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Reid Flares Over Media Coverage of Energy Proposals (Asks Reporter: Do You Speak English?)
Fox News ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2008 | Trish Turner

Posted on 07/25/2008 8:53:07 AM PDT by kristinn

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's advice to reporters who don't get his energy agenda: Check your hearing.

Reid, D-Nev., may look like a mild-mannered man, but when he's backed into a corner, this former boxer comes out swinging. On Thursday, the object of his ire was the Fourth Estate as he lashed at reporters quizzing him over stalled Democratic energy proposals.

At a "pen and pad" — a more casual, off-camera chat with reporters — Reid attacked and scolded correspondents in attendance, telling them he's "really disappointed" in how they have been writing his energy plans, which include a bill to reign in speculation in the energy futures markets.

According to two Senate Democratic aides, Reid and other Democratic leaders were particularly stung by an article Thursday in The New York Times. It followed on several other reports that have highlighted Democrats' attempts to fend off defections from their ranks to GOP-sponsored amendments, measures that would permit new drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf and in the West for oil shale.

SNIP

Reporters tried to pin Reid down Thursday on the amendment issue.

In the exchange, Reid told one reporter she should "watch the [Senate] floor more often. ... You might learn something."

Another reporter explained she had watched the Senate proceedings and said it was not clear he was ... offereing separate amendments, to which Reid asked the reporter if she "spoke English."

"Turn up your Miracle Ear," Reid added.

Reid spokesman Jim Manley later told the reporter his boss's comments were a show of "frustration," not desperation.

SNIP

The House No. 2 Republican, Roy Blunt of Missouri, told reporters today, "Clearly we've built a fire on energy that they're feeling the heat from."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; congress; drilling; energy; reid; rudedems; ussenate
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1 posted on 07/25/2008 8:53:08 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Do you speak English? Fair question nowadays.


2 posted on 07/25/2008 8:55:01 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: All

Reigning in speculators = moving oil trading markets out of the USA and abandoning valuing oil in dollars?

Yes? No? Maybe?


3 posted on 07/25/2008 8:56:54 AM PDT by listenhillary (Obama - The Wizard of Uhs)
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To: kristinn

wow - what a Klymer!


4 posted on 07/25/2008 8:57:07 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: kristinn

there’s a rigidity in washington d.c.

in both the u.s. congress and presidency

concerning energy.

just heard t boone pickens on bill handel am 640, los angeles.

he praised mayor antonio villaraigosa for his energy views.

the mayor is an opportunist.


5 posted on 07/25/2008 8:57:42 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: kristinn
"Reid, D-Nev., may look like a mild-mannered man, but when he's backed into a corner, this former boxer comes out swinging."

A former boxer? LOL!


6 posted on 07/25/2008 8:57:45 AM PDT by avacado
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To: kristinn

Reid has an energy policy? who’d a thunk? I mean penalizing ‘speculators’ is sure gonna do a whole lot to ease the price of fuel...

funny how the president announces that he is ending the prohibition against drilling and the price of oil has been dropping ever since, except when pelosi said that she would not let the house drop it’s drilling bans.


7 posted on 07/25/2008 8:58:56 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: kristinn

Senator Reid, are you familiar with the term ‘9%’?


8 posted on 07/25/2008 8:59:10 AM PDT by tbpiper (NObama '08 - Unfit in any color)
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To: kristinn

Does this turd realize that if the US starting drilling ferviously, the futures market he is trying to kill would be driving the cost of oil down very quickly.


9 posted on 07/25/2008 8:59:19 AM PDT by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Maybe the media has been taking their hero Obama’s advice and learning a foreign language ............


10 posted on 07/25/2008 8:59:57 AM PDT by seabreezelover (Ich bin ein Beginner Obama does, says or becomes whatever he thinks will get him elected President.)
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To: kristinn

Former boxer? My cat could kick his butt..


11 posted on 07/25/2008 9:01:03 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Drill Now, Vote Nobama, and Oust the Third Word Democrat Congress)
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To: kristinn

>”Turn up your Miracle Ear,”<

Why don’t YOU start talking with a manly voice instead of whispering like a librarian.


12 posted on 07/25/2008 9:01:45 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: kristinn

Former boxer. I’d like a few rounds in the ring with him. He can bring Pelosi with him and I’ll box both of them at the same time. These Demotwits cease to amuse me.


13 posted on 07/25/2008 9:01:54 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: kristinn
telling them he's "really disappointed" in how they have been writing his energy plans

Wow. Did he hand out preferred phrases and terms?

14 posted on 07/25/2008 9:02:07 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Always Right
Does this turd realize that if the US starting drilling ferviously, the futures market he is trying to kill would be driving the cost of oil down very quickly.

Of course. That's why he's planning to do it right after the election.

15 posted on 07/25/2008 9:03:16 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I’d take Reid in one hand, Pelosi in the other and club with them on Murtha’s tummy.


16 posted on 07/25/2008 9:03:46 AM PDT by SolidWood (Obamarxislamism, the threat to our Republic!)
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To: Always Right; tbpiper

Contact your congress
Drill Here Drill Now

Pelosi AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov


17 posted on 07/25/2008 9:03:55 AM PDT by mouse1 (McCain 08)
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To: kristinn

(Asks Reporter: Do You Speak English?)

Si


18 posted on 07/25/2008 9:05:24 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: kristinn
"You'll get nothing and like it"

Ted Knight in Caddyshack

19 posted on 07/25/2008 9:05:39 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: kristinn

Reid needs to be reminded that he is a public servant and lives off the taxpayer. Hey Senator,just shut up and answer the questions. If your boxer shorts are in a twist over a few questions,RESIGN!!!!


20 posted on 07/25/2008 9:06:08 AM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: cardinal4

I do not think he could whip cream with an out board motor.


21 posted on 07/25/2008 9:06:34 AM PDT by dozer7 (Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe)
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To: ken21

“just heard t boone pickens on bill handel am 640, los angeles”

T Loon(nose) Pickens is an opportunist trying to cash in on natural gas. The sorry sob is out for himself period. He’s real old which is a good thing, he’ll be gone soon


22 posted on 07/25/2008 9:07:51 AM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

or, since the Dalai Bama is in Germany, NEIN!


23 posted on 07/25/2008 9:08:00 AM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

The reporter should have responded with a question in Spanish.


24 posted on 07/25/2008 9:08:10 AM PDT by polymuser (Taxpayers voting for Obama are like chickens voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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To: kristinn

Harry Reid says “Coal makes us sick”. Well, these numbers are gonna make him sicker. While he fiddles with ‘oil’, coal takes off. Seems he can’t control everything!!

Arch Coal’s 2Q earnings triple on soaring prices
7/25/2008, 9:35 a.m. CDT
By JIM SUHR
The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arch Coal Inc. said Friday its second-quarter profit tripled on soaring global prices and tighter coal supplies, easily beating Wall Street expectations.

The St. Louis-based company, one of the nation’s biggest coal producers, raised its earnings forecast for 2008, citing what Arch’s top executive called “our confidence in coal market fundamentals and in the company’s future growth prospects.”

Arch reported net income of $113 million, or 78 cents per share in the latest April-through-June period. That compared with $37.6 million, or 26 cents per share, during the same period last year, in which Arch’s profit dove 46 percent after it reined in production amid a softer market.


25 posted on 07/25/2008 9:08:41 AM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: avacado

LOL, He was known as Harry “Two Hit” Reid. His opponent would hit him and he’s hit the floor.


26 posted on 07/25/2008 9:09:00 AM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: listenhillary
“... and abandoning valuing oil in dollars?”

Good point — needs to be repeated often. The U.S. drives huge benefits from having the world's (main) reserve currency. Most Americans probably won't know what you've got, til it's gone.

(For instance, in Canada, we learned how hard it is to pay down a national debt that's denominated in a foreign — i.e. U.S. dollar. As the loonie fell against the greenback, our debt increased proportionally.)

27 posted on 07/25/2008 9:09:05 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: kristinn
What is Reid's energy program?

So far all I have heard from Reid, Pelosie and the Obamameister is :

1. Higher Gasoline PRICES

2. More taxes on Gasoline

3. More Bicycles

4. More Taxes on alternative energy usage

5. Anything to spread the pain to business and citizens

28 posted on 07/25/2008 9:09:17 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Do you speak English? Fair question nowadays.

If Reid was a private businessman, that statement would likely have gotten him a human rights lawsuit.

29 posted on 07/25/2008 9:10:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Former boxer. I’d like a few rounds in the ring with him.

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe he's trying to rekindle his boxing career.

Seems to me that he's taken a few too many shots to the head.

"Adreannnnnnn"

30 posted on 07/25/2008 9:12:38 AM PDT by meyer (...by any means necessary.)
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To: kristinn
which include a bill to reign in speculation ...

He should have asked her if she knows the difference between "reign" and "rein."

31 posted on 07/25/2008 9:15:11 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Figment

handel asked pickens if he was just for wind power, why not nuclear?

pickens said he’s for all energy sources that get us off foreign oil.

natural gas we should be using for transportation and electrical generation since we have a lot of it.

this part i agree with.

but praising the mayor went overboard.


32 posted on 07/25/2008 9:16:01 AM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: kristinn
which include a bill to reign in speculation in the energy futures markets.

Oh really what else does it consist of? Shouldn't that read "which consist only of reigning in the energy futures markets".

33 posted on 07/25/2008 9:19:56 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: OKIEDOC
Ann Coulter makes the point that no rat proposal addresses the root cause of the problem (ironic isn't it?).

The root cause of the problem is that we need more energy.

Riding bicycles, taxing the evil oil companies, and establishing a Federal Department Mandating Proper Hitch-Hiking Tecniques will do nothing to address the problem that we need more energy.

Try drilling for more oil and building refineries and nuclear power plants.

That will get the job done.

34 posted on 07/25/2008 9:20:51 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: kristinn

*snort* This won’t endear Dingy Harry to the MSM, will it? I’m hoping they’ll start looking more closely at the Democrat proposals and report them for exactly what they are; the means to stifle the economy to achieve their socialist and environmentalist goals. Oh, and more importantly right now, to try to make the Republicans look bad so they can take back the White House in November and have an uncontested chance to implement that socialist agenda.


35 posted on 07/25/2008 9:21:41 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: normy
The word is rein, people!
36 posted on 07/25/2008 9:22:09 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: kristinn

Sen Reid must be a different person in his job at the Senate, he seems ineptly trying to cover up for some secret Gov’t business.


37 posted on 07/25/2008 9:23:37 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: HIDEK6

In a Dim’s case, “reign” is probably the proper word.

(ba-dum bum)


38 posted on 07/25/2008 9:24:18 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: listenhillary
rein[2,verb]

Function: verb

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1: to control or direct with or as if with reins

2: to check or stop by or as if by a pull at the reins

intransitive verb

1archaic : to submit to the use of reins

2: to stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

39 posted on 07/25/2008 9:26:39 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: BibChr
You can post the definition of "Reign."

Good one!

40 posted on 07/25/2008 9:27:29 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: kristinn

When it comes to the media, Republicans know the only way to survive is adapt and improvise. Only the arrogant Democrats think they should control what the press says, and that’s because they’ve had it their way for so long.


41 posted on 07/25/2008 9:29:44 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Spok

I’ve noticed this, for years, when arguing with libs.

They’re not used to having to provide any sort of logical defense of their ideology (well, because there IS no logical defense of liberal ideology),

and are baffled and turn to intimidation and personal attacks when challenged to defend it.


42 posted on 07/25/2008 9:32:26 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

Jules: What country are you from?
Brett: What?
Jules: What ain't no country I ever heard of. They speak English in What?
Brett: What?
Jules: English, [expletive], do you speak it?
Brett: Yes.
Jules: Then you know what I'm sayin'!
Brett: Yes.

43 posted on 07/25/2008 9:33:53 AM PDT by Hoodat (Obama's only connection to the descendants of American Slaves is that his muslim ancestors sold them)
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To: tbpiper

“Senator Reid, are you familiar with the term ‘9%’?”

Reid and Pelosi are cracking under the pressure.

It’s fun to watch.


44 posted on 07/25/2008 9:38:35 AM PDT by y6162
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To: kristinn

Hey Reid, you piece of retarded domestic enemy shit...Those leasing rights belong to *US*...NOT *YOU*!

HOW DARE YOU REFUSE TO BRING THEM TO A VOTE IN FRONT OF THE LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA????

HOW DARE YOU DENY US OUR LEGAL REPRESENTATION???


45 posted on 07/25/2008 9:39:11 AM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: Always Right

bttt


46 posted on 07/25/2008 9:40:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: kristinn

Reid: The perfect running mate for Obama


He'd add experience, maturity and gravitas to the ticket.

So would Nancy Pelosi, but California isn't in play.


47 posted on 07/25/2008 9:40:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: kristinn

Senator Reid is arrogance personified. In fact, his photo should be in the dictionary next to the word.


48 posted on 07/25/2008 9:43:50 AM PDT by TChris (Vote John McCain: Democrat Lite -- 3% less liberal than a regular Democrat!)
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To: avacado

My thoughts exactly. When did he box - as a third grader. I can’t imagine his scrawny butt getting into a ring and making it past the opening bell.


49 posted on 07/25/2008 9:45:08 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: stratboy
Harry Reid's boxing coach...


50 posted on 07/25/2008 9:50:15 AM PDT by avacado
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