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T Boone Pickens new ad bashes Arab oil
Fox and Friends TV segment this morning | 1/20/2010

Posted on 01/20/2010 8:09:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625

On "Fox and Friends" this morning, they were talking about T Boone Pickens new ad, which talks about our dependence on oil imported from hostile Arab countries. I

The video can be seen here (Ignore the bashing text, and scroll down to the video)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arab; coward; headinsand; islamicimperialism; oil; pickens; waronterror
Pickens is making a statement that we should stop tossing money at people who hate us, and use our money on domestic natural gas. I think his use of Arabic script in the ads is going to have an effect on people.
1 posted on 01/20/2010 8:09:59 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

ping


2 posted on 01/20/2010 8:10:43 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Pickens is an idiot who wants taxpayers to fund him.


3 posted on 01/20/2010 8:16:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

By all means let’s not mention that 50% of our imported oil comes from Canada with Mexico in second place.


4 posted on 01/20/2010 8:19:18 AM PST by 20 years too late
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To: PapaBear3625
Although as I noted Wednesday after Pickens announced plans to ditch his massive Texas wind project, that strategy has shifted a bit. Now natural gas is the go-to fuel, with wind taking a backseat.

Yawn. Wake me up when he decides to get serious and push NUCLEAR POWER.

5 posted on 01/20/2010 8:22:09 AM PST by steve-b (Intelligent Design -- "A Wizard Did It")
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To: PapaBear3625

Is he finally off of his windpower hobby horse?


6 posted on 01/20/2010 8:23:20 AM PST by clintonh8r (Obama's America: we treat citizens like terrorists, and terrorists like citizens.)
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To: cripplecreek

Just listening to Stossel on Dennis Miller’s show talking about Pickens. Stossel said the same thing. No wonder a Dem I know on Facebook had them on their fan page.


7 posted on 01/20/2010 8:23:20 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: PapaBear3625

The United States produces a quarter of the earth’s natural gas. It is located all over the country, but the five best sources for the fossil fuel are Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Louisiana.

http://www.low-cost-gas.org/natural-gas-sources.html


8 posted on 01/20/2010 8:23:35 AM PST by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Hey T!

These clowns don’t want a solution!

BrightSource drops solar project in Mojave after “…losing a battle with environmentalists and a U.S. senator….

>http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE58H5TM20090918<

This is NOT about Arab oil!
It is about a bunch of elites who want to destroy America’s Industry and Economy!


9 posted on 01/20/2010 8:23:48 AM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: PapaBear3625

T bone is a hustler trying to put his hand in our pocket. He failed with his algorian wind farm crap before and now he’s back.


10 posted on 01/20/2010 8:24:36 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: cripplecreek

Pickens is an opportunist who wanted to get rich on windmills and when that didn’t work, sold out his windmill business and is now back in the oil bidness.

Whatever.

He’s right about this though.


11 posted on 01/20/2010 8:24:41 AM PST by altura
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To: PapaBear3625

Pickens is an IDIOT and a dump OSU Okie who lost a lot of money the past 2 years. Pickens shut up no one cares what u have to say or how to increase your oil and natural gas pockets!


12 posted on 01/20/2010 8:24:59 AM PST by JFC
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To: 20 years too late

Picken’s is right about natural gas. We should be encouraging increasing use of it for vehicles. It has some downsides, but those don’t include cost of availability in NA. We should also build the AK gas pipeline and drill up there.
All our over the road heavy vehicles have room for CNG or LNG tanks. Most farm equipment does. Most pickups could sacrifice a bit of space for CNG/LNG. Our federal regs make conversion very expensive, but really it is cheap on a gas engine. Heavy duty diesel trucks would need to be factory built. This isn’t a green issue..it is an economic fact issue. We shouldn’t be wasting natural gas in electricity generation which should be 100% nuclear or coal.
We could replace the 20% of EPG that is natural gas generate with nuclear..and move the gas to vehicles.


13 posted on 01/20/2010 8:26:27 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: 20 years too late

I’m all for American oil and gas but I have no time for con men who want taxpayers to fund the means for him to sell at prices he sets.

His little song and dance about doing it for America doesn’t mean much when he’ll run offshore for manufacturing and labor the first chance he gets.

Look at his behavior in the Texas panhandle. The taxpayers won’t fund the infrastructure for his wind farm scam so he’s taking his football and going home.


14 posted on 01/20/2010 8:26:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: clintonh8r

Yes Pickens is no longer saying wind power is the way to save us.
First he couldn’t get the state of Texas or any city to pay to build transmission lines from West Texas.

Then he finally admitted what we all knew. You never know when the wind is going to di down. DUH

I do howe ver agree we need to drill here so at least we no longer depend on the 18% or so we get from Arab countries


15 posted on 01/20/2010 8:26:50 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: cripplecreek
Pickens is an idiot who wants taxpayers to fund him.

You can say that again.

And again.

And again.

16 posted on 01/20/2010 8:27:41 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: cripplecreek
Pickens is an idiot who wants taxpayers to fund him.

You are half right. He's certainly not an idiot. The windmill projects he's advocating are not the solution to our energy problem. Natural Gas could be more effective in reducing our dependence on foreign oil if used properly.

Here's what we should do.

1. Greatly expand Nuclear Power to provide electricity.
2. Don't build any more natural gas powered electrical power plants.
3. Use the natural gas freed up by building Nuclear power Plants for transportation purposes.
4. Use coal and natural gas for liquid fuel by Fischer-Tropsch process. This is ideal transportation fuel. Can make clean gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.
5.Drill for oil wherever we can domestically.

6. No more subsidies for Solar & Wind.
If they can make it on their own, then fine but no more taxpayer money.
17 posted on 01/20/2010 8:28:03 AM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Pickens is a con man on this.

He wants US taxpayers to pay for the easments, taking of land and all the infrastructure for his “middle of no where” windmil projects.

It is only profitable FOR HIM, if we taxpayers foot the bill.

the T Bone Pickens bailout program.

(what else can he do with all those third rate turbines?)


18 posted on 01/20/2010 8:29:36 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PapaBear3625
Pickins lost a boatload of money on the windmill thing when he realized he had to get the power from the middle of nowhere to where it could be used.

He is right about natural gas IMHO, but we also need to drill domestically and start building nukes. When the progressives get serious about that we'll know they seriously want to help the country.

Not holding my breath though.

19 posted on 01/20/2010 8:29:40 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: PapaBear3625

Pickens has stopped urging Americans to buy electricity from his windmills and is no exhorting us to buy his natural gas. What a guy!


20 posted on 01/20/2010 8:36:53 AM PST by csmusaret (Oops. My karma just ran over my dogma.)
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To: PapaBear3625

The problem with Pickens or any “alternative” is our government.

Dollar wise, it would make a lot of sense to convert my car to run on natural gas HOWEVER, the wonderful EPA has made it nearly impossible as unless a conversion kit for a SPECIFIC vehicle has already been approved you cannot afford the conversion. The approval process is so extensive and expensive that only fleet vehicles can reap the benefits.

Nukes for electric power and natural gas for vehicles. We can do this today if we could somehow get rid of Washington.

It is not a technical issue but the progressives have infiltrated both parties and have deliberately put a monkey wrench into the works.

You want more energy? Get rid of the Department of Energy and the EPA and while you are at it, get rid of the current administration a most of congress.


21 posted on 01/20/2010 8:41:09 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: altura

“He’s right about this though.”

He owns a lot of gas,,, and no, he isnt right. Gas makes sense for electricty generation, not vehicles. It’s LOTS of fun to have a vehicle that goes less than 100 miles per fill up. The tank takes up the entire trunk. And fueling is like filling the space shuttle. (ok,,fueling isn’t QUITE that bad,, but driving around with a thermos bottle of compressed natural gas is not that cool)

Gas could light and heat our homes forever. Abundant oil is for cars. And why not buy it from whoever sells? But the better answer is to drill and develop our own. That he isnt fighting for THAT, makes him a huckster.

Pickens is turning into a joke.


22 posted on 01/20/2010 8:52:14 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: PapaBear3625

T Boone is a gas.

Natural Gas.

The less arab oil, the more gas America will buy.

Like I said T Boone is a gas.


23 posted on 01/20/2010 8:57:53 AM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
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To: PapaBear3625

Pickens is full of it, and he knows it. Less than a fifth of our imported oil comes from Arabia. Most of it comes from Canada and South America. “Arabs” are a red herring in this case, to sell his wind scheme.


24 posted on 01/20/2010 9:07:00 AM PST by DesScorp
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To: PapaBear3625
Forget Pickens, he's not in Washington.

The use of LNG is the quickest way for the U.S. to reduce foreign oil imports, reduce foreign debt and increase domestic jobs. The government is one of the largest purchasers of domestic vehicles - all departments of Federal, State and local government. Mandate they all, with a few common sense exceptions, be LNG powered. Detroit would be busier designing and manufacturing new cars and spin-off tech.

It only takes the current Magic Light-Skinned Negro Administration to get behind it. Will they? Of course not.

25 posted on 01/20/2010 9:09:37 AM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: PapaBear3625
Forget Pickens, he's not in Washington.

The use of LNG is the quickest way for the U.S. to reduce foreign oil imports, reduce foreign debt and increase domestic jobs. The government is one of the largest purchasers of domestic vehicles - all departments of Federal, State and local government. Mandate they all, with a few common sense exceptions, be LNG powered. Detroit would be busier designing and manufacturing new cars and spin-off tech.

It only takes the current Obama Administration to get behind it. Will they? Of course not.

26 posted on 01/20/2010 9:11:10 AM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: DesertRhino

At 3000psi you certainly won’t need a fuel pump to get it from the tank to the engine. LNG is better in large-scale installations. All those small high-pressure tanks seem inefficient and a bit dangerous.


27 posted on 01/20/2010 9:19:26 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: DesertRhino

I’ll bet most government vehicles barely travel 100 miles a week. A bunch of short trips to the office across town and to lunch. I’ve seen buses powered by LNG - they are running routes that are 70+ miles/day. Most law enforcement, Post Office, state and local gov’t vehicles ought to be LNG.


28 posted on 01/20/2010 9:23:20 AM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: DesertRhino
LOTS of fun to have a vehicle that goes less than 100 miles per fill up.

I never really thought aboout it before but way back when I was in highschool in the 80s our school busses were converted to run on propane. From that day on, they lined up to fill up twice a day or more every day. In fact there was a day when we all got on the bus and halfway through the route, had to return to the school where they made us all go wait in the cafeteria while they filled up again.
29 posted on 01/20/2010 9:26:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

The technology is simple and safe enough in England. They have been converting vehicles to LNG for years. Much easier on engines, too. If the Brits thought it was dangerous, they wouldn’t do it. They aren’t going to put themselves at risk anymore than we would.


30 posted on 01/20/2010 9:32:42 AM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: PapaBear3625

does T stand for Tard ?


31 posted on 01/20/2010 9:39:23 AM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: cripplecreek
"they lined up to fill up twice a day or more every day"

Sounds like it never crossed their mind to use larger tank.

32 posted on 01/20/2010 9:40:58 AM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: muleskinner

They were restricted to a certain sized tank for safety reasons. Combine that with a large district and the extremely poor efficiency of using the gas.

No wonder Pickens is pushing it for fuel. Inefficiency leads to higher sales and it drives up heating costs along with it. He should push the ethanol snake oil too.


33 posted on 01/20/2010 9:48:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: altura

“He’s right about this though.”

Absolutely.

Using domestic natural gas rather than sending PetroDollars to the ragheads who want to kill us—what is there to disagree with?


34 posted on 01/20/2010 9:51:28 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: muleskinner
The use of LNG is the quickest way for the U.S. to reduce foreign oil imports, reduce foreign debt and increase domestic jobs. The government is one of the largest purchasers of domestic vehicles - all departments of Federal, State and local government. Mandate they all, with a few common sense exceptions, be LNG powered. Detroit would be busier designing and manufacturing new cars and spin-off tech.

Another approach would involve encouraging LNG fueling facilities at major truck stops along major highways. Perhaps not applying fuel tax to LNG for the first 5 years to encourage adoption. Long-haul tractor-trailers use a lot of fuel per month and spend much of their time on highways, so a few LNG refueling points could serve a lot of trucks.

35 posted on 01/20/2010 10:03:29 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625
T-Boone cares about T-Boone and the investments he has.

We wouldn't be dependent on foreign oil if were drilling for the trillion barrels of accessible oil within our own borders.

36 posted on 01/20/2010 10:03:34 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: PapaBear3625

The oil in the Middle East isn’t evil. The depots who kill men, women, children, and “subhuman” infidel are.

The leadership needs to be terminated as the Nazi menace was. Their system of theocratic rule is a violation of basic freedoms and leads to institutional support and state funding for Islamic terrorism.


37 posted on 01/20/2010 10:19:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: a fool in paradise

despots


38 posted on 01/20/2010 10:19:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Keep on truckin', Senator Brown.)
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To: Oldexpat

Right...Using natural gas for power generation is idiotic. Should be outlawed. The stupid greenies like that because gas is “cleaner”. Instead use more coal for power generation

Natural gas is a fuel that has a great future in transportation and should be promoted in all ways possible including tax incentives.

We are a coal and gas super power. We need to use them more including burning coal to run electric automobiles


39 posted on 01/20/2010 10:26:15 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: jmaroneps37
T bone is a hustler trying to put his hand in our pocket. He failed with his algorian wind farm crap before and now he’s back.

Exactly. We only import 12% of our oil from the Middle East. Sarah would have Americans pumping that 12% from American oil wells in months not years.

40 posted on 01/20/2010 11:05:41 AM PST by RJL
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