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Oil: Idiocy Or Conspiracy?

July 20, 2011 by  

Oil: Idiocy Or Conspiracy?

With oil priced at just two-thirds of its highs set three years ago, President Barack Obama launched yet another spend-now-pay-later program. But this time, the President has done it with something much harder to replenish than fiat dollars. He is spilling out the nation’s emergency crude oil reserves.

A year after Obama began limiting domestic petroleum exploration, he has begun siphoning off America’s last energy bulwark — the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Thirty million* barrels of oil have already been frittered away by Obama, yet oil prices are now higher and supplies are tighter than they were before these precious emergency reserves were drained away.

Obama’s actions are so blatant that I refuse to give him the benefit of the doubt. Not only is the price of crude far lower than it was in the summer of 2008, but there is no physical shortage. Just the opposite; oil inventories in June were close to historic highs. There can be no doubt, however, that they will decline. The President has choked off domestic offshore oil exploration and has refused to open up potential petroleum-rich regions like Alaska for onshore exploration.

Does the President really believe we are in a crisis now? Or does he want to make things worse by throwing away our last line of defense, the SPR?

 

Crude Oil Prices Light Crude

Last week, Congressional leaders grilled Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as to why Americans are facing rising prices even in the face of a stagnant economy. Crude oil is traded in U.S. dollars, meaning that petroleum exporters like OPEC are insisting on higher well-head prices for finite amounts of oil in a world where Washington is able to create an infinite amount of dollars. It all translates to higher prices at the pump — if not this summer, then certainly by the end of the year.

Worldwide oil supplies are not keeping pace with global demand. Emerging markets’ demand for oil is rising, while mature fields in Russia, the North Sea and Mexico start to wind down.

Congressman Bill Cassidy (R-La.) along with 26 other lawmakers, signed a letter to the President on the drawdown of the SPR. They openly question why the Administration tapped the SPR without adopting a national energy policy that will lessen America’s dependence on foreign oil. The letter begs the question: Why not develop America’s energy resources and remove regulations on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico?

The letter from those members of Congress states:

It’s time to adopt a national energy policy which develops America’s natural resources, creates jobs and lessens our dependence on foreign oil. By tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the administration acknowledged that rising gasoline costs and increased dependence on foreign oil are unacceptable. Yet, the Department of the Interior continues to delay the issuance of new permits for offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

The current energy policies damage not only Louisiana’s economy but also exacerbate America’s energy problems. The president has often expressed interest in alternative energy. These polices can be pursued without ignoring domestic energy resources and the associated good paying jobs.

Is Obama acting out of stupidity or is something more sinister going on? That’s a reasonable question, considering that the President is driving America toward an energy maelstrom.

Obama apologists argue that the President simply doesn’t know better, that he and his team of energy advisers really do believe that the draining off of America’s emergency energy reserves makes sense so that the country can afford one last summer’s trip to Nantucket.

I don’t buy that Obama is stupid, not for one second. Say what you will about the President, but he is intelligent, probably too much so for the country’s own good. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School. Ivy League universities don’t graduate dummies. I have had two friends who graduated from Yale. Both are remarkably smart.

So what does that leave us with? I believe we have a President who is pressing forward an energy policy that will backstop Saudi Arabia at any cost.

Bandar Barry

Because of the Bush family’s close relationship with the Saudi royal family, Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005, was nicknamed Bandar Bush.

And while each President since Richard Nixon has supported the House of Saud, no President before Obama has bowed so diligently and committed so much to Saudi Arabia. It seems the Saudi Kingdom dictates policy to Obama rather than the other way around.

Two years ago, another Saudi former ambassador to the United States, Turki al-Faisal, wrote an essay for Foreign Policy badgering “misguided” U.S. politicians who promote American energy independence from the Kingdom. According to the former ambassador, it is “political posturing at its worst.”

I am offended that our President would take such lectures on decency from a tribal prince living in a brutal Muslim regime.

PhillyBurbs.com had the same conclusion on July 11.

It’s not just that Obama has presided over the near-end or slow crawl of new domestic drilling. The administration has been dragging its feet on approving a game-changing new pipeline (from Canada) that would, according to a December 2010 study commissioned by the Obama administration itself, effectively eliminate our dependence on oil from Saudi Arabia…

Our dependence on, in many cases, anti-American oil — Saudi oil, Nigerian oil, Venezuelan oil and the rest — will continue to rise, transferring our remaining wealth to the stand-out Shariah states, kleptocracies [SIC] and Marxist states of the world, further entrenching that ‘oasis of interdependence and cooperation’ Saudi royals talk about. It’s the Saudi dream come true. But it’s an American nightmare.

I can’t speculate as to why the President of the United States is selling out the nation to appease Muslim oil exporters. I believe Obama’s energy policies are inconsistent with those of a President working for America’s best long-term interests.

Action to take: Obama’s policies are leading to a depreciating dollar and higher oil prices. My expectation is that within the next 18 months, crude will surpass $150 per barrel. I urge you to buy blue chip North American petroleum stocks. Suncor Energy, one of Canada’s leading oil sands producers (SU, NYSE, $39.50), remains one of my favorite picks.

In the end, all of Obama’s horses and all of Obama’s men won’t be able to put the House of Saud back together again.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers
Myers’ Energy & Gold Report

 

*Update: The original post had billion. Million is correct.

John Myers

is editor of Myers’ Energy and Gold Report. The son of C.V. Myers, the original publisher of Oilweek Magazine, John has worked with two of the world’s largest investment publishers, Phillips and Agora. He was the original editor for Outstanding Investments and has more than 20 years experience as an investment writer. John is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He has worked for Prudential Securities in Spokane, Wash., as a registered investment advisor. His office location in Calgary, Alberta, is just minutes away from the headquarters of some of the biggest players in today’s energy markets. This gives him personal access to everyone from oil CEOs to roughnecks, where he learns secrets from oil insiders he passes on to his subscribers. Plus, during his years in Spokane he cultivated a network of relationships with mining insiders in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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  • ron

    And this has never been done prior to this president? or is it that no matter what he does he has no right to sit in the big chair.Remember the last president was an MBA.

    • Jim

      “And this has never been done prior to this president? or is it that no matter what he does he has no right to sit in the big chair.Remember the last president was an MBA.” say ron

      It doesn’t matter if any President before Obama did this or not. This kind of misdirection is a waste of time. Stick with the issue!

      As to Obamas right to “…sit in the big chair.”…there quite a few reasons for Obama to be impeached! I still doubt his eligibility to have even been nominated…but, again, misdirection from the issue is a typical reaction to anyone who ‘dares’ to say Obama has done something wrong, stupid or unconstitutional!

      This brings to mind a quote of Albert Einstein…”Condemnation without investigation is the highest form of ignorance.”

      If the shoe fits…….

      • DanB

        “he has no right to sit in the big chair” My answer is yes, he has the right to sit in the big chair.

        There are questions of whether he was eligible, but if you are evaluating him based on past accomplishments then I understand why this nation is doomed to repeat history and fall into tyranny. If you are looking for someone highly educated, with a political resume you think exemplifies results in government, then you are looking for a career politician. There are tons of those around. They are also known as Republicans and Democrats, many having served multiple terms in the House or Senate. These accomplished and educated individuals vote for bigger government, lie whenever convenient to hide their agenda (which is why politicians have a reputation of lying whenever they are speaking), and many of them have traveled to foreign countries as representatives of the United States of America. Personally, I think most of their resumes stink something awful and it is a shame that the American people continue to put them back into office year after year. So if that is your qualification, then perhaps President Barack Obama was not enough of a career politician for your tastes before running.

        As for being eligible to be president, a janitor is eligible as long as few conditions are met.

        1) Natural born citizen of the United States of America.
        2) Elected to the office of President of the United States or into the chain of command thereof through a Constitutional election process.

        There is nothing in the Constitution that says you need to be a college graduate, or even grade school graduate. There is nothing in there that says you need to even pass your classes in school. No IQ minimum. No required wealth. These are all things that our political system has added. And because these litmus tests have been around longer than some of us have lived, we just assume that these are the requirements to be President of the United States of America. Would I prefer that my President graduated high school? Yes. Would I prefer that my President was at least average IQ? Yes. How about a college education? Too many progressives are ivy league graduates. It is as if they were taught how to care for the world but not how to think for themselves. Or, how to steal success but not how to earn or create success.

        Now as for Obama and his destruction of our energy sector, I think Obama is brilliant. I think what he is doing is absolutely wrong and will do far more damage to the environment, the economy, and our nation than anyone will admit to. However, Glenn Beck made a point many times of a promise early on by our now President that under his policies “energy prices will necessarily skyrocket.” Looks to me like President Obama is making good on his promises. We just don’t realize it yet. Remember, as pointed out in the article, we have not hit the worst of it. We’ve been through worse without dumping our reserves. So why dump reserves now if it didn’t make a bump in things? Because the end game is probably more important to our current administration. If they condition us to accept this dump of oil reserves now, when the situation deepens because we have halted our own drilling and exploration, won’t we keep dumping our reserves until we have no more and then when prices do indeed “necessarily skyrocket” we will have no recourse at that time. We will be helpless and at the world’s mercy, both on the oil and energy we need as well as militarily (for what do you think the strategic reserves were supposed to be for?).

        • Carole

          DanB,

          Yep, I believe you have pretty much hit the nail on the head.
          We need to be calling ALL of congress, net just our own reps. and DEMANDING they put a stop to the draining off of our SPR. There can be only one reason Obama is doing this; it is to weaken the country, and our military for the END GAME. Every word out of his mouth is a lie, and every action thus far has NOT BEEN IN THE INTEREST OF AMERICA.

          ALSO, we have a complisit CONGRESS. They have let him make them
          irrelavent. We need to get rid of more of these PROFESSIONAL POLOTICIANS. We need to get every state demand term limits…ONE (1) TERM. wE ALSO NEED TO ELIMINATE AND MAKE ILLEGAL ALL AND ANY DONATIONS FROM ANY AND ALL BUSINESSES, GROUPS, ORG., ETC. Only the FULL TIME LEGAL RESIDENTS OF EACH STATE MAY DONATE TO THEIR PARTICULAR SENATORS OR REPRESENTATIVES WITH AN ANNUAL TOTAL DONATION LIMIT OF $2500/INDIVIDUAL RESIDENT. That is the ONLY way we have ANY hope of getting representatives and senators that actually WORK FOR THEIR CONSTITUENTS. AND, MAKE LOBBYING OR ACCEPTING ANYTHING FROM A LOBBYIST A FELONY PUNISHABLE BY A MINIMUM OF 15 YRS IN PRISON.

        • JAMES

          I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION WHERE IN THE ELL ARE OUR MARINE SNIPERS WHEN WE NEED THEM. AND YES I AM TURNING RACIAL!!!!

      • P B

        Jim, you are correct this idiot does not belong in that “Big Chair” he is to much of an idiotic jerk who is selling out this country and the American people and they are to stupid to see it. I have spoken to people who thinks is doing a wonderful job. But thats from a confirmed democrap, and we all know how they lie. They already have proof he is not a citizen and he admitted the B.C he released is a fake. This guy needs to be impeached and put in jail for the biggest fraud ever pulled on the American people and this country. The democraps were behind this all the way and should be thrown out of congress and the senate. They aren’t going to impeach because they are worried about a black up rising. I say who cares they’re always crying race card anyway, so whats new? NOTHING THATS WHAT!!!

      • clearasabell

        Jim…You are correct, let’s stick to the issue. This president has been contriving a plan, with his backers, since before he took office. He has an agenda and it is not to betterment of America. It seems at this point he is just posturing himself for the next election. He is trying to find the one thing that he can use as a platform for that election, because right now he does not look good at all.

    • FreedomFighter

      You need to determine logical purpose, rational expectations of action, end result, possible risk and the X factor then you get Y.

      Y=weakening of America in an emergency if reserves are not replaced immediatly.

      Considering current world events, risk, and the X (xtreme event) factor seem way to high to deplete reserves.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • http://randall701jen@charter.net Working Man

        Don’t blame me. I voted for the old dude and the hot chick!

        • Kjunme

          me too

        • Fed up

          Ditto!

      • Wayne A.

        Same here!!!

      • http://Moreexpensive,moreunknowproblems. Lewis Munn

        Let him have his fun and pocket the proceeds and bribes. WHEN we need it, we could not get it as unions would go on strike for weeks or months! Demand higher wages for emergency service. By the time the strike got settled the emergency would be long past.

    • don

      I thought he was aN IDIOT

    • always right

      Ron, before this were were allowed to drill our own oil. We had a fall-back position.

      Let me lay this out for you: Our oil money is supporting terrorists all over the world; blackbarry’s brother muslims. By depleting our oil reserves, preventing new drilling and the Canadian pipeline, he sets us up to get SLAMMED by OPEC once the draw-down is complete, breaking the back of what is left of the U.S. economy. Further, it will pull the wheels and wings off the U.S. military abroad, leaving our troops stranded and sitting ducks for the tangos we’re supporting with our oil money. With the military stranded abroad, they can be disassembled piecemeal over time by the 0-bomb’s buddies as they will, in effect, have been abandoned by their supply line, like the German army at the Cauldron in Stalingrad, where 290,000 perished. Except this will be several “Cauldrons” at the same time, widely separated by distance from each other and an ocean away for the defenders and in the back yards of the agressors, who have the money, weapons and oil that barry, the CFR and the muslim brotherhood made sure that we purchased for them, right at their fingertips. With no economy, no military to speak of (since so much of our materiel is supporting bammy’s wars abroad, 5 of which are in support of upstart muslim Juntas), we’ll then be ready for the non-negotiable offer by the one-world caliphate, which bo n’ de ho, along with hildebeest, will immediately agree to. Done deal. The U.S. dies with a whimper, not a roar, as the what was once the world’s finest military grinds to a halt, goes to ground, then goes feral overseas. Fait accompli. This will leave Israel alone in the middle east to get whacked by iran’s or pakistan’s, or “whoever”‘s nukes.

      • Wayne A.

        You are so right! The first thing you want to do in war or anything conflict is to break the supply line, namely the fuel. Cut the fuel line and the troops don’t move.

    • JonKemp

      I find it alarming that Obama has insisted on using strategic reserves while simultaneously allowing only foreign companies to drill. The US is a hard country to bring down but Obama seems to be making every effort to make that happen. More worrisome are those with blind allegiance to Obama who use racism and other excuses to encourage his overt and systematic destruction of our country.

      • Eddie G.

        Agree with your position John,Oboy is a paid wrecking ball via George Soros,a diehard Hungarian Marxist Communist. Too bad the average voter is too stupid to intelligently vote. Oboy went Hollywood glamour as a campaign and it amazes me how people really thought he was going to pay off their mortgage and car payments so they could pay off their maxed out credit cards and go play again. They seriously thought that is what he meant by “change”! Add to that you see members of congress who’ve been around since Genesis. The stupids keep voting the same old senility back in and all are so corrupt they forgot when’s the last time they made an honest dollar. The people meanwhile believe everything the media tells them such as Sarah Palin is divorcing Todd and opening a Chicken Ranch in Searchlight,Nevada and upon retirement will give Harry Reid a job as the piano player. 2012 is going to be an interesting year with no economic improvement from the administration and Senator Mitch “Pontius Pilate Kiss Oboy’s Ass” McConnell leading the way.

      • SiliconDoc

        Hey at least he gave billions to Brazil so they could help out communazi lib bud open borders Sorros’ investment and drill the “does not exist in peak oil world” gigantic new oil find.

        Yep, the libs, nimby *******s who make certain all the dirt they supposedly oppose happens in their own secret hideaways (abortion clinics), or they pay out billions of our tax dollars to other nations to do it (abortion and oil drilling) while making it ILLEGAL for the US CITIZENS to provide for themselves.

        This is the insane lib welfare ideology extended worldwide and a master communist administration is running it. It’s like they’re the USSR except a “capitalist” regime supporting all sorts of commies and muzzie islamists because they want to play the big shot “fair ruler”, “get humble”, and get stomped into the dirt, so the new age interpretation of marzist collapse of capitalism before the new world workers commie utopia “brings endless supply and lack of want to all”. (the DUMB S***S FORGOT THAT’S WHAT CAPITALISM DOES ! )

    • Mike

      Another race card player who refuses to look objectively at the president’s inept or international actions that harm Americas. So you simply attempt to justify his actions by accusing those pointing out his actions by simply implying they are racist. You are the worst type of hypocrite.

      • JonKemp

        Huh? You sure are touchy! I simply said that Obama loyalists refuse to see Obama’s obvious undermining of the US because they accuse those who question his actions are racist.

        • Eddie G.

          Looks like “touchy” Mike is the one playing the race card Jon. I couldn’t care less if the POTUS is black,white,green,or a purple people eater,as long as he does his job as he was elected to do and that’s protect our shores,get the mail delivered,and be a competent statesman. One need not be considered racist in criticizing what this incompent Marxist boob has done to undermine this country,the constitution,and it’s institutions. If he were white,yellow,red,green,
          or orange the criticism remains the same,he’s a bum needing to be thrown out of office on his ear. Put that in your pipe Mike and smoke it!

    • paintbrushbright

      If you think about what this president has done you would come to the conclusion that his goal is to destroy capitalism as we know it. Spend away all reserves and leave the American citizen with government dependence as a last resort. Karl Marx would be proud.

      • SiliconDoc

        Well that’s exactly it. I’ve talked to students and they get marxism crammed down their throats and believe the doctrine that the collapse of capitalism will produce utopia for all.
        I’d just like to see someone ask these wackadoos in front of those they’ve indoctrinated what the heck they think will produce everything everyone needs when they finally crush capitalism, and no longer have the luxury of riding on it’s back and suckling every last drop of milk they can from all the teats.
        I just can’t quite fathom what their coup scenario fallout entails.
        Perhaps a daily job card report to the O-Central Czarbama paymaster, with returned directives for the next days people’s production and maybe a food ration 2 pieces fruit bonus and a half gallon carbon gas credit permit if quotas were met and exceeded.

    • Steve

      Yes, President Bush is an MBA. He also did not spend almost 3 Trillion dollars in 2 1/2 years, try to destroy the best health care system in the world, ruin our economy with idiotic, pointless, spending on bailouts, or dither, waffle, and make us look ridiculous throughout the world.

      Left-wing liberalism is as dead as week-old road kill and it smells just as bad. Those who back obama and his socialism are equally as brain dead and foolish.

  • DaveH

    “Is Obama acting out of stupidity or is something more sinister going on?”.
    No doubt in my mind. It’s the latter.

    • Kara

      Either is scary.

    • http://n/a Anna M

      I agree with “sinister”. Have you ever wondered why someone has not started an IMPEACHMENT? And those who made an attempt, have failed to launch it properly? I wonder about it all the time – we certainly have enough reasons and infractions to do so.

      • Kjunme

        He is only getting away with this because he is a negro and it would be politically right in the eye of the whole world to do so. I would just like to know why in the heck do we care what anybody else thinks of us.

        • SiliconDoc

          So in that case we need only white males of pure stock in elective offices that are republicans only, then we can hold them accountable.
          Yep, so it seems.
          What a wonderful ethnofeminazi twist the libtards have delivered.

    • Vic

      He’s “preparing” USA to war with Islam.

      It’s just being an islamo-communist agent he’s doing it with the perspective of the side where his loyalty belongs.

    • Marvin Chapman

      Sell low, buy high

    • Twila

      Obama is not dumb, but is being carefully orchestrated to destroy our county by moneyed interests. he has been groomed for this for a long time now, even before he came here to go to college, (which has no records that anyone knows of). George Soros is behind a lot of it, the richest man in the country, who also has many interests abroad. Read a recent Whistleblower magazine on how many companies, boards, associations he has an interest in. He pays left journalists to sit on his boards so that makes them support him and his causes in the news. He hates America and hates Jews, and is even a Jew himself. If you really want to know what is going on subscribe to the Whisleblower magazine. You will be amazed and shocked at knowing what is really going on. You will never read or hear any of this in any of the main media or on main media news. It is enough to scare your pants off. But so true!!!

    • Ellen

      Wasn’t it the Saudi royal family that got Obama into Harvard law school and paid $20 million so he could be editor of their law review? I think there were also fake Columbia credentials purchased at the same time. Obama certainly appears to be working for the Saudis, not the US. Perhaps this will finally be the cause of his impeachment, which is long overdue. As for the question about is he stupid or sinister? I believe he is both.

  • Jim

    This article reveals just how much more friendly Obama is to the Islamic nations compared to his own. I seem to remember Obama stating something about his desire to see gas prices reach a level that would be $5, $6, or even $10 a gallon (something like that).

    How many more Unconstitutional acts does Obama have to do until Congress says “Enough”! And what about you America? When will we demand “IMPEACHMENT”? America can not afford 4 more years of this Tyrant!!! If you think America just needs to give Obama more time to prove his positions………TIMES UP! FOUR YEARS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH TIME….and frankly, I’m sick and tired of this.

    Personally, I would rather never….EVER…see a Democrat or Republican in Congress or the White House ever again!

    • C130 Gunship

      Jim…..The reality is we are already paying $10.00 or more a gallon for gas but it isn’t reflected in the pump price. Here’s why I say this; Oil is currently selling right at $100.00 a barrel and after refining sells for approx. $3.50 per gallon for regular depending where you live. However, if you consider that approximately ONE THIRD of our expenditures for the military goes for the safe uninterrupted flow of oil and for the protection of the mid east oil producers, then the real cost per barrel is much closer to $300.00+ per barrel….You’re smart guy, I know you can do the math. So, to sum this up, you pay approximately on third of the ‘true’ cost of oil at the pump, more in your federal income taxes, and the balance via the national debt. Just something I want folks to ponder…….

  • pete the simian

    John,

    It’s time to go with solar cells. Cut off the oil supply vectors and then deplete any stored reserves. It’s like a siege.

    Respectfully submitted, The Royal House of Saud better start converting their dollars to precious metals.

    Solar Cells – that’s the ticket !!!

    • Les

      And your engineering degree is from???? Solar on the ground is not even a viable option, if it was we would be using it already. Look up the unit cost for fuel production and you will find that a gallon of gas is the cheapest per unit cost. Wind fits in the same category. That’s why all the wind farms are shutting down.

      The only way this works is if you squeeze gas out of the equation by making it unreasonably expensive. And that my friends is exactly what the socialists in control of our country have in store for us. Socialist typically suck at math so it is easy for them to rationalize what they are up to. But they are only doing this for our own good. – rotflmao

      Rome didn’t see it coming either….

      • DaveH

        It’s even more sinister than that. The Alternative Energy producers exist almost solely on taxpayer dollars and Government protection. Those producers are living off the consumers and taxpayers’ backs. Corporate welfare at its finest.

        • Brad

          DaveH,

          Ya think, looking at the ethanol ponzi scheme, it’s takes twice the energy (coal, natural gas or nuclear generation) just to produce one gallon of corn ethanol, plus they are getting subsidies from the, guess who, the guvment. When ethanol is added to regular gas and your vehicle was made before 2004 in time you will be replacing your entire fuel system because ethanol eats away specific rubbers due to chemical reactions from ethanol. The major kicker is that ethanol does not get the same bang for the buck as does gas so, our fuel economy suffers and the Ohmama administrations is caling for better fuel standards from auto industry. What’s next cars that aren’t strong enough to withstand a 35 mph collision becuase they are too light so they can reach that 35 mpg rating, don’t think so.

          My energy plan would encourage the drilling of our own natural resources holding 10% in reserve, producing another 50% for domestic consumption then selling the remaining 40% on the open market. In time these new and emerging renewable energy sources will mature allowing the US in time to convert to an alternate energy source for us. So, until that day happens we’re stuck with Ohmama and it’s current administration, holding us down and selling us to the highest bidder “China”.

          • Sue in New York

            AMEN, brother….well said!

      • pete the simian

        All you have to do is build your own solar panels, put them up — then free energy !!!!

        • jibbs

          pete the simian says:
          July 20, 2011 at 11:31 am
          All you have to do is build your own solar panels, put them up — then free energy !!!

          Are you smarter than a fifth grader? What you are suggesting, is noway cost effective. If it was, I would have done it already!!!

        • DaveH

          The solar panels aren’t free. Not by a long shot. They also don’t work when the sun’s not out, so to have consistent power you must have battery storage (oh the horrors, those poisonous metals) and/or get the connectors to patch into your existing electric utility when the panels aren’t working, which is most of the time.
          Pete, do you really think if it made economic sense there would need to be Government subsidies and other Government aid to get people to buy them?

          • pete the simian

            You got to adapt ! Why ? Because the government is going to make it harder for you to use cheap coal,gas and oil. And forget nuclear – Fukishima killed that off.

            Subsidies for buying solar energy products ? GREAT !!!! Think of it as a tax refund ….

        • always right

          so, simian (simpleton?) can you describe to me how your solar panels are going to power my car to get me 126 miles round trip to and from work? That’s where most our gas gets used, my friend; getting to and from work. Can you tell me how your solar panels will move 80,000 lbs of truck full of fresh produce from the central Valey of Ca. to Chicago while the produce is still fresh? How about 100,000 of those trucks? Can you explain how solar panels will move an F-18 Horent off of the deck of the USS Ronald Reagan and how the Reagan ill get from point A to point B? How many solar panels does it take to move a MRAP full of troops from a green zone to a forward patrol area and back? Where do we mount them on a CV-22 Osprey?

          • pete the simian

            Mr. Always Right,

            Are you going to pay me $$ to explain and develop all this for you ? I like you, Mr. always right, your a tight wad cheap b@st@7d like me ! But I’m not giving you any “free” technical services…. Go to the public library and figure it all out ….

            Hey, don’t blame me – blame the American voters for putting the wrong people into office.

            Wait until Obama gets re-elected !!! HA HA !! I hope you guys started building solar panels for your house by then ….

          • DaveH

            You really think anybody would pay you for your advice, Pete? Quit monkeying around.

          • pete the simian

            Yup – a Grease Monkey !!

            Have you ever thought, if nobody wants to pay, that makes my advice “priceless”….HA HA !!

    • Tony

      Pete – not just yet. While solar cells may have a spot in the future, today they cost more than the value of the energy they produce, not to mention the other problems like the sun not always shining. Even when solar cells are proposed in the Mojave desert, the enviro-mental cases pop up like woodchucks wailing about some species of rattlesnake that might be offended and the project is scuttled. We need to keep search and developing alternative sources of energy, but while we do that, we need to extract and use what we have – coal, oil, and natural gas are with us in enormous abundance. Destroying our economy to feed the House of Saud doesn’t get us where we want to go and we can’t say we’ll fall back on energy that can only provide 2% of our needs right now while scrapping sources that provide the other 98%. We have what we need – we just need an administration that allows us to go after it and use it.

      • DaveH

        The Free Markets would take care of that peacefully and efficiently. But the Greens just can’t stand it when they can’t force their agendas on the rest of us.

      • pete the simian

        Tony,

        I don’t know where you guys get your info ! The fixed cost may be higher – but you better put the solar cells up before the money disappears !

        The voters in America don’t want off shore drilling, they want to use up all the Arab oil and the strategic reserve .

        You got to be FLEXIBLE ! put up them solar panels – build them yourself and SAVE SAVE SAVE $$$$$$ !!!!!

        • jibbs

          I’ve done plenty of reseaech and more research, and calculated how much power I need to operate my home. I’ve looked at wind and solar, even if you build them yourself, the cost out weighs the return. Add in the cost of maintaining/repairing them…..you must have access to free material.

        • always right

          actually, simian, the U.S. citizens DO want drilling here at home and offshore and don’t want anymore terrorist oil. 59% in April, 11 supported more offshore drilling. 79% say we’re not doing enough at home to increase our energy supply. 52% say that finding new sources of oil are more important that cutting use. 55% oppose blackbarry’s ban on offshore drilling, including two Federal courts. All numbers are from Rasmussen. Read them and weep, sunshine.

          • pete the simian

            Always Right,

            Let’s be logical ….

            If your info was correct why did the American people (voters) elect President Obama and those people in Congress ?

            When you get down to the bottom line — the MAJORITY of AMERICANS want alternate energy solutions rather than using fossil fuels …..

            Get them solar cells up ! Or pay more for electricity and gas. That’s the conditions – it’s your individual choice right now … ADAPT or GO WITHOUT …

            I guess the age of centralized power solutions is being challenge by homegrown power solutions … but the only thing you got to worry about, as an individual, is how are you going to survive.

            Just buy them solar cells and solder them together – build your own …. save money …

          • DaveH

            If the majority of Americans wanted the Alternate Energies, they would buy them without you Liberals using Government to put a gun to their heads, or taking money from taxpayers to subsidize those Alternate Energies.

          • pete the simian

            If what you say is true -then the majority of VOTERS are LIBERAL …

    • Wyrdwolf

      Sorry Pete, but the Saudis have the biggest gold market in the world in Dubai. Tons of gold flow thru there daily. They know what’s happening with the dollar.

      • pete the simian

        I’m glad to hear that. We shouldn’t be ripping them off by inflating our currency !!!!!! That’s wrong !!!

        • always right

          so simian, they can rip us off by inflating oil proces and controlling supply, but the reverse isn’t fair? So how are things down at the mosque this week?

          • pete the simian

            Hey Always Right,

            No one forced you to buy Arab oil ….

            Why don’t you go down to the mosque and ask them how things are going, don’t forget to tell them YOU think all Arabs are crooks and thieves .. !!

    • DaveH

      Maybe you’re content with swinging through the trees after the Greens impoverish us, Pete, but I’m not. Solar cells are an eyesore. If they were economical maybe some people would put up with the eyesore. But they are far from economical.
      For people who seek knowledge, rather than politics:
      http://www.eia.gov/oiaf/aeo/electricity_generation.html

      • pete the simian

        DaveH,

        I’d rather have a FREE energy source using my own SOLAR CELLS and WINDMILL …
        Then I’ll save mucho dollars ..

        Convert the darn car to electric and plug it in – You need at least two cars – one charges during the day while you use the other ….

        Electric Cars – that’s the ticket .. charged by your own solar cells.

        • Average Joe

          “Then I’ll save mucho dollars ..”

          If you live long enough….maybe.
          I live in Florida and have been looking into alternative energy (solar and wind)for a while now. Most wind generators need at least 6-8 mph wind speed to even start producing electricty and to reach stated output, they need to be running at 12-15 mph and very few places in this country have that kind of constant wind movement (even here in Florida with all of our flat land and sea breezes the average wind speed is around 7-9 mph). Now, running a 1000 watt wind generator at those speeds I can expect to produce approximately 15%-20% of stated output….150 to 200 watts per hour).Next, you must take into consideration Wind and solar panels make DC current which need to be stored in a series of batteries or you must tie them into “the grid”. Now, if you store them in batteries, you will need a converter to change the the current from DC to AC in order to run anything in your home. If you decide to hook up to the grid, you will need a grid tie in kit, proper building permits and hire a licensed electritian to hook it all up and have the power company certify the work before you can even switch it on. Now, considering that A/C and heating units use lots of power (1500 watts plus), water heaters (750 watts plus), Mirowaves (500 watts plus) add to that all of your other appliances,light bulbs etc (even my computer has a 750 watt PSU)…..well, you can see that the offset in power doesn’t amount to a whole lot. Next, solar panels produce about 10% of the power that the wind generators produce (depending on the size of the panel of course). After figuring out what I would need to run my home, a very small home by most standards(Approx. 1000 sq.ft.), I will need 3x 1000 watt wind generators and about 3/4 of an acre of solar panels and at the low,low price of about $30k installed and tied into the grid. Somehow this just not seem cost effective when you consider that I am 55 years old, my home is paid for and I really can’t see taking out a mortgage on the house….when I’ll probably be dead long before I pay off the $30K….plus the interest.You might want to do a bit more research on the feasibility and cost effectiveness of such an undertaking….before you set yourself up for a major disappointment in reality vs. noble endeavor.
          As for me, I am going to buy one 1000 watt unit at a time until I have three (over the next two years at a cost of around $7500 [grid tied] ), which should bring my electric bill down by about $40-$50 per month….but I will not even consider the solar panels since they really are not cost effective (pay out vs energy produced).
          I just thought that I would pass along my own investigations into alternative energy.

          • pete the simian

            Average Joe,

            Don’t buy – build !!!

            Forget hooking it up to a power grid – get some batteries …..

            Take your time soldering all them solar cells together – it’s time consuming work …

          • pete the simian

            Average Joe,

            Sell the house and move …

            Go shopping for some land where the zoning rules, taxes and permit crap are more lax !
            Put a nice low cost Mobile Home and all the solar cells you can build. Get like 5 – 10 acres of land – you could devote an acre to solar cells…..and also raise some pigs and chickens – maybe a large vegetable garden !!!

            Hey man … Life is simpler than you think … Voters and politicians make it harder …

          • Average Joe

            pete the simian ,

            Why on earth would I sell the house, it’s paid for? Who would I sell it to, nobody is buying?Besides, housing prices are still too inflated in price for me to get someting comparable to what I already own…..and I already own (paid for) 5 pieces of property in 2 states, the largest is 86.5 acres and the smallest is 2.5 acres (with houses on 3 of them them) and I happen to like where I am living right now.
            Have you looked at the housing market or the economy lately?Being a Land Surveyor by trade, I am betting that I have a little bit better understanding of the housing market in my area than you do. Besides, I have enough land to put the panels on…but they are not cost effective…..believe it or not…I’ve done my research…as stated above. Thanks for your imput though.

          • pete the simian

            Average Joe,

            Sounds like you are doing good ! Who is your Real Estate Guru ?

        • DaveH

          The only thing Free here is your speech, Pete. Did you even read the article I linked to? Some day if the oil and natural gas run out, we may have no choice but to spend more and go with solar power, or wind generators. But right now it’s uneconomical and would send our country further down the road to poverty to force the issue. When that day comes, people would buy those alternative energies willingly without the Force of the Greenies.
          By the way, using your logic, driving across country would be Free also, if we could get somebody to buy us the car, the oil, and the gasoline.
          This is what one man thinks the Environmental movement is all about, and I agree:
          http://mises.org/daily/4725/The-Decivilizing-Effects-of-Government

        • always right

          “convert the car to electric”. Ok simian, give me a cost breakdown, a local shop that will do that, the money to do that…oh and, this car needs a 400 mile range @ 70 MPH like my current (no pun intended)vehicles and off-road abilities, as well as the ability to tow a trailer and run an electric winch off of a self-regenerating internal power source, as winches have an enormous electrical draw. I’m in the Victor Valley area of California and will glady take you referral to a local shop, along with your money to do the conversion.

          (Listens to the cricket chirrrping)

          Has it occurred to you that not everybody liveS in NY city? Some of us actually live out in God’s country, most of it a long way from a handy outlet.

          • Average Joe

            Here’s an eye opener…if you haven’t seen this….
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=369h-SEBXd8

          • pete the simian

            Always Right,

            What do you drive a mega pickup truck to get back and forth to work ? With a winch ? and you commute over a 100 miles a day ? HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!

            Your gas bills must be astronomical – you can afford that ?? Man, are you mentally challenged!!!

          • DaveH

            As usual, the Liberal can’t support his agenda, so instead he launches the adolescent technique of personal attacks. When are you guys going to grow up?

          • pete the simian

            DaveH,

            Like I’m going to do Technical Work for Free !1! HA HA HA !!

            Nice try you two !!! You two are like Tom Sawyer whiewashing a wooden fence …

    • Lin

      You can explore whatever you want be in reality we have to start drilling. Its been proven over and over again we have plenty of oil right here in America. Why doesn’t this bum let us drill? Tell the damn enviromentalist we are sick of them putting a damned endangered owl or smelt fish above drilling for oil or growing our food! This is outrageous. Right here in California they have stopped farming on some of the richest farm land in America because some a–hole enviromentalist found smelt fish in the water pipes. So now all growing of our food has stopped there. Bet it won’t be long before they use that beautiful rich soil to build houses on for what? More Illegals, more muslims to come here? Palin was right! DRILL BABY, DRILL.

      • pete the simian

        Lin,

        Dust Bowl city,dude !!!

        • kb says

          I can’t believe anyone is wasting time replying to simian. He’s just an OBOT taunting you with foolishness. He doesn’t mean anything he’s saying and you’re all trying to reason with him like he’s serious. Wake up and smell the troll.

  • s c

    ‘The Bummer doesn’t know any better,’ ‘Ivy League schools don’t graduate dummies,’ he’s selling out the nation,’ and the Bummer did say ‘we’re running out of time.’
    Add all of this insanity together, and we have
    exactly what it sounds like. And his jockstrapping
    supporters can’t get enough of this guy’s mobile, galloping insanity.
    He truly doesn’t know any better, because he’s doing what he’s been told to do by his masters (via his handler). Sorry, but Ivy League schools CAN turn out dummies. Selling out the nation is but one of his “duties” as a false prez.
    He’s giving America ‘something for everyone,’ and that’s a fact. However, he’s also doing all this (and more) with Prozac methods instead of hot, black coffee. Haavid, it seems, is devolving.
    Now, if this prez could walk on water, raise the dead or turn water into wine, perhaps we’d have a reason to get behind him. He can’t even read from that half-assed teleprompter, and so it would be worse than illogical to expect good results from someone who combines mankind’s worst behavior with a hatred of America that he’s known since he was a brat.
    I doubt if what passes for a ‘prez’ could make it at a DMV or as a doorgreeter at a WalMart. Thanks for NOTHING, you herds of inbred voters who won’t admit you’re ultraliberal progressives – and worse. Prepare to lock and load, and use banana clips.

    • Cribster

      I couldn’t agree more SC. Oblahblah is a complete waste of flesh. I can’t imagine him changing a tire, hammering a nail, the thought of him splitting fire wood makes me laugh. He would probably tweak his dainty little wrists.

      Even his “community service” in the past was nothing more than agitating, conning and butt kissing.

      Dumbass has been propped up his entire life.

      Many people are starting to see the phoney for what he is.

    • ValDM

      sc,
      We have no evidence the O-boy even attended an Ivy League school, much less graduated from one. None of his “classmates” remember him, nor have we seen his trans-scripts or Diplomas. If he attended such schools, it had to have been in his ectoplasmic state, because there certainly is no proof he was a student at ANY of the schools he claims he attended.

      • sybucket

        Right….maybe he dosn’t even exist at all and is just smoke and mirrors.
        In my opinion the man does not deserve to be president, but the hatred is going a bit far. First there are those who denie he was born American and now ther are those who denie he even got a college education….Give me a brake.

        • Average Joe

          “Give me a brake” (?)

          Shoes or pads? Make and model?…or did you mean break? In which case, arm, leg or neck?….your choice.

          See, I’mm easy to get along with ;)

        • jibbs

          sybucket says:
          July 20, 2011 at 11:22 am
          Right….maybe he dosn’t even exist at all and is just smoke and mirrors.
          In my opinion the man does not deserve to be president, but the hatred is going a bit far. First there are those who denie he was born American and now ther are those who denie he even got a college education….Give me a brake.

          **********************************************************************

          Well, atleast we have offered plenty of proof in other blogs on here, what do you have to back up what you say…put your money where your mouth is! obama is nothing more than a fools fool. Any links ?

          • Twila

            Good research Gibbs. But I wish it had put in it to do away with the IRS completely and invoke a flat tax for everyone to have to pay some, the 45% plus who pay nothing now. No wonder we are going broke. I like the prioritize the repayment of the national debt, too. Congress also should stop Obama from going through our national strategic oil reserve when there is no emergency. He has already gone through a third of it for no reason other than to harm the economy more. When are we ever going to get rid of this treasonous monster? four more years and there sill be no country left.Congress should launch an investigation into all the unconstitutional things he has done and to impeach him. It makes what Nixon did Child’s play. And talk about cover up that is an every day occurrence with this administration.

  • Handyman

    Obozo is the enemy of this United States of America!

  • Master Gunny

    The Messiah in the White House assumes that he can bend light and events to his own liking. “The One” speaks and the rest of us should only respond in obiesence.

    Oil is the literally the propellent that drives this nation, it’s economy and it’s people. To tinker with the oil markets solely for political reasons (and no other explanation fits the facts) is not just immoral it is counterproductive. In spite of his own high opinion of himself Barry cannot defy the laws of gravity or economics. His decisions assume that he can control events across the globe and that is the apogy of arrogance. All it will take is another major natural disaster to spin this nation into chaos. Another Katrina in the Gulf or “the big one” in California and this nation will unravel.

    • RKC

      Well said.

  • http://paulitics.us Paul Coonan

    Correction. Obama did not release 30 billion barrels, with a ‘B’, he only released 30 million, with an ‘M.’

    The US consumes about 20 million barrels a day so it is clear to see why the action taken by Obama has done nothing. It was like throwing a drop of water at a raging forest fire, however the WA Post put out an article and labeled it as “Breaking News” as if it was newsworthy at all.

    It was obviously for political gain where most sheeple would see the large 30 million number and assume that is was a lot when in reality, like I said, it was throwing a drop of water at a raging forest fire.

    • John Myers

      Dear Paul and Readers,
      Sorry about the error. correct. the number is 30 million bbls.
      Best,

      John Myers

      • Iris

        I would humbly like to point out another error. You assume that ‘smart’ and ‘knowledgeable’ are interchangeable. ‘Smart’ usually means the ability to learn. Doesn’t mean you WILL learn a damn thing. I have known many highly intelligent people who were lazy and dumb as a rock. As a graduate of Barnard and a Mensa member (at one time), I have met the ‘upper’ class and find them often to be supercilious idiots.

    • pegasis

      Yes, it was 30 million, but the kicker is, he didn’t release it for U.S. consumption, he released it for foriegn consumption on the anouncemenmt from a foriegn national, and without consulting anyone. This ‘President” follows the directives, orders, mandates of foreign government/agencies, and totally ignores the PEOPLE of the U.S., as well as ignoring and/or twisting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to suit his own agenda.

  • ED FOUTS

    THE BOW BOY OBAMA IS A USELESS POS HE IS DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY
    WE MUST GET RID OF THIS TRASH FROM THE WHITE HOUSE AND IT STINKS
    BAD IN THE HOUSE, VOTE OUT THIS POS AND DEPORT BACK TO KENYA

    • Chris

      Sounds just a little bit like Ed Fouts is a bigot with a LARGE B.

      • J.M.R.

        well said ED if thats what a bigot is i will stand with you as i’m sick and tired of the [offensive word removed] that afaid to call it what it is

        • Kinetic1

          bigot [ˈbɪgət]
          n
          A person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp on religion, politics, or race

          One who is strongly partial to one’s own group.

          A word not used often enough to describe many of those who opine on this site.

          • Dan az

            Kenny boy
            I would would rather be called a bigot than a moron liberal anyday!!!!
            The fact that one can sit there and defend such a bigot racist lying half breed is so ignorant that it defies logic!!!!A Marxist in house destroying the only free society and You defend what he has and is doing to make this a muslim country.Why don’t you just go there instead if you want that kind of country?Oh ya its not free.What are you going to do when its not free here anymore?BTW which half of this half breed are we being a bigot the white side?When the blacks finally figure our that this jerk is not on their side,I bet even money that he will be calling them racist because he’s white or mullatto.So stop using the race card that is just BS and you know it.Why not instead just see him for what he really is and that is he is and always was a muslim and puppet and loves to look at everyone’s shoes!

          • DaveH

            Are you kidding, Kinetic? Maybe you aren’t so bad, but most of your crowd who post on here are staunch zealots who will turn their principles on a dime depending on what their party is advocating at the moment.

          • Capitalist at Birth

            Stick to the facts. What exactly, is your point. You added nothing to the debate only hurling supposed insults.

          • libertytrain

            yes,kinetic you are correct and your posts fit that description as well.

          • Average Joe

            You can call me anything you want…except late for dinner ;)

            Actually we are all bigots to some extent….we all cling to “our” groups, ideals ect……So I ‘m guessing that the correct definition would be everyone and every living thing…since everyone and every living thing clings to their own in one way or another…..just sayin’.

      • Shucksters

        Offensive post removed

  • Brad

    What Ohmama’s administration has done was drop the price of gas .20 cents to apease the nation. Draining the SPR is tantamount to treason if the nation can’t recover that oil through our resources then we may be doomed. Today, this country has more untapped oil in the ground then all the middle east and OPEC combined and the greenies/ohmama administration are willing to let the US bleed itself dry.

    By tapping into said oil will create probably millions of new jobs nationaly, then selling the oil on the open market will allow the US to pay down the national debt. On another note revenues to the US treasury will increase with added new jobs to include a plethera of other taxes coming into the treasury i.e., ss, medicare/medicade and the list goes on. The national geological society has already determined there’s approximately 100 year’s worth of oil and natural gas still in the ground, we need an administration willing to get this country moving again instead of turning us into the worlds largest third world country!

    • http://NA SPARKY SAYS

      The more jobs will be 90% government and 10% oilrelated

    • DaveH

      The best way they can get this economy going again is to get out of the way, and let the consumers decide who survives and who fails.

      • jibbs

        I agree 100% DaveH….High Five!!!

    • jibbs

      obama adm. did not lower fuel by twenty cents, it was already comming down in price. Besides, he only released about 1 1/3 days worth of fuel…..that doe’s not equal a .20 cent drop. Oil prices started rising a day or two later.

      • Brad

        jibbs,

        you are right but with the drop in gas prices that’s what Ohmama and his administration will key in on, saving you and I at the pump. Yes you are also right, the day after he released 30 million barrels from the SPR the price of oil did jump. It’s my belief he did it as a political ploy to boost his numbers because what good did the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the SPR really do?

  • Patticake

    Every day it’s something else… this man is destroying America from the inside. Why don’t we impeach him??? I just don’t get it – what are we waiting for? This traitor has done more harm to our great country than all past presidents put together. Get him out of the White House while we still have a chance to survive. If we don’t and he finishes bankrupting us, how will we explain our lack of action to our kids and grandkids? Impeach obama NOW!! and get the rest of those fools out of congress!

    • Kinetic1

      Patticake,
      Please provide us with a honest, reliable, provable and responsible list of impeachable crimes that Washington might address. I understand that you don’t like President Obama. I understand that, while the majority of those in power have put aside claims that he is not an American or is not American enough you are still clinging to the belief that he is Kenyan or Indonesian. I even understand how you can feel betrayed by his willingness to bow to foreign leaders and apologize for the actions of the last administration, but frustrating as it may be I don’t see where you have a legal leg to stand on when it comes to impeachment.

      • DaveH

        Nobody is impeachable if you just keep your blinders on tight. But Obama has been stepping all over the rule of law. This country was established on the Principle that no man is above the law, not even the president. While Obama is certainly not the first, there comes a time when people must stand up and correct the trampling of our country’s laws by power-hungry leaders.
        List of Obama impeachable offenses:
        http://www.larouchepac.com/node/18710

        • Brad

          DaveH,

          Lets make it easy for all to see.

          * Most recent is his flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Resolution by deploying U.S. armed forces and conducting war against Libya without Congressional authorization or a declaration of war. Indeed, Obama has insisted that a United Nations resolution authorizing “humanitarian intervention” is a higher authority than the United States Constitution.

          * Already in April 2009, Obama was engaging in actions to destroy the sovereignty of the United States, when, at the London G20 meeting, he agreed to actions, including the expansion of “Special Drawing Rights,” which gave the International Monetary Fund increased power over the economy of the United States and other sovereign nations.

          * Obama’s shutdown and destruction of the NASA manned space flight program, on behalf of the British, was what triggered Lyndon LaRouche’s first formal call for the impeachment of Obama, in February 2010.

          * Obama’s health-care plan, modeled on Hitler’s T-4 policy, in its scheme to deny medical care and treatment to certain categories of people, constitutes a crime against humanity under the Nuremberg Principles to which the United States is bound by law and treaty.

          * Obama’s violation of the separation of powers, by means of unilateral executive actions, in violation of U.S. law including treaty law, has exceeded even that of George W. Bush and Cheney in many respects.

          * He has continued the use of signing statements, and has made dozens of appointments of special “czars” and recess appointments, to circumvent Congressional oversight and the Senate confirmation process.

          * He has expanded domestic surveillance and wiretapping, has continued the use of abusive detentions and interrogations of prisoners taken in the “war on terror,” and he has expanded the use of targeted assassinations, including claiming the right to kill American citizens abroad without any due process.

          * He has effectively legalized torture and prisoner abuse in violation of U.S. law and treaty obligations, by directing his Justice Department to cover up hundreds of cases of abuse and torture and even deaths, from the Bush-Cheney years.

          * Most recently discovered Obama is using a Connecticut SSN when he was allegidly legaly born in Hawaii and it’s been determined his LBC had been forged which in itself is a felony.

          The rest of you libs out there try refutting all the charges, please try!

      • Dan az

        To not respond to the libtards would be letting them know that its time for them to give up disrupting our forum with blatant lies and stupidity.I know its hard because they never bring the facts and we just want to prove them wrong but it is their way of disrupting every article there is, and they are like a mosquito that just wont go away.Every day the same crap from them and I have grown tired of them so please lets just ignore them.When you see their name just skip them and stay on subject Know matter how fun it is to marginalize their stupidity.

        • JeffH

          Big Brother Dan, sounds like a plan… :)

        • Kinetic1

          Dan AZ,
          “… just skip them and stay on subject…”
          The subject is the Obama administrations decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the national reserve. The article asks the question “Is Obama acting out of stupidity or is something more sinister going on?”.

          “Vic” says Obama is an an islamo-communist preparing USA to war with Islam.
          “s c” Takes off on Obama’s education, his ability to walk on water and his qualifications as a Walmart greeter.
          “Ed Fouts” writes “VOTE OUT THIS POS AND DEPORT BACK TO KENYA IN
          THE MONKEY JUNGLE WHERE HE BELONGS”
          And when “patticake” calls for impeachment I ask what legitimate charges she has.
          So I’m the one who took us “off subject”?

          As long as we’re “off subject”
          “…Know[sic] matter how fun it is to marginalize their stupidity.” How much fun is marginalizing someone’s stupidity?

          Know matter how fun it is to marginalize their stupidity.

        • Average Joe

          WTF is this? “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.”

          I have posted 5 comments since 12:53 PM…..are we now limited on number of messages we can post? Thanks for wasting 20-30 minutes of time composing a reasonable reply…..since my post went out into La La land…never to be seen again.

          Dan, like you , I am tired of the lack of discussion on the boards (not just here….but everywhere)…because we can’t seem to get past our narcissistic inner selves….we all must be right on every issue…facts be damned.
          As Douglas Adams stated, “I don’t believe it. Prove it to me and I still won’t believe it!”…We can’t see the truth….because our egos won’t allow it.
          Debate is good…vitrol and hate is not.

          I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
          Robert A. Heinlein

          • libertytrain

            I think there’s a problem with the site at the moment – a few people seem to be having the same problem

          • Average Joe

            libertytrain,
            Thanks for the heads up….it isn’t any less frustrating…but at least understandable.

      • Jim Cumber

        TRY TREASON! See Article II, Section 4 and Article III, Section 3 of the US Constitution. SPECIFIC PARTICULARS: 1) in a speech in Cairo, Egypt, on 04 Jun of 2009, he promised to change the US Internal Revenue Code to permit Muslims living in America to pay Zakat, with a tax deduction, which is the Muslim “alms” tax (Shari’ah Law) which is 2.5% of one’s income per year, which is divided into 8 equal parts. Part 7 provides funds for Muslims fighting Jihad! This is “levying War against the United States” and “adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.” BTW, Treason is a capital offense, with execution by hanging or firing squad! 2) Seeking to convert the United States into a “fundamentalist Islamic State” abiding by strict, “Shari’ah Law” through his “Obamacare” Health Law. On page 107 of the Obamacare Law, it provides for Islamic “Jizya” Tax, which is part of “Dhimmitude”: attempts to force conversions to Islam by punitive taxation, of non-Muslims in a State following it’s conquest by Jihad! Christians must pay the Obamacare tax, but Muslims are granted a “religious exemption” from the Obamacare Tax! By thus violating his Constitutional Oath of Office (abolishing First Amendment Freedom of Religion) he is also committing Treason: giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy and Levying War against the United States.

    • Molly

      Let’s set a date to go to Washington DC and tell Obama and all politicans that don’t want to abide by the CONSTITUTION to LEAVE.
      It is obvious from the comments in this discussion that millions of
      Americans with common sense could step in immediately and stop the demise of our country! What better way to get a New Congress of true Americans on an immediate basis. Why are we allowing our government to continue to run our lives? The Government gives us nothing, they
      are only redistributing what they take from us. If we have sense enough to produce it, we have sense enough to know how to properly use it.

      • jibbs

        Molly says:
        July 20, 2011 at 9:50 am
        Let’s set a date to go to Washington DC and tell Obama and all politicans that don’t want to abide by the CONSTITUTION to LEAVE.
        It is obvious from the comments in this discussion that millions of
        Americans with common sense could step in immediately and stop the demise of our country! What better way to get a New Congress of true Americans on an immediate basis. Why are we allowing our government to continue to run our lives? The Government gives us nothing, they
        are only redistributing what they take from us. If we have sense enough to produce it, we have sense enough to know how to properly use it
        **********************************************************************

        Set a date and build a web site to inform people of the place and time, plus information as to the nature of what you want to achive. I would also include a code of conduct to fend off chaos.

  • Leona

    I chose: something sinister going on

  • John

    Maybe we should start a voter rebellion. How about a slogan that says ” If fuel remains more than 2.00 per gallon, longer than 30 days, all elected officials are fired and we have new elections” or If fuel at the pump is more than 2.00per gallon, every 30days all federal employees must return 10% of thier net income to the people due to mismanagement, and incompentence in doing thier jobs. It is time that we stop paying for sub-standard work from elected officials and thier employees. Having worked in the Oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico, and knowing where there are capped off wells that would take less than 30 days to open and start producing crude, the entire country is being shortchanged by our polititcians. Oh and for the people who believe the message from enviromentelist that we are running out of oil, you are right, according to studies that are kept secret, the oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico will run dry in a little over 700years at our current useage.

    • Tony

      John. No need. 2012 is coming – dangerously late, but it’s coming. Get out there as promote a commitment that ALL who are up for re-election that have been in DC more than 6 years have to go. The only exception would be those that have a sterling record that demonstrates their knowledge of our Constitution and adherence to it. ALL – they simply have to go, left or right, red jacket or blue – it doesn’t matter. The water of the Potomac is obviously poisoned with something that eradicated common sense. Anyone there that thinks they’re smarter than our founders need professional help. They also need a career change. Help them make that happen in 2012.

    • jibbs

      If he worked in the private sector, he would have been fired within the first 30 days.

  • enufisenuf

    Why is the Crumb in Chief allowed to sell the reserves off?? It is my understanding that is to be tapped in time of war and or national disaster. But this fool is bleeding the thing dry for why. Is he stupid yes, and is he up to something – yes. I felt the day he got voted in we were giving the keys to this country to bin Laden and Alqeida and militant muslums and with the building of mosques and now the court systems supporting and trying to enforce sharia law it looks like this poor country is going down that road –
    Like Patticake said he has to be taken out of office along with the rest of the useless baggage this government now has otherwise everyone better get used to bowing down in the streets at noon and wearing a towel on your head

    • Kinetic1

      enufisenuf,
      “bleeding the thing dry “? Really? The nation’s oil reserves have a capacity of 706 million gallons. President Obama released aprox. 30 million, less than 5% of the current reserve. So by your assessment the blood bank is bleeding me dry when they take 1 of the 10.25 pints of blood in my body.

      So, what did Republicans have to say when Bush released 20 million gallons to reduce prices in 2008?

      Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., called tapping the reserve an “acceptable short-term proposal,”

      Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn. said (President Bush) “could take 25 percent of the (reserve) and throw it on the market, and that would effectively stop (oil) speculation,” “Even though it’s a short-term infusion, it would be such a shot in the arm to supply that prices would come down.”

      Nothing about him “bleeding the thing dry”?

      • DaveH

        “The nation’s oil reserves have a capacity of 706 million gallons.”?
        There goes your credibility, Kinetic:
        http://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/reserves/spr/index.html

        Do you even know the difference between a gallon and a barrel?

        • Kinetic1

          DaveH,
          Yep, you caught me in a typo. I apologize for not paying closer attention. You are correct, it should have been barrels and not gallons, and your site gives a slightly larger capacity than mine, but it doesn’t change the fact that 30 million barrels is not “bleeding the thing dry”. In fact it only strengthens my point, but good on you for catching my slip.

          • DaveH

            Kinetic,
            You further weaken your credibility by claiming a whole word repeated twice in your comment is a typo. Come on, Kinetic, tighten it up.

        • Kinetic1

          DaveH,
          By the by, why didn’t you question Mr. Myers’ credibility?

          • JeffH

            Kinetic1, no reason to question Mr. Meyer credibility. If you care to, please do it yourself.

          • DaveH

            It’s no secret, Kinetic, that I dislike Liberals. Maybe if you guys could start using more facts, less conjecture, and less manipulative tactics, I wouldn’t feel the need to correct you.

    • Jim Cumber

      It is NOT a “towel”: it is a “sheet”. You CANNOT, therefore, refer to Muslims as “Towelheads”. HOWEVER, you CAN refer to them as “Sheetheads!” ;D

      • JeffH

        :)

  • Leona

    something sinister BEEN going on, for many, many, many years. And the repukes and dems have all been in on the same game…

    vote Ron Paul 2012, if there is ANY chance outside of an actual revolution, it’s going to be through him.

    • DaveH

      Ron Paul doesn’t advocate violence, Leona. But yes, let’s vote for Ron Paul. With the exception of Gary Johnson, the rest of the candidates would just take us further down the road to destruction.

  • Leona

    …but I think we are screwed honestly, it’s too late now, we’ve been asleep too long.

  • http://msn.com James Smith

    I believe he is a muslim and could care less about the American people.He would rather bow to another nation than take care of the United States.What ever happened to By the PEOPLE for the people? It is now by the gov. for the gov. I truly am disapointed in our government,actually ASHAMED.
    Thanks JJS

  • AJ

    Yes it does seem that Obama is very friendly to the Islamic nations compared to his own. There are rumblings that he is a Muslum Brotherhood plant. One things for sure, he has an agenda and he is following it to a tee. When it’s all over you can bet that Gorgy Schwartz will have his pockets over flowing with money. Oh I mean George Sorrass.

  • Dsang1

    I said this the minute he said he was releasing from our oil reserves. He has no intention of replacing it. He has to put this country on its knees in order to become a dictator and he has to do it before 2012! Things will begin to unravel even faster as we get closer to the election. I get tired of the media giving him the benefit of doubt as to what his reasons are. (or is he just dumb.. no he is not!)

    ALLEN WEST for PRESIDENT! He can restore dignity to this Nation… if it can be saved. We all need to be ready to fight for what we believe in if it comes to that.

  • Bootsaddle

    We only have his claims of being a graduate of Harvard and Yale. The Universities themselves will not release any records attesting to that claim (of course, the universities also will not let US Military Recruiting offices have a presence on their campuses). No other students in either Harvard or Yale remember him – not even the class leaders (who were in the very same classes Obama claims to have attended). The only higher education I have seen verified was to Occidental College under the name of Barry Soetoro (as stated on his application for Foreign Aid to attend the college and a citizen of Indonesia) Obama is, verifiably, using another man’s social security number and an attorney recently uncovered records of a name change that took place in British Columbia, Canada. The name was changed to Barack Hussein Obama. Give me a break – this guy is taking marching orders from someone else (probably George Soros and his minions) to assist them in their attempt to institute Global Governance. In my opinion his hatred for this country is a primary factor for his complicity in what I personally believe is seditious activity. It may be possible for a group of people to get an attorney and sue him for taxation without representation – since he is circumventing our Congress to institute policies which are harmful to our nation and has gone against our Constitution to do so. He needs to have an “opportuntity” to defend his actions, if he can.

    • Kinetic1

      Bootsaddle,
      Homework man, homework. The “AP” story that claims “The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.” was printed on April 1st, 2009. The AP has no records of this story and according to their representative,

      “The story purported to be from The Associated Press on April 1 is fake.”

      Why do you folks continue to cling to an April fools joke as proof? And who’s SS# is Obama using? Is it Jean Ludwig who died in 1981 in Honolulu HI.? His number started with 045, but Nancy McKiernen, who made this claim on her site “Tea Party Brewing: A Place for Patriots” claims that Obama’s starts with 042? How about the fact that the group credited with getting the information through the freedom of information act, “Americans for Freedom of Information” did not exist at the time? Here’s a press release from May 6, 2008,

      “”Americans for Freedom of Information” May 6: We are the Americans for Freedom of Information. We are a fictitious group of individuals; i.e. we do not exist. And yet, for a nonexistent organization we wield great power and knowledge! O Yea, Verily. OK, actually, not verily at all. Anti-verily, as a matter of an utter lack of fact.”

      Again, why do you cling to these “facts” when they have been so thoroughly discredited?

      “..recently uncovered records of a name change that took place in British Columbia, Canada.”?
      Maybe you neglected to read this from birtherreport.com
      [http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/attorney-stephen-pidgeon-found-record.html]

      “Dr. Corsi: Pidgeon’s name change in Canada hoax traces back to this German website that is still pushing the fake Kenyan birth certificate that Obama supporters two years ago admitted forging in order to embarrass those of us challenging Obama eligibility. Don’t fall for Pidgeon’s ruse without verification from the Canadian provincial government that will never come.”

      Just one discredited report after another.

      • DaveH

        Yada, Yada, Yada.
        Would you hire an employee, Kinetic, who would not reveal anything about himself to you? I wouldn’t. Certainly the most powerful man in the country should not have such an opaque past:
        http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1424/-The-Case-Against-Barack-Hussein-Obama.aspx

        • DaveH

          Most importantly, it is extremely hard for me to believe that any man, who has gotten as far as Obama has, could be so extremely economically ignorant. I suspect, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Obama and crew are purposely ripping off the citizens of this country, while double-speaking to those who are indeed ignorant to gain their support. He is the lowest form of Politician.

        • Kinetic1

          DaveH,
          You do enjoy making me work, don’t you. Another fine link full of the birther stories that members of this site love to quote. Let’s look at a few of the listed items in “The Case Against Barack Hussein Obama”;
          1) There’s no question about President Obama’s fathers nationality, so let’s skip this.
          2) The law suggesting that his mother was “too young” is immigration law and would only apply if he were born outside of the U.S., so you would have to prove he was not born in Hawaii for this to be of any consequence.
          3) If you were to listen to the interview of Obama’s Grandmother you might note that the translator makes it clear that she has misunderstood the question to ask where she was at the time of his birth. Many of the claims made in this document link to articles that suggest that no one can recall his being born in Hawaii, but that is not true. In January of 2009, Barbara Nelson, a teacher at the time of his birth shared her recollection of a conversation she had had with the doctor who delivered the young Obama. In fact, her recollection answers several claims since 10 years after his birth she was a teacher at the prep school where Obama was a student.
          9) “Circa 1967 Stanley Ann Dunham married an Indonesian Muslim named Lolo Soetoro” Much is made of this marriage and the subsequent Indonesian adoption of young Barack. The assumption is that, due to his adoption he became an Indonesian citizen or carried dual citizenship, either of which would disqualify him. Based on information acquired from the U.S. Government that I have pointed out several times, the U.S. does not recognize foreign adoptions as an end to citizenship. In fact, it does not recognize a parent’s right to denounce citizenship in the name of a child. The argument that dual citizenship is a deal buster is moot since the U.S. does not recognize anything other than the original American citizenship in cases such as this.
          And on and on it goes.
          13) There is indeed a Gary Kreep from the U.S. Justice Foundation, but he has stated that there was no subpoena and that it’s all a hoax.
          14) in essence, no one at Columbia university remembers Obama. That is except for 2 room mates, teachers and those who may have read the piece he wrote for a school magazine called the Sundial. And then there’s the student directory where he was listed, with his address.
          16) Obama has not released his medical records. As a candidate, Obama’s doctor offered up a synopsis of his health saying that, aside from his attempt to quit smoking there was nothing unusual to report. He gave a few details (*Triglycerides of 44(normal under 150), cholesterol 173 (normal under 200), HDL 68 (normal over 40), and LDL 96 (normal under 130). Chem 24, urinalysis and CBC were normal, PSA was 0.6, very good. An EKG was normal.) and let it go at that. Do we really need more?

          I agree, it seems odd that there are no records of his parents marriage or divorce. I suppose they may never have been married, but that is of no concern to me. And it does bother me that Stanley Ann’s repatriation records are nowhere to be found, but given that Barack’s American citizenship was never renounced I don’t see the issue here. Sure, I question why President Obama has not released some of the records just to shut people like you up, but at the same time why do we need to see his grade school reports? Why do I care what grades he received at Columbia? And even if he did release all the records in question, recent history shows us that birthers would not accept them as real, so what’s the point? Well, that’s another couple of hours wasted on this clap trap, but at least you can’t say that I refuse to seriously look into your claims.

  • LAW2

    I have lived in two oil producing states, Wyoming and Montana, and have witnessed for myself the current oil boom going on in North Dakota, and while gas prices are the same here as elsewhere the effects of this recession are much less noticible in states with strong energy sectors. These are, for sure, dirty, dangerous, and physically demanding jobs out in the oilfields. However, those jobs really support the rest of the economy. The retail stores, bars & resturaunts, motels are all busy. People are holding on to their regular jobs and McDonalds is starting pay at $10.00 per hour and having trouble filling positions because anyone that can pass a drug test is working at $30 per hour in the gas and oil fields. How much longer this will be true is difficult to guage because alot of the oil & gas mineral rights in the West were reserved by the Federal Government during homestead days. If they shut down the permitting process we are well and truely doomed. It (the permitting process) has already been slowed down by environmental groups that sue at the drop of a hat over a birdnest or some other ridiculous issue. God forbid that someone should find an arrowhead! When there is no sanity at the local level, you can bet that there is no sanity higher up the bureacratic food chain. Why are the idiots in charge? Don’t tell me the Ivy League schools don’t graduate dummies….there is always the guy that graduated last in his class, and Ivy League schools are famous for adhereing to the principal of “it’s not what you know as much as who you know”.

    • DaveH

      They are not idiots, Law2. They know exactly what they are doing — taking advantage of citizens’ ignorance and greed to advance their own power and perks. Even if they had the best of intentions, the fact is that only the individual knows what makes that individual happy. There is no way that even the most intelligent leader can make everybody happy. Big Government can’t work. The best we could do is get them out of the Marketplace and out of our personal choices, so that the individual can do what it takes to make himself/herself happy without the interference of Government busybodies.

  • Robert Lebischak

    Get rid of the emergency reserve and we won’t need a military, without oil it won’t be able to move. Is this an idea that our leader has, makes you wonder doesn’t it?

  • Bootsaddle

    We need to remember that the reason the reserves are called “Strategic Petroleum Reserves” is because the oil is set aside for cases of national emergencies – primarily to mobilize our troops. I do not believe it is to late – it is never to late.

  • http://0 krupin

    I question his education, he is hiding that to the degree that it can’t be supported. I think he is a puppit. He is deliberately taking us to our knees and we are just letting it happen. Why doesn’t each industry that has been so negatively affected by this monster get up and shout, carry signs in front of the white house saying we want our jobs back. That at least might make those people aware that the media outlets are not telling the whole story. Thousands of people are out of work in LA, as a result of his “regulations” I listened to them lament on cpan when Rep Issa, called a conference for them to air their complaints BUT NOTHING IS BEING DONE, DAMMNIT. The man is taking us to our knees, he is an angry man with too much power who wants vengence against this once great country. WAKE UP EVERYBODY, DO SOMETHING. KRUPIN

  • http://aol Kimbo

    Explore, develop and produce our own energy. This is the only way to maintain our freedom and independence. If we are dependent of others in this regard we can and will be in a precarious position. When Washington leadership depletes our strategic oil reserves, allows our enemies to develop and test nuclear weapons & delivery systems, fails to enforce our borders, attacks our 2nd amendment rights, raises taxes on our job creators, cuts defense spending, phases out NASA and space defense funds, and bankrupts our country by borrowing huge sums of money from China, it is time to read the writing on the wall. How long are we going to keep our heads in the sand?

    • Lost in Paradise

      There ya go! Right on Kimbo!

  • http://Charter Don Park Sr.

    He has already destroyed the middle class and people just set back and accuse us of being racist.In the very near future people are going to wake up and wonder what happened to the American Family’s.Of course his children will never know the hardships that our children and grandchildren will suffer.They already have seen and done more (at the expense of the American taxpayers)than the ordinary child.It is unreal that his wife has a staff of 26 people to take care of her needs costing the taxpayers $1,750,000.00.That does not include their fringe benefits.How much is he paying his Czars (that answer only to him and have never been confirmed by the House or Senate)in salary and benefits along with their expense accounts.I think that we are wasting good money paying the House and Senate because,he really does not use them for anything other than to try and raise the debt ceiling. His dog receives better treatment than the American people.You can bet that “BO” is not eating peas.There are personal handlers that attend to the dog.How much are these people paid?The dog does not fly with the family he has his own personal means of transportation.When is the last time you took your children or grandchildren on a vacation around the world and had people to perform your every need.You would never know that there was a budget problem watching our presisdent.People are losing everything they worked their entire life for.The real shame is that he just continues to rub it in our face and puts the blame on the taxpayer.The politicians have created the problems we are facing and then they want us to pay more while,they completely desrtoy our country.Just try and withhold one of their paychecks or miss a payment on their heaslthcare.

    • Lost in Paradise

      THat is why we need to show them what it is to be a real American, who believes in the constituion, and the bill of rights, which requires us to get rid of a government like we now have. GO READ IT! Sad to say, but my fellow Americans are a bunch or panty wearing Pansies.

  • Bert Cundle

    The Presidency, has become a Rung in the lader, to WORLD Leadership!
    By Destroying U.S. of A.: The Rungs Become an Escalator… The ESCALATOR is CROUDED!!!

    • Bert Cundle

      CROWDED…

      • Lost in Paradise

        WHo cares, I knew what his meaning was! You are dry.

        • Lost in Paradise

          OOps I need to learn to read. sorry Bert

  • armyblue

    With 45 M on food stamps. . .he’s got a plan alright, bow down to Washington. Get your cheese blocks and peanut butter early so you’ll have a supply. And plug in them electric cars that’ll take you to the store and back. Peasants don’t deserve oil. . .only the “elected ones.”
    Mr. Gore has to fill up them airoplanes. And, there’s trips to Kenya, don’t forget.

  • http://none Bill

    The important thing is not “the price of oil. Read the comment again by enufisenuf:

    Why is the Crumb in Chief allowed to sell the reserves off?? It is my understanding that is to be tapped in time of war and or national disaster.

    Oil reserves were created to be sure this country was able to defend itself against a possible act of war by an enemy. Has this country ever faced a more severe possibility of this happening?

    Selling off our oil reserves is the most dangerous act of all done by this president.

  • Georgette

    He is either the devil or his advocate. No doubt!

  • AJ

    The author says he “can’t speculate as to why the President of the United States is selling out the nation to appease Muslim oil exporters. I believe Obama’s energy policies are inconsistent with those of a President working for America’s best long-term interests.”

    He must have missed this one:
    http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/government/is-barack-obama-the-manchurian-candidate-for-the-muslim%c2%a0brotherhood/#comment-496118
    -The king has no clothes!

  • Craig Ritsema

    During the Revolutionary war, traitors were either hung or lined up in front of a firing squad, I think it’s time we bring those punishments back. As far as I’m concerned, anybody out to destroy this Country or destroy our Constitution (this also includes ignoring the Constitution or circumventing it) is included under the terms and definitions of the word “traitor”. Any president, of the USA is not only the leader of greatest free Country but is also the leader of the “FREE WORLD” and any prez who ignores and tramples on the Rights and Freedoms of our Country messes with the Rights and Freedoms of the Free World AND should NOT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE IN OFFICE, not impeached but, ARRESTED and thrown in jail. When you impeach someone, you are still basically acknowledging his presidency, that this person was president but, when you arrest him you are not acknowledging anything about him about him except his criminal record. While we are at it we also arrest Reid, Pelosi, Franks, Collins, Snowe and all the rest of the rino Republican who knew Obama was ineligible along with the Dems who also knew. The list to be a traitors as I see it: 1) Anybody who still supports Obama and his policies, 2) Anybody who knew he was ineligible and didn’t speak up, 3) Anybody who voted for Obamacare, and or Obamas programs and debt ceiling 4)Anybody who hasn’t spoke-up against Obama when it comes to taxes, debts, illegal immigration, border security, ICE, letting the TSA get away the actions they do. 5) Anybody who is a muslum or illegal immigrant sympathizer. I watched a program this weekend on History International called “The Revolution” which was about, of course, the American Revolution, this 13 part series starts with the Stamp Act and goes through Washington’s Presidency. It is appalling what we are letting happen to our beloved Country, a Country that our fore-fathers were willing to give up everything, including their lives, 25,000 in fact, gave their lives, did they give their lives in vain? All those winters when they suffered frost-bite or froze-to-death, did they do that all for-naught? I think if George Washington came back today and saw what is happening to his beloved Country, He would be APPALLED, he would look around and say “What’s the sense of us doing what we did when all you people are going to do is flush it down the toilet. We gave everything we had plus some and this is how you repay us for what we did”? It’s time people! It’s time that—”We The People” start going on the attack the way Nathan Greene attacked the British army down South, hit and run, hit and run, and start turning the tide, why are we letting the minority push us around and beat-up the majority? The gays, why are they getting their way? Because we are not speaking up forcefully enough. What we need is the spirit our fore-fathers and the troops had when they went to war, the spirit that they would not lose, the spirit and the feeling that they were about to change history. Is that how we feel? Have we even reached that point yet? How passionate are you about your Country? Are YOU WILLING to give up everything, to just walk away from it all to defend your homeland, your Country?

    • Chris P

      Craig: I’m in absolute agreement with you. At this point, it seems Congress and SCOTUS are complicit with this faker. If there is a person in this government who doesn’t know that he is a traitor, he/she must be an ostrich. Who is going to issue the arrest warrants? Who has the authority and the ***** to do this and protect our country from further damage?

      • Craig Ritsema

        Chris, I’m trying to find out if an American citizen can make a citizens arrest on someone in congress or even the prez. I look at it this way, there are laws out there which if broken can get any citizen arrested and put in jail and I don’t believe that members of congress and or the prez is above ANY law in this Country, a law breaker is a law breaker no matter WHO or WHAT he is and law breaker are to go to jail. I’m also going to look into filing a court injunction against obama, if a lawyer can tell me that an injunction or a stay can put everything he has done on hold, then it’s time to talk to my House Rep., I may not get anywhere but I would like to know what Americans rights are irregardless.

        • Angel Wannabe

          It wouldn’t do any damn good to try and make a citizens arrest, against Obama or Congress, he was smart enough to buy out lawyers to hide his BIO and Past, he’ll buy his way outta of anything he needs to, and or plead the 5th with a smile on his face.

    • Lost in Paradise

      WOW!A great post and on the money for sure. Craig there are a few with the kind of spirit you are talking about, but not enough. Most of course have their hands out, and not their guns.

      • jibbs

        Save the bullets, I’ll bring some strong re-usable hemp rope.

  • jopa

    You folks are in the minority, most of America give President Obama high marks as our Commander in Chief.I realize the majority of you are Fox news watchers and don’t even know who is controlling what you believe to be news.Do you even know of the Murdoch scandal going on today and the magnitude of the story?I’m sure you know Murdoch is an Australian and the second largest shareholder in News Corp(Fox) is Saudi Arabia.So then one would have to come to the conclusion the Conservative network (Fox) and it’s cronies have done more damage to this country by misleading their viewers and giving them anti American thoughts that they spew out against our president and our country every day.We are just so lucky as to have you in the minority at least and it looks like justice may be finally served with the exposure of Murdoch and his anti-American agenda spewed out by Fox news.

    • Georgette

      Boy Jopa – I hope YOU are in the minority. Fox News is hardly throwing the USA down the “tubes”. The Prez is handling that.

    • Lost in Paradise

      You have a lot of balls to tell us that America is lucky to have us as the minority! It sure was not liberals that created America, and made us the most powerful, and richest nation on earth. It was and is you greedy controlling liberals, that want to have your cake and eat it too, that are truley trashing America.
      Hey I just bought a .50Cal. and if you would like, you can come over tomorrow and I will demo it for you. Only thing you need to do it stand in front of that hill, and hold this target over your face.

      • Karolyn

        I would think that in their day, the founders were considered liberals!

        • Brad

          Sorry Karolyn,

          Our founding fathers developed the country as a Republic free to choose life, liberty and the persuit of happiness, that all men are created equaly. If our founding fathers came back today to see what the liberal/progressives have done to their great nation they would be appauled. We have gone from a nation that works for what it wants to a nation that takes from whom ever they want. I don’t take from others and will protect my little part of heaven against the likes of people just like you!

        • MSSouth

          Thank God we don’t have to go by what you think!!!

    • Song

      And you know this how jopa? Time to get out of your neighborhood because your “majority” is by far the minority where I come from :)

    • JeffH

      jopa, hate to rain on your parade but when all is said and done, the Murdochs are handling this situation in Britain with a bit more class than your world could. The paper in question was shut down by News Corp., the Murdochs appeared and been questioned in the British Parlement, been humble and embarrassed, Rupert was attacked inside of the Parliment chambers and you’ll see that your hated FOX and that this situation did not extend to the US. So far, two of Scotland Yard’s top policemen have resigned over this scandal. Others heads have been rolling like ex-Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson, former News International (NI) chief executive Rebekah Brooks and News Corp veteran Les Hinton – as well as the now defunct News Of The World (NOTW).

      You liberals, with your over-zealous hate for MURDOCH and FOX, jumped on this with zero knowledge with the exception of what was reported in you left wing media. Bet you 1000 to 1 that this wouldn’t get any press at all, except from FOX, if it was ABC, NBC or any Soros backed media outlet and no-one would resign, be chastised or fired. There wouldn’t be an open and transparent investigation and there would be every attempt at a cover and to cry foul and place the blame elsewhere.

      From all appearances, the Murdochs are taking responsibility by allowing a full, co-operative and transparent investigation to proceed. I predict the Murdochs will be exhonrated in this scandal, it did not extend into the US and FOX isn’t a part of it in any way, shape or form.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Jeff, well said! Soros hates Fox news and indicated it on many occasions. The Liberals couldn’t couldn’t directly attack FOX news in the US, because they’re hatred against FOX is too well known__so they settled for trying to destroy the credibility of a parent company instead. Absolutely watch for Soro’s to be involved!

        • JeffH

          Angel Wannabe, correct. Look how the Soros zealots went after Beck.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Jeffh, Good Grief yes, they tried to fry Beck!__But it Didn’t work, did it?

    • DaveH

      Is it even possible, Jopa, for you Liberals to stick with the facts?
      Show us what extremely biased polls you are basing your statement on?
      This one “You folks are in the minority, most of America give President Obama high marks as our Commander in Chief”.
      Here’s what I find:
      http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/obama_approval_index_history
      44% approve, 54% disapprove. You call that “most of America”? How do you expect to maintain credibility, Jopa, when you make such outlandish claims?

      As far as the Saudis owning stock in News Corp, you should wear it as a badge of shame that a Muslim cares more about Freedom than you Liberals do.

  • Raggs

    You all can forget about the price of gasoline every dropping below $3.00 a gallon… The Northern states this winter will really feel the impact when they pay for heating oil.

    But hey look at the bright side… This is what oblama wants…
    Redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the lower income class… If you people think for a momment that oblama wants a budget your totally wrong about that… He wants to collapse the system in order to usher in Socialism…

    Do you think that he will be “re-elected”?…
    I think that he will stay in office ( golf cource ) but not by an election….

    • Lost in Paradise

      Mark my word, he will be re-elected.

      • Georgette

        Just because the Prez has over $86 mil doesn’t mean he will win the re-election. His actions speak louder that his money.

  • Chris P

    Jopa: don’t know where you got your education but anyone who does not see the cover up of the Obama administration by the media: cbs, nbc, abc, cnn, msnbc, must have partaken of the koolaid. Soros and Obama have been trying to silence the truth being challenged by fox news. It would not surprise me in the least if Soros has a hand in this. Wake up and see what is going on around you. Obama is setting himself up to be dictator of a socialist country – this country. The minority is setting themselves up to be slaves again. Only this time the ‘massah’ will be half-black.

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Virginia

      Soros does have a hand in all of this! His money is behind all news networks plus journalism schools. HE manipulates what the masses hear. HE said he would destroy America and he his getting away with it! His money is everywhere ACORN, Moveon.org, Unions, etc. This communist should be thrown out of our country, just like he has been thrown out of another country. HE IS DANGEROUS. He is the one pulling Obummer’s puppet strings!

  • Angel Wannabe

    Jopa, ROFLMAO!___Baaaaa___Ewe is an idiot!
    __Get Stuffed!__Murdoch was set up! Good God, we all know Soro’s has been setting out to destroy Fox news for quite some time. Your comment holds no wine, without new wine skins :)

    • JeffH

      Angel Wannabe, I can see that you still understand that 2 + 2 = 4. I’m quite sure, when all is said and done and the dust settles, we’ll see the extended arms of George Soros is somehow involved in this scandal.
      In the meantime, the Leftist controlled MSM is having a field day, but the MURDOCH’s are taking the bull by the horns and co-operating fully. We’ll see who’s standing when the dust settles. The liberals will still be screaming “FOUL”.

      • Angel Wannabe

        JeffH, Ats what I’m sayin’, this alledged hacking has got SOROS ALL OVER IT! Good God Almighty, the blind could see it coming!

  • Lost in Paradise

    I do not for a moment believe the rabbit in the white house is stupid. I do believe he is into something very sinister for the USA. He is obviously not alone in this endeavor and I believe it is the black, and muslim community that are the major contributors,to his mission.

    They other thing most conservatives are forgetting, is that we are now the minority, and the liberals are in the majority. We are the opposition party. This has been started many many years ago and is now coming to be. The conversion from conservative base to liberal has been ongoing for over 30 years, and to accomplish what we are now witnessing.

    I fear that America can only be saved with guns and ammo, and a large organized group of true patriots with the spirit to succeed, against all the odds.

    The situation is even much worse than you all can imagine,and everything Obummer does, is more damage to the Republic we all love. The gist of it is that we ALL need to get off our lazy asses, and fight for what we believe in like our life depends on it. Because it does.

    As for oil there is enough oil in the ground to keep us supplied until it no longer makes a difference.There is probably material in the ground that still in the process of becoming crude. It is all a scare tactic to get you to pay more. Electric cars, and solar cells, are an impractical bunch of nonsense. In addition all that is very expensive. Are you ready to put down $40k for a new hybrid that gets less mileage than my 87CRX, and not any more than my 89 cutlass ciera.In the last 23 years or so, they still will not give us an automobile that will give us the mileage we need.It is possible, but they will not do it. Yeah I have a newer car, but why get rid of my others that are payed for and run great. Plus get a little better mileage.

    Sorry I did not mean to get way off topic.OR did I?

  • Granny Franny

    I do not like the racist comments by some posters here. There is enough to criticize about our President and his handlers without blaming the color of his skin.

    • Lost in Paradise

      Granny I will like who I Choose and be a racist if I so choose. You need to pull your head out of your butt, so you can see the light of day. I have a very dark skinned wife, and love her to death and she knows how I feel. It is not my fault that there is one race on this planet, that is nothing but trouble. Rich or poor, they cannot behave themselves and agree with no one but each other and sometimes cannot even do that. SO why don’t you go pee into the wind fool.

    • Raggs

      Hey Granny… What the hell do you mean by OUR president?

      Last that I checked only IDIOTS voted for him so that makes him an idiot president and I happen NOT to be an idiot….

    • jibbs

      Granny:
      barak, barry, obama, illegal alien or what ever his name is, is not my presisent nor will he ever be. I don’t care what color he is or claims to be…he’s a p.o.s illegal guilty of treason and he know’s it. To call him president is a joke and disgrace to Freedom Loving Americans.
      Come And Take It…if you can!

      Tall tree and a short rope.

  • http://none Jeryl

    To answer the question: undoubtedly conspiracy. No, he’s not that stupid. A little digging will reveal that it was Muslim money that put him through college. His actions reference the National Day of Prayer and subsequent prayer with Muslims reveals his true religion. The fact that he was the first American President to actually bow to a foreign monarch (the King of Saudi Arabia) reveals his true allegiance. In short, conspirancy.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Edward

    I never considered myself a birther, but the first certificate of birth did not impress me. But the second certificate of live birth is, in my opinion, a manufactured forgery. I was in the printing industry from the days of hot metal typesetting to phototypesetting and computer generated typesetting. Some of the changes in the birth certificates are in fonts and modern typesetting procedures and methods that were not used in the days when the original certificate was printed and the information was put in by typewriter. Strangely enough some of the characters on the certificate have differently formed typewriter characters on the same certificate. I really don’t think they used more than one typewriter when filling out the original birth certificate. Don’t take my word for it, get the birth certificate on your computer and examine it and make up your own mind. Their were also blocks of copy added and others subtracted that have been verified by many experts in the field. U Tube has many people who go through the document and show you where all the fabrication was done. Take a look at some of them. Then you can make up your own mind. I wish some of our Congressmen and Senators would look into this, but their probably too busy getting nowhere in Washington.

    • Lost in Paradise

      Edward most of them probably helped make it happen. The FAKE BIRTHCERTIFICATE. I do not believe for a minute, that this piece of garbage is a legit president. We have been had, big time!

  • CJ

    Knowing full well that our President has been out to destroy our nation from day one and every greatness upon which it was founded, and that there are folks still ignorant to that truth is a most frustrating feeling. I’ve written my senators and shared all I can with others in hopes that it somehow makes a difference. I pray that the light of truth will awaken more and our conservative leaders who care about this country as many of us proudly do, will stand tall and act as we’ve elected them to do on our behalf before it’s too late.

  • patrick

    The only good I see coming from all the illegal acts that Obammy boy has done is to make a lot of us Patriotic Americans really pissed-off! So much so that we are polishing and lubricating our weapons, we are target shooting, stocking up our ammo, and quite simply, we are getting ready to unleash our pent up anger. Yes , we are all more than sick of tired of the daily circus created by Obammy boy and his crew of crooked czars. Yes, it is ridiculous that the politicans we had hoped and voted into office to get rid of this disease, have done nothing to end Obammy boy’s anti-American, anti-Christian, muslim overthrow of the Great U.S. of America. With God’s help the truth about this decietfull, lying, muslim will come out in the end and, YES, we will take America back and the Hope and Change we were lied to from Obammy boy, will result in justice for America.

    • David169

      I think that is the reason for “gunrunner” and all of the democrats anti-gun legislation. For some reason they find the thought of facing 25 to 50 million angry to the point of violence armed citizens a bit intimidating.The democrats (aka progressives/socialists/communists) know a takeover of our country is impossible if the citizens are armed. The US citizens are not just armed, they are armed to the teeth with quality equipment.

  • northbrook

    Obama is not a student of history or he would realize that if there were a major disruption in the oil supply from Saudi we would be needing the oil in the emergency reserve that he is squandering. He could do more good for the nation by having the BOERME expedite drilling and operational permits and shutting down the EPA regulations. But then again maybe that is his plan to drive the American economy into ruin.

    VOTE for Change- Dump Obama in 2012

  • bekododge

    when bush Jr opend them in 2005 no one blinked and there was no real reason to , now there is a reason and it is all just a conspiracy? the real conspiracy is you just want one or are you willing to pay through the noise for gas, 5 dollars a gallon sounds like a good price what do you think?

    • Rob

      When Odumbass was running for the presidency he said that under his plan we could very well see ten dollar a gallon gas. So you do not see a conspiracy or remember his words?

  • jopa

    This is just too funny how someone with what must be half of a brain really thinks Fox is real news.The truly sad thing is the news on the Comedy Channel is more realistic.John Stewart and Steven Colbert.So you folks ought to turn the dial and get educated or go up on the roof and turn your antennae in a different direction.PS; The Murdoch scandal started in the UK.I know they didn’t say that on Faux.

    • Cawmun Cents

      Only a comedy channel stooge would give creedence to a British Tabloid scandal.Thanks for the clear view of who you are,jopa.HAW!-CC.

    • JeffH

      jopa, don’t lose your focus!

    • Rob

      Jopa…..I bet you get all you’re news from John Stewart. And, how much do you make from Acorn too post?

      • JeffH

        …and Bill Mahar…

    • jibbs

      Your nothing but a troll jopa, and truly blind as to what your idol is doing to us all. When the gravy train derails, you and others like you will starve to death.

      WTSHTF, if knock at my door, you will be givin one can of beans and one gallon of water, then turned away.

  • chuckb

    barry at the direction of his puppet masters are using energy to regulate the society. this is obvious, he can control the country and the economy by controlling our energy supply. they can enrich themselves in the commodities market and keep the population under control by the price of gas. china and india are mass producers of appliance and products made from plastic. they are replacing our technology to their country, the clinton administration did more damage by allowing red china to obtain high tech missile guidance systems from us. it’s hard to say how much they got from the fiasco at white sands, remember good ole bill richardson was put in charge of the security at white sands, that’s like putting the fox in the hen house. all in all the democrat politicians have sold the country down the drain in seeking power and wealth. barry and the epa are now decimating our ability to produce energy, what a subtle way to destroy our ability to defend the country. maybe he plans on building mosques at our empty oil fields. maybe we should do what the egyptians have done.

  • Mona

    Barry will destroy this country that is his purpose, we have to vote him out ASAP

  • http://personallibertydigest Al

    IF oil really is at 2 thirds its high in 2008. then why is gasolene at 90% percent of that high at the pump. which by the way would probably be at 100% of that 2008 high had Obama not released the reserves. The speculators backed by ALL the people who stand to make a profit, A HUGE PROFIT, from Big oil clear down to the common invester are going to sink this country at the expense of their own GREED. gasolene was at a little over $4.00 a gallon in 2008, it already reached $4.00 a gallon this summer, i believe the reserves being released brought this down. i am not a Obama supporter, nor did i vote for him. but i dont neccessarily DISAGREE with everything he does. I can imagine it was for more of a political reason more so than to help out the people, but whatever the case it has brought down the prices at the pump, atleast temporarily. ALTHOUGH they are still outrageous! MORE B.S. from the oil supporters. that have nothing to make but huge profits from the high price of oil, and obviously Mr. Myers is one of them. sooner or later this spoon fed line of CRAP will be understood by the average Joe. unfortunately it probably wont happen until after the country crashes.

  • Lost in Paradise

    IT is already too late I’m afraid. The liberals outnumber us greatly, so there is not a lot we can do other than with force. I think our Republic is lost. The rest of the world has lusted for a long while for an America they could tell what to do, and loan money to. They would like us down to their level. I can remember the day when you manufactured everything, and created it, and were the world leader in nearly everything.Things were affordable then too. Because of our corrupt government and the even more corrupt and money grubbing UNIONS, it is all gone.

    Then I read a short time ago(minutes), that American Airlines will be purchasing several hundred new planes, and Airbus gets the lions share.Now that is patriotic for an American Airline don’t you think?

    What happened to the new 777? Boeing screwed that one with involvement with overseas builders being involved, and one is Airbus!!

    Does anyone ever learn anything from experience, and history?

  • True American

    “The President has choked off domestic offshore oil exploration and has refused to open up potential petroleum-rich regions like Alaska for onshore exploration”

    He’s draining our SPR at a very bad time. After the SPR is empty and Libya is overthrow and most all of the east is under Islamic rule they will cut off all imports from the east and the George Soros controlled Venezuela.

    The US imports two thirds of it’s oil. Without any SPR and all imported oil cut off the US is defenseless, no energy for defence or food.
    The US will be sitting ducks for the NATO forces to invade and disarm America.

    THAT”S what Obama’s plan is, leave America defenseless by cutting off the life blood of the nation.

    Lock and load, NATO forces are coming to disarm America.

    • Average Joe

      My thoughts exactly….read my post below to further show where this is headed.

  • True American

    The only way to save America is to get this lying bastard out of the White House NOW!

    • JeffH

      YEPPER! :)

    • Raggs

      Yup but the lieing bastard isn’t the only one that needs a ticket ( fill in the blank )…

  • jopa

    no Cawman Cents: Perhaps you are a Fox news watcher and do not realize that the scandal has crossed the Atlantic and it already took out the CEO at the Wall Street Urinal.So sad when so many are left in the dark and do not know reality.It was funny watching O’Reilly trying to defend the phone hacking after he was busted hacking female co-workers and breathing heavily like a true pervert.

    • JeffH

      You must be really bored.

      • Rob

        JeffH…..Pay no attention to this libtard, most of them on here are employees of Acorn paid to post their crap.

        • JeffH

          Rob…gotcha… :)

    • jibbs

      jopa says:
      July 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm
      no Cawman Cents: Perhaps you are a Fox news watcher and do not realize that the scandal has crossed the Atlantic and it already took out the CEO at the Wall Street Urinal.So sad when so many are left in the dark and do not know reality.It was funny watching O’Reilly trying to defend the phone hacking after he was busted hacking female co-workers and breathing heavily like a true pervert.

      **********************************************************************

      Jopa, liar’s like you are s step below thiefs!! and you are a LIAR……pure and simple, a Faaking liar!!
      Don’t go away mad, just go away.

  • http://aol jjsinkking

    The president is not a stupid man…he knows what he, and his boss George Soros, are doing and that’s the distruction and take over of America. Do not simply listen to what he says but watch his actions to see if they match his words. He’s slicker than Bill Clinton. I don’t know why the man is not being brought up on impeachment charges.

  • EdinNola

    You cannot continue to regard Obama as just another Democrat in office! He is a Communist, whether you like to hear it or not. I’m not an extremist, except I do love my country, which come to think of it appears to be an extreme position these days. This is a cold hard fact: Overly “fair minded” Americans have been duped into handing the control of our lives over to a Communist, and since this means my life too, I don’t like it one bit. Obama is the enemy of our country. It is his aim to destroy the country because in his mind, America represents Capitalism and every thing that has been ingrained into his soul from birth tells him Capitalism has to be destroyed, except when it serves him. OMG – Obama Must Go

    • Rob

      Very Very true!

  • chuckb

    where did the oil from the reserve go? doesn’t china get some of their crude from libya, has this supply been interrupted? it would be interesting to know.

  • BUCK CROSBY

    The destruction of the American economy and America itself is not just the goal of Barack Obama but the goal of those who conspired to put him in office , this should be apparent to everyone in America that is conscious . This is no conspiracy theory but conspiracy reality .

  • Average Joe

    One of the best ways to control people is to restrict movement.
    What better way to restrict movement than to deplete oil reserves so that when available oil reaches a point where most people can’t afford to buy it….there are no reserves to release to bring the prices down to an affordable range. Add to that the restrictions on drilling for our own oil and you have a recipe for slowing or stopping travel and slowing movement throughout the entire nation. Uprising of the American people?….Have at it….but we’ll be doing it on foot…. and the Government will have all of the fuel that they need to stop us from rebeling……get the picture?

    • Raggs

      Thats ok… I will swim upstream from the Mississippi to rid myself of this tranny.

  • Georgette

    2012 – the chant is “NOBAMA” “NOBAMA” “NOBAMA”.

  • FreedomFighter

    To sum this all up:

    “Every once in a while, somebody has to get the bureaucracy by the neck and shake it loose and say “stop what you’re doing.”"–Ronald Reagan

    Esp pertains to our Commi&Chief.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • David169

    After I recovered from the shock of this article. I found some reality. Obama has sold about 30 million barrels not 30 billion barrels. However that is still 3 billion dollars from the sale of that oil. Where did the money go?

  • Elaine11

    The citizens were asked to save, invest, and get out of debt. Wasn’t the oil reserve a savings account of sort? Should our government be leading us by example, not selling our reserves (savings account)? Hmm?

  • Craig Ritsema

    People, obama and 90% of our congressional leaders need to go to jail for treason, they have lied, cheated, circumvented the Constitution, have tried taking away our Rights, (Religion, to bear arms, etc) and we sit by and let them–we really are sheep. The first thing that needs to happen is to tell the UN–get out of our Country–they are the most detrimental organization out there so they must go, 2nd thing–all organizations which are from countries which hate America—bye bye, so long, don’t let door hit you in the buttocks on the way out, like the muslum brotherhood, also the one that vehemently supports the Mexican illegals. 3rd, deport all illegals back to their native soil, don’t like your native country? well go back their and change it, don’t come here expecting to change ours. 4th) Shut-down all our over seas bases and bring all our troops home. They can help protect and make our Northern and Southern border ultra secure. Increase funding to ICE and other Law Enforcement Agencies who fight the illegals coming into this Country. All those countries where our bases are will definitely feel the financial pinch, but what the hay, they don’t like us anyway so “sucks to be them”. We shouldn’t be sending them money in the first place. 5) Put “Sheriff Joe” from Arizona in charge of Home Land Security. 6) Tell the environmentalist to go p-ss in a bottle (have a drug screen while they’re at it) and get this Country to start drilling in the Gulf and out West, plus the Canadian Pipeline, then tell Saudi Arabia “we will give them $5.00 a barrel or they can stuff it”. 7) Do away with foreign aid, here again, why are giving money to countries who hate us, don’t want us on the face of the earth, and want us all dead, but wait we cut off their aid and all of a sudden they come begging like a hungry dog at the butcher shop. They don’t appreciate what we do for them, so–bye bye. Back to #4, I’m sure there are people out saying “Wait, how can we protect them from invasions and hostile take-overs, and leaders who abuse their people, such as Saddam,, well, my response would be “Guess they will have to deal with it. They can go and ask their socialist friends for help or go ask the Russians or Chinese, or if they ask us, we can think about it and go from there. Does that sound like isolationism? could be, Does that mean I condone isolationism? depends, if it’s for the betterment of our Country? of course I do. I feel that our COUNTRY comes first, under any circumstance, period, no questions asked. I’m sure there are many people who may disagree with me and that’s ok, at least obama hasn’t taken that right away from us. I am a disabled Vet, and yes I would do it all over again, a 100 times over, I took an oath to defend this Country from any and all invaders foreign and or DOMESTIC and if I need to defender HER again, so be it. I’m at the ready and can go on a “Minutes notice”, I have a responsibility to my 11 year twins and my 9 year son to give them the same things I had, and a dictator is not on that list. I feel it all comes down to THIS: “AMERICA, love her, stand beside her, or get the h-ll out. God Bless America!!!

  • jibbs

    Has anyone seen, H.R. 4646: Debt Free America Act ??

    2/23/2010–Introduced.
    Debt Free America Act – States as purposes of this Act the raising of sufficient revenue from a fee on transactions to eliminate the national debt within seven years and the phasing out of the individual income tax. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a 1% fee, offset by a corresponding nonrefundable income tax credit, on transactions that use a payment instrument, including any check, cash, credit card, transfer of stock, bonds, or other financial instrument. Defines “transaction” to include retail and wholesale sales, purchases of intermediate goods, and financial and intangible transactions. Establishes in the legislative branch the Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action to review the fiscal imbalance of the federal government and make recommendations to improve such imbalance. Provides for expedited consideration by Congress of Task Force recommendations. Repeals after 2017 the individual income tax, refundable and nonrefundable personal tax credits, and the alternative minimum tax (AMT) on individuals. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to: (1) prioritize the repayment of the national debt to protect the fiscal stability of the United States; and (2) study and report to Congress on the implementation of this Act.

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-4646&tab=summary

  • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

    THE COMMENT YOU JUST REJECTED IS MY **ONLY COMMENT** OF TODAY.

    ARE YOU TELLING ME NOT TO COMMENT ON THE BOB LIVINGSTON SITE AGAIN???

    • JeffH

      RAYMOND HARBIN, easy there…I doubt that your comment was intentionally deleted if that was the case. Occasionally there might be a computer glitch of some sort or we, as posters, don’t complete the posting process. It’s not this website’s policy to arbitrarily delete a post from anyone. If there was anything offensive, it is normal for PLD to strike the offensive comment or words and relace it with “(offensive comment removed)”.

      Better to try again and see what happens.

      • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

        YOUR “DOUBTS, ASIDE–IT VANISHED FROM MY SCREEN- AND ONLY APPEARED LATER WHEN I REPOSTED.

  • Craig Ritsema

    Oh yes I was also going to say about obamas attempted martial law on my last post, that I feel it will happen before the 2012 elections. When he said 1 term was enough, he meant 1 TERM as a prez and then no more elections, because of martial law, and because of martial law we will have: 1) No more of what we are doing right now 2) No elections 3) No healthcare for the aged or those with cancers or other types of ailment which require long term treatments. 4) No religion except what “Oh majestic one” allows, a religion that is so watered down it will be more a fairy tale than reality, wouldn’t surprise me to see upside crosses. I’m afraid folks we may have another CIVIL WAR and yes it will be a battle about slavery, our slavery to obama, I’m not anybody’s slave nor do I intend on becoming one. Obama has no intention of running a political campaign. He’s laughing right now at the conservatives and the Republicans and the American people, those donations he plans on getting will more than likely line his pockets to buy off the police and any other organization which could interfere with his plan, besides us–but I don’t think he’s going to pay us off. You can call me an alarmist or say I’m off my nut but, if you connect the dots— the Mayans might be right about 12/21/2012.

  • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

    IT IS OBVIOUS TO ANY SANE AMERICAN, WE NEED HUGE NUMBERS OF JOBS. WE NEED ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FROM THE WORLD PETROLEUM MARKET. WE WALK, EVERY DAY, KNOWING THAT UNDERNEATH OUR FEET ARE OIL AND GAS RESERVES, NOT SEEN IN ANY OTHER NATION ON EARTH. ONLY A STUPID NATION WOULD FAIL TO SEE THAT OUR POVERTY OF LABOR AND OUR POVERTY OF ENERGY ARE ONE AND THE SAME.

    THE LABOR ASSOCIATED WITH HAULING, REFINING– PRODUCING OUR HUGE DEMANDS OF PLASTICS, CARPET FIBER,  ROAD BUILDING MATERIAL, HEAT AND COOLING ENERGY– AN ENDLESS LIST OF CHEMICALS, ALL GROUND AND AIR MOBILITY, MEDICINES,  PAINTS, ADHESIVES,  NITROGEN FERTILIZERS–  APART FROM WHICH OUR GREAT-PLAINS WORLD’S BREAD BASKET WILL NOT PRODUCE 20% OF THE  CURRENT YIELD,  AND WILL FALL LOWER EVERY YEAR. WITHOUT THIS PETROLEUM DISTILLATE FERTILIZER.

    ON  AND ON  ARE THE JOBS AVAILABLE WHEN WE QUIT IMPORTING PETROLEUM AND PRE-FINISHED PETROLEUM PRODUCTS WHICH MAKE OIL SO VERY, VERY ESSENTIAL TO THE SURVIVAL OF ANY MODERN NATION– INCLUDING OURS. .

    IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT THE AMERICAN RESERVES WOULD BE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT TO DEVELOP TWO OIL MARKETS: THE WORLD MARKET AND THE AMERICAN MARKET– AND OURS, AVAILABLE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS AND INDUSTRIALIST **FOR USE ONLY IN AMERICAN–MADE IN USA PRODUCTS.**

    THOSE FOREIGN LOCATED, BUT AMERICAN OWNED PLANTS WOULD BE TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON THE VICISSITUDES, PAINS AND COSTS OF THE WORLD MARKET– WHICH SHOULD REQUIRE DEEP THOUGHT ON PART OF THOSE COMPANY HEADS WHO HAVE DESERTED AMERICAN CITIZENRY AND DUMPED AMERICAN WORKERS INTO THE UBIQUITOUS UNEMPLOYMENT LINES FOR CHEAPER LABOR.

    (I AM FIRST TO ADMIT THAT THE GREEDY, FEDERAL, CORPORATE TAX GOUGING HAS MUCH TO DO WITH INDUSTRIAL DEPARTURES, BUT A GOVERNMENT BENT ON OIL INDEPENDENCE WILL ALSO BE–UNLIKE OUR CURRENT LEADERSHIP– INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO CHANGE THAT.)  

    WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO COMPETE WITH COMMUNIST CHINA’S SLAVE LABOR, NOR WILL WE EVER, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, DESIRE TO BE.

    THE COUNTRY WHICH CAN CONTROL ITS ENERGY COST BELOW A WORLD MARKET COST– WHICH EXPENSE WILL MOVE ONLY UP, A ONE-WAY TRACK OF ETERNAL INCREASE– WILL DOMINATE THE FUTURE, INTERNATIONAL, INDUSTRIAL COMPETITION. THE WIDENING GAP BETWEEN OUR MARKET PETROLEUM AND THE WORLD MARKET WILL ALLOW US TO BRING BACK TO OUR NATION ANY OF THOSE GOODS PRODUCTIONS LOST TO SLAVE-LABOR COMPETITION. BECAUSE ENERGY, NOT LABOR– WILL DETERMINE WHO IS COMPETITIVE IN THE WORLD OF THE FUTURE.

    WE HAVE UNDER OUR FEET MORE THAN ENOUGH PETROLEUM NEEDED FOR “TIDING US OVER,” WHILE OUR RESEARCHERS CAN SOLVE THE FINE POINTS OF SUPER-SAFE, NUCLEAR-FUSION ENERGY–“FILTERING” CARBON AND SULPHURIC POLLUTION FROM SOFT COAL; AND AMERICA HAS THE WORLDS GREATEST RESERVES OF HARD AND SOFT COAL–600 YEAR’S GEOLOGICALLY CONFIRMED SUPPLY).

    AT THIS PRECISE MOMENT, OUT ENERGY FUTURE IS IN THE HANDS OF NATIONS CONTROLLED BY PEOPLE WHO, AT BEST, DO NOT LIKE US AT ALL. IN THOSE MID-EASTERN COUNTRIES, ALL OF WHICH ARE SITTING ON INTERNAL POLITICAL TIME BOMBS– AND IN THE PAST, THEIR WARS HAVE REQUIRED THE LIVES OF OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, JUST TO KEEP US IN POSITION TO MAINTAIN THE OIL FLOW.

    WE HAVE IN OUR AMERICAN MIDST, HYPER-ENVIRONMENTALISTS WHO
    ARE AT WAR WITH OUR NATIONAL SURVIVAL. THEIR LACK OF SOPHISTICATION AND FEET-N0 THE-GROUND MENTALITY IS USED TO THE ADVANTAGE, OF ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL GROUP, PUSHING STRONGLY AT THE TOP OF THE, “NO! NO! CROWD”– A DRASTIC , MEGA-EXTREME, INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL REGIME OF FASCISTS– WHO WILL DO ALMOST ANYTHING TO PREVENT OUR COUNTRY FROM ESTABLISHING PETROLEUM INDEPENDENCE. BARACK OBAMA IS PROMINENTLY ON BOARD.

    THESE INTERNATIONAL, SOCIO-POLITICAL CRIMINALS KNOW FULL WELL–THAT IF AMERICA ATTAINS THE GOALS HERE UNDER DISCUSSION–THERE IS NO WAY THE USA WILL HAVE ANY PART OF THEIR DREAM OF GLOBAL GOVERNMENT. ONLY THE WEAK AND THIRD-WORLD WILL EVEN LISTEN TO THEIR ENTREATIES.

    THESE GLOBALISTS KNOW ALSO, THAT “GLOBAL WARMING– HAS BECOME RECOGNIZED — WITHIN THE PAST TEN YEARS– AS PRIMARILY A SCIENTIFIC ORPHAN– AN ORGANIZATION WHICH HAS ABANDONED LEGITIMATE SCIENCE AND ADOPTED RESEARCH FANTASY– AND THEY HAVE LOST THE CONFIDENCE OF THOUSANDS OF WORLD-WIDE CLIMATE EXPERTS. THEY ARES BEST AND MOST CANDIDLY DESCRIBED TODAY, AS A “SHAM, CONCERNED WITH KEEPING RESEARCHERS DEEP IN THE CHIPS–CHASING A PHANTOM PROBLEM AND MAINTAINING A WORLD QUIVERING IN PANIC.” BUT THE ONE-WORLDER, GLOBAL GOVERNMENT TROOPS WILL EMPLOY ANY IDEA LOADED FOR THE GULLIBLE, TO FURTHER THEIR TYRANNICAL AIMS.

    THE AMERICAN HYPER-ENVIRONMENTALISTS BRIGADE HATES ANY CHANGE THAT IS POSITIVE FOR OUR NATION’S CITIZENS. THEY SAY THAT AMERICA’S PETROLEUM RESERVES ARE SOMEHOW “TAINTED“. AS MOST PEOPLE KNOW, A PITEOUS AND CRIMINAL LIE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MUST TELL THESE FEW, BUT VERY LOUD RADICALS: “MOVE , GO TO CUBA, GO TO NORTH KOREA OR COMMUNIST CHINA–LEAVE FOR A LIFE IN A NATION OF A PERFECT ENVIRONMENT, WHOSE PRINCIPLES AND CULTURES BRING YOU HAPPINESS AND JOY.

    BUT, KNOW THIS– WE ARE TOTALLY COMMITTED TO SAVING THIS INCOMPARABLE REPUBLIC FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN, AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN’S, GRANDCHILDREN– AND THIS WILL NEVER BE ACCOMPLISHED LISTENING TO THE IDIOCY OF YOUR AGENDA— GET OUT OF THE WAY–WE MEAN BUSINESS!

  • Gary in Texas

    THIS IDIOT IS JUST DOING GEORGE SOROS’ BIDING, JUST A PUPPET ON A STRING, WHEN THEY ARE DONE WITH HIM THEY WILL CUT THE STRING…..

    • Red

      If you believe what you just said, it is you who is the idiot!

  • Kathae

    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Obama is definitely trying to ruin this country, and with great gusto as well.
    I believe he is impeachable, but no one does anything.

    • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

      KATHAE– I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE– THIS MODERN POLITICAL ATTILA THE HUN HAS ABUSED AND SHREDDED THIS REPUBLICS STATUTES AND CONSTITUTION– LAUGHED AT THOSE THINGS THAT MAKE THIS NATION UNIQUE AND THE MOST ENVIABLE NATION IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF CIVILIZED MANKIND.

      HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED ASAP ON DOZENS OF GROUNDS AND EVEN IF WE FAIL TO DUMP HIM– HUNDREDS OF HIS CRIMINAL,COVERT ACTIONS WOULD BE AIRED OUT BY A TOTALLY HESITANT, BUT SITUATIONALLY COMPELLED MEDIA, THAT WOULD COVER ALL OF WHICH THEY WOULD MOST CERTAINLY COVER UP APART FROM A FEDERAL COURT ENVIRONMENT.

      OUR NATION CANNOT SURVIVE THE CONTINUED ONSLAUGHT OF A MAN THAT HATES AMERICA AS HE DOES.

    • http://lives RAYMOND HARBIN

      WHY WOULD ANY SANE MAN WANT SO SUBMIT TWO LINES TWICE??? WHAT’S THE PROBLEM-ONLY POST “ONE” OF THEM!!!

  • ed

    The SPR has to be replaced and at crude that is at a higher price. I believe there is something sinister here. The release of reserves only loered the price at the pump temporarily . I t is now creeping up

  • Red

    How to destroy a country quickly : 1. Steal all the money 2. Borrow more money than could ever be repaid 3. Raise taxes 4. Sell all liquid assets to cover more spending 5. Finance your enemies 6. Deploy a private army to keep protestors in line.

  • Another Voice

    Don’t worry. He wouldn’t be doing it without the blessings of Big Oil, and you know it.

  • chuckb

    i believe you are right, big oil is one of the more sinister players in this quandary. they can control the price of oil when we depend on the middle east and foreign countries. they can arrange a crisis at their will and also keep the bidding up on the commodities market. i believe they subsidize the environmental crowd who are the ones that throw the road block on nuclear power. they control the politicians, isn’t it obvious what barry is doing by stopping our ability to supply our own crude.

    • paintbrushbright

      It would be interesting to see the money trail on the government oil reserves sale. Who purchased the oil and how much did they pay for it. Why did the government have to sell it when it could have been used by our military to save money? This oil was probably purchased for half of what it was sold for. Where did the profit go?

      • paintbrushbright

        The oil reserve sale was another Obama failure that did nothing to lower the price of gas at the pump. Something smells funny and was this another sharing the wealth plan?

  • http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/165033/larrwayne_po.html LarrWayne

    The traitor wants all the gold and all the oil.

  • Yeshua friend

    To be expected with the Muslims Trojan Horse in our White-house.

  • vicky

    Maybe the real problem is that conservatives allow themselves to be paralyzed by the word “racist”. If using the race card is a stupid defense, how stupid is it to be afraid of it? I guess calling someone racist isn’t so stupid after all, since it works to shut the opposition up. I hesitatingly call myself a conservative because I don’t like to be lumped together with the stupid, no matter what party.

    • vicki

      To a truly colorblind society the race card could not be played because it would have no meaning.

  • chuckb

    vicki, you are correct the conservative republicans and the rino’s are paralyzed by words like racism. that’s why they lose so much. they gat paranoid if the opposition accuse them of bigotry, they then drop whatever they are doing an apologize even if it makes them throw their mother out the window the apology goes on and on until they succumb, most of the time they will resign if the accusation is pointed at them.
    they really are tough in front of the tv camera, however, when the camera shuts down it’s all over they run for the nearest cover.

  • chuckb

    the oil barry released went to the world oil market, you understand, the world and the u.s. are one. according to barry.

  • AJ

    Jopa, are you employed? Or does George pay you to hang out
    at sights like this and add your touch of Gorgy Schewartz’s bullsh-t.
    Sorass is a scumbag and he’s at the end of Obamas strings. We know what his agenda is.

  • RKZ777

    Has anyone arrested the crook yet? No you’re waiting for the 2012 vote? If you didn’t already know, the socialist democrats control the vote, they change the numbers to suit them, they’ve already admitted they do, when teddy kilady told one of his (Now talking) election fund raisers before the other socialist thug (carter) was elected.It happens and already has. The presidency is the mouthpiece of these thugs, they have to have a central control for this to work and its working.They pull the bottom block out of the stack and before you know it the entire stack collapses. Voting will not work in this day and time! Realize it.

  • Korean Vet

    Don’t look now–but the “Big Thief” Obama has found another source of
    Taxes-! This “Stored Resource” adds up to another $300 Billion that
    he’d just put into the Treasury for him to spend on Foreign Buddies-!
    “Plus who else has got their “fingers in the Cookie-Jar”-!? Did anyone
    notice how quite “George Soros” is lately-! You Guess he’s one of those “Greenies”-! But he prefers “Green $100 Bills-!” He doesn’t do
    his “work for nothing” with Pres. Obama-! Soros gets his–& Obama gets
    his from the bottom of the pile-!

  • jopa

    jibbs; Bill O made a claim on Faux news that the World News scandal didn’t affect any American citizens.Bill doesn’t realize his own boss Rupert Murdoch is now an American citizen the scandal so far has cost him hundreds of millions and his son has dual citizenship and they both may go to prison.Poor Bill O Reilly, sometimes he is so clueless.

  • The Prophet-Messenger

    I may be a little late in my response but there could be only one of two very good reasons. The first being, once everyone else has tapped and ran dry, the U.S. will be more dominant through our handy reserves to trade with China and other nations for rare metals. The other would be a promise to other nations of oil later if they do what the people running America wants now!~

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