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Why Won't Congress Drill for Oil?
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_112107/content/01125109.guest.html ^

Posted on 11/22/2007 6:51:11 PM PST by cool2007

RUSH: Here's to phones. We start with Denver, Colorado, today, on the EIB Network. Bill, nice to have you on the program. Welcome.

CALLER: Rush, how are you? I'm really upset about the hundred dollar-price of oil, and isn't it about time we put enough pressure on Congress to approve offshore drilling and ANWR. We have so much oil, the oil could be so much less and we wouldn't have to pay at this time.

RUSH: People have been trying to put pressure on Congress to drill for oil, and Democrats are not going to go for it. The Democrats are beholden to the environmentalist wackos, it's going to take a price a little bit higher than this for that to happen.

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1 posted on 11/22/2007 6:51:12 PM PST by cool2007
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To: cool2007

every chance i get,

i tell democraps that their party

won’t permit drilling of oil or gas in the u.s.


2 posted on 11/22/2007 6:56:35 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: cool2007

Rush hits the nail on the head—as usual. The Democrats’ refusal to allow for our production and refining of oil is criminal. All Republican candidates need to be beating up on the RATs big time over this issue. This is a winning issue for Republicans.


3 posted on 11/22/2007 6:56:56 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: cool2007

This has to be the most maddening policy issue. Even the republican Congress wouldn’t permit drilling in a God forsaken wasteland at the top of the world, based on environmental concerns when there is no credible environmental risk. Just the word “environment” has stopped us cold, despite the enormous economic and nat’l security impacts.


4 posted on 11/22/2007 6:59:12 PM PST by Williams
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

IN the end it may be better to use the oil from the middle east first. When it’s gone... they are back to eating sand. We have plenty of oil reserves in the continental US, offshore and in Alaska. If we use them up first...were dead.


5 posted on 11/22/2007 7:00:20 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

IN the end it may be better to use the oil from the middle east first. When it’s gone... they are back to eating sand. We have plenty of oil reserves in the continental US, offshore and in Alaska. If we use them up first...we’re dead.


6 posted on 11/22/2007 7:01:07 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: cool2007

Personally I don’t want Congress drilling for oil. They are incapable of doing their job as Congress much less drilling for oil.


7 posted on 11/22/2007 7:02:43 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Ouderkirk

You can say that again.


8 posted on 11/22/2007 7:03:10 PM PST by FReepaholic (This tagline could indicate global warming.)
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To: cool2007

Why aren’t we pumping oil out of the ground with our current wells?


9 posted on 11/22/2007 7:03:39 PM PST by keving (When an Allegory is an AlGore')
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Congress (both sides) bowed to public pressure on the Immigration Reform.

I don’t think Rush hit the nail on the head. I heard the segment and was yelling, “Listen to the man, Rush, he’s got it right!”

We can’t wait until November, 2008. A public outpouring is needed NOW and I’m very disappointed in Rush for not picking up on it.

Why won’t a massive public telephone/email campaign work again?

10 posted on 11/22/2007 7:04:15 PM PST by elpadre
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To: elpadre

But Rush was agreeing with the caller. I agree. We need to be putting pressure on them. They need to be ridiculed for stubborningly putting us in the position. RATS claim we can conserve and come up with alternatives. Yea, we can do that but I know of no viable alternative to gasoline—and that includes ethanol.


11 posted on 11/22/2007 7:07:49 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: cool2007

I’m all for drilling our own oil.

But what I’ve been angry about lately is even when we drill our own oil, the states where the oil is tax the crap out of it to where it about defeats the purpose, in a redistribution-of-wealth kind of way. Alaska just passed a 25% tax on the oil drill there.

Maybe we need to invoke the Interstate Commerce Clause to stop this interstate theivery.


12 posted on 11/22/2007 7:08:30 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: keving

Because a lot of the current wells are running dry. Hence the need to drill new ones in other locations where there are proven reserves.


13 posted on 11/22/2007 7:08:39 PM PST by biff
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To: rockinqsranch

“...I don’t want Congress drilling for oil...”

we don’t want Congress drilling - just take off the restriction so the oil companies can get at it. The only control I want to see is American oil stays in America.


14 posted on 11/22/2007 7:08:41 PM PST by elpadre
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To: Ouderkirk

Well, if you believe there is a finite amount of oil, you may be right but what if the theory that the earth replenishes oil is the correct one?


15 posted on 11/22/2007 7:09:54 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: cool2007

Because they are being paid not to.

That, and they are heavily invested in oil.


16 posted on 11/22/2007 7:10:03 PM PST by airborne (Proud to be a conservative! Proud to support Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Partisan Gunslinger

drill=drilled


17 posted on 11/22/2007 7:10:51 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I’m not sure about either theory. That oil is like coal and is a fossil or are those pools of oil are produced abioticly from the earths mantle. Both theories make some sense, but, neither can be proved empirically.


18 posted on 11/22/2007 7:15:34 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Well, if you believe there is a finite amount of oil, you may be right but what if the theory that the earth replenishes oil is the correct one?

If the replenishment rate is lower than our usage rate, then it doesn't matter much

19 posted on 11/22/2007 7:15:53 PM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: elpadre

I....WAS....JOKING!

I tried to read the entire story, but for some reason I kept getting bounced from the R.L. site. The way the headline was written appeared ripe for a joke.


20 posted on 11/22/2007 7:16:48 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: PapaBear3625
If the replenishment rate is lower than our usage rate, then it doesn't matter much

True, and what the drill our way out of it and the other alternative source people don't understand, is that we have to do both, given the number of Chinese and other people around the world that don't own cars. Demand will continue to climb, and prices will go higher. Look how thirty million illegals in our country has increased demand, and lots of them don't drive.

21 posted on 11/22/2007 7:27:49 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: cool2007

If we drilled in America (significantly), wouldn’t we also have to decide whether to restrict the consumption to America, or not? And would this decision be based on the market value of the oil, or on the political matter of energy independence? What if the oil companies didn’t want to restrict themselves to domestic sales?
One good (bad) Dem president and we’re looking at nationalization. :(


22 posted on 11/22/2007 7:32:54 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy Thanksgiving to all and God bless you!)
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To: Williams

“Even the republican Congress wouldn’t permit drilling in a God forsaken wasteland at the top of the world, based on environmental concerns”

Not so. ANWR had the votes to pass even when there was a Dim majority. Problem is, it takes 60 votes to overcome a filibuster


23 posted on 11/22/2007 7:36:25 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: cool2007
Why Won't Congress Drill for Oil?

Because we're using up their cheap oil first - and saving our more expensive oil for a real crisis.

24 posted on 11/22/2007 7:37:48 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Partisan Gunslinger
the states where the oil is tax the crap out of it to where it about defeats the purpose, in a redistribution-of-wealth kind of way...Maybe we need to invoke the Interstate Commerce Clause

Well there you are. I don't trust the Congress to do anything smarter than their own "redistribution of wealth" program: nationalize the oil industry.

Not to say we shouldn't become energy independent, and drill the livin' daylights out of every oil deposit possible, but the politicians will quickly find a way to foul it up.

25 posted on 11/22/2007 7:38:16 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Happy Thanksgiving to all and God bless you!)
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To: ken21

they won’t allow drilling because they are making millions not drilling.


26 posted on 11/22/2007 7:38:56 PM PST by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: org.whodat
we have to do both,

This makes sense to me.

27 posted on 11/22/2007 7:39:39 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: org.whodat

“given the number of Chinese and other people around the world that don’t own cars”

Where’d you get the idea chinese don’t own cars? In 1972 when Nixon visited Bejing, the city was awash with folks on bicycles. Bicycles are outlawed in Bejing today.


28 posted on 11/22/2007 7:45:36 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: television is just wrong

yeah. i heard part of rush’s dialogue while driving yesterday.

i used to listen to bill wattenberg of radio kgo san fran in the 1990’s down here in socal,

and he’d scream his head off about the cal epa bureaucrats and oil co bureaucrats

exchanging jobs, each time for pay raises.

it’s gridlock, politically.

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29 posted on 11/22/2007 7:47:02 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: rockinqsranch
Personally I don’t want Congress drilling for oil.

Oh heck, make 'em all roustabouts. Get 'em out on tour in the North Slope.

Let 'em find out what work really is, and what the oil business is like.

30 posted on 11/22/2007 7:47:10 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma; All
Well, if you believe there is a finite amount of oil, you may be right but what if the theory that the earth replenishes oil is the correct one? Bingo! Between the proven reserves being underestimated by a factor of about ten and the difficult of extracting domestic oil overestimated by a factor of about two, libs and other commies have plenty of excuses as to why we can't take care of our own house!
31 posted on 11/22/2007 7:52:02 PM PST by notdownwidems (Shellback, pollywogs! 1980)
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To: cool2007
>"RUSH: People have been trying to put pressure on Congress to drill for oil, and Democrats are not going to go for it. The Democrats are beholden to the environmentalist wackos,

AKA the CPUSA! Sounds like a legit PLAN (cough.. conspiracy.... cough RICO la)... to bankrupt and overthrow our republic!

Do any DOJ people ever read anymore?

32 posted on 11/22/2007 7:55:43 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather be carrying a shotgun with Dick, than riding shotgun with a Kennedyl! *-0(:~{>)
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To: ken21
Because there is not enuf kickback for THEM. Traitors all.


33 posted on 11/22/2007 7:56:22 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Ouderkirk
IN the end it may be better to use the oil from the middle east first. When it’s gone... they are back to eating sand. We have plenty of oil reserves in the continental US, offshore and in Alaska. If we use them up first...we’re dead.

In my part of the woods where there has been oil and gas drilling for as long as I can remember, those in the oil business all tell me that is the unspoken wisdom from Washington.

34 posted on 11/22/2007 7:57:31 PM PST by Rudder
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Not to say we shouldn't become energy independent, and drill the livin' daylights out of every oil deposit possible, but the politicians will quickly find a way to foul it up.

Yep, once they take over we can't get them out of it. We,re still paying heavily for FDR's misadventures in farming subsidies.

35 posted on 11/22/2007 7:58:35 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
If a Dem gets the Whitehouse, they will authorize drilling in a matter of days because then, they believe, they will get all the credit when the prices stabilize.
36 posted on 11/22/2007 7:59:08 PM PST by MBWilliams
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To: Diogenesis

personally, i get tired of all the fashionable fascist

beautiful people of hollywood and washington

traveling the planet while mouthing their eco-dribble.


37 posted on 11/22/2007 7:59:18 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: Figment
I think the current figure is that only about 20 to 25% of the Chinese own cars. But you can go look it up if you like. Also something like 60% don’t have utilities in their homes. Etc. The most of china is a very undeveloped place.
38 posted on 11/22/2007 8:08:32 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: cool2007

I’ve been wondering the same question. I’m tired of paying the Saudis $3.20 a gallon. We need to drill within our own borders to decrease some of that reliance on foreign oil.


39 posted on 11/22/2007 8:08:59 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: Figment

Should have added that I was watching a dicover special about china, last month, they just got their first Mickey-d’s this year. They had to put one of the employees on the street to show the drivers how to go through the drive up windows. the customers would drive through and get their food , then they would park and go inside to eat. LOL


40 posted on 11/22/2007 8:15:54 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: Ouderkirk

Agreed, but if we wait to the last minute to start building the oilfields in preparation to start drilling... then we are still dead.

I could be wrong, but I have heard that if we started building the fields in Alaska tomorrow... it would be 10 years before we get anything out of the ground. (Sorry, I don’t remember the source.)


41 posted on 11/22/2007 8:23:22 PM PST by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: ken21

Too bad the Republicans did not control the House and Senate from 1995 to 2007 where if they had they would have without a doubt approved drilling for oil in ANWR.


42 posted on 11/22/2007 8:30:21 PM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: cool2007

weak kneed sissies is all we have in congress, with the exeption of a few.


43 posted on 11/22/2007 10:05:56 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Ouderkirk; Conservativegreatgrandma
Both theories make some sense

Not really. I suggest reading:

No Free Lunch, Part 1:
A Critique of Thomas Gold’s Claims for Abiotic Oil
by Jean Laherrere
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/102104_no_free_pt1.shtml

No Free Lunch, Part 2:
If abiotic oil exists, where is it?
by Dale Allen Pfeiffer
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/011205_no_free_pt2.shtml

44 posted on 11/22/2007 10:34:59 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: trumandogz
Too bad the Republicans did not control the House and Senate from 1995 to 2007 where if they had they would have without a doubt approved drilling for oil in ANWR.

They did both. President Clinton Vetoed ANWR in 1996. Senate OKs oil drilling in Alaska's ANWR
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/216352_anwr17.html

Part of his reasons at the time was that it would take ten years to produce, so it wasn't worth allowing. Eleven years later, that same stupid argument is still being used.

45 posted on 11/22/2007 10:43:28 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: cool2007

Oh for a home solar power station and electric or plug in hybrid car.


46 posted on 11/22/2007 11:03:13 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: cool2007

Answer: The Dems sold their souls to the environmentalist movement.

So enjoy your high energy prices...


47 posted on 11/22/2007 11:08:09 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President!)
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To: thackney

Don’t forget that 8 RINOs helped to defeat opening ANWR in 2005....led by our hero John McCain


48 posted on 11/22/2007 11:25:18 PM PST by Gnarly
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To: Dogbert41

If everyone bought a “plug-in” hybrid car, where would all the extra electricity come from?


49 posted on 11/22/2007 11:29:04 PM PST by Gnarly
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To: thackney

So did all the GOP Senators vote to drill in ANWR 1996 and 2005?


50 posted on 11/22/2007 11:33:52 PM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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