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#42 Jun 13, 2010
That's all this country needs is Governor Pothole and Falling Bridges to be president.
#44 Jun 14, 2010
So the party of "Drill baby drill" is now suddenly not comfortable with being bedfellows with big oil? It would seem Pawlenty is already not in lockstep with his handlers. Very ironic considering the Cheney connection in all of this as well.
Barry Hussein using the Coast Guard to shield public perception from the images of the region and limiting the press tells us how much "@ss" he's really looking to kick as well. One big party with the guise of "choice" with the Dems and Pubs.
#45 Jun 16, 2010
bp helps us americans pay our mortgages
bp helps us pay our light bill
dont be getting angry at bp when it is the fault of america
i have been to england and you and you can tell the right way
#46 Jun 16, 2010
Doing the Job Media Won't Do: Fact-checking Obama's Gulf Spill Address
Doing the Job Media Won't Do: Fact-checking Obama's Gulf Spill Address By Lachlan Markay Created 06/16/2010 - 17:12
Plenty of prominent media figures were upset with President Obama over his substandard address to the nation last night (full text ). While most are distraught, none seem to be doing what should be the essential journalistic task of the day: pointing out all of the factual misstatements the president made.
So, in absence of a serious attempt at fact-checking from the legacy media, let us undertake some of our own.
In all, the president misrepresented the federal government's--and especially his cabinet's--role in creating the conditions that led to the spill, the state of the nation's oil reserves, and his own administration's involvement with BP. Futhermore, his transition from discussing the Gulf spill to advocating "clean energy" legislation was a huge logical leap, and one that necessarily misrepresents the problems the nation faces with regard to energy.
The latter was perhaps the president's most subtle sleight of hand. He claimed the Gulf spill is "the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now. Now is the moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash America's innovation and seize control of our own destiny."
Now, if the president had stated the spill is a reminder that the nation needs to get off of oil--that disasters like this are an unfortunate, if rare consequence of harvesting crude oil--he would have had a point. But that is not what he said. He claimed the disaster underscores the need for "clean" energy, which presumably does not include coal, the dirtiest of them all. But the Gulf spill has no bearing on coal energy.
Also intended to promote the "clean energy" cause was Obama's misleading statement that "Countries like China are investing in clean energy jobs and industries that should be right here in America." In fact, as the Heritage Foundation notes , China "will account for nearly 45% of oil demand growth in the next five years, receives 70% of its energy from coal already, and is projected to nearly triple coal capacity by 2030."
Say what you will about clean energy or coal, but the president's advocacy of his own energy agenda despite the facts was unseemly and based on a fallacious argument.
Moving forward, Obama also misrepresented the state of the oil industry itself. He claimed that Americans "consume more than 20% of the world's oil, but have less than 2% of the world's oil reserves. And that's part of the reason oil companies are drilling a mile beneath the surface of the ocean - because we're running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water."
"This howler," writes John Hinderaker  at Power Line, "is a favorite canard of Democratic politicians":
As is so often the case, they are relying on the public's ignorance. Most people don't realize that in the U.S., oil isn't counted as part of our "reserves" unless it is legally available for drilling. Thus, ANWR, to take one of many examples, isn't counted toward the total "reserves." The U.S. government could cause our reserves to skyrocket overnight by opening new areas, on land and in shallow water, to drilling. But the U.S. is the only country in the world that has deliberately chosen not to develop its own energy resources. No one else is that dumb.
#47 Jun 16, 2010
Good ol Tim Palefty the Global Warming Gov. a fee is not a tax Tim run for mayor of Minneapolis not prez the tea party is not in your future.
#48 Jun 16, 2010
I love Tim. But, I don't know if he'd be a good Vice President. But, who knows, maybe Sarah Palin will pick him.
#49 Jun 16, 2010
You mean that the Tea Party disputes global warming, too? What a bunch of flakes!
The more America hears about the Tea Party, the further down their popularity goes.
#50 Jun 18, 2010
To CHUCK who apparently knows all the accounting for BP, I was merely repeating what was reported on the news. Do you really expect anyone to believe that BPs profits for all of last year were $6 billion, then you sir are misinformed and also very naive---maybe in HS.............
#51 Jun 18, 2010
Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval [Obama Down to 43%
#52 Jun 19, 2010
It the bp that gave the jobs to the out of work oil people.
they are doing more for increasing jobs than preisdnet obma did.
dont be angry at the bp. we need more companies like them
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