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Blame It On Rio: The President Goes Petro Hunting In Brazil

April 6, 2011 by  

Blame It On Rio: The President Goes Petro Hunting In Brazil

A good President might try to correct three of America’s biggest problems: intractable unemployment, America’s increasing dependency on foreign oil and a monstrous trade deficit. Yet none not one of these issues concerned President Barack Obama as he traveled throughout Latin America and launched another war upon a Middle Eastern nation.

Libya is ground zero for American air and sea power. Libya has more than 40 billion barrels of crude oil reserves and before its civil war was producing 1.7 million barrels of oil per day, roughly 2 percent of the world’s daily oil output.

No longer can other oil exporters replace shrinking Libyan production. That makes the crisis in Libya not just a potential military one but an economic one as well.

Barack’s Brazilian Solution
Apparently President Barack Obama does not think American roughnecks can be trusted. Boring at vast oil veins under the Gulf of Mexico has been suspended by the President. Now he has made his case for offshore oil development much further south, off the coast of Brazil.

Obama made his proposal while meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. The Tupi oil field alone, which lies off Rio de Janeiro in the Santos Basin, has a potential deepwater reserve of 100 billion barrels.

Of course, the Gulf of Mexico has vast reserves, too. But like a good Democrat, Obama has added a middleman, and a foreign one at that.

The prospect of drilling for oil off the coast of Brazil rather than the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico seemed to have Obama tickled pink. 

“By some estimates, the oil you recently discovered off the shores of Brazil could amount to twice the reserves we have in the United States,” Obama said. “We want to work with you. We want to help with technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely, and when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

The “you” Obama was talking about is one of the largest corporations in the Americas—Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras oil company. Obama previously offered the company a $2 billion loan guarantee to help develop the oil field, but to date, Petrobras has not given an answer.

While the President has embraced oil production off Brazil, operations in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska are at a standstill because of Obama’s “permitorium” on drilling. The only exceptions being three Gulf permits granted to operations which previously had permits and one allowing for new exploration (which will probably soon get slammed by a lawsuit).

Brazilian oil only makes sense if the United States didn’t have reserves. But the nation does. Still the President wants to invest billions of U.S. tax dollars for oil off Brazil.

And let’s not forget the unemployment problem. Obama promised to get America back to work during his primary run for the Presidency three years ago. But the jobless situation has not improved. According to The Washington Post, real unemployment in the United States may be as high as 16 percent.

Never mind that American rig operators go without work as do a multitude of small businesses that support them.

Fill’er Up With Corn And Check The Oil
Pleasing the Greens seems more important to Obama than getting America back on its feet. Of course, pleasing the Greens won’t produce much work for Americans and will only make the United States more dependent on oil imports. And oh yes, it will add to America’s massive trade deficit which has been weakening the U.S. dollar and therefore aggravating inflation.

Little wonder that on March 25, The Canada Free Press gave its opinion on Obama’s aspirations for Brazil:

“If Obama seems to be taking a wrecking ball to domestic oil production while increasing our reliance on oil from unstable foreign regimes, he at least partially explained his reasoning while in Brazil. ‘In the United States, we’ve jump-started a clean energy industry, and we’ll soon have the capacity to produce 40 percent of the world’s advanced batteries.’

“Of course, ‘jump-started’ is Washington speak [SIC] for subsidized. So in essence, the President is more than happy to trade our energy security and tank our economy to lead the world in the production of batteries.”

The Canada Free Press concluded that nobody can make, “stuff like this up and if it wasn’t so seriously stupid, it might be hilariously funny.”

Obama seems locked into remaking America into a Green nation whether it makes economic sense or not. Before his trip to Brazil, The Economist came out with its Feb. 28 issue, the cover of which said: “Blood and oil.” Within this issue is a Special Report, The Future of Food.

Food and energy have always been interconnected because it takes one to produce the other. Despite dire warnings of the surging global demand for food over the next two decades the Obama administration is willing to grow corn rather than drill for oil. 

While China aims to make 5 percent of its gasoline supply ethanol by 2020, Obama is far more ambitious, demanding that 30 percent of U.S. gasoline be derived from ethanol or alcohol by 2030.

Today ethanol only accounts for 8 percent of America’s transportation fuel yet takes up to 40 percent of the nation’s corn acreage. The Economist warns that if Obama’s 2030 deadline for clean gasoline is met, it will inflate food prices by an additional 15 to 40 percent.

If Obama had read this issue of The Economist, he might have spent less time talking about drilling for Brazilian offshore oil and spent more time learning the truth about ethanol. 

Brazil has no special advantage in finding crude but does have a tremendous advantage in making ethanol. The Economist points out that Brazil generates its ethanol, not from corn but from sugarcane, and the result is that it harvests eight units of energy for every one unit spent. In the U.S., corn produces one and a half units of energy for every one unit spent. 

Yet Obama is insistent that America grow ethanol, food prices be damned.

According to Peter Brabeck, the CEO of food giant Nestlé, “This is the craziest thing (the United States) is doing.”

I take issue with Brabeck. The Obama administration has been doing so many crazy things when it comes to U.S. energy policies it seems impossible to name just one.

Yours in good times and bad,

John Myers
Editor, Myers’ Energy & Gold Report

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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  • http://donthaveone Beberoni

    Bad, bad idea. They will use American money and labor and know how to get to this oil and set it all up, then tell us to take a hike when they start reaping the profits. Thats what I see happening.

    • http://www.marfigtrainings.com Peter

      And I agree 100% with you, their agenda is more than clear for the intelligent eyes, they want to cripple to USA economy one way or another so we can go down quicker than we are going.

      • Bruce D.

        Really that is the only thing that makes sense to me Peter. If he is not trying to purposely trying to take us down then the only other conclusion is that he is one of the dumbest Presidents ever to ever live. I am not so sure that he is that dumb to not understand the inefficiency of corn ethanol. Or so dumb that he would pay others to drill in their country while inhibiting it in the U.S.

        • JUKEBOX

          This imposter does not trust any conservative American who does not share his ideologies, but he does trust any foreign national that wants to enrich themselves at the expense of the American taxpayer.

        • Eddie47d

          As Bob Livingston pointed out ethanol isn’t the problem it’s the product used to make ethanol. Switch grass and sugarcane can make it cost effect without driving up the price of corn. Unfortunetly we don’t have much of either. We have the right idea of using ethanol as does China but the use of corn has to be limited. We export wheat and have plenty so why not convert wheat fields to switch grass as an idea or encourage more sugarcane in Florida. Cuba has plenty of sugarcane so why not make a deal with them.

          • Vigilant

            Eddie47d,

            I salute you for your perspicacious posting, and I agree with you!

          • Bruce D.

            Only land in South Florida is suitable for sugar cane. I know of one person who grows coffee beans but cannot afford the land to expand and make it more profitable. Land is very expensive there as it has an attractive climate and much of it is protected for the Everglades.

          • DaveH

            Any such idea that really has economic viability would be quickly adopted by the marketplace by people willing to invest their own money.
            Ideas that don’t have economic vialbility are supported by those who are spending other peoples’ money.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Doesn’t Barry’s adopted homeland of HI goow a lot of sugar cane?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            DaveH:

            When you sat down in the dentist chair last Monday, did you tell him to drill baby drill?

          • JohnK

            Hawaii doesn’t have any cane anymore since the EPA set a bunch of rules and regs to make it economically unviable to compete with Third World nations.

          • http://cut30.com Good4ya

            Hey Old Henry,

            You did mean Drill Brazil Baby Drill… didn’t you? ;)

          • Larry

            In this time of food shortages and dependency on foreign oil why does the government still pay farmers to NOT plant their fields? I would love to see the president or any politican from Washington DC play the game, ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER!

          • DaveH

            They know damn well what they are doing, Larry. They’re gaining power and perks. It’s the voters who are screwing up.

          • Dave Reinhart

            That’s good. Start dealing with another communist country. How about drilling in our country? We have huge supplies of oil and natural gas that we are sitting on. If we converted our infrastructure to mostly natural gas we would be one of the cleanest countries in the world. WE ARE THE SAUDIA ARABIA OF NATURAL GAS.

          • sherriww

            @eddie74:So busy I did not get to read much yesterday,so don’t know if you will even see my reply.Anyway,think you have a few pretty good ideas there.We do need to keep ethanol production going and didn’t know it cd be made that way,and it will take too much corn.The little farming area I live in has several BIG ethanol plants,employee lots of folks.We also have aa huge amount of big wind turbine places just in the past two years,and a whole lot of farmers letting the wind farms be put on their land(hear they pay u well for that).Whatever the case,we DO have to find these new ways, in addition to oil&coal.The President is very Right on this issue.For one,we don’t have much oil if we drilled everywhere,a very call percent,and,no,I DON’T want anymore places in the U.S. opened for the” drill baby”crowd!And,we don’t need much of that very dangerous side-shale drilling!Other countries want to do it,fine,We use thee other ways to cutdown what we have to buy from them,and we,our land,and our animals stay a whole lot safer,No more drilling here than the very last we can.If these other states we let these new plants come there,the oil guys we have new,safer jobs to start with.

        • Patty

          From the mouth of a 3 time gold master mechanic, use E85 if you want to harm your cars engine.

      • karolyn

        Why on Earth would Brazil want to do that?

        • FireMall

          Because Brazil’s employment rate will be subsidized by the deal & not cost the Brazilian owned oil corps One Thin Dime of their own..
          Obama is Paying them with “We The Stupid People’s” tax dollars to drill baby drill.

          To top it off, Brazil has not & will not be exporting to the U.S.
          The fuel “We The Americans” are paying for will be going to one of Obama’s True Favorite nation’s Muslim Brotherhood fighters.

          Yep: I know you won’t believe this. Oh well what’s knew ??

          • karolyn

            But with all their money, Brazil WILL be buying products from US.

          • JC

            That’s just “rationalizing” a crime Karolyn. there is NO way we should be subsidizing something in Brazil that has been disallowed at home. Surely you see the moral contradiction in that. Not to mention that the American taxpayer can no longer afford to subsidize anything at all, let alone this.

            (And what products will Brazil be buying from the US?)

          • Eddie47d

            More oil riggs if we still make them.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      That is exactly correct Berberoni. And the Traitor-In-Chief knows that. It is yet another of his “uilding blocks” to help “fundamentally change the greatest nation in the history of the world”.

      It is time for this scum-bag, jug-eared, half-breed, facsist Kenyan to be carted off to prison, and then the gallows.

      • Dingle

        I don’t know why anybody hasn’t made a case for treason and/or sedition with this President for many of his recent activities. He has certainly violated his oath to protect and defend the constitution.

    • Tom from Idaho

      It’s worse than that, Beberoni. They will not employ US workers at all and have us (US) pay again (in addition to the $2 billion we would loan them, and likely not get paid back for that ‘loan’) at the world inflated price for their oil. In addition we will STILL be dependent on foreign oil in yet another unstable part of the world. What irks me is that we’ve had now 40 years to get off of foreign oil and the greenies, who this regime has catered to, have stood in our way. The sooner we get this minority of our population from dictating our energy policy the sooner we will be on the road to energy independence; the politicians don’t seem to get that.

      • http://deleted Pat

        I totally agree with you, Tom from Idaho!

      • Eddie47d

        Aren’t we overly negative today! Brazil’s economy is roaring so I would hardly call them unstable. They do have free elections and a government that understands economics.If oil becomes king in Brazil that loan will be paid back. We invested billions in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria and those nations are ugly dictatorships. We’ve ignored our own Hemisphere for too long and several Presidents have blown golden opportunities in this region. We treated Venezuela like Iran and took their oil (still do)and angered it’s people which led to the Chavez regime. So maybe Obama is going about it the right way in respect to Brazil.

        • Jeep

          Yeah eddie, so “roaring” that they need a 2 bil dollar loan of my tax dollars to get it going. Sure, that’s “roaring” all right!

          • Eddie47d

            Check out their economy before you speak. Our economy was roaring about 12 years ago and we still got loans from China. Those loans are close to $500 billion and we have no way to pay them off. Brazil could be a much better bet.

          • Vigilant

            This is the 3rd or 4th posting, including the main article, that have it wrong about US taxpayer dollars being used to fund the Petrobras loan. Why Mr. Myers is perpetuating this myth is beyond my comprehension.

            First, let me say that I think Obama’s energy policies are destructive to our national security and our economy. Domestic oil exploration and drilling, nuclear energy and relaxation of EPA standards in general need to be adopted. Increasing our foreign oil dependence is not a wise move.

            That being said, I cringe every time the $2 billion Petrobras loan is mentioned as as the poster child for usage of taxpayer monies and increasing unemployment. It’s just not so. The loan is made through the Export-Import Bank.

            Please see http://www.exim.gov/brazil/pressrelease_082009.cfm

            The following is quoted from there:

            “CHARGES AND FACTS:

            Charge:The U.S. government is giving away more than $2 billion in taxpayer dollars to Brazil’s largest oil and gas company to drill for oil in Brazil.

            Fact: The Bank has approved a preliminary commitment to lend up to $2 billion to Petrobras for the purchase of American-made goods and services.

            The funds will go to American exporters as payment for their sales to the company.

            Of note, the Bank is self-sustaining and no taxpayer dollars are involved. So far, Ex-Im has approved a $300 million credit facility to finance their purchase of U.S. oil and gas equipment and services.

            Charge: The loans to Petrobras represent a giveaway of U.S. tax dollars.

            Fact: Ex-Im is a self sustaining, independent agency which operates at no cost to the taxpayer. In fact, since 1992 the Ex-Im has earned and sent to the U.S Treasury more than $4.9 billion in fees and interest earned by the Bank.

            Charge: America is exporting jobs to Brazil as a result of the loans.

            Fact: Only American made goods and services qualify for Ex-Im Bank loans or guarantees.

            Ex-Im only supports U.S. jobs by providing financing to ensure that American goods and services can compete on a level playing field against foreign competition.

            Charge: The loan to Petrobras represents a reversal of the Obama Administration’s policies on off-shore drilling.

            Fact: The Bank’s bipartisan Board unanimously approved the preliminary commitment to Petrobras on April 14, 2009, before any Obama appointees joined the Bank. In fact, at the time the Bank’s Board consisted of three Republicans and two Democrats, all of whom were appointed by George W. Bush.”

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            “before any Obama appointees joined the Bank”

            If this bank is an “idependent” operation why would Little Barry, or any president be making “appointments” to its Board?

            WHO owns this “bank”? WHO chartered it?

          • karolyn

            I too have heard that Brazil is one of the countries whose economy has not been affected by the worldwide recession. The country is doing very well. They are a good friend to have! If we get them buying more US products, it’s a gravy for the us economy.

          • DaveH
          • Dan az

            Thanks Dave
            Seems like there is always more just around the corner all you have to do is research.
            Here are a few examples of your Ex-Im taxpayer dollars at work:

            The Export-Import Bank has provided an $18 million loan to help a Chinese steel mill purchase equipment to modernize their plant. This Chinese company has been accused of illegally dumping steel into the U.S. – exacerbating the crisis in our steel industry.

            Since 1994, the Export-Import Bank has provided $673 million in loans and loan guarantees for projects related to the Enron Corporation, leaving taxpayers exposed to $514 million. The Ex-Im Bank approved a $300 million loan for an Enron-related project in India even though the World Bank repeatedly refused to finance this project because it was “not economically viable.”

            The Export-Import Bank is subsidizing Boeing aircraft sales to the Chinese military. According to the President of Machinists’ Local 751: “Boeing used to make tail sections for the 737 in Wichita, but they moved the work to a military factory in Xian, China. Is this Boeing’s definition of free trade, to have American workers compete with Chinese labor making $50 a month under military discipline?”

            The Ex-Im Bank insured a $3-million loan to aid General Electric build a factory where Mexican workers will make parts for appliances to export back to the United States. This project is responsible for the loss of 1,500 American jobs in Bloomington, Indiana.

            And on and on it goes. The bottom line is that if the Export-Import Bank cannot be reformed so as to become a vehicle for real job creation in the United States, it should be eliminated. American citizens have better things to do with their money than support an agency that provides welfare for corporations that could care less about American workers.

            Editors Note: Congressman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has the best web site of any member of Congress – http://bernie.house.gov/

          • Vigilant

            DaveH and Dan AZ,

            I’m surprised you both have linked to a site that quotes an op-ed from Bernie Sanders, the socialist from Vermont, to bolster your discussion.

            The op-ed was written in 2002, and has a number of flaws that you should have noted but didn’t. To wit:

            Sanders is entirely disingenuous in his assertion that taxpayers fund the Ex-Im Bank. This lie is the very basis for everything that follows in his diatribe. Do you have any factual substantiation to support the contention that taxpayers fund the Ex-Im Bank? I didn’t think so. In fact, the taxpayers have sustained a net gain from the bank, which has added millions to the Treasury as shown in my earlier posting.

            Secondly, Sanders uses the age-old economic fallacy, “post hoc, ergo propter hoc” (after this, therefore because of this). He tries to get you to buy into a false contention that the shipment of jobs overseas is a direct result of the loans from the Ex-Im Bank. This is another of the shopworn and false arguments of the left that tax benefits and subsidies are responsible for corporate outsourcing. I thought we’d come to realize that it has been onerous over-regulation and confiscatory corporate taxation that has caused this loss of jobs.

            The Ex-Im loan to Petrobras has taken a hit from both the left and the right, for all the wrong reasons. Michelle Malkin used it as a basis for her accusation that it was Obama’s doing, and the left has slammed it as a taxpayer-funded subsidy to big business, both of which are false.

            God knows, there are enough reasons out there to rail against corporate welfare, but the Ex-Im Bank loan is not one of them.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Maybe they should be sending us foreign aid.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          I think it’s all the stress brought about by the horrific prospect of the imminent shut down of, oh no, da guvment!

          All the old people dieing in the streets, people jumping from buildings, little kids can’t pet the bears….

          • Carlucci

            toilets won’t flush…check out the dummies in San Francisco. Did you see that article where all of the sewerage is backing up because of their efforts to conserve water? It has totally backfired! Can those people really be that full of sh**?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            It would appear that they are, or were…

            Maybe they should just run the line over to City Hall.

          • Mike in MI

            Carlucci -
            Trust me, anybody who keeps sending Nancy Pelosi back to Wash.,DC as many times as San Francos have is certainly FULL of something. So much so, the constipation is putting pressure on their brains and produces voting consistent with their in-filling.

        • http://aol Bryan

          You and your obama buddies are still on a kool-aid high. Brazil will f k the USA just like the rest of OPEC. Obama will get his cut after we throw him out of the USA.

      • Scott

        I agree that this doesn’t make sense in many areas, however, I have issue with your response that Brazil is an unstable area. Check your facts about Brazil’s growing economy and stable government, although it has its share of corrupt politicians (are their many non-corrupt politicians left?.

    • Lomax

      The company that is doing the drilling down there is a comapny that George Soros owns a lot of stock in. What a co-incidence!

    • Void1972

      Brazil has been working very closely with China for the last 6 years. Obama has been working closely with China for the last twenty years.
      This is just one more nail in America’s coffin, and Obama is holding the hammer!

  • Mary Burton

    Obama had to help his friend George Soros,George has a stake in the oil in Brazil. Mary

  • AJ

    What’s the big question, look deeper and you find George, Gorgy Schortz,Soros as making a ton of money in Brazilian oil. What’s the connection between Obama and Brazil? His old friend, financer and handler George Soros.

  • David

    Don’t despair roughnecks-you only have about 1.5 years left to hang out before our next president spends his first year undoing all of obama’s mistakes. Sad thing is “o” really believes in himself.

    I only hope Paul Ryan and the gang can get the debt bomb under control now or we won’t be needing any oil. We are heading down a road of no return.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      David:

      I agree with what you say, but I do not think it will happen. The Republican Party currently has no one running that will be able to unseat the Kenyan Traitor-In-Chief.

      Donald Trump MIGHT be able to pull it off, but he is another big government elitist “Republican” and I am not sure he would do us any good in the long run.

      Herman Cain, I think, could take out Little Barry Soetoro, but right now he does not seem to be a serious candidate.

      Check out: http://www.hermancain.com

      If the Republican “leadership” had any stones the Kenyan would be gone right now and in a prison cell awaiting trial for fraud and treason to name a couple. Hwever, they are simply a bunch of elitist pawns afraid of their shadow.

      • http://MSN.com Natalie A

        I think it is enough. No more, we don’t need any black president. The black president will be going to support an affirmative action that made life easier for African American population and hurt other smart people. Because of affirmative action is causing in decreasing quality care and knowledge. They want more intelligent African American group but forget about quality.

        • Dennis Patrick

          Racist and uneducated. What a combo.

          • http://MSN.com Carl Olson

            We still have feelings and are human and go through the same struggles as others. Take Equal Opportunity Employers for example: You can have two people applying for the same job, one white with the right qualifications, the other a African American with no experience, and guess who gets the job then. It’s just not fair that race even matters anymore.
            Next, All races are racist. Call me whatever you like. For me today’s racism is not about inferiority, but also about mortality. If black males do not want to be racially profiled as life threatening, they need to stop being a danger. It is as simple as that.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            You people and the race card. Never ceases to amaze…

          • Vicki

            Old Henry it is especially amusing because they only fight themselves. Since we are ALL of the human RACE.

        • http://MSN.com Alice

          We need a smart and responsible President who creates equal opportunity for everyone. Stop an affirmative action.

        • karolyn

          Whoa! Obama was not the one who started Affirmative Action. As a matter of fact that was instituted a long time ago.

          • Vicki

            And just like all those “evil” Bush policies, Obama has failed to STOP affirmative action.

          • FireMall

            Correct: Afirmative-Action was instigated years ago.

            I believe the documents will have a signature bearing the name Jimmy Carter.
            The first outspoken supporter of Socialism and allied to the Mideast Muslim factions of America’s demise..

          • Vigilant

            The Supreme Court, NOT the president, rules on matters of law.

        • Ellen1

          I do not and never have cared what color our president may be. I just want him/her to OBEY and DEFEND our Constitution, protect our borders and do not participate and facilitate theft of the American people. I really don’t think that’s too much to ask. The actual duties of the president/federal government are very few. If they actually did their jobs, this country would be prosperous beyond measure.

      • Eddie47d

        Old Henry does alot of name calling when Nixon/Agnew and Bush/Cheney should have been in prison too. Is that what our nation has come down to? I think we love slaying our nations leaders and Obama is no exception. Most of this bitterness is wishful thinking and political grandstanding. Every 4 years we say somebody else can do a better job yet apparently it doesn’t happen. I guess we can say the American spirit has eternal hope so hang in there.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          This goof-ball and his co-conspirators, have committed the biggest fraud in the history of our country. And we just let it continue.

          As I recall Agnew resigned as did Tricky Dick. Bush should have been impeached for signing a treaty by Exec. Order wtih the Mexes and Canadians back in 2005. Not sure what exactly Cheney did to warrant that.

          Joey Biden should have been impeached in early 2009 for disclosing the “secret location” where Cheney was during the 9/11 attack. That was a direct violation of fed law with a, I belivev, minimum jail sentence of 10 years. Not a word from the com;unist MSM.

          • DaveH

            Obama has done us a big favor. He has wakened the apathetic voters from their deep slumber. If McCain had been elected, the citizens would still be slumbering as Big Government grew Bigger.

      • David

        How about Huckabee/Rand Paul combo? Some good ole republic values combined with an pastor. We could use a little religion in this country-and I mean Christian

        • DaveH

          Please. Huckabee is a smooth-talking RINO.

          • David

            True but better than a progressive. Remember the masses have to like the candidate. Rand will bring in the young/conservatives while Huckabee brings in the “silent genreation”.

            Ok how about Paul/Rubio?

        • Ellen1

          You still want Republican elitists? Neither D nor R are worth anything at all; they’ve almost all sold out long ago.

    • JUKEBOX

      The one way of cutting our oil consumption is to price it out of the range of normal people, and force us onto bicycles like the third world countries have been doing for centuries.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        “We live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you will work with me to change it”. “I will FUNDAMENTALLY change America”.

        Simply fulling the only campaign promises that mattered to him…

  • Waste Management

    This is typical of this administration….spend billions of taxpayers money….use our money…..to set it up and teach them….and then sell it back to USA (at rip off prices)….anyway its a win-win for them….a BIG loser for us….!!! Wake Up America…we need a change!!

    • Bruce D.

      It is typical. I would like to see Donald Trump in the Presidential debates to bring these issues to the forefront. No one can make a point like he can or put you on the spot like he can. He can also handle the press. I never was a fan of his but I like his bluntness.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Bruce:

        You are correct about Trump. I too would like to see him in a debate with Der Fuhrere. That might be a good pay for view. Hwever, I think Trump is another narcisist. Everytime I see him he cannot help but extol on how smart he is, how well educaated hi is, hwo well connected he is. how well he knows Wall Street, and on and on. He also seems to be another elitist big government Republican.

        I just am not sure, but time will tell. We just have to be very careful of the “anybody but Obama” syndrom.

        • Bruce D.

          Trump seems to play both sides so I am skeptical. He did say he would put enough troops on the Southern border to seal it. He said he would level the playing field with China. I believe him on these two things. I also think he would promote an energy policy that makes sense for America and not for Brazil.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            He does seem to do what he says he will do, but that is in life as a private citizen. Those things seem to fly in the face of the OWO conckroaches, so all that might go by the wayside if he got into the WH, or he would run the high probability of, ah shall we say, being ruetralized.

          • DaveH

            Trump is a people-pleasing, Big Government lover. I can sure see why our Government just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Some of you won’t wake up until we have the economy of Cuba.

        • JUKEBOX

          Obama and his myrmidons have been extolling his genius and brilliance for a long time, but so far, he has not proven the truth of this claim. Donald Trump can at least back up his claim.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Yes he can, but the part that bothers me is his continual reminding us of that fact.

          • DaveH

            Would Trump be better than Obama? Yes. Would Trump shrink the Government back to 1950s levels. Not a chance.

      • Don

        Bruce D., I’m with you on Trump, he calls a spade a spade !!

        • Bruce D.

          Trump has a few good ideas like making all countries pay for our bases in their country. Japan I know does already. Trump says Korea does not. Business wise he would do a lot of things that politicians just do not seem to get at all.

          • Eddie47d

            Sure we offer them protection yet we have to pay rent on all land that we use. So does the calulation come out in their favor or ours? In Germany I believe we use them more than they get anything out of us. In South Korea it is probably the opposite because of North Korea.

          • Vigilant

            Eddie,

            I believe you’re wrong about Germany. That country is second only to the US in funding the NATO effort.

            As for the rest of Western Europe, they’ve been riding on US largesse for decades by contributing way too little for their self-defense.

          • Bruce D.

            What exactly do we get out of it Eddie? Maybe the world government ideologues gets something out of it but it is unlikely the taxpayer gets much. If we do you be sure to let me know.

          • Eddie47d

            We use German soil to transport troops to our many wars.

          • Bruce D.

            Then you would agree Eddie Obama gets something out of it but the American taxpayer loses or can be considered lucky to break even.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Don:

          No pun intended, I hope..

      • Carlucci

        The Donald is like a dog with a bone, and like Charlie Sheen, he likes WINNING -!!. The PTB will never let the Donald become president, but I’ll bet he can really shake it up in a debate. I would really enjoy watching him make some people squirm.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          I have heard that belief stated here, and other places, before. This is a concept I have never quite been able to get my arms around.

          If Trump runs in the primaries and manages to garner the most votes / delegates, how can TPB stop him?

          Is there behind-the-scenes, ah, coertion / threats?

          • Carlucci

            Old Henry – To answer your question – many people believe that the elites who have membership in the Bilderbergs, CFR, Trilateral Commission, IMF, UN, the PRIVATE Federal Reserve “bank”, uber wealthy people like George Soros, the Rothchild and Rockefeller families, and other super wealthy people etc., are the real powers that be behind the scenes. They are controlling everything, like the wizard behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz. They have an agenda to become even wealthier and more powerful while they bring the middle classes everywhere (but especially here) to their knees and destroy them. The middle class is their enemy because that’s where a huge percentage of the population is. They want a class system where people are either really really rich, or poor. So, they’ll put a meat puppet in office as president and that individual pretty much sells his soul to them and does whatever they want him to do. As repugnant as I find B.O., he is just one of a long line of predecessors going through the motions, doing their bidding, and taking the heat for it.

            People with true integrity might upset the apple cart and get into that office, but you can bet the farm that they won’t last long, because a paid assassin could come in and take them out, like one of the most famous murders of our time – JFK.

            I know people don’t like to think about things like this, and they want to “trust” their “government”, but I ask you – what has any government ever done to make people want to trust them? Everything they do is based on a foundation of lies, because they lie about everything and they do it all the time. Note that most of the people in government are lawyers. Remember what Jesus said about lawyers in Luke 11:46?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            No, honestly I did not remember. However, I went and read it and the rest of Chpter 11.

            I was about 13-1/2 when JFK was murdered. Too young and in that time too innocent to comprehend all that was going on. I, as most Americans at that time, trusted DC. The ensuing nonsense of the succeeding years and the “verdict” of the Warren Commission was the turning point for me, and I believe, most Americans. That was the biggest cover-up of the biggest murder since Lincoln. I hope to live long enough to be around when the materials that the Warren Commission locked up, are unlocked.

            How long was that? 50 years?

            I wonder how much differently things would have been if Mr. Zapruder had not been where he was, when he was….

            Do you think That is how dick-for-brains came out a multi-millionaire after entering office essentially pennyless? Doing what “he was told”? I just can’t imagine Reagan knuckling under like that. Most of the rest, yes, but not Reagan.

            In my 20s my mom told me about the “Gnomes of Zurick”. My sisters thought she was over the edge. I did not. The youngest one has come around. The others have not, and think “da brudder” is over the edge.

            HOWEVER, for at least 55 of my 60 years I have never concerned myself with, nor held myself responsible for, what anyone else thinks.

  • Dan k.

    Well said with a bit of humor, blame it on Rio.
    Seems also history indeed repeats itself.
    As Oboma has his sojorn in South America it seems “While Rome burns”
    Leadership in Washington? There is non.
    My compliments on your article!

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Our economy crumbles. Our Nero plays golf.
      The Gulf burns. Our Nero plays basketball and golf.
      The ME disintegartes and burns. Our nero plays golf and goes on yet another tax payer funded vacation. And on and on…

    • JUKEBOX

      That’s why I call him “NEROBAMA”.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        I don’t think I have caught that in any of your prior posts. Sorry.
        It’s a good one.

        • Carlucci

          I like that one, and “Hitlery”. I think JoeH came up with “Hitlery”, which describes her to a T.

  • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

    Again the half truths continue Since June 8 2010 39 shallow water permits have been approved 6 deep water permits are close to approval and 45 deep water permits are in review according to a BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management)report.FactCheck.org as of March 31 2011 states there have been over 200 permits approved. I go to the gulf I enjoy the sea food the beach’s and the water there has to be regulations and enforcement of the drilling industry do to the fact PROFITS come before people and the environment.

    • JKO

      Please site your source using something besides a government agency. The sources I read and trust are saying the same thing this article does. Our government lies to us and so does their agencies. The EPA is still telling us about climate change (AKA global warming) which has been debunked. And I did my own research to find out, I did not trust what others told me.
      I do like to understand all sides and that is why I am asking for a source outside the government.

    • WayneT

      SMSgt Z, where oh where are you getting your information. Do you have a direct line to the White House???? Are you an Obama supporter? I think you are completely off base. I think that most on his forum will support me saying this. Obama does not care for you, or any other American Citizen as far as that goes. We need to become energy independent, but not by using corn which drives up the food prices. Keep on dreaming. We’ll let you continue to sleep.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Wayne”

        Something I have been thinking about: What was the basic tenant for the riots that have been taking place in the ME as of late? Food prices, food scarecity. What happens here when more and more acreage is dedicated to corn and in turn that corn is processed into ethanol rather than food?

        We end up with civil disorder as in the ME. That allows Der Fuhrer to declare Marhsal Law. That essentially makes him Dictator-In-Chief. There is a policy for instituting Marshal Law, but none for removing it.

        Never ever forget EVERYTHING this a$$hole jug-eared facsist Kenyan does is 100% geared at destroying the U.S. and putting him in charge permanently so that we can be like his homeland, Kenya.

        • Eddie47d

          Thanks Old Henry; Your continual nasty name calling is a sure guarantee that Obama will stay in the White House. You should change your title to Old Bully so is that how you got your way in life.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Nope. Got it by working hard, being honest and respecting those who EARNED it.

            Little Barry is a fraud and anyone with a twits worth of sense knows it. Did you watch the link I posted yesterday?

            Have you paid the least bit of attention to what that Kenyan has been saying and doing?

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Oh, and anything I may, or may not, say here, or anywhere else, will have no bearing whatsoever on the Kenyan staying in our WH. The GOP will handle that one nicely on their own. Most likely another Juan McCain.

          • JC

            Eddie47d says:
            April 6, 2011 at 10:34 am
            Thanks Old Henry; Your continual nasty name calling is a sure guarantee that Obama will stay in the White House
            ——————————————————–

            WHAT? LMAO…Now there is a sensible thing to say :)

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            JC:

            LMAO. It took me about 4 minutes to “figer” that one out..

            My sisters keep telling me they will not give up as they drag me kicking and screaming into the 20th Century…

          • JC

            Almost the same here Henry. I learned it from the kids.

    • JIBBS

      factcheck, holds no water. You really need to do some homework before you speak. They also said barry had a BC, hell, that COLB won’t get you a driver’s lic.

      • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

        Factcheck,OpenSecrets,ProPublica,etc,etc are a few of the sources I use

        • Eddie47d

          They will always say you are wrong no matter what facts you bring to the table. That’s why I only present my point of view and try not to use what other people are downloading.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Hey Eddie,

            I hope you don’t let your grandson watch any of that crap on TV that we were discussing yesterday. I know he is small, but they are like sponges.

          • Eddie47d

            Actually I don’t let him watch TV unless his sister(5) is here. We mostly read or go for walks or work in the yard or he sits in my lap while I type. He’s 20 mos. but a great kid. I’ll see if I can get him through his terrible twos.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            My youngest grandaughter is just 9 months. She is facinated by the computer and is reveted to the screen when on my lap.

            I open a blank Word doc and let her bang on the keyboard and watch what comes up on the screen. She loves it. HOWEVER, there have been times when she hits one of those “hot” keys and does funny stuff to Pa Pa’s computer….

        • Brad

          SMSgt Z retired Nam 68,

          You see, when I search out your so called resources on factcheck; ie: factcheck,OpenSecrets,ProPublica nothing came up concerning anything about this current article. So, in my opinion your facts stink and you lied about your sources, you’re not credible sir.

  • Elvira

    This deal isn’t about oil for America. All the Brazilian oil is already under contract to be shipped to Red China. This deal that Obama is proposing is to ‘buy’ George Soros’s help in 2012. This deal is purely Obama trying to buy the election in 2012 just like he did in 2008. Obama will do anything to get re-elected including starting more wars on top of the three he now owns. Soros is one of the largest shareholders in the Brazilian oil company. He stands to make billions of dollars if this deal goes through and you can bet your bananas it will!!!
    Why isn’t the leftist media reporting any of this ‘deal’? They want Obama re-elected so badly that they will only report what is positive about “their man in the Whitehouse”!!!

    • WayneT

      The money George Soros will make from Brazil ,will come from America. Why don’t our brain dead Congress impeach this imposter in the White House they call president? Surely, they have to be aware of what Obama is doing. They obviously do not care.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Wayne:

        As was pointed out in some posts last week. Impeachment is not the answer as it would not happen with a democrap controlled Senate. Thre have only been two Impeachments in out histor and neither ended with a conviction in the Senate.

        Also, an Impeachment would not reverse what the facsist Kenyan has done. Whereas if he was vetted and removed for ineligibility and fraud all he has done would be nullified. Think two communists on the USSC for starters.

        Once removed he could be jailed. tried, convicted and executed on the gallows. Now that “would make our day”!

        • http://aol Bill

          If they didn’t impeach that criminal Bush or hang him, they wont to anybody.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Not to mention dick-for-brains the child molester / rapist who sold us out to the communist Chinese. Remember China-gate?

          • 45caliber

            Old Henry:

            I agree. China likely wouldn’t have the nukes and certainly wouldn’t have the ICBMs if he hadn’t sold them the info.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            45:

            Not to mention the recently revealed stealth fighter.

          • DaveH

            It’s all about power. They won’t give that power up willingly. And from what I’ve seen from most of the posters, they won’t have to. We the people will have no real teeth until the vast majority has realized that Government is not the Solution, They are the Problem.
            It seems that even now, in the face of almost certain collapse, the majority still want Big Government — but their kind of Big Government, not the other guys’ kind.
            If we want economic progress and peace, we need to roll the size of Government back to at least the 1950s where they spent half of what they spend now (as a percentage of GDP). I don’t hold much hope for that. So the next best thing is to start doing your stretching exercises in earnest until you can bend over and kiss your butt goodbye.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Elvira:

      Little Barry cannot buy Soros’ support in 2012 as Soros owns the facsist Kenyan lock stock and barrel. I would not be surprised if Soros is not the one who hand-picked all the czars.

      • 45caliber

        Agreed.

      • 45caliber

        Keep in mind that the way Soros makes his money is to get a country’s currency fluxuating and then controls the fluxuation. Sounds sort of familiar, doesn’t it?

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Yes, and that has been my thought for several years. He just needed to get his boy in place to ramp up the operation.

        • DaveH

          That’s right. A currency trader can’t make much money when the currency is stable.

    • http://deleted Pat

      Well put, Elvira!

    • Eddie47d

      Elvira: That is the whole point of Obama making deals with Brazil. As you pointed out China also wants this oil so why are we standing by while they get the contracts and we scramble for crumbs? Which do you prefer that China gets the goods with their massive investments or we step in with a couple of billion and get a piece of the pie. China is also seeking permits to drill in Cuban waters and we stand by and let it happen. So who is really sabotaging our country with our back-ass foreign policies. Obama would love to do business with Cuba but we still have this ridiculous blockade going on. Too many stubborn Nationalists strangle our economy and keep us from being competitive with our southern neighbors.

      • 45caliber

        I agree. In fact, China already has at least one oil well drilled at the edge of Cuban waters – adjacent to us. I believe that the government has morgaged all oil in the US – off shore and on shore – to China to get the loans they need to buy more votes. That’s why we can’t drill and use it but they can.

      • DaveH

        China didn’t put a moratorium on our oil drilling.
        Our Constitution doesn’t give the President unilateral power to shut down whole industries.
        What we have here is a dictator that is ignoring the Constitution that he swore to uphold.
        And Eddie will stick up for him until he turns on the Unionists.
        For those of you who don’t understand why Obama would idle all those workers, read this:
        http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/7047234.html

  • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

    One more thing Google “manure to energy”.You will find a true untapped energy source Poop the future energy source

    • Bruce D.

      It is also the source of the left.

      • JKO

        Excellent point. And BE CAREFUL about Google – they are “in bed” with some questionable people. I use Bing now.

        Very very left wing. If you trust those sources then you are fine to use google.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        That would give us an abundant source!
        And don’t foreet the hot air!

        • 45caliber

          I agree. I’ve always insisted that we should pipe all the hot air from the Capitol to a windmill or something. It is a waste to not use it since it doesn’t accomplish anything else…

    • JIBBS

      Manure energy has been around for year’s, I think you have been sleeping.

      • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

        Not in this country in any large scale NYC opened it’s first sewage to methane plant this year

  • BABUSHSKA

    The Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and Montana have an estimated 2 billion barrels of oil beneath a layer of shale ….enough reserve oil to make America energy INDEPENDENT! But is Obama giving incentives to U.S. oil companies to help develop this area? Instead he is intent on bringing this country to its economic knees by issuing a moratorium on Gulf Oil drilling while funding other country’s efforts to extract their oil. It’s insane….and criminal! Obama should be given a lobotomy, then tried as a traitor and conspirator to bring this country
    down.

    • arthur

      And all of his suppporters as well…….

    • WayneT

      BABUSHSKA, I have read that this area you mentioned has between 3.15 and 4 billion barrels of oil. You are on the right tract though, we should be drilling right here in our own country for oil and giving the jobs back to our own folks here and improving own economy at the same time. I am betting this retard does not get elected. I amsure he will lose most of the folks on SS as those folks has not had any raises in the last two years, but the government finds all kind of money when it comes to foreign aid and the pork Congress Members want to send back home helping them to get reelected.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Wayne:

        That is where a lot of OUR Social Security Trust Fund money, extracted at gun point, has been going for 50 years. And that is why it is broke now.

      • 45caliber

        He’s sold it to China …

  • WayneT

    This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of, giving Brazil billions of taxpayers money so they can drill for oil over there and compete against us since we have our own oil here. This is similar to the law the Democratic Congress passed in 2007 forcing us to buy CFL light bulbs from the Chinese beginning in 2014. Does this idiot they call president, think that Brazil is in another world? How could any sane man, or woman, that has an open mind, ever cast another vote for this retard? They say that he just announced that he will be running again in 2002. This idiot has been in he campaign mode ever since he made president. I am telling you folks, with all the crap this man has in his first 4 years, I hate to think what he would do in his last 4 years if he makes it again.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      We must remember that Der Fuhrer cannot send Brazil any money that is not first approved by the House and then appropriated by the House.

      Call / email you Congressperson and DEMAND that not one red cent be allowed to be spent on this.

    • Eddie47d

      Did the world stop and you forgot to get off? Every nation trades with other nations and have since the beginning of time.In earlier days some goods were ill gotten gains through force or wars.Yet trade,loans and deal making are still going on. The world is still moving and we do depend on each other. We don’t grow tea or have certain minerals that are crucial to technology. You all seem to think we can go it alone yet few nations have truly succeeded in that.Look at all the nations who don’t have any oil and are dependent on someone else. Look at all the nations that have plenty of oil and what a mess they are in.They can’t get it right either so I feel damn lucky for what we have.We have a right to demand accountability in the Gulf as with any oil spill. Even BP is asking for the go ahead for more drilling. Mistakes were made yet this country is starting to gear up for more drilling and maybe this time the oil companies will get it right.

  • Paul

    Obama has got to go!!!!! He is a self serving idiot along with his other puppets.

    How long are we the people going to sit back and take this. I have signed two petitions to IMPEACH him.

    He is a traitor and a crook. The absolute worst president this country has ever seen.

    • arthur

      Kruschev is rolling around in his grave and laughing so hard that I can hear his bones rattling…!!!

      • Carlucci

        Yes, didn’t he bang his shoe on a conference table and scream “We will bury you!!” Everybody sing….”Oh Nikita, you’ll never know…”

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          To quote Harry Cary: “Holyyyy Cowww”! I had forgotten that. I remember seeing it on Huntley – Brinkley, or one of those shows. He was a profit and we thought he was nuts.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Paul:

      Email your Congressperson at DEMAND that the Kenyan be REMOVED, not impeached.

      You can reach him / her by going to www.(insert their last name).house.gov

      There will be a place you can click to contact them and send an email.

      It does NO good to simply vent / scream / whine here.

      You should also contact Boehner and Darrell Issa to convey the same message. Issa in chairman of the Oversight Committee.

      And yes, I have done all of the above.

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      And we’ve had some real whing-dingers in the last 110 years.

  • http://none BAP362

    Although I’m not happy about Obama’s handling of our energy affairs not everything can be blamed on him. When It comes to making alcohol out of corn I say hold the phone, wait a minute. This is typical Republican response to blame a Democratic president for something that the was started under a Republican president, and when the Republicans someday regain the White House the reverse will also be true. However all this big alcohol production, and turning our food supply into fuel started under the Bush administration. The Bush administration had an entire schedule of increasing production, and usage all the way to 2020 something before Obama ever came along. However Obama be damned for not doing something about it. Actually I’m an independent and I blame both political parties for the mess that this country is in now. Poor stewardship on the part of both the Donkeys and the Elephants. Both parties like to play the finger pointing game. The way I see it is both of these parties got to go. We need new and correct thinking and a congress that will enact it.

    • ValDM

      I’m afraid you’re way off base on ethanol production. It was started in Carter’s era, and was forced on us in Reagan’s era. If you lived in a farming community, you would know this. In addition, ethanol is the worst thing you can put in your engine. It’s highly corrosive due to its ability to attract water. It’s especially corrosive to 2-cycle engines (you know, your lawn mower, tiller, weed eater).

      • JKO

        Didn’t realize it was even further back. Thanks for the info.

      • Joyce from Loris

        ValDM, I agree with parts of your statement, however being a farmer, I can tell you that this government is in control of what the farmers are ALLOWED to grow. Just in our small community, thousands of acres of farm land are idle, due to government intervention. We could utilize those acres for growing corn for fuel, and not take away from the corn grown for food. As far as the engines go, yes, there are some problems with ethanol as the engines are made NOW. However, a few adjustments, the addition of a sieve ingredient, or other changes, would make our engines work just fine with PURE ethanol. We have 200 acres, and there is less than 1/4 planted anymore. The government has put the small farmers out of business for the sake of large agricultural companies, like Monsanto. It’s a shame.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          Joyce:

          It is much more than a shame.

          How has the “guvment” forced you to idle so many of your acres? I know there is a set-aside program, or used to be, so farmers could be paid for NOT growing, but it was voluntary.

          You sure know a lot about engines – for a girl…. HA!

          • 45caliber

            It isn’t entirely voluntary. Try growing some crop like rice without a government license and see what happens. You’d likely end up in jail.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Thanks 45. I will ask some farmers around here about that issue, and a couple of relatives – retired farmers.

            We do not have rice around here. Doesn’t it have to be grown in areas constantly under water?

          • 45caliber

            It requires irrigation for at least part of its grown period but that isn’t the real problem. The government simply controls who can plant it and who can’t. As a result, they control the price as well. It I’m not mistaken, some other crops also fall into this area. Corn and wheat, for instance, used to be bought by the government and stored for famines, etc. It also helped control the pricing. They would “sell” (actually give away) the older grain to places like Russia and India. But some years ago they got away from that. (I think because the middle men saw a chance to make a lot more money selling it directly to other countries.) I’m not sure but I think the government controls the amount of acreage a farmer can grow now.

            On rice, the way they did it was to grant licenses to those who were already growing it. A big farmer (thousands of acres) can get a license relatively easily. But a small farmer can’t normally get one. I had a cousin who tried. He had three hundred acres and could get a license for only 11 acres of rice. But another down the road had 40 acres and could put ALL in rice. You can see why the farmers don’t like the program.

        • DaveH

          Do any of you really think that the same Government that has poorly run Medicare, Social Security, the Post Office, and a slew of other wasteful agencies, is going to know what’s best for our economy?
          We need to get Government out of the Marketplace and give the power back to the consumer. I’m talking about Free Markets, where at most Government could serve only in an advisory role.
          If you really want our economy and our freedom back, there is only one political party with the principles to do that. For Free Markets, Limited Government, Personal Responsibility, Individual Liberty, and Peace:
          http://libertarianparty.org/platform

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        ValDM:

        What you say is true, but the Republican Congress mandated a 10% ethanol level in all gas in the 2005 Energy Bill. The same one, I believe, that tinkered with the Daylight Saving cycle that we discussed here on 3/25.

        I live in a farming area and it has helped the farmeres. And you are right on the money about lawn mowers, etc. However, it is not just 2 cycle. fIt is bad on all small engines, 2 and 4 cycle.

        I have a JD Lawn tractor that I used ethanol in. It ultimately cost me over $400 to have the carb rebuilt and a stuck valve repaired. My dealer told me to stay away from that stuff in my small engines. I chuckled and commented that it seemed strange. What does JD make, and who buys most of their products? And they can’t run on their customer’s products?

        It does, however, work fine in my F150 and the wife’s van.

        • Eddie47d

          Good useful information Henry,thanks.

    • JKO

      Actually corn as fuel goes all the way back to Clinton, we just did not see it until Bush. I do agree that Bush could have done more though.

    • WayneT

      BAP362 your right in some aspect of your message. I agree that both parties are to blame for the mess we are in, but Obama is in charge of driving the car now, and any person in their right mind will have to hold Obama responsible when whw runa over the hill since he is in charge. In fact he has not even tried to get the car back on the road and prevent this accident from happening. He is only make it worse by continues over the hill.

    • JIBBS

      obumer has been in the drivers seat for over two year’s! Stop blaming other people, what happened to his promise to fix everthing! come of the dream world.

      • 45caliber

        JIBBS:

        You obviously haven’t seen his re-election web page yet. He insists he is the only President to have a 1000% (oops, 100%) record. Surely you believe him, right??

        • Eddie47d

          You’re like a sore looser after a football game and hold a grudge forever.

          • 45caliber

            Actually, if he was out of office, I wouldn’t hold a grudge at all, unlike you about Bush. But as long as he is in office he tends to force things through that I consider detrimental to this country and the people in it. Don’t stretch things you don’t know about.

          • Eddie47d

            Actually you and everybody on the right will blame Obama for years to come,or Clinton or Carter. The writing is already on the wall.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Gangster politics 45, gangster politics. From Chi Ca Go. Imagine that.
            Somebody told me yesterday that means stupid votrs in Mandarin, I think.

          • DaveH

            I don’t blame Obama. I blame the self-centered, immoral people who elected him to feather their nests (or at least present the illusion of that). People like Eddie.

          • 45caliber

            Old Henry:

            I like it! LOL

  • http://aol.com sean murrey

    just like that sob wants us to depend on fornign oil Impeachment.

  • Gloria Wedemeyer

    I don’t understand Obama at all. But the one thing I don’t understand is Obama said we would loan them 2 billion dollars. How can we loan any money when we don’t have any money. Would someone explain that to me. Does Obama just have an open check book.

    • arthur

      If you are an American, this president hates you….why can’t you seem to get it…???

      • Carlucci

        I think lots of people get it, because actions always speak louder than words.

    • Bruce D.

      That Gloria is what is becoming blatantly obvious to 60% of the population. The other 40% never seem to have a clue or could care less where the money comes from or how much we give away. It is a huge burden for many to pay taxes and government seems irresponsible in spending it.

      • JIBBS

        How very true, the people who pay no tax at all, are the one’s that could care less. They just want to keep all the freebee’s they get from the rest of us.

        • WayneT

          Maybe they are the ones who keeps their heads covered, and don’t want to know what is happening.

        • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

          “pay no tax at all”

          47% is, I believe, the “guvment figers”.

    • Patriot

      Its’ called the printing press or now a click of a mouse from the Federal Reserve thru the IMF, we need to wake up mass inflation is coming and will not be pleasant!

      • JC

        Exactly, everything…EVERYTHING, else going on is a diversion from that fact. There’s a freight train coming and we’re standing on the tracks looking the other way.
        End the Fed.

    • Don

      Are you Blonde ? why do you suppose we are 14 trillion in debt !!

    • Eddie47d

      Some of you blame everything on Obama just to make yourselves feel good. This $2 billion dollar loan is from the Export-Import Bank and was initiated by George Bush. All members of this board were appointed by George Bush who approved this loan. This loan is still sitting on hold from 4 years ago and it is up to the board members to release the money not Obama.George Soros sold much of his share in Petrobras and the decision doesn’t lie with him either no matter which way the loan goes. This Export-Import Bank is supposed to be self sustaining and does not rely on US tax dollars and this loan to Brazil is not coming out of taxpayers money. As another note China is indeed getting some Brazilian oil but they first have to give Brazil a $10 billion dollar loan. That $2 billion sounds like chump change compared to that deal.

      • JC

        Eddie47d says:
        April 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm
        Some of you blame everything on Obama just to make yourselves feel good. This $2 billion dollar loan is from the Export-Import Bank and was initiated by George Bush.
        ———————————————————–
        Ok, assuming that is the truth…
        How is President HopeyChangey going about righting this wrong?
        In other words, so what! What exactly is your point?

        • Eddie47d

          What wrong? He’s not directly involved in this deal so what is there to correct.

          • 45caliber

            So … are you trying to say that Oblama had nothing to do with this loan at all? Then why did he make a special trip to Brazil about it?

          • DaveH

            There you go, 45, asking Eddie those pesky tough questions.

          • JC

            I see eddie, the Kenyan as it turns out doesn’t seem to be directly involved in anything at all now does he? Yet somehow our nations demise has moved up to light speed while he was away golfing, or playing basketball, or hanging out in his “homeland” with Michelle…
            God forbid then that he should actually get involved, hey?
            He’d probably blow the country right off the map in 15 minutes.

          • Eddie47d

            That deal was made 4 years ago under Bush so Obama is building relationships with other countries. Big Hoop!

          • JC

            No eddie…he’s perpetuating a crime.

        • sherriww

          @jc:there u go again with that business about the pres. Golfing or playing basketball-just like every other pres.play lots of golf,just like” regular people”jc,after work and on weekends everywhere! I only wish this president had the TIME to have all the fun he should,however he actually doesn’t-bcuz he is too busy cleaning up the mess that was here when he walked in,and now fighting with those insane. Idiots in congress,all bent on destroying every last middle class person in this country! As for the “hopey-changy”President O.(an boy,do I hate using Sps’ stupid words)But anyway,Pres O is working out fine for me and all my big family actually-could for a lot of folks if they would stop being” whatever”and open their eyes to figure how lucky we are to have this good President at this time.

      • WayneT

        Let’s just Assume that this did start to occur under the Bush administration, what is Obama doing to stop it???? He is just giving the car more gas heading for that steep cliff. When the car goes over the cliff I will guarantee you, that you will also feel the effect of it as well.

        • DaveH

          It wasn’t Bush’s fault, it was Clinton’s. But it wasn’t Clinton’s fault it was Bush Senior’s fault. But everybody knows it was really Reagan’s fault. Or was it Carter’s fault? ….

  • liberty4me

    I was in full agreement with your article until you focused on corn. While I do agree that corn for methane is NOT good practice, this is one of the few areas where obama (I am NOT an obama fan)has taken positive action. He has ordered no further development of corn -to- fuel and has supported only sources of biofuel that are non-food crop based. Alge is a much more efficient and cost effective base and is well on its way, being developed to supply our military with their fuel needs. (The U.S. military uses more than half the oil consumed by the USA)

  • Henry Ledbetter

    Sad to say he is doing what he said he would do, even as many in the world will starve. His policies could result in the greatest genocide of all time.by promoting rebellion and hunger. “REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT.” GOD’S WORD AND HIS VIEW.

  • http://personalliberty.com Fred Sands

    All of Obama’s energy destroying and economy destroying policies are not at all surprising when one is aware of the desire of our globalist leaders to eliminate America as a superpower, create regional power blocks like the European Union and the coming North American Union all of which can be more easily merged under the control of a United Nations world government! How many people realize that every one of our presidents since Woodrow Wilson have been under the secret control of the Council on Foreign Relations – the leading globalist organization working for America’s demise? Or, that every key post in every presidential administration has been filled by CFR members! If this seems absurd, you only need to get a copy of “The Shadows of Power – The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline” by James Perloff or.. “The Late Great U.S.A.- The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada” by Jerome R. Corsi

  • L. Banks

    Mary Burton is so right. Obama answers to George Soros. Soros is the controlling interest in a company called PETRO BRAZIL and will get all the contracts for drilling of oil in Brazil and by the way they are also deep-water drilling sites. So the U.S. cannot use deep-water drilling and Soros’s oil will be worth so much more. The issue relates to food because again Obama answers to Soros and Soros wants the U.S. to fail! Why? So we will be forced to join the “One World Government” and be submissive to them – George Soros and perhaps others like him. The U.S. with its resources, technology and most importantly “INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM” is being assailed by those who want us drawn into the fold. Anyone with any sense knows we are the last stand for freedom. What better way than to destroy this country economically and most importantly through the food (and medical) supply. Withholding either of which will bring people to their knees not to mention riots in the inner cities as society breaks down and the people are left wanting and begging for someone to restore peace and then that “One World Government” will step forward and it will all be over… Wake up people, everyone wants to say Obama just doesn’t have the knowledge to govern. I disagree. Obama knows exactly what he is doing because he is following the script written for him by others.

    • Eddie47d

      See my comment above for Soros and Obama have little say in that loan to Brazil.It’s a commercial deal between a bank and Brazil.You are putting too much credence into rumors. Is there a conspiracy when you get a loan for a car? The car dealer may gouge you and the bank might add a few extras but you still accept the loan. Your car loan (as an example) is more suspicious than this loan to Brazil.

      • JC

        gee, which Bank?
        Does it answer to the Federal Reserve?

    • Vigilant

      L. Banks says, “Mary Burton is so right. Obama answers to George Soros. Soros is the controlling interest in a company called PETRO BRAZIL and will get all the contracts for drilling of oil in Brazil and by the way they are also deep-water drilling sites. So the U.S. cannot use deep-water drilling and Soros’s oil will be worth so much more.”

      (1) Soros is NOT the controlling interest in Petrobras. In fact, Bloomberg reported in August of 2010 that “Soros’s fund management firm sold all of its Petroleo Brasileiro SA stock, dumping its biggest company holding ahead of a planned $25 billion offering by Brazil’s state-controlled oil producer.”

      (2) Petrobras’ market capitalization is roughly $112 billion. According to http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/66011/20100927/brazil-petrobras-oil-offering-exploration.htm in Sep 2010, “Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), the giant state-controlled Brazilian oil company just raised at least $70-billion through the biggest share offering in history. The financing will be used as part of a massive five-year, $224-billion capital expenditure program to develop new oil reserves…”

      Does ANYONE think that a measly $2 billion loan by the Ex-Im Bank has any effect on a company with such substantial capitalization?

      (3) To repeat my earlier posting, the $2 billion loan from the Ex-Im Bank is for Petrobras to purchase US made goods and services. It’s NOT taxpayer’s money, period. This whole topic is nothing more than a tempest in a teapot.

  • Polski

    The problem with republicans is they want all of the US to look like Texas. You know oil rigs in cemeteries. Oil rigs in the middle of churches. Oil rigs in McDonalds. Oil rigs in Wendy’s. Oil rigs EVERYWHERE. We’re not talking about green here. We’re talking about greed here.

    • Bruce D.

      That would be nice. It sounds like it would solve our energy problem. But at the very least allow oil rigs to be 50 miles off shore where no one can see them or in the back country of Alaska where only a few people once in a while will see them. Your exaggeration Polski does not hold water or oil. It is just an attempt to obscure the obvious.

    • 45caliber

      Polski:

      You must not have visited Texas. I live here. Sorry, I’ve not seen any of those places with oil wells. Besides, oil wells are simply pumps. Nothing to screw up the area. The rigs, once the well is drilled, are long gone.

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        45:

        Off-topic, but Carlucci has stated that she thinks Gov Perry is a RINO big gov guy. I really do not know much about him other than he mentioned ceding over the Swindleus money and ObamaCare.

        What do you think of him? And, as the song says: “God Bless Texas”.

        • Bruce D.

          The little that I have heard him speak I like. He does not sound like a Rino to me. Far from it, but I do not see a lot of him on TV.

          • Carlucci

            Old Henry and Bruce D – Gov. Rick Perry is a RINO. He’s big buds with the Bushes and took over as governor from Dubya after Dubya became prez. He has done some smarmy things while in office, like invested heavily in the pharmaceutical company that developed that poison Gardisil. Then he issued an edict that every school age girl in Texas age 13 and up be vaccinated with this toxin. (Many parents went ballistic and that idea kind of went by the wayside, but not until some girls were maimed or killed by this “vaccination”). He was also making a sweetheart NAFTA deal to put in some kind of tollway to Mexico.

            Don’t be fooled. Rick Perry talks a good game and pretends he hates the feds, but in reality he is like the wolf in sheep’s clothing – typical career politician and he wants to be a fed.

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Carlucci:

            As Artie Johnson used to say peaking thru the bush: “Vedy intadresting.”

            Can you elaborate on the vaccine? I had not heard anything about that.

            A tollway to Mex? i thought there already was such a thing… HA! Well, it would only need to be 2 lanes…

          • 45caliber

            Old Henry:

            The vaccine is supposed to prevent girls/women from getting herps. It has not been fully tested, despite what they say, and can be deadly in some cases. His idea was to require all girls to take this supposedly to insure that they never caught herps. But too many parents protested.

          • libertytrain

            The vaccine is to prevent: “Gardasil, made by Merck & Co., is the first vaccine specifically designed to prevent cancer. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration for females ages 9 to 26, it protects against strains of the human papilloma virus, or HPV, which causes cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers and genital warts.”

            HPV is not herpes but can lead to herpes among other things. The main function or selling point is to prevent cancer.

        • 45caliber

          Old Henry:

          Perry is indeed a RINO and studied at the feet of Bush II. He is not a particularly liked governor and is hung up on creating a “Trans Texas Freeway” from Mexico to the north so the Mexican trucks can run. Further, he wants to basically sell that to some foreign company to build and establish it as a toll road. The only reason I believe he is still in office is that neither party has tried too hard to run anyone better against him. Particularly the Democrats. (One of their prospective governors is considered more liberal that Oblama!) I don’t believe he is intelligent enough for governor, much less President – but I kind of expect him to run for that too.

          • Carlucci

            You got it, 45. Thanks for the explanations. My fingers are getting tired. (I also do transcription for closed captioning for the hearing impaired out of my home office).

          • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

            Sheesh Carlucci! Be careful ya don’t get the two mixed up! That could be disasterous for some hearing imparied people. Me being one of them…

    • DaveH

      But, of course it isn’t greedy for Liberals to lust after other peoples’ money.
      I wonder if they could blame that on H1N1?

    • sherriww

      @polski:sad to say,u are so right!Texas used to be one of my favorite states,and now that idiot Republican governor is bound on destroying it,just like Brewer is wrecking AZ.and that new gov.Scott taking a wrecking ball to Florida,not to mention Wisconsin,Ohio and Michigan!If we don’t stop them and the crazies in congress,nobody with less than millionaire income will need to bother to exist anymore,and if we would get a republican president in there right now,before we get the crazies OUT,they will wreck the WHOLE COUNTRY-no doubt at all!

  • Guy M.

    BTW, let’s not forget who recently invested a ton of his own money for oil exploration in Brazil. One of Obama’s biggest contributors, George Soros!!! Why are we all not surprised about Obama’s trip to Latin American and his statements regarding Brazil’s oil. Just another way of spreading the wealth-America’s wealth, OUR wealth!

    • Vigilant

      Bloomberg reported in August of 2010 that “Soros’s fund management firm sold all of its Petroleo Brasileiro SA stock, dumping its biggest company holding ahead of a planned $25 billion offering by Brazil’s state-controlled oil producer.”

  • http://yahoo Rob

    So really!!! Where is the public outcry? Cutting oil exploration for oil independence, supporting & financing ILLEGAL immigrants and immigration, shoving a healthcare program down the throats of american citizens, the list goes on. And this guy is running for re-election? WHERE is the public outcry? Are we in the process of being “DUPED” again? If we are quiet now, we will be quiet later.

    • Carlucci

      I think there is an outcry, but you’ll never hear about from the lap dog lame stream poopaganda machine, which has been duplicated from the geniuses in Nazi Germany.

    • Eddie47d

      Why is there no outcry? Because they are mostly based on rumors and innuendos.It’s all political gamesmanship.

    • WayneT

      Rob, I’ll bet when it gets to the point where people can’t afford to drive, and they finally realize that Obama is the responsible party for this, then you’ll see some action. I’ll say that point will be when gas gets to $5.00 a gallon, or shortly before. This clean energy will never provide all the derivatives (oil by products) that oil provides which number in the hundreds of products. Just to mention three are asphalt for pavement, plastic and ashphalt shingles for your roof.

  • Polski

    Monsanto is destroying the food with GMOs, Genetic Molested Organisms. They are doing it deliberately. They rotate their executives through Federal regulating agencies to get the rules changed in their favor.

    • JIBBS

      Go plant a garden with some heirloom seeds, thats what I did to help my family eat better and get away from the mind control products.

    • Karolyn

      There’s a Monsanto facility about 28 miles from here. I would so love to go there and throw dog poop on the sign!

  • Polski

    If we were stupid enough to have Dubya for 8 years, we’re stupid enough to have Obama for 8 years.

    • http://yahoo Rob

      Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.

    • WayneT

      Polski, don’t include us in being stupid, just include yourself, and leave “us” the plural, out of it. Yes, Bush make some mistakes, but Obama is making these mistakes consciously and knows exactly how this will hurt the United States. He heading down this direction of no return at full speed ahead because he knows he can count on people such as yourself and a few others on this forum. I don’t think Bush realized his mistakes were mistakes at the time.

      • Carlucci

        I disagree. Bush was a major incompetent moron. He took orders from the PTB just like they all do.

  • Bob

    Maobama seems intent on transferring the wealth from America to other countries. I wonder if this is part of his plan to make the world “One Nation Under Satan”?

    • 45caliber

      He’s just trying to “redistribute the wealth” …

  • Ron

    Until the US taxpayers accept the fact that the current three branches of the federal government could give a rip less about their well-being, then and only then will anything begin to happen. Political office at all three levels is a civic duty and not a profession. Greed runs this country and greed, power, and control run this current government. Without a revolution, we will continue to decline. We have the WORST imposter playing out the role of President and Americans sit idley by while he takes us to third world status. “God bless America” is out and “God SAVE America” is in !!!!!

    • WayneT

      Money, the root of all evil is what is running this country. This is why we have to concern ourselves with George Soros, and his frequent visits with Obama. Congress Members knows who their contributors are that gives them huge sums of money. Anyone with any sense at all knows that this money corrupts the Congress Members. This creates a major influence on how they vote. I think there should be a law that people should run on their merits alone, and not buy their way in office.

      • Eddie47d

        When have these frequent visits taken place or is it just rumor?Do the Koch Brothers frequently visit with Republicans? My bet is that the latter is more truthful.

        • WayneT

          Eddie, they have to sign the White House ledger in order to get in. I guess that is where the information comes from.

          • Karolyn

            I have not found anything about Soros visiting Obama. Pure conjecture.

  • JC

    On the lighter side…

    Dear Lord,
    you took my favorite actor Patrick Swayze. You took my favorite actress Farrah Fawcett. You took my favorite singer Michael Jackson. I just wanted to let you know that my favorite president is Barack Obama. Amen.

    • 45caliber

      I agree. LOL

      • Carlucci

        Me too. LOL!

    • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

      Thanks JC!

      Ya made me laugh out loud. Remember, prayer is the most power thing we have…

      • Eddie47d

        If you like dark humor!

        • JC

          RACIST !!!! Hahahahaha GOTCHA! with your own brand of BS ;)

          • Eddie47d

            Your comment went over my head since dark humor is in reference to joking about people dying and are glad for it.

          • JC

            I see, so if I reference the Kenyan by saying “All Hail the Dark Lord”
            you’ll immediately appreciate the theatrical thespian value of the statement right? LOL
            You are so full of sh*t.

  • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

    Going Sailing now enjoy your day

  • 45caliber

    I still firmly believe that the government has morgaged our oil to China to get the loans they want and need. That’s why they won’t allow drilling here – if they did, China might call in their loans.

    • ValDM

      45,
      you’re close. The way I see it, is that Odumbo has mortgaged ALL of our reserves to China. When the time is right, China will be here drilling and we will have to look on like hungry children looking thru a window at diners in an upscale restaurant.

      • 45caliber

        I think you are right. And that is one reason I believe that the libs are pushing for “alternate” energy so hard. They KNOW we don’t have any oil reserves but don’t want to admit it. After all, if they did, you can almost bet that 95% of the Americans would stage a revolt – at least at the polls. It also makes me wonder what other resources they may have sold or morgaged.

  • Lomax

    Is it any wonder that the company that is to do the drilling in Brazil is one that George Soros owns a lot of stock in? It is a pretty blatent pay off. Obama needs to be GONE! Send him back to Kenya where he came from.

    • WayneT

      Could it be possible that Obama is still holding the folks in this country responsible of having slaves long ago before our time. Could this have been implanted in his mind as a small child while growing up under a Communist, and a Muslim father. I do not have good feelings about the way where this president is trying to take us. Call it a sixth sense if you wish.

      • Karolyn

        OMG! Yet another!

      • JC

        Would that explain why he is so internally conflicted?
        Like wanting to order himself around and then whipping himself for not obeying? He is half white too right? ;)

    • Vigilant

      Lomax says “Is it any wonder that the company that is to do the drilling in Brazil is one that George Soros owns a lot of stock in? It is a pretty blatent pay off.”

      Soros doesn’t hold any Petrobras stock.

  • Kris

    “We must reduce foreign oil usage!” So why don’t you tell me how giving Brazil 20 billion dollars to drill and telling them that we are “going to be your best customer” is reducing America’s use of foreign oil? Does he think were all stupid? Not only that, he is giving them 20 billion dollars of money we don’t have! So now he is adding to the inflation and we as taxpayers are the ones who are going to suffer, not Hussain! Also, ethanol is worse for the enviroment than buring gasoline! Not to mention the food price hike this is causing! And lets not mention all the subsidies Hussain is giving to the corn growers so he can have his ethanol! TRY THIS BUM FOR TREASON AND GET HIM AND HIS ILK THE HELL OUT OF OUR GOVT. AND OUR BUSINESS AND EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES!

    • Bruce D.

      Obama probably does not believe we are all stupid Kris, but for certain he believes their are enough to get him reelected.

      • WayneT

        I agree with yor statement, Bruce. I think that Obama does believe that he can find enough fools to vote for him again with the help of this billionare friend, George Soros, and the Liberal TV stations such as NBC, AB and CBS, and a few other Libeal media outlets

        • Eddie47d

          Oh yes. those mean ol’ “liberal” stations.You must listen to that AB station…All Bullsh*t.

        • http://! Angel Wannabe

          Wayne T_If Bambi can’t find enough votes to get re-elected, they can always keep lying, or rig the voting machines!_Daddy Soros has enough money, I’m sure he’d be happy to play a part, he’s got his filthy fingers in everything else that involves Americas demise!!

          • WayneT

            They will also head to the cemetery for some names.Ha.

          • http://! Angel Wannabe

            Wayne T, I said the same thing for the last seven years, I’ve written Solidarity Mag several times after my father died, as I keep getting the mag in his name_-It makes me wonder how many times Dad voted from his grave?

  • JOHN

    Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA!Impeach OBAMA! He’s cirtifiable. He needs to be committed. He needs professional help to put it middley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • crystal

      I agree 100%. Another term of Obama would be our doom!

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        Hells bells Crystal. The FIRST term of Obama may be our doom..

        • Richard Pawley

          Had to laugh at that one. All depends on whether the new members of congress can cut the spending enough to hold off the tripling of prices (we call it inflation) that will be a result if they don’t.

        • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

          Were you at work during tour 7 hour stint on this subject

    • JC

      Boy you can say that again! :)

    • TIME

      Oh John,

      Your just trying to make our day, You!

    • Karolyn

      My! How original!

      • JC

        You’re right Karolyn…it needs work. How about this?
        Yes we can Impeach Obama – Yes we can Impeach Obama – Yes we can Impeach Obama – Yes we can Impeach Obama – Yes we can Impeach Obama – Yes we can Impeach Obama – Yes we can Impeach Obama

        Better? :)

  • jopa

    I was totally against using corn for the production of ethanol but Mr. Livingston has convinced me that high fructose corn syrup is not fit for human consumption.This was stated in the syrup article.The best thing to do is put it in our gas tanks then.Mr. Obama gets an A+ on this one, in that Americans will be that much healthier.We should be so grateful to have such a president in times like these.The campaign is on folks open up those checkbooks.

    • JC

      I think I’m going to be sick.

      • Carlucci

        Me too. I hope he was just being sarcastic.

        • TIME

          Well count me in on that!

      • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

        I think I’ve figered” out what JOPA stands for, but I don’t think I should put it down here. HOWEVER, it involves a hand and pansy a$$.

  • http://www.arrowheadsecurity.com Wes

    These are things the american people have brought upon this country by being sheeple.
    Every one wants ethanol but they do not consider all of the expense.
    Here is mentioned only one of the issues, yes food prices will sour, but what about the water use to make an inefficient fuel? No one mentions the fact that it take 1000 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of ethanol, no even realizes that the federal government is trying to take over any and all water sources in America, this includes private water wells, they want to make water into a profitable mineral like oil is.
    Then they dont tell you that Ethanol get lower fuel mileage than petroleum base fuel, which makes it less affordable in the long run.
    It will cost us more to go green with Ethanol than to make the auto manufacturers design a vehicle that gets better fuel mileage.

    • Eddie47d

      The American people demand extreme power in their vehicles not common sense.

      • TIME

        WadO,
        Oh really, My 911 gets 35 MPG, the BMW 740 gets an easy 30 MPG, so whats your car get?

        • karolyn

          Well, Time, a majority of the American people can’t afford the kind of cars you drive.

          • Thamera

            $900.00 Karolyn – 1997 Nissan Sentra – 35 mpg…

    • DaveH

      Ethanol is a Liberal pipe dream (as are most of the other uneconomical alternative energies):
      http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=7308

      • Karolyn

        What about bio-fuel from algae?

        • DaveH

          Karolyn,
          If an alternative energy is economically viable, you can bet that some “greedy” capitalists will put their money into that endeavor. With their own money in the scheme, you can bet that they will put a lot more thinking into the process, then somebody who is betting other peoples’ money would.

  • jopa

    Wes: I am not sure what the cost is but tax dollars are also used to produce ethanol.The whole concept is a lose lose situation.Just to fertilize the corn crops requires mega tons of chemicals that eventually get into the water table.Once the corn gets to a certain size in come the pesticides and all this to keep our cars running.Then we can fuel up with ethanol to go for our Chemotherapy treatments.

    • 45caliber

      And you aren’t considering the fuel requirements nor the water requirements for corn. It takes almost as much fuel (tractor) as the crop will produce in ethanol. And the water requirement is huge for corn.

  • Carol

    This man needs to be handcuffed and thrown into Jail TODAY and that needs to be done for all to see.

    • sherriww

      @carol:Sorry,but u got the wrong person there!we got several people that need to be just simply thrown out in the street with the trash,several governors,and r&tp congressmen,but wake up,because out very good Pres.is NOT among them.

  • BonnieMW

    Obama has already invested in Brazilian oil. He has two or three agendas. Number two, he does not represent the US as their President. He sees himself as representing the world. I won’t say it is number one but he will leave the Presidency of the US as a extremely rich man
    with his current investments in Brazilian oil and the rest of the world’s oil production shut down. He is amazingly, accomplishing what he set out to do and that is bring the US and the world into financial chaos and the one world order to take place. I am amazed at how many people still don’t see this and trust him. The numbers keep getting smaller but he actually gained popularity after bombing Libya.

    • Eddie47d

      Every President since at least Hoover has invested in foreign oil so they all must be bad.( what a bad country!) No matter how much we drill here it’s never enough for our thirsty habits.Brazil sounds like a better bet than those other scallywags.

      • WayneT

        Hey Eddie47d, your comparing many years ago with today. Thing in his country are different today han they were back then. That is like matching up potatoes with oranges.

    • 45caliber

      And I understand that the foreign oil he has “invested” our country’s money in has given him up to $1 billion in shares. So he should be a very wealthy man. Take Brazil, for instance. He gives them all that money and they give him a sizeable share back. But it isn’t a kickback, right?

      • Eddie47d

        Not sure about that since i couldn’t find information on it. I did find four sites that debunked Glenn Beck on the Petrobras issue .Thanks.

        • JC

          Four sites? Wow, that’s quite an accomplishment.
          So, where are they?

        • Vigilant

          Eddie, you’re 100% correct. Anyone who wants to check on the Glen Beck debunking need only go to http://www.snopes.com/politics/gasoline/braziloil.asp

          My conservative and libertarian friends, I need to chastise all of you who have relied on the Petrobras Ex-Im loan lies and insinuations.

          I am just as much a hater of the statist tactics of Goerge Soros as you are. However, I feel that when we stoop to the level of spreading falsehoods about the Petrobras loan, we are engaging in a behavior that we constantly upbraid the leftists for doing.

          We are better than that. We don’t need to give fuel to the opposition by propagating these myths.

  • iamone3

    I think it is very clear, Obama is destroying this country & should be impeached soon before we pass the point of no return.

  • charlie

    I feel whoever solves the oil and gas issue will gain the country’s votes. We should be pumping our own! What is going on, is insane! It appears Mr Obama does not care about the needs of the American people! WE can drill our own.
    Obama Encourages Brazil To Drill . We should be pumping our own! What is going on, is insane! It appears Mr Obama does not care about the needs of the American people! Watch this 74 miles of pipeline and we could pump our own! The president applauds Brazil in oil and will support them . Why not us? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlfmvwxxgH Clinton also turned it down said it would take 10 years , Well its now and we could have done it!
    Obama praised the 2 billion dollar loan he’s approved for Brazil to do deep sea oil drilling. He didn’t mention that his pal, anti-American billionaire George Soros will make a fortune from the deal. Amazingly, last year Obama killed U.S. offshore drilling and all it’s jobs.
    Stansberry Report Online – 4/20/2006
    Hidden 1,000 feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. It is more than 2 TRILLION barrels. On August 8, 2005 President Bush mandated its extraction. In three and a half years of high oil prices none has been extracted. With this mother load of oil why are we still fighting over off-shore drilling?

    They reported this stunning news: We have more oil inside our borders, than all the other proven reserves on earth.. Here are the official estimates:
    - 8-times as much oil as Saudi Arabia
    - 18-times as much oil as Iraq
    - 21-times as much oil as Kuwait
    - 22-times as much oil as Iran
    - 500-times as much oil as Yemen
    - and it’s all right here in the Western United States.

    HOW can this BE? HOW can we NOT BE extracting this? Because the environmentalists and others have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil! Again, we are letting a small group of people financed by (George Soros group) dictate our lives and our economy…..WHY? Put our people back to work.
    By the way…this is all true. Check it out at the link below!!!
    GOOGLE it, or follow this link. It will blow your mind.
    http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=1911

    Now is the Time begin the process of implementing a new governing agenda that honors our
    Constitution and reflects the Will of the People.

  • Eddie47d

    charlie; We are drilling in America and even in the Rocky Mountains and that damn loan to Brazil is a private commercial deal so get over it. Sure there is oil and some in unlikely places like North Dakota. It’s also extremely expensive to extract. Oil shale went bust in Colorado because of the expense and the energy it takes to make an energy product. That pipeline from Canada is slow in the making because of buying land owners out. It would go from north of Edmonton to Port Arthur Texas.Those land owners are not happy for it will take 175 ft. out of every piece of property. The contractors for the oil companies are low balling the prices and even threaten homeowners with condemnation. Some land owners are worried about spills and loss of value to their land. Those of you who don’t like eminent domain should be on the side of the ranchers,farmers and homeowners. The pipeline also goes through an Indian Reservation and they don’t want their sacred land tore up. Another factor is that tar sands oil is heavy and they have to pour several chemicals with it to even move it down the pipeline. It’s those chemicals that would do the environmental damages the ranchers are worried about. Then again not every property owner is willing to take the money and run.Somethings are more important in life so all the details have to be worked out. That is your delay! In Canada they face the same issue and the pipeline will go from Edmonton to the Vancouver area. Some of the most beautiful acreage on the face of the earth.There are hundreds of streams and rivers to cross over and their concern is the water supply and fishing habitats. Also the new port will bring in oil tankers and pollution to an already vulnerable area. That oil will go to China if the pipeline is built.

    • 45caliber

      Oil shale went bust, as you say, because the oil companies didn’t own it originally. When they tried to run up the price of oil in the 70′s, oil extraction from oil shale became financially viable at about $40 a barrel (then). The moment it was announced (oil was at $43 a barrel), the price of oil dropped below $40 a barrel and stayed there. I don’t know for sure who owns it now but I suspect the oil companies have since bought it up so they own it. And as long as they can pump oil out of the ground in another country they aren’t willing to touch it.

    • JC

      eddie says:

      “Those land owners are not happy for it will take 175 ft. out of every piece of property.”

      ————————————————————-

      Eddie, I’m in Alberta…where Edmonton is. And yes the pipeline will come from north of there. About a thousand miles north of there.
      You’re wrong in assuming that landowners don’t like it, at least in Canada. They will be getting paychecks for the rest of their lives. Kind of like winning the lottery. What is holding up the process is the watermelons.

      • Eddie47d

        Nice province I hope you keep it that way.

        • JC

          Yes it is. And believe it or not people here are doing all they can to balance realistic energy needs with realistic goals for environmental stewardship. It’s a sportsmans paradise and I’ve really come to enjoy it. Winters, especially this last have been progressively more brutal though, and people here genrally spit and scowl when you say Al Gore. ;)

          • Thamera

            LOL JC…so with you on that one as yet another snowstorm dumps more unwanted inches onto my yard!

          • JC

            Thamera, last Friday it was cool here but the snow was alsmot gone.
            Saturday morning it started to snow…and snow until we had 14″ at 5pm.
            Even for Western Canada at the foot of the Rockies, this is entirel unusual. Al Gore is an Opportunist Ass!

        • Dave Reinhart

          Hey Eddie,

          Use some imagination. We should pipe the oil to an Alaskan port and ship down the coast. Besides, everyone is talking about oil when we are ignoring natural gas. T Boone Pickins figures that if we converted 40% of our trucking fleets to natural gas we would no longer be dependant on foreign oil. Obama does not consider this viable. He wants to focus on batteries. He is either very stupid or an enemy of this country.

          • JC

            Not a bad thought Dave, but it tends to gel in cold weather.

          • 45caliber

            Originally, it was meant to pipe it down through Canada. The oil companies pointed out that if they did, Canada might tap the line.

            So next they wanted to ship it down the intercoastal. But there isn’t sufficient refining to handle it.

            So they send it to Japan and then ship it back. Considering that all oil products are “sold” to a holding company in Hong Kong if they are shipped on the high seas, that gives them more places to jack the price. Further, they can sell it all over the world and not just in the US.

      • Carlucci

        Canada, eh? What a gorgeous place. I was there in ’01 and visited the glorious Buchart Gardens in Victoria B.C. I would love to go to Montreal, too, especially at Christmas, but I’ve heard it is way too cold then.

  • Whitey2004

    Obama is not dumb, he is not from USA so why would he have to think like a true American. After 2012 he will go back to his beloved Middle East and I hope vanish as He won’t be able to run for President this time without a US BIRTH CERTIFICATE which I hope sanity prevails and the voting public demand. If not then, we are even dumber than him.

    • Eddie47d

      That’s a new one “to go back to his beloved Middle East”. Man, that guy has been born everywhere.

  • FreedomFighter

    Impeach Obama, violation and disregard for the constitution, and as a traitor to America and its people.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • http://AOL.COM FRENCHIE

    DOES THIS REALLY SURPRIZE ANYONE ? HAS “COMRADE OBAMA” REALLY DONE ONE THING THAT MAKES ANY SENSE FROM THE TIME HE TOOK OVER THE OVAL OFFICE ? I’VE GIVEN UP TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, MUCH LESS MAKE SENSE OF IT. ALL I’M REALLY SURE OF ANYMORE IS THAT WE’RE SCREWED UNTIL WE GET THIS RETARDED JACKASS & HIS “COMRADES” OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT ENTIRELY. THAT MAY ONLY BE UNTIL 2012, BUT THEY CAN STILL DO A HELL OF A LOT OF DAMAGE BEFORE THEN. WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO DRILL FOR OUR OWN OIL & BRING DOWN THE PRICE WHILE PUTTING COUNTLESS NUMBERS OF PEOPLE BACK TO WORK WHEN WE SO DESPERATELY NEED IT ? IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE A LICK OF SENSE. WHY WORRY ABOUT BRAZIL WHEN WE’RE “SWIRLING IN THE BOWL” ? KIND OF FUNNY HOW THEY HAVEN’T JUMPED ON THE MONEY YET THOUGH, AIN’T IT ? MAKES ME WONDER WHY. I GUESS THAT MAYBE THEY KNOW THERE’S ABOUT TO BE A “REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION” HERE & EVERYTHING OBAMA HAS DONE WILL BE UNDONE WHEN IT FINALLY COMES OUT THAT HE’S IN THE WHITE HOUSE ILLEGALY. ALL THE CZARS, SUPREME COURT APPOINTEES, INSANE POLICIES, ERIC HOLDER, EVERYTHING….GONE. IT ALL HINGES ON SOMEBODY HAVING THE STONES TO CHALLENGE HIS CITIZENSHIP & PRESS THE ISSUE TO IT’S FINAL CONCLUSION. I’M NOT NECESSARILY A “BIRTHER”, BUT IT COULD UNDO THE DAMAGE HE’S CAUSED IN AN IMMEDIATE MANNER, FASTER THAN LONG & DRAWN OUT COURT PROCEDINGS EVER COULD. THE INSANITY HAS TO STOP & STOP NOW !!! I WOULD NORMALLY ASK “WHERE IS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IN ALL THIS ?”, BUT THAT’S A REDUNDANT QUESTION GIVEN OUR CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES. WE KNOW WHAT SIDE HIS BREAD’S BUTTERED ON & HE AIN’T GONNA DO JACK SH*T ABOUT ANYTHING “COMRADE OBAMA” DOESN’T TELL HIM TO. JUST LOOK AT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IF YOU THINK I’M WRONG – HOLDER SHOULD’VE ALREADY BEEN ALL OVER IT A THOUSAND TIMES OVER & TAKEN STEPS TO END IT & DEPORT THE ILLEGALS “EN MASS”. BUT NO, THAT’S THROWING AWAY VOTES TO THEM. SORRY BASTARDS !!! WELL, IF NOTHING ELSE, 2012 IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER & WE’LL SET IT STRAIGHT THEN. ONE MORE INTERESTING TIDBIT – EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR OBAMA’S IMPEACHMENT, COULD IT BE THAT WE MAY HAVE THE FIRST BI-PARTISAN AGREEMENT IN THIS ADMINISTRATION’S HISTORY ? SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT, ANYHOW……….

  • http://! Angel Wannabe

    Sure_ let Petrobras aka,(soros)an about 22%stock holder, drill for oil, and then he can sell it back to the US for a HUGE profit, so he can buy out the rest of Democraps, Rinos, and turn America to “Amerika”completely!!!__

    The Washington corruption is at its highest, I’ve ever seen! There is NO “right or wrong” any longer, no morals, its anything goes, legal or not! The Federal Guv’s original purpose was to ONLY protect us, who in the hell can/will protect us from our own Government?
    Executive Orders & Political correctness has replaced the Constitution. America CANNOT STAND ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF THIS B*STARD in the WHITE HOUSE!_Obama and 81 of his Socialist cronies and the Unions, have done well in Wisconcin, across the Country, and in the M. East to cause an uprise, while our attention was averted, was there enough of us watching what the other hand was doing?__

    The Left is nothing but a bunch of sore losers, they were happy as hell when pee-lousi and her cohorts grabbed that gavel and paraded in cocky fashion when Obamacare passed, and blantantly, spit in the faces of the American people simply because, THEY were the ONLY ONES WHO WANTED IT!
    As Far as the Budget goes___THE b*STARDS in the White House had 2 years to work on the budget,THE left HAD FULL POWER!__ and now want to make it look as if the Republicans are to blame at every turn, How stupid do you leftists think we really are?__sCREW YOUR CNN, NPR,MSNBC, ABC, NBC__I’d like to ship the whole damn lot of the LEFTISTS and they’re news media off to Siberia on a one way ticket!
    Power hungry bunch swamp rats!
    Sorry I haven’t been on in a while, just venting!

  • chuckb

    Obama’s new plan is brilliant. Act like you’ve learned a lesson. Compromise. Move to the center. Talk like a moderate conservative. Support tax cuts. Become a friend to business. Act supportive of repealing parts of your own Obamacare plan. Make nice to the Chamber of Commerce. Appoint business leaders to your management team. Talk about tort reform. Talk about the dangers of debt. Become “the jobs” President. Allow Bill O’Reilly to interview you and claim your new goal is to get spending under control. Spend your entire State of the Union praising America. You are now a patriot bleeding red, white and blue.

    Why would he commit this act of fraud and deception? One over-riding goal: Get re-elected in 2012. This is a strategy right from the pages of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicalsplaybook. Alinsky was a Marxist who believed the ends justified any means. That includes deception and fraud. Obama is following it to the letter and he’s good at it.

    Why is getting re-elected so important? Because then Obama has nothing standing in his way of completing the job he set out to do — DESTROY AMERICA. Once re-elected Obama is no longer responsible to the voters, and has four long years to do so much damage to America, that it may never recover. The community organizer is free to destroy the system with an unprecedented barrage of socialist and Marxist attacks, from within the White House — something even Alinsky never imagined.

    In his first term Obama crippled America, our economy, and capitalism. We are on the ropes, hanging by a thread. In his second term, he goes for the kill. He’ll put the finishing touches on his plan to overwhelm the country with deficit and debt; destroy small business and the upper middle class (his political opposition); redistribute wealth to his voters; give unions unprecedented powers; turn twelve million illegal aliens into future Democratic voters who will reliably vote for bigger government; and put a majority of Americans on the dole — either collecting money from government, or working directly for government.

    After getting re-elected, Obama will be free to be the real Obama — free to wreak havoc. He can be himself — the Marxist enemy of business, capitalism and patriotism. He will be free to base the economic system on “social justice” and affirmative action. He will be free to reward his friends and punish his enemies. He will be free to condemn Israel and buddy up to the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Obama’s second term is what this is all about. The enemies of America have been waiting for this opportunity their entire lives. This is their version of the American Dream. A socialist in the White House with four years to destroy America from within, and no one to answer to. Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky would be proud of their student. And all he has to do is “be cool” for the next two years. Hold his fire. Smile. Kiss babies. Praise America. Befriend the rich. Become a cheerleader for business. And show just a little spending restraint…for two short years. The ends justify the means.

    Two more years of patience and the keys to the kingdom…and the economy…and the Fed…and the United States Military…and the nuclear arsenal…all belong to Obama.

    And the America that we know and love could be gone forever.

    good read from a libetarian:

    Wayne Allyn Root, is the author of the new paperback, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold, and Tax Cuts.” He is a Las Vegas oddsmaker turned Vice Presidential nominee. Root is available to the media to provide pre and post election analysis, discussion and debate

    • WayneT

      chuckb, that is exactly what Obama is planning. However, Since Obama lies every time his lips moves, I think his lies will eventually come out. When people tells the truth, they don’t have to worry about repeating things over and over. When people tells lies they forget what they have previously said, and will always tell another side of the story. Smart people who pays attention to Obama will soon figure him. Since he cannot be trusted they will vote against him. Only idiots, or folks who don’t know what’s going on will vote for him.

  • giley1

    This latest Obama move has to top all that he has done in the last couple of years in office to try and destroy our economy. He is going to help Brazil to develop their oil reserves so that we can buy from them? Brazil is energy independent because they use biofuel to power most of their vehicles. We should be developing our vast oil reserves and get away from being held hostage by OPEC?

    • WayneT

      Amen, giley1.

  • chuckb

    wayne t, that’s the problem, idiots and folks who don’t know what’s going on. that is the very thing that got him elected and they are still out there.

    • WayneT

      chuckb, I know what you mean. It is just like the few folks we have on this forum, Obama could do anything to ruin our nation, but they will still back him. I don’t know what it will take to educate these folks who still can’t see what what he is doing is harmful to our country. I just don’t understand it. It is going to have to be something Obama does that effects the people wallets that will eventually wake them up. I just hope it want be to late to turn this country around when Obama leaves. I want the Obama followers go to this website http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_important_byproducts_of_crude_oil and tell me what they would like to do without these products which are made from oil. They certainly cannot be created by wind power, any other alternative fuel that I know. We need oil to sustain our usage of these oil products. I want the Obama followers look at this list of oil byproducts and tell me what they are willing to give up. This is the type of things that most people never think about. Did the idiot who voted for Obama question him when he said he was going to fundamentally change this country. They did not, they just accepted this fools statement. We need to question things. The press should have put Obama on the spot, and make him say what changes he was going to make. Hoever, all of this was avoided and this is why I think the press was in bed with Obama.

  • eric

    Once again this piece of crap we have for a president shows that he doesn’t give a damn about this country or its citizens. Why can’t we drill in this country so that we don’t have to depend on foreign oil. Drilling here would reduce gas prices, create good jobs. I hope that in 2012 that we can get this crap out of the white house.

  • jopa

    If you really think about it if we have all this American oil in reserve are we really dependant on foreign or do we just pump our own when theirs runs out.

  • http://? Jimdougal

    I’m a stranger to your group. Don’t even know if I’m signed in correctly. But here goes.
    This discussion started off with President Soetoro’s comments about gasoline and ethanol. Several years ago (about 15) I had two cars, a Mercury cougar for pleasure (real peppy autromobile)and VW bug (good
    economical car) for going to work. always filled up at the same station. There was a little sticker on the pumps which read, “this gas contains 10% ethanol. I also kept records on gas consumtion and
    mileage every fillup.

    Fate has a strange way of teaching us things, doesn’t it?

    One day I got very angry with the station owner and began to trade at a station a block away which sold at the same price and I learned good lesson. My new sation sold gas WITHOUT added ethanol. And I continued my record keeping. My mileage increased. Well, I took an imaginary trip with each car with regular gas, using my recorded MPG’s
    for each car with ethanol gas. I then took the same trip with each car using straight gasoline and compared the costs and MPG’s.

    The results? I was comparing fuel usage for a compact, low HP car, and for a more pwerful performance car. With both cars I used amost identical amounts of gasoline on both trips, but on the trips with etanol gas, I was also buying, and paying for, that 10% etanol.

    The only time I have bought gas with ethanol since then is when I was on a trip and didn’t know where to go to get pure gas. Thank goodness I canstill buy it here.

    • JC

      Just to clarify Jim, You’re experience is that ethanol provided no benefit in mileage but did add cost?

  • http://poppopdoyle@yahoo.com jimmy d

    although this article was informative, i was disappointed that little was mentioned about how poluting ethanol is. this stuff needs energy and especially water to produce it. the greenies who push this crap on the public were mocked,laughed at and openly scorned 60 years ago.thats why they had no leadership or impact. they will return to there old role in due time.

  • http://poppopdoyle@yahoo.com jimmy d

    i would like to clarify my understanding of ethanol’s polution. the damage is basically done before the product comes to fruition.

  • jopa

    When we have a secretary of agriculture{Sarah calls it the department of gardens) like Vilsac from Iowa we are going to see millions of tax dollars used in ethanol production.What a waste of money and resources this is going to be.

    • JC

      Even when you try and actually make sense you have no class and no brains. Was the cheap unverified shot at Palin necessary to make your point? NO!
      Juvenile….

      • http://! Angel Wannabe

        JC, thats exactly why I refuse to respond to the Libs any longer, they do nothin but stir up trouble, even when they try to make a lil’ sense!

  • Merlin

    What a great idea. We can ballance our budget, create American jobs, and reduce taxes by giving our money away to foreign governments. NOT!! am I the only one who thinks that there is something wrong with this?

    • JC

      AND! We can solve our debt issues by printing more money and handing the bill to Mr. and Mrs. America…makes sense right away doesn’t it?

  • jopa

    JC and angel:That was not a cheap shot at Sarah.I really don’t know your mental status so I felt it necessary to explain the term for all to understand.Teabaggers may refer to the Department of Agriculture as the Department of Gardens and I was not trying to confuse them.I will accept your apology in advance so thank you and have a good day.

  • Steve

    How often does Webster dictonary make revisions becuause I have a few?

    Traitor = Barrak Obama
    Socalist = Barrak Obama
    Muslim = Barrak Obama
    Failed Presidentcy = Barrak Obama

  • Donald

    More and more people are waking up to the facts of what is going on. Now we just have to get him unelected, empeached or something. How about the houses of congress saying no more trips, no more wars, no more promises of money to other countries. I’m going to figure out who I want elected and think only about that person winning not who I want unelected.

  • Tom Forrest

    This just proves that Obama is anti-American. He is set on destroying our country. How much longer do we have to see Obama, Reid, Biden and Pelosi walk around with their painted on idotic smiles while they continue to destroy the USA.

    I pray that we can make it to 2012 and then kick them out of Washington. This bunch are the most un-American, lying people I have ever seen leading our nation. Whoops! I forgot our wonderful Atty General Eric Holder-another loser.

  • http://charden@neo.rr.com Charles

    chuckb,
    We seem to be getting no where.Obama will get re-elected because
    people and the news media keep giving him pass after pass, when ever
    things should be going bad for him. In their eyes he is God and can
    do no wrong. I worry about how educated our Republican Congressmen
    and their staffs are about Obama and his friends and advisors, who they are and what they stand for.I just recently asked, if he knew
    if Van Jones was a Communist and what he did. On being a Communist, he
    nor his staff had a clue. They did know, he dosen`t work directly
    in the Obama adminastration anymore and didn`t say who he works for now. Shouldn`t the Congressman and at least his staff know what they are up against? I would like to give
    his staff and him a test and see just what they do know. I think I
    would be very disapointed. No wonder, they can`t get to this man and
    his cronies.There are so many weapons out there for them to use against Obama, yet, I bet they would have a hard time comming up with
    one. We the people need to be brought in and educate in just the
    character flaws that Obamahas. They seem to know nothing of who and
    what Obama brought to Washington. Once again, the Republicans don`t know their enemy. We will lose in 2012 if they don`t wake up.

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