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Protestors circle White House in oil pipeline row
Reuters ^

Posted on 11/06/2011 5:01:40 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Protestors circle White House in oil pipeline row Photo 7:06pm EST

By Jeff Mason and Patrick Temple-West

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters opposed to a new oil pipeline from Canada to the United States circled the White House complex on Sunday to press President Barack Obama to reject the project on environmental grounds.

Opponents to TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport crude produced from oil sands, have dogged the president for months, arguing against the carbon-spewing process of extracting oil from the sands.

On Sunday thousands of men and women, many of them wearing orange vests with "Stop the pipeline" printed on them, lined up around the White House grounds, which include the presidential mansion, the Treasury department and a sprawling executive office building.

Carrying signs that matched Obama's campaign colors of blue and red, some protesters chanted "Hey Obama, we don't want no climate drama" and "Stop the pipeline, yes we can," copying phrases connected to Obama's successful 2008 election effort.

The pipeline controversy threatens to loom over the 2012 presidential race. Obama faces political pitfalls whether his administration approves or rejects the project.

A decision in favor would support Obama's goal of creating jobs and diversifying U.S. energy sources, but it would alienate core Democratic supporters who are already disappointed by his progress in fighting climate change.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canada; energy; keystone; keystonexl; moonbats; occupydc; occupywallstreet; opec; pipeline
Hippies smell.........
1 posted on 11/06/2011 5:01:41 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Occupy the Oval Office. It’s public property after all. I am sure they won’t mind you flea bitten mongrels crapping in the floor for the next few weeks.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 5:03:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

This smells funny. The WH compound is simply too big to be “surrounded” by a handfull of protesters. Need to see overhead pics.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 5:05:39 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Sub-Driver
Simple solution, take away their drivers license's(if they have any), Confiscate their cars, only allow them to travel of Donkeys. Remove all possessions that have any plastic, or use any form of electronics.

Give them a spanking & send them home(via donkey).

4 posted on 11/06/2011 5:06:34 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Sub-Driver

Zer0’s laying pipe with Larry again?


5 posted on 11/06/2011 5:07:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver
"...arguing against the carbon-spewing process of extracting oil from the sands."

This is a news story? Carbon spewing?

Environmetal posers at Rooters.

6 posted on 11/06/2011 5:11:32 PM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: GeronL

Send those Portland lice-infested protestors to occupy the Oval Office - what goes around, comes around.

If it speaks in groupspeak and stinks, it belongs to Obama.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 5:13:53 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: Sub-Driver

Fluff protest. Allowable to keep the image.


8 posted on 11/06/2011 5:14:28 PM PST by IrishPennant (We don't want to work so we go to work to make enough money not to work...Huh?)
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To: reagandemocrat

The fact that they were being allowed to protest at all means that they had the blessings of the boy king.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 5:18:47 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: reagandemocrat
...Wanna get visited by a copper?

Go up to the gate and/or perimeter fence...especially the corner and take picture of the corner post....

Guarantee.... a uniformed member of the company guard will be at your elbow in an instant...

Behind the corner post and that little glass oval is a camera and your personal connection to the Federal wanted list....

A pretty pleasant gent accosted me....but I didn't take much guff.... It is public property and I was just tak'n pictures.

10 posted on 11/06/2011 5:19:15 PM PST by ptsal
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To: reagandemocrat
...Wanna get visited by a copper?

Go up to the gate...especially the corner and take picture of the corner post....

Guarantee.... a uniformed member of the company guard will be at your elbow in an instant...

Behind the corner post and that little glass oval is a camera and your personal connection to the Federal wanted list....

A pretty pleasant gent accosted me....but I didn't take much guff.... It is public property and I was just tak'n pictures.

11 posted on 11/06/2011 5:20:14 PM PST by ptsal
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama was not at the White House when the protest took place. As he often does on the weekends, the president was playing golf.

40 hour work week, not bad


12 posted on 11/06/2011 5:23:28 PM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: arkady_renko

extracting it produces carbon?


13 posted on 11/06/2011 5:23:50 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: reagandemocrat

Who is organizing the build-the-pipeline human-ring around the White House?


14 posted on 11/06/2011 5:25:03 PM PST by sefarkas (Why vote Democrat Lite?)
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To: Sub-Driver

As others have noted, Obama has no say over the Trans-Canadian pipeline. It's the Canadians' oil, they want to sell it, and if the US won't buy it they'll be happy to point the pipe into the hold of a Chinese tanker and have it sail away.

That will, of course, increase the amount of oil that the US will need to import by tanker, so the "environmentalists" will have eliminated extremely safe pipeline transportation of oil in return for a string of tankers leaving Canada, while others are coming here. This lack of intelligence is typical of "environmentalists," who show more evidence every day that they do their 'thinking' with their butts.


15 posted on 11/06/2011 5:26:43 PM PST by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about we build a hippie pipeline.......into the ocean.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 5:29:03 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama faces political pitfalls...... A decision in favor would support Obama's goal of creating jobs and diversifying U.S. energy sources, but it would alienate core Democratic supporters who are already disappointed by his progress in fighting climate change.

Good. I love it when the demons turn on Satan. But, what you wanna bet that even if his decision does disappoint them, they'll still vote for him in 2012. Any takers?
17 posted on 11/06/2011 5:32:15 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: GeronL

Spews carbon. Scientific term I’d say...


18 posted on 11/06/2011 5:33:06 PM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: italianquaker

Speaking of golf, does he still play? Haven’t heard anything about his golf outings for quite a while.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 5:35:53 PM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini (Buckle up - the Bamster's rollercoaster is about to come off the tracks!)
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To: Huskrrrr

I think the centipede model would work best for them.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 5:36:43 PM PST by rabidralph
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21 posted on 11/06/2011 5:37:30 PM PST by STARWISE ( The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Sub-Driver

These people are just too stupid for words. Didn’t they get the memo? Haven’t they been paying attention? Do they really have NO IDEA that Obama has no intention of doing ANYthing that might help America actually use our natural resources, a new pipeline construction included?

What the hell? How can they be THAT stupid.

Seriously.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 5:38:58 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: arkady_renko

I guess we are in favor of liberating carbon from the oil sands then.

Carbon Liberation Front!


23 posted on 11/06/2011 5:39:55 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: The FIGHTIN Illini

He plays more golf in a year than Bush played in 8 from what I remember.


24 posted on 11/06/2011 5:41:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Obama's White House:


25 posted on 11/06/2011 5:42:09 PM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: maddog55

Yep, 99% in dire poverty and 1% oligarchy is just the way the left and OWS want it to be.


26 posted on 11/06/2011 5:44:10 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
I believe this maybe one of the top 10 issues that is going to bring Obama down. If he goes against the pipeline then he will lose the Independent vote but if he goes for it then the Greens abandon him in groves.
27 posted on 11/06/2011 5:47:00 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: SusaninOhio

“...what goes around, comes around...”
____________________________________

I hope the Kenyan’s worst fear ovetakes him.


28 posted on 11/06/2011 5:49:44 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Sub-Driver

... as they drove to the protest in their SUV’s wielding Apple iPhones powered by fossil-fuels and manufactured in China using fossil fuels.

What a bunch of hypocrites.


29 posted on 11/06/2011 5:54:12 PM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

Where in heck did they get these protesters? They have no clue.


30 posted on 11/06/2011 6:08:50 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Nick Danger
They will have also succeeded in:

1. Feeding energy to America's enemy.

2. Weakening job growth.

3. Making sure the US energy supply is less secure.

Sounds like a good policy to me.

31 posted on 11/06/2011 6:33:11 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-The government gets rich, you get poor.)
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To: Nick Danger

The top 0.000001% will make more money shipping the oil on his railroad.


32 posted on 11/06/2011 7:47:11 PM PST by Qout
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To: Qout

No need for a new pipeline, CIT has 5,000 new rail cars on order.
http://www.joc.com/suppliers/cit-rail-orders-5000-new-railcars


33 posted on 11/06/2011 8:20:26 PM PST by Qout
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To: Sub-Driver
Have pity on them. They must be worn out having walked or biked to the White House from wherever they live.

I'm sure none of them dared to use any Fossil Fuels traveling to Obama’s Taxpayer funded Crib.

I wonder if any of them own any products made of plastic? You know, the stuff that is made from Oil.

34 posted on 11/06/2011 8:25:52 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Sub-Driver

More wag the dog.

I wonder, does obama write the script to the plays they put on? Or do the different factions of his protesters collectively get together with obama in a non-smoke filled room in the basement of the white house and write the screen plays for his set in’s and marches?

They are the new soap Oprah’s.... only put on in the street instead of a stage.


35 posted on 11/06/2011 8:50:41 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A leftist circle-jerk.


36 posted on 11/06/2011 10:15:51 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
Obama faces political pitfalls whether his administration approves or rejects the project.
Which means, he'll reject the project while claiming that he's approved it. And the partisan media shills will carry his water once again.


37 posted on 11/07/2011 4:16:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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