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Giuliani: Consider More Offshore Oil
Forbes ^ | April 4, 2007 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON/AP

Posted on 04/04/2007 6:11:50 PM PDT by FairOpinion

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday said everything has to be considered if the United States wants to break its reliance on foreign oil, including more drilling off Florida's coast.

Calling the energy supply a major domestic problem, Giuliani said the nation needs to focus on nuclear power production and renewable energy sources. In the meantime it also needs to see what oil can be tapped, he said.

"Energy independence means everything has to be open for discussion," Giuliani said when asked about offshore drilling. "The idea of having more oil under our command, so to speak, or within our orbit probably for some period of time is going to be important. The ultimate goal, however, should be renewable sources of energy."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; elections; energy; energyindependence; giuliani; offshore; oil; rudy
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This is exactly what we need: drill in ANWR, and off shore and tap our own oil supply, in the meantime build lots and lots of nuclear plants, while exploring alternative sources of energy.
1 posted on 04/04/2007 6:11:50 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

America: Consider more of Giuliani!!


2 posted on 04/04/2007 6:13:23 PM PDT by ChiTownBearFan ("To see the world is to love America all the more"-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: areafiftyone; Blackirish; Jameison; Sabramerican; BunnySlippers; tkathy; veronica; Roccus; ...

((((((((((( RUDY PING ))))))))))))))


3 posted on 04/04/2007 6:15:07 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Stop the Dems. Work for Republican Victory in 2008.)
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To: FairOpinion

Maybe Rudy could use tax payer money to fund research on how to use the tax payer funded abortion “products” to fuel our cars.


4 posted on 04/04/2007 6:16:04 PM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: msnimje; All

This post has nothing to do with Abortion. Why don’t you debate the issue of energy - Nah! that would take too much effort!


5 posted on 04/04/2007 6:18:40 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: FairOpinion

imo, This effectively makes him toast in California and Florida.

BTW, I do agree with the drilling in ANWR and offshore and building a whole new generation of nukes.


6 posted on 04/04/2007 6:20:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: areafiftyone
This post has nothing to do with Abortion.

Every post with the word Giuliani is about abortion until he drops this absurd notion that he will be the REPUBLICAN nominee for president.

He believes in Tax payer funded abortion so he does not get to talk about energy, it is a nonstarter.
7 posted on 04/04/2007 6:24:00 PM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rudy is not stupid — he understands that today “alternative energy” is only talk, but he does say: “The ultimate goal, however, should be renewable sources of energy.”

This makes sense — the highest priority is to become energy independent and the ONLY way to do that today is by drilling for oil in areas that we control, build nuclear power plants and IF and WHEN “alternative energy” matures, sure, let’s use it too.

France gets 80% of their energy from nuclear power and it’s a small, densely populated country. If they can do it, it’s high time we do the same. We could use nuclear energy for industry and electricity for homes, etc. and only use oil for cars — getting it from domestic production and let’s watch the price of oil plummet and Iran go bankrupt.

Sounds like a good plan.

Giuliani for president in 2008!


8 posted on 04/04/2007 6:26:26 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Stop the Dems. Work for Republican Victory in 2008.)
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To: msnimje
Every post with the word Giuliani is about abortion until he drops this absurd notion that he will be the REPUBLICAN nominee for president.

Look if you don't like him running don't vote for him. As far as an absurd notion he has every right like everyone else who is running to think that they may be the nominee and who made you dictator as to who can and cannot run over your "one hit wonder" issue?

9 posted on 04/04/2007 6:26:39 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: FairOpinion

Good for Rudy on this point.


10 posted on 04/04/2007 6:27:02 PM PDT by nowandlater
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To: areafiftyone; FairOpinion

I will give him credit when it is due. Bush has been trying like hell to make it happen. And I support it 150%.


11 posted on 04/04/2007 6:27:47 PM PDT by pissant (Rudy fans: the Oprah republicans)
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To: areafiftyone
Rudy supports global warming. So his support of domestic energy drilling is a contradiction.

And supporting "renewable energy" is bogus too, which means Rudy wants more government subsidies to fund ethanol boondoggles.

12 posted on 04/04/2007 6:28:25 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Remember, don't shoot food!)
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To: areafiftyone
This post has nothing to do with Abortion. Why don’t you debate the issue of energy - Nah! that would take too much effort!

I wonder how some of these anti-abortion zealots would react if their wife or daughter was brutally raped by a criminal of a different race. Would they want their said wife/daughter to have the baby then?
13 posted on 04/04/2007 6:28:36 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: msnimje

“True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.”

So why do you support Hillary?!


14 posted on 04/04/2007 6:30:18 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Stop the Dems. Work for Republican Victory in 2008.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Whether you support global warming or not isn’t the issue. Getting off of our dependence on foreign oil transcends whether you believe in global warming or not. We are too dependent on Arab and Venezuelan oil. Rudy is RIGHT ON with this one.


15 posted on 04/04/2007 6:30:42 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: FairOpinion
Rudy supports global warming.

On February 12, 2007, Giuliani said "I do believe there's global warming, yes. The big question has always been how much of it is happening because of natural climate changes and how much of it is happening because of human intervention. The overwhelming number of scientists now believe that there is significant human cause." He said the debate on the existence of global warming "is almost unnecessary ... because we should be dealing with pollution anyway." [1]

SOURCE

16 posted on 04/04/2007 6:30:46 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Remember, don't shoot food!)
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To: FairOpinion
Rudy is right on this one...

OT FYI -— Romney on with Hannity next on H&C.

17 posted on 04/04/2007 6:31:29 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Bobkk47
"I wonder how some of these anti-abortion zealots would react if their wife or daughter was brutally raped by a criminal of a different race. Would they want their said wife/daughter to have the baby then?

So then, you agree with Rudy that Abortion is a Constitutional Right?

18 posted on 04/04/2007 6:31:29 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Rudys not really a conservative now, he's just a liberal in drag.)
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To: Bobkk47
Would they want their said wife/daughter to have the baby then?

Believe it or not - some have answered YES to that!

19 posted on 04/04/2007 6:31:43 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: msnimje
until he drops this absurd notion that he will be the REPUBLICAN nominee for president.

It is not an "absurd notion." It is likely.

And you don't have the power to stop him unless you field someone who can get more votes.

20 posted on 04/04/2007 6:32:36 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Watching it now.


21 posted on 04/04/2007 6:32:46 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: areafiftyone

So then, you agree with Rudy that Abortion is a Constitutional Right?


22 posted on 04/04/2007 6:32:49 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Rudys not really a conservative now, he's just a liberal in drag.)
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To: areafiftyone

-—”Getting off of our dependence on foreign oil”-—

Then Hitlery’s your girl! She talks about the need to not be dependent on foriegn oil ALL the TIME.


23 posted on 04/04/2007 6:33:04 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("My 80% enemy is not my 20% friend" -- Common Sense)
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To: bluecollarman; Bobkk47

“So then, you agree with Rudy that Abortion is a Constitutional Right?”

Why don’t answer the initial question in post #13?


24 posted on 04/04/2007 6:34:43 PM PDT by Gop1040
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To: TitansAFC

So I guess OPEC is your favorite to rule the country!


25 posted on 04/04/2007 6:35:07 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Rudy supports global warming."

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Then how do you explain this?!

CBS 5 Poll: Clinton, Giuliani Hold Leads In Calif.

"Giuliani continues to lead McCain among Pro-Choice voters and among Pro-Life voters; Giuliani continues to lead among both those who support and those who oppose same-sex marriage; Giuliani continues to lead among those who are for stem-cell research and those against it; Giuliani continues to lead among those who own guns and those who don't; Giuliani continues to lead among those who think the USA needs a military draft and among those who think the USA does not; and Giuliani continues to lead in union households and in non-union households.

Only on the issue of Global Warming is there movement worthy of comment, according to our pollsters. Those who think Global Warming is "made-up" have moved away from McCain to Giuliani. Those who think Global Warming is "real" have moved to McCain.

26 posted on 04/04/2007 6:36:26 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Stop the Dems. Work for Republican Victory in 2008.)
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To: areafiftyone
Whether you support global warming or not isn’t the issue.

Support of an issue that's been conjured up by far-left environmentalists and refuted by science is incompatible with any domestic energy strategy.

Getting off of our dependence on foreign oil transcends whether you believe in global warming or not.

Everyone, including Rudy's friends in the Democratic Party, concludes that we need to curb our dependence on foreign oil. How will Rudy accomplish this? Since he supports global warming, that means he wants to pursue more "alternative" energies that simply aren't feasible. Of course he wants domestic energy exploration. He just wants to do it the liberal and politically-correct way.

We are too dependent on Arab and Venezuelan oil. Rudy is RIGHT ON with this one.

Rudy is wrong, as he is on all the issues except for the WOT.

27 posted on 04/04/2007 6:36:31 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: bluecollarman
So then, you agree with Rudy that Abortion is a Constitutional Right?

I have no opinion about this point as I'm not a Constitutional scholar. I don't personally believe that abortion should be used as just another form of birth control. However, I believe that abortion should be legally made available in cases of incest and rape.
28 posted on 04/04/2007 6:37:00 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: FairOpinion

Somehow I think everyone voting against this would be publically embarassed by President Guiliani, the American People who know exactly who to thank for the high cost of fuel.


29 posted on 04/04/2007 6:37:06 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Bobkk47
"I wonder how some of these anti-abortion zealots would react if their wife or daughter was brutally raped by a criminal of a different race. Would they want their said wife/daughter to have the baby then?"

I don't happen to be a zealot but let me see if I can answer that for you. When is it necessary to give a woman a partial birth abortion(Rudy supports the act and the taxpayer funding for this) in the case of rape? Let me know when you come up with an inteligent answer for that.

30 posted on 04/04/2007 6:37:08 PM PDT by Post-Neolithic (Money only makes Communists rich Communists)
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To: FairOpinion

The real poll is the GOP primaries, not some numbers pulled out of some CBS executive’s rear.


31 posted on 04/04/2007 6:38:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Very nicely done by Mitt! The hair did not move one bit! ;-) (only teasing you). He did very well.


32 posted on 04/04/2007 6:38:29 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: TitansAFC

Hillary TALKS abuot it, but offers NO realistic plan of any kind.

Rudy DOES offer a very realistic, sensible plan: drill for oil domestically, build lots of nuke plants NOW.


33 posted on 04/04/2007 6:38:41 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Stop the Dems. Work for Republican Victory in 2008.)
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To: FairOpinion

The guy is talking....but he is not saying much of anything.


34 posted on 04/04/2007 6:39:26 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Gop1040
Why don’t answer the initial question in post #13?

You won't understand this but I will try. I would have the baby yes. Sorry that offends you. Of course you do know that the circumstance you use is the ultra extreme example.

Now you answer mine.

35 posted on 04/04/2007 6:40:26 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Rudys not really a conservative now, he's just a liberal in drag.)
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To: FairOpinion

He could use all the babies he wants dead, and the puppies his wife killed to make oil through the thermal depolymerization process.


36 posted on 04/04/2007 6:40:32 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (One fish, two fish, I want to go catch bluefish.)
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To: FairOpinion

Before you run off in 3 directions at once shaking your pom poms, keep in kind talk is cheap, and your dealing with an electorate that votes based on emotion and not sound reasoning.

also here’s a little article to read and weigh its offerings amidst the current envirowacko age we live in..

Experts say switching to nuclear may be expensive
Industry must manage itself much better than in past, Berkeley researcher says
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1812212/posts


37 posted on 04/04/2007 6:40:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The whole point is that Rudy did NOT utter the word CONSERVATION, because he knows that conservation means cutting back on the economy — he wants to provide the energy the economy needs with realistic options, such as drilling in ANWR and offshore and developing nuclear plants.

Do you disagree with this?


38 posted on 04/04/2007 6:40:59 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Victory in Iraq. Stop Hillary. Stop the Dems. Work for Republican Victory in 2008.)
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To: ChiTownBearFan

Only an idiot would vote for Giuliani.


39 posted on 04/04/2007 6:41:00 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (One fish, two fish, I want to go catch bluefish.)
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To: areafiftyone

Did you see the photo I sent you on the other thread? His hair did move at least once! Yes, he did very well.


40 posted on 04/04/2007 6:42:20 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Fierce Allegiance
Only an idiot would vote for Giuliani.

Jeeze you just insulted over 200 freepers on my ping list plus Freepers who are voting for Rudy who are not on my list. That's just lovely!

41 posted on 04/04/2007 6:42:59 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: M. Thatcher
—”And you don’t have the power to stop him unless you field someone who can get more votes.”-—

Well, Freepers tried it the Rudophile way, but Rudophiles have no problem with lying, so it makes things difficult.

For weeks, we heard Rudophiles tell us about how they simply supported Rudy in spite of his views because it was practical. They told us that if we could show a more Conservative, electable candidate, they’d be right on board!

Along comes Fred Thompson. Polls have him also beating Hillary.

So the Rudophile reaction was, naturally, to follow through and start carrying water for Fred, right?

Not!

Nope, instead we get daily assaults on Fred Thompson, and nary a Rudophile has wavered in their support of NARAL’s favored son.

Which goes to our original point, we the anti-Liberals, that is: Rudophiles support Rudy BECAUSE of his Liberal views, not in spite of them. The endless list of what should be deal-breaking Liberal stances doesn’t make a Rudophile blink. Why? Because they too are Liberal!

Even when presented with a candidate who met their demands (when they were lying about being willing to support a more Conservative candidate in the primaries) did not phase them. It is no accident. That’s why Conservatives can now see that it really is about Liberalizing the party, and has nothing to do with anything else when it all comes down to it.

It is an internal fight between good and evil, with the Rudophiles trying to tell us that 80% evil ain’t all that bad. We who want Conservatism to survive 2008 will continue to push for a Conservative candidate; those folks like yourself who wish it dismantled in favor of a progressive GOP will just have to deal with our opposition.

42 posted on 04/04/2007 6:44:35 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("My 80% enemy is not my 20% friend" -- Common Sense)
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To: redgirlinabluestate

he’s back on! Very nice guy!


43 posted on 04/04/2007 6:45:03 PM PDT by areafiftyone (RUDY GIULIANI 2008 - STRENGTH AND LEADERSHIP)
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To: areafiftyone

Sorry. /s


44 posted on 04/04/2007 6:45:18 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (One fish, two fish, I want to go catch bluefish.)
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To: Bobkk47
"I believe that abortion should be legally made available in cases of incest and rape."

That is not what Rudy believes, he is a little more liberal than that. I guess you also believe abortions should be paid for by the tax payer. Rudy does.

45 posted on 04/04/2007 6:46:34 PM PDT by bluecollarman (Rudys not really a conservative now, he's just a liberal in drag.)
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To: Bobkk47

Well since my wife and I know someone who had this happen to them and also knowing the wonderful child that came about from the crime, I would say 100% yes to your straw man.


46 posted on 04/04/2007 6:46:35 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: FairOpinion

The lesson here,, Progressives will say anything to get elected.

funny how things go these days.. huh?

at least your account team is earning their salaries ,, or are they?

Have a nice night.


47 posted on 04/04/2007 6:47:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; FairOpinion
“The real poll is the GOP primaries, not some numbers pulled out of some CBS executive’s rear.”

A perfect example of Political Debating 101: When the numbers don’t support your candidate, trash the numbers. If that doesn't’t work, try to trash the candidate.

48 posted on 04/04/2007 6:47:26 PM PDT by Gop1040
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To: Bobkk47
I wonder how some of these anti-abortion zealots would react if their wife or daughter was brutally raped by a criminal of a different race. Would they want their said wife/daughter to have the baby then?

Some people are actually capable of loving other human beings, especially their own children.

If you see a light skinned black person walking down the street in any US city you may very well be looking at the decedent of rapist. But mothers are amazing beings and we almost always love our children, even when their fathers are sub-human.
49 posted on 04/04/2007 6:47:41 PM PDT by msnimje (True Conservatives will not support a pro-abortion candidate.)
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To: areafiftyone
Rudy is not my first choice, but only an idiot wouldn't vote for him if he is the nominee and the other choice is Obama or Hillary.

OT Didn't you LOVE Mitt's one liners? Hillary misguided, Obama inexperienced and Rosie O'Donnell moonbat. LOL

50 posted on 04/04/2007 6:48:49 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate (Vote Republican --- our troops deserve it!)
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