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  • With Huckabee out, the next in line for the fundie vote is Sarah Palin (Extreme hurl warning)

    05/14/2011 11:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The San Francisco Sentinel ^ | May 14, 2011 | Sarah Jones
    Conservatives for Palin is rejoicing for the same reason some of you now have a dark cloud of fear hanging over your Saturday night. The fundie vote is up for grabs now that Huckabee is out and the second in line candidate is Sarah Palin. Yes, that’s right. Sarah Blood Libel Palin. One day years ago, after the sportscaster fill-in job didn’t work out, a young Sarah Palin told a friend she wanted to be President one day. Today she wants it so bad she chokes on her own bitterness every time she has to say “Obama”. Palin has still...
  • Hundreds of Millions of Gallons of Jet Fuel Used in Support of U.S. Ops in Afghanistan

    05/10/2011 5:07:10 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 8 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | May 10, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    Calls to speed up the withdrawal of U.S. troops from and Central Asia have increased since Osama bin Laden’s death, but decision-makers have made clear that such a drawdown of troops is not happening any time soon. As the White House, Congress, and media pundits ponder and expound upon what, if any, changes should be made to U.S. policy on the issue, one thing is certain: U.S. military jets will continue to fly into, out of, and around Afghanistan. But how much will this cost U.S. taxpayers? A review of contracting documents obtained via federal database research sheds light on...
  • Sarah Palin Versus the Field with 2006 as a Barometer

    05/07/2011 7:47:04 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 146 replies
    05/07/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    I have observed that the polls and the news readers have taken to reminding us that Sarah Palin's nomination spells certain defeat for the GOP in 2012. Let's examine the question of Sarah Palin's prowess as a candidate, measured against the current field: It has been noted that former Senator Rick Santorum won his Senate seat in a big GOP year (1994) and lost it big in a Democrat year (2006), sweeping in with one tide and out with another. This is evidence of weakness as a candidate. Let's examine the rest of this field, using 2006 as the barometer....
  • Attorney General Holder cites "disturbing" information on gas prices (2012 campaign well underway)

    04/26/2011 4:00:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/26/11 | Terry Frieden
    Attorney General Holder cites "disturbing" information on gas pricesBy Terry Frieden, CNN Justice Producer April 26, 2011 5:43 p.m. EDT Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday "there are a couple of things that are disturbing" as the government launches its oil and gas fraud task force investigation into sharply rising gasoline prices. In a meeting with reporters at the Justice Department, Holder declined to describe the "disturbing" matters, but made clear the broad investigation into potential fraud and other illegal activities would carefully comb industry information to search for wrongdoing. Holder aides say they expect announcements next...
  • Obama: No 'silver bullet' on gas prices (Drill Here, Drill Now!)

    04/23/2011 5:52:17 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 90 replies
    upi ^ | 4/23/2011 | upi
    U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday "there are a few things we can do" but "there's no silver bullet that can bring down gas prices right away." In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president said with U.S. gasoline prices at about $4 a gallon "you see politicians racing to the cameras, waving three-point plans for two-dollar gas. You see people trying to grab headlines or score a few points." "The truth is, there's no silver bullet that can bring down gas prices right away," he said.
  • Gov. Rick Scott to U.S. EPA: We'll Take Care of Our Own Water (FL)

    04/22/2011 6:13:06 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 45 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | April 22, 2011 | Janet Zink
    TALLAHASSEE —The day after the Florida House passed a bill to ban implementation of water quality standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Administration, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday asked the agency to rescind a January 2009 determination that the federal rules are necessary for Florida. Rep. Trudi Williams, R-Fort Myers, who chairs the House's Select Committee on Water Policy, filed HB 239, which orders the Florida DEP to ignore the EPA standards. The House passed the bill Thursday with a 90-27 vote. Twelve Democrats joined Republicans in supporting the measure. The U.S. EPA released pollution standards for Florida waterways...
  • Five Reasons Not to Count Sarah Palin Out for 2012

    04/19/2011 7:32:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    TimeSwampland ^ | April18,2011 | Jay Newton-Small
    1. She just launched a new website yesterday that could significantly boost her grassroots outreach and fundraising. On the site, supporters can ask Palin to appear at events, donate money to her political action committee and follow her latest musings on Facebook and Twitter 2. Palin has said repeatedly that she’d only get into the race if there was no other viable candidate. “I would consider it if there is no one else running who represents the common sense principles our country needs to secure our children and grandchildren’s futures,” she told me last November. Now, let’s look at the...
  • Gallup Finds Palin Still leads in Favorables in the GOP with 69%

    04/19/2011 4:11:46 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 83 replies
    04/19/2011 | unseen1
    The new gallup poll out today has a chart on page 2 that breaks down the GOP candidates favs/unfav. Palin continues to be the most favorable candidate in the GOP field with a 69% favorable rating. She also continues to be the candidate with the highest strongly favorable ratings at 23%. This is good news as she continues to ramp up for a 2012 primary run.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Blames High Gas Prices On Washington

    (AP) Democrat Barack Obama on Friday blamed high gasoline prices on Washington and a political establishment that he says hasn't stood up to oil companies, his two rivals for the presidency included. "The candidates with the Washington experience - my opponents - are good people. They mean well, but they've been in Washington for a long time and even with all that experience they talk about, nothing has happened," Obama said in remarks delivered at a gas station.
  • Gas prices in 'firing range' of all-time high (Drill Here, Drill Now!)

    04/10/2011 2:52:06 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 24 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/10/2011 | cnn
    Gas prices have jumped nearly 20 cents over the past two weeks, approaching the all-time high, according to a survey published Sunday. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.76, the Lundberg Survey found. The previous survey three weeks ago found an average of $3.57. That means prices are now just 35 cents -- "within firing range" -- of the all-time high of $4.11 set in July 2008, said publisher Trilby Lundberg.
  • Failed Politician Sununu's Hamfisted, Dishonest Attack on Sarah Palin

    04/06/2011 6:13:43 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 25 replies
    04/06/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    Having just plodded through former Senator and currently failed politicician John Sununu's turgid little hit piece in the Boston Globe, I am struck by the irony of his premise. In his article, he lumps Sarah Palin and Donald Trump together as candidates and dismisses them as "two media stars" with an overweening ambition to BE President (as opposed to wanting to DO things as President): "Both Trump and Palin also seem captivated by the idea of BEING president. They obviously like the idea of running for president, and spend a great deal of time talking about what they would do...
  • FLASHBACK: What We Were Saying One Year Ago About Obama’s Failed Energy Policy.

    03/30/2011 11:07:26 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 19 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/30/11 | Sarah Palin
    It’s unbelievable (literally) the rhetoric coming from President Obama today. This is coming from he who is manipulating the U.S. energy supply. President Obama is once again giving lip service to a “new energy proposal”; but let’s remember the last time he trotted out a “new energy proposal” – nearly a year ago to the day. The main difference is today we have $4 a gallon gas in some places in the country. This is no accident. This administration is not a passive observer to the trends that have inflated oil prices to dangerous levels. His war on domestic oil...
  • Power To Spare

    11/05/2009 5:11:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 450+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Leadership: As Palin jousts with Biden on energy independence, the government reports that we lead the world in energy reserves. From oil to gas to coal, we are sitting on prosperity. So why are we importing anything? One of the interesting sidelights of the NY-23 race was an exchange on energy independence between Vice President Joe Biden and the former governor of energy-rich Alaska, Sarah Palin. Biden, who came in to campaign for Democrat Bill Owens, was reminded of the issue of energy. "The fact of the matter is that Sarah Palin thinks the answer to energy was 'Drill, baby,...
  • Blood For Oil

    03/26/2011 8:29:30 AM PDT · by bray · 12 replies
    self | 3/26/11 | bray
    Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in LOVE. Eph 4:2 Ah, Rio and Carnival is so nice this time of year to visit as Dictator of a Country. While you continue punish your Country with illegal bans and regulations you enjoy the joys and festivities of Brazil with your family. Then of course since you have imposed unconstitutional moratorium on drilling for oil and your subjects are struggling to fill their tanks and pay their mortgages you make sure Rio’s gummit owned Petrobras will have plenty of money to drill in the way you forbid...
  • Eskimo study suggests high consumption of omega-3s reduces obesity-related disease risk

    03/24/2011 5:02:18 PM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center ^ | March 24, 2011 | Unknown
    Fish-rich diet linked to reduction in markers of chronic disease risk in overweight/obese peopleSEATTLE – A study of Yup'ik Eskimos in Alaska, who on average consume 20 times more omega-3 fats from fish than people in the lower 48 states, suggests that a high intake of these fats helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and conducted in collaboration with the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, was published online March 23 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "Because...
  • Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin a “Dumb ^^^t” (Video)

    03/19/2011 10:24:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/19/11 | Jim Hoft
    (Excuse me for printing his words. I wanted you to see what the left is saying now.) This is infuriating. This clod deserves no respect. Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “dumb twat” on his comedy show last night. His far left audience loved it. The Daily Caller reported: On Friday night’s airing of the show, host Bill Maher took a shot at one of the left’s favorite targets, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, by contemplating her reaction to the tragic events that have unfolded in Japan over the past nine days. (h/t Real Clear Politics Video) “Did you hear...
  • ZUBRIN: Rising oil prices threaten economic crash

    03/19/2011 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 10 replies
    the Washington Times ^ | 3/17/2011 | Robert Zubrin
    In recent days, oil prices have climbed above $100 per barrel. As chaos spreads through the Arab world, we could soon see much worse. According to recent testimony given to Congress by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, the current soaring oil prices are no reason for concern. According to the stock market, which has dropped hundreds of points each time oil prices have edged up another dollar or two, the situation is a five-alarm emergency. Who is right?
  • Energy sources and conservation

    03/17/2011 10:02:00 AM PDT · by renewableenergy2 · 20 replies
    Energy Savers 2 | 03/17/2011 | YJ Draiman, Director of Utilities & Sustainability
    Energy sources and conservation Our energy sources should not be limited to PV/Solar. It should be a combination of PV/Wind and many instances Geothermal.
  • “I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief”

    03/15/2011 2:37:53 AM PDT · by sussex · 15 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 15/03/11 | the Aged P
    If I was younger and still serving I would be honored to have her as my commander in chief. You can keep the phony tough guy men that get trotted out as candidates. I saw REAL leadership up close and I know what it looks like. Sarah Palin has “IT.”
  • Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous'

    03/11/2011 2:44:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    Bill Clinton: Drilling delays 'ridiculous' By: Darren Goode March 11, 2011 04:55 PM EST Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference. Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. But according to multiple people in the room, Clinton, surprisingly, agreed with Bush on many oil and gas issues, including criticism...
  • Will Sarah Palin run for president and can she win?

    03/07/2011 6:19:25 AM PST · by deport · 243 replies · 1+ views
    BBC Newsnight ^ | Mar. 7, 2011 | Jackie Long
    Sarah Palin, one of the best known and most controversial figures in American politics, told BBC Newsnight she was weighing up whether the US was ready for an "unconventional" presidential candidate like her. "You run the race to win the race. That's for sure." Speaking in Alaska, the state's former governor said if she did decide to run she would be fully committed. But the cost together with whether voters were ready to make a win a reality, were issues she still needed to think about. "Obama has already said he's going to spend a billion dollars (£615.4m) on...
  • Drilling Here, Drilling Now: It’s Just Common Sense

    03/05/2011 7:22:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 5, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    We are living lives of self-imposed impoverishment. it will reach $130bbl, there is little reason to expect gasoline prices to do anything other than climb higher in the near future.One of the problems we face right now is the uncertainty in Libya, an OPEC nation that has cut its normal daily output of 1.6 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) to just over 700,000, amid the political tensions surrounding Muammar Gaddafi. What this means for humanity as a whole is that there is now less oil on the worldÂ’s market to meet the demand around the globe. What this...
  • Feds’ findings on oil spill to be delayed again

    02/26/2011 6:22:02 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | February 25, 2011 | Jennifer Dlouhy
    A federal panel investigating the Deepwater Horizon disaster said Friday that its probe might not be complete until July 27 — 15 months after the well blowout that killed 11 workers and triggered the nation’s worst oil spill. The joint inquiry by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Interior Department had already received one extension and had planned to wrap up work by the end of March. But delays in testing the blowout preventer that failed to stop gushing oil at BP’s doomed Macondo well prompted the government to ask for more time. “The condition of the BOP, as well...
  • Salazar: Won't Bow to Political Pressure to Restart Gulf Deepwater Drilling

    02/26/2011 6:33:18 AM PST · by thackney · 65 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires via Rig Zone ^ | February 25, 2011 | Ryan Dezember
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that U.S. regulators would not bow to political pressure to restart deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico before they are certain the oil-and-gas industry is capable of containing an oil spill like the one that followed last BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster. Salazar and Michael Bromwich--the head of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, which oversees offshore drilling--were in Houston Friday to meet with oil industry executives to assess the spill-containment systems they have developed in the wake of nation's worst-ever marine oil spill. Bromwich said he was "quite confident that...
  • U.S. House votes against ethanol-expansion funding

    02/22/2011 10:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | DAN VOORHIS
    The ethanol industry took a shot on Saturday when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove funding for the expansion of ethanol in vehicle fuel. The House voted 285-136 on a measure that blocks the Environmental Protection Agency from raising the cap on ethanol from 10 percent to 15 percent. The House also voted 261-185 to remove EPA funding to help pay for the special pumps needed to dispense higher blends of ethanol at gas stations. The measures are part of the House's much larger budget resolution and must survive budget negotiations with the Senate and get a signature...
  • The Looming Disaster in the Middle East

    02/17/2011 12:58:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | February 16. 2011 | Larry Huss
    This Will End Poorly – Anonymous Enough Already. The naïve euphoria over the “popular uprising” in Egypt and other Middle Eastern nations has caused America’s mainstream media to enter a mental state reminiscent of a thirteen year old’s crush on Justin Bieber – unreasonable, unfathomable and unsustainable. The euphoria is fueled by like-minded simpletons in the State Department who, despite consistent failure, still believe that diplomacy will conquer the violent will of ruthless men. Is the Middle East on a historical march to freedom and democracy? What, are you crazy? The most likely outcome of these “popular uprisings” is the...
  • New Drilling Method Opens Vast U.S. Oil Fields

    02/16/2011 1:14:34 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    ap ^ | February 10, 2011
    A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude. Companies are investing billions of dollars to get at oil deposits scattered across North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and California. By 2015, oil executives and analysts say, the new fields could yield as much as 2 million barrels of oil a day -- more than the entire Gulf of Mexico produces now. ... In the Bakken formation, production is rising so fast there is no space in pipelines to bring the oil to...
  • UPDATE 2-Saboteurs attack Egypt-Israel gas pipeline-TV

    02/05/2011 12:19:17 AM PST · by No One Special · 96 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Feb 5, 2011 7:55am GMT | Reuters
    * State TV says lines to Jordan, Israel affected * Islamist groups called for pipeline attack - SITE * Security source say army closes main source of flow CAIRO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Saboteurs blew up a pipeline that runs through Egypt's North Sinai and supplies gas to Israel, state television and other sources reported on Saturday. State TV quoted an official as saying that the "situation is very dangerous and explosions were continuing from one spot to another" along the pipeline. "It is a big terrorist operation", a state TV reporter said. A security source said the Egyptian army...
  • Would We Drill For $200 Oil?

    02/01/2011 5:52:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 1, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Security: As unrest spreads in the Middle East, threatening oil transport and oil-rich kingdoms, our laughable energy policy may come home to roost. Better get those wind turbines spinning in a hurry. Between them, the Suez Canal and adjoining pipeline transport some 4.5 million barrels of oil per day. More than 35,000 ships used the canal in 2009, about 10% of them oil tankers. The thought of the Muslim Brotherhood in control of it should give us pause. Yet that's a real possibility as the well-disciplined and ruthless mother of all Islamofascist groups lies in wait. The street protests...
  • Changing My Mind On A Sarah Palin Presidential Run (Must read!)

    01/18/2011 9:34:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 182 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 18, 2011 | John Ziegler
    In a guest column, John Ziegler, radio host, Palin confidante, and the filmmaker behind Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted, offers his unique perspective on Sarah Palin’s interview with Sean Hannity, and its specific implications towards a potential presidential run in 2012. The views expressed in this guest column are those of John Ziegler alone. ******* As dangerous, counterproductive, and pointless as it can be to try and predict whether Sarah Palin will run for president in 2012, I found myself changing my mind last night about what she likely will, and should, do regarding the...
  • Obama Administration allows Gulf drilling

    01/03/2011 4:16:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 3, 2011
    In a move that could signal a long-awaited return to business-as-usual in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration announced Monday that it would allow 13 companies to resume deepwater oil and gas drilling suspended when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded last spring. The Administration had instituted a moratorium on deepwater drilling after BP's Macondo well blew out on April 20, killing 11 workers on the rig and spewing nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the ocean, in the country's worst offshore oil disaster. The Interior Department lifted the moratorium in mid-October. Yet because drilling permits have been...
  • OPEC Ministers Stand Pat on Crude Oil Supply

    12/25/2010 9:34:32 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 30 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/24/2010
    OPEC ministers said on Friday that they saw no need to supply the world with more crude as oil prices approached a two-year high....frpa
  • Huge South Korea Drill Planned

    12/21/2010 10:25:06 PM PST · by Redbird1564 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/22/2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - South Korea announced land and sea military exercises on Wednesday including its largest-ever live-fire drill near North Korea in a big show of force just as tension on the peninsula was easing after Pyongyang's attack on a southern island. The land drill, involving artillery, fighter jets and the largest number of personnel in a peace-time exercise, will take place on Thursday, after the South's live-fire artillery exercise on Monday on the island of Yeonpyeong, and is bound to infuriate the North. South Korea is also holding three days of live-firing drills off the peninsula's east coast starting on...
  • TRENDING: McCain compares Palin to Reagan

    11/28/2010 11:17:00 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 49 replies
    CNN Political Ticker Blog ^ | 11/28/2010 | Gabriella Schwarz
    Sen. John McCain helped catapult former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the national stage and now he's equating her to former President Ronald Reagan. He made the comparison Sunday when asked if Palin is "divisive." "I think anybody that has the visibility that Sarah has is obviously going to have some divisiveness," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I remember that a guy named Ronald Reagan used to be viewed by some as divisive." The former Republican presidential nominee called Palin "an incredible force in the American political arena" and said she's "keeping her options open."
  • Drill, North Dakota, Drill

    10/11/2010 5:16:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Recovery: While states like Nevada wallow in recession, tiny North Dakota becomes the first state rated as expanding by a leading service. Could it be the state's burgeoning energy industry? The recession — induced by Democrats and activists meddling in the housing market through the Community Reinvestment Act and then whistling past the bad-loan graveyard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — officially ended in June 2009, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. For much of the country, mired in a jobless recovery with job losses so great and prospects so bleak that it will take decades just...
  • Energy workers speak out

    09/02/2010 6:31:29 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 2 replies · 2+ views
    chron.com ^ | 2 Sept 2010 | Brett Clanton
    5,000 in Texas call for change in direction of energy policy. More than 5,000 energy sector workers flocked to three Texas rallies Wednesday to protest what they view as an onslaught of punitive measures from Washington that threaten oil and gas jobs and domestic energy supplies. In speeches and videos, speaker after speaker blasted the White House's temporary ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, enacted after the massive BP oil spill, and urged lawmakers to reconsider other proposed measures they say would boost taxes and business costs in coming years. "Mr. President, there are 9 million people...
  • Governor Palin 'On the Record' with Greta Van Susteren Part 2 (All 3 video segments)

    08/17/2010 8:48:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 9 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | Tuesday August 17, 2010
    Segment 1: ANWR: A National Security Need? Governor and Todd Palin take Greta on a tour of ANWR, Prudhoe Bay, make a case for drill, baby, drill: Segment 2: A Story of Survival Sole resident in camp outside ANWR tells Greta how she lives on alternative fuel: Segment 3: 'On the Record' in Valdez Greta and the Governor look on their visit to the pipeline in Valdez:
  • Fox News: Federal Judge rules against Obama's oil platform shutdown

    06/22/2010 10:48:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 115 replies
    Fox News Channel | 6/22/10
    Just a teaser so far.
  • Dems Screaming “Drill Baby Drill”

    06/18/2010 8:21:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies · 1,256+ views
    The Stump report ^ | June 16, 2010 | William Burton
    As I live and breathe I never expected to hear Democrats aggressively urge the Obama administration to lift the bans on deep water oil drilling, but that’s exactly what’s happening. For one rare political moment in history, some well known Democrat names are not only joining in the chorus calling for less government intrusion, they are actually leading the charge. James Carville has been making the rounds and, not only is he critical of the Obama response or lack thereof, he is renouncing the moratorium on drilling, loudly. “We’re dying down here” has been his mantra, and last night on...
  • Cap-And-Trick

    06/16/2010 4:27:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 511+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 16, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: President Obama says the oil disaster proves the need to get off fossil fuels. But before we save the planet, let's save the Gulf and stop exploiting crises to deny America the energy it needs. Saving the planet is nice, but just how do we plug the hole again? With an abundance of hand gestures, the president didn't really say in his speech Tuesday night. He did say fossil fuels were bad and green energy is good, but the people of the Gulf states don't need wind turbines right now. Contrary to Obama's assertions, our "addiction" to foreign...
  • Congressman Suggests Putting “Drill Baby Drill” Supporters & Michael Steele in Prison

    06/07/2010 9:02:32 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 143 replies · 207+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 06/07/2010 | Chris Bounds
    You probably would not believe this if you did not hear it for yourself. On June 4th, Democrat Florida Congressmen Alan Grayson suggested “tracking down every single person who has said “Drill Baby Drill” and putting them all in prison…with Michael Steele” on the Stephanie Miller radio show: AudioCongressman Grayson may not actually believe in carrying out his idiotic comments literally. However, you have got to look back at when our federal government actually imprisoned thousands of AMERICAN CITIZENS during WWI and WWII – because of their race or because they spoke out against the government. Where is the media...
  • (Obama's) Killing The Drilling

    06/04/2010 7:08:42 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 63 replies · 1,353+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 4, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    The Economy: As if the latest measly numbers on our jobless recovery weren't bad enough, along comes the administration to pile disaster upon disaster by slapping a six-month ban on deep-water drilling. When President Obama visited Louisiana on May 1, he talked about the possibility that the oil gushing from BP's Deepwater Horizon well could "jeopardize the livelihoods of thousands of Americans who call this place home." Now the administration's response could jeopardize the livelihoods of tens of thousands more. In a letter sent to Obama on Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal challenged the president's decision to suspend deepwater drilling...
  • Extreme Enviros: Drill, Baby, Drill in ANWR – Now Do You Get It? - Palin

    06/02/2010 12:28:57 PM PDT · by misharu · 54 replies · 911+ views
    Facebook ^ | 06.02.10 | Sarah Palin
    Extreme Enviros: Drill, Baby, Drill in ANWR – Now Do You Get It? Today at 2:17pm This is a message to extreme “environmentalists” who hypocritically protest domestic energy production offshore and onshore. There is nothing “clean and green” about your efforts. Look, here’s the deal: when you lock up our land, you outsource jobs and opportunity away from America and into foreign countries that are making us beholden to them. Some of these countries don’t like America. Some of these countries don’t care for planet earth like we do – as evidenced by our stricter environmental standards. With your nonsensical...
  • BP succeeds in second attempt at inserting tube in damaged oil pipe

    05/16/2010 12:10:35 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 804+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 16, 2010 | Steven Mufson
    BP succeeded on Sunday in its second attempt at inserting a new tube into its damaged oil pipe that has been gushing oil from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico for three and a half weeks, according to BP and federal officials. The four-inch wide pipe was inserted into the leaking riser, from which the majority of the flow of oil is coming. If it works, it could siphon a substantial amount of the oil leaking from the damaged well into barges and tankers floating on the surface of the sea. The company's first effort late Saturday night succeeded...
  • Obama Rebounds, Leads all GOP Contenders

    05/12/2010 12:52:35 PM PDT · by yongin · 76 replies · 2,185+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | May 12, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    A month after trailing all but Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, President Barack Obama is now ahead of all four major Republican presidential candidates polled, plus a new dark horse. Obama has increased his lead over Palin from 47-45 to 50-43 since April; she is the only candidate against whom Obama has majority support. Even unknown candidate Gary Johnson, former New Mexico governor, has Obama at 46, to Johnson’s 28. Obama leads Mike Huckabee 46-45 after trailing him 47-45 last month. The president beats Gingrich 49-42; they were tied at 45 in April. Romney lags behind Obama 46-44 after beating...
  • Drilling Oil Execs For Answers

    05/11/2010 4:26:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 455+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    The BP Spill: Tuesday on Capitol Hill, oil executives were subjected to the Senate's latest show trial. Senators did not say the accident in federal waters was a federal responsibility or that nature spills more oil every day. The morning hearing by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee chaired by Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and the afternoon session before California Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environmental and Public Works Committee prove White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's dictum that a good crisis is a terrible thing to waste — especially when your goal is exploiting the Deepwater Horizon disaster...
  • Gulf Oil Spill: Washington’s Response Should Not Preclude Future Exploration

    05/05/2010 11:45:33 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 5 replies · 274+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 5, 2010 | Ben Lieberman
    America’s most serious offshore oil spill in 20 years is currently unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, and massive cleanup efforts are underway to cap the leak and contain the oil. This comes at a time when Washington had been considering expanding domestic oil production, including the Gulf and other offshore areas. For the most part, President Obama’s initial response has been sensible, calling for a freeze on any plans to allow new leasing while not interfering with ongoing energy production contracts or calling for permanent policy changes before the facts are in. No doubt, this spill can and should...
  • Obama admin exempted BP’s Gulf drilling from environmental impact study (Bush's Fault!)

    05/05/2010 9:09:50 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies · 1,156+ views
    HotAir ^ | May 5, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Obama admin exempted BP’s Gulf drilling from environmental impact study posted at 12:15 pm on May 5, 2010 by Cassy Fiano Well, isn’t this quite the twist of events. Obama was the top recipient of donations from BP in 2008, and it looks like he favored them after all. He let BP’s gulf drilling be exempt from an environmental study last year. The Interior Department exempted BP’s calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely. The...
  • Senior Republicans distance themselves from 'drill, baby, drill'

    05/04/2010 11:40:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 948+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2010 | J. Taylor Rushing
    GOP Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.) said Senate Republicans have never endorsed the phrase. Two senior Republicans on Tuesday distanced themselves from the controversial "drill, baby, drill" phrase first used by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and repeated prominently by 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Speaking in the wake of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that might have as many political repercussions as environmental ones, GOP Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona and Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas both said Senate Republicans never endorsed the phrase. And Kyl specifically avoided...
  • Obama's Katrina

    05/03/2010 6:10:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,445+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 3, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: As the Gulf Coast faced ecological disaster, the president yukked it up with White House correspondents. His Saturday radio address didn't even mention the oil spill. President Bush, call your office. Rarely has media sycophancy been on such sharp display as in the largely indifferent response to President Obama's own indifference to the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The coverage has been far different from that given to President Bush's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The White House announced Saturday morning that Obama would head to the Gulf Coast on Sunday, just a...