Skip to comments.Mika: Offshore Drilling Wouldn't Lower Gas Prices for Ten Years
Posted on 07/15/2008 4:14:45 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Mika Brzezinski might be an Obama backer, but she really should sit down with Hillary Clinton. The woman who turned $1,000 into $100,000 could clue her in to the workings of the commodities markets. Be it cattle or crude oil, the concept's the same: these are "futures" markets in which prices are set on traders' expectations of what conditions will be some time down the road.
Mika's need for urgent remedial help on the matter became evident during the first minutes of today's Morning Joe. Ostensibly fulfilling her news-reading function, Mika veered from the prepared text to inject her own editorializing to the effect that lifting the offshore drilling ban today wouldn't lower gas prices for ten years.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Time for a look at some of today's top stories. President Bush is calling on congress to lift its ban on offshore oil drilling. On Monday the president ended a long-standing moratorium on the practice, saying new drilling would ease pressure on fuel prices [going off-script to inject her own views] -- in about ten years. Critics argue the production of gas from the offshore --
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why go to college, you won’t graduate for 4 years..
Would Democrats have told him, in 1947, to forget looking for a cure?
In 1947, Salk accepted an appointment to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. While working there, with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Salk saw an opportunity to develop a vaccine against polio, and devoted himself to this work for the next eight years.
In 1955 Salk's years of research paid off.
Mika, Mika, Mika...
That, of course, is just plain Bullsh!t.
Don't confuse them with the details. It messes up their narrative.
Either that or they think we can all live on hot air and ashes until we 'invent' ourselves into energy self-sufficiency.
The Corporate owned anonymous media employees do not know how to do anything but talk and spew for their masters. They can't plan their way out of a paper bag.
It’s probably easier to get a muslim to eat pork than it is to get a liberal to accept one iota of the legitimacy of basic supply and demand economics. Getting them to understand commodities and speculation is even more difficult. It too much flies in the face of their socialist dogmatism.
I think Mika is not too good at reading or something.
you can tell her yourself how you feel...
putting our reserves on the spot marketwould bring in revenue to put towards other energy saving things, but this would be stupid. better for us to wait until the price is way down then sell...
anyone voting democrat this year is a moran
Pleading with everyone to contact congress today!
Spread the word
Lets flood them with our calls and emails
DRILL OR GET OFF THE HILL!!
You're being much too kind to her. Surprised to hear they took the Joe & Mika show on the road filling in for Bob Grant's WABC radio show last night. I was in my car and lost the opportunity to call Joe and ask why the need to have this simpleton as his sidekick.
Mika parrots Democrat talking points which have no substance.
The propaganda point being made is accept high prices. Shut up.
She even makes dogs sick.
She’s reciting the rat talking points.
New refined talking point is that speculation is driving the price up.
Simple Supply and Demand, while the Demand for Oil goes up the Demand for the Establishment press goes Down.
If you like $5/gal, Thank Congress.
Pray for W and Our Victorious Troops
Bill Clinton vetoed the 1996 ANWAR bill that would have given us more domestic oil. That was 12 years ago. Chew on that, Mika.
...in the sense that Mahmoud Amianutjob threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz is "speculation". But that's not really speculation, that's a matter of fact.