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Obama Exec Order Takes Natural Gas Away From States
The White House ^ | 04/13/2012 | Barack Obama

Posted on 04/16/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT by TexasVoter

Because efforts to promote safe, responsible, and efficient development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources are underway at a number of executive departments and agencies (agencies), close interagency coordination is important for effective implementation of these programs and activities. To formalize and promote ongoing interagency coordination, this order establishes a high-level, interagency working group that will facilitate coordinated Administration policy efforts to support safe and responsible unconventional domestic natural gas development.

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KEYWORDS: anwr; corruption; energy; keystonexl; natgas; obama; opec
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Wake up, Sunshine! It's a new day.

When the White House wants to slip something by us, they "put it out with the trash" on Friday afternoon after the reporters have gone home for the weekend.

This past Friday, Barry Soetoro Obama took control of the natural gas industry - because states aren't where it's at, baby.

Now when the Sierra Club issues a memo saying fracking causes earthquakes, there is only one switch that has to be thrown to shut things down.

1 posted on 04/16/2012 7:05:57 AM PDT by TexasVoter
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To: TexasVoter

In my bones I can feel another “kiss my a$$” moment from the states along with an accompanying Supreme Court fight. Pure evil at work in the White House.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 7:11:43 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: TexasVoter

Meanwhile the drumbeat of Dictator Obama grows louder:

regulate -— control -— destroy -— Regulate -— control -— destroy -— REgulate -— control -— destroy -— REGulate -— control -— destroy -— REGU


3 posted on 04/16/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: TexasVoter

The tea party was over TAXATION of tea.

The tyrant has taken control of our bodies, our foods,
our transportation, our future health care,
our justice system, and free enterprise itself ...
for his Communist-Islamic, undocumented, purposes.

Happy Patriots’ Day.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 7:12:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: TexasVoter
That foreign enemy styling himself "President" just keeps poking the states with a sharp stick.

WHEN are the states going to fight back?

I mean the doctrine of INTERPOSITION, not some panty-waist filing in some kangaroo statutory-jurisdiction federal court.

It is time to throw the agents of the Federal government OUT of the several states. Peacefully, if they will go peacefully. But go they must. Forcefully, if necessary.

When?

5 posted on 04/16/2012 7:12:42 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: TexasVoter

the _resident-marxist wants his peasants in the dark, barefoot and only pregnant if they want to be.

the 52% has elected a tyrant.

Sic semper tyrannis.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 7:13:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: basil

ping for later


7 posted on 04/16/2012 7:15:42 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

ping for later


8 posted on 04/16/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TexasVoter

If I was governor Good-Hair this morning (heaven forbid), I’d put out a press release noting this E.O and re-assert that under the 10th Amendment, the State of Texas is responsible for what goes on within state boundaries. And, that anyone attempting to enforce this unconstitutional executive order would be escorted to the border by Texas Rangers and unceremoniously dumped on the other side.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 7:16:23 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: TexasVoter

Friday night document dump.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 7:16:23 AM PDT by magellan
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To: TexasVoter
With all the technological developments under the "fracking" umbrella it truly is a revolution in extracting technologies.

This EO could stop all that in it's tracks IMHO.

All the out of the box news sources have been notified, yet not a single word on it from Beck, Drudge, Brietbart, BI, Zero Hedge etc.

Are they overwhelmed with all the "change" and it's bad news and can't keep up?

11 posted on 04/16/2012 7:17:02 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: TexasVoter

Come and get it, a$$hole$!


12 posted on 04/16/2012 7:18:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TexasVoter
“O”bama. The “O” stands for octopus, His tentacles are squeezing the life out of everything.
13 posted on 04/16/2012 7:21:15 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (" O" bama. The "O" denotes octopus.)
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To: beyondashadow

Ping


14 posted on 04/16/2012 7:23:05 AM PDT by whatexit
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

I second the motion!!!


15 posted on 04/16/2012 7:23:25 AM PDT by LTC.Ret (You'd think I would know better than to volunteer!!! www.sendmetocongress.us)
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To: TexasVoter
(Executive Order: Feds To Take Control of Domestic Natural Gas Production)....."While Americans focused their attention on the Colombian controversy involving U.S. Secret Service agents, prostitutes and excessive drinking, President Obama quietly signed his latest Presidential Executive Order.........."
16 posted on 04/16/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by yoe
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To: backwoods-engineer
WHEN are the states going to fight back?

Never.

17 posted on 04/16/2012 7:27:39 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: TexasVoter
Will John Andrew Boehner crawl out of his Gin bottle
long enough to start an Impeachment process ?

18 posted on 04/16/2012 7:27:58 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: TexasVoter

“There is established an Interagency Working Group to Support Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources (Working Group), to be chaired by the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, or a designated representative.

(a) Membership. In addition to the Chair, the Working Group shall include deputy-level representatives or equivalent officials, designated by the head of the respective agency or office, from:

(i) the Department of Defense;

(ii) the Department of the Interior;

(iii) the Department of Agriculture;

(iv) the Department of Commerce;

(v) the Department of Health and Human Services;

(vi) the Department of Transportation;

(vii) the Department of Energy;

(viii) the Department of Homeland Security;

(ix) the Environmental Protection Agency;

(x) the Council on Environmental Quality;

(xi) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;

(xii) the Office of Management and Budget;

(xiii) the National Economic Council; and

(xiv) such other agencies or offices as the Chair may invite to participate.

More gov’t jobs.

I spoke with someone involved in NG drilling about a week ago. He said there’s such a surplus sitting around (like enough for the next 50yrs or more), that NO ONE is drilling and he’s looking for another line of work.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 7:34:52 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
I can't say about the other states, but North Dakota has over a million dollars set aside for just such a fight. We do a fine job here of regulating and developing our own industry, and we damned sure don't need Federal 'help' to do so. They almost have more agencies involved than we have regulators. Our people are efficient and hardworking. Theirs won't know a wellhead from bucket of warm spit.
20 posted on 04/16/2012 7:39:13 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TexasVoter

Get the little socialist out of here!!!


21 posted on 04/16/2012 7:42:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
So Harry Reid can throw it in the trash?
22 posted on 04/16/2012 7:42:46 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: TexasVoter

Just ****!


23 posted on 04/16/2012 7:43:44 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TexasVoter

Chaired by the Director of Domestic Policy, Cecilia Monoz... vice president of la raza being qualified by her degree in english and latin american studies and background in civil rights.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecilia_Mu%C3%B1oz

Bla, bla, bla, American families, energy, bla, bla, bla.

REGULATE, USURP the 10th AMENDMENT

While natural gas production is carried out by private firms, and States are the primary regulators of onshore oil and gas activities, the Federal Government has an important role to play by regulating oil and gas activities on public and Indian trust lands, encouraging greater use of natural gas in transportation, supporting research and development aimed at improving the safety of natural gas development and transportation activities, and setting sensible, cost-effective public health and environmental standards to implement Federal law and augment State safeguards.

Because efforts to promote safe, responsible, and efficient development of unconventional domestic natural gas resources are underway at a number of executive departments and agencies (agencies), close interagency coordination is important for effective implementation of these programs and activities. To formalize and promote ongoing interagency coordination, this order establishes a high-level, interagency working group that will facilitate coordinated Administration policy efforts to support safe and responsible unconventional domestic natural gas development.

THIS MAKES ME VOMIT!


24 posted on 04/16/2012 7:44:32 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: backwoods-engineer

The whole system is so far out of kilter I have no idea what is going to break loose first — but it’s obviously going to be something.

I can’t imagine that the governors of the several states are going to look favorably on this, especially since so many of them have plans for their gas and mean to keep them.

The tensions that are undoubtedly increasing at the very interfaces between federal, state, and local power are definitely worrisome. Of course, the extreme disregard for the law displayed by Holder and his minions it tainting the reputation of every federal agent by association — something a large percentage of must find intolerable.

We are steaming in uncharted waters. Nobody, not a single soul, knows how this is going to turn out. We have not been in this stressful of a condition since the War Between the States.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by Ronin (Sarah.... We really need you now!)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Will John Andrew Boehner crawl out of his Gin bottle
long enough to start an Impeachment process ?

NEVER. He will also have to find his cods first.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: liberalh8ter
So Harry Reid can throw it in the trash?

Impeachment is solely a House function !

27 posted on 04/16/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

That may be true Joe, and I don’t doubt it.

History however is on my side. The states may complain and fuss - but, in the end, they will do nothing.


28 posted on 04/16/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Impeachment is solely a House function !

True, but what good will it do if the Senate refuses to try it?

29 posted on 04/16/2012 7:51:15 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: yoe

There are some amusing but salty comments following the article you posted.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 7:51:52 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: nuconvert

“I spoke with someone involved in NG drilling about a week ago. He said there’s such a surplus sitting around (like enough for the next 50yrs or more), that NO ONE is drilling and he’s looking for another line of work.”

Gas is done for now until new consumption comes on line. When it does the surplus will dry up but your contact is correct, we have seen this before. Shale gas wells have a much more dramatic decline than conventional wells. The combination of natural decline and consumption will take a few years to dry up the surplus but it will dry it up and drilling will begin again.

OIL on the other hand is also affected. Shale oil is growing faster than shale gas right now and oil is still needed and still offers a good price. It also requires fracture stimulation for production and this too falls under this ignorant executive order... they are just too stupid to associate oil as well... the press is all about gas fracing... they are sticking to what the sheeple understand and are coming to their rescue.

In a short time the rest of the world will be awash in petroleum again. The United States on the other hand will struggle and decline until this SOB is gone.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 7:54:29 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: An.American.Expatriate
Uriel>Impeachment is solely a House function !

True, but what good will it do if the Senate refuses to try it?

The Senate's only function is removal!

32 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:06 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: TexasVoter

Placing all political food fights aside for a nano-second or two, just when will someone in our government stand up and say “Executive Orders” were never intended by the Founders for purposes such as this and are unconstitutional from the get go?

While I detest everything about this vile piece of scum in the White Hut, even my most beloved President RR issued a few Executive orders which really should be the sole responsibility of the Congress.

I do not recall when this usurping of power by US Presidents started but if I had to bet it would be Wilson.

An Executive order “WAS” to be used for issues related to the Office Of President and certainly not to usurp the powers given to Congress or the USSC by WE THE PEOPLE.

If we were to look at the plethora of Executive orders issued by numerous Presidents, we would find that Congress has been relegated to political theater while the Office of the President has been given dictatorial powers.

If the President can do these things then we do not need a Congress. I would love to just blame the current stain in the White Hut but to be honest he is far from being alone exercising powers NOT given to him by WE THE PEOPLE via the Constitution.


33 posted on 04/16/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: yoe

Gerard, of API, is a bonafide pinhead and a dolt. What API did over the BP disaster simply played right into the hands of the administration. Every technical report that was to be illuminating was incorporated into the CFR by reference as a regulation including all the ones that were written by self serving parties pimping for more studies.

with American Petroleum Institute head Jack Gerard saying his organization is “pleased that the White House recognizes the need to coordinate the efforts of the federal agencies that are reviewing, studying or proposing new regulations.”

The point is to unify the prohibitions to development whenever possible.


34 posted on 04/16/2012 8:00:51 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: TexasVoter

I could just cry...


35 posted on 04/16/2012 8:02:29 AM PDT by madison10
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To: shove_it

Like these? They aren’t salty. They are true. It is a shame that only a few see it. 11,000,000 guns purchased in the last year. For defense in case TSHTF or for other un-avowed purposes? Probably just for defense, the sheeple are too self centered for a greater good.

A couple of the comments:

Obama is getting away with so much that don’t be surprised one day if he comes out and says to everyone something like, “Yeah, my birth certificate was a fake, I stole the presidency, and my goal is to destroy America and everyone else who does not side with me. What are you going to do about it?”

There would be shocked continuous silence which in itself will be giving the answer of nothing. Knowing that the people aren’t going to do anything, Obama will go further and tell everyone that not only will you take the mark in your right hand or in your forehead, but you will worship me as well and like it.

and

I see someone else on here see’s the truth. No one will stand up. Simply as that. You’re all conditioned to sit down and keep your mouths shut. You’re allowed to vent across the internet because it’s a great way for them to keep you out of the streets if you think posting your anger here is accomplishing anything.

Everyone makes there comments about how their government is bad or it’s Bush or Obama’s fault, then you return to your daily grind hoping someone else will do the dirty work.
Sadly Gravlore, I have to agree with you. No one will stand up just as no one did during Nazi germany’s reign of terror.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 8:07:48 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

The trial happens in the Senate, does it not? Instead of Biden presiding over it, Roberts would have to.


37 posted on 04/16/2012 8:08:42 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Sequoyah101
Jack Gerard saying his organization is “pleased that the White House recognizes the need to coordinate the efforts of the federal agencies that are reviewing, studying or proposing new regulations.”

Such ass-kissing is just part of the cost of doing business in Obamamerica.

38 posted on 04/16/2012 8:09:26 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: liberalh8ter
The trial happens in the Senate, does it not? Instead of Biden presiding over it, Roberts would have to.

Bill Clinton was Impeached by the House.

The Senate failed to remove him from office.

He is still an Impeached President.


39 posted on 04/16/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: TexasVoter

To quote Dick Cheney, Obama is “an umitigated disaster.”


40 posted on 04/16/2012 8:14:12 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Which has done exactly what to his image? Let's compare the image of Nixon to the image of Clinton in the realm of public perception? If the entire reason to impeach Obama is to remove him from office and stop the destruction of America, as long as Harry Reid presides over the senate, impeachment will NEVER happen and therefore, is a waste of time.
41 posted on 04/16/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
The Senate's only function is removal!

Not exactly. The Senate's function is to hold a trial to determine whether the charges made by the House are substantiated AND rise to the level of "high crime and misdemeamor". And that worked so well the last time it was tried, what makes you think it would be any different now?

42 posted on 04/16/2012 8:20:05 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: TexasVoter; thackney
Why this is bullsh*t:

http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/oil-gas/publications/prgmfactsheets/Program096_8P.pdf

At least with the Bakken, the Government knows better.

43 posted on 04/16/2012 8:22:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TexasVoter
more cr@p from the White Hut... :-(
while Establishment RINOs, play golf w/ O'Bozo.

44 posted on 04/16/2012 8:22:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...an Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: TexasVoter

later


45 posted on 04/16/2012 8:22:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
He is still an Impeached President.

Oh, now I get it. You want the Republicans to waste a bunch of time and garner a S***Load of bad publicity during the presidiential election season for the sole purpose of being able to say that Obama is an Impeached President?

Great Plan. Where do I sign up?

46 posted on 04/16/2012 8:24:18 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

If I were Gov. Perry, I would get in front of the cameras and tell Obama to stick his Executive Order regarding natural gas where the sun don’t shine.

Then I would announce that Texas is going to require voter I.D. starting this November, and if Eric Holder doesn’t like it, tough toenails.


47 posted on 04/16/2012 8:26:54 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: TexasVoter

Welcome to the New Amerika.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 8:30:52 AM PDT by bgill
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49 posted on 04/16/2012 8:33:01 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
f I were Gov. Perry, I would get in front of the cameras and tell Obama to stick his Executive Order regarding natural gas where the sun don’t shine up the source of his own natural gas!.
50 posted on 04/16/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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