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Environmentally Sound Energy Independence
National Review ^ | 4-22-2012 | Sarah Palin - Commentary

Posted on 04/22/2012 4:32:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing

April 22, 2012

Environmentally Sound Energy Independence

Sarah Palin

On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals, how about if Americans celebrate Earth Day with responsible energy development that leads to greater independence and conservation?

There’s no better way for President Obama and his administration to celebrate Earth Day than to embrace a real, environmentally sound commitment to energy independence instead of relying on foreign countries that lack environmental safeguards. One aspect of the “all-of-the-above” approach I have been discussing for years involves, of course, the necessity to “drill, baby, drill.”

It’s no secret that throughout America, including the very wealthy state of Alaska, we find a storehouse of natural resources that God so benevolently dumped underfoot, just waiting to be tapped. ANWR, for example, is screaming to be used to help bring prosperity and national security to America. Indeed, there is an inherent link between energy and prosperity and energy and security. On this day, as many are focused on preserving the planet, environmentalists need not fear that the land or wildlife would suffer from the wise decision to drill here. As Alaskans know, ANWR is not some luxurious vacation spot teeming with Bambi and friends frolicking through waterfalls and flower-strewn mountainsides, as environmentalist fundraising advertisements depict it. It is a vast, remote, desolate, frozen area available to be used with a tiny drilling footprint to bring the country closer to what is clearly needed: commonsense, money-saving, job-producing energy independence. Believe me, I live in the Last Frontier because I cherish the earth and thrive in the clean air and fresh water amid our plentiful wildlife. I don’t want to mess this up for future generations.

Thankfully, America has the wonderful opportunity to truly demonstrate a commitment to protecting the beautiful earth we have been blessed with. No one loves our land more than we do, and no one wants to preserve it more than we do. Our high standards for energy exploration prove this. Our guidelines are stricter than those of other nations we seem content to rely on for energy, and we benefit from reasonable guidelines here. However, caring about the earth also means caring about measures being employed globally to access resources. What better way to walk the environmental walk than to take the lead rather than sitting back while less environmentally conscious countries develop resources for us—and hold us over the barrel in the process?

America isn’t the only country that celebrates Earth Day, but we are the most exceptional. It’s time for the greatest nation on earth to tap into its full potential, and one surefire way to do so is to tap into what is beneath this earth. Energy independence awaits, and her companions are national security and financial prosperity.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheaperenergy; drillbabydrill; energy; energyindependence; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; obama; oil; palin; sarahpalin; waronterror

1 posted on 04/22/2012 4:32:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

Sarah Palin ping.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 4:33:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; onyx

Very well said by Sarah Palin.

I’ll only take exception to her referring to enviro-nazis as EcoLiberals.

She’s almost always a straight talker. :)


3 posted on 04/22/2012 4:48:35 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing; samantha; samiam1972; sarah fan UK; sdpatriot; ShorelineMike; skinkinthegrass; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

4 posted on 04/22/2012 4:51:40 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks very much, smoothsailing!!!


5 posted on 04/22/2012 4:54:00 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Lord, what a President she will make.

Hoping for a change...


6 posted on 04/22/2012 4:58:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing
On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals,....


LOL.

jaz! She'd be slaughtered by the lamestream had she used the words "enviro-nazis"....!! ROTFL.

7 posted on 04/22/2012 4:58:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: tet68

Keep praying. Still time and state primaries to stop Romney.

Floor fight on convention floor.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 5:00:29 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
She'd be slaughtered by the lamestream had she used the words "enviro-nazis"....!!

LOL!

I know, and that's why she didn't use it but "enviro-nazis" sings. ;-)

9 posted on 04/22/2012 5:04:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: onyx

A forelorn hope but you do what you have to do.
I voted for Newt, I wish more will.


10 posted on 04/22/2012 5:06:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: onyx

You’re most welcome! ;-)


11 posted on 04/22/2012 5:08:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping onyx. Sarah’s right on the money again.


12 posted on 04/22/2012 5:08:44 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: smoothsailing; tet68; onyx
Sarah backhanded the greenies real good!

http://www.deathvalleymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Batman-Bitch-Slap.jpg

Suck on that you Leninist scum!

Oh Liberals By the way, No matter how many Dewey's or Winfield Scott's you have the GOP run, Sarah WILL be President someday and you will long for these days when she only exposed your agenda.

13 posted on 04/22/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: jazusamo


14 posted on 04/22/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: tet68

Me too, and he narrowly came in second in my state. I wish he would have won it.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 5:15:20 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: KC_Lion
Hear! Hear!
(The GOP might not be a viable party).
16 posted on 04/22/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: jazusamo; onyx
I’ll only take exception to her referring to enviro-nazis as EcoLiberals.

LOL, we'll just have to help her out!


17 posted on 04/22/2012 5:20:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
It’s time for the greatest nation on earth to tap into its full potential

Unless you want this great nation to fail.

If I wanted America to fail

18 posted on 04/22/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rockinqsranch; smoothsailing

You betcha! My thanks is owed to smoothsailing for finding and posting this gem from Sarah!


19 posted on 04/22/2012 5:20:56 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo

ROTFLOL



20 posted on 04/22/2012 5:22:22 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing; onyx

ROTFL!!

Now that’s funny, haven’t seen that before.

Especially like the new book by Kennedy, Jr...Mein Kampost!!


21 posted on 04/22/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: onyx
On this holiest of days for EcoLiberals

LOL. Thanks for the Ping. You gotta love her.
22 posted on 04/22/2012 5:29:12 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: FatherofFive
Well done, here's the 30 second TV ad.
23 posted on 04/22/2012 5:29:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing

I had to go wash my face to regain my composure. LOL.
Still laughing.


24 posted on 04/22/2012 5:29:43 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: PA Engineer

YES! She’s the absolute best!


25 posted on 04/22/2012 5:30:30 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: FatherofFive; All

So far America has been really tapping into the full potential of its shale gas reserves and gas is at record lows. Now producers are slowing down because it is too cheap. We are also exporting oil.


26 posted on 04/22/2012 5:31:44 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: onyx
Environmentally Sound Energy Independence

What the environmental folks don't seem to realize is that the human environment is not the "natural" environment. If you take any person and drop him naked into any "natural" environment, he will, unless he's in possession of specialized knowledge and training, going to die very quickly. The human environment is one of our own creation and consists of aspects of the "natural" environment altered by intelligence and experience into something that enhances our survival and comfort. What Obama, the EPA, and other environmentalists are doing is directly targeting the human environment for destruction. Screw them all and screw them hard.
27 posted on 04/22/2012 5:37:23 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: onyx; smoothsailing
As always, Sarah is right on top of the issue, lays it out clear and precise, and proposes reasonable and workable solutions.

Unless Newt pulls a miracle out of his hat, I'M VOTING FOR SARAH PALIN THIS NOVEMBER.

She's not only the best we've got, she's the best there is!!!

28 posted on 04/22/2012 5:39:26 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: gleeaikin
Now producers are slowing down because it is too cheap. We are also exporting oil.

And we have $4.00/gal gas. Shutting down cheap coal electricty plants. Shutting down refineries in the NE.

Cheap energy drives the economy.

29 posted on 04/22/2012 5:41:32 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: dayglored

I agree with your every word.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 5:48:33 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: dayglored

In the primaries, I noted we can vote write in. I am going to check with the Court House, to make certain that in November, my write in vote will be not only counted and recorded, but also published in the newspaper for our County.


31 posted on 04/22/2012 5:51:55 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx; jazusamo
Here's a recent meeting of the cult....

Smelly hippies crying over dead trees

...and these freaks can vote.

32 posted on 04/22/2012 6:02:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Drill for oil, mine for minerals, anf harvest trees for lumber and paper wnere they exist not where some liberal whack job wants you to do it!


33 posted on 04/22/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: smoothsailing; onyx

Seeing people like that in this day and age makes me shake my head in disgust.

They have to be the result of the hippie flower children of the 60’s, at least the offspring of that movement.

The drug culture of that day has morphed into these freaks that, like you say, actually vote.


34 posted on 04/22/2012 6:19:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
"I’ll only take exception to her referring
to enviro-nazis as EcoLiberals."
same here; no such thing as liberal/environmentalist
(their only disguises) only Communists/Marxists all...
elitists garbage/statists.

35 posted on 04/22/2012 6:58:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: jazusamo; onyx

Photobucket

36 posted on 04/22/2012 6:59:14 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx
I agree with your every word.

And I agree with your every word.

37 posted on 04/22/2012 7:03:11 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (I just don't know what to put here right now.)
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To: All

They can invent new carbon scrubbers for coal plants and they would still bitch.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120327091104.htm

They can invent a new catalytic converter for cars/trucks and they would still bitch.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/03/new-catalytic-converter-material-could-make-for-cleaner-cheaper-cars/1#.T5S4etmQmPI

It’s not about the environment, it’s all about control.


38 posted on 04/22/2012 7:09:21 PM PDT by ak267
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To: onyx
Hi Onyx! I hope you are well and happy! :)

Here's some information on write-ins, from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Write-in_candidate
I have to do some research on how this works in my county of Tioga here in upstate New York. I don't want to be caught flat-footed if there is anything I have to do in advance.

(I can't vote the primary because I'm registered Independent, but that's okay, I'd just as soon not associate myself with any of the establishment parties, they all drive me crazy.)

The Wiki page above includes this funny story about write-ins:

A bizarre incident involving a fictitious write-in candidacy occurred in the small town of Picoazá, Ecuador in 1967. A company ran a series of campaign-themed advertisements for a foot powder called Pulvapies. Some of the slogans used included "Vote for any candidate, but if you want well-being and hygiene, vote for Pulvapies", and "For Mayor: Honorable Pulvapies." The foot powder Pulvapies ended up receiving the most votes in the election.
Ooops!!! :)
39 posted on 04/22/2012 7:27:27 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: smoothsailing
I'm almost 60....I grew up with and associated with the early environmentalists.

They were, in the beginning, actually about independence, growing your own, self-subsistance, no or small government....pioneer like.

These spiritually inane, mentally insane individuals in the video are simply pagan.

These present day individuals are complete wack-jobs with the intent of needing someone to sacrifice to their god Baal.....that’d be anyone that disagrees with them.

They would pass their own first born through the fire over a dead tree.

Baal was Nimrod, and Mystery Babylon is real and poised for the right time.

Without Jesus Christ, not even the rational mind will be able to resist the fear they intend to foist upon this world.

Spiritual dementia will be the order of the day.

40 posted on 04/22/2012 7:31:32 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: smoothsailing

From the looks of him he probably did, common law if nothing else. LOL!


41 posted on 04/22/2012 7:45:50 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: RedMDer; smoothsailing; jazusamo; dayglored; KC_Lion; NurdlyPeon; dalereed; y'all
ROTFLOLOLOL.

From RedMDer on our FReepathon thread, but it goes great here, for all those ECO-nazis.






42 posted on 04/22/2012 8:53:24 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing; jazusamo

I hope that dweeb is successful! Looks like a perfect match to me. He’s obviously the bride who’s found his ideal groomstick.


43 posted on 04/22/2012 8:56:09 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: dayglored

Thanks very much. Like I said, I’m going to my Court House very soon, to get every thing in writing (print out).


44 posted on 04/22/2012 8:57:45 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

She is the only one... I wish this were her time... we would be assured of a bright future.

LLS


45 posted on 04/23/2012 3:25:01 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: onyx; smoothsailing

PREFECT, onyx!! ;-)


46 posted on 04/23/2012 7:53:24 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: onyx; jazusamo
He’s obviously the bride who’s found his ideal groomstick.

Photobucket

47 posted on 04/23/2012 11:50:11 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

LOLOL. I looked for a tree on that stick, didn’t you?


48 posted on 04/23/2012 11:54:02 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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