miss the mark as so many people will actually believe they’re true. Or all they’ll have to do is wait awhile for the libtard pols to step in it and make it just a prediction, not satire.
I hope God blesses our country soon. It’ll be beyond even His power to fix if we let the pols go much further. (And yes, that’s irony and hyperbole.)
This guy is a nutball. He is insane and probably needs a diaper change. Call Bawney Fwank to do that little job.
“Vehicles powered by electricity, wind, solar, or foot-pedals would receive grades from C to A depending upon how impractical they are.”
HAA HAA HAAAAAA!
I noted that it was satire, but it is difficult to view it as such when it is within the realm of possible things that Lousenberg would say.... (I lived in Jersey for 15 years..)
Maybe it's predictive news...
LOL!! aw man... sure is. But it sounded so... Dem.
The /s tag isn’t really useful anymore. It has come to have the same meaning as the /L tag (liberal.)
What does he use for transportation?
It’s getting harder and harder to separate satire from the rantings coming out of Washington these days. This regime is one long bad joke.
what a dick
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